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MAX Social Events

Upcoming events

    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cityscape Lounge, 46th floor of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

    Join Nick Wade, MAX SF Programs and Events Chair, at Cityscape Lounge, located atop the Hilton San Francisco Union Square for MAX's December Wooftop Wednesday.

    Take in the spectacular and unobstructed 360-view of San Francisco, while enjoying signature cocktails, California wines, and a selection of small plates.  The Cityscape Lounge is located on the 46th floor of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

    Held on the second Wednesday of each month, Nick explores the rooftop bars of San Francisco in an event series we’re calling Wooftop Wednesdays.

    Nick is expecting a great evening!  The June Wooftop Wednesday at Cityscape Lounge was very popular and the group from MAX had a great time.

    There is no cover charge and a no-host bar.

    Please RSVP on Meetup here to let Nick know you’ll be joining him, or if you prefer, click Register on the left to RSVP here.

    • 19 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Beaux, 2344 Market St., San Francisco

    Join MAX SF at Beaux Bar from 5:30 pm to 8 pm 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.

    RSVP on Meetup here for a fun time!  Or if you prefer, click register on the left to RSVP.

    • 29 Dec 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Los Compadres Neighborhood, Palm Springs, CA

    Keep the holiday spirit going between Xmas and New Year at our fabulous MAX holiday party in Palm Springs! 

    Following the success of our Halloween/Gay Pride events, MAX Chairman Mike Barsul and Event Champion Lorenzo Taylor are organizing an elegant “Pink” cocktail party for locals and out-of-town MAX guests in a stunning Los Compadres neighborhood private residence.

    The fun starts with piano music on the baby grand and entertainment.  Enjoy a refreshing signature “pink’ cocktail or pour a glass of rose, as we nibble on tasty upscale appetizers (shrimp, pig-in-blankets, salami, watermelon coolers, etc).

    We’re also planning the wackiest “pink elephant” gift exchange, so bring a wrapped gift – something sexy, provocative or downright dirty – and trade and steal your way until you go home with something even more fun than you brought. 

    We’re asking that everyone wear something pink – even if it’s only your socks…or go pink from head to toe, if you dare.

    This activity is limited to 35 guys and will likely sell out. Purchase your $15 advance tickets here or pay $25 at the door (if space available).  Address will be provided after payment for tickets.

    We can also use help with set up and clean up, so please let Lorenzo know if you would like to volunteer or if you have questions: Lorenzo_max@aol.com.

    • 3 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Beaux, 2344 Market St., San Francisco

    Catch up with friends at our Chairman's First Friday.

    Join us on Friday, January 3rd, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm for our monthly event, Chairman's First Friday at Beaux Bar (2344 Market St, SF).

    This event promises to be a great way to visit with old friends, make new friends, decompress after the holidays, and discuss your plans for 2020.

    Hosted by MAX SF Chairman Mike Barsul, our Chairman's First Friday features no admission fee and a no-host bar. 

    MAX First Friday events attract anywhere from 40 to 80 people.  With attendees running the gamut in age and interests, it's definitely a diverse group of men.  We always go out of our way to make everyone, especially newcomers, feel welcome, so if you've never joined us before, this is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to some new people.

    RSVP on Meetup here, or if you prefer, click Register on the left to RSVP.

    • 5 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Top of the Mark, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, 19th Floor, 999 California St, San Francisco
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    Join MAX for an Elegant Brunch at the Top of the Mark atop the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins luxury hotel on Nob Hill.

    Enjoy the best Champagne brunch buffet in San Francisco while soaking in the spectacular breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge.  The buffet is phenomenal, with selections ranging from prime rib to dim sum and a caviar bar, in addition to your favorite breakfast standards - all offered with gracious superb service to match.  Check out a typical Sunday brunch menu here.

    This event continues our event series Elegant Brunch” in which MAX explores the many opportunities to enjoy an elegant weekend brunch in San Francisco.  The champion for January's Elegant Brunch is Paul Munro, MAX SF Communications Chair.

    The cost is $128 which include the $99 Sunday buffet charge plus tax and tip.

    Advance payment of $128 is required to secure your reservation to join us.  Each MAX member will be responsible for paying for any beverages from the bar not included in the brunch.  To cancel, email paul.munro@maxsf.org.  No refunds for cancellations after Thursday January 2nd.

    Click REGISTER on the left to pay and reserve your spot.
    • 8 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 644 Broadway, San Francisco

    Join Nick Wade, MAX SF Programs and Events Chair, at one of the most atmospheric bars in San Francisco, Cold Drinks Bar for Nick's inaugural San Francisco Bars of Interest.

    Held on the second Wednesday of each month, Nick explores bars of interest in San Francisco in this new monthly event series.

    This scotch-centric bar offers a glitzy old Shanghai jazz-era vibe.  You'll find a swanky bar where the bartenders wear tuxedos, and the atmosphere is a mix of modern Shanghai with a dash of old school San Francisco.  Drinks are heavy on the Scotch, and there are many to choose from.

