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Friday, March 27, 2015

Events as of March 26

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Reviews of Recent Events





UPCOMING EVENTS

This newsletter shows details for events in San Diego and many events in the Southwest 
through the end of May as well as major events in the area through the end of the calendar year.
More updates to come in future newsletters.




Los Angeles, CA (various venues)
Sun to Sun, March 22-29: LA Leather Pride 2015

To keep yourself up-to-date on the festivities be sure you have the iPhone and Android App. Stay connected and receive valuable offers from our sponsors.

The Los Angeles Leather Coalition and the LA Leather Pride Committee are happy to announce that the 2015 Los Angeles Leather Pride Celebration will take place the week of March 22 – 29, 2015.  The theme of this year’s event will be The Tribe: Celebrating the Rites of Passage.

The highlight of Leather Pride will be the selection of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015, which will take place on Saturday March 28th at a location to be announced soon.
And as an extra special attraction, the wild and popular OFF SUNSET FESTIVAL street fair will be held on Sunday Mach 29, 2015 the day after the Mr. LA Leather contest and LEGION dance, extending a full weekend of leather and kink fun for everyone!

A series of Mr. LA Leather “Feeder Contests” are being held across the city by various clubs and businesses to select their representing contestant.  The qualifying contest schedule is posted on the LA Leather Pride website at LALeatherPride.com, and will be updated as new dates are added.

Also confirmed to be returning for 2015 are the very popular Southland Honors Awards celebration as well as The Assembly Uniform Reception.


Additional events will be added soon, so you can expect a full week-long celebration of the leather lifestyle.  The 2014 event was a huge success, resulting in significant donations to charity beneficiaries.  The 2015 committee expects to out-do those results, and are pulling out all the stops to create a fantastic event week that everyone will want to be part of.

Contestants from last year.  It was a GREAT event!




Los Angeles, CA (Silverlake)
Sunday, March 29, 11am: Off Sunset Festival in Silverlake. 

Closing event for LA Leather Pride.  WELL worth sticking around for.




San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Wednesday, April 1, 7PM: FMSD Men's Discussion at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Discussion Topic: "What is a Man?"

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




San Diego, CA (North Park)
Wednesday, April 1 (first Wednesday of each month), 9PM: Puppy Night @ San Diego Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.




San Diego, CA (North Park)
Thursday, April 2 (first and third Thursday of each month), 10pm: Yellow Hankie Social Night @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way



San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Friday, April 3, 8PM-midnight (First Friday of Every Month): Men's Monthly Play Party at The Stomping Ground San Diego





San Diego, CA (North Park)
One Time Date Change so as Not to Conflict with Smokeout
Saturday, April 11, 4-7PM: Cigars & Boots at Redwing Bar & Grill4012 30th St.

Usually this event is on the First Saturday of the month. In April the date has slipped to the second Saturday so as not to conflict with Smokeout.

Relaxed, happy, comfortable, serene. Pure brotherhood.





San Diego, CA (Hillcrest)
Saturday, April 4 (first Saturday of each month), 7-9PM: X-plore, hosted by Club X

X-plore is a hands-on event with no pressure. Always wanted to touch a flogger, be tied up, stung by a violet wand? This is the place and time to try it out with NO PRESSURE!

Location: Joyce Beers Community Center

Free to Club X members, $5 donation requested of non-members
Dress code: Public appropriate attire
This is not a play party, but an educational event designed to teach the basics of What It Is that We do.



San Diego, CA (Hillcrest)
Saturday, April 4 (first Saturday of each month), 10PM: BearNight Dance @ Numbers Bar,  3811 Park Blvd.




San Diego, CA (Missin Valley)
Wednesday, April 8, 7PM: at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Instruction Topic: Fisting

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




San Diego, CA (North Park)
Thursday, April 9 (second Thursday of each month), 9PM; Red Hankie Social Night @ the Eagle, @ 3040 N Park Way.




San Diego, CA (Hillcrest)
Friday, April 10 (second Friday of each month), 10PM:  Harness Party @ Numbers Bar, at 3811 Park Blvd.




Phoenix, AZ
Sunday, April 12: Phoenix Pride, with the parade on Sunday.




