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Leather Events, September 26 — October 13, 2019

by Race Bannon

Magnitude (seen here in 2018) is this year replaced by Full Fetish, Masteurdome, and other official Folsom weekend parties. photo: Gooch
Magnitude (seen here in 2018) is this year replaced by Full Fetish, Masteurdome, and other official Folsom weekend parties. photo: Gooch  

Get ready for the biggest leather and kink week of the year, with nightlife and kink events all over town. Strap in, strap on!


THURSDAY 26
Back Pocket: FLSM Flagging Fun @ Atlas
Transport yourself back to the good old days when the lights were dim, all the young dudes were there, and flagging (aka hanky code) signaled to those in the know just what you were after. No apps or screens, just good old-fashioned cruising. Throw on your best FLSM attire (don't worry, it's casual) and start the weekend off early with a couple drinks, and who knows what else. Hankies available for purchase. Coat check available for clothes and valuables. $5 pre-sale or at the door (21+). Atlas members get in free. 9pm-2am. www.atlas-sf.com

The Balcony @ Underground SF
Mr. Drummer '79 presents a tribute to The Balcony (1977-83). Known as the hangout for heavy players, The Balcony opened at 6am as sex clubs like South of the Slot and Catacombs were winding down. Named after the Jean Genet play that was a favorite of the leather set, the bar had a large front porch overlooking Market Street and was located next door to the Swedish American Hall. DJs Orographic (Bridge Club PDX) and Matthew Paul (Mr. Drummer '79). $10, 424 Haight St., 9pm-2am. www.facebook.com/events/394789734512345/

C-Gar's Social Welcome Party @ SF Eagle
Kick off the start of Folsom Weekend as smoking, hot leathermen converge on the patio, meeting up with friends and making new ones. DJ Jeff Johnson provides music. 398 12th St. 9pm-2am. www.sf-eagle.com

Frisky Pups: Folsom Edition @ SF Catalyst
Start your Folsom weekend off at Frisky Pups, a sex-positive and kinky party for men. Men, boys, and pups gather for sweaty night of debauchery. They've got a fully equipped play space with BDSM equipment, benches, beds, slings, puppy mats, and much more that will help you unleash your primal instincts. Lube, condoms, and snacks provided. All sex-positive, male-identified 18+ are welcome. Advance tickets $20 in advance, $30 at door. 1060 Folsom St. 8pm-1am. Tickets at www.fpfolsom19.eventbrite.com


Brüt — FLSM Friday @ The Great Northern Fri 27  

FRIDAY 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

Brüt — FLSM Friday @ The Great Northern
Brüt and Brian Kent Productions join forces to bring you a sexy spot to scope the perfect hunting grounds of a dark seedy dancefloor, amazing NYC underground house music, and some hot man meat. Clothes check available. 119 Utah St., 10pm-4am. www.brutparty.com

The Exiles Folsom Social @ SF Catalyst
Join the Exiles to kick off Folsom weekend. The Exiles welcome people of all genders and identities to come enjoy our hospitality. Visitors from out of town are especially welcome. Stop by before your evening party — or make this your party — and enjoy entertainment, demos, delicious refreshments, and cake. Silent auction features leather clothing, toys, knives, and more. This event is free to all Exiles members, with a suggested donation of $10-$30 for non-members. No one is turned away for lack of funds. 1060 Folsom St. 7:30-10:30pm. www.theexiles.org

The Maze: FLSM Friday @ Atlas
Immerse yourself in a cruisy, dimly lit labyrinth where the only thing you are certain to find, is trouble. Dim lights and 2-room maze. Chill underground beats. Refreshment stations. Coat check available. Tickets online or at the door or get in free with Atlas Membership. $22. 10pm-3am. www.atlas-sf.com

The Mr. S Folsom Block Party @ Mr. S Leather
Join hundreds of sexy men at Mr. S Leather for this 2-day event leading up to the Folsom Street Fair. They're opening their Back Alley Beer Garden from 12-6 on both Friday and Saturday (you must be 21+ to enter with valid identification). 385 8th St. 11am-8pm. www.mr-s-leather.com

Pre-Folsom Social @ Starbucks
Join Andres Campos at the Castro community Starbucks for a pre-Folsom coffee social. Andres and his Starbucks partners will provide some hot coffee and sweet nibbles to start your weekend off right (and caffeinated!). They also invite you to make yourself part of their community forever by signing their leather pride flag. Gear up and come meet locals and out of town friends over a cup. 4094 18th St. 6pm-8pm.

