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 Saturday 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest Gays and Friends dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music/ Classic Mix Disco on two floors.
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 Kino Delphi Lux, from around the world, in original languages with German-language subtitles. See the website for upcoming screenings in Berlin and 29 more German cities. SCREENINGS resume September through May after the Summer months break.
Fourth Thursdays 11pm-8am (usually 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.
Thursdays, 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, the biggest darkroom in the city, international DJs. Parties: Men-Only The Fabric every first Friday Industry and third Friday Cazzo; Mate second Saturday; Labyrinth fourth Saturday.
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.
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.
Mondays, 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.
September 9-13, 2020, annual 5-day weekend Fetish STREET Fair/ leather/ fetish/ skin/ rubber events draw 25,000 visitors. This past year included: REVOLVER, Dungeon, F*ck Extreme, PIG Fetish Party, MENtabolism, Classic Meets Fetish, Gay Boat Ahoi excursion, Fetish Boat, bar and bathhouse events all week around the city. See updates at:
September 11 - December 27, 2020. The witch factor shakes deadlocked power structures. Witch-like, abnormal, irrational, magical and wrong vs traditional role patterns/ structures, threatening contemporary white/ male-dominated status quos. Attributions + projections onto witches, women and queer people as instruments of exclusion; strategies still virulent today as ongoing witch hunts.
September 11, 2020, 3-10pm. Gay Open Air event during this Covid-19 situation. Respect the restrictions and follow all the rules! Have fun and enjoy this official second gay techno open air event since the lockdown began. We want you to have fun and enjoy your day with a few hundred Sexy beast-ies.
September 11, 2020, 10pm-2am. Online Event Hosted by REVOLVER PARTY and Asaf Dolev - the OFFICIAL FOLSOM EUROPE STREAM with a LIVE SHOW BY KINKY IN WONDERLAND. DJs ASAF DOLEV, STROEM, KARSTEN SOLLORS and ALEXIO. Live stream on Kitkat + Folsom.
September 13, 2020, 6-8pm. Sneakfreaxx bingo is going live! Join in to win great prizes! Bingo tickets cost a small donation - you decide how much it is worth per bingo ticket! (at least 1 euro!) Tickets (max 3/person) can be ordered now, before the event starts. Print out tickets or get them by mail! Viel glück!
September 14 - October 19, 2020, 6pm each Monday for over a month at Mühlenstraße 45-46, Ostbahnhof, Mitte. 12th year annual 5-week Gaywiesen celebrations at 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.
September 14, 2020, 10pm. Forever out of breath, she became the star of the Nouvelle Vague as Pixie, style icon and with her connection to the Black Panthers, an FBI target. Inspired by true events, the film looks behind the façade of an actress who inspired the emotional world of a whole generation in the 60s, yet always broke down again and again in her own emotional life.
September 19, 2020, 2-7pm. First Queer im Kiez meetup by queer friends at aequa Community Centre. Saturday afternoon meeting place for area queer folk to connect, share stories and build support systems. Courtyard garden or cozy tables inside. SYRIAN FOOD by bread+salt. QUEER SCREEN PRINTS with Puta. QUEER + TRANS LITERATURE TABLE by Trans*fabel. Admission is free, but donations help.
September 16, 2020, 9pm. The child of prosperous millennial-generation Iranian immigrants, Parvis tries to escape Hildesheim provincial life with pop culture, grindr-dates and raves. Caught shoplifting, he does community service in a refugee shelter, and meets Iranian siblings Banafshe and Amon, a fragile relationship increasingly tinged with awareness that their futures are unequal.
September 19, 2020, 10:30pm. The manuscript fragment Remember This House by writer James Baldwin, who died in 1987, forms the basis for Raoul Peck's documentary, drawing a line from the African-American struggle for civil rights of the 1960s to BlackLivesMatter of today.
September 20, 2020, 11am at Kino Blauer Stern. Documentary filmmaker Barbara Wallbraun films six lesbian women who tell their biographies of complex everyday lives in the GDR. In doing so, she finds an approach to East German history that so far has been little explored - and demonstrates that the act of loving someone, can in itself be an act of resistance.
