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DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
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.
Strip down, enjoy some cheap drinks and get into cruising
NSA Underwear Party

Every Tuesday night, 10pm at OMG, 43 6th St. No Strings Attached - singlets, boxers, briefs, jock straps, coxsox, bathrobe editions; bears, cubs, otters and fetish nights; dirty beats, dim lights, sexy vibe, piggy men, hot bartenders; wet bulge contest. Free clothes check, $4 cover - free with student ID.
The best LGBT country-western dance club in the world

Every Thursday, 6:30-10:30pm + Sunday,  5-10:30pm, at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, SF. Two-step, line dance, waltz, swing, or just hang out. If you don't know how to dance, don't worry, they'll teach you with beginner lessons, Sundays and Thursdays (+monthly Saturday nights with Beatbox Country) in friendly/ welcoming environment for women and men of all ages.
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.
Bring your open queer hearts, your bravery, you vulnerability... and have fun!
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic

FOURTH FRIDAYs, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF. 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!
Convenient south-of-Market location
Beatbox Country Saturdays

First Saturdays (usually), 6-9:30pm at Beatbox, 314 11th St. The monthly Saturday night dance continues. Fantastic space, gorgeous hardwood floor, awesome sound system, fully-stocked bar, and central location. Beginner lessons 6-7 pm. $8 admission. See details at their website:
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!!"
Every 3rd Saturday at the San Francisco Eagle
BLUF Invasion

Third Saturdays 9pm-closing at the San Francisco Eagle. Come out with the men of HOTBOOTS and Bay Area Cigar Buddies. BLUF is a club for men who enjoy wearing breeches and leather uniforms. Started as an internet club in 1997, there are now over 3,000 members worldwide.
By Terrence McNally

March 4 - April 3, 2016, The New Conservatory Theatre. a woman pays a surprise visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.
Gus Presents Events
Festival 18+ EDM Thursdays

March 31, 2016 and every Thursday at DNA Lounge - guspresents brings you ‪Festival‬, a Massive 18-plus‬ event of EDM‬, Trance‬ and ‪House for gay boys, girls and their friends.
In time for the opening of his gallery show Home Improvements at FraenkelLAB
John Waters' Trash Trilogy on 35mm

April 4-10, 2016 at Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. From 1972-1977, Waters created 3 of the most notorious/ noxious and beloved comedies ever filmed: PINK FLAMINGOS (1972), FEMALE TROUBLE (1974) and DESPERATE LIVING (1977). With high camp combined with low comedy, shocking sex and class commentary, the films remain as powerful, offensive and hilarious today as they were at their release.
The Queer Cultural Center’s (QCC)'s Kevin Seaman emcees and curates
The News: National Queer Arts Festival Preview Performances

April 5, 2016 7:30-9pm at SOMArts. Performances by artists participating in QCC’s Creating Queer Community program to include: The Singing Bois; Arnetta Smith + Chauncey Robinson (SEEDS); Miko Thomas (Pintiskanno vt natahavt katihmi? What Happened to Little Mouse?); Sarah Cargill (Drawing Lineage); Building Legacy; Wild Card Celeste Chan (Regeneration). FREE/ donations encouraged.
Australian artist Amanda Parer's highly acclaimed public art installation

April 5-25, 2016 at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. Monumental, illuminated rabits arrive on Tuesday at 5pm, part of the North American Intrude tour. The visual humor evoked by the enormous rabbits lures audiences into the artwork to reveal a more serious environmental message.
Sexy, bold and friendly men just an arm's length away
Man Francisco: In the 'Hood

April 6 + 13 + 27, 2016, 9:30pm at Oasis. Male striptease for men and women of all ages and preferences. Inspired by the style and polish of Las Vegas, choreographed and costumed by Christopher James Dunn of Dance Theater of San Francisco, veteran Vegas show dancer. Hostess: baudy MrPam, gay adult film director. Hot men: Colin Emerald, Darius Monroe, Thomas Julio Rodriguez, Jon Shield.
You're all invited
Sisters Spaghetti Supper

April 6, 2016, 5-10pm at Sweet Inspiration Bakery, 2239 Market St. UR STR8? So's spaghetti 'til it's hot and wet. Come get some penne pasta with either creamy pesto sauce for vegetarians or sausage tomato sauce for the carnivores + garlic bread and salad bar. $15 tickets, with 25% of the take going to the SPI General Fund.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at Nob Hill
KINGDOM OF SODOM + Kyle Kash & Drew Sebastian

April 7, 2016, 9pm-1am at Nob Hill Adult Theater. Fun, Sexy and VERY Interactive – a party not to be missed. Sponsor: Paul Miller, former owner of Truck Bar. SEX SHOW at 10:30pm, Look for the password on their webste to join in at this private play party. Tickets: $20. Also: April 8-9, 2016 Kyle Kash 8pm solo show and sex show together with Drew Sebastian at 10pm. See more events:
MovieMaker Magazine: “coolest film festivals”
Disposable Film Festival

April 7-10, 2016, 6-10:30pm at Castro Theatre. Annual festival 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.
Circle Left Contra Dances on Second Fridays
Queer Contra Dance Camp

