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Friday, July 5, 2013

Upcoming Events

As always, check the FMSD monthly calendar-at-a-glance
which contains news about ALL known upcoming events. 
Be sure to click on "More Info" to get the best details!

I'm in Vacation Mode, so I'm going to be quite lazy and just re-post what I had last week, with a few updates.

THERE WON'T BE A HARNESS PARTY THIS MONTH.  Instead, the BELT party is coming back, on Friday, July 26th.  Hurray!  It will be hosted by the charming and handsome Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013, Robb Rodd.

Congrats to our brother, Jimmy James - 
Mr. Gay Pride San Diego 2013!

The next few Men's Discussions will be seriously interesting:

Wednesday, July 10th: FUCKING: HOW TO HIT THE MAGIC SPOT EVERY TIME, hosted by Damian

Wednesday, July 17th: The Four Phases of Training a Boy, Part One: ESTABLISHING TRUST WITH A CAPITAL T, hosted by Papa Tony

Wednesday, July 24th: SAFE, SANE, AND NON-CONSENSUAL – When Play becomes Sexual Assault, hosted by Liat

Wednesday, July 31st: The Four Phases of Training a Boy, Part Two: FINDING THE BUTTONS, hosted by Papa Tony

Wednesday, August 7th: The Four Phases of Training a Boy, Part Three: TRAINING, hosted by Papa Tony

Wednesday, August 14th: The Four Phases of Training a Boy, Part Four: GOING FOR THE GOLD, hosted by Papa Tony

We are going to be crowdsourcing the newsletter soon - The end-result will still be of excellent quality, with my big, fat opinions ALL over it as usual, but the construction-phase will be easier because it will be a shared effort.  If you would like to help out, please let me know. I'm looking for folks who are willing to keep things organized and TIDY.  That's my weakness.

Pride Weekend Coming Up

It's going to be San Diego Pride Week, so we are going to be swamped with parties everywhere, the Leather Realm will be in full force, with a BIG, combined Leather Contingent in the Parade, and out-of-towners acting VERY single. Big play-party, too.

We have an enormous amount of reasons to feel great community pride.  We will be quite scattered, though - I never encourage people to host social occasions during Pride Week, because there are so many, many conflicting events. That's why there are never thousands of leatherfolk in the parade - Too many of us are being yanked in every direction by every other kind of group that we support.

It's a great problem to have!

Up Your Alley Festival Coming in Late July

This is the gay men's subset of the Folsom Street Fair.  If you would like to share lodgingattend parties, or pal around with other San Diegans during the course of the weekend, drop me a line at papatony @ - I give a really good South of Market District Shopping Tour.  Here are some tips for newbies that may do you some good.

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Upcoming Events

Sundays: Every Sunday afternoon until Pride outside the Eagle, there will be a BBQ benefiting the Eagle's parade float and the Leatherboys San Diego. The grill requests a $3 donation.

This week is special, in that there will be sign up sheets to help build the float, and organize other volunteer jobs needed to pull off Pride. So stop by, grab some cheap grub, and see if there are tasks that you want to do on the list!

Saturday, July 6th (first Saturday of each month), 4-7PM: Cigars & Boots at Bourbon Street at 4612 Park Blvd - Relaxed, happy, comfortable, serene. Pure brotherhood.

Saturday, July 6th (first Saturday of each month), 10PM: BearNight DanceNumbers Bar, at 3811 Park Blvd.

Sunday, July 7 at 11AM: softBRAWL at 4044 Idaho Street in North Park. Empress Candi Samples will be your Umpire. Tickets are on sale for $10 and can be purchased from Revivals, Scott Mize, Wish Linda, Scottie Tidwell, or ANY of the Sisters. ALL proceed will go to the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.

Sunday, July 7th: Off Sunset Festival in Silverlake. The first annual Off Sunset Festival is expected to see well over 5,000 attendees, all 21 and over. Spanning a half mile with:

Over 50 merchandise, art and novelty vendors
Gourmet food trucks staple and festival food vendors
Beer trailers and all your favorite spirits
Live music and dj tent

Wednesday, July 10th (every Wednesday), 7PM: Tonight's topic: Fucking: How to hit the magic spot every time, hosted by Damian.

July 12-14: Wet'n Hot in Palm Springs, CA


Zillions of events and interesting things, but I will limit my coverage to the FUN STUFF:

The Eagle will be jumping, both Friday and Saturday nights.  There is also a big play-party on Saturday.

Saturday, July 13, 10am at the Pride Flag at the corner of Normal Street and University (last year, our contingent was in front of the Center): Leather Contingent and San Diego Eagle at San Diego Pride Parade. March with your Tribe.  This year, Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013 Robb Rodd has formed a team to bring the Eagle back into the public eye with a float.

We will be marching together, posing for the annual Group Photo, and having a great time representing our community.  No bare tits (on women) or ass, at ALL. The cops will hassle you.

The hidden (but HUGE) Leather Realm at the Pride Festival.

Saturday, July 13, after the Parade until 9PMLeather Realm.  This is a massive, delightful education and enrollment environment.

Saturday, July 13, 8PM-2am Numbers Bar, at 3811 Park BlvdFURRAGEOUS Party

Sunday, July 14: Leather