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Leather Events, July 13-29, 2018

by Race Bannon

Bay of Pigs, one of many and the biggest of Up your Alley events coming up the last weekend in July. Photo: Gooch
Bay of Pigs, one of many and the biggest of Up your Alley events coming up the last weekend in July. Photo: Gooch  

FRI 13

Beards & Booze @ The Edge
This weekly happy hour event is for bearded guys and the beard fetishists who like them. 4149 18th St., 5pm. www.edgesf.com

Sober Kink Together @ Castro Country Club
Officially a CMA meeting, but open to all Anonymous 12-step Fellowship members, 4058 18th St., 9:30pm. www.castrocountryclub.org

Gear Party @ 442 Natoma
Gear play party (leather, rubber, harnesses, etc.) for gay men. 442 Natoma St., $15 (requires $5 membership), 10pm. www.442parties.com

Lick It @ Powerhouse
Come out and dance and play and have a taste of some sexy fun; DJ Blackstone brings you some soulful beats. No fancy dates, no unrealistic expectations; just some good old down right dirty fun, where Licking It is only the beginning. Beneficiaries: Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Sponsors: Mr. S Leather, 9x6Lubes Pure Silicone, wüfGear. $5 at door, 1347 Folsom St., 10pm-2am. www.powerhousebar.com


SAT 14

Sunday Boot Brunch Dore Edition - Bootlab & Open Leather Lounge @ SF Catalyst
The Bootblacks of SF Bay Area Bootlab invite you to their monthly leather lounge and bootlab. Open to anyone who's got gear that could use some love. Bring them your boots, garments, toys, leathers, latex - whatever you got. They can probably find a way to make it look sexy/sexier. Make sure to tip accordingly. If you want to work on your leather-care skills, bring in your projects and work in a supportive, skill-sharing environment. Refreshments for sale. 1060 Folsom St., 10:30am-2:30pm. www.sfcatalyst.org


SUN 15

Return of the Pups @ Mr. S Leather
The Pedal Pups are fresh off our third AIDS/LifeCycle, raising over $60,000, bringing their lifetime team total to over an amazing $200,000. They want to share the love with all their amazing supporters. Join them with their sponsor, Mr. S Leather, for a welcome back celebration to kick off our fourth season. It's Senior year studs, and they want to see you in your gear. They'll have clothes check available, so come in your street clothes and strip down in the store. Jockstraps and/or leather encouraged. 385 8th St., 12pm-6pm. www.mr-s-leather.com


MON 16

Ride Mondays @ Eros
A motorcycle rider and leathermen night at Eros, bring your helmet, AMA card, MC club card or club colors and get $3 off entry or massage. 2051 Market St. www.erossf.com

Electrical Play with Drew Ward @ Eros
This is an introduction to electrical play, offering hands-on experiences for those who want a taste of the sensations, general cautions and technical information will also be provided. A variety of electrical toys will be shown and discussed, and Drew welcomes questions from the curious. 2051 Market St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.erossf.com


WED 18

Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District Community Meeting @ SF Catalyst
The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District now exists, but how will it be managed and overseen? Who will advocate to protect our remaining Leather and LGBTQ businesses, and assure that the neighborhood retains its kinky character? How will it raise and allocate funds? Help decide these and other important questions by attending this next community meeting. All are welcome. 1060 Folsom St., 6:30-8:30pm. www.sfleatherdistrict.org


FRI 20

Beards & Booze @ The Edge
This weekly happy hour event is for bearded guys and the beard fetishists who like them. 4149 18th St., 5pm. www.edgesf.com

Sober Kink Together @ Castro Country Club
Officially a CMA meeting, but open to all Anonymous 12-step Fellowship members, 4058 18th St., 9:30pm. www.castrocountryclub.org

Gear Party @ 442 Natoma
Gear play party (leather, rubber, harnesses, etc.) for gay men. 442 Natoma St., $15 (requires $5 membership), 10pm. www.442parties.com


MON 23

Ride Mondays @ Eros
A motorcycle rider and leathermen night at Eros, bring your helmet, AMA card, MC club card or club colors and get $3 off entry or massage. 2051 Market St. www.erossf.com

