Ongoing, the Altes Museum. The world inhabited by gods, heroes & myths from the classical era. Includes: the colossal kouros of Didyma; the 'Praying Boy;' the spear bearer & the Amazon by Polykleitos; vases & everyday items of life in ancient Athens.
Incomparable events calendar for all the gay parties, films, cultural events and more, happening in the city that never stands still - in German & English - from Siegessäule Magazine. Click "English" then "Calendar" month & day for the listings.
Every Wednesday 10pm-5am plus Fridays and Saturdays 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest gay/lesbian dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music. Wednesdays Pop, Fridays Chart and Disco, Saturdays Classic Mix Disco.
Ongoing party events, usually at KitKat. "We are not selling you the possibility to be 'queer' for one night. We want to expose you to your own fears and pleasures by pushing you to understand how your own power mechanisms are produced." Fruit buffet, welcome shots, swimming pool, 5 bars/lounges, fetish balconades.
Ongoing events and open spaces. "Pornceptual presents pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive. We aim to prove that pornography can be respectful, intimate and artistic, while questioning usual pornographic labels. 'Can art succeed where porn fails – to actually turn us on?'” See website for details.
An ongoing monthly series of LGBTQ film nights at Cinemaxx Potsdamer Platz, from around the world, in original languages with German-language subtitles. See the website for upcoming screenings in Berlin and 19 more German cities.
Thursdays 11pm-8am at Bassy Club in Pfefferberg basement, Schönhauser Allee 176. Legendary "Super Disco" extravaganza, with showtime around 1am - live vocalists and band entertainment, renowned house and electro DJs, hard-partying and uninhibited mixed crowd. Host Chantal.
Every Thursday, 11pm at Monster Ronsons Ichiban Karaoke. The NASTY KARAOKE PARTY with Amy, Whitney, und Michael; cabins available, SING IN THE DARK with strangers! Admission 3 Euros with a free schnapps at the door. Sing, dance, fuck, get sucked into the GAYHOLE.
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday, Fuggerstraße 33. Two dancefloors, lounge, cruise maze. 1st FRI Global House Connection international DJs parties: NOV Munich Connection, DEC Paris Connection. 1st SAT Zirkus clowns, freaks, personal masquerades, house/electro/pop music. Special Disco Tea dances. Last SAT Glam House chic disco/vocals party.
Second Fridays, 11pm-8am, at KitKat Club, Köpenicker Str. 76. Relocated from London to Berlin, now one of the biggest and most successful monthly parties in town, with best local/international DJs and unique performers from the international gay underground scene. A majority gay night/ everyone welcome. Also Pride + Folsom Europe events, plus B:EAST BERLIN at Magdalena dates:
Saturday nights from midnight until Sunday afternoon at Berghain and Panorama, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, playing Hard House, Techno in a gay-friendly warehouse/industrial mixed crowd environment. Very selective door, €12 entry. Fridays in Panorama only.
Saturdays, 11pm-8am at Kitkat, Köpenicker Straße 76/ Brückenstraße. Queer Elektrotechno, NuTrance, Progressive Dance with performances, playrooms. "flamboyant, styled and colourful crowd -- multi-layered, feature-filled, sensual, multi-sexual... hilarious action, ecstatic atmosphere, rocking party crowd." After party: Piep Show.
Every first Saturday, 11pm-5am at Puro Club,Tauentzienstraße 9-12. The new pilgrimage site for the queer party scene! (Previously at Goya and Imperial Club). Pop, Vocal House and Electro. Entry: €8-10. International live performances, top-rank DJs, go-go dancers, men/women dance crowd.
Last Saturdays each month at SO36. Belly dancing go-gos, midnight show, Homo Oriental dance floor with DJ Ipek and guest DJs. Long been known far beyond Berlin, for almost 8 years, lesbians, gays, shemales and friends have been dancing to Turkish, Arab, Greek and Hebrew pop music. Also after-midnight shows/performances.
Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Sundays from 11pm at 2BE Club, Kosterstraße 44, Mitte. U-Bahn Kosterstraße. Big gay/mixed dance nights at a new location, On two dance floors playing Electro and Pop - DJs include: Ades Zabel, Barbie Breakout, Biggy Van Blond, Bürger P., C. House, Chris Bekker, Divinity, Gloria Viagra, Jurassica Parka, Maringo, Melli Magic, Stella DeStroy, Super Zandy, Topmodel.
Every Monday, 10pm at Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33. Weekly sceenings of the best in LGBTQ cinema from around the world. See website for upcoming films.
April 1, 2016, 10:30pm-7am at Puro Club, Tauentzienstraße 9-12, (U: Zoo/Wittenbergplatz). GAY DANCE PARTY with strippers and go-go shows, young male crowd, 20th floor roof with city views. DJs ADDICTED; B2B; PAT GREEN; GLORIA VIAGRA; KATY BÄHM; PATRICK DE ALMENDRA; CHRIS S; BLACK+BLONDE; LIGHTSTAR. SPECIAL LASERSHOW. Tickets 8-12€. Next: May 6 + June 3 + July 1, at Puro.
April 2-4, 2016, at Griessmühle, Sonnenallee 221. Midnight Saturday all the way through until 8am Monday morning. Popular gay-friendly dance night. DJs: Simon Rigg (London), Roi Perez (Berlin), Benjamin Fröhlich (Munich), Reza Athar (Amsterdam), Phuong Dan (Hamburg), OSCILLATOR aka Trent, Dama & Budino (Berlin), Luigi Di Venere (Berlin), CockTail d'Amore Sound Machine.
April 8, 2016, 11pm-12pm, Kit-Kat-Club. Gay Dance Party. DJs Rony Golding, B2B, Ben Manson, Roman Rode, Miguel Mea, Brett Knacksen, Moussa, Maringo, Sultonic, Marcel DB, Gloria Viagra, Annie O + Faufi. Sexiest/ hottest boys. One of the biggest/ most successful monthly parties in Berlin. Next Revolver at KitKat: May 13; July 22 Gay Pride; Sept 9 Black&Blue/ Folsom Europe.
April 8, 2016, midnight at IPSE, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 2b. Monthly gay + friends dance party. DJs GATTO FRITTO, KIWI, OWEN HOWELLS, and MAURO FEOLA play electronic music. With Dark Room + Video Installation. Artwork: Paulo Joliv. Open to all genders and sexualities.
April 9-10, 2016, Saturday 12.30-3:30pm, Sunday 1.30-3pm at Tanzschule bebop, Pfuelstraße 5. Workshops with Miranda for all levels & special Milonga with Live-Music of Muzet Royal & DJ Scarlett von Boor. Single registrations are welcome. Language: English/German - Drop-In possible if spots available.
April 13-20, 2016, annual film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, 3rd largest in Berlin. Feature films, documentaries, 6 world premieres. See website for past and upcoming events.
April 15, 2016, 8pm, at CinemaxX. After a sex date one summer James gets a crush on Jess, but the latter has a girlfriend and wants just a quickie. On a whim they set off on a road trip, and moving further from home become freer. They meet a cute waiter Tomás, dance tango on the beach, have sex in the dunes and spend the night in a haunted house. Then comes a message from home.
April 16, 2016, 10am-7pm at Postbahnhof Club, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, Friedrichshain. An annual event organized by Unicorns in Tech German tech community - a platform for queer and straight techies as well as people who love technology to connect. Over 70 speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, music performances, installations and video games.
April 16, 2016, 11pm at RED Ballroom, Genthiner Straße 20. Middle-Eastern/ Turkish, Arabic, Greek, Persian, House, Pop, Electro and Techno music gay dance parties, belly dancers and go-go dancers.
April 22, 2016, 11pm at SchwuZ. Electro Alternative queer dance party. Techno/House: Shingo Suwa, Grego After All, Juan Ramos. Room of Pop: Jacky-Oh Weinhaus, Debbie Upper, influx. Free Shots by Julius Petit & Don Franco. Cover: 8€ before midnight, 10€ after.