September 21, 2020, 10pm. A child of prosperous millennial-generation Iranian immigrants, Parvis tries to escape Hildesheim provincial life with pop culture, grindr-dates and raves. Caught shoplifting, he does community service in a refugee shelter, and meets Iranian siblings Banafshe and Amon, a fragile relationship increasingly tinged with awareness that their futures are unequal.
September 24, 2020, 7-10pm at BUFA-Studio Berlin Oberlandstraße 26-35. A political thriller about artificial intelligence, power and social control. From the inside of the booming AI industry this film shows how the most powerful and far-reaching technology of our time is changing our lives, our society and our future. Followed by Q&A with director Tonje Hessen Schei.
September 26, 2020, 5pm at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2. Welcome to queer garden season closing party - it's been an amazing time! This time wihtout reservation! - first come first served! DJs: Gloria Viagra, LA SCHMOCK, Sara Moshiri, Herr von K and JAYCAP playing the finest House | Minimal | Deep Techno | Afrohouse. Have a good time, and please wear your mask!
September 27, 2020, at Youth center Lessinghöhe (outdoors), Mittelweg 30. LSBTIQ+ or an ally belonging to Z generation (~14-21 yo)? this is for YOU! Workshops: DJing; Self-defense/strengthening, expressive dance, archery... plus a show, discussion, reading, and concert with all the topics that revolve around your world.
September 29, 2020, 8-11:30pm. Seminal New Queer Cinema work: 3 intercut stories about being ostracized. Horror: a scientist drinks a serum of human sexuality, transforming him into a hideous and feared plague-carrier. Hero: parody of tabloid TV investigations as a boy disappears from home. Homo: adapting Genet's The Miracle Of The Rose, a bitter romance between two prison inmates.
September 29, 2020, 10pm-1am. Germany's most important filmmaker, Fassbinder was engaging and demanding, quickly gathering many actresses, self-promoters and lovers around him. Shooting one film after another, he created festival sensations in Berlin and Cannes, but a chaotic professional and private life, manic work, physical exhaustion and heavy drug use soon claimed their victims.
September 30, 2020, 7:30pm. A child of prosperous millennial-generation Iranian immigrants, Parvis tries to escape Hildesheim provincial life with pop culture, grindr-dates and raves. Caught shoplifting, he does community service in a refugee shelter, and meets Iranian siblings Banafshe and Amon, a fragile relationship increasingly tinged with awareness that their futures are unequal.
October 4 + November 1, 2020, meditation and masturbation ritual. Switch between roles, experiment, try things out. Celebrate your body, your genitals, your lust and your arousal with other men. Slip into roles of exhibitionist or voyeur. Be as shameless or restrained as is right for you. Change role at any time. Clothing, nudity and masturbation are welcome. Next date: Dec 13.
October 5-10, 2020, 4-8pm. No more looking at the screen - now you´re right in the middle of the scene! Virtual Reality as a means to experience documentaries even more intensely? Try it at HRFFB! Open every day of the festival from 4-8 pm at the BUFA film studios. Due to Coronavirus, tickets are sold in 30-minute time slots.
October 5, 2020, 10pm. Jorge and his son Gabriel had been worlds apart for a long time before Jorge received news of the young man's suicide. Uncomprehending and suspicious, he travels from his home in Bolivia to New York, to confront Gabriel's lover Sebastian, who is working through his grief by appearing in a play. An award-winning, and moving drama about loss and forgiveness.
October 7-11, 2020, 7pm, online. Screening 66 feature films, shorts and music videos from 25 different countries - all in original language with English subtitles. See the full program listings at:
October 9, 2020, 10pm-5am. Dresscode: SPORTSWEAR/ SNEAKERS; PICALDI/ PROLL, SKATER, SOCCER, SCALLY, CHAV. Sniff/ Trampling Area. Big Darkroom/ Playzone/ Chill Area. Prollboys film screenings. FB Next: Nov 13; Dec 11; Jan 8...
October 10, 2020, 2-5pm. Explore: Dr Magnus Hirschfeld; the first LGBTIQ rights organization; 1920s Berlin nightlife, sex work and fetishes; Eldorado sex/gender diversity; Christopher Isherwood home; Nazi eradication of sexual freedom/ post-war resurrection; AIDS epidemic differences between West/ East Germany/ Berlin; Schöneberg, Kreuzberg, Kit Kat Club, Berghain, and Lab.oratory.
