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

SantaCruzGayMen.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!  


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...

Gay Men's Volleyball
Apr
20
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!

Gay Men's Volleyball
Apr
13
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!

Gay Mens Volleyball on Weds
Apr
6
5:30 pm17:30

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!

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
 

Gay Mens Volleyball on Weds
Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

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!

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)
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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!

FAB FRIDAY AT SURF CITY BILLIARDS & CAFE
Nov
27
7:00 pm19:00

FAB FRIDAY AT SURF CITY BILLIARDS & CAFE

  • Surf City Billiards and Cafe

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

Freaky Fab Friday at Micahel's on Main
Oct
30
Oct 31

Freaky Fab Friday at Micahel's on Main

  • Michael's on Main

Join us this month for our legendary 'Freaky' Fab Friday take-over of Michael's on Main.  This pre-Halloween bash offers all kinds of excitement with DJ, 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 30 - 8pm

Costume Contest with prizes at Midnight!

At Michael's on Main
2591 Main St, Soquel

Full Bar
DJ
Dance Floor
Indoor/Outdoor Lounges

18+ Welcome
21+ to Drink Alcohol

$10 Donation Requested • No man turned away

See you there!



Let's make this event a huge success! Share this invitation with all the men you know...

 

 

 

Fab Friday at Zizzo's
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at Zizzo's

  • Zizzo's

Checkout our new Fab Friday Spot!
Zizzo's Coffee, Wine & Piano Bar

Live Music

Beer & Wine

Good Food and Small Plates to Share

Great Conversation

 

welcome-wine-pic.jpg
Welcome-Coffee.jpg

Friday, September 25 - 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.

See you there!

Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at Severino's on July 31

  • 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.

Jun
5
Jun 6

Curt and MO's 2015 Mens' Purple Pre Pride Party and Dance

  • Curt & Mo's Home

Friday, June 5th
8 pm-1 am
126 Pacheco Ave
Santa Cruz CA, 95062
for the entire LGBTQ male community. 

BYOB and a snack to share
Dancing in the house
Fire pits and frivolity in the backyard

$10-$100 donation - No one turned away for lack of funds
Raffle - All proceeds benefit local Santa Cruz LGBTQ 

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

May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Fab Friday's Tiki Bar and Pool Party!

  • Tony Russomanno

Get leid at Fab Friday's tiki bar and pool party! Friday, May 29, 6 - 11 pm. Bring a towel for the heated pool, and BYOB for the hot tiki bar! Snacks and appetizers provided, your additions welcome.

$5 or more donation, net proceeds to benefit county LGBT non-profits.

21+ with ID.

Primarily for guys but not a men-only event.

The home of Tony Russomanno, 4007 Winkle Ave., cross street Kenny, Santa Cruz. Questions? Lost? 475-8006.

Fab Friday at the Boardwalk
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at the Boardwalk

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

Once again 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 24th 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...

Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

Fab Friday at Tampico

  • Tampico

This month Santa Cruz Gay Men will be meeting downtown at Tampico Kitchen & Lounge. Tampico has always been very gay friendly. Doris, owner of Tampico Kitchen & Lounge, will be on hand to greet and serve us in her usual welcoming manner.

The regular dinner crowd clears out early so we should have an easy time taking over the place and turning it into our own festive environment for the evening!

Hope to see you there!

18+ welcome until midnight
Must be 21+ to drink alcohol

Gay men, Bi-men, and Allies welcome

Tampico website

Tampico
820 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Jan
30
7:00 pm19:00

Fab Friday at Surf City Billiards & Cafe

  • Surf City Billiards and Cafe

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

Website: Surf City Billiards & Cafe

Dec
26
Dec 27

Holiday Bash at Dean and Jason's

  • Dean & Jason's

In the UK the day after Christmas Day is called Boxing Day. So this year, on Boxing Day, stop in for a little Holiday Cheer 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 26
7pm - 1am.  Come by anytime.

 

 

 


DIRECTIONS

To 4012 Chris Court in Soquel

From Highway One, take theBay Avenue/Porter Street Exit
Turn onto Porter (going away from the ocean)

When Porter crosses Soquel Dr, it become Soquel-San Jose Rd.
Continue, passing Soquel High School on your left and a cemetery on your right.

Turn Left on Hilltop.

Turn Right on Cornwell.

Turn Right onto Chris Court.

 

Nov
28
7:00 pm19:00

A Fab Black Friday

  • Blue Lounge

A perfect way to end your day after Thanksgivings Day shopping!

Join us for some Fab Black Friday fun at Blue Lounge! Enjoy cocktails, great music and dancing!

Been a while since you've been to the Blue Lounge? Enjoy the new stylish decor.

Come early, we're bringing Engfer's Pizza

Fab Friday ~ Blue Lounge
Friday Night, November 28, 7pm - 10pm
529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Full Bar - Dance Floor - DJ
21+ only

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