This year has blasted past us at full speed, and I am finding it hard to express how happy and excited I am about 2012. FMSD has taken off like a rocket, our community has grown even more unified and affectionate, and I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep running in front of the parade, waving a flag… Things are changing much faster than I ever would have predicted, and it's all superb. My faith in the essential kindness and goodness of the people in my life has been corroborated many times over. I'm eager to see what shows up next, and I am doing my best to make sure that it happens!
-=-=-=-=-=- UPCOMING EVENTS
Wed. Dec. 21, 7-9PM: MEN'S MONTHLY DISCUSSIONS. Moderated by Papa Tony. This has turned out to be ideal for building friendships by getting to know men outside of the bar/cruising scene. First and third Wednesday of each month. The theme for this particular event is "meeting others who want to be actively involved in making our community a better place".
Fri. Dec. 23, 9:30PM; HOT SANTA AND HIS NASTY ELVES Party at the Eagle.
Fri. Dec. 30, 8:30PM-1AM: MEN-ONLY Fri. NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. The Men-Only version is on the FIFTH Fri. of each month, such as March 30, June 29, August 31 and Nov. 30th of 2012. There will be hands-on training for folks who want to learn from experts in a very safe environment.
Sun. Jan. 1, 5PM, CIGARS & BOOTS on the patio at Redwing Bar & Grill, hosted by California LeatherSir 2010 Miles B. First Sun. of each month. If you like a low-pressure, comfortable event with men that you can relate to, this one is for you.
Wed. Jan. 4, 7-9PM: MEN'S MONTHLY DISCUSSIONS. Moderated by Papa Tony. This has turned out to be ideal for building friendships by getting to know men outside of the bar/cruising scene. First and third Wednesday of each month.
Thu. Jan. 5, 9-PM-Midnight: Yellow Hankie Social Night at the Eagle. First and Third Thu. of each month.
Fri, Jan. 6, 7-9PM; SDLOG EDUCATIONAL EVENT: Usually, the first event of the year is the Planning Meeting, where decisions are made about future events. First Friday of each month. at the Joyce Beers Community Center, by the Aladdin restaurant near Ralph's supermarket on University.
Sat. Jan. 7, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Sat. of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event, and it comes highly recommended… Here are some reviews.
Thu. Jan. 12 at 9pm till 1am; Red Hankie Social Night at the Eagle. Second Thu. of each month
Fri. Jan. 13, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle; 2nd Fri. of each month. It's the nicest, friendliest crowd you'll see at a leather bar. Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. Dress to impress if you've got the gear, or show us some skin - I promise you'll be glad that you did. Here are some pictures from Oct., February, March, April, June and September. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too.
Sat. Jan. 14, 9PM onward: UNIFORM NIGHT at the Eagle. Wear Military Gear or Civil Uniform Gear. Second Sat. of each month.
Wed. Jan. 18, 7-11PM: TNG social event at Bamboo Lounge. TNG stands for "The Next Generation", which is a kinky social group for younger men and women from 18 to 35 years old. This particular event is in the style of a group discussion. Third Wednesday of each month.
Thu. Jan. 19, 9-PM-Midnight: Yellow Hankie Social Night at the Eagle. First and Third Thu. of each month.
Fri. Jan. 20, 8:30PM-1AM: FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. Third Fri. of each month. This is a GREAT educational event if you want some hands-on training in a safe environment.
Jan 26th to 29th: Hard Edge - Beyond the Realm weekend
Sat. Jan 28, 10pm: Underwear Party and Contest at the Eagle. Hosted by Mr. SD Eagle 2011 Kane. Fourth Sat. of each month.
Sat. Feb.4, 9PM-3AM: ANVIL CLUB up in the San Fernando Valley. I give it a rave review here. Upcoming dates include Mar. 24 (LA Leather), April 21(Sports Gear), June 23, August 24 (Rubber), Oct. 20 (Uniforms) and Dec. 15.
Sat. Feb. 18th: Mr. SD Eagle Contest. More details will be posted as they arrive.