Gay San Francisco

BeatBox & Sundance Saloon bring the country to you, in San Francisco
BeatBox Country

Tuesdays, 6:30-11pm, at Beatbox dance floor - enormous and made of real wood (a rarity in SF). If you’re new, there are FREE lessons every week 7-8pm. Premium sound system, best West of the Mississippi, an inclusive, welcoming club with friendly courteous staff; friendly, low-key crowd of men and woman who just want to have fun.
Golden State Gay Rodeo Association​ Bay Area Chapter
Best Buckin Hoe Down - Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, at Club 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland - 6:30pm doors open; 7-8pm Line Dance lessons; 8pm open Country Western Dance Party with live performances, raffle prizes, drink specials. Also every Thursday at Sundance Saloon SF, 6:30-10:30pm, (lessons 7-8pm) + Sundays 5-10:30pm (lessons 5:30-7:15pm).
"The Sweetest Things..."
Pan Dulce

Every Thursday, 9pm-2am at The Cafe, 2369 Market St. "America's #1 Latin Fiesta." Latin, Dance Musica & Hip Hop all night, Hot Papi Go-Go Dancers. No cover before 10pm, 2-4-1 drinks before 10:30pm.
The Castro’s hottest party…every Friday!
Boy Bar

Every Friday, 9pm-2am at 2369 Market St. Where the boys are, every Friday night! Hot go-go sets and fantastic drink specials, BOY BAR is the place to be in the Castro! DJ: KIDD SYSKO.
Every 2nd Saturday

Every second Saturday, 10pm at Rickshaw Stop. Queer dance party for Dykes, lezzies, Trannies, Homos & Friends. Super ecstatic DJs Niki-C and Natale Nuxx spin the best of Nineties, HipHop, Dancepop, Soul, 80's & other danceable themes all night long. "We love music, we love queers and we LOVE to make you dance till your socks fall off!!"
27 years of Pubic Service!
San Francisco Jacks

Every 2nd and 4th Monday each month at Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St, SF. Just dick, desire… and lots of naked guys in one room! SF Jacks meat  - play until finished. $7 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. 13th Jacks Virgin is our guest! For more info see website or call: 415 267-6999.
The New Conservatory Theatre Center presents
Pride Season 2013-14

May 16-June 28, 2014: The Homosexuals - exploring the lives of a circle of men, connected by friendship, sex, and Evan, a new member to their circle. May 23-June 28: Devil Boys from Beyond  ...flying saucers, backstabbing bitches, muscle hunks and men in pumps. Wake up and smell the alien invasion in Lizard Lick, FL.
Eye Zen & CounterPULSE present (and CSC co-sponsors!)
Homo File

May 30-June 15, 2014, the Center for Sex and Culture/ National Queer Arts Festival - written/ directed by Seth Eisen. Iinterdisciplinary queer history performance; drama, aerials, live-drawing, puppetry,  live music - life of Samuel Steward (1909-93), English lit professor, homoerotic fiction author, influential tattoo artist, and queer sexual rebel who lived in the Bay Area.
The Queer Cultural Center presents the 17th annual
National Queer Arts Festival

June 1-28, 2014. Month-long multidisciplinary festival of queer artists, various venues around Bay Area, including SOMArts, The Garage, Root Division, MCCLA, Brava, The LGBT Center, Potens. Workshops, readings, film, satire, comedy, dance, drag, music, theater, performances, mixed media, spoken word. Includes The Fresh Meat Festival premiere transgender and queer performances.
DocFest: Unscripted; Uncensored; Unrehearsed; All real.
The 13th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

June 5-19, 2014, at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, the Brava Theatres, SF, and the Oakland School of the Arts’ Marion E Greene Black Box Theater, 530 19th St, at Telegraph. Over 40 films in the official selection, the best documentary features from around the globe, films, panels, and events  - presented by SF IndieFest.
Largest attended bear dance party /most prolific gay dance event in USA
Bearracuda | 80s Night

June 7, 2014, 10pm-2am, at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, SF. Underwear Party for bears, cubs and friends... in the city where the party started. Tickets $6 before 10pm, $10 after. DJ Rotten Robbie.
Second Fridays
Berkeley Circle Left Contra Dance