October 12, 2020, 6pm-12:30am at Spreewiesn Berlin, Mühlenstraße 45-46, Ostbahnhof. Meet in traditional costume at the most famous/ most popular Oktoberfest outside Bavaria! LIVE Band DIE BANAUSEN with horny singer RONNY. Hostess MATAINA with her cheeky Berlin snout. Covered terrace. Wiesn delicacies. Large drinks selection.
October 12, 2020, 10pm. Reiner Holzemer documentary about Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, an iconoclastic and reclusive artist who produces highly dramatic garments made from unconventional materials. Margiela himself never appears, and the voiceovers and talking heads such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Carine Roitfeld, tell more about the work than the man.
October 13, 2020, 7-9pm. At our last meeting, we read chapters six to eight of The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity and Love by Bell Hooks. At this next meeting we want to discuss chapters nine to twelve. We want to reflect on the social construction of masculinity, and how it can be improved; to create a space to reflect on our experiences of our own masculinity.
October 14, 2020, 9pm. Twenty-year-old Jaime stabs his best friend to death during a night of drinking. Sent to prison he is put in a group cell run by Potro, the stallion, who, as Jaime's protector, makes him a prince. In return he expects loyalty and sex. The relationship fulfils Jaime's need for affection and belonging, but then a brutal power struggle breaks out.
October 15, 2020, 8-11pm. New edition of SHIT - TV Shopping with donation queens Rosetta Bleach + Bambi Mercury, Show, music and fabulous Queertainment by Edith Schröder, Ocean, Lili Sommerfeld, Strawberry Kaeyk, Nicole M Pikole, Jurassica Parka, Rhama + others.
SchwuZ-Talk Topic: Clubtopia meets SchwuZ; climate protection and social commitment in the club.
October 16, 2020 - January 10, 2021, 10am-9pm. As ideas around masculinity undergo a global crisis, a comprehensive group exhibition at the Gropius Bau explores ways in which masculinity is experienced, performed and socially constructed from the 1960s to today. Featuring works by Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien, Annette Messager and Wolfgang Tillmans.
October 17, 2020, 3-10pm. Gay Open Air TENT event during this Covid-19 situation. Respect the restrictions and follow all the rules! Have fun and enjoy this official gay techno open air event. Have fun and enjoy your day with a few hundred Sexy beast-ies.
October 17, 2020, 7pm. Bring a dish to share as we will eat and drink together at the Village. Invite friends for a great time, indoors and in the garden. Also bring favourite drinks. Soft drinks and beer provided on donation basis. A very informal evening for spending time with old friends and making new ones. Next dates: Nov 14; Dec 19.
October 19, 2020, 10pm. This bundle of energy, Ema (Mariana Di Girolama) is setting fires everywhere. Expressive dancer and choreographer; manipulative psychopath, pyromaniac, and gender-fluid lover, she feels guilty after her divorce from Gaston, for taking their adopted child Polo back to the orphanage. A dramatic portrait of a queer rebel, by Chilean director Pablo Larraín.
October 20-25, 2020. Moviemento + online streaming. Pornography should stimulate, be erotic, sexy, not as unwatchable as it is now. This festival showcases 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.
October 24, 2020, 9pm-4am, online event. With: Djane S.Stereo I Bird Cage, CHARMA, gaytic Linz; and Bambi Mercury I Queen of Drags, SchwuZ + Ken Club Vienna.
October 26, 2020, 10pm. Monty Clift was considered by many to be the most talented actor of his generation, who struggled with his homosexuality until his early drug death at the age of 45. Now his nephew Robert Clift shows him as a self-confident gay man who did not want to take part in Hollywood's game of hide and seek. The long overdue revision of a legend for his 100th birthday.
November 7, 2020, 5:30pm-midnight, Dragon Floor, Kitkat. Private events on irregular dates in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne clubs, where, willing mares offer themselves to stallions without ever seeing their faces. Entry: 12 €. Next dates.
November 13, 2020, 10pm-5am. Gay fetish party. Dresscode: SPORTSWEAR/ SNEAKERS; PICALDI/ PROLL, SKATER, SOCCER, SCALLY, CHAV. Sniff/ Trampling Area. Big Darkroom Cruise Area/ Playzone/ Chill Area/ Smoking Area. Prollboys film screenings. FB Next: Dec 11; Jan 8...
