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Leather Events, March 12-29, 2020

by Race Bannon

Lick It @ Powerhouse Fri 13 photo: Steven Underhill
Lick It @ Powerhouse Fri 13 photo: Steven Underhill  

Peruse the many events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters. But due to public health concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Contact the venue(s) in advance.


THURSDAY 12
Caning: From Sensual to Sadistic @ Wicked Grounds Annex
Curious about caning? Want to learn some basic theories of caning that will help you get more out of both sensual and sadistic BDSM scenes? This hands-on workshop in the Wicked Grounds Annex will cover hands on exploration of a wide variety of canes, how to build your cane collection, warm up and sensual play, intense cathartic play, discipline play, using rhythm and cadence to build your caning scene, and building headspace in a scene. $15-$35, 293 8th St., 7pm-9pm. www.wickedgrounds.com


FRIDAY 13
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

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 downright 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

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


BLUF SF Leather Lounge @ SF Eagle Sat 14  

SATURDAY 14
BLUF SF Leather Lounge @ SF Eagle
BLUF SF hosts this monthly gathering of men so leathermen can gear up, grab a cigar, and socialize. 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. www.blufsf.com

Leather Contingent Planning Meeting @ SF Eagle
This year SF Pride Celebrates its 50th Year. Join the Leather Contingent of San Francisco as we plan for this year's parade. Let's make this year one of the most memorable years in our history. 398 12th St. 2pm-3pm. www.sfleather.org


SUNDAY 15
Beer Bust Benefits for Tenderloin Tessie @ SF Eagle
This will be a St. Patrick's Day themed beer bust. Raffle: 1st Place $50 Gift Card, 2nd Place $25 Gift Card (Or prizes of equal value or more), $15 for beer/soda and includes food. $5 food only (serving corned beef and hash). 398 12th St., 3pm-6pm. www.sf-eagle.com

Toy Making Workshop with Rough Cut Leather @ Wicked Grounds Annex
Have you ever wanted to make your own impact toys or restraints, but weren't sure how to start? Wouldn't it be amazing if you could work with an expert leatherworker to guide you through the process step by step? Well, now you can! Join this special hands-on toy-making workshop with Rough Cut Leather. You will learn step by step to make your own custom toy. When you register for the class, select the toy you'd like to create. You'll be able to choose from a number of toys with the price of materials included in your ticket. $60-$110. 293 8th St. 12pm-3pm. www.wickedgrounds.com


MONDAY 16
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-in-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 17
Bay Area Self Suspenders Munch @ Wicked Grounds
Curious about Bay Area Self Suspenders, a group with a personal positive interest in self-suspension? They have access to a hard point and the whole back room of the cafe. This munch is intended for beginners and intermediates alike (and even those that are extremely advanced). No rope skills required - maybe they can teach you your first harness or single column tie. 293 8th St. 7:30pm-9:30pm. www.wickedgrounds.com

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 18
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

NSA @ OMG
Underwear fetish party with dim lights, hot bartenders, and 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


FRIDAY 20
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


SATURDAY 21
Leather Care and Bootblacking @ SF Catalyst
Presenter: Miss V. Courtesy of Powerhouse Bar. A series of kink 101 workshops for ONYX members and friends, to educate and empower gay, bi and trans men of color in the BDSM community. $10 suggested donation. 1060 Folsom St., 11am-1pm. www.onyxnorthwest.com


MONDAY 23
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 22
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 25
Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District Town Hall Meeting @ LGBT Center
The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District is hosting a town hall meeting. They will give District highlights, present plans for developing a long-term strategy (a CHHESS report) and seek community input in breakout groups. You can influence the future of the District by participating in a breakout group. 1800 Market St. 6pm-8pm. www.sflcd.org

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

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 26
LDG Presents: Thursday Special! MYOD with SquarePegToys @ SF Catalyst
The ever popular Make Your Own Dildo workshop from SquarePegToys comes to the San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group. You will see up close and personal how to make your very own one-off casting in silicone. We'll make a mold of someone's hand from the group and have a usable toy by the end of the workshop to show the process from A to Z with art materials that are readily available. You are encouraged to bring your own ideas along and get direct feedback on the best way to approach casting those at home. 1060 Folsom St., 7:30-9:30pm. www.sfldg.org


FRIDAY 27
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


SATURDAY 28
QTies: A Bay Area Queer & Trans Play Party @ Iron Giant Loft
A play party exclusively for queer, trans, genderfluid, genderqueer, and lesbian, gay, bi, and pansexual attendees. Come to a space where you're not the only one in the room, where you're as likely to encounter bi men hooking up as bi women, where femme invisibility is minimized (but all presentations are welcomed), and where trans bodies are celebrated. Alex leads a welcome circle where a room of strangers slowly opens up and winds up on the same page, having the opportunity to be seen, heard, and understood in new ways. $30-$50. 1080 23rd St., Oakland, 7pm-12am. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qties-a-bay-area-queer-trans-play-party-march-2020-tickets-91940946847

Rogue @ SF Eagle
Monthly leather/fetish themed event geared towards man's primal instincts and carnal desires that plays by its own rules and creates an experience unlike before with a dark sexy vibe to go along with the dark sexy beats. $8 cover. 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. www.sf-eagle.com


SUNDAY 29
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. 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. www.acleather.org


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