June 13, 2014 + every 2nd Friday, 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson. 8-11pm dance at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. Gender-free Berkeley Friday contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Caller: Eric Black. Band: Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber and Mike Sokolovsky). Next: July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, 2014.
BeatBox Movie Night - last THURSDAY NIGHT of each month

June 14, 2014, 10pm-4am at BeatBox, 314 11th Street, SF. International Remixer/Producer/DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX kicks off pride with a BANG! Opening set by DJ Russ Rich. The EVOLUTION lights, beats, production, and energy are something that can’t be matched.
Now every 2nd & 4th Saturday
ShangriLa | When in Rome, the Toga Party

June 14, 2014, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. Celebrate the June graduates with a TOGA TOGA TOGA PARTY! Bring white sheet (whatever color you prefer) and dance the night awayyyy! Music by JIM Z, special midnight Dating Game Contest hosted by JEZEBEL PATEL. The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination each 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Next: June 26th, Eat With Me at Frameline
Theatre Rhinoceros FUNdraiser!
Walk Like a Man

Through June 15, 2014, 3-6 pm at The Costume Shop, 1117 Market, at 7th St. Strap on your attitude and dive into ten different pulsating stories from women who love the way you love, living life on the edge, exploring sexuality uninhibited. Don’t see it alone. It’s so hot with passion you’ll need somebody to cool you off!
13th annual transgender and queer performance festival

June 19-21, 2014, 8pm at Z Space, 450 Florida St. Gender-bending ballroom, gay vogue-off, transgender hip-hop, gravity-defying trapeze, thundering taiko, queer Bomba … all this and more at the nation’s most highly-acclaimed LGBT performance festival. Advance tickets are recommended for this very popular event.
Frameline presents
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2014

June 19-29, 2014, 38th edition of annual event, the longest-running and largest gay film festival in the world. Ongoing series includes free films at Frameline at the Center, 1800 Market Street at 7:30pm, second Thursdays of select months.
Season 36 | Illuminate
B3Dazzle - Broadway, Benanti & the Boys

June 25-27, 2014, 8pm, at Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St, SF. What do you get when 300 gay men are joined on stage by Tony award-winner Laura Benanti? The most fabulous Broadway review ever! The Great White Way heads west for our lavish spectacle of Broadway show tunes.
Gus Presents:
The Crib | GAY PRIDE

June 26, 2014, 9:30pm at Crib, 715 Harrison St. DJs Kidd Sysko & Sky. San Francisco's famed 18+ destination for gay boys, girls and their friends. The best in pop, hip-hop, rap and video, with crazy giveaways and hot surprises every week!
18+ GAY PRIDE on a truly MASSIVE scale!

June 26, 2014, at Mighty, 119 Utah St, featuring CAZWELL ‘ice cream truck’ LIVE on stage!
The largest attended bear dance party in the USA
Bearracuda | Gay Pride 2014

June 27, 2014, 9pm-3am, at Public Works, 161 Eerie St, SF. GAY PRIDE 2014! Two floors of music and fun on Pride Friday in San Francisco! Party for Bears, Cubs & friends. Special guest DJ HIFI SEAN from London, playing exclusively for Bearracuda ALL NIGHT. $12 advance tickets after March 1st at
And then one day, a gay latino showed up...featuring JESÚS FUENTES!!
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic

June 27, 2014, 7:30-9:30pm, FOURTH FRIDAYs at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF, with queer hosts, and a lot of trendy sexy queers. Sign ups are at 7pm for one slot to do one piece and one piece only. You get 5 minutes; they will stop you if you go overtime. The list fills up fast!
San Francisco Pride Weekend
Colossus Pride | Candyland

June 27-29, 2014 at Mighty, 119 Utah St; and at 1015 Folsom St. Gus Presents + Industry = Four massive parties with DJs Abel, Danny Verde, Cindel, Nina Flowers, Tony Moran, Wayne G, Twisted Dee. See details and venues closer to the event.