MagneKink @ Strut
Race Bannon, Jared Hemming, Alex Ray and Strut invite you to their 5th MagneKink, a social event for San Francisco's queer leather/fetish/kink community. All are welcome. Before you dive into that busy weekend of events, join us to socialize with your fellow queer leather/fetish/kink enthusiasts. Whether you're new to kink or a seasoned pro, come out and socialize with your fellow kinksters. This year's event will feature a live DJ, impact and bondage scenes, raffle prizes from Mr. S Leather, Folsom Street Events, Chaps and others, complimentary refreshments and complimentary clothes check. 470 Castro St., 7-9pm. www.strutsf.org


WED 25

LDG Presents: The Art of Fisting: Live Show @ SF Catalyst
Kick your leather weekend off early with LDG. Fisting superstar and Raven's Porn Award winner HungerFF is going to take it like the champion pig he is for your viewing pleasure. No commentary, no instructions, just hot handball action. Once he's wiped himself down, they'll have a little fireside chat to find out how he developed the ability to take an arm so deep, and the burgeoning community of very out and proud fist fuckers assisted by social media. 1060 Folsom St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.sfldg.org

Dirty Alley: The Up Your Alley Edition @ Powerhouse
Mr. S Leather takes over the Powerhouse for their annual pre-Up Your Alley event. Dark demos by the Mr. S Crew. Dirty dancers and the trashiest bartenders in San Francisco. Beats by Leatherman, Juan (BEATBOX events). 1347 Folsom St., 9pm-2am. www.powerhousebar.com


THU 26

In Gear Pre-Up Your Alley Dinner @ Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant
This dinner hosted by BLUF SF has become a tradition to kick off the busy leather week of activities. Whether you're new to BLUF or want to reconnect with old friends, you'll find a large gathering rubbing elbows - leather to leather - in a friendly setting. Tickets are now available at Eventbrite. 225 11th St., 6-10pm. www.blufsf.com

Ambush @ Underground SF
Mr. Drummer '79 returns to celebrate the Ambush (1973-1986) which was a favorite hangout for many SF leathermen and bikers. The bar's patrons were known for a relaxed and rugged style that included flannel shirts and Levi's, which would become part of bear identity and culture. Disc Jockeys: Mozhgan and Matthew Paul. $10, 424 Haight St., 9pm. https://goo.gl/6tS3ua


FRI 27

Beards & Booze @ The Edge
This weekly happy hour event is for bearded guys and the beard fetishists who like them. 4149 18th St., 5pm. www.edgesf.com

Sober Kink Together @ Castro Country Club
Officially a CMA meeting, but open to all Anonymous 12-step Fellowship members, 4058 18th St., 9:30pm. www.castrocountryclub.org

Gear Party @ 442 Natoma
Gear play party (leather, rubber, harnesses, etc.) for gay men. 442 Natoma St., $15 (requires $5 membership), 10pm. www.442parties.com

Prime - Daddy Alley @ The Great Northern
The dance event for men in their prime. Featuring resident DJ Neon the GlowGoBear. Hot gogo studs in their prime work it for you. Clothes check available. Early Bird tickets $20. 119 Utah St., 10pm-4am. https://goo.gl/fcu9y4

Fog City Pack Presents: Beta 2018 @ Club Six
Both floors of Club Six will serve as your pre-Dore stomping ground-top, bottom, or vers, the entire space is yours to cruise. Join them for this initiation as we welcome DJ deck deviants Clark Price (Honcho), Charley Ten & Michael Romano (Otterbots), Brian Rojas (Deep South), and Fog City Pack's own Astro & Fawks. Sponsored by Mr. S Leather. Photo Booth by FBFE. 60 6th St., 10pm-4am. https://goo.gl/B3Azgc

Hog Wild - The Official Opening Party of Up Your Alley @ SF Oasis
The official opening party of Up Your Alley is an old school kind of leather party. It's dark, it's devious, and it's dangerous. The music is pumping, throbbing, and hot. They'll bring you the heyday of leather, and they're bringing it back for you with uniforms and old school attire. Get in gear and get off your phone, or stay home. DJ Mark O'Brien will spin sleazy beats to get you grinding on the dance floor. Dancers will get loose and sweaty, and they'll work you up into a feverish frenzy. Tip the gogo guys and see what they give you back. Door $8 if in gear; $15 if in street clothes. Online $10 advance tickets to skip the line. Produced by Folsom Street Events and Recon.com in association with SF Oasis. Net proceeds from the door benefit Folsom Street Events and its charities. 298 11th St., 10pm-3am. www.folsomstreetevents.org