Prime @ Club Six
Two floors, two clubs, one ticket; San Francisco Meat plus Prime, The Daddy Pit Leather Bar. Upstairs with DJ Neon The Glowgobear, downstairs with DJ Serge P, direct from Berlin. Hot gogo studs in their prime, lighting and production by William Brown. Hosts: Race Bannon and Russ Beets. Clothes check available. $30-$40, 60 6th St., 10pm-4am. www.facebook.com/events/2114370182189266/

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

Street Sex Photos 2 @ Mark I Chester Studio
Opening night, this second part of Street Sex Photos documents images of gay men being sexual on the streets of South of Market in San Francisco. It is both a love letter to the past and a hope and dream for the future. They are part documentary, part fantasy, part fine art sexual portraiture on the street and part outlaw behavior. These men are sexual, outrageous and full of desire; men who still believe that sex is an essential and important part of what it means to be gay. Donations encouraged. 1229 Folsom St. 7pm-10pm. www.markichester.com

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy show 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 San Francisco kink community shares some tips and tricks. 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. Information ant ticket links at https://www.facebook.com/events/2224047767836170/

Twisted Windows @ SOMArts Cultural Center
Surrounds you with sensual shows on simultaneous stages featuring international artists and unique acts you won't see anywhere else. Exquisitely erotic, sensually subversive, and particularly perilous — the performances spotlight suspension bondage and shibari while also celebrating other lascivious artistic expression (and even participatory shenanigans). Kick off leather weekend at this unique event. $50-$90, 934 Brannan St., 7:45pm-1am. www.facebook.com/events/870631263317815/


Big Muscle Folsom Party @ DNA Lounge Sat 28  

SATURDAY 28
Big Muscle Folsom Party @ DNA Lounge
Muscle guys and the guys who like them gather for this longstanding Folsom weekend dance party. Beats by DJ Charly. 21+ in photo ID. $20 advance or at the door. 375 11th St. 1pm-7pm. www.facebook.com/events/2553456038011030/

Friendly Fire: Red vs. Blue
@ Danzhaus Dance Center

Gage Lennox presents a coded fetish party. They will mark guests with their preferred red or blue (or both) hanky color armbands. We encourage men (gay, bi and FTM) to come with a hungry, prepared and welcoming vibe which has been known of the 'Friendly Fire' brand. DJ Trever Pearson and Visual Artist '3'. $40. 1275 Connecticut St. 10pm-3am. https://Friendly-Fire.com

Full Fetish San Francisco
@ Space 550

Recon.com Folsom Street Events team up to host the Official Saturday Night Party of Folsom Street Fair Weekend. Recon brings their sleazy, Euro-style event to build the atmosphere for this fetish, kink and underground party. Cruise the back room for some special fun we know you've missed. Get into your kinkiest gear. All fetish dress codes are encouraged: leather, rubber, sports gear, spandex, military, punks, jockstraps, boots, jocks, harnesses, uniforms; DJs Cyril G Deejay and DJ Bryan Novy. $55-$60. 550 Barneveld Ave. 10pm-4am. www.folsomstreetevents.org/full-fetish-san-francisco/

Geared Up @ Atlas
Get geared up for some fun. Dim lights and 2-room maze. Chill underground beats. Refreshment stations. Coat check available. Tickets online or at the door or get in free with ATLAS Membership. $15. 10pm-3am. www.atlas-sf.com

Masteurdome @ Regency Ballroom
The producers of Club Universe, Pleasuredome, and Jungle - Pride at the Armory bring you a new FLSM weekend experience to surpass all others. Brian Kent Productions and Audrey Joseph are back to deliver a production with amorous visuals. Over 1000 leather men, bears, pigs, voyeurs, exhibitionists and kinksters from around the world will descend on the historic Regency Ballroom. Tech house producer-DJs Chus & Ceballos are joined by dance/house DJ Ralph Rosario. $55-$100. 1300 Van Ness Ave. 9pm-3am. www.masteurdome.com

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

The Mr. S Folsom Block Party @ Mr. S Leather
Join hundreds of sexy men at Mr. S Leather for this two-day event leading up to the Folsom Street Fair. They're opening their Back Alley Beer Garden from 12pm-6pm on both Friday and Saturday (you must be 21+ to enter with valid identification). 385 8th St. 11am-8pm. www.mr-s-leather.com

New Breed @ Club Six
Pound Puppy and Polyglamorous present this double-decker event featuring Polyglamorous upstairs and Pound Puppy downstairs. Advanced tickets sold out; 200 tickets available at the door (come early or late for best results). A group of great DJs: D. Tiffany (Planet Euphorique); Justin Cudmore; Perfect Lovers (Por Detroit); Kodemul (Por Detroit); and Victor Rodriguez (Bears in Space); as well as Resident DJs Oscar Pineda (Pound Puppy); Kevin O'Connor (Pound Puppy); BEYA, Major, and Mark O'Brien (Polyglamorous). $30-$50. 60 6th St. 10pm-5am. www.facebook.com/events/401121184087294/

Rogue @ SF Eagle
The SF Eagle goes Rogue once a month for this hot and nasty leather fetish event that doesn't follow the rules. This is a leather/Levi/gear/fetish party. DJ/Producer Tony Moran. Live demos and gogo slaves. Play by your own rules, go Rogue or stay home. Dress code highly encouraged. 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. www.sf-eagle.com


