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Open To All

Although we are a membership-based club with lots of perks for our members, we also believe in fostering a safe, inclusive environment where all are welcome.

The following are Academy events open to all—and best of all, most are free for members and their guests.

You're invited to come check it out.

  • Divas & Drinks: Honoring LGBTQ+ Black Women Leaders & Allies
    Divas & Drinks: Honoring LGBTQ+ Black Women Leaders & Allies
    Fri, Feb 23
    The Academy SF
    Feb 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Feb 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Celebrate Black History Month 2024 as the San Francisco Bay Times and The Academy SF honor LGBTQ+ Black women leaders and allies from throughout the Bay Area—and Wine Country too—including a performance of a new show honoring Black women composers!
  • Academy Live: Gay Cabaret Open Mic w/ Russell Deason & Friends
    Academy Live: Gay Cabaret Open Mic w/ Russell Deason & Friends
    Sat, Feb 24
    The Academy SF
    Feb 24, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Feb 24, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Get ready to ignite your night with a fabulous evening of gay cabaret starring the talented Russell Deason on the keys! Everyone is invited to stand up and belt out their favorite tunes, promising an atmosphere filled with infectious laughter and radiant smiles.
  • Academy Prosper: LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath
    Academy Prosper: LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath
    Tue, Feb 27
    The Academy SF
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Join us for LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath led by Alex Castro—an all levels and all bodies flow. Take a break from your busy workday to get some fresh air, stretch, open, and clear your mind.
  • Academy Forum: Oscar Preview with Jan Wahl & Frameline
    Academy Forum: Oscar Preview with Jan Wahl & Frameline
    Thu, Feb 29
    The Academy
    Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Jan is back! Join us for a conversation with Emmy-winning producer, entertainment reporter and film critic, (and wearer of many hats!) Jan Wahl. Interviewed by Frameline's Director of Programming, Allegra Madsen, Jan will disch about Hollywood's LGBTQ history, Oscar predictions, and more.
  • Castro Art Walk: Works by Simón Malvaez
    Castro Art Walk: Works by Simón Malvaez
    Fri, Mar 01
    The Academy SF
    Mar 01, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Mar 01, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Join us for the monthly Castro Art Walk as we continue our current showcase of works by artist Simón Malvaez.
  • Academy Live: Katy Stephan with Special Guest Keith Watts
    Academy Live: Katy Stephan with Special Guest Keith Watts
    Sat, Mar 02
    The Academy SF
    Mar 02, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Mar 02, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Experience an unforgettable night of live music with singer-songwriter and pianist, Katy Stephan, joined by special guest vocalist Keith Watts. This combination of the duo's incredible voices and talents promises to be very special!
  • Academy Prosper: Present Heart Yoga with Noah
    Academy Prosper: Present Heart Yoga with Noah
    Tue, Mar 05
    The Academy SF
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Join us for Present Heart Yoga led by Noah Schnaubelt—an all levels and all bodies flow. Take a break from your busy workday to get some fresh air, stretch, open, and clear your mind. Don't forget to bring a yoga mat!
  • An Evening with Laganja Estranja
    An Evening with Laganja Estranja
    Sat, Mar 09
    The Academy SF
    Mar 09, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Mar 09, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
    Experience an electrifying night of glamour, fierceness, and unapologetic self-expression with the iconic Laganja Estranja! Join us for this one-night event featuring performances, a "fireside chat" and a VIP meet & greet opportunity. Doors open 7pm.
  • Oscar Night at The Academy
    Oscar Night at The Academy
    Sun, Mar 10
    The Academy
    Mar 10, 2024, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Mar 10, 2024, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Our annual tradition returns! These "members of The Academy" may not have a vote, but they are way more fun! Join us for a fabulous Oscar Night viewing party, complete with the presentation of the "Academy Awards" for our social club members.
  • Academy Prosper: LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath
    Academy Prosper: LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath
    Tue, Mar 12
    The Academy SF
    Mar 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Mar 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Join us for LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath led by Alex Castro—an all levels and all bodies flow. Take a break from your busy workday to get some fresh air, stretch, open, and clear your mind.
  • Academy Forum: Empowered Voices—Women Leaders Shaping the Bay Area
    Academy Forum: Empowered Voices—Women Leaders Shaping the Bay Area
    Thu, Mar 14
    The Academy
    Mar 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Mar 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Join us for an inspiring panel discussion featuring trailblazing women leaders who are shaping the future of the Bay Area. From innovative startups to established institutions, these leaders are driving change and making an impact in their respective fields.
  • Beer & Feminism: They Really Can Go Together
    Beer & Feminism: They Really Can Go Together
    Fri, Mar 15
    The Academy SF
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Come break down stereotypes and enjoy some delicious brews, including "Future is Fluid," brewed by the women of Almanac Beer in support of the Pink Boots Society, a nonprofit that creates training and educational opportunities for womxn working in beer!
  • Academy Live: That’s from a Musical?! An Evening of Great Songs from Little Known Shows
    Academy Live: That’s from a Musical?! An Evening of Great Songs from Little Known Shows
    Sat, Mar 16
    The Academy SF
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    John Lehrack returns with guest star Cameron Weston for a captivating journey through hidden gems of musical theatre, breathing new life into exquisite tunes that might have you guessing "wait, what show is this from?" Featuring pianist Elektra Schmidt.
  • Womxn of The Academy March Meetup
    Womxn of The Academy March Meetup
    Wed, Mar 20
    The Academy SF
    Mar 20, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Mar 20, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Whether you are looking to build your community or professional network, you are sure to make meaningful connections with the Womxn of The Academy. Whether you are already part of our community, or just curious to check it out, we'd love to have you attend!
  • Academy Prosper: LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath
    Academy Prosper: LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath
    Tue, Mar 26
    The Academy SF
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Join us for LGBTQMindfulness Yoga and Sound Bath led by Alex Castro—an all levels and all bodies flow. Take a break from your busy workday to get some fresh air, stretch, open, and clear your mind.
  • Academy Homeroom: Drink & Draw | Life Drawing
    Academy Homeroom: Drink & Draw | Life Drawing
    Thu, Mar 28
    The Academy SF
    Mar 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Mar 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Discover your artistic journey and enjoy a relaxing night of art and expression at our next Drink & Draw. Whether you're a novice or an accomplished artist, come sip on some wine and sketch to your heart's desire in this comfortable and supportive environment, designed to spark your creative mind.
  • Wine Club Release Party
    Wine Club Release Party
    Thu, Apr 11
    The Academy SF
    Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Join Wine Director Michael Wells for our next Wine Club release, now open to all! Wine Club members, come pick up your bottles and enjoy a free sample flight. If you're "Wine Club Curious," come by and we'll have flights for purchase, or you can join on the spot and we'll comp the flight. Cheers!
  • Academy Travel: Peru 2024
    Academy Travel: Peru 2024
    Fri, Jul 12
    Peru
    Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jul 20, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jul 20, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Peru: The Amazon & Machu Picchu—July 12 - 20, 2024. This exciting gay Peru tour showcases the Amazon, Andes and more!
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