Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 30 / 24 July 2014

Fair Game:
Up Your Alley
re-kinkifies SoMa

With the quickly approaching Up Your Alley street fair and the vast array of related events that take place around the same time, San Francisco is poised to yet again celebrate the leather and kinky among us in a truly special way. This year Up Your Alley, produced by Folsom Street Events, takes place on Sunday, July 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The fair is centered on Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom, continuing on Folsom from 9th to Juniper and the adjoining block of 10th Street. (read more)

Get laid now:
Your weekend guide to sex spaces and the cruisiest bars

We think about sex constantly, but, quickly stigmatize anything and everyone who appears to be more comfortable and focused about it than we are. Now, the only way both improvement and greater pleasure from your sexuality is to embrace it and keep at it (while allowing others to do the same).

Armed with this manifesto, allow me to give you just a little bit of information on where you may go to fuck, suck, kiss, spank, rim, fondle, tongue, tickle, finger, dance and participate, in all of the wonderful ways that you can get laid and feel wonderful about being you this Up Your Alley Street Fair weekend...and beyond, into fucking infinity! (read more)

On the Tab,
July 24-31

Dore, Dore Dore! Actually, there are a few other events going on this week, but those in the know are aware that the Up Your Alley Street Fair is the central sleazepoint for all things kinky, beery, leathery and Dore-y (-ish?). (read more)

Perils of Pecs O'Toole

"We stood inside Allan Lowery's new bar, the Leatherneck, at 11th and Folsom." Jim Stewart tells of the 1977 installment of another notoriously racy gay bar mural. (read more)

Karrnal Knowledge - No-frills Fetish

Kink-themed low-budget flicks from Lavender Lounge are reviewed. It's the rough action that occupies our attention, and Lavender Lounge producer/director Mark Kleim comes through. (read more)

Alessandro Del Toro

The sexy smart stud speaks to Cornelius Washington about his views on sexuality and his upcoming appearance at the Nob Hill Theater. (read more)

Shooting Stars - Birdcage Follies

Like a feathered phoenix from the flames, Galilea's Birdcage Follies was reborn on July 19, and the event filled the Arc of San Francisco (aka 180 Eleventh Street) with birds of all kinds. (read more)

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