April 8, 2016, Queer Contra Dance Camp Monte, Toyon Camp, Aptos. Frannie Marr calling contras; Kalia Kliban leading English/ Ritual Dance
Music: The Syncopaths. Next: May 13, 2016 Circle Left Contra Dance. Second Fridays, 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson. 8-11pm dance at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance.
SF Smash-Hit Gay All-Male Revue returns for 2 weekends of hot man-on-man action!
BALONEY Gay All-Male Revue

April 8-16, 2016 at Oasis. In their biggest production yet, 15 sexy performers strip their way through an evening of popular BALONEY classics and hot new numbers: "straight" bar, circuit party, and sci-fi lab among them. San Francisco's premier adult entertainment for all genders and sexual orientations: part theater, part dance, part peep show, all-male!
The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination
ShangriLa | FANatic FANntastic FAN Party

April 9, 2016, 10pm-10am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. Opening set DJ AKI with TOP 40 KPOP & JPOP sound. ShangriLa DATING GAME Contest at midnight hosted by JEZEBEL PATEL. Afterhours Set by REL8, CRARIBIZA, EDDY SANTANA, and TAJ. Now every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month! See for April 23rd details:
Very Vegan Sundays - for Gay & Bi Vegan Men
APRIL Lunch & Munch

April 10, 2016, 11am-5pm at SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. vegan food truck group meeting, get some vegan grub and enjoy the monthly lunch+munch. Lots of food trucks & popup vendors, Vegan Beer, Vegan Mimosas, and more  Vegan specials. RSVP on the Very Vegan Sundays Facebook page.
April-May sex shows at Nob Hill
Circle Jerk With A Porn Star | Kurtis Wolfe

April 14-16, 2016, 9pm-1am Thursday Circle Jerk at Nob Hill Adult Theater. Kurtis has super hot looks. It will be one FUN Circle Jerk. Get up close and personal. Come join the fun! Join the Circle. Entry: $15. Friday & Saturday sex shows with Kurtis Wolfe + Draven Torres. Coming up: May 5-7th, Rikk York, and May 6-7th, Jon Shield, both in sex shows.
Popular among the Asian community

April 16, 2016, 9:30pm - 2am, Saturday/Sunday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ event featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, AsianPop and venturing into the Kpop scene. LA Resident VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers. Tickets $8-$15.
Drag, Dancing & Disorder -- Every 3rd Sunday Afternoon at El Rio
Daytime Realness | Around The World In 80 Gays

April 17, 2016, 2-8pm, at El Rio - 5th season on the patio. Can a drag queen blow around the world in 80 days? Heklina bets her fortune. Hostessing: Heklina (MOTHER), Tom Temprano (HARD FRENCH). Turntabling: Stanley Frank (SOME THING). Guest DJs: Siobhan Aluvalot + Guy Ruben. Performers: K Color, MGM Grande, LOL McFiercen, Au Jus, Mason Dixon Jars. SF's finest queens/ hottest bodies.
Meet Mr San Francisco Leather 2016
Beer Bust Leather Alliance Fundraiser

April 17, 2016, 5-8pm Sunday Beer Bust at Lone Star Saloon - meet Mr SF Leather Cody Elkin, wearing the sash to the International Mr Leather Contest in Chicago over the Memorial Day Weekend. Help raise travel funds w/ $13 cover charge. Coming: March, 2017 (TBC) - contestants vie for the next Mr SF Leather title. See events throughout the year at their website.
OutLoud Storytelling with Landa Lakes, Kevin Rolston, Frida K-Hole

April 19, 2016, 7:30pm at Oasis Main Room. A SF Storytelling Series. Host Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ) invites you to get OutLoud at a new storytelling series featuring true tales by the Bay. Stories of young love, first crushes, embarrassing sexual firsts; Prom reflections, remembrances of virginal innocence and more, exploring the wild, unbridled world of Teenage Lust!
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 21 - May 5, 2016 - the 59th 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.
It's the rowdy red-headed stepchild of English country dance
Queer Contra Dances

April 23, 2016, 7-10pm at Lake Merritt Dance Center, Oakland, 7:30-8pm Beginners' lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance. Caller: Yoyo Zhou. Band: StringFire. Everyone welcome! Traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across the USA and the world. Next: May 28th, June 25th. No dance in July.
Landmark Musical Theatre - The Western Regional Premiere!

