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.
In The Woods
Queer Contra Dance Camp

April 11-13, 2014 at Aptos CA. Seventh annual dance camp in Monte Toyon redwood forest near Santa Cruz. Be housed and fed and enjoy a weekend of gender-role-free dancing. Music: "Bonfire" (Bonnie Insul, Frank Hoppe and Richard Sher); "Swing Farm" (Ray Bierl, Steven Strauss, and Charlie Hancock). Contra Dance: Adina Gordon + Chris Ricciotti. Sound: Nick Cucci
Directed by James Franco & Travis Matthews

April 11-17, 2014, at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Matthews create their own version of the “lost” material of William Friedkin’s 1980 film CRUISING, whilst contemplating creative freedom/censorship, the cinematic representation of LGBT issues, and the process of depicting sex in film. 2013, digital, 60 mins.
Popular among the Asian community
GAMeBoi SF | Spring Fever 2014

April 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). Guest performance by Groove Against the Machine. Armin Van Buuren tickets giveaway.
BeatBox Movie Night - last THURSDAY NIGHT of each month

April 24, 2014, 7pm at BeatBox, 314 11th Street, SF. Cult classic movie, alcohol, popcorn and candy - bring snacks or other foods from home! Couches and seating provided, but bring your own beanbags, aero mattresses, blankets, bosu balls or whatever to make yourself comfy cozy. $10 cover. Free Popcorn. MOVIE starts at 8pm.
CLEVER Media Arts in collaboration with the Center for Sex and Culture presents

April 24, 2014, 7pm at the Center for Sex and Culture. Eight prominent international filmmakers got together to make short films about the "other" sex and their erotic adventures. This month's guest: JIZ LEE (Crash Pad Series), SHINE LOUISE HOUSTON (Pink & White Productions), will join host Cheryl Dunye (Mommy is Coming) on stage. $10.
A world premiere and an audience favorite
Sean Dorsey Dance - 2014 Home Season

April 24-26, 2014, 8pm at Z Space, 450 Florida St. Sean Dorsey Dance returns to the San Francisco stage with an evening of powerful dances: a WORLD PREMIERE excerpt from Dorsey’s new show ‘The Missing Generation’ and an exclusive return engagement of the exquisite Lou from ‘Uncovered: The Diary Project.’ Advance tickets highly recommended.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 24 - May 8, 2014 the annual spring festival of 15 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery & innovation. Screening venues 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.
And then one day, a gay latino showed up...featuring JESÚS FUENTES!!
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic

April 25, 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!
Largest attended bear dance party /most prolific gay dance event in USA

April 26, 2014, 9pm-3am, at Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. Underwear Party for bears, cubs and friends... in the city where the party started. Tickets $6 before 10pm, $10 after. DJ Paul Goodyear (Sydney).
Now every 2nd & 4th Saturday
ShangriLa | Sexy Pajama Party

April 26, 2014, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. Wear your sexy PJs and join us on the DREAMLAND dancefloor! Featuring opening sets by JIM Z and afterhours set by International DJ/Producer OREN NIZRI (Tel Aviv/Miami). Hosted by KHMERA ROUGE, Miss GAPA 2013, and JEZEBEL PATEL. Your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination each 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
The New Conservatory Theatre Center presents
Pride Season 2013-14

Through April 27, 2014: Standing On Ceremony, the Gay Marriage Plays. May 16-June 28: 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.
Theatre Rhinoceros FUNdraiser!
GayPocket SF Party

April 27, 2014, 3-6 pm at The Cinch Saloon, 1723 Polk. At 36 years, the longest-running, most adventurous LGBT theater anywhere! An afternoon of beer bust partying. Co-Hosts Laurie Bushman (Castro Theatre Sing-Alongs), Scott Gessford (Actor/Man About Town), Kim Larsen (GayPocket), DJ Jim McCunn, Raffle Boi Joshua Williams, guest entertainers and Cover Model Search finalists.
A little bit folky, a little bit flirty, a whole lot of fun
SF Bay Queer Contra Advanced Dance

May 3, 2014, 7:30-10:30pm, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. SPECIAL EVENT: Potluck Picnic at 6:30pm. Dance lesson 7:30-8pm. Dance 8-10:30pm. Caller: Kalia Kliban. Band: The Kali Yuga Hoedown. $10-15 or pwyc. Gender-role-free, traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across USA/world. Next: June 7th.
Justin Hall, Ed Luce, and Jon Macy join forces for a Gay Comics 3-Way
Gay Comics 3-Way Opening Reception!

May 3, 2014, 8-10pm at Magnet, 4122 18th St, Castro. The opening reception for the show, which runs through the month of May, will feature comics readings, signings, and geeky good times. A full array of queer comics and art will be available from all three artists, as well as from Northwest Press.
Gus Presents

May 3, 2014, 10pm-6am, at The Sound Factory, 525 Harrison St (enter from back alley). Underwear Party. Great sound, lights and DJ Shawn Perry, who'll make you drop your pants and dance! Clothes check is Free, easy and super secure. Don’t be shy… Get your tickets NOW!
Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Straight Event
Barely Legal presents Get Luckyy

May 8, 2014, 10pm-2am, at Supperclub, 657 Harrison St, SF. New event in San Francisco for 18+ GLBS and friends. Music: Rough & Ready (DJ Liam Shy and Sebastion 3000). Special guest appearance: Christian Wilde. 18+ to dance, 21+ to drink. See Barely Legal + fb below:
Second Fridays
Berkeley Circle Left Contra Dance

May 9, 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: Kalia Kliban. Band: The Kali Yuga Hoedown (Brad McClanahan, Caleb Morelli, Darin Smith. Michael Charnes). Next: June 13. Saturdays: Lake Merritt Dance Center, Oakland.
Let's bring it back to the 90's!
The Queer Years: A 90'S PROM

May 10, 2014, 7-11pm at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St (at Octavia). FREE Prom for LGBTQQI & Ally youth, ages 14-24. Dress to Impress; Come as you are. Free food! Free (sober event.) drinks! Live DJ!
World premiere of Fou Fou HA! -creating animated edgy cabaret for over a decade
Fou Fou Ha! presents: In Living Colors

May 16, 2014, 8pm, Inner Mission, 2050 Bryant. Full-length theater run, 3D animation, projection-mapped stage, interactive audience experience, dance numbers, burlesque, B-boy battles, dragtastic antics. Part theater show (brand new numbers), part after-party: DJ Delachaux + Jason Jenkins -living full spectrum beyond dualistic thinking; "only in SF" tribute to the Sacred Clown.
Gus Presents:

May 22, 2014, 9:30pm at Crib, 375 11th Street, at 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! Coming: June 26 - CRIB GAY PRIDE.
Gus Presents

May 24, 2014, 9pm - 6am at 3140 Mission Street, SF, Ca San Francisco CA, featuring DJs Giangi Cappai and Renato Cecin. Production Design by Ric Sena. Advance tickets $60 until 5/5, $70 after, available on-line at or at Body Clothing, 450 Castro Street, SF.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)
RUNWAY Silver: The 26th Annual Mr & Miss GAPA Pageant

July 26, 2014, (tentative) 7pm, at Lam Research Theater, YBC. Join glamorous contestants as they walk the red carpet and strut their stuff on the silver screen! fFeaturing Mr and Miss GAPA 2013. Meet and mingle with judges at reception, food and drinks -- the perfect kick-off for RUNWAY Silver!
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 in August. Subscriptions on sale in April, single tickets on sale in May for Pirates of Penzance, Candide, The Grand Duke. Venues: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Lesher Center for the Arts, Mountain View Center, Bankhead Theater, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.
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:
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