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Leather Events, November 8-23, 2019

by Race Bannon

Relaxing kink at Wicked Grounds. photo: Serious Male Bondage
Relaxing kink at Wicked Grounds. photo: Serious Male Bondage  

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


FRIDAY 8
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. $15, 1799 Mission St. 9pm. Information ant ticket links at www.facebook.com/events/2224047767836170/


SATURDAY 9
GearUp 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

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. facebook.com/groups/BLUFsf/, www.blufsf.com


SUNDAY 10
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., 1pm-3pm. www.wickedgrounds.com


MONDAY 11
Blackout Party @ SF Catalyst
Feel and play around in the dark. Presented by the guys who bring you CumUnion. They'll be turning down the lights extra low and handing out glow-n-the-dark wrist bands at the door to light the way to play through dark areas. $20. 1060 Folsom St. 8pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org

Mummification with Paul Johnson @ Eros
Mummification is great way to explore complete restraint and submission. It's easy to do and doesn't require extensive skill or expensive equipment. Some bottoms use it as an opportunity to struggle and try to get loose while others dive deep into sub-space. Join us to learn several different mummification techniques and important safety practices. 2051 Market St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.erossf.com

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

The History of Flagging and the Hanky Code @ Wicked Grounds
Get up to date and on-board with your flagging skills in this fun and interactive workshop designed to expand participants' understanding and use of hankies in their own practice and play. This workshop will cover flagging techniques throughout history, including the Hanky Code, and the ways the code has evolved and changed over time. Learn about flagging for identity vs. interest and practical ways to flag for flirting and fun. Discover how to use the Hanky Code as a gateway to play negotiations and consider ways to personalize your flagging to suit your individuality. A KinkyCraft Pop-Up Shop will be held at the end of the workshop. $15-$35, 289 8th St., 7pm-9pm. www.wickedgrounds.com


TUESDAY 12
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 13
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

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


THURSDAY 14
Rope Burn SF @ 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. 7pm-10pm. 1060 Folsom St. www.ropeburnsf.com


FRIDAY 15
1st Annual Ms. Powerhouse Leather Contest 2020 @ Powerhouse
The Powerhouse family welcomes you to their first ever Ms. Powerhouse Leather contest. 1347 Folsom St., 6pm-9pm. www.powerhousebar.com

The Exiles: Sensuous Singletails with Ms. WillowKat @ SF Catalyst
This class uses the singletail whip as an instrument of intimacy and connection. The unique sensation of the whip stroke as opposed to any other kind of impact play will be explored through lecture, demo, and hands-on practice. They will demystify the singletail and introduce a gentle framework for its use, particularly for those who have had previous negative experiences. They will focus on the non-verbal communication and hands on technique for sensuous whipping. Instructions for making crackers will be provided. 1060 Folsom St., 7:30pm-10:30pm. www.theexiles.org


SATURDAY 16
Men's BDSM Play Party @ SF Catalyst
The 15 Association men's BDSM play party. Check website for attendance details. 1060 Folsom St., 7pm-12am (doors close 10pm). www.the15sf.org


MONDAY 18
Blackout Party @ SF Catalyst
Feel and play around in the dark. Presented by the guys who bring you CumUnion. They'll be turning down the lights extra low and handing out glow-n-the-dark wrist bands at the door to light the way to play through dark areas. $20. 1060 Folsom St. 8pm-1am. www.sfcatalyst.org

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


TUESDAY 19
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 20
D/s Social Hour @ Wicked Grounds
A casual, coffeehouse munch for connecting with other people interested in consensual authority and control. Build community among others who share your passion for consensual power exchange. Share ideas and inspiration with your peers. Find support and acceptance for your power relationship, or look for a partner with whom to create a relationship. 289 8th St., 7-9pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

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 22

CumUnion Leather & Fetish Party @ SF Catalyst
Check out this longstanding party with a leather and fetish twist. Gear up and enjoy the same CumUnion experience 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, go anyway. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. Secure lockers available. $20, 1060 Folsom St., 9pm-4am. www.sfcatalyst.org


SATURDAY 23
Fog City Pack Presents: Omega 2019 @ 520 Jessie St.
Join Fog City Pack for an evening of altered states, blissful beats, and acid-dipped basslines. Music by Beyun (Vault Wax, Afro Acid) and Fawks, Jumpr, Astro (Fog City Pack Residents). Sponsored by Mr-S-Leather. Photo Booth by Bradley Roberge Photography. Lighting by Stratus Lighting. $15-$25.
520 Jessie St. 10pm-4am. www.facebook.com/events/2374504762761525/

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