Folsom Street Fair @ SoMa Sun 29 photo: Iggy  

SUNDAY 29
Bawdy Storytelling's 'Kinktacular'
@ Verdi Club

Well-known storytelling event where every story has to do with sex. This month the celebrate Folsom Street Fair. Featuring true stories from Ponies, Leather Daddies, and more, an extra kinky game of Bang-O, songs by Rachel Lark, and real people telling their true stories of being the Pup, a Unicorn, or who knows what. 2424 Mariposa St. 8pm-11pm.
www.facebook.com/events/354609782149543/

CumUnion 10th Anniversary Folsom Party @ SF Catalyst
International play party for men now held in 40 locations worldwide. Men of all races and types ages 18+. Two levels of play with play beds, tons of kinky play equipment, and men. Come ready to play. $20 includes locker (ID required for deposit). 1060 Folsom St. 3pm-12am. www.CumUnion.com

Deviants @ Mezzanine
The official closing party of Folsom Street Fair features DJ Whitney Fierce, DJ Lina and DJ Chris Cruse. Folsom Street Events keeps the energy of the Fair going into the night, just a ten-minute walk from the fairgrounds. The King of Sleeze, Mario Diaz (Hot Dog, Full Frontal Disco, BFD, Dirty Sanchez) hosts this affair, to end your weekend with a bang and some great music. 21+, photo ID required. $50, 444 Jessie St., 6pm-2am. www.facebook.com/events/448231999091127/

Folsom Street Fair @ Folsom St. between 8th and 13th
The world's largest leather and fetish event returns, as 250,000 fetish enthusiasts mix, mingle, drink and have a great time. From rubber folk to pups to leather daddies to drag queens, there's plenty of eye candy, with more than 200 exhibitor booths, live stage shows with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, a huge dance area, live BDSM demos, a sick and twisted performance stage. Coat-clothes check available; yes, nudity is allowed. $10 suggested donation benefits local and national charities and gets you $2 off each drink. 11am-6pm. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Gear Queers @ Jolene's Bar
The official Folsom after-party for womxn and friends. Partnering with Folsom Street Events and Kink.com, these folks are bringing you the after party focusing on womxn in a safe space to explore. Wear your favorite fetish gear. No cameras. Consent is mandatory. Live demos. Life DJs. Presales are highly encouraged. $10. 2700 16th St. 6pm-10pm. www.facebook.com/events/724332908012708/

Street Sex Photos 2 @ Mark I Chester Studio
This second part of Street Sex Photos documents images of gay men being sexual on the streets of South of Market in San Francisco. It is both a love letter to the past and a hope and dream for the future. They are part documentary, part fantasy, part fine art sexual portraiture on the street and part outlaw behavior. These men are sexual, outrageous and full of desire; men who still believe that sex is an essential and important part of what it means to be gay. Donations encouraged. 1229 Folsom St. 1pm-6pm. www.facebook.com/events/452630198665228/


MONDAY 30
Aftershock @ City Nights
Frisco Disco Events wants you to put on your boots, bring your friends and join sexy men from around the world at this after-hours Folsom dance party. Aftershock will take you on a journey of light and sound, so make sure you set your alarm clock and hydrate, because the music starts at 4am. DJ Abel returns to spin joined by New York's light and visual artists, Guy Smith and Rob Montenegro. Official After Hours of Folsom Street Fair. Limited Early Bird Tickets available. $50-$60. 4:00am-10:00am. 715 Harrison St. Tickets at https://bit.ly/2IAENKA

Blackout Play Party @ SF Catalyst
With the lights extra low, free glow in the dark wristbands help light your way through the super dark play spaces. Secure lockers available. Not WA. $20. 5pm-12am. 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


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


WEDNESDAY 2
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 4
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

Stank @ Powerhouse
Leave your pits intact. Leave the deodorant at home. Ripe pit contest after midnight. $5 at door (free with weekend pass/wristband from Leather Alliance Weekend). 1347 Folsom St., 10pm-2am. www.facebook.com/events/421225075415201/

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy show 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 San Francisco kink community shares some tips and tricks. 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. www.facebook.com/events/2224047767836170/


SATURDAY 5
CumUnion @ SF Catalyst
International play party for men now held in 40 locations worldwide. Men of all races and types ages 18+. Two levels of play with play beds, tons of kinky play equipment, and men. Come ready to play. $20 includes locker (ID required for deposit). 9pm-4am. 1st Saturday of the month. 1060 Folsom St.
www.facebook.com/events/262735021304283


MONDAY 7
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


TUESDAY 8
Naked Tuesdays by 442 @ SF Catalyst
Naked play party based on a San Francisco tradition (formerly Naked Mondays) for all types of 18+ guys. Everyone strips down and gets naked upon entry for easy and friendly play. Fetish gear, underwear or jockstraps acceptable. Secure lockers available. $20. 9pm-1am. Every Tuesday.1060 Folsom St., www.sfcatalyst.org


WEDNESDAY 9
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 11
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

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy show 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 San Francisco kink community shares some tips and tricks. 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. www.facebook.com/events/2224047767836170/


SATURDAY 12
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.facebook.com/events/376688126442588/


SUNDAY 13
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), 220 Jones St., 1-6pm. www.facebook.com/events/974106772790604/

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