Leather Events, February 13-29, 2020

by Race Bannon

Jeff and Gage will serve you at The Eagle. photo: Steven Underhill
Jeff and Gage will serve you at The Eagle. photo: Steven Underhill  

In addition to workshops, play nights and the 15 Association anniversary, you'll find plenty of events in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.


THURSDAY 13
Rope Burn SF: Valentine's Ropes @ SF Catalyst
Rope burn is a group dedicated to creating a safe space for those interested in learning the art of rope restraint, every third Thursday of the month. 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. 7pm-10pm. www.ropeburnsf.com

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly (Thursdays & Fridays) stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club; grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. Doors open at 6:30. $15, 1799 Mission St., Shows start at 7pm and 9pm (downstairs not wheelchair accessible). www.armoryclub.com


FRIDAY 14
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

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 downright 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

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

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly (Thursdays & Fridays) stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club; grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. Doors open at 6:30. $15, 1799 Mission St., Shows start at 7pm and 9pm (downstairs not wheelchair accessible). www.armoryclub.com


SATURDAY 15
The Art of Impact Play: Mind, Body and Toys @ SF Catalyst
Joe Gallagher of Joe's Barbershop presents a workshop and demo. There are many activities that qualify as impact play, which may or may not be sexual in nature; and the sensations produced depend on the area in which the impact is concentrated. Although impact play has been around for centuries, for beginners (tops or bottoms), getting started can sound a little intimidating. Onyx is here to help. Come learn more about the human body, and the toys that bring us gratification. $10 suggested donation. 1060 Folsom St., 11am-1pm. www.onyxnorthwest.com

Dad In Training @ Club Six
Up and coming daddies take over both floors of Club Six! From the producers of PRIME, the dance event for men in their prime and their admirers, comes a dance event that celebrates the dads in the making out there. $25-$30. 60 6th St. 10pm-4am. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dad-in-training-boot-camp-tickets-87083556261


SUNDAY 16
P*ss and Moan @ SF Catalyst
A party for men who flag yellow (watersports) and/or black (leather, latex, BDSM, or other kinky stuff). Proceeds support SF Catalyst. More than 2,000 square feet of dungeon, play and social space stocked with BDSM furniture. Larger watersports-friendly areas. Bring your own beer in cans; bottled water and snacks provided. Free electronic lockers provided. 18+. $20 in advance, $30 at the door, 1060 Folsom St., 6pm-10pm. http://yellowandblack.org/party/

Team Friendly Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
Join Team Friendly for their Mr. Friendly step down and the appointment of their New Team Friendly ambassador. Join them for a beer and some good food. Stop by their Team Friendly Gear table. $15. 398 12th St., 3pm-6pm. www.sf-eagle.com

Toy-Making Workshop with Rough Cut Leather @ Wicked Grounds Annex
Have you ever wanted to make your own impact toys or restraints, but weren't sure how to start? Wouldn't it be amazing if you could work with an expert leatherworker to guide you through the process step by step? Well, now you can! Join this special hands-on toy-making workshop with Rough Cut Leather. You will learn step by step to make your own custom toy. When you register for the class, select the toy you'd like to create. You'll be able to choose from a number of toys with the price of materials included in your ticket. $60-$110. 293 8th St. 12pm-3pm. www.wickedgrounds.com


MONDAY 17
Blackout Party @ SF Catalyst
Feel and play around in the dark; presented by the guys who bring you CumUnion. They'll be turning down the lights extra low and handing out glow-in-the-dark wristbands at the door to light the way to play through dark areas. $20. 1060 Folsom St. 8pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org

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 18
Bay Area Self-Suspenders Munch @ Wicked Grounds
Curious about Bay Area Self-Suspenders, a group with a personal positive interest in self-suspension? They have access to a hard point and the whole back room of the cafe. This munch is intended for beginners and intermediates alike (and even those that are extremely advanced). No rope skills required - maybe they can teach you your first harness or single column tie. 293 8th St. 7:30pm-9:30pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

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 19
D/s Social Hour @ Wicked Grounds
A casual, coffeehouse munch for connecting with other people interested in consensual authority and control. Build community among others who share your passion for consensual power exchange. Share ideas and inspiration with your peers. Find support and acceptance for your power relationship, or look for a partner with whom to create a relationship. 289 8th St., 7pm-9pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

NSA @ OMG
Underwear fetish party. Dim Lights. Hot bartenders. Horny men. Sponsored by Spunk. $1 well drinks until 10pm to anyone in underwear. $5, free with student ID. Free clothes check. 43 6th St., 9pm-2am (doors close 1am). www.clubomgsf.com


THURSDAY 20
The 15 Association Anniversary Weekend: Cigar Social @ SF Eagle
Join the members and friends of The 15 Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Cigars and lots of great conversation. 398 12th St., 7:30pm. www.the15sf.org

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly (Thursdays & Fridays) stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club; grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. Doors open at 6:30. $15, 1799 Mission St., Shows start at 7pm and 9pm (downstairs not wheelchair accessible). www.armoryclub.com


Chill out at The Hole in the Wall. photo: Steven Underhill  

FRIDAY 21
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

The 15 Association Anniversary Weekend: Banquet @ Patio Español
Join the members and friends of The 15 Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary at this banquet. Pre-payment is required to attend. 2850 Alemany Blvd. 6pm. www.the15sf.org

