Tuesdays, 6:30-11pm, at Beatbox dance floor - enormous and made of real wood (a rarity in SF). If you’re new, there are FREE lessons every week 7-8pm. Premium sound system, best West of the Mississippi, an inclusive, welcoming club with friendly courteous staff; friendly, low-key crowd of men and woman who just want to have fun.
Every Wednesday, at Club 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland - 6:30pm doors open; 7-8pm Line Dance lessons; 8pm open Country Western Dance Party with live performances, raffle prizes, drink specials. Also every Thursday at Sundance Saloon SF, 6:30-10:30pm, (lessons 7-8pm) + Sundays 5-10:30pm (lessons 5:30-7:15pm).
Every Thursday, 9pm-2am at The Cafe, 2369 Market St. "America's #1 Latin Fiesta." Latin, Dance Musica & Hip Hop all night, Hot Papi Go-Go Dancers. No cover before 10pm, 2-4-1 drinks before 10:30pm.
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.
Now, ongoing through June 28, 2014, at Decker Theatre, NCTC. Includes: Band Fags - Sept 13 - Oct 13; Dirty Little Showtunes - Oct 11 - Nov 10; My Beautiful Laundrette - Nov 8 - Dec 22; Avenue Q - Dec 6, 2013 - Jan 12, 2014. Followed by: The Paris Letter, Yellow, Standing On Ceremony, The Homosexuals, Devil Boys from Beyond.
November 7-11, 2013. Events include: Nightlife at the Academy, concerts, food, hiking, tours, movies, Bearracuda party, Underbear party, Bears/Baths/Beyond, SF Eagle and Lone Star Saloon bar events, Dim Sum Sunday Brunch, Beach Blanket Babylon, Play Party, Beatbox Closing Party, 440 Underwear Night... Hotel Mark Twain + Holiday Inn + Americania Hotel discounts; Virgin America discounts.
November 7, 2013, 9:30pm at Crib, 715 Harrison St. SF's famed 18+ destination for gay boys, girls + friends! EVERY THURS NIGHT best pop, hip-hop, rap, videos, crazy giveaways and hot surprises every Thursday! Next: Nov 14th -LADY GAGA "ARTPOP" Album Release Party!; Nov 21st -The Crib Pre-Thanksgiving Party + November Babies Birthday Bash; Nov 28th - CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
November 8, 2013, 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson. 8-11pm dance at the Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. Gender-free Friday contra dance in Berkeley sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Caller: Susan Michaels. Band: Brian Theriault and Burke Trieschmann. Next: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14. Also see Saturday dates in Oakland: Nov 2 + Dec 7, 2013; and Jan 4 + Feb 1, 2014.
November 9, 2013, 10pm at Rickshaw Stop. Second Saturdays/month queer dance party for Dykes, lezzies, Trannies, Homos & Friends. Super ecstatic DJs Koslov 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!!"
November 9, 2013, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. FREE Mustache Tats + Shades giveaways for first 100 guests! Music by DJ Christopher B, hosted by Khmera Rouge & Jezebel Patel! Single release & CD Giveaway Paris Hilton "Good Time" while supplies last. Shangri-La is your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination each 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
November 9, 2013, 10pm-4am at BeatBox, 314 11th St. SF Bear Pride 2013 continues at the Underbear Party!! Strip down to your undies, dance, drink and cruise around. DJs John LePage and Shane Stiel provide the soundtrack all night. Clothes check available upstairs. FREE entry with Bear Tags, otherwise: $10 b4 10pm, $15 after.after.
November 9, 2013, 9pm-3am at Public Works, 161 Erie Street. Party for Bears, Cubs & friends. Peaches LIVE and DJ Steve Sherwood in the main room; Upstairs DJs Robert Jeffrey and Stanley Frank.
November 10, 2013, 6pm-midnight. Veteran's Day Weekekend Sunday Tea Dance at MIGHTY, 119 Utah Street, SF. Four times a year event from Gus Presents. DJs: GRIND and Russ Rich.
November 11 & 25, 2013, 7:30-8:30pm at Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St, SF. Just dick, desire… and lots of naked guys in one room! SF Jacks meat 2nd and 4th Mondays each month - play until you’re 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.
November 23, 2013 9:30pm-2am, at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, SF. Lady Gaga CD & Autographed Squared Movie Poster Giveaways. Thanksgiving dinner will be served! Bring your canned food to be donated to a local food bank. See website for updates.
November 23, 2013, 10pm-4am at The Sound Factory, 525 Harrison Street, SF. DJ SHAWN P. $20 advance, more at the door. In association with Steamworks, Berkeley.
November 23, 2013 8pm-12am, at Yoshi's Jazz Club, 1330 Fillmore St. One-man spoken-word vaudeville act celebrates Water's film career and obsessional tastes, focusing on early negative artistic influences and fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and extremes of the contemporary art world. Joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life.
November 24, 2013, 6pm-midnight at Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street. DJs RALPHI ROSARIO + GRIND. 100% Profits donated to SF AIDS FOUNDATIO. Special performance by The HERO Go-Go Studs! $20 Tickets Available from Hosts. $25 Regular Advance. More on the door.
