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Leather Events, February 28 — March 15, 2019

by Race Bannon

Brüt @ Great Northern Fri 15
Brüt @ Great Northern Fri 15  

Whether it's a dance party, a demo, or a social meet & greet, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters. Leather Alliance Weekend promises a slew of fun kink and leather events.

THURSDAY 28 — SUNDAY 3
Leather Alliance Weekend 2019
The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance produces the Leather Alliance Weekend. The weekend includes the 53rd Annual Community Awards, the 37th edition of the Mr. SF Leather contest, the 2nd annual SF Bootblack contest, and some brand-new happenings as well. For full event information and pricing, visit: www.leatherallianceweekend.org


THURDAY 28
SF Bootblack and Mr. SF Leather Meet and Greet - Hosted by Mr. S @ Mr. S Leather
The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance's big weekend kicks off with a meet and greet at which the public and meet contestants and mingle with fellow kinksters. Open to everyone. 385 8th St., 6-8pm. www.leatherallianceweekend.org


FRIDAY 1
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 Queer/Leather Happy Hour@ SF Eagle
Join queers for drinks at the happy hour event that happens every first Friday of the month. There will be a voter registration table. So please spread the word. If you know anyone interested in registering, direct them to the table at the event. The table will be at each happy hour over the next several months. 398 12th St., 6-9pm. www.sf-eagle.com

SF Bootblack and Mr. SF Leather Contest @ SOMArts
The first part includes a formal dinner and awards, with cocktails and meet and greet start at 6pm for cocktails. The bootblack contest kicks off with the technical boot along with an introduction of all the contestants and a new feature of the contest weekend. Dinner starts at 7pm with the community awards portion starting towards the end (with contest items interspersed). 934 Brannan St., 6-10pm. Information and pricing at www.leatherallianceweekend.org

Release: An Open Play Party @ SF Catalyst
An open play party for kinky people. Bring your partners or meet new ones. All persons 18+ are invited to play in a fully equipped community-run space. $20 at door, $15 in advance, 1060 Folsom St., 8pm-1am. Tickets at https://goo.gl/RcsHoy.

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

Hog Wild — Leather Alliance Weekend @ SF Oasis
Folsom Street Events and the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance team up to kick off Mr. San Francisco Leather weekend with Hog Wild, an old school kind of leather party. Get in gear. Gogo men entertain as DJ Mark O'Brien provides music. $10. 298 11th St., 10pm-2am. Tickets at https://goo.gl/T4W4aR.

Stank @ Powerhouse
This Stank is one of the official Friday night after parties of Leather Alliance Weekend. Leave our 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.powerhousebar.com

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


SATURDAY 2
SF Bootblack and Mr. SF Leather Contest @ SOMArts
Find out who wins the next SF Bootblack and Mr. SF Leather titles at this finale to the contest. Vendor area open all day from 11am. Cocktails at 6pm and contest starts at 7pm. 934 Brannan St., 6-10pm. Information and pricing at www.leatherallianceweekend.org

Leather Alliance Weekend Men's Party @ SF Catalyst
A hot, fun, men-only play parties hosted by Gear Up Weekend. Join the men and the Leather Alliance Board for a night of kinky fun. 18+. $20, military/student with ID and first timers $10, 1060 Folsom St., 8pm (doors open until 12am), play until 1am. www.gearupweekend.com

Fog City Pack Presents: Alpha @ Club Six
Join the men of Fog City Pack for this dance event with a kinky edge. DJ Jackie House (Honey Soundsystem) joins resident DJs Astro & Fawks. Sponsored by Mr. S Leather. 60 6th St., 10pm-4am. www.fogcitypack.com/tickets


SUNDAY 3
Leather Alliance Weekend 2019: Victory Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The busy Leather Alliance Weekend winds down with a beer bust. 398 12th St., 3-6pm. www.leatherallianceweekend.org


MONDAY 4
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

Kink 101: BDSM Negotiation Basics @ Wicked Grounds
Negotiating is a critical skill for building BDSM scenes, dynamics and relationships that work. But negotiating doesn't necessarily come naturally, especially for those who are just entering the kink scene. Attend this Kink 101 session on how to negotiate for exactly what you want in BDSM scene and relationships. $15-$35, 289 8th St., 7-9pm. Tickets at https://goo.gl/YgFome.


FRIDAY 8
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
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


Prime — Heatstroke @ Club Six Sat 9  

SATURDAY 9
Leather Lounge @ SF Eagle
BLUF SF hosts this monthly gathering; gear up, grab a cigar, and socialize every 2nd Saturday of the month. 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. www.blufsf.com

Prime @ Club Six
Upstairs in the Main Room is DJ Neon The Glowgobear, downstairs in the Daddy Pit is DJ Serge P. Hot gogo studs in their prime, lighting and production by William Brown. Hosts: Race Bannon and Russ Beets. Clothes check available with Pedal Pups. $25, 60 6th St., 10pm-4am. Tickets at https://goo.gl/g8dBmx.


MONDAY 11
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

Structured Ball Play @ Eros
SF Ring presents a discussion and demo with Ninerdick. For many guys, the extreme manipulation and display of their balls s not just a part of their erotic repertoire, but a fetish that becomes a primary focus of their erotic sensations and sexual enjoyment. In this presentation and demo Ninerdick will share his experience and insight to the motivation, philosophy and techniques used by dedicated ball stretching aficionados. Concludes with a hands-on ball-tying workshop. Interested participants are asked to bring shoe or boot laces, cotton rope or similar items for tying. 2051 Market St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.erossf.com


WEDNESDAY 13
Kinky Queer ASL @ SF Catalyst
Monthly ASL (American Sign Language classes. New signs each month with brief review of previous class. Link to ASL video will be provided. Sliding scale $20-$30. 1060 Folsom St., 7-9pm. www.sfcatalyst.org

Naked and Golden Shower Buddies @ Blow Buddies
A men's naked and water spots play night. $15 with membership, 933 Harrison St., 8pm. www.blowbuddies.com


THURSDAY 14
Rope Burn SF: March Madness! @ 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 15
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

Taboo: Buns Out! @ SF Oasis
Buff up those buns because they want to see them. This month's event will be all about the buns - chaps, jockstraps, peek-a-boo cabooses. Show it off however you want. $10, 298 11th St., 10pm-2am. www.sfoasis.com

Brüt — St. Patrick's Day @ Great Northern
Get lucky this St. Patrick's Day. DJs Dan Darlington and Peter Napoli bring New York to the dance floor while sexy dancers keep the energy going; hosted by Andy Lax, Jaron Wilkerson, Ryan Ramos, Sam Stavros, Ranjeev Singh, and Andy Wibbels. Tickets also available at Body Castro. Clothes check available. 119 Utah St., 10pm-4am. www.brutparty.com


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