Leather Events, July 26 - August 11, 2018

  • by Race Bannon
  • Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Brüt @ The Great Northern Sat 28
Brüt @ The Great Northern Sat 28

THU 26

In Gear Pre-Up Your Alley Dinner

@ Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant

This dinner hosted by BLUF SF has become a tradition to kick off the busy leather week of activities. Whether you're new to BLUF or want to reconnect with old friends, you'll find a large gathering rubbing elbows - leather to leather - in a friendly setting. Tickets are now available at Eventbrite. 225 11th St., 6-10pm. www.blufsf.com

Frisky Pups @ SF Catalyst

Whether you are a pup who likes to hump everyone in sight or a man who likes to tame them, this party is for you. You might be a good boy during the day, but at night it's time to roam free. A sex-positive space for men, boys, and pups to enjoy a sweaty night of debauchery. Fully equipped play space with BDSM equipment, benches, beds, slings, puppy mats, and more. Doors open 8pm. All sex-positive, male-identified 18+ are invited. Snacks and drinks available. $20 in advance, $30 at door at https://goo.gl/1tufyM. 1060 Folsom St., 10:30am-2:30pm. www.sfcatalyst.org

Cigar Social WelCum Party @ Blow Buddies

This will be a sex-positive and cigar-friendly event. Gear up and join men from around the world. Sponsored by Blow Buddies. DJ MC2 provides the music. $5, 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. www.sf-eagle.com

SFgoL Marginally Talented Show @ CounterPulse Sat 28  

Ambush @ Underground SF
Mr. Drummer '79 returns with a celebration of the Ambush (1973-1986) which was at 1351 Harrison St was a favorite hangout for many SF leathermen and bikers. The bar's patrons were known for a relaxed and rugged style that included flannel shirts and Levi's which would become part of bear identity and culture. The Ambush even marketed its own line of poppers that have been described as smelling 'like a strange mixture of battery acid and vegetable shortening.' The building housed a marijuana smoke-filled bar on the first floor and a cafe and shop on the upper floors. Over the years the Ambush became known for its kinky art shows, state-of-the-art sound system, sex in the bathroom and LSD. All of this was writ-large by the artistry of Chuck Arnett, whose heavy logo and artwork for the Ambush underscored the legend of this long-lost queer space; with DJs Mozhgan and Matthew Paul. $10, 424 Haight St., 9pm. https://goo.gl/hsggtJ


FRI 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

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

Prime - Daddy Alley @ The Great Northern
The dance event for men in their prime. Featuring resident DJ Neon the Glowgobear. Hot gogo studs in their prime work it for you. Clothes check available. Early Bird tickets $20. 119 Utah St., 10pm-4am. https://goo.gl/fcu9y4

Bay of Pigs @ Public Works Sat 28 photo: Gooch  

Fog City Pack Presents:
Beta 2018 @ Club Six

Both floors of Club Six will serve as your pre-Dore stomping ground-top, bottom, or vers, the entire space is yours to cruise. Join them for this initiation as we welcome DJ deck deviants Clark Price (Honcho), Charley Ten & Michael Romano (Otterbots), Brian Rojas (Deep South), and Fog City Pack's own Astro & Fawks. Sponsored by Mr. S Leather. Photo Booth by FBFE. 60 6th St., 10pm-4am. https://goo.gl/B3Azgc

Hog Wild @ SF Oasis
The official opening party of Up Your Alley will be an old school kind of leather party. DJ Mark O'Brien will spin sleazy beats to get you grinding on the dance floor. Dancers will get loose and sweaty, and they'll work you up into a feverish frenzy. Tip the gogo guys and see what they give you back. Door $8 if in gear; $15 if in street clothes. Online $10 advance tickets to skip the line. Produced by Folsom Street Events and Recon.com in association with SF Oasis. Net proceeds from the door benefit Folsom Street Events and its charities. 298 11th St., 10pm-3am. https://goo.gl/LRwZmd, www.folsomstreetevents.org


SAT 28

The Dore Party @ Mr. S Leather
Join Mr. S Leather and hundreds of the sexy men. Come find the gear that'll help you get laid. 385 8th St., 11am-8pm. www.mr-s-leather.com