November 26-29, 2020, 2-10pm. Bringing together the Arts and Craft + hard working LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurs to exhibit their goodies to you this winter. From Fashion items, Arts+Crafts to kinky Sex Toys, you won’t have a reason to leave empty handed, encouraging local commerce and queer businesses.
December 2, 2020, 10pm-5am at Spindler&Klatt. Musik DJ Fox + Friends play House, RnB, Hip Hop, Pop. Electro, Charts, Indie and Alternative.
Throughout January, 2021. Innovative pop, electronic and experimental music festival. During thirteen years of existence, CTM has gained a reputation for being essential, ranking among the world’s most cutting-edge festivals, referred to as Germany’s most important gathering for electronic and experimental music and Berlin’s best Pop festival.
February 11-21, 2021. With 250 international talents, 100+ experts, mentors + guests revealing success secrets. Berlin’s largest cultural event, among the most important film industry dates. Eleven days, 23 venues, around 400 films, many world/ European premieres, every genre, length, format, from 100+ countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties, business deals.
Late February, 2021, Friday 9pm at Volksbühne Berlin. Berlinale queer cinema awards honor Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, TEDDY Jury Award and SPECIAL TEDDY AWARD. Stage show, stars from around the world; the TEDDY Party --probably the best party of the Berlinale. The German and English website has a trove of information + video clips.
March 31 - April 5, 2021. Past events: WED Woof Warm-Up. THU Fetish Garage Sale + Connection DUNGEON PARTY. FRI Easter B'fast + Reception + Fetish Boat + Scheune Rubber Lust. SAT Scheune Puppy-Party + Woof Skin Lust. SUN Connection ML Berlin Contest + Lab.Oratory GUMMI RUBBER PARTY + Connection PIG. MON Fetish Bus Liner + Woof Skin&Sport. 2021 program TBA at:
April 2, 2021, 9pm-9am. Easter BearDance 2021 with DJs Martin Rapp + Axelay, and VJ Alkis. Past year was postponed, then cancelled. More info coming soon...
April 3, 2021, 11pm-8am at Metropol. New date. ORIGINAL Pop/House SEXY + WILD Party. Two floors, VIP lounge, glitter-bombs, smokers' lounge. With Annie O, Schiela, Darc Delirium, Victoria Bacon B2B Anna Klatsche, Rosetta Bleach. Ocean Sistemich Show. Door Host: NIKITA. Dancers: David Dave + Friends. Confetti Canons/ Glitter Shooter/ Laser Shows.
Mid-April, 2021 - (TBC) annual 8-day film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, the 3rd largest in Berlin, with feature films, documentaries, and world premieres. See website for information about rescheduled upcoming events.
Early May, 2021 (TBC). QUEER FILM in all forms - glory, shame, distaste, trash and beauty. Four-day 15th annual festival by people who enjoy queer films, screening new + 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. See program:
July 17-18, 2021, annual Stadtfest weekend of LGBTQ Pride festivities in Schöneberg, each day from 11am. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. 2020 events cancelled. See 2019 photos + 2021 program as announced, at their facebook page:
July 24-26, 2021. Virtual celebrations took place in 2020. Hoping to get back to normal in 2021 with street parade/march, festival and all the other queer summer events. See updates at FB or website:
October 22, 2021, 10pm FRI main event at KitKat. The 18th annual HustlaBall Berlin, with REAL HUSTLABALL AWARDS, back to the roots! Fun with/for hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts. Events at Connection Club Berlin and at Bootshaus Cologne, in addition to main party night at Kitkat. Events in 2020 cancelled. See details/photos:
August 14, 2021. 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.
August-September, 2021. Six-day film festival featuring international LGBTQ films in screenings in Berlin, and past year online. Screenings at Kino Delphi Lux. See website and FB page for current, past and future program. Also screenings in Dresden, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Stuttgart.
August-September, 2021. Six-day film festival features international LGBTQ films in screenings in Berlin, and online. Screenings at Kino Delphi Lux. See website and FB page for current, past and future program. Also screenings in Dresden, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Stuttgart.