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About MAX

Since 1988, MAX has provided gay men and their friends in the San Francisco Bay Area
a warm and welcoming place where we come together to build real friendships
with real people.  Today, MAX members work together as a community to offer
dozens of social events each year, ranging from our famous First Friday TGIF to 
many social, educational and travel opportunities.

Upcoming MAX Events

Upcoming events

    • 20 Dec 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Beaux, 2344 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
    Register

    Join MAX SF at Beaux Bar from 5:30pm to 8pm for MAX’s "Third Thursday".  Join a superb crowd of gay men and their friends for food, conversation, and spectacular performances at the nearby piano.  Superb cocktails at happy hour prices!  Appetizers provided. 

    Admission is $5; complimentary for dues-paying members. 


    • 23 Dec 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Finn Town, 2251 Market St, San Francisco
    Register

    Take a break from your holiday preparations and join us for some holiday cheer at  Finn Town for Fourth at Finn

    Enjoy conversation, cocktails, and cordiality thanks to the wonderful team at one of our favorite Castro hotspots, Finn Town.  MAX Chairman Stuart McFaul will be hosting this fourth Sunday event.  Come on down to relax and get to know other members of the MAX community in a friendly space.

    RSVP here for a fun afternoon 3 pm to 5 pm!  There is no cover charge and a no-host bar.

    • 5 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 6:50 PM
    • Hayes Valley
    • 5
    Register


    A dinner prior to the NCTC performance of Avenue Q is being organized by Paul Munro.  The dinner will be at a nearby Hayes Valley restaurant (a 5 to 10 minute walk from the theatre).

    Space is limited!  Registration and deposit required to join us for this pre-show dinner.

    Email paul.munro@maxsf.org to get the registration code to reserve a spot to join us for this pre-show dinner!

    To ensure an accurate headcount, we're asking for a $25 deposit towards the cost of your meal.  Email Paul Munro for complete details.

    • 5 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Street, San Francisco
    Register


    Join MAX and the New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC), the premier LGBTQ theatre center in San Francisco, for the laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning Musical Avenue Q.  The foul-mouthed puppets in this hilarious musical tell the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.  Once there, Princeton meets new neighbors and friends with diverse backgrounds who help him find his way in the world. 

    For more details about Avenue Q, please click here.

    NCTC is offering 20% off tickets for MAX members. When purchasing tickets, please use the code: MAX. 

    As a special benefit for the MAX community, the “MAX” discount code can be used for all NCTC theatre productions!

    Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.

    For those registered with MAX, NCTC will provide a distinctive name tag so that we can find each other before the show begins.  Plan to arrive at 7:00pm to meet and greet fellow MAXers at the NCTC full bar.

    Buy your tickets for Saturday, January 5th, 8 pm performance here.  Be sure to use the MAX discount code.  Then click on register on the left side of this page to let us know you’ll be attending so we can have your name tag prepared.



    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    • SHN Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor Street (at Market and 6th Streets), San Francisco

    Join MAX for a fun evening at the SHN (Shorenstein Hays Nederlander) production of Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY.

    This breathtaking, new musical was written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America!

    You will be transported into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Tension rose and cultures clashed, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

    On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

    For more information about the show, please click here.

    Join us for a Pre-Show Reception for MAX in the Mezzanine Lounge beginning at 6:45pm.  Show starts at 7:30pm.

    Three easy ways to purchase Tickets:

    • Call 888-746-1799
    • SHN Box Office (for box office locations and hours visit shnsf.com).
    • Online (see below).

    To purchase your ticket online, click here and then enter the Promotional Code MAXSFSHN and click on “Go” (the promotional code must be entered as the first step).  Then select “Buy” for the Thursday, January 10th, 7:30pm performance.  Note: Select “BEST SEAT AVAILABLE” (to the right of “Select Your Own Seats”) to access the seats available for MAX.  Then select the number of seats for “Group Corp (MAXSFSHN)” and select “Best Available” or select the category of seat(s) desired.

    SHN (Shorenstein Hays Nederlander) is the preeminent theatrical entertainment company in the Bay Area, bringing live entertainment experiences to San Francisco’s premier venues, the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres. SHN presents current hits fresh from Broadway, original Broadway cast productions, pre-Broadway premieres, and one-of-a-kind events that are at the forefront of the national theater scene.

