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Fab Fridays and Other Social Events for Gay/Bi/Trans Men in Santa Cruz

SantaCruzGayMen.com (previously .org) organizes social events where gay men can make friends, start relationships, and have fun.  

Fab Friday is our monthly event – Held the last Friday of each month at rotating venues in Santa Cruz County.

Come Out and Play Santa Cruz!  

Gay Men's Volleyball
May
31
5:30 pm17:30

Gay Men's Volleyball

Gay Men's Volleyball on the main beach in Santa Cruz between the Wharf and the Coconut Grove.  Starts between 5:30-6. Play until dark. All skill levels welcome! Drop in once or play every week. Teams form with every game. No commitment required. 

Every Wednesday through October.

All queer male people welcome. It’s FUN!

Jun
3
Jun 4

Curt and MO’s Pre-Pride Purple Men’s Party

  • Curt & Mo's House

for the entire LGBTQ male community

BYOB and a snack to share
$10-$100 donation - No one turned away for lack of funds

Firepits and frivolity in the backyard
Raffle
All proceeds benefit local Santa Cruz LGBTQ

18 years of age and up.
Must be 21 to drink.
If you drink, be responsible

Saturday, June 3rd
8pm-1am
126 Pacheco Ave
Santa Cruz

Gay Men's Volleyball
Jun
7
5:30 pm17:30

Gay Men's Volleyball

  • Gay Men's Volleyball

Gay Men's Volleyball on the main beach in Santa Cruz between the Wharf and the Coconut Grove.  Starts between 5:30-6. Play until dark. All skill levels welcome! Drop in once or play every week. Teams form with every game. No commitment required. 

Every Wednesday through October.

All queer male people welcome. It’s FUN!


Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Neptunes Kingdom at the Boardwalk

  • Neptune's Kingdom at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Once again we have exclusive use of the upstairs Captain's Game Deck in Neptune's Kingdom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Once again we have exclusive use of the upstairs Captain's Game Deck in Neptune's Kingdom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Fab Friday's most popular event of the year is back! On Friday, April 28th from 7-12 PM we'll be taking over the upstairs at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There were 130 guys there last year!  

Don't miss it! It is a lot of fun and a great bargain. $25 for all the beer, wine, soft drinks you want (No host bar after 11:00.) Our entry fee includes 5 hours of playing pool, ping pong, air hockey, pinball, and chatting with over 130 of Santa Cruz County's most delightful, sexy, fun men! This is always our most popular event. Don't miss out. It only happens once a year.

$25 admission

18 and older welcome. 
21 and older only may consumer alcohol

Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at Severino's

  • Severino's

Join us for Fab Friday on the Patio at Severino's. We'll be on the back Patio near the Koi pond

SEVERINO'S IS AT THE SEACLIFF INN

Enjoy one of their yummy appetizers, or a full dinner, with their festive cocktails!

Guests over 18 are welcome. Must be 21+ for alcohol.

Blue Lounge
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Blue Lounge

  • Blue Lounge

Fab Friday is at Blue Lounge

Friday, February 24, 7pm


Blue Lounge
529 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 423-7771

Friday, February 24
7 PM

Zizzo's
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Zizzo's

  • Zizzo's

Fab Friday is at popular and loungy Zizzo's Coffee and Wine Bar!

Live Music
Beer & Wine
Good Food and Small Plates to Share
Great Conversation

18+ Welcome
Must be 21 to drink alcohol

Friday, January 27 - 7pm

Zizzo's

3555 Clares St, Suite PP, Capitola
(Located in Brown's Ranch, adjacent to Trader Joe's and Bed, Bath and Beyond)

ZizzosCoffee.com 

See you there!

Friday After Thanksgiving Fab Friday
Nov
25
7:00 pm19:00

Friday After Thanksgiving Fab Friday

  • Van, Phillip, & Alex's Home

November Fab Friday Party at Van, Phillip and Alex's!

Please join us the day after Thanksgiving for Fab Friday at the home of Van, Phillip and Alex!

Bring yourself, a husband, partner, friend and food or drink to share (not necessary, but the more the better) for a festive night of good company.