June 28, 2014 at the San Francisco Armory. The big Ibiza-style circuit party on tour from Spain, amazing shows, performers, dancers - DJs: SR.EDU, ALYSON CALAGNA, and SHANE STIEL. See more details online at:
44th Anniversary!
San Francisco Pride 2014

June 28-29, 2014 - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2013 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade from Market & Beale with over 200 contingents marching.
Popular among the Asian community

July 19, 2014, 9:30pm - 2am, at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, and AsianPop. GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock (Pop/Dance).
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2014

July 27, 2014. Leather & fetish annual street fair, SoMa district, Dore Alley between Folsom & Howard Streets, adjoining blocks of Folsom between 9th & Juniper Streets and Tenth between Howard & Sheridan Sreets. Dance party TBA.
The Castro Bear's annual retreat!
Lazy Bear 2014

July 30 - August 4, 2014, the 18th birthday event weekend in the Sonoma County woods. See online for dates and details. Also see Castrobear's every second Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men, and great music!
Bringing Music and Laughter Since 1952!
Lamplighters Music Theatre

New Season starts August 14-17, 2014 with Pirates of Penzance at Yerba Buena Center. Tickets on sale for Candide, The Grand Duke. Other venues: Lesher Center for the Arts, Mountain View Center, Bankhead Theater, and the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.
A little bit folky, a little bit flirty, a whole lot of fun
SF Bay Queer Contra Advanced Dance

September 6, 2014, 7:30-10:30pm, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. First dance of 2014-2015 season!. Dance lesson 7:30-8pm. Dance 8-10:30pm. Caller & band TBA. $10-15 or pwyc. Gender-role-free, traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across USA/world.
Gus Presents

September 7, 2014 at Waterworld California, 1950 Waterworld Pkwy. The ultimate pool party with 32 acres of wet and wild fun - with DJ Grind (Winter Party Miami).
Golden State Gay Rodeo Association
Best Buck in the Bay

September 12-14, 2014, usually at Driscoll Ranch, 5460 La Honda Rd, in La Honda, CA. "The Greatest Sho-deo On Earth" - 22nd annual rodeo & festival. See their website for details and ongoing events throughout the year.
Bears party across the world

September 19, 2014, 9pm-4am, at Public Works, 161 Eerie St. The largest US party: 1200+ furry faces; special guest DJ: Louis Lennon (London), all night. Advance tickets $20 at website:
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2014

September 28, 2014, the world's largest leather event, on Folsom Street, San Francisco with dance party that night. All part of Leather Week festivities.
41st Anniversary - Established by Harvey Milk
Castro Street Fair 2014

October 5, 2014, 11am-6pm. Annual street festival, hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations celebrate the diversity of the Castro neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance pavilions too.
San Francisco's Country-Western Dance Weekend
Sundance Stompede 2014

October 16 - 19, 2014 at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, SF.  San Francisco's annual country-western dance weekend for the LGBT community and friends. Four nights of dance parties (at Sundance, Regency Ballroom, Holiday Inn). Three days of dance workshops. Hundreds of cowfolks. All-year Two-Stepping, Two Nights! --at Sundance every Sunday + Thursday night.
MovieMaker Magazine: “coolest film festivals”
Disposable Film Festival - Submit!

November 1, 2013 at 11:59pm PST deadline. $15 fee per submission. Annual festival March 2015 at The Castro Theatre. Celebrating the democratization of cinema made possible by low-cost video technology like mobile phones, pocket cameras, DSLRs, etc. Screenings, workshops, competitions, panels + other events educate, inspire, and promotes experimentation for new generation of filmmakers.
Bear themed events, shows, & parties
San Francisco Bear Pride 2014

November 6-10, 2014. Events include: Nightlife at the Academy, concerts, food, hiking, tours, movies, Bearracuda party, Underbear party, Bears/Baths/Beyond, SF Eagle and Lone Star Saloon bar events, Dim Sum Sunday Brunch, Beach Blanket Babylon, Play Party, Beatbox Closing Party. See website for more details closer to the event.
Presidents Day Weekend
SF Bear Weekend 2015

February 13-16, 2015 (tentative dates), for bears by bears. Movie Night, Kickoff Party, Happy Hour, cocktail and dance parties, BOSF Beer Busts, buffets and BBQs plus many more events all over town.
The Center for Asian American Media presents

Mid-March, 2015 at Castro Theatre. An 11-day celebration of film, music and food. OUT/HERE: from drag queens and music videos to glittery genderqueers, homegrown feminist heroes and Beat-era artists, these local queer shorts are exciting, vibrant and alive. See more films and schedules at website:
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April - May, 2015 the annual spring festival of 15 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery & innovation. Screening venues normally include the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; The New People Cinema, 1746 Post St, SF; the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St, SF; and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. See the website for film schedules.
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