San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Wednesday, April 15, 7PM:  at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Practical Topic: Fisting

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




San Diego, CA (North Park)
Thursday, April 16 (first and third Thursday of each month), 10pm: Yellow Hankie Social Night @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way




San Diego, CA (Missin Valley)
Wednesday, April 22, 7PM:  at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Discussion Topic: Drummer History and Pre-Show w/Mike Brock (contestant)

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




San Diego, CA (North Park)
April 24-26: SoCal Drummer Competition in San Diego. At Sunset Temple in North Park: 3911 Kansas St, San Diego CA 92104-2910.

When you have a serious kinky fetish that needs to be tickled, look no further than SoCal Drummer, California's leader in leather craftsmanship. We innovate. We deliver.

Gear up for SoCal Drummer Fetish Weekend 2015 — a testosterone-fueled weekend of kink and play attracting fetishists from all over the Southwest.

Gay kinksters — into rubber, leather, sports kit, skinhead, uniforms, punk, military and more — will converge for three days of dungeon play, kink workshops, bar nights, cigar socials, and the SoCal Drummer fetish contests.

Make your weekend adventure as unique as your fetish. Whether you’re exclusive to one fetish or partake in many, the dungeon is your play space.

SoCal Drummer rekindles the Drummer tradition of self-identified gay masculinity. In the spirit
of our community’s history, the SoCal Drummer titles — SoCal Drummer, SoCal Drummerboy
and SoCal Drummer Bootblack — will celebrate the range of fetish and kink identities of gay men.  Watch who the judges pick as the first SoCal Drummer titleholders!

SoCal Drummer Fetish Weekend 2015, April 24-26; Come for the kink; Come for the play; Come for the contests —  or JUST COME!




San Diego, CA (Worldbeat Center, Balboa Park, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
Saturday, April 25, 6pm - 11pm

A place for exploration, discovery, and entertainment!

Sacred Spaces is an event at the World Beat Cultural Center located in Balboa Park @ 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101. This Unique Event is  put on by Donatella Soul as her Novice Project to become a Full Member of the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Group.

What can you expect to enjoy? Music, Demos, Art Auction, Food. And the return of Jay Heimbach as Prince Poppycock.

Need more info?  http://www.sdsisters.org/slide-view/sacred-spaces-april-25/

Would you like to participate instead of being a spectator? We are looking for 6 guys experienced in flogging and rope tying to help out with the event from 6pm - 8:30pm so we can also attend the Drummer Contest. Donnie Vella and Sir Jerry are already on board and we will all get together before the event to work out logistics. Contact Donnie @ SanDiegoDprBoy@GMail.com if you'd like to help out and show up to Represent FMSD.




San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Friday, May 1, 8PM-midnight (First Friday of Every Month): Men's Monthly Play Party at Stomping Ground





San Diego, CA (North Park)
Saturday, May 2 (first Saturday of each month), 4-7PM: Cigars & Boots at Redwing Bar & Grill4012 30th St. - Relaxed, happy, comfortable, serene. Pure brotherhood.





San Diego, CA (Hillcrest)
Saturday, May 2 (first Saturday of each month), 7-9PM: X-plore, hosted by Club X
X-plore is a hands-on event with no pressure. Always wanted to touch a flogger, be tied up, stung by a violet wand? This is the place and time to try it out with NO PRESSURE!

Location: Joyce Beers Community Center

Free to Club X members, $5 donation requested of non-members
Dress code: Public appropriate attire
This is not a play party, but an educational event designed to teach the basics of What It Is that We do.




San Diego, CA (Hillcrest)
Saturday, May 2 (first Saturday of each month), 10PM: BearNight Dance @ Numbers Bar,  3811 Park Blvd.




San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Wednesday, May 6, 7PM:  at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Discussion Topic: "Masculinity in Popular Culture"

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




San Diego, CA (North Park)
Wednesday, May 6 (first Wednesday of each month), 9PM: Puppy Night @ San Diego Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.




San Diego, CA (North Park)
Thursday, May 7 (first and third Thursday of each month), 10pm: Yellow Hankie Social Night @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way



San Diego, CA (Hillcrest)
Friday, May 8 (second Friday of each month), 10PM:  Harness Party @ Numbers Bar, at 3811 Park Blvd.




San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Wednesday, May 13, 7PM: at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Potluck Social!

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




San Diego, CA (North Park)
Thursday, May 14 (second Thursday of each month), 9PM; Red Hankie Social Night @ the Eagle, @ 3040 N Park Way.






