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Leather Events, October 11-27, 2018

by Race Bannon

The dance floor of DNA Lounge at the annual Big Muscle dance. Photo: Rich Stadtmiller
The dance floor of DNA Lounge at the annual Big Muscle dance. Photo: Rich Stadtmiller  

Even after the many festivities of Folsom Street Fair week, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Thu 11
Kinky Poly Happy Hour @ SF Eagle

This is an LGBTQ+ kinky poly people social happy hour, every second Thursday 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

Fri 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

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 plays 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 13
Leather Lounge @ SF Eagle

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

Mon 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

Wed 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

Thu 18
Gear Up & Go Out: Halloween @ Dolby Cinema at AMC Metreon

Gear up and go out to the opening night of the new version of Halloween. 7pm show in the Dolby Theatre. 135 4th St. https://goo.gl/zKiHrW

Rope Burn SF: October! @ 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., 7-10pm. https://goo.gl/cBsn3e

Kinky Karaoke @ OMG
The 3rd Thursday of the month OMG hosts a Kinky Karaoke night where you can wear your kink/fetish gear while singing or listening to others. Light BDSM play is allowed during the event (no full nudity or fluid exchange). 43 6th St., 8pm-2am. www.clubomgsf.com

Fri 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

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

WUHfff @ Powerhouse
Join the Pedal Pups as they kick off the AIDS/LifeCycle 2019 season in puppy style. It's the weekend before Halloween and they know all you ghouls, boos and spirits in between are itching to come out. Wear your best spooky gear, chains or shroud (clothes check available so you can strip down). DJ Jim Collins spins eerily playful beats, sexy furry gogo pups; door proceeds and shot sales benefit San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Team Pedal Pups. 1347 Folsom St., 10pm-1am. www.powerhousebar.com

Sat 20
Mr. San Francisco Rubber 2019 @ SF Eagle

Third annual contest; Mr. San Francisco Rubber and its contest represent the rubber community in the Bay Area. They promote and foster kink awareness through events centered around inclusivity, respect, and mentorship. 398 12th St., 5-7:30pm. www.sf-eagle.com

Mask4Mask: Villains @ Mr. S Leather
Mask4Mask returns for a special Villains addition as the official Afterparty of Nico Watson's Mr. San Francisco Rubber Contest. Go out and frolic in your villainous attire and enjoy free alcoholic beverages provided by Mr. S Leather; featuring hardcore kinky cosplay demos. Cosplay gear is highly encouraged and the best dressed attendees will be eligible for prizes. Free event and raffle prizes provided by Treasure Island Media. Kink The Vote will be available for those in need of voter registration (winter is coming, and so are Midterms). 385 8th St., 6-9pm. https://goo.gl/zueBjJ

Mon 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

Wed 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

Fri 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

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

Sat 27
Leather & Fetish Masquerade Ball @ Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center

Leather and Fetish Masquerade Ball in association with SCCLA Leather Week; music, dancing, costume contest, drawings for cash and prizes (tickets available at an additional cost), photography studio ($5 for three poses, emailed to you), snack bar with snacks, mocktails, and soft drinks (additional cost). $25 ($45 for VIP) for smOdyssey (and reciprocal organization) members, $30 ($50 for VIP) for non-members. VIP includes entrance plus 2 drink coupons, 3 event photos, 5 tickets for the drawing. $5 surcharge for general admission tickets on or after October 20 or at the door. 7pm-12am. 938 The Alameda, San Jose. Tickets at https://masqueradeball.brownpapertickets.com/

CODE (Furries) @ The Edge
Castro's only monthly leather/gear night each month features a different kink/hanky/or community sub-group. Lights are low to set the mood and pay homage to The Edge's leather roots. This Halloween month they celebrate furries and anyone masked. Geared up dancers entertain you. DJ Sean McMahon provides music. Drink specials offered. Coat check available. Sponsored by Mr. S Leather. 4149 18th St., 9pm-2am. www.edgesf.com

Stripped @ 415 10th
At this cruisy Masquerade party, masks at this event strongly encouraged (basically required) with marks available at the event. Bring your adventurous friends and let the music set the mood. Pre-sale ticket purchase encouraged. Chill lounge features DJ Trever Pearson; clothes check and dark room. $15 (discounted presale). $20 limited tickets at door), 415 10th St., 10pm-3am. https://strippedsf.eventbrite.com

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