    Located on the second floor of the China Live complex in North Beach, follow the bats painted on the walls up the stairs to find the door to this pseudo-secret bar. 

    There is no cover charge and a no-host bar.

    Please RSVP on Meetup here to let Nick know you’ll be joining him, or if you prefer, click Register on the left to RSVP here.
    • 12 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Catch, 2362 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

    New dues-paying members save the date for MAX SF's next New Member Brunch.

    MAX SF Membership Chair Scott Tsui will be reaching out to new dues-paying members who joined MAX SF in the fourth quarter of 2019 to join MAX SF Chairman Mike Barsul, MAX SF Programs and Events Chair Nick Wade, and himself at a New Member Brunch at noon on Sunday January 12th at Catch.

    This will be an opportunity to learn more about MAX and to meet your fellow new MAX SF members.

    Catch has been in the Castro over 15 years serving up local, sustainable seafood in a cozy and casual atmosphere.  As well as seafood, Catch features a limited menu of vegetarian, chicken, and meat dishes.  See www.catchsf.com for the full menu.

    All attendees will be responsible for paying for their food and beverages.

    To become a dues-paying member and be included in this brunch, click here to join MAX SF.

    If you are a dues-paying member who hasn't had an opportunity to attend a new member brunch and would like to be included in this event, please email MAX SF Membership Chair Scott Tsui at Scott.Tsui@maxsf.org.
    • 12 Jan 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • White Horse Inn, 6551 Telegraph Ave at 66th Ave, Oakland, CA
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    We  are starting a new monthly East Bay gathering for the New Year, East Bay Second Sundays at the legendary White Horse Inn in Oakland, CA.

    Join us for a great chance to get to know other members of the MAX community in a relaxed, friendly, and fun environment!

    There is no cover charge and a no-host bar.

    We'll be kicking off this new monthly event on January 12th, the Second Sunday of January, from 3 to 5 pm.

    For this initial East Bay Second Sunday, we'll also have some light snacks to munch on.

    A long time fixture in the East Bay scene, the ever popular White Horse Inn is the oldest continuously running LGBTQ bar in the United States. 

    The White Horse Inn is located one block from the Berkeley border, near the Pacific Center.  Free parking is available on Telegraph Ave and on surrounding neighborhood streets. 

    The bar is easily accessible by BART - about a 14-minute walk from the Ashby BART Station or an 18-minute walk from the Rockridge BART Station.

    Come join MAX and event champion Bruce Cecil as we kick off 2020 with this fantastic fun East Bay event!

    RSVP on Meetup here for a fun Sunday afternoon!  Or if you prefer, click register on the left to RSVP.
    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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    Join MAX for The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater broadcast of the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess.   The opera will be simulcast to the Century Theatre in in the Westfield San Francisco Centre on Saturday, February 1st, starting at 9:55 AM.

    Porgy and Bess is an English-language opera filled with an embarrassment of rich melodies from the American songbook.  The songs just roll out one after another as this tragic love triangle plays out in the Catfish Row section of Charleston.  The story follows the attempts of a crippled street beggar to rescue Bess from Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and from Sportin' Life, her Happy Dust dealer.

    Among the songs included in Porgy and Bess are:

    • Summertime
    • A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
    • My Man's Gone Now
    • I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
    • Bess, You Is My Woman Now
    • Oh, I Can't Sit Down!
    • It Ain't Necessarily So
    • I Loves You, Porgy
    • A Red Headed Woman

    The theatre is readily accessible from BART.  You can enter the Westfield Center directly from the Powell Street BART station.

    We'll meet in the lobby of the Century Theatre on the 5th floor of the Westfield Centre by 9:30 AM to give everyone time to get any refreshments and get settled before show begins at 9:55 AM.  The opera runs three hours and twenty-five minutes.

    After the opera, those interested can join us at The Rotunda restaurant in the nearby Neiman Marcus for a 1:45pm lunch (deposit required).  The Rotunda is a short 10-minute walk from the theatre.

    For dues-paying members and their guests, we have reserved a block of 6 tickets midway back and left of center in the theatre.  The seats are F14 - F17 and G14 - G15.  You may view the seating chart for this theatre auditorium here.

    The cost for the pre-purchased tickets to watch the opera is $29.  To cancel your theatre ticket, email event co-champion Paul Munro at paul.munro@maxsf.org with Porgy and Bess in the subject line.  Registration deadline Thursday, January 30th.   Sorry, no refunds after Thursday, January 30th.

    Dues-paying members who are logged into this website may click REGISTER on the left to register for these pre-purchased tickets.

    For everyone who is not a dues-paying member of MAX SF, buy your ticket here or use the ticketing app of your choice.  Then please RSVP on Meetup here to let us know you're joining us for this performance!

    The lunch at The Rotunda is open to everyone; however, an advance $30 deposit is required to reserve a space for this lunch.  Read the details, RSVP, and pay your deposit for the post-opera lunch here.

    For any questions, email the event co-champions Michael Meehan at michaeljmeehan999@gmail.com or Paul Munro at paul.munro@maxsf.org with Porgy and Bess in the subject line.

