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Leather Events, February 14 — March 3, 2019

by Race Bannon

Familiar hunky faces at the SF Eagle. photo: Rich Stadtmiller
Familiar hunky faces at the SF Eagle. photo: Rich Stadtmiller  

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.


THURSDAY 14

Poly Happy Hour @ SF Eagle
An LGBTQ+ kinky poly people social happy hour that happens 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

Rope Burn SF: Valentine's Day @ 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. Tickets at https://goo.gl/jmwcqD. www.ropeburnsf.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


MONDAY 18

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: Welcome to Wicked Grounds @ Wicked Grounds
Brand new to kink, or to the San Francisco kink scene? Want to learn more about local BDSM play and education? Or perhaps you just want to know what the heck happens at a kink cafe. Join this quick orientation to the local kink scene and San Francisco's kink café. This session is perfect for folks who are making their first brave steps into the San Francisco kink scene. $15-$35, 289 8th St., 7-9pm. Ticket link found on website calendar. www.wickedgrounds.com


TUESDAY 19

SF Young Leathermen's Discussion Group @ Mr. S Studio
Predicament bondage with Vincent Sparacio. SFYLDG is a men's BDSM/kink educational organization for men under 40 years of age. Each month they feature a different topic. 385-A 8th St., 398 12th St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.sflyldg.org


WEDNESDAY 20

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


FRIDAY 22

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 39th Anniversary Dinner @ Patio Español
The 15 Association celebrates their 39th anniversary with an anniversary dinner. 2850 Alemany Blvd., 6-10pm. Tickets at 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

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 23

The 15 Association 39th Anniversary Brunch @ Hamburger Mary's
The 15 Association celebrates their 39th anniversary with an anniversary brunch with Sadie Payne. 531 Castro St., 11am. RSVP to RSVP@the15sf.org.

Gear Up & Go Out: A Leather & Gear Invasion of the Castro
Over the last year, Mr. San Francisco Leather has hosted several gear invasions throughout San Francisco. Now, for the final invasion of his year, they return to the Castro. Grab your favorite gear and go out to 8 great venues in one of the world's most well-known LGBTQ districts. Meet other kinksters, interact with non-leather folk, and have a grand old time. 5:30-6:30 Toad Hall. 6:30-7:15 440. 7:15-7:30 Photo Harvey Milk Plaza. 7:30-8 Twin Peaks. 8:15-8:45 The Mix. 9-9:30 Moby Dick. 9:30-10:15 Midnight Sun. 10:30-late The Edge. 5:30-10:30pm. https://goo.gl/QdQ18H

Sober Munch @ Wicked Grounds
A group meeting every 4th Saturday of each month where people get together and have fun and discuss addictions, sobriety, and recovery. All invited. 289 8th St., 6pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

Men's BDSM Play Party @ SF Catalyst
The 15 Association men's BDSM play party celebrating their 39th anniversary. Check website for attendance details. 1060 Folsom St., 7pm-12am. www.the15sf.org

Code (FistFull of Love) @ The Edge
February is Full of Love; FistFulls of it. For the month of love, Code features the Red Hanky. Meet and hang out with fellow kinksters that are into the same kind of FFun as you are. Geared up dancers will entertain you. DJ Sean McMahon will provide the music. Drink specials offered. Coat check available. 4149 18th St., 9pm-2am. www.edgesf.com


SUNDAY 24

Free Men's BDSM Play Party @ SF Catalyst
Join the men of The 15 as they celebrate their 39th anniversary of hosting men's SM parties in San Francisco. This party is free. 1060 Folsom St., 2-6pm. www.the15sf.org.


WEDNESDAY 27

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



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. (Note: Not all Weekend events are listed separately elsewhere on this calendar. For full event information and pricing check out www.leatherallianceweekend.org


THURSDAY 28

Leather Alliance Weekend 2019: Meet and Greet @ 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


Familiar hunky faces at the SF Eagle. photo: Rich Stadtmiller  

FRIDAY 1

SF Queer/Leather Happy Hour @ SF Eagle
Join queers for drinks at the happy hour event that happens every first Friday. 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 (First Part) and Formal Dinner @ SOMArts
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.

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 and get off your phone or stay home. Go-go 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 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.powerhousebar.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

GearUp Weekend Play Party @ SF Catalyst
A hot, fun, men-only play parties. Join the men of Gearup Weekend for a night of kinky fun. 18+. $20, military/student with ID and first timers $10, 1060 Folsom St., 8pm (doors open until 11pm), 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


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