Friday November 25 | 7pm - 11pm

3190 Axford Rd, Santa Cruz

Men and women 18 and over are welcome!

Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol.

'Freaky' Fab Friday
Oct
28
Oct 29

'Freaky' Fab Friday

  • Michael's on Main
Don't miss the fun!

Don't miss the fun!

Hey Guys,

Join us this month for our legendary 'Freaky' Fab Friday take-over of Michael's on Main.  Don't miss all the pre-Halloween excitement and fun with lots of guys, DJ spinning the hottest mix, dancing and a costume contest! The location is fantastic -- featuring a full bar with dance floor, two patios and a lounge.

'Freaky' Fab Friday

Men's Dance Party*

Friday - October 28 - 8pm

Costume Contest with prizes at Midnight!

At Michael's on Main
2591 Main St, Soquel

  • Full Bar
  • Hot DJ
  • Dance Floor
  • Indoor/Outdoor Lounges

18+ Welcome
21+ To Drink Alcohol

$10 Donation - No one turned away*

See you there!

* All genders welcome

Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

FAB FRIDAY AT SURF CITY BILLIARDS & CAFE

  • Surf City Billiards

Join us for a fun-filled evening! Come out and play a few rounds of billiards, pool, darts, and shuffleboard. Not skilled at these games? No worries! One of us will be happy to show you how to play.

Surf City offers Full Bar, Great Food, Billiards, Pool, Darts, and Shuffleboard

All ages welcome!
Must 21+ to drink alcohol.

Surf City Billiards and Cafe
931 Pacific Avenue (upstairs)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-7665

FAB FRIDAY AT SEVERINO'S
Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

FAB FRIDAY AT SEVERINO'S

  • Severino's at Seacliff Inn

Join us for Fab Friday on the Patio at Severino's. We'll be on the back Patio near the Koi pond.

Severino's is at the Seacliff Inn.

Enjoy one of their yummy appetizers, or a full dinner, with their festive cocktails!

Guests over 18 are welcome. Must be 21+ for alcohol.

Zizzo's
Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Zizzo's

  • Zizzo's

Always fun. Meet us at Zizzo's. (Click on image for details.)

Jul
4
1:00 pm13:00

July 4th Pool Party

  • Tony's House
Bring something festive to share!

Bring something festive to share!

Celebrate the fourth of July with Fab Friday at Tony Russomanno's Tiki Pool Party!

Tiki Bar, Food, Drinks and the lively company of other men.

BYOB / Bring something to share and something to grill for yourself.

Don't forget to bring a towel.

Don't forget to bring a towel.

Heated pool and hot tub are clothing optional pool (bring you own towel).
 
July 4 - MONDAY
1pm - 10pm
 
Suggested donation $10 - to support Fab Friday events.

18+ Welcome
Only 21+ may drink alcohol
 
Directions
4007 Winkle Ave, Santa Cruz
From Soquel Drive, take Thurber Lane 9/10 of a mile.
Turn Right on Kenny.
Drive 2 blocks to the top of the hill.
Turn Right on Winkle.
Tony's home is on the Right side.

Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Suda

  • Suda

Fab Friday at Suda

Join us for Fab Friday - at Süda
The East Side's hottest spot!
 
Have a cocktail, enjoy the company of other men and make new friends at Fab Friday, this month at Süda. Hang out at the trendy bar inside or relax on the patio outside.

Come early – they serve dinner!

Friday June 24 – 7pm to Midnight

18 & over are welcome.
Only 21+ may drink alcohol.

Süda
3910 Portola Dr
Santa Cruz, 95062

Gay Mens Volleyball
Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

Gay Mens Volleyball

  • Main Beach

Gay Men's Volleyball on the main beach in Santa Cruz between the Wharf and the Coconut Grove.  Starts between 5:30-6. Play until dark. All skill levels welcome! Drop in once or play every week. Teams form with every game. No commitment required. 

Every Wednesday through October.

All queer male people welcome. It’s FUN!

Gay Mens Volleyball
Jun
1
5:30 pm17:30

Gay Mens Volleyball

  • Main Beach

Gay Men's Volleyball on the main beach in Santa Cruz between the Wharf and the Coconut Grove.  Starts between 5:30-6. Play until dark. All skill levels welcome! Drop in once or play every week. Teams form with every game. No commitment required. 

