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Leather Events, April 25 — May 12, 2019

by Race Bannon

Code gets kinky at The Edge, Sat. 20. photo: Gooch
Code gets kinky at The Edge, Sat. 20. photo: Gooch  

From kink demos to naked nights, and th SF Eagle's block party, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.


THURSDAY 25

Hot Draw! @ SF Catalyst
An erotic, fetish, leather bondage drawing group hosted by Mark I Chester and Gay Men's Sketch. This session features Vincent Sparacio (rigger) and Mario Mazzetti (bondage subject) in some interesting bondage suspension poses. All profits will benefit SF Catalyst and Vincent Sparacio's ALC ride fundraising. Open to sketchers of all skill levels, BYO drawing supplies. While focused on gay men, this event is open to sketchers of all genders and orientations. Open, friendly and fun group. Doors open at 6:30pm. First pose at 6:45pm. Suggested donation $20. Donate what you can afford. Please reserve by texting 415-613-0369 the day of the event and be sure to include your name in the text. 1060 Folsom St., 6:30pm-9:30pm. www.sfcatalyst.org


FRIDAY 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

SF CumUnion Leather & Fetish Party @ SF Catalyst
Hosted by 442 every fourth Friday, check out this longstanding party with a leather and fetish twist. Gear up and enjoy the same CumUnion experience you've come to love, but with a kinky bent. Draws all types of 18+ guys. Leather, fetish or gear are encouraged but if you don't have any gear, come anyway. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. Secure lockers available. $20, 1060 Folsom St., 9pm-4am. www.sfcatalyst.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


SATURDAY 27

Kink 101: Welcome to Wicked Grounds @ Wicked Grounds
New to the local public scene? This class gives you the basics on the SF BDSM scene and is perfect whether you're new to kink, want to learn more about local BDSM play and education, or even just want to know what the heck happens at a kink cafe. No one turned away for lack of funds. Presenter Miriam Green has been in the public kink scene for over one dozen years in the Austin, Houston and San Francisco scenes. $15-$35, 289 8th St., 1-3pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

Kink 101: Dating While Kinky @ Wicked Grounds
Whether you're doing online dating, speed dating, blind dates, or the million other ways we meet people, it's hard enough to be yourself and just get so know the someone —or several someones— best for you. Add a desire for fetish/ kink/ leather/ BDSM to the mix, and things get even trickier. When do you talk about kink? How do you talk about it? How do you get what you want safely? In this Kink 101 session, they'll talk about a variety of strategies for navigating the dating world as a kinkster. Presenter Miriam Green has been in the public kink scene for over one dozen years in the Austin, Houston and San Francisco scenes. $15-$35, 289 8th St., 3:30-5:30pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

Beyond Leather: Kink/Gear Party @ Powerhouse
Meet, cruise, and connect in your leather or gear with Onyx Northwest. 1347 Folsom St., 6-9pm. www.onyxnorthwest.com

Golden Dildeaux Awards @ The Lone Star Saloon
Golden Gate Guards presents the 47th Golden Dildeaux Awards. These humorous awards poke fun at various sexual activities while at the same time provide fundraising for Positive Resource Center. 7-9pm, 398 12th St. www.ggguards.org

Code (April Showers) @ The Edge
April is the month of showers. So what better way to celebrate than with one of the most commonly used hankies: yellow! Whether in full formals or even just a jock, the Castro's only monthly leather party is sexy fun, with drink specials for anyone in gear. DJ Sean McMahon spins dark and cruisy beats. Geared up gogo studs dance for your pleasure. Coat check provided. 4149 18th St., 9pm-2am. www.edgesf.com


SUNDAY 28

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 of us who are just entering the kink scene. Attend this session on how to negotiate for exactly what you want in BDSM scene and relationships. No one turned away for lack of funds. Presenter Miriam Green has been in the public kink scene for over one dozen years in the Austin, Houston and San Francisco scenes. $15-$35, 289 8th St., 1-3pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