    As a special benefit for the MAX community, SHN has made the MAXSFSHN discount code available for 10% – 30% off many SHN performances, including performances of A Bronx Tale (on stage through December 23rd).  For Price Guides and Performance Calendars, call 1-888-746-1799, visit the SHN box office, or visit www.shnsf.com/online/article/corp-club
    Note: Discounts not available for all performances.  Extent of discount depends upon day of the week and section within the theatre.  Tickets subject to availability.  Other restrictions may apply.  No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges.

    For any questions, please contact the event champion and MAX SF liaison to SHN, MAX SF Board Member Nick Wade at wade.nicky@yahoo.com.

    SHN Golden Gate Theatre

    1 Taylor Street (at Market and 6th Streets), San Francisco


    • 1 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco

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    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 27 Aug 2019
    • Hungary, Austria


    Join MAX and your MAX Host David Petlin on a beautiful summer Avalon Waterways river cruise on the Danube.

    Experience the Blue Danube your way on Avalon Waterways, while sharing the experience with your fellow MAX travelers and the new friends you’ll meet on this summer voyage.  No matter how you choose to explore new locales—from paddling canoes to picnic views, Avalon includes the excursions and activities to invite you to discover each destination your way.  Your Danube river cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!

     

    Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, this Active Discovery cruise on the Danube invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you and great for sharing the experience with friends.


    Start your adventure exploring Budapest — stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide, take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or learn something new with a leisurely walking tour and discover a few local Hungarian phrases.  Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle or see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting in Vienna (our ship will dock overnight in Vienna).

    With Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery, and Active excursions, each day is yours to spend your way. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, at each stop your cruise is packed with excursions for every pace.  Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites. 

    Cruise prices for this 9-day adventure start at $3749 per person plus taxes and air.

    If you are looking for a perfect time to sail single – we have a limited number of cabins with no single supplement charge if you book by December 31stThis is something rarely offered on any other cruise line.

    For dues-paying MAX members, the MAX trip fee is included in the price.  For all others, the fee to MAX will be $100 per person.

    $500 deposit per person is required to book - final payment is not due until April 30th, 2019. Contact David Petlin at David@travelbyflair.com or 415-890-6331 for more information or to book your cruise!