Flagging in the Park @ AIDS Memorial Grove
Flagging has deep roots in the leather community. So, come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. Open to all flow artists - fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoopers and their supporters. Flags available for use or just relax, take in the fun dance music and colorful visuals. Bring a beverage, a lunch, something to sit on, and enjoy. Nancy Pelosi Dr. & Blowing Green Dr., Golden Gate Park, 12:30pm-4:30pm. https://goo.gl/LSu2pP

Informal Dore Rubber Meet Up @ SF Eagle
Mr. San Francisco Rubber 2018 hosts this informal gathering of rubber enthusiasts. Take a photo, chat about rubber, or just be around each other. 398 12th St., 3-5pm. www.sf-eagle.com

Dore Alley Saturday Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
This beer bust benefits Tenderloin Tessie. $15 for all the beer or soda you can drink, includes food. Food alone for $5. Raffles and auction. 398 12th St., 3-6pm. www.sf-eagle.com

ONYX Presents Dore Alley Invasion Party @ Powerhouse
Meet, cruise, dance, and connect alongside ONYX's invasion for the busy leather weekend. Join ONYX Northwest as they host a weekend loaded with the sexiest kinksters and leathermen of color. Cum geared up and feel the playful vibes, fetish performances, gorgeous gogos, and more - all for charity. 1347 Folsom St., 5-9pm. www.onyxnorthwest.com

Men's BDSM Play Party @ SF Catalyst
The 15 Association men's BDSM play party. Check website for attendance details. 1060 Folsom St., 6pm-12am (doors close 10pm). www.the15sf.org

SFgoL's Marginally Talented Show @ CounterPulse
The San Francisco girls of Leather bring you their first ever Marginally Talented Show. Everyone who attends gets a tiara, the winner gets a sash and crown. Cheap drinks, yummy treats, good tunes, special surprises, and fun for all! (18+ only, show will contain adult themes not suitable for children). $15 admission only tickets. $20 admission + 2 drink tickets. $3 suggested donation for drink tickets on site. Door and pre-show reception 7pm, show 7:30pm. Tickets at https://goo.gl/c9dMBq

Code @ The Edge
During one of SF's infamous leather weekends celebrate in the Castro, with puppies! Geared up dancers Aaron Jenkins, Ayden and Kieran Patrick will entertain you. DJ Sean McMahon will provide the music. Drink specials offered. Coat check available. 4149 18th St., 9pm-2am. www.edgesf.com

Bay of Pigs @ Public Works
Folsom Street Events hosts Bay of Pigs, a vital part of your Up Your Alley weekend. With lots of hot pigs, daddies and hairy bears in the house there's sure to be loads of fun. Music in the main room by DJ Jack Chang and Brian Novy spinning House, Electro, Tribal and everything in between. Light and visual show, many rooms of music to explore, sexy gogos, and special surprises. Explore every inch of the space including The Loft featuring music by Jordee. $45, 161 Erie St., 9pm-4am. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Brt @ The Great Northern
Popular NY-based dance and kink event returns, with rubber, biker gear, fetish fans, a variety of built, hairy men and admirers. DJs Dan Darlington and Peter Napoli bring the New York to the dance floor while sexy dancers keep the energy going. Clothes check available. 119 Utah St., 10pm-4am. www.brutparty.com

Sneaks (Dore Alley) @ Club Six
Polyglamorous' notorious sneaker fetish party returns. Special guests Keenan Orr (Sleaze - DC) and StrikeStone! (Phunked UP/Otter Den/DC Eagle - DC). Also featuring Chuck Gunn (Joy Tactics), plus, your Polyglamorous residents and other surprises. Plenty of upstairs and downstairs fun to be had. Dress Code: must-wear sneakers! Do wear sports gear, singlets, mesh, underwear, knee socks, gym shorts, sweats, track suits. Things that are sports-related or you might wear to the gym. Don't wear jeans or slacks. Come early and suit up. No ins and outs. Bar is cash-only. Clothes check available. 60 6th St., 10pm-6am. https://goo.gl/YQpZnH