Every Wednesday through October.

All queer male people welcome. It’s FUN!

Zizzo's
May
27
7:00 pm19:00

Zizzo's

  • Zizzo's

Fab Friday is at popular and loungy Zizzo's Coffee and Wine Bar!

  • Live Music
  • Beer & Wine
  • Good Food and Small Plates to Share
  • Great Conversation

ZizzosCoffee.com

 Friday, May 27 - 7pm
Must be 21 to drink alcohol.

Zizzo's
3555 Clares St, Suite PP, Capitola
(Located in Brown's Ranch, adjacent to Trader Joe's and Bed, Bath and Beyond)

See you there!

Fab Friday at Boardwalk
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at Boardwalk

  • Neptune's Kingdom at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Once again we have exclusive use of the upstairs Captain's Game Deck in Neptune's Kingdom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Once again we have exclusive use of the upstairs Captain's Game Deck in Neptune's Kingdom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Fab Friday's most popular event of the year is back! On Friday, April 29th from 7-11PM we'll be taking over the upstairs at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There were over 150 guys there last year!  

Don't miss it! It is a lot of fun and a great bargain. $20 for all the beer, wine, soft drinks you want. Our entry fee includes 4 hours of playing pool, ping pong, air hockey, pinball, and chatting with over 100 of Santa Cruz County's most delightful, sexy, fun men! This is always our most popular event. Don't miss out. It only happens once a year.

$20 admission

18 and older welcome. 
21 and older only may consumer alcohol

Plenty of paid parking ($10 all night) in the big lot across from the Boardwalk. Limited metered parking ($1.50/hour until 8:00) in the neighborhood.      More info on Neptune's Kingdom...

Plenty of paid parking ($10 all night) in the big lot across from the Boardwalk. Limited metered parking ($1.50/hour until 8:00) in the neighborhood.      More info on Neptune's Kingdom...

March Fab Friday at Doug's
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

March Fab Friday at Doug's

  • Doug Doering
doug cake.jpg

Don't miss Fab Friday this month at Doug Doering's home!  Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres, music and fun.  It's also Doug's birthday…
Friday, March 25, 7pm

$5 donation requested

Doug's Home
144 Chaparral Dr
Aptos, 95003
831-685-0649

Parking all along Chaparral
 

Starts Today! Gay Mens Volleyball on Weds
Mar
16
5:30 pm17:30

Starts Today! Gay Mens Volleyball on Weds

  • Main Beach

Gay Men's Volleyball on the main beach in Santa Cruz between the Wharf and the Coconut Grove.  Starts between 5:30-6. Play until dark. All skill levels welcome! Drop in once or play every week. Teams form with every game. No commitment required. 

Every Wednesday through October.

All queer male people welcome. It’s FUN!

LGBTQ Trailblazers Reception
Mar
13
5:30 pm17:30

LGBTQ Trailblazers Reception

  • Museum of Art and History (MAH)
DCSC_TrailblazersInvite2_2016-2.jpg

The LGBTQ Trailblazers Reception will feature presentation of the 2016 LGBTQ Lifetime Achievement Awards and a one-night only display of selections from the MAH's new LGBTQ Archive

Sunday, March 13, 2016   5:30 to 8:30pm

At Museum of Art and History (MAH) in downtown Santa Cruz

Hearty appetizers will be provided by two local, renowned, community-minded caterers, Ty's Eatery and Lifestyle Culinary Arts 

Fine wines will be provided by Soif Wine Bar Restaurant & Merchants at the no-host wine bar.

 

Congratulations to the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awardees:

Adam Spickler
Arnold Leff, M.D.
Claire Moore      
Rev. Deborah Johnson     
Jennifer Hastings, M.D.      
Jennifer Meyer     
Jerry Solomon, Ph.D.
Jill Simmons
Kai Azada and Richard Baldwin
Kater Pollock
Lauren Crux
Marie Henley
Mariposa Bernstein, LAc, DAOM
Mark Grantham and Mike Tossy
Melissa Bernstein, LMFT
Mireya Gomez-Contreras
Pat Dellin
Patrick Meyer, LCSW
Patti Maxine
Ron Indra
Scotty Brookie
Valerie Corral
Vnes Ely

The Trailblazers Reception is a fundraiser supporting our free and low cost programs for the LGBTQ community – specifically youth, seniors, latinos and transgender people.