December 7, 2013, 7:30-10:30pm, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. Faux Snow Ball. Lesson 7:30-8pm. Dance 8-10:30pm. Caller: Kalia Kliban. Band: Flower and McClaren. Desert Social 10:30pm. Gender-role-free, traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across USA/world. Next: Jan 4, 2014, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5.
December 7, 2013, 10pm - 4am at Factory, 525 Harrison Street, featuring DJ ABEL!. See more details at website below; also on Twitter
December 15, 2013, gather noon, at Lookout Bar, 3600 16th St. Festive romp through streets of the Castro to support free programs and services of SF AIDS Foundation. Everyone welcome, men/women, gay/straight, young/old. Strip down tounderwear or don holiday costume. Express yourself while raising awareness and money to fight HIV/AIDS. After Party to follow. Register or donate online:
December 24, 2013, 5, 7 and 9pm, at The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. A fun-filled evening with joyous holiday favorites, classics, and surprises; special guest performers SF Opera soprano Marina Harris and vocalist Matt Alber. Also playing December 6, 2013, 8pm at the War Memorial Opera House.
December 28, 2013, 10pm-6am, at Space550, 550 Barneveld Avenue. Gus Presents Ritual, a truly MASSIVE dance - fresh and epic new sound, light and laser systems, re-done bar area, and cheap and fast curbside town car rides home... no waiting! DJ Eddie Martinez. Plus: TUE December 31, 2013 at Space 550, COLOSSUS with DJs RITUAL JOE GAUTHREAUX + CINDEL
December 28, 2013 10pm-4am at 550 Barneveld Avenue, SF. New sound, new lights, curbside taxi service. DJ Eddie Martinez. More details at website
December 29, 2013, 6-late at 1015 Folsom. DJ Phil B. See Website for details.
January 18-19, 2013. The Edwardian Vendor Bazaar Daytime Shopping at The Regency Sutter Room, 1270 Sutter St. The 14th Annual Edwardian Ball at The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness. Music, theatre, dance, art, storytelling, circus arts, fashion, technology, art & stories; artists, performers, high-flying trapezes, steam-powered machines, costumed ballgoers.
February 14-17, 2014 for bears by bears. Movie Night, Kickoff Party, Happy Hour, cocktail and dance parties, BOSF Beer Busts, buffets and BBQs plus many more events all over town.
February 21-23, 2014 (Fri/Sat 8pm, Sat/Sun 2pm) at Yerba Buena Center, SF. Gabriel von Eisenstein, his beautiful wife Rosalinda, her besotted lover Alfred, the pert and saucy parlor-maid Adele, and the wily Doctor Falke, confuse and amuse themselves and us in a sophisticated hide-and-seek game of mistaken identity. Also Walnut Creek, Livermore and Mt View performances in Jan-Feb 2014.
March 7-9, 2014, Men's snow weekend - a massive North Lake Tahoe CA pow wow, featuring: dance parties + aprés ski mixers, mountain guide hosted board and ski groups, High Camp lunch hosted by the Truckee Snobros, premium Village accommodations at discount rates, ice skating, fireside lodge shenanigans. DJ lineups, etc, TBA.
Late March, 2014. Annual festival at The Castro Theatre. Celebrating the democratization of cinema made possible by low-cost video technology like mobile phones, pocket cameras, DSLRs, etc. Screenings, workshops, competitions, panels, and other events educate, inspire, and promotes experimentation for a new generation of filmmakers to enter and change the industry.
April - May, 2014 annual spring festival of 15 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery & innovation. Screening venues 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.
Mid-June, 2014, annual event, 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.
June 2014. Month-long multidisciplinary festival of queer artists at various venues around the Bay Area, including SOMArts, The Garage, Root Division, MCCLA, Brava, The LGBT Center, Potens. Workshops, readings, film, satire, comedy, dance, drag, music, theater, performances, mixed media, spoken word. Includes The Fresh Meat Festival premiere transgender and queer performances.
June 28-29, 2014 - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2013 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade from Market & Beale with over 200 contingents marching.
July 26, 2014, (tentative) 7pm, at Lam Research Theater, YBC. Join glamorous contestants as they walk the red carpet and strut their stuff on the silver screen! fFeaturing Mr and Miss GAPA 2013. Meet and mingle with judges at reception, food and drinks -- the perfect kick-off for RUNWAY Silver!
July 27, 2014. 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 TBA.
July - August, 2014, the 18th 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!
Late-September, 2014, usually at Driscoll Ranch, 5460 La Honda Rd, in La Honda, CA. "The Greatest Sho-deo On Earth" - 22nd annual rodeo & festival. See their website for details and ongoing events throughout the year.
September 28, 2014, the world's largest leather event, on Folsom Street, San Francisco with dance party that night. All part of Leather Week festivities.
October 5, 2014, 11am-6pm. Annual street festival, hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations celebrate the diversity of the Castro neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance pavilions too.
October 16 - 19, 2014 at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, SF. San Francisco's annual country-western dance weekend for the LGBT community and friends. Four nights of dance parties (at Sundance, Regency Ballroom, Holiday Inn). Three days of dance workshops. Hundreds of cowfolks. All-year Two-Stepping, Two Nights! --at Sundance every Sunday + Thursday night.