SF Eagle 6-Year Anniversary Block Party @ SF Eagle
Celebrate the bar's 6th year in the streets and inside for two stages of some of SF's best DJs around; hosted by Gods Lil Princess, Bebe Sweetbriar and Mr. SF Leather 2018, Matt Welch, with performances by The Boys of Bearlesque and Sadyst Payne. Dance your ass off to DJs Jackie House, Josh Cheon, Byron Bonsall and Russ Rich on the outside stage. Rock out inside to the SF Eagle Allstar DJ Lineup featuring Jello Biafra, DJ Dano, Frank Lucas and Bulldog Mike. Then the disco balls take over with Bus Station John, Paul Goodyear and DJ Salazar spinning the night to an end. Also, celebrate the bar's anniversary while raising money for the SF Pride Leather Contingent with the beer (3-6pm) and for the completion of the Eagle Plaza project, the world's first city-sanctioned outdoor plaza dedicated to honoring the leather communities, with other fundraising opportunities. 398 12th St., 2-8pm. www.sf-eagle.com


TUESDAY 30

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


WEDNESDAY 1

NSA @ OMG
Underwear fetish party. Dim Lights. Hot bartenders. Horny men. Sponsored by Spunk. $1 well drinks until 10pm to anyone in underwear. $5, free with student ID. Free clothes check. 43 6th St., 9pm-2am (doors close 1am). www.clubomgsf.com
Thu 2 — Sun 5

Northwest Leather Celebration
Northwest Leather Celebration is a gathering place for leather and kinky people and offers a full weekend of education, contests, parties, and fun. It's also the home of the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack and Northwest Person of Leather Contests. Doubletree by Hilton, Sacramento, CA. www.northwestleathercelebration.com


FRIDAY 3

Stank May Flowers @ Powerhouse
Leave your pits intact. Leave the deodorant at home. Bring your full bloom, and huff the seasons offerings. Ripe pit contest after midnight. Hot DJs spinning and hot gogo guys dancing. $5 at door. 1347 Folsom St., 10pm-2am. www.powerhousebar.com


WEDNESDAY 8

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

NSA @ OMG
Underwear fetish party. Dim Lights. Hot bartenders. Horny men. Sponsored by Spunk. $1 well drinks until 10pm to anyone in underwear. $5, free with student ID. Free clothes check. 43 6th St., 9pm-2am (doors close 1am). www.clubomgsf.com


THURSDAY 9

Poly Kinky Happy Hour@ SF Eagle
An LGBTQ+ kinky poly people social happy hour that happens every second Thursdays 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: It's Gonna Be May! @ 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 10

Drench @ SF Catalyst
Get wet and play hard at this watersports-themed party welcoming everyone of all orientations, preferences, and genders. Fetish gear, underwear or jockstraps are also acceptable. Secure lockers available. $20 in advance, $30 at the door, 1060 Folsom St., 8pm-Midnight. http://yellowandblack.org/drench/

Lick It @ Powerhouse
Come out and dance and play and have a taste of some sexy fun. 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


SATURDAY 11

Bare Chest Calendar 2020 Finals @ DNA Lounge
Join us in celebration of Team 2020 as the men who will appear in the 36th Edition of the Bare Chest Calendar are selected. Hosted by Mark Paladini. Benefits Positive Resource Center. Doors at 3pm. Show starts at 3:30pm. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. 375 11th St., 3-6:30pm. www.barechest.org

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


SUNDAY 12

Golden Gate Guards Mother's Day @ SF Eagle
Join the Golden Gate Guards for food, drinks and gift basket raffle. They'll also be helping to send off Jawn Marques, Mr. SF Leather 2019, and Amp Somers, Mr. Friendly SF 2019, to complete in Chicago at International Mr. Leather. $15.00 for beer/soda. Food only is $5.00. 398 12th St., 3-6pm. www.ggguards.org

Naked Play @ SF Catalyst
An 18+ men's play party, with full nudity mandatory in the play area, which has slings and benches. Cis and trans-identified men welcome. Lockers provided per availability. After lockers are full, bags provided for checking clothes and belongings. $10 cash deposit for locker key, refunded upon checkout. of the locker key. Body positive space where all shapes, sizes, ages, races and body types are welcome. No body-shaming tolerated. $15, 1060 Folsom St., 6-10pm. https://nakedplay.bpt.me/

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