In the heart of the city, every Thursday night at AnKERT Klub, Paulay Ede utca 33. No admission charge. Terrace, cloakroom, lounge, dance hall. Two dj's, nu-disco, deep house, indie, pop. Music from 9pm, dance most likely from 11.30pm. Crowd is mixed, mainly 20-35 y.o. Hungarian Gay guys. No dress code, no basement, no excuse!
Third or 4th Saturdays at Kraft Club - Confetti Dreams - "biggest gay party in Budapest!" Huge dance floor, many bars, huge stage, best female singer with a fantastic show & sexiest dancers, foam boys, mermaids. DJs include Szilveszter, Benny Blake, Sztárvendég, Vásáry André. See website for upcoming dates.
October 26 - November 3, 2013 at Toldi Art Cinema. Once part of the Budapest Pride Cultural and Film Festival, now an expanded event series. Film screenings in Budapest, Pécs and Szeged. The majority of the titles are award-winning films that will be shown for the first, possibly the only time in Hungary.
November 9, 2013 - January 12, 2014. Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, the legendary Beat Generation. NYC and SF 1940s beginnings, live performances, films (including “Pull My Daisy”), texts, photos, discussion, art reproductions, handwritten drafts, unpublished documents. A new language/ new ways of living; a poetic world view, with effects still felt today.
Early July annual week-long festival features a variety of events in different parts of the capital; includes film screenings, discussions, workshops, theater performances, art exhibitions, !TAPE – pRide and other parties, burlesque, drag shows, concerts, picnic, and Saturday afternoon Budapest Pride March. See fb
August 11-18, 2014 multi-cultural festival of music on Óbudai Island each year. Take local train (HÉV) departing from Batthyány tér. Around 1000 performances take place each year during the week-long festival. There are YouTube live streams if you can't make it, and an official "after movie" to be released after the event.
Mid-September, 2014 (tentative) Mr Bear Hungary contest, parties, events. Ongoing - once a month party for meeting bears and their chasers; every last Saturday in the month gay bears from Hungary and from around the World.