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Leather Events, July 5-21, 2019

by Race Bannon

Marc Jordan (left) and Manuel Ojeda (right) share a passionate smooch aboard the Leather Pride float at SF Pride on June 30. photo: Rich Stadtmiller
Marc Jordan (left) and Manuel Ojeda (right) share a passionate smooch aboard the Leather Pride float at SF Pride on June 30. photo: Rich Stadtmiller  

Even after Pride month, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.


FRIDAY 5
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

(Sub)Mission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
At this weekly stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club, where 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. https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8.

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. 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 6
CumUnion @ SF Catalyst
The first Saturday of every month is CumUnion, the International play party for men, now held in 40 locations worldwide. Parties by 442 invites men of all races and types, ages 18+, to join us at CumUnion's flagship party at its new location. $20 includes private locker (ID required for key deposit). Two levels of play packed with play beds, loads of hot men, tons of kinky play equipment, and more. Come ready to play. 1060 Folsom St., 9pm-4am. www.CumUnion.com


MONDAY 8
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

Sensual Spanking with Robert-Juan Gonzalez @ Eros
SF Ring presents discussions and demonstrations regarding topics of interesting to kinky gay men. 2051 Market St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.erossf.com

Bulge @ SF Catalyst
Bulge is San Francisco's newest fetish gear party presented by Parties by 442. Every Monday night. Wear your hottest underwear, athletic gear, fetish gear, leather, whatever gets you off. $20, 1060
Folsom St., 8pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org


TUESDAY 9
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 10
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 11
Poly Kinky 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 and 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., 6:30-8:30pm. www.sf-eagle.com

Rope Burn SF: July @ 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. www.ropeburnsf.com


FRIDAY 12
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

(Sub)Mission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
At this weekly stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club, where 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. https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8

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

Lick It @ Powerhouse
Come out, dance, play and have a taste of some sexy fun. DJ Blackstone plays soulful beats. No fancy dates, no unrealistic expectations; just some good old downright dirty fun. Beneficiaries: Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Sponsors: Mr. S Leather, 9x6Lubes Pure Silicone, wüfGear. $5 at door, 1347 Folsom St., 10pm-2am. www.powerhousebar.com


The men of the 2020 Bare Chest Calendar at their investiture ceremony at the Powerhouse bar on June 28. photo: Rich Stadtmiller  

SATURDAY 13
Leather Lounge @ SF Eagle
BLUF SF's monthly gathering of leathermen who gear up, grab a cigar, and socialize every second 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 14
Dark Eros Dojo Presents: The Art of the Rough House @ Wicked Grounds Annex
Body handling, creating energy, and roughhousing is the fastest way to create stronger bonds that last longer. When engaged in this activity, the brain secretes loving energy hormones which could happen at different points in the activity and for different reasons, depending on the participants. This class will guide your through this path of ordeal in order to gain greater insight into self and our partners —communicating deeper, obtaining stronger connections that foster sustainable, healthier, honest, intimate, relationships. $24-$45, 293 8th St., 11am-1pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

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 an 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. https://bit.ly/2FJgmIV

ACLC Sunday Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
Join the Alameda County Leather Corps for their beer bust. $15 Beer bust and food. $5 for just food. Raffle prizes. 3-6pm. 398 12th St. www.acleather.org


MONDAY 15
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

Bulge @ SF Catalyst
Bulge is San Francisco's newest fetish gear party presented by Parties by 442. Every Monday night. Wear your hottest underwear, athletic gear, fetish gear, leather, whatever gets you off. $20, 1060 Folsom St., 8pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org


TUESDAY 16
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


FRIDAY 19
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

(Sub)Mission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
At this weekly stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club, where 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. https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8

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 20
Underground — An All-Male Dungeon Party @ SF Citadel
This all-male play party provides slings, crosses, cages, bondage tables, lockers, lounge chairs and safer sex supplies plus some other surprises. Hosts are Manny Ojeda, Mr. SF Eagle 2019; AJ Huff, Mr. Powerhouse 2019; and Tim Valdivia, Mr. Sober in Leather 2019. Volunteers play for free (see event page). $25. 181 Eddy St., 8pm-1am. www.sfcitadel.org


SUNDAY 21
Dim Sum in Gear @ Lai Hong Lounge
Dine with BLUF San Francisco as they usher in Up Your Alley week. $28, 1416 Powell St., 1:30pm-3pm. Ticket at https://bit.ly/2xmIJIw


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