What we're about

MAX is a social community for gay men to meet other men in the Bay Area.

Initially established in 1988, the organization's charter was to "provide a fun, open, diverse and welcoming community for gay men via social and philanthropic events. Through active participation in MAX, members embrace fellowship, leadership, personal growth and community involvement, fostering a positive gay image for all."

MAX grew to almost 1000 members by 1999, and the group organized hundreds of activities in its initial 21-year run. Much like MAX 2.0, the original incarnation focused on cocktail parties ("TGIFs"), dinners, theater nights, art tours, wine tastings, hiking, weekend forays to nearby areas such as Russian River, Saratoga Springs, Napa Valley, Getty Museum, Palm Springs, and many others. Longer trips were to Mexico, Machu Pichu, and Amsterdam. Beyon the activities, MAX fostered thousands of friendships, many of which - some 20 to 30 years later - continue to this day.

MAX is relaunching for a whole new generation. The goal? To make new friends, meet new people, and provide a greater sense of community among us. Activities will include everything from First Friday Mixers and dinner parties, to hikes and excursions. Check out our events page to see what we're up to! (http://www.maxsf.org/calendar/)

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Upcoming events (5)

Chairman's First Friday at Beaux Bar

Beaux

Join us for libations, conversation, and men at our Chairman's First Friday. We meet at Beaux Bar from 6pm to 8:30pm. Hosted by our MAX SF Chairman Mike Barsul, our First Friday features no admission fee and a no-host bar. This casual get-together promises to be a great way to visit with old friends, make new friends, and unwind at the end of the week. MAX First Friday events attract from 40 to 80 men, and our attendees range from 20's to 80's. Our "Ambassadors" do our absolute best to make everyone, especially newcomers, feel welcome, greeting everyone at the event and introducing people to each other. If you've never joined us before, this is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to some new people. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us! SPECIAL NOTES: For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver. MAX is much more than just Meetup. Visit www.maxsf.org for our full calendar of events and services for MAX members. Sign-up for our newsletter at https://maxsf.org/newsletter Become a dues-paying member by visiting www.maxsf.org/join-us

Tentative Deadline for Tickets to Nov 11th SF Silent Film Festival Opening Night

** IMPORTANT: THIS POSTING IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE A DISCOUNTED TICKET FOR THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILE FESTIVAL, YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY AT http://bit.ly/2VXP22v ** ** IMPORTANT: THE EVENT IS ON NOVEMBER 11TH. THIS MEETUP ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR THE TENTATIVE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE A DISCOUNTED TICKET! ** MAX has negotiated a special discounted price of $23 per person for the November 11th Opening Night of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF), featuring Erich von Stroheim's brilliant film Foolish Wives. The Wednesday November 11th showing at the Castro Theatre will be the premiere of a restoration completed in collaboration with New York's Museum of Modern Art. The film will be accompanied by maestro Timothy Brock, conducting members of the Oakland Symphony performing his SFSFF-commissioned score. Foolish Wives stars actor/writer/director Erich Von Stroheim as a fraudulent count, living in a state of perpetual depravity in a huge Monte Carlo mansion. He supports himself by extorting huge sums of money from silly married ladies who are dumb enough to fall for his romantic charms. Von Stroheim's attempted seduction of the foolish wife of an American financier is thwarted at every turn, and the count ultimately gets his comeuppance. For more on the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, go to http://bit.ly/331skrS Join us for this unforgettable experience! To get the discount and in order to sit together as a MAX group, you must register and pay on our webpage at http://bit.ly/2VXP22v The tentative deadline to register and pay for this discounted price is Monday October 5th! After that date, ticket prices will go up, and also, there is no guarantee of sitting together as a group. Our MAX group also will plan to go out to dinner together before the film. Your event champion, Bruce Cecil, will send out more specific information to all who register and pay. REGISTER AND PAY AT http://bit.ly/2VXP22v SPECIAL NOTES: For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver. MAX is much more than just Meetup. Visit www.maxsf.org for our full calendar of events and services for MAX members. Sign-up for our newsletter at https://maxsf.org/newsletter Become a dues-paying member by visiting www.maxsf.org/join-us

Third Thursday at Beaux

Beaux

Join MAX SF at Beaux Bar each "Third Thursday" of the month from 5:30pm to 8 p.m. Join a great crowd of gay men and their friends for libations, conversation, and spectacular performances at the nearby piano. There is no cover charge and a no-host bar. Enjoy superb cocktails at happy hour prices! Beaux Bar, 2344 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. RSVP now for a fun evening. SPECIAL NOTES: For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver. MAX is much more than just Meetup. Visit www.maxsf.org for our full calendar of events and services for MAX members. Sign-up for our newsletter at https://maxsf.org/newsletter Become a dues-paying member by visiting www.maxsf.org/join-us

Chairman's First Friday at Beaux Bar

Beaux

Join us for libations, conversation, and men at our Chairman's First Friday. We meet at Beaux Bar from 6pm to 8:30pm. Hosted by our MAX SF Chairman Mike Barsul, our First Friday features no admission fee and a no-host bar. This casual get-together promises to be a great way to visit with old friends, make new friends, and unwind at the end of the week. MAX First Friday events attract from 40 to 80 men, and our attendees range from 20's to 80's. Our "Ambassadors" do our absolute best to make everyone, especially newcomers, feel welcome, greeting everyone at the event and introducing people to each other. If you've never joined us before, this is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to some new people. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us! SPECIAL NOTES: For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver. MAX is much more than just Meetup. Visit www.maxsf.org for our full calendar of events and services for MAX members. Sign-up for our newsletter at https://maxsf.org/newsletter Become a dues-paying member by visiting www.maxsf.org/join-us

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