San Diego, CA (East County)
Friday through Sunday, May 15-17: Mankind Project: New Warrior Training Adventure GBTQ GatewayThe next step in the growth and transformational change of our Tribe!




Long Beach, CA
Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17: Long Beach Pride, with the parade on Sunday, May 17.




San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Wednesday, May 20, 7PM: at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Instruction Topic: Flogging

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




Chicago, IL
Friday through Monday, May 22-25: International Mr. Leather 2015 Contest in Chicago




San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Wednesday, May 27, 7PM: at The Stomping Ground San Diego.
Practical Topic: Flogging

Come to a quiet, safe and welcoming space, where we can talk about stuff that matters, learn from each other, and build new friendships outside of a noisy bar!




Los Angeles, CA
Friday through Sunday, June 12-14: Los Angeles Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 14.




Palm Springs, CA
Friday through Sunday, June 12-14: FistFest West




Phoenix, AZ
Friday through Sunday, June 12-14 - All Male Butchmanns Experience, Phoenix, AZ




South El Monte, CA (East of Los Angeles near the 60 and 605 interchange)
Sunday, June 21: Southern California Leather Gathering
Google Maps view of South El Monte, CA  Zoom out about three times to see it in relation to Los Angeles, CA

(SCLG) is an annual outdoor picnic gathering that is open to ALL leather, bdsm, fetish, kink, motorcycle and bear groups/individuals of all genders and orientations. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for these various folk to interact in a relaxed atmosphere, have fun and raise awareness about the size and diversity of the leather/bdsm groups within Southern California.




San Francisco, CA
June 27-28: San Francisco Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 28.




Palm Springs, CA
July 17-19: Wet ’n Hot Weekend in Palm Springs. Over 500 sexy, attitude-free guys will descend upon an underground location in Palm Springs for a weekend filled with uninhibited pig play, brotherhood and fun. It’s the Biggest Piss Party on the Planet, and it’s unlike anything else that you’ve ever experienced!





San Diego, CA (Hillcrest and Balboa Park)
July 17-19: San Diego Pride, with the parade on SATURDAY, July 18, and the Leather Realm on Saturday and Sunday.

This is a few of the 100 or so folks in the 
2014 Pride Parade Leather Contingent!



San Francisco, CA
Sunday, July 26, 11am to 6PM: Up Your Alley Street Fair in San Francisco





Guerneville, CA (75 miles north west of San Francisco, CA)
Late July: Lazy Bear Weekend in Guerneville, California
Google Maps view of Guerneville, CA  Zoom out about five times to see where it is in relation to San Francisco, CA




Las Vegas, NV
September 18-19: Las Vegas Pride, with the parade at NIGHT, from 7-10PM, on SATURDAY, Sep. 19.




Thursday, September 3, 2015: Master/slave Conference - MsC 2015

MsC 2015 - Building Community!

MsC 2015 is produced by MTTA, Inc., a 501-c-3 all-volunteer non-profit educational organization.

The highly educational and unique event will take place over Labor Day Weekend outside Washington, DC

Education, Networking and History!

MsC 2015 will include a diversity of educational opportunities with Workshops, Intensives, Panels, Roundtables and Service Stations on Master/slave relationships

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Mulcahey from San Francisco

Our Traditions Live! Program: A Tribute to Men and Women of Color in the Master/slave. Leather and BDSM Communities. Speaker: Sir Guy from New York City

Labor Day Weekend - Sept, 3 - 7, 2015

Crowne Plaza Rockville / Washington DC
Two exclusive hotels with 257 rooms!

Online Registration & Hotel Room Booking will open in March 2015

Advance Registration: $125 (to May 31)
Early Registration: $150 (to July 31)
Standard Registration: $175 (to August 30)
Door Registration: $195




Sunday, September 27: Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. Last Sunday in September, every year.




Mid-October: Bearquake in San Diego. BearQuake grew out of an idea of forming an alliance between the various clubs in Southern California and elsewhere. A "Bear Weekend" was planned where we could all get together and get to know each other. A contest was also held for Mr. So Cal Bear and Cub. The success of that first event opened the door to future gatherings which has become "BearQuake".




Nov. 6-8: Palm Springs Gay Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, Nov. 8




November 13-15: Desert Leather Pride in Palm Springs

Here are pics from 2013...