Friday 11pm - 6am + Saturday 11pm - 8am at Heaven, Spitalgasse 5, playing Deep House, Progressive House and Techno on Fridays, variety of music including Charts Disco, Pop, House, Techno to Open Format on Saturdays. Resident and international guest DJs. Also Saturday DUDECUTE! afterparties.
The best guide to LGBTQ and gay-friendly parties in Zurich, and the nearby cities of Bern, Basel, and Luzern. In German, but with links to English-language websites and facebook pages.
Wednesdays 10pm-3am at Heldenbar. Queer, gay, lesbian, bi, straight mid-week deep house and techno dance party night from "der sonnenkrieger" - the the sun warrior.
Ongoing fetish parties at rage-club sector abc. sportswear + sneakers-parties + biker gear + sex parties - at all rage sectors - play fair, fuck safe. See website for weekly lineup of events:
WE Party, Sportsparty, Sündenbock, and No Regrets gay circuit dance parties and afterhours throughout the year. See 2016 dates at their website:
February 3, 2017, 11pm-6am Friday night/Saturday morning at Heaven Club, Spitalgasse 5. LGBT Pop, Dance, House, DJ: DjCK (Sexy Köln) plays Elektro, Pop & Dance. 1:30am Drag Show with Odette Hella‘Grand. Entry: CHF 15.
February 4-5, 2017, 10pm-5am, at X-TRA. Past year: A sumptuous night blending chic with erotic - the biggest glam party Angels ever! Soiree of beauty, grace, joie de vivre. DJs TBA playing progressive, Tribal, Tech-House. Tix: Cranberry Bar, Männerzone + Rathaus Cafe. See 2017 updates at their website:
February 4, 2017, 11pm - 7am at Heaven. Electronic music dance party open to those age 16 and over. Entry: 10 CHF. Proceeds from the party go directly to support the work of Milchjugend youth group magazine.
February 10, 2017, 11pm - 6am at Heaven, Spitalgasse 5. Gay Dance Party with Balkan Beats. DJ Countessa behind the turntables pushes up the temperature with sharp Balkan beats. Drag Show at 1:30am with a New Star taking the stage. Admission: CHF 15. Next date: in April 2017.
February 11, 2017, 11pm - 7am at Heaven. What makes a really great dudecute? A sweet DJ, who provides a great sound and a dancing crowd. On the turntables: DJ Dennis Sommer, with a pumping mix of house beats, and popular dance tunes. Open Format/ House. Entry: CHF 20.
February 11, 2017, Saturday 11pm-8am, at Stairs Club. An era ends! Relive the memories of these years since September 2009 with all their breaking acts and DJs - at this one last night of Future Waves. Live Acts: Kularis; Twodelic; Benzoo. DJs: Mullekular; Beat Herren; Adda; Creator; and Lego. Deko: 3-Raum-Deko.
February 17, 2017, 11pm-6am at Heaven. Gay dance night - a hot mix of up-to-date pop and sharp RnB tracks at one of Zürich's most popular dancefloors! DJ VICKTOR, aka local drag star Vicky Goldfinger, will heat up the dance floor. Drag Show at 1:30am with Roxxy Cream/ Heaven Drag Race 2017. Admission: CHF 15. Ongoing monthly Friday night party.
February 18, 2017, from 11pm at Club GUTENBERGstrasse, Gutenbergstrasse 1. Gays + friends dance party number 6 with DJs playing Psytrance and Progressive. Darkroom, smoking area. Formerly known as Gayme Party.
February 18, 2017, 11pm - 7am at Heaven. Gay dance party. DJ Vicky Goldfinger with open format. In addition to hair brushing, dirty jokes and shooting wild selfies, Vicky serves you the most popular and danceable club hits as always. A real multitasker who is worth visiting! CHF 20. Ongoing monthly Saturday nights w/ guest drag DJs.
February 24, 2017, 11pm-6am at Heaven. Attitude has become an integral part of the Heaven menu, popular with fans of good dance music. Be there as Heaven comes to the boil as DJ Vicky Goldfinger, along with her usual serving of Glamor, plays a contemporary mix of Pop, Charts and House. Drag Show from 1:30am by Agyness Champagne. Entry: 15 CHF.
February 24, 2017, 11pm-8am at Frieda's Büxe - New location housewarming party. DJs: TBA, Workinprogress Performances. Private gay electronic dance party for friends and their friends. And maybe their friends. If you have no friend of Klaus see their "friend-for-one-night" list at: yourkiki.ch - or facebook page below:
February 25, 2017, 9pm-late, at Papiersaal, Kalanderplatz 6. Cozy evening/ ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/Show 9pm. Tickets: CHF 20.
February 25, 2017, 10pm at Stairs. Celebrating one last time at the club at the top of the stairs. The night belongs to the progressive side. Live Acts: Querox; Monod; Zane; Beat Herren; Rücksicht; Mono. DJs: Beat Herren; Marcosis; Bassjunkie; Tom Ritalin; Nassiria; Afternow; D-Liscious b2b Montana; Astronix b2b Impact. SPECIAL Co2 Booster + Lasershow by Higher Level Deco. 28 CHF.