April 23 - May 15, 2016, 8pm at The Great Star Theater. Connie Champagne will be featured in the role of Judy Garland. Featuring the music of Peter Allen and a book by Martin Sherman, the musical tells the dazzling, funny, and heart-breaking story of Peter Allen, from humble beginnings growing up in the Australian outback through a meteoric rise to fame and international stardom.
An intimate afternoon with many of your beloved Lamplighters, old and new
Lamplighters Music Theatre | Too Much Happiness

April 24, 2016, 4pm at the Herbst Theater, Green Room, SF. Fun performances include a selection of highlights from the 2015/16 Season (HMS Pinafore, Return of the Deadeye, Ruddygore and The Pirates of Penzance Singalong), and will preview some favorite numbers from the upcoming 2016/17 Season (The Mikado and Patience). Also included: a high quality catered buffet with fine wines.
With Justin Hall and Jon Macy
LDG: Erotic Comics & Art

April 27, 2016 7:30-9:30pm. Queer people have long found community and identity in smutty comics. Bay Area cartoonists Justin Hall and Jon Macy break down artistry and history of queer erotic comics with slides, anecdotes, and discussion. How best to portray kink and fetish? What determines engaging pornographic stories? How do narrative and visual imagery create powerful sexual content?
Celebrating 10 great years!
Bearracuda SF

April 29, 2016, from 10pm at Oasis, 298 11th St. An UNDIES and JOCKS PARTY! The largest party for bears, cubs and friends in the USA. DJ LOUIS LENNON (LONDON). $10.
Theatre Rhinoceros' 38th Season: two premieres, two classics, a musical, 5 shows
Present Laughter by Noel Coward

May 21 - June 19, 2016, at Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. Part II of the Coward Celebration. Noel Coward thinks the world of himself. And so do all his girlfriends and boyfriends
Sanctuary - BOOT CAMP

May 29, 2016, 10pm - late at 1015 Folsom St. SANCTUARY is back and BIG for MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016. It’s their MASSIVE third annual MILITARY BALL. DJs Twisted Dee & Alexander.
The 19th Annual
National Queer Arts Festival

Throughout June, 2016. Performances, walking tour, performance art, men’s chorus, new queer work, visual arts, Glitter Bomb, Q-Sides, Queer Circus, Lesbian Guide to Healing, Agents of Creative Change, Boomtown, Brouhaha, Roots in Resilience, No Tears for Creatures of the Night, Queeriosity, Queer Women of Color Films, Axis Dance, Queerfail, Fresh Meat, Queer Comics, photos...
Frameline 40: There’s No Place Like Here…
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2016

June 16-26, 2016, the 40th edition annual event at Castro Theatre - 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 | SF Pride

June 24, 2016, 10pm-3am at Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF.  Underwear party with furry faces. Two floors of music and fun for Bears, Cubs & friends; hot go-go dancers; DJs Paul Goodyear (Sydney) and very special guests. $15 advance tickets at website:
Gus Presents - San Francisco Pride
Colossus Pride | Hot Pink

June 24-26, 2016, FRI PRIDE LAUNCH PARTY. SAT COLOSSUS Late Night MAIN EVENT. SUN SANCTUARY Pride Closing Party. DJs Nina Flowers, Josh Whitaker, Alex Acosta, GSP, Dan Slater, Dani Toro + Josh Whitaker. THOUSANDS of the HOTTEST Men/ Boys from around the world celebrating Pride at SF’S HOTTEST PARTY EVENTS. LIGHTS/ LASERS/ SOUND/ DECOR/ PRODUCTION such as The City has never seen!
46th Anniversary!
San Francisco Pride 2016

June 26-27, 2016 - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2014 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade from Market & Beale with over 200 contingents marching.
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2016

July 31, 2016. 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 9pm-2am at SF Eagle -throbbing, hot and raw, head-to-toe leather/ uniforms, go-go sluts, pulsating beats - DJs TBA.
The Castro Bear's annual retreat!
Lazy Bear 2016

August 3-8, 2016, the 20th 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!
The 25th Year
San Francisco Fringe Festival 2016

September 9-24, 2016, usually at EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St. Magic, puppetry, clowning, solo performance, original work, and much more - the Bay Area’s largest grassroots festival charges forward with 33 unique shows from both local and non-local artists. See the full program schedule at website:
Golden State Gay Rodeo Association
Best Buck in the Bay

Mid-September, 2016 (TBC), at Russian River Rodeo Grounds - Duncans Mills, Sonoma County. "The Greatest Sho-deo On Earth" - 24th annual rodeo & festival. See their website for details and ongoing events throughout the year.
Folsom Street Friday!

September 23, 2016, 9pm-4am at Public Works, 161 Erie St, SF. Party for bears, cubs and friends on 2 floors of music and men... in the city where the party started. DJs TONY MORAN and PAUL GOODYEAR. 100’s of guys socializing and dancing all night! $20 advance tickets online.
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2016

September 25, 2016, the world's largest leather event, on Folsom Street between 8th & 13th. Bigger IS better at this only-in-San-Francisco event! Something for everyone, 400,000 fetish enthusiasts on 13 city blocks. See updates as posted at website:
Established by Harvey Milk in 1974
Castro Street Fair 2016

October 2, 2016, 11am-6pm. Annual street festival, the first Sunday of October, with hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations celebrate the diversity of the Castro neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance pavilions too. Proceeds go directly to charitable causes important to the Castro community, and for the rainbow flag at Castro and Market.
Country-Western Dance Weekend
Sundance Stompede

October 13-16, 2016. The world's largest annual LGBT country-western dance weekend. Four nights of dance parties. Three days of dance workshops. Hundreds of cowfolks. One amazing weekend at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, and Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. Fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.