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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.
"The coolest gay bar outside the Castro"
NSA (No Strings Attached) Underwear Night

Every 2nd Tuesday night of the month, 10pm at OMG, 43 6th St. Porn superstar Michael Brandon hosts NSA Underwear Night following Comedy Open Mic.  $3 suggested donation gets you in after 10pm. Free clothes check and free welcome drink. Doors close at 1am - no ins and outs after that. Special performance at 1:15am, dark-n-dirty beats, sexy vibe.
"The Sweetest Things..."
Pan Dulce

Thursdays at The Cafe CLOSED after January 1, 2015. Plans for new updated version of PAN DULCE at another club for "America's #1 Latin Fiesta." Latin, Dance Musica & Hip Hop all night, and Hot Papi Go-Go Dancers. See their webisite for the latest updates.
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.
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!!"
Dan Savage's Sexiest, Funnest, Most Creative Dirty Short Movie Fest
Hump Tour

February 25-28, 2015, at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, SF. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination
ShangriLa | Get on Your Neon

February 28, 2015, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination every 2nd and 4th Saturday/ month. DJs Josh Whitaker, Russ Rich, Khmera Rouge + Funkandmetry SF. Next date: March 14th - One Sexy Dizzney Party with DJ/Producer PAUL GOODYEAR - wear your favorite Disney outfits - see facebook.
By Hugh Whitemore
Theatre Rhinoceros: Breaking the Code

March 4-22, 2015, Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. Alan Turing, British computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon runner who helped crack the German Enigma code and invent the computer. Convicted of homosexuality, sentenced to undergo hormone treatments, physically/ mentally debilitated he died a suicide, forgotten, alone.
A little bit folky, a little bit flirty, a whole lot of fun
SF Bay Queer Contra Advanced Dance

March 7, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. Dance lesson 7:30-8pm. Dance 8-10:30pm. Caller Rachel Shapiro Wallace. Band: Sassafras Stomp (Adam Nordell, Johanna Davis, and Putnam Smith). $10-15 or pwyc. Gender-role-free, traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across USA/world. Next dates: Apr 4, 2015; Dance Camp Apr 10-12.
The Center for Asian American Media presents

March 12-22, 2015 at Castro Theatre. An 11-day celebration of film, music and food. OUT/HERE: from drag queens and music videos to glittery genderqueers, homegrown feminist heroes and Beat-era artists, these local queer shorts are exciting, vibrant and alive. See more films and schedules at website:
Second Fridays
Circle Left Contra Dance

March 13, 2015 + every 2nd Friday, 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson. 8-11pm dance at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Street, Oakland. Gender-free Friday contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Caller: Jean Gibson-Gorrindo. Band:Buddy System (Noah VanNorstrand and Julie Vallimont). Next: (Apr 10-12 Queer Contra Dance Camp), May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14.
One of the fastest up and coming DJs currently in the circuit scene

March 14, 2015, 10pm - 4am, at Beatbox. "San Francisco's Ultimate Monthly Dance Party" back for another round of High Energy House and Hard Hitting Tribal Beats! With DJ Guy Sheiman from Tel Aviv. Exclusive lasers, one of the best sound systems on the west coast (by Danley Sound Labs), intense club lighting to compliment the high-energy style of the event. $20 before 11pm
The Tuesday night Beatbox event has ended
Beatbox Country Saturdays

March 14, 2015, 6-9:30pm at Beatbox, 314 11th St. Monthly Saturday night dance at Beatbox continues, usually on first Saturday of the month (except this monrh). Fantastic space, gorgeous hardwood floor, awesome sound system, fully-stocked bar, and central location. Beginner lessons 6-7 pm. $8 admission.
By special arrangement Gus Presents + INDUSTRY SF proudly

March 14, 2015, 10m-6am at Sound Factory, 525 Harrison. Gay dance party with the exclusive premiere San Francisco DJ performance of the gorgeous and talented O’HALLEY BROTHERS.
CAAMFest & Frameline Encore present
My Fair Wedding + KUMU HINA

March 15, 2015, 9:30pm, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro. My Fair Wedding - intimate/ candid documentary by Jang Hee-sun follows Gwang-Soo and Dave, romantically involved for 9 years, as they plan their landmark wedding. March 26th 7pm at Roxie Theater - KUMU HINA - proud, confident mahu transgender person struggles to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values in modern day Hawai’i.
Drag, Dancing & Disorder -- Every 3rd Sunday Afternoon at El Rio
Daytime Realness - Returns March 2015

March 15,2015 and every third Sunday afternoon, 2-8pm, at El Rio. Patio party with DJs Dr Sleep and Miss Pop, plus performances by Mahlae Balenciaga, Loh L McFiercen, Jenna Talia, Carnie Asada, Scarlett Letters - among San Francisco's finest queens, along with some of the city's hottest bodies.
Popular among the Asian community