    Dues-paying members of MAX SF, click REGISTER on the left to pay and reserve your theatre ticket today!

Past events

6 Dec 2019 December Chairman's First Friday
30 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! Holiday Elegant Brunch: The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
21 Nov 2019 November Third Thursday
13 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! Soiree on the Bay II: Celebrity Cruises Benefit Party for REAF
1 Nov 2019 November Chairman's First Friday
17 Oct 2019 October Third Thursday
9 Oct 2019 October Wooftop Wednesday: The View Lounge at the Marriott Marquis
4 Oct 2019 October Chairman's First Friday
21 Sep 2019 CANCELED: MAX Summer Picnic
19 Sep 2019 September Third Thursday
11 Sep 2019 September Wooftop Wednesday with Nick Wade: Spirits in the Sky at the Loews Regency
8 Sep 2019 SOLD OUT: September Elegant Brunch: The Garden Court at the Palace Hotel
6 Sep 2019 September First Friday
25 Aug 2019 August Fourth at Finn
15 Aug 2019 August Third Thursday
14 Aug 2019 August Wooftop Wednesday with Nick Wade: El Techo
3 Aug 2019 August Elegant Brunch: Sutro's at the Cliff House
2 Aug 2019 August First Friday
28 Jul 2019 July Fourth at Finn
18 Jul 2019 July Third Thursday
10 Jul 2019 July Wooftop Wednesday with Nick Wade: Spirits in the Sky at the Loews Regency
6 Jul 2019 SOLD OUT! July Elegant Brunch: The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
5 Jul 2019 July First Friday
30 Jun 2019 Rooftop Pride Parade & Brunch at Bluestem Brasserie
23 Jun 2019 June Fourth at Finn
22 Jun 2019 MAX Pool Party in the East Bay
20 Jun 2019 June Third Thursday
12 Jun 2019 June Wooftop Wednesday with Nick Wade: Cityscape Lounge at the Hilton Union Square
7 Jun 2019 June First Friday
26 May 2019 May Fourth at Finn
22 May 2019 MAX SF Games Night
16 May 2019 May Third Thursday
12 May 2019 May Second Sunday
8 May 2019 May Wooftop Wednesday with Nick Wade: Everdene at the Virgin Hotel
3 May 2019 May First Friday
28 Apr 2019 April Fourth at Finn
24 Apr 2019 MAX SF Games Night
18 Apr 2019 April Third Thursday
14 Apr 2019 April Second Sunday
10 Apr 2019 April Wooftop Wednesday with Nick Wade: Rooftop 25
5 Apr 2019 April TGIF
24 Mar 2019 March Fourth at Finn
21 Mar 2019 March Third Thursday
17 Mar 2019 MAX 2019 St. Patrick's Day Celebration
13 Mar 2019 Wooftop Wednesdays with Nick Wade: Charmaine’s
10 Mar 2019 March Second Sunday
1 Mar 2019 March TGIF
24 Feb 2019 February Fourth at Finn
21 Feb 2019 February Third Thursday
10 Feb 2019 February Second Sunday
9 Feb 2019 Chinese New Year Potluck
4 Feb 2019 Martuni Mondays
1 Feb 2019 February TGIF
28 Jan 2019 Martuni Mondays
27 Jan 2019 Founders Day Celebration Party
17 Jan 2019 January Third Thursday
13 Jan 2019 January Second Sunday
6 Jan 2019 Oakland Lake Merritt Lunch and Victorian Tour
5 Jan 2019 New Year Kickoff and Re-Gifting Party
4 Jan 2019 January TGIF
23 Dec 2018 December Fourth at Finn
20 Dec 2018 December Third Thursday
9 Dec 2018 December Second Sunday
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
17 Nov 2018 Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
15 Nov 2018 November Third Thursday
11 Nov 2018 November Second Sunday
2 Nov 2018 November TGIF
28 Oct 2018 October Fourth Sunday
18 Oct 2018 October Third Thursday
14 Oct 2018 October Second Sunday
5 Oct 2018 October TGIF
30 Sep 2018 House Maximus Lunch
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
7 Sep 2018 September TGIF
24 Aug 2018 California Men's Summer Gathering
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
19 Jul 2018 July Third Thursday
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 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
10 Jun 2018 June Second Sunday
1 Jun 2018 June TGIF at the Hyatt Embarcadero Eclipse Bar
25 May 2018 California Men's Gathering
17 May 2018 May Third Thursday
13 May 2018 May Second Sunday
4 May 2018 May TGIF at the Hyatt Embarcadero Eclipse Bar
19 Apr 2018 April Third Thursday
8 Apr 2018 April Second Sunday
6 Apr 2018 April TGIF at E&O Kitchen and Bar
1 Apr 2018 MAX Easter Gospel Brunch with Jason Brock
17 Mar 2018 St. Patrick's Day Dinner with CMG
15 Mar 2018 March Third Thursday
11 Mar 2018 March Second Sunday
2 Mar 2018 March TGIF
15 Feb 2018 February Third Thursday
11 Feb 2018 February Second Sunday
2 Feb 2018 February TGIF

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