April 23, 2016, 10pm-7am at Die Busche. DJs:SugarBros aka DJ U-Seven+ Pat Green, plus TOM + D-Live Berlin (Official) playing MAIN HOUSE, BEST POP + SCHLAGER CLASSICS. Live act and show by Pink Balloon, Fun Floor with Flo & Dennis, Photo Lounge, Tombola with 100 euro jackpot, Karaoke. 100% FUN & STIMMUNG guaranteed.
April 23, 2016 midnight to midnight at Club Kosmonaut, Wieseweg 1-4 - monthly cruisy dance party All-night outdoor dancing + prancing. 4th Sat monthly gay Tech-House dancing where "the Friedrichshain student mingles with the Mitte man, and the Neukoelln hipster with the Schoeneberg bloke." DJ Marc Miroir (resident) and guests.
Ongoing through April 24, 2016 at C|O Amerika Haus. Documenting East Germany around time the Wall came down - times of massive transition. Unmediated interiority meets absolute exposure; a quiet collision giving rise to absurd, apparently unconnected situations whose narrative openness challenges viewers to explore their own associations.
April 24, 2016, 7pm-2am at SchwutZ, Rollbergstr. 26, Berlin Neukölln. THE classic of nude dancing pleasure held every other month - German "Schlager" pop-beats, retro pop and easy listening. DJs: Jupiter + Stern von Avalon. Admission: 5€ - open to all. Next dates: June 26th; August 21st; October 23rd.
May 13-16, 2016, annual celebration of cultural & ethnic diversity of Berlin in Kreuzberg: Sunday Parade from Hermannplatz, street festival, entertainment stages, international bands, stiltwalkers, acrobats, magicians (visitors test their own abilities & skills). About 300 market stalls, food of many lands, arts & crafts and much more.
May 19-22, 2016. QUEER FILM in all it’s forms, glory, shame, distaste, trash and beauty. Festival by people who enjoy queer films, screening newest films plus old films, shorts or features - the queer perspective from all corners of the world to challenge normative views, propose alternate ways of thinking, and approach life and storytelling in other ways.
May 20, 2016, 8pm, CinemaxX. Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love one sublime Philadelphia night: Brian, a lovesick poet suffering from writer’s block; Drew, a sculptor obsessed with his muse; Bob, a talent agent cruising the streets for a night’s companionship; Jim, an actor, and the titular “Beautiful Something” of Joseph Graham’s erotic drama.
Skipping 2016 edition - normally May/ Arena Park, Eichenstraße 4 and Art Village, Flughafen Templehof. The city’s best features: unique music, culture and art. Genre barriers torn down/ redefined as techno flirts with hip hop, Arthouse with cabaret, high fashion with street wear, street food with haute cuisine and classical music with club culture and top international acts.
May 28, 2016 11pm - 12pm at Magdalena. New techno party to rock Berlin. Bringing together night life tribes of Berlin with PURE Intelligent TECHNO on the main floor and progressive and trash on other two floors. 24 hours of pure quality techno clubbing in old power station on the Spree River banks, with capacity of up to 3000 clubbers and one of the best sound systems in Europe
June 25, 2016, from 10pm at Club GRETCHEN, Obentrautstr. 19-21, Mehringdamm/ Hallesches Tor, Kreuzberg. Bears' and friends dance to Pop, Disco, Dance and Club Classics. See Berliner Bear for more events throughout the year in Berlin and other cities.
July 13-15, 2016, Nalepastr 18, Nalepastraße 18-50. Bringing entrepreneurs, artists and scientists to connect and learn at the heart of Europe’s startup scene. Experience inspirational storytelling, interactive forums, art installations, 175+ satellite events, live music, food, drinks, fresh air + Donald Trump. toa.berlin
July 16-17, 2016, annual weekend of Gay Pride festivities in Schöneberg, each day from 11am. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. See the 2015 photos, and program for 2016 as announced, at their website.
July 22, 2016, 7pm Berlin Zoo "Elefantentor" Budapester Strasse. Sing & swing between elephants, tigers & penguins. Music. A charity event to enable school classes to visit the Zoo! A gay open-air party at Zoo Berlin featuring: Luci van Org, Romy Haag, Ryan Plug, BVG Orchestra under the direction of Yukari Ishimot + Dirk Wucherpfennig. Host this year: Gerhard Hoffmann.
