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Leather Events, August 8-23, 2019

by Race Bannon

Some leather love from the 2018 Mr. SF Leather contest; for 2019 events info see Aug-16-18.  photo: Rich Stadmiller
Some leather love from the 2018 Mr. SF Leather contest; for 2019 events info see Aug-16-18. photo: Rich Stadmiller  

Even after our local street fair, Up Your Alley, there are still many kink and leather events to enjoy in the San Francisco Bay Area.


THURSDAY 8
Rope Burn SF: August @ 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. A fun, sex-positive, relaxed, and informational space, open to all skill levels and sizes. $20 suggested donation. 7pm-10pm. 1060 Folsom St. www.ropeburnsf.com


FRIDAY 9 — SUNDAY 11
Summer Adventure @ Railroad Park Resort
The Golden Gate Guards presents their 33rd annual run. Check the website for details. www.ggguards.org


FRIDAY 9
(Sub)Mission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy shows in the basement of the SF Armory Club. Comedians from the Bay Area and around the country perform their hardest hitting material and a member of the local kink community shares tips and tricks. Grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. $15. Doors open 6:30. Shows at 7pm and 9pm. 1799 Mission St. https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8


SATURDAY 10
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. 11am-5pm. 181 Eddy St. www.sfcitadel.org

LDG Fetish Fair @ SF Catalyst
An opportunity to learn about your favorite kinks from experienced players in a small group environment. Bring your gear/toys, your sub or Dom, or your questions to help make this experience amazing. 3 Sessions of education workshops: 3:30pm to 4:45pm; 5:00pm to 6:15pm; and 6:30pm to 7:45pm. To participate in each education workshop, please sign up for each time period. 3pm-8pm. 1060 Folsom St. https://bit.ly/2TbZujT

LDG Whips in the Park @ Duboce Park
Enjoy this annual tradition of "Circus Training" in Duboce Park during LDG's Fetish Fair Weekend. Bring your favorite whip and enjoy the time being together learning from each other. 11am-2pm. Duboce Ave. between Scott St. and Steiner St. www.sfldg.org

Leather Lounge @ SF Eagle
BLUF SF hosts this gathering of men so leathermen can gear up, grab a cigar, and socialize. 9pm-2am. Every 2nd Saturday of the month. 398 12th St. www.blufsf.com


Lovely ladies at the 2018 Mr. SF Leather contest; for 2019 events info see Aug-16-18. photo: Rich Stadmiller  

SUNDAY 11
LDG Fetish Fair Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
Annual beer bust to celebrate and wind down another Fetish Fair. 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. www.sfldg.org

The San Francisco Men's Spanking Party
@ Power Exchange

Safe place for beginners to explore their Spanking Fantasies or just a good place to meet and talk to other guys into this fetish. You will not be forced to do anything you don't want to do. Walk around, mingle and talk to other guys. You don't have to play. This is not a S&M Leather group, but it's more for guys into spanking and spanking fantasies like the traditional old fashion spanking over daddy's knee or a fraternity style pledge initiation paddling. $25 ($15 with student or military ID). 1-6pm. 220 Jones St. https://bit.ly/2FJgmIV


MONDAY 12
Bulge @ SF Catalyst
Bulge is a fetish gear party presented by Parties by 442. Wear your hottest underwear, athletic gear, fetish gear, leather, or whatever gets you off. $20. 8pm-1am, every Monday. 1060 Folsom St. www.sfcatalyst.org

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

Stapling with Drew Ward and Eric See @ Eros
SF Ring presents discussions and demonstrations regarding topics of interest to kinky gay men. 2051 Market St. 7:30-9:30pm. www.erossf.com


WEDNESDAY 14
Underwear Wednesday @ Eros
Show off your underwear or jock and get a $3 off coupon for a future visit all day. 2051 Market St. www.erossf.com


FRIDAY 16
Mr. SF Leather and SF Bootblack Contests — Meet and Greet @ Mr. S Leather
Meet and greet to start the annual contenst event. 6pm. 385 8th St. www.sfleatherpride.com

Mr. SF Leather and SF Bootblack Contests — Fantasy Grab Bag and Open Shine @ SF Eagle
Fantasy grab bag and open shine portions of contests. 8pm. 398 12th St. www.sfleatherpride.com

(Sub)Mission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy shows in the basement of the SF Armory Club. Comedians from the Bay Area and around the country perform their hardest hitting material and a member of the local kink community shares tips and tricks. Grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. $15. Doors open 6:30. Shows at 7pm and 9pm. 1799 Mission St., https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8


SATURDAY 17
Dad In Training @ Club Six
Get ready as the 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. 10pm-4am. 60 6th St. Tickets at https://bit.ly/2GHFl00

Mr. SF Leather and SF Bootblack Contests — Open Interviews @ SF Catalyst
Contestant interview portion of the contests. Open to the public. 9:30am. 1060 Folsom St. www.sfleatherpride.com

Mr. SF Leather and SF Bootblack Contests @ Folsom Street Foundry
See who will win the contests. 7:30pm. 1425 Folsom St. www.sfleatherpride.com


Just three of the many hunky men who attended the 2019 Up Your Alley Street Fair. PhotosbyDot  

SUNDAY 18
Mr. SF Leather and SF Bootblack Contests — Sunday Streets @ SOMA
The contest weekend concludes at the Sunday Streets Celebration. 1pm. Folsom St. between 8th and 10th. www.sfleatherpride.com

SFgoL Debauchery @ White Horse Bar
The San Francisco girls of Leather (SFgoL) are the beneficiaries for Debauchery, a night of queers stripping for queers in hot, anti-oppressive space, to raise money for organizations that serve the queer and LGBT+ community. Get a fist full of glitter ready and join them for a night of burlesque decadence. 21+ event. $5-$20 (sliding scale, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds). Doors 7pm, show 8pm-10pm. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. www.sfgol.org


MONDAY 19
Bulge @ SF Catalyst
Bulge is a fetish gear party presented by Parties by 442. Wear your hottest underwear, athletic gear, fetish gear, leather, or whatever gets you off. $20. 8pm-1am. Every Monday. 1060 Folsom St. www.sfcatalyst.org

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


WEDNESDAY 21
Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District Community Meeting @ SF LGBT Center
Help decide how the new Cultural District will it be managed and overseen. Advocate to protect our remaining leather and LGBTQ businesses. Assure that the neighborhood retains its kinky character. Help decide these and other important questions by attending this community meeting. All are welcome. 7pm-9pm. 1800 Market St. www.sfleatherdistrict.org

Underwear Wednesday @ Eros
Show off your underwear or jock and get a $3 off coupon for a future visit. All day. 2051 Market St. www.erossf.com


FRIDAY 23
Growlr @ SF Eagle
Play with hot bears, cubs, otters, pups, and pigs. The patio will host guys of every size for some cruising in real time. Cub tested, Daddy approved beats from DJ Byron Bonsall, with bearded bartenders and gogo cubs. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

(Sub)Mission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy shows in the basement of the SF Armory Club. Comedians from the Bay Area and around the country perform their hardest hitting material and a member of the local kink community shares tips and tricks. Grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. $15. Doors open 6:30. Shows at 7pm and 9pm. 1799 Mission St. https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8


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