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MAX Social Events

Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Pilsner Inn, 225 Church St, SF
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    MAX is bringing back Fourth Sundays, this time at the tried and true casual gay/mixed bar, the Pilsner Inn.

    Join us and enjoy a fun afternoon of conversation, drinks, and getting to know other men in the MAX community in a casual relaxed environment.

    MAX Board member Jerry Tusan will be hosting the event, and weather permitting, we'll gather on the patio.  Otherwise, Jerry will set us up in a corner of the inside bar.

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

    We're kicking off this new monthly event on January 26th, the Fourth Sunday of January, from 3 to 5 pm.

    For this initial Fourth Sunday at the Pilsner Inn, we'll also be providing some light snacks.

    Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a fun crowd of gay men and their friends!

    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!

    • 7 Feb 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, February 7th, 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, and unwind at the end of the week.

    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.

    • 9 Feb 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • White Horse Inn, 6551 Telegraph Ave at 66th Ave, Oakland, CA
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    Join us at the legendary White Horse Inn in Oakland for our new monthly East Bay gathering.

    Held on the second Sunday of each month, MAX's East Bay Second Sundays are 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.

    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.

    On Sunday February 9th, join event champion Bruce Cecil for this fun East Bay event starting at 3pm!

    RSVP on Meetup here for a fun Sunday afternoon!  Or if you prefer, click register on the left to RSVP.
    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, Fairmont San Francisco (Terrace Level), 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, Note: Also accessible from the California Street entrance.

    Join Nick Wade, MAX SF Programs and Events Chair, at the famous San Francisco tiki bar, the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar.

    The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is an iconic San Francisco institution. Located on Nob Hill in the lower levels of the San Francisco Fairmont hotel, this world famous tiki venue serves exceptional tropical drinks (the Mai Tai is one of the City's best), serves Polynesian-fusion cuisine, and features live entertainment. The unique tropical setting includes a floating stage for the band and "surprise" thunder and lightning storms!

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

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

    A $10 per person entertainment fee is charged starting at 8:15 pm, regardless of arrival time.

    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.
    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 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 great crowd of gay men and their friends for libations, conversation, and spectacular performances at the nearby piano. 

    Superb cocktails at happy hour prices!

    RSVP on Meetup here for a fun time!  Or if you prefer, click register on the left to RSVP.
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Academy, 2166 Market Street, San Francisco
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    Join Us for Our 2020 Founders Day Celebration Party!

    On Sunday, March 15th, dues-paying members are invited to join us for our third annual Founders Day Celebration Party from 2 to 4pm.  This year we will once again be at The Academy.

    We will be serving appetizers and wine while celebrating our second full year of operation!  During the party, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to mingle with your fellow dues‑paying members who have made MAX happen.

    We’ll also recap the past year, preview some great new programs for the coming year, and introduce the newly elected MAX SF Board of Directors for 2020.

    Our Founders Day Celebration Party has been a fun and popular event every year and we are expecting the same this year!

    This FREE event is for dues-paying members only; no non-dues-paying members or guests will be admitted to this event.

    Our only limitation for dues-paying members is that we must restrict attendance to the first 100 members who RSVP.  You can RSVP starting today by clicking register on the left (note: you must be logged in as a member to register on this page).

    If you're not a member and are interested in becoming one and attending our Founders Day party, join MAX SF at https://maxsf.org/join-us

    Our Founders Day Celebration always fills up, so reserve your space today!

    Note: If you RSVP and your plans change, please email Concierge@maxsf.org to free up your spot so another dues-paying member may attend this free thank-you event.

Past events

16 Jan 2020 January Third Thursday
12 Jan 2020 January East Bay Second Sunday at White Horse Inn
12 Jan 2020 New Member Brunch
8 Jan 2020 January San Francisco Bars of Interest with Nick Wade: Cold Drinks Bar
5 Jan 2020 January Elegant Brunch: Top of the Mark
3 Jan 2020 January Chairman's First Friday
29 Dec 2019 Palm Springs "Pink Elephant" Holiday Party
19 Dec 2019 December Third Thursday
11 Dec 2019 December Wooftop Wednesday with Nick Wade: Cityscape Lounge at the Hilton Union Square
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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