March 21, 2015, 9:30pm - 2am, Saturday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, AsianPop and venturing into the Kpop scene. LA Resident VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers.
Largest attended bear dance party /most prolific gay dance event in USA
Bearracuda | Solid Gold

March 21, 2015, from 10pm, at Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. Party for bears, cubs and friends... in the city where the party started. Shining anthems from 1980-88, featuring the SOLID GOLD DANCERS and DJ ROTTEN ROBBIE. $10 at the door.
Gus Presents
Underworld: JockStrap Party

March 21, 2015, 10pm - late at 60 6th Street, SF, alley entrance. Gay men's dance party in jock straps with DJ Shawn Perry. Clothes check is fast, easy and secure.
San Francisco Country-Western Dancing
Sundance Oscar Night

March 22, 2015 at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave. Oscar Night. Sundays 5-10:30pm, with lessons 5:30-7:15pm. Coming up: April 12th Sundance Saloon 16th Anniversary Party; May 24th Sundance Saloon Spring Round-Up; June 27-28 San Francisco Pride; and July 19 Sundance Saloon Beach Party. See website for details.
Bring your open queer hearts, your bravery, you vulnerability... and have fun!
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic

March 27, 2015, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF, FOURTH FRIDAYs with 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!
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Season 37

April 1-2, 2015, 8pm at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue. More than a concert; a celebration of life. Sharing stories of passion as only music can express them, the show crosses three centuries, with three stunning premieres, capturing passions that define us and bring us together. Featuring the world premiere of “My Friend, My Lover: Five Walt Whitman Songs.”
MovieMaker Magazine: “coolest film festivals”
Disposable Film Festival

April 9-12, 2015 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.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 23 - May 7, 2015 the 58th 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.
Lamplighters’ 1st staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s final collaboration
Lamplighters Music Theatre | The Grand Duke / The Statutory Duel

April 25-26, 2015, at Yerba Buena Center. A topsy-turvy upside-down farcical world as a theatrical troupe deposes the ruler of a tiny European Duchy and then squabble over which “role” in government each actor should “play,” with uproarious consequences. Score includes variety of musical styles, from Viennese waltz to uproarious Parisian can-can dance numbers.
The basis of the film Stage Beauty, a “world class, clever” comedy (Variety)
Compleat Female Stage Beauty

May 15 - June 14, 2015, 8pm/Sun 2pm, at The New Conservatory Theatre. In 1661 London the most renowned leading lady is a man named Edward Kynaston. He's the toast of the town until King Charles II changes the law and allows women to act. By the stroke of a pen, Kynaston's world is turned upside-down.
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Bearracuda Gay Pride

June 26, 2015, 9pm-3am , at Beatbox, 314 11th St. The largest US party: 1200+ furry faces; special guest DJs: WAYNE G and special guests TBA!. Advance tickets $15 at website:
Valerie and Mike Corral to Receive HT Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 Cannabis Cup San Francisco

June 28-29, 2015, noon at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. Two-day trade show/EXPO with vendor booths, seminars + The HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony. Saturday night entertainment from around 8pm. Tickets online:
The Castro Bear's annual retreat!
Lazy Bear 2015

July - August, 2015, the 19th 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!
Golden State Gay Rodeo Association
Best Buck in the Bay

September 11-13, 2015, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds - Duncans Mills, Sonoma County. "The Greatest Sho-deo On Earth" - 23rd annual rodeo & festival. See their website for details and ongoing events throughout the year.
The Queer Cultural Center presents the 17th annual
Queer Arts Summit 2015

Fall, 2015. Queer/ non-Queer arts presenters + diverse group of established Queer performing artists to promote national touring as a strategy to improve the economic condition of cutting-edge LGBT theater, dance and jazz/blues artists. Proposed events will comprise 3 plenary sessions, at least 10 workshops and panel discussions and 20 showcase performances by LGBT performing artists.
Bear themed events, shows, & parties
San Francisco Bear Pride 2015

November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Events usually include: concerts, food, hiking, tours, movies, Bearracuda party, Underbear party, Bears/Baths/Beyond, SF Eagle and Lone Star Saloon bar events, Sunday Brunch, and more parties. See website for more details closer to the event.
Hunky Men, No Shirts.
Hella Gay Comedy Festival 2015

November, 2015 (to be confirmed), at: OMG! SF, Magnet SF, Pa'ina Lounge SF, Supper Club SF, Club 21 Oakland, White Horse Inn Oakland, Layover Oakland, Rooz Cafe Oakland. What do male strippers, fag hags, straight guys in underwear and LGBT comedians have in common? 12 stand up comedy shows; all gay, all lesbian, all women, all men, and mixed line ups! All shows have gay-themed twist!