February 10-11, 2017, 11pm-6am at Heaven. FRI: Dragqueen/ DJane Vicky Goldfinger Poppy mixes + Charlet C. House, she of sharp tongue, follows on the turntables, guaranteed to pack the dance floor; The Trinity Girls, Agyness Champagne, Vicky Goldfinger and Milky Diamond deliver happy birthday real fireworks in a bomb-like medley... and a cake! SAT: DJs Dennis Sommer + José Jones.
March 11, 2017, 11pm at Exil, Zürich. LGBTQ dance party. Escape the gloomy season with a floral carpet of sound; new and older discoveries of indie, pop, rock and electro-sphere. Upcoming 2017 dates: Apr 22nd at Dynamo; May 20th at Alte Kaserne; June 10 Pride Zürich, Wagen.
April 16, 2017, 10pm-5am at Plaza-Zurich, Badenerstrasse 109. Queer party 12 years running at irregular intervals. HipHop, RnB, Dance Charts, Deep House dance parties. DJs: Starring: CONCHITA with DJs: MELLI MAGIC (BERLIN), GLORIA VIAGRA (BERLIN), VICKY GOLDFINGER (ZÜRICH), ANGEL O (ZÜRICH), ZÖR GOLLIN (ZÜRICH). Hosted by MILKY DIAMOND.
April 26 - May 4, 2017. LGBT film festival at various venues in Zurich including Cabaret Voltaire; then following week, May 5-7, at Cinema Luna, in Frauenfeld.
May, 2017. An annual month of a hundred or so events - LGBT films, readings, discussions, performance art, comedy, theatre works, sports, music concerts, dance parties and more. See the full daily program at website:
May 5-7, 2017, 10pm-6am at X-tra, Limmatstrasse 118. Annual epic spring adventure: sensual, fresh, all white weekend: Opening Party, WHITE PARTY, Main Event + FLEXX WHITE AFTERHOURS. See DJs/ hotel package offer online:
May 20, 2017, 11pm - 7am at Heaven. Gay circuit dance style night with DJs José Jones (Barcelona) + Angel O (Zürich). Shirtless dancing bodies rub against one another to the DJs' drifting bass sounds; the mood gets increasingly aroused, and Splash Party/ Heaven is back in full swing. Entry: CHF 20
June 9-10, 2017 annual events. Fri/Sat June 9-10th Festival with bars, food and entertainment stage - all-night movies too. Saturday June 10th Parade/demo usually follows shoreline of Lake Zurich, beginning at Hafendamm Enge, ending at Kreuzstrasse. Other events take place in week before. See their website for updates.
Late-July Saturday, 2017 (TBC), past year at the Strandbad Wollishofen Lido (pool). Long-distance swim of 1800 meters over a period of one hour - for competitive swimmers and casual fun in the waters of the lake. See details and registration forms at website:
Mid-August, 2017. Colorful house/ techno parade --dancing in the streets, electronic music, top international stars, innovative newcomers, 30 Love Mobile moving stages, plus six fixed stages along the route, Wide selection of music with top DJs and dance animations, typically 200+ DJs, live acts & VJs plus hundreds of dancers performing, 1pm-midnight +after-hours party.
Mid-August, 2017 (TBC), from 10pm at Club X-TRA, Limmatstrasse 118. Special party event to celebrate Street Parade supported by national and international stars at the booth and on stage. Details online as announced. See updates and previous event photos at their website:
Mid-August, 2017, at Heaven, immediately following the parade Heaven promises boisterous reveling with the best sounds - past year from DJs Charlet C House (GMF Berlin) + Djane playing a poppy mix of party hits with a touch of House and RnB for those who have not yet celebrated enough at Street Parade - Heaven will be in the House. Open Format, Pop. Admission: CHF 20
July 5-7, 2019. Three-day folk/ arts/ music festival that attracts millions of visitors each third year to Bahnhofstrasse and Paradeplatz with: Friday and Saturday musical fireworks displays; amusement park rides; over 70 shops on Sechseläutenplatz, Hafendamm Enge, Mythenquai, Limmatquai, Bürkliplatz and at City Hall. See more at their website:
September - October, 2017, at Sechseläutenplatz Zürich. The work of up-and-coming young filmmakers from around the world, awarding the "Goldenes Auge" prize in the competitive category. Eleven days with 70 film premières, well-known actors & directors. Also discussions on the films. The program of the 13th ZFF will be published in September 2017
October- November, 2017. Annual party under a great tent in the traditional Münchener manner, at Bauschänzli Island, with Bavarian beer, food & music -- natürlich! See website for details and tickets online.
November 4-5, 2017 (TBC), 10pm-6am at Club X-tra, Limmatstrasse 118. Annual dance party weekend from the Angels group. Past year: DJs Mauro Mozart (BR); Eddie Martinez (US); Ricardo Ruhga (DE); Extasia (CH). After Party 5-11am at Alte Kaserne presented by flexx. Dark progressive & tribal sound w/ DJs Alessandro Londra (UK) + Beat Herren (CH). See website for 2017 updates:
January 20-27, 2018, the 14th annual gay ski week: 5700 foot elevation mountain resort, parties, gourmet dining, dancing, lounging in the sun, 10 gay-friendly hotels - boutique to chalet, foam party, fondue night, classical piano concert, pool party, cabaret-night, drag- queen ski race.