Past events

10 Dec 2018 Help is on the Way for the Holidays XVII
9 Dec 2018 Palatial and Dubonnet Red Houses Second Joint Party
9 Dec 2018 Dubonnet Red and Palatial Houses Second Joint Party
9 Dec 2018 December Second Sunday
8 Dec 2018 San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus: Brassy and Sassy
7 Dec 2018 December Holiday TGIF
6 Dec 2018 Drag Queens on Ice
2 Dec 2018 Discovery Community Annual Holiday Party
1 Dec 2018 House of Maximus Second Gathering
25 Nov 2018 November Fourth Sunday
23 Nov 2018 Ice Skating and Lighting of the Union Square Christmas Tree
23 Nov 2018 California Men's Fall Gathering
20 Nov 2018 Erectile Dysfunction: Playing Pool with a Rope
17 Nov 2018 Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
16 Nov 2018 Requiem for a Ghost Ship - Oakland Symphony
15 Nov 2018 November Third Thursday
11 Nov 2018 November Second Sunday
8 Nov 2018 SOLD OUT - PBO: The "HIP" Revolution
4 Nov 2018 The Vineyard House and The Village House Inaugural Gathering
4 Nov 2018 The Village House and The Vineyard House Inaugural Gathering
2 Nov 2018 November TGIF
1 Nov 2018 Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza Art Walk Pop-up
28 Oct 2018 October Fourth Sunday
28 Oct 2018 POSTPONED - The Krewe of Rascal House Inaguaral Event
26 Oct 2018 Tribute - SFGMC 40th Birthday Concert
21 Oct 2018 House Climax Inaugural Gathering
20 Oct 2018 MAX at OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo
18 Oct 2018 October Third Thursday
14 Oct 2018 October Second Sunday
12 Oct 2018 SOLD OUT: Ashland Shakespeare Festival Excursion, Plus Gay Pride!
9 Oct 2018 Magical MAX India: Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur
6 Oct 2018 Bummer's Ball 2
5 Oct 2018 October TGIF
30 Sep 2018 House Maximus Lunch
24 Sep 2018 Broadway Backwards Benefit Cabaret with the cast of Phantom of the Opera and On Your Feet
23 Sep 2018 September Fourth Sunday
23 Sep 2018 Nibble and Drinks (Dubonnet Red)
23 Sep 2018 Nibble and Drinks (Palatial)
20 Sep 2018 September Third Thursday
17 Sep 2018 Sold Out: Soiree on the Bay: Celebrity Cruises Benefit Party for REAF
16 Sep 2018 Sunday Brunch at the Berkeley Thai Temple
9 Sep 2018 September Second Sunday
9 Sep 2018 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival - September 9
8 Sep 2018 Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival - September 8
7 Sep 2018 September TGIF
24 Aug 2018 California Men's Summer Gathering
19 Aug 2018 "Help is on the Way" benefitting REAF
19 Aug 2018 CMG Pool Party and Potluck
16 Aug 2018 August Third Thursday
12 Aug 2018 August Second Sunday
27 Jul 2018 "A Midsummer's Dream" Discovery Community 2018 Summer Retreat
25 Jul 2018 Sing your Heart out at the Café
21 Jul 2018 SOLD OUT: Mission Murals Walking Tour
19 Jul 2018 July Third Thursday
16 Jul 2018 "One Night Only" Benefit Cabaret School of Rock Cast Members
14 Jul 2018 SOLD OUT: Bastille Day Pool Party
8 Jul 2018 July Second Sunday
27 Jun 2018 Sing your Heart out at the Café
23 Jun 2018 SFGMC 40th Anniversary "Unbreakable" Concert
23 Jun 2018 Pre-Show Reception for UNBREAKABLE, SFGMC 40th Anniversary Show
23 Jun 2018 20th Annual Pride Brunch for Positive Resource Center in San Francisco
21 Jun 2018 June Third Thursday
17 Jun 2018 REAF Broadway Bares/San Francisco Strips III
16 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT: San Francisco Fireboat Tour
10 Jun 2018 June Second Sunday
10 Jun 2018 Join CMG for a Day at the Races!
9 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT: San Francisco Fireboat Tour
2 Jun 2018 Ready, Set, BIKE! AIDS/LifeCycle Day Zero
1 Jun 2018 June TGIF at the Hyatt Embarcadero Eclipse Bar
25 May 2018 California Men's Gathering
25 May 2018 SOLD OUT: Ashland Shakespeare Festival
20 May 2018 MAX at AtmosQueer LGBT Community Connection Fair
17 May 2018 May Third Thursday
13 May 2018 May Second Sunday
5 May 2018 SOLD OUT: MAX Cruise - Cuba and Miami Highlights
4 May 2018 May TGIF at the Hyatt Embarcadero Eclipse Bar
20 Apr 2018 Donna Sachet's "Songs for No Reason" benefitting REAF
19 Apr 2018 April Third Thursday
13 Apr 2018 REGISTRATION CLOSED: Red Wine and Rising Sun: Blind Wine Tasting
8 Apr 2018 April Second Sunday
7 Apr 2018 Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza
7 Apr 2018 Rosie the Riveter National Park Tour and Lunch
6 Apr 2018 April TGIF at E&O Kitchen and Bar
1 Apr 2018 MAX Easter Gospel Brunch with Jason Brock
29 Mar 2018 SFGMC "Bridges" Lavender Pen Concert and Dinner/Drinks
25 Mar 2018 OUT of Site - North Beach Tour
24 Mar 2018 Jason Brock Gospel Show at Martuni's
24 Mar 2018 OUT of Site - North Beach Tour
24 Mar 2018 OUT of Site - North Beach Tour
23 Mar 2018 An Evening with the Oakland Symphony
17 Mar 2018 St. Patrick's Day Dinner with CMG
15 Mar 2018 March Third Thursday
11 Mar 2018 March Second Sunday
11 Mar 2018 OUT of Site - North Beach Tour
10 Mar 2018 OUT of Site - North Beach Tour
10 Mar 2018 OUT of Site - North Beach Tour
4 Mar 2018 Casanova Exhibit at the de Young
2 Mar 2018 March TGIF
24 Feb 2018 SFGMC Crescendo
19 Feb 2018 REAF One Night Only Cabaret
15 Feb 2018 February Third Thursday
11 Feb 2018 February Second Sunday
10 Feb 2018 Train Trip to Sacramento and Train Museum
2 Feb 2018 February TGIF

Click here for directions on how to add individual events to your personal calendar.

To see all MAX events on your Google calendar, use the email address maxsf.org@gmail.com and these directions on how to add another calendar to your own using an email address.

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