SUN 29

Real Bad @ 1015 Folsom
Join the Real Bad circle of friends at the new after-hours dance party. DJ Juanma Escudero from Real Bad XXIX (2017) returns to spin an open-to-close set. As with their flagship event, you can expect world-class production, friendly and flirty hospitality, and unmatched dance floor magic, all benefiting local LGBT non-profits. $40 in advance, more at the door. 100% of net proceeds to benefit the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation. 1015 Folsom St., 3:30am-10am. www.realbad.org

Rough @ Mezzanine
The Official Closing Party of Up Your Alley Weekend, this venue is just a short walk from the Up Your Alley fairgrounds. Resident DJ Russ Rich will headline with his throbbing, pulsating beats all night long. DJ Casey Alva will open. Laser and light show with a sensational decor setup, too. $45. 444 Jessie St., 6pm-2am. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Up Your Alley @ Folsom and 10th Streets
Up Your Alley street fair is for real players and not for the faint of heart - where leather daddies rule the streets of San Francisco's South of Market district, with men in all varieties of gear, playing in the streets; rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinhead, punk, and more. Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, Up Your Alley brings nearly 15,000 players from all over the world, vendor booths from Mr. S Leather, Steamworks, and more. Dance Stage DJ Lineup: Byron Bonsall, 11am-1pm; DJ Martin Fry, 1-3pm; DJ Jamie J Sanchez, 3-5pm; and David Harness, 5-6pm. www.folsomstreetevents.org


FRI August 3

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 Queer/Leather Happy Hour@ SF Eagle
Join queers for drinks at the happy hour event that happens every first Friday of the month. There will be a voter registration table, so please spread the word. The table will be at each happy hour over the next several months. 398 12th St., 6-9pm. www.sf-eagle.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


SAT 4

Fetish Fair 2018 @ SF Catalyst
San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group (LDG) welcomes you to the SF Catalyst dungeon to learn about your favorite kinks. Space opens at 3:00pm with Education Samplers starting at 3:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of Education Samplers (3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm) where you will have engaged, hands-on education from your favorite kinksters. This is a time to learn about your favorite kink and get tips, tricks and some instructed practice with men that have been enjoying their kink for years. After the LDG Fetish Fair, stay to enjoy the Gear-Up Play Party. 1060 Folsom St., 3-9:30pm. www.sfldg.org

Fetish Fair After-Party @ SF Catalyst
A men-only play party immediately following the LDG Fetish Fair. Join the men of Gearup Weekend and SF LDG for a night of kinky fun. Clothing check provided by the SOMA Guardians. $20. Military, student (ID required) and play party first timers get in for $10. Doors open until 11pm, play until 1am. 18+. 1060 Folsom St. https://goo.gl/pexKXE

Whips in the Park @ Duboce Park
Enjoy the San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group (LDG) annual tradition of "Circus Training" in Duboce Park during LDG's Fetish Fair Weekend. Bring your favorite whip and enjoy the time being together learning from each other. Duboce Ave. between Scott St. and Steiner St., 11am-2pm. www.sfldg.org


SUN 5

Fetish Fair Weekend Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group (LDG) beer bust fundraiser. Come enjoy their annual beer bust with jello shots, food and the sexy men of LDG & YLDG. Plan to end your Fetish Fair Weekend with this great event on the bar's patio. 398 12th St., 3-6pm. www.sfldg.org


MON 6

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



THU 9

Kinky Poly Happy Hour@ SF Eagle
This is an LGBTQ+ kinky poly people social happy hour, 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


FRI 10

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


SAT 11

Fetish Flea @ SF Citadel
Think of this as your friendly neighborhood kinky shopping mall. Get all your gear in one place and support the artists in your local community. See the best in new and tested kinky toys, implements of consensual torture, clothing, jewelry, information, etc. All genders, sexual orientations and dynamics are welcome. 181 Eddy St., 11am-5pm. www.sfcitadel.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. 398 12th St., 9pm-2am. facebook.com/groups/BLUFsf/, www.blufsf.com