Tickets Now On Sale:  LGBTQ Trailblazers Reception

$10 discounted tickets are available to low-income people on the ticket site, underwritten by generous community members, but there is a limited number, first come-first served.

For everyone else, tickets are $48 to $125. Thank you for your support of the Diversity Center!

Thank you to the generous Diversity Center Board of Directors and dedicated community members for underwriting the discounted tickets to increase accessibility of this event.

Thank you to our very generous sponsors: Ty's Eatery, Lifestyle Culinary Arts, and Soif Wine Bar Restaurant & Merchants

Thank you to our VIP sponsors: Bob Correa & Denny Carroll, Clare Sheils & Margaret Leonard, Cynthia Druley, John Laird, Larry Friedman & Tom Ellison, Marc Zammit & Wayne Crabbs, Stella Moreno & Barbara Ingman, Randy Brock & Jeremy Turpin, Marile Robinson

    For more info about the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients:  www.diversitycenter.org/lifetime-achievement

Fab Friday at Süda
Feb
26
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at Süda

  • Süda

Join us for Fab Friday – at the always popular

Süda - The East Side's hottest spot!

Have a cocktail, enjoy the company of other men and make new friends at Fab Friday, this month at Süda.

Hang out at the trendy bar inside or relax on the patio outside. Come early – they serve dinner!

Friday February 26 – 7pm to Midnight

18 & over are welcome.
Only 21+ may drink alcohol.

Süda
3910 Portola Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Jan
29
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at Zizzo's

  • Zizzo's

Hey Guys, Zizzo's is reserving the front section for us this Friday.  Let's get the word out!

Fab Friday is this week at Zizzo's Coffeehouse and Wine Bar!

  • Live Music
  • Beer & Wine
  • Good Food and Small Plates to Share
  • Great Conversation

Friday, January 29 - 7pm to 10:30 pm

See you there!

zizzo's logo
wine glasses
coffee

Friday, January 29 - 7pm to 10:30pm

18+ Welcome
21+ to Drink Alcohol

(Located in Brown's Ranch, adjacent to Trader Joe's and Bed, Bath and Beyond)

Zizzo's
3555 Clares St, Suite PP
Capitola

ZizzosCoffee.com

Don't miss Fab Friday this month!

Holiday Bash at Dean & Jason's
Dec
25
7:00 pm19:00

Holiday Bash at Dean & Jason's

  • Dean & Jason's

It is really on Christmas Day this year! So this year, after the family obligations are done, stop in for a little Holiday Cheer with your other "family".  See you at the well-decorated home of Dean Maynard and Jason Jimenez.

Get ready for a great time with lots of fun people, snacks and cocktails!

Dean

831.465.6400

You won't miss the house because it's covered in thousands of lights!

Friday, December 25
7pm - midnight.  Come by anytime.

Dec
25
11:55 am11:55

Christmas Day Pogonip Hike!!

  • Pogonip Trail Head
Lookout Trail skirts a meadow in the upper part of Pogonip. Photo credit: Gwyn Fisher - See more at: http://santacruz.hilltromper.com/article/pogonip#sthash.RKpKSGU7.dpuf

Lookout Trail skirts a meadow in the upper part of Pogonip. Photo credit: Gwyn Fisher - See more at: http://santacruz.hilltromper.com/article/pogonip#sthash.RKpKSGU7.dpuf

Bring your Santa hat and join us as we take a stroll through one of Santa Cruz's many gems!

All Welcome

This hike is open to anyone who is welcoming and friendly.  This hike is cross posted in a few other venues (in other words it is not gender specific.)

We will meet at the trail head at Pogonip (389 Golf Club Drive) at NOON.

This is a 4.5 mile hike and will take us under three hours to complete.

See the this map for the hike route including the meeting point. 

In the event of rain we will get wet. Plan on having rain gear if the forecast is looking ominous.

We leave the meeting spot at 12 so get there a wee bit early!

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