SAT 28

The Dore Party @ Mr. S Leather
Join Mr. S Leather and hundreds of the sexy men. Come find the gear that's going to get you laid. And who knows, you might just meet the guy you'll be spending the rest of the weekend with. 385 8th St., 11am-8pm. www.mr-s-leather.com

Flagging in the Park @ AIDS Memorial Grove
Flagging has deep roots in the leather community. Enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. Open to all flow artists - fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoopers and their supporters. Flags available for use or just relax, take in the fun dance music and colorful visuals. Bring a beverage, a lunch, something to sit on, and enjoy. Nancy Pelosi Dr. & Blowing Green Dr., Golden Gate Park, 12:30pm-4:30pm. https://goo.gl/bMNZDb

Men's BDSM Play Party @ SF Catalyst
The 15 Association men's BDSM play party. Check website for attendance details. 1060 Folsom St., 6pm-12am (doors close 10pm). www.the15sf.org

SFgoL's Marginally Talented Show @ CounterPulse
The San Francisco girls of Leather bring you their first ever Marginally Talented Show. Everyone who attends gets a tiara, the winner gets a sash and crown. Cheap drinks, yummy treats, good tunes, special surprises, and fun for all! (18+ only, show will contain adult themes not suitable for children). $15 admission only tickets. $20 admission + two drink tickets. $3 suggested donation for drink tickets on site. Door and pre-show reception 7pm, show 7:30pm. Tickets at https://goo.gl/c9dMBq

Bay of Pigs @ The Public Works SF
Folsom Street Events hosts Bay of Pigs, a vital part of your Up Your Alley weekend. With lots of hot pigs, daddies and hairy bears in the house, there's sure to be loads of fun. Music in the main room by DJ Jack Chang and DJ Brian Novy spinning House, Electro, Tribal and everything in between. Light and visual show, many rooms of music to explore, sexy gogos, and special surprises. Explore every inch of the space including The Loft featuring music by Jordee. $45, 161 Erie St., 9pm-4am. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Brüt - SF Dore Alley @ The Great Northern
Dore Alley Weekend is only for real players, where leather daddies and fetish rule the streets of SoMa. If rubber, biker gear, fetish or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then we've got it. DJ's Dan Darlington and Peter Napoli bring the New York to the dance floor while sexy dancers keep the energy going. Clothes check available. $30-$40. 10pm-4am. 119 Utah St. www.brutparty.com https://www.thegreatnorthernsf.com/


SUN 29

Real Bad Presents Ritual After Hours @ 1015 Folsom
Join the Real Bad circle of friends at a new after-hours dance party. DJ Juanma Escudero from Real Bad XXIX (2017) returns to spin an open-to-close set. As with their flagship event, expect world class production, friendly and flirty hospitality, and unmatched dance floor magic, all benefiting local LGBT non-profits. $40 in advance, more at the door. 100% of net proceeds to benefit the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation. 1015 Folsom St., 3:30am-10am. Tickets at www.realbad.org

Up Your Alley @ Folsom and 10th Streets
See people in all varieties of gear, playing in the streets: rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinhead, punk, and more. Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, Up Your Alley brings nearly 15,000 players from all over the world. Vendor booths from Mr. S Leather, Steamworks, and more. Dress up or down in your favorite kink gear. Dance Stage DJ Lineup: Byron Bonsall, 11am-1pm; DJ Martin Fry, 1-3pm; DJ Jamie J Sanchez, 3-5pm; and David Harness, 5-6pm. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Rough @ Mezzanine
The Official Closing Party of Up Your Alley Weekend. The venue is just a short walk from the Up Your Alley fairgrounds. Resident DJ Russ Rich will headline with his throbbing, pulsating beats all night long. DJ Casey Alva will open, taking you on a musical voyage. Laser and light show with a sensational decor setup will transport you to another dimension in otherworldly debauchery. $45. 444 Jessie St., 6pm-2am. Ticket at www.folsomstreetevents.org

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