Leather Events, April 11-28, 2019

by Race Bannon

Leather events aren't always in bars. Here, attendees at the recent Leather Alliance dinner. At left, Mr. SF Leather 2019 Jawn Marques. Photo: Rich Stadtmiller
Leather events aren't always in bars. Here, attendees at the recent Leather Alliance dinner. At left, Mr. SF Leather 2019 Jawn Marques. Photo: Rich Stadtmiller  

From fetish nights to talks, sober and beer-y events, including the SF Eagle's upcoming anniversary, there's a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters through April.


THURSDAY 11
Kinky Poly Happy Hour @ SF Eagle
This is an LGBTQ+ kinky poly people social happy hour (every second Thursdays of the month). Meet on the upper patio. Look for the poly pride flag. They provide stickers you can wear so you can chat up others with a sticker. Hosted by Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018. 398 12th St., 6-8pm. www.sf-eagle.com

Rope Burn SF: The "Hims" are Risen! @ SF Catalyst
Rope Burn is a group dedicated to creating a safe space for those interested in learning the art of rope restraint. It's not a workshop, but aimed to help people create connections and grow the queer rope community through sharing their knowledge and skills. They want this group to be a fun, sex-positive, relaxed, and informational space, open to all skill levels and sizes. $20 suggested donation, 1060 Folsom St., 7-10pm. www.ropeburnsf.eventbrite.com


FRIDAY 12
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


Leather, rubber & smooches at the Powerhouse bar. Photo: Rich Stadtmiller  

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


SATURDAY 13
Fetish Flea @ SF Citadel
Think of this as your friendly neighborhood kinky shopping mall. Get all your gear in one place and support the artists in your local community. You'll see the best in new and tested kinky toys, implements of consensual torture, clothing, jewelry, information, etc. All genders, sexual orientations and dynamics are welcome. 181 Eddy St., 11am-5pm. www.sfcitadel.org

Leather Lounge @ SF Eagle
BLUF SF hosts this monthly gathering of men so leathermen can gear up, grab a cigar, and socialize every second Saturday of the month. Join their group on Facebook for more information including cover details and special times/themes. 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. facebook.com/groups/BLUFsf/, www.blufsf.com


MONDAY 15
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

San Francisco Dominant/submissive Discussion Group (SFDsDG) @ Wicked Grounds
Monthly discussion group for those with an interest in D/s and M/s relationships. Open and inclusive group that welcomes everyone who is interested in power exchange, control, protocol, service, and so forth, regardless of what their experience is. or which side of the dynamic slash they are on. 293 8th St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.wickedgrounds.com


TUESDAY 16
Naked Tuesdays by 442 @ SF Catalyst
Hosted by 442 every Tuesday, this naked play party is based on a San Francisco tradition (formerly Naked Mondays) and draws all types of 18+ guys. Everyone strips down and gets naked upon entry for easy and friendly play. Fetish gear, underwear or jockstraps are also acceptable. Secure lockers available. $20, 1060 Folsom St., 9pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org


WEDNESDAY 17
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


FRIDAY 19
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


SUNDAY 21
Golden Gate Guards Beer Bust @ The Lone Star Saloon
Get your Easter party on with the Golden Gate Guards Naughty Bunny Beer Bust. They'll be raffling off Naughty bunny gift prize baskets. $15.00 for beer/soda. Food only is $5.00. 1354 Harrison St., 4-8pm. www.ggguards.org


MONDAY 22
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


TUESDAY 23
Naked Tuesdays by 442 @ SF Catalyst
Hosted by 442 every Tuesday. This naked play party is based on a San Francisco tradition (formerly Naked Mondays) and draws all types of 18+ guys. Everyone strips down and gets naked upon entry for easy and friendly play. Fetish gear, underwear or jockstraps are also acceptable. Secure lockers available. $20, 1060 Folsom St., 9pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org


WEDNESDAY 24
Leather and Underwear Buddies @ Blow Buddies
A men's leather/gear and underwear play night. $15 with membership, 933 Harrison St., 8pm. www.blowbuddies.com


THURSDAY 25
Hot Draw! @ SF Catalyst
An erotic, fetish, leather bondage drawing group hosted by Mark I Chester and Gay Men's Sketch. This session features Vincent Sparacio (rigger) and Mario Mazzetti (bondage subject) in some interesting bondage suspension poses. All profits will benefit SF Catalyst and Vincent Sparacio's ALC ride fundraising. Open to sketchers of all skill levels. BYO drawing supplies. While focused on gay men, this event is open to sketchers of all genders and orientations. Open, friendly and fun group. Doors open at 6:30pm. First pose at 6:45pm. Suggested donation $20. Donate what you can afford. Please reserve by texting (415) 613-0369 the day of the event and be sure to include your name in the text. 1060 Folsom St., 6:30pm-9:30pm. www.sfcatalyst.org


FRIDAY 26
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


SATURDAY 27
Golden Dildeaux Awards @ The Lone Star Saloon
Golden Gate Guards presents the 47th Golden Dildeaux Awards. These humorous awards poke fun at various sexual activities while at the same time provide fundraising for Positive Resource Center. 7-9pm, 398 12th St. www.ggguards.org


SUNDAY 28
SF Eagle 6-Year Anniversary Block @ SF Eagle
Celebrate the SF Eagle's sixth year in the streets and inside for two stages of some of SF's best DJs around. Dance your ass off to DJs Jackie House, Josh Cheon, Byron Bonsall and Russ Rich on the outside stage. While you rock out inside to the SF Eagle Allstar DJ Lineup featuring Jello Biafra, DJ Dano, Frank Lucas and Bulldog Mike. Then the disco balls take over with DJs Bus Station John, Paul Goodyear and Salazar spinning the night to an end. Celebrate the bar's anniversary while raising money for the SF Pride Leather Contingent with the beer and for the completion of the Eagle Plaza project, the world's first city-sanctioned outdoor plaza dedicated to honoring the leather communities, with other fundraising opportunities. 398 12th St., 1pm-2am. www.sf-eagle.com


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