July 22, 2016, 11pm at KitKat. Massive opening party for CSD/ Pride Celebrations. More info TBA. Coming: September 9, 2016, Revolver Black & Blue Ball Folsom Europe Official Opening Party.
July 23, 2016 Berlin Gay Pride annual parade from 12:30pm, scores of floats down Kurfurstendamm to the Siegessaeule, with half a million or so people, and more than a few playful public shenanigans each year + festival. See photos of 2015, plus full 2016 program, as announced, at their website.
July 23, 2016 10pm-8am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18, Friedrichshain. ES wird KRASS, GEIL, BUNT & LUSTIG! CSD Tombola XL. Main House, Pop, Schlager Classics, live performance, Love Lounge with Love Angels.
July 29-31, 2016, at several venues. Bridging the gap between the burgeoning local scene and established, international artists, a weekend packed with over 40 live acts and surprise performances unique to queer Berlin. Musicians, DJs, performance artists from the best of the city’s over-the-top nightlife, with an out of control dance party each night, plus gourmet local foods.
August 13, 2016. Annual Summer Saturday LGBT festival, thousands in attendance, lots of local talent performing on grounds of open-air cinema in Friedrichshain / Volkspark. Non-commercial festival celebration involves many gay clubs & institutions. See website for previous events.
September 10, 2016, annual weekend leather/fetish/skin/rubber events draw 25,000 visitors. Past year included: FRI REVOLVER Black+Blue Party. SAT Fuggerstrasse FE streetfair, gates open noon + PIG. SUN MATINEE PERVERT fetish/ dance party; Gay Boat excursions, events all over town in bars and bathhouses begin Wednesday. See the website for many more events around the city.
September - October, 2016, from 6pm each Monday for seven weeks at Berliner Hauptbahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 79, Mitte. The 9th year annual celebrations at the Oktoberfest tent, wooden benches and lawn. Good food, DJs, go-go dancers, drag divas, live music bands and performers on stage, and plenty of Oktoberfest beer. See each nights line-up and schedule at website:
October, 2016 annual event. Berlin icons including TV tower and Brandenburg Gate lit up, made into backgrounds for projections. The city is transformed into a stage and the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets and squares become the stars. National and international artists, designers and creative teams tell their stories.
October, 2016 (TBC). Past year: Welcome to Berlin at Hamburger Mary's/ Axel Hotel + TESTOSTERON at Connection. FRI HustlaBall + Awards at KitKatClub. SAT FickstutenMarkt at Connection + SALVATION at Malzfabrik. SUN SNEAKFREAXX at New Action + Closing Party at GMF. Apollo-Splash-Club foam + hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts.
October, 2016 (TBC), Cinema Moviemento, Kreuzberg. Pornography should be stimulating, erotic and sexy, not unwatchable in reality. This festival will showcase the most innovative, risk-taking visionaries in film, photography, performance, music, the art scene, porno-land and even porn karaoke to challenge the erotic film genre; artists who have explored sex through their work for years.
Mid-February, 2017. Berlin’s largest cultural event, one of most important film industry dates. Over ten days, around 400 films shown, most either world or European premieres - every genre, length, format, from 128 countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties & business deals.
Mid-February, 2017 at Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6 (station-berlin.de). Berlinale awards ceremony honors best feature film, best documentary + best short film in queer cinema. Variety stage show, stars from all over the world, followed by the TEDDY Party, probably the best party of the Berlinale. Their website - in German and English - has a trove of information and video clips.
April 12-20, 2017 (TBC), Easter Weekend, Berlin Leder and Fetisch annual event. Europe's biggest Leather/Fetish Week of the year includes the German Mr Leather contest/ FAST - DIRTY BASTARDS BERLIN" mega party on Easter Sunday with hottest fetish hunks, go-go boys, porn stars, total-darkness room, top international DJs. Tickets at Check-In, Military Store, Motzstrasse.