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.
December 6, 2013, 7-10pm, at Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St, SF. Join dozens of SF's hottest SnoBros for a fun evening of dancing, food+drinks, fashion show, product demos, giveaways. Snowball is the gay snow weekend March 7-8, 2014 at Squaw Valley.
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 St. Industry and Gus Presents join forces for the 8th edition of a SF holiday tradition. DJs Abel, Luke Johnson. TICKETS: $30 advance. More at the door.
December 7, 2013 9pm-2am, at Edge, 4149 18th St, Collingwood, SF. Contest to choose who will represent the San Francisco leather community and a chance to become International Mister Leather in Chicago next Memorial Day, to represent the leather community all over the world.
December 7, 2013, 9pm-3am, Go BANG! Atomic Dancefloor Disco Action at The Stud, 399 9th St. 5yrs of love/music/dancing. Ken Vulsion+Nicky B+Steve Fabus+Sergio Fedasz! Disco freaks, art school boys & girls, drag queens/ kings, boogie-heads, fierce dancers, flashy dressers, sexy girls, hot boys, DJs, dancers, photographers, artists, fashionistas; gay/straight/bi/tri/whateva!
December 7, 2013 at QBar, 456 Castro St, SF. Dance your ass off to the best indie, electro, and disco house music by DJs DCNSTRCT and MyKill. Returning in Spring 2014 with a bigger Cock Fight at a new venue as a quarterly event with slutty bartenders, fucked-up TV, messy go-go boys and bitchy DJs. Brought to you by Culture Whores, the dirty minds behind Cock Fight and FAGGOT.
December 7, 2013, 9pm-3am, at Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. Party for bears, cubs and friends... in the city where the party started. Tickets $6 before 10pm, $10 after. DJs MATT CONSOLA and MEDIC with BLACKOUT SANTA!
December 9 & 23, 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.
December 9, 2013 7:30pm, at Castro Theatre. The story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight Baltimore youth to international drag superstardom, in films such as Pink Flamingos by John Waters. Spitting in the face of body image status quos, gender identity, sexuality, and beauty, to become the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty.
December 12, 2013, 9:30pm at Crib, 715 Harrison St. "BRITNEY JEAN" Album Release Party! 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: Dec 19th -THE CRIB PRE-CHRISTAMS PARTY + December babies birthday bash; Dec 26th -THE CRIB PRE-NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH!
December 12, 2013 at Union Square Ice Rink, 333 Post St. A night of laughs, lip syncing and lipstick! San Francisco’s most fabulous holiday tradition presented by Visit Mendocino County, will feature Donna Sachet as mistress of ceremonies with special guest Sister Roma. Photo booth will feature photo ops with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (for a small donation).
December 13, 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: Kristin Seibert (NC). Band: Richard Mandel and Erin Shrader. Next: Jan 10, Feb 14. Also see Saturday dates in Oakland: Dec 7, 2013; and Jan 4 + Feb 1, 2014.
December 14, 2013, 10pm at Rickshaw Stop. Second Saturdays/month 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!!"
December 14, 2013, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. Shangri-La is your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination each 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
December 14-29, 2013 at EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St. The second annual Holiday show written and performed by Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers; directed by Joan Mankin. Rolling out a series of vignettes, improvisations, singalongs, and sundry subversions, plus a few chestnuts from last year; a touch of mockery and blasphemy to balance traditional piety and purchasing that overwhelm December.
December 14, 2013, 11am-2pm, at Books Inc, in the Castro, 2275 Market Street. The bookstore's very own favorite drag queen storyteller, Mutha will be reading from holiday classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas at an all-ages, all inclusive storytime!
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 20, 2013, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF, with queer hosts BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ, and BLYTHE BALDWIN! You only get 5 minutes, they will stop you if you go over time. Performance poet and activist Sonya Renee is a national/international poetry slam champion, published author, and transformational leader.
December 22, 2013 12:30pm-5am, at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, SF. GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock (Pop/Dance); Christmas goodies. Reserve tickets online. GAMeBoiSF, 18+ California's number one nightclub of choice among the Asian community; dance music and video club, featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, and AsianPop.
Through December 22, 2013, at Decker Theatre, NCTC. My Beautiful Laundrette - a young ambitious Pakistani and his white lover strive for success when they open a glamorous laundrette. Through Jan 12, 2014 -Avenue Q; Jan 17-Feb 23 -The Paris Letter; Feb 21-Mar 23 -Yellow; Mar 21-Apr 27 -Standing On Ceremony; May 16-Jun 28 -The Homosexuals; May 23-Jun 28 -Devil Boys from Beyond.
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-4am, at 550 Barneveld Avenue, SF. 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.
December 28, 2013, 8pm, at The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet will celebrate their 20th anniversary with the SF premiere of their new musical comedy, America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild! + guest appearances and a sashay down memory lane --all in glorious 4-part harmony.
December 29, 2013, 6-late at 1015 Folsom. DJ Phil B. See Website for details.
December 31, 2013, 8pm-4am, at Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. Party for Bears, Cubs & friends. DJs PAUL GOODYEAR (Sydney) and MATT STANDS (Seattle). $20 advance tickets online or at BODY on Castro after December 15th.
December 31, 2013, 9pm - late, at Roccapulco, 3140 Mission Street, Bernal Heights, SF. New Years Eve Party with DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Cindel. $60 advance tickets online or at Body SF.
December 31, 2013, 9pm-4am, at The Armory. Vau de Vire Society performances/spectacle; The Crystal Method; Bohemian Truth/Beauty/Love/Freedom; cutting-edge sound, intentional revelry: poets, performers, aerialists, DJs, burlesque dancers, painters, acrobats, absinthe hawkers, kink, visual treats, crimson busts, decadent costumes.
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.
January 19, 2014, 10pm - 6am at 1015 Folsom Street, San Francisco CA. The Billy Lace Birthday Bash, featuring DJs BILLY LACE | THERESA. Men, Music, Muscle!
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.
November 6-10, 2014. 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. See website for more details closer to the event.
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.