-=-=-=-=- MEN'S-ONLY BEAT AND GREET THIS FRIDAY
The Men's-Only Beat and Greet is coming up this Friday. Since these are held only on the FIFTH Friday of each month, there are only a handful of them per year, as opposed to the pansexual events on the third Friday of each month. We've recently started a new tradition that seems to work well... If you would like to ride-share to the play-space (parking is awful downtown), meet me at the entrance to the DMV in Hillcrest by 8:30Pm SHARP. Newbies are particularly welcome, since there are ample teaching/learning opportunities, taught by some truly great guys like Bryan, Mike, Joshua and Jerry.
I ALWAYS teach at these events - I call it "stocking the fish pond", because if many men become comfortable playing together in our community, it creates more opportunities for brotherhood. Nobody wants to be inexpert or awkward, but in our broken-apart Internet age, we tend to stay stuck at one level. This is because we don't often offer each other assistance and one-on-one mentoring, outside of occasions like this one. Don't miss out on a chance to become serenely comfortable with your own progress, growth and satisfaction!
At the last one, I gathered a big crowd of newbies together and gave a toy-bag tour, to break the ice. It worked; everybody got into the groove, and nobody was left out. At the end of the event, EVERY guy left with a big, happy and comfortable smile. In fact, the guy who started out being the shyest newbie couldn't stop giggling when he left! Many thanks to Bryan, Mike, Joshua and Jerry and their team of volunteers for hosting this event, and making it a safe and welcoming space - It's a huge asset to our town.
-=-=-=-=-=- UPCOMING EVENTS
Fri. Mar. 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 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. I will be there, teaching flogging as usual.
Sun. Apr. 1, 5PM, CIGARS & BOOTS on the patio at Redwing. First Sun. of each month. Wear whatever gear makes you feel extra-sexy! If you like a low-pressure, comfortable event with men that you can relate to, this one is for you.
Wed. Apr. 4, 7-9PM: MEN'S MONTHLY DISCUSSIONS. Moderated by California LeatherSir 2012 Sam. 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. No theme for this session yet - It's Open Discussion time!
Thu. Apr. 5, 9-PM-Midnight: Yellow Hankie Social Night at the Eagle. First and Third Thu. of each month.
Fri, Apr. 6, 7-9PM; SDLOG educational event. First Friday of each month. at the Joyce Beers Community Center, by the Aladdin restaurant near Ralph's supermarket on University.
Sat. Apr. 7, Noon onward: The next FilmOut San Diego event will be the Super Sci-Fi Saturday and the showing of six popular science-fiction movies: "Logan's Run," "Flash Gordon," "Barbarella," "The Fly," "Re-Animator" and "Frankenhooker." The screenings will start at noon on Saturday, April 7. A costume contest is planned. An all-access pass is $20.
Fri. Apr. 13, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle; 2nd Fri. of each month. Hosted by Mr. San Diego Eagle 2012 Eli. 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.
Sun. Apr. 15, 1PM: Bus Trip to Long Beach, hosted by the San Diego Eagle. We shall be visiting at least three bars: Pistons, Crest and Motherlode. The cost is unchanged from the last time - $45. This includes transportation, food on the way to LB, open bar. Tickets will be available at the bar. For the last Eagle Bus Trip we sold out and had to increase the size of the bus at the last minute. Be sure to buy your ticket at the bar early.
Wed. Apr. 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. Apr. 19, 9-PM-Midnight: Yellow Hankie Social Night at the Eagle. First and Third Thu. of each month.
Fri. Apr. 20, 10:30PM: STUD Night at the Eagle. April's Special Guest Porn Star is San Diego's own Preston Steel. You had a chance to see this STUD in the Mr. San Diego Eagle Contest. Now is your chance to get up close and personal. (Flag YELLOW)
Fri. Apr. 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.
Sat. Apr. 21, 9PM-3AM: ANVIL CLUB up in the San Fernando Valley. I give it a rave review here. Upcoming dates include June 23, August 24 (Rubber), Oct. 20 (Uniforms) and Dec. 15.
Sat. Apr. 21, 9:30PM-2AM: LL Bear Dance Party @ Rich's San Diego.
Sun, Apr. 22, 1-4pm: Kurt's Fundraiser at Dutch's House. This is a big deal.
Sat. Apr. 28, 10pm: Underwear Party and Contest at the Eagle. Fourth Sat. of each month. Everyone is invited to strip down to those boxers, briefs or "street" legal jocks and join in the fun, you do not have to enter the contest. Although our 1st prize is $100 Cash and 2nd prize is a $25 bar tab., Clothes check opens at 10pm and the contest will be held at midnight. Your evening will be hosted by Mr. San Diego Eagle 2012, Eli.
May 25-28: International Mr. Leather 2012 Contest Weekend in Chicago.
Jul 26-29, INTERNATIONAL LEATHER SIR/BOY, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY BOOT BLACK in San Francisco.
Sunday, July 29: Up Your Alley Street Fair in San Francisco.
Sunday, September 23: Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.
November 8-11: Palm Springs Leather Pride