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

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly (Thursdays & Fridays) stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club; grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. Doors open at 6:30. $15, 1799 Mission St., Shows start at 7pm and 9pm (downstairs not wheelchair accessible). www.armoryclub.com


SATURDAY 22
The 15 Association Anniversary Weekend: Social @ Mr. S Leather
Join the members and friends of The 15 Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary at this social. 385 8th St. 1pm-3pm. www.the15sf.org

The 15 Association Anniversary Weekend: Happy Hour @ Lone Star Saloon
Join the members and friends of The 15 Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary at happy hour. 1354 Harrison St. 4pm-6pm. www.the15sf.org

The 15 Association Anniversary Weekend: Dungeon Play Event @ SF Catalyst
Join the members and friends of The 15 Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary at this play party. $15 members. $20 guests. $10 off for people registered for the Anniversary Banquet. 1060 Folsom St. 7pm-12am (doors close 10pm). See website for attendance details. www.the15sf.org

Rogue @ SF Eagle
Monthly leather/fetish themed event geared towards man's primal instincts and carnal desires that plays by its own rules and creates an experience unlike before with a dark sexy vibe to go along with the dark sexy beats. $8 cover. 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. www.sf-eagle.com


SUNDAY 23
Dawg Pound Beer Bust @ The Lone Star Saloon
Calling all pups, handlers and K9 lovers, comes see the dog catchers holding pups at their Dog Pound. The Golden Gates Guards are celebrating 'International Dog Biscuit Day'. Dog biscuits for all the good pups. They'll be raffling off gift prize baskets and raising money to get the pups out of the pound. Supporting beneficiaries 'Alexander Hamilton Post 448-SF and Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners Program. $15 for beer/soda and food. 1354 Harrison St. 4pm-8pm. www.ggguards.org

The 15 Association Anniversary Weekend: Brunch @ Caton Dim Sum and Seafood House
Join the members and friends of The 15 Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary at this brunch. No hosts brunch. No RSVP required. 655 Folsom St. 10:30am-12pm. www.the15sf.org

The 15 Association Anniversary Weekend: Dungeon Play Event @ SF Catalyst
Join the members and friends of The 15 Association to celebrate their 40th anniversary at this play party. Free! 1060 Folsom St. 2pm-6pm. See website for attendance details. www.the15sf.org


MONDAY 24
Blackout Party @ SF Catalyst
Feel and play around in the dark. Presented by the guys who bring you CumUnion. They'll be turning down the lights extra low and handing out glow-n-the-dark wrist bands at the door to light the way to play through dark areas. $20. 1060 Folsom St. 8pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org

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 25
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 26

LDG Presents: Beastly Alexander Cheves @ SF Catalyst
Join the San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group as they probe the filthy and whip-smart mind of sex writer, kink activist Alexander Cheves (nicknamed "Beastly"). Cheves is a prolific writer, editor, and copywriter in the areas of sex, relationships, wellness, and kink. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Vice, Them, Out Magazine, TheBody, and the newly relaunched Drummer, and he has been a guest on many radio shows and podcasts including Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast. He has been a Contributing Editor at The Advocate Magazine since 2016 where he has edited award-winning sex and relationship content and managed the popular sex column Sexy Beast. He is the former creative director for Fort Troff and is currently a copywriter for Nasty Pig. He continues to answer reader-submitted sex and relationship questions on his blog, Beastly. 1060 Folsom St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.sfldg.org

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

NSA @ OMG
Underwear fetish party. Dim Lights. Hot bartenders. Horny men. Sponsored by Spunk. $1 well drinks until 10pm to anyone in underwear. $5, free with student ID. Free clothes check. 43 6th St., 9pm-2am (doors close 1am). www.clubomgsf.com


THURSDAY 27
SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly (Thursdays & Fridays) stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club; grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. Doors open at 6:30. $15, 1799 Mission St., Shows start at 7pm and 9pm (downstairs not wheelchair accessible). www.armoryclub.com


FRIDAY 28
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

SF CumUnion Leather & Fetish Party @ SF Catalyst
Hosted by 442 every fourth Friday. Check out this longstanding party with a leather and fetish twist. Gear up and enjoy the same CumUnion experience you've come to love, but with a kinky bent. Draws all types of 18+ guys. Leather, fetish or gear are encouraged but if you don't have any gear, come anyway. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. Secure lockers available. $20, 1060 Folsom St., 9pm-4am. www.sfcatalyst.org

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 29
QTies: A Bay Area Queer & Trans Play Party @ Iron Giant Loft
A play party exclusively for queer, trans, genderfluid, genderqueer, and lesbian, gay, bi, and pansexual attendees. Come to a space where you're not the only one in the room, where you're as likely to encounter bi men hooking up as bi women, where femme invisibility is minimized (but all presentations are welcomed), and where trans bodies are celebrated. Alex leads a welcome circle where a room of strangers slowly opens up and winds up on the same page, having the opportunity to be seen, heard, and understood in new ways. $30-$50. 1080 23rd St., Oakland, 7pm-12am. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qties-a-bay-area-queer-trans-play-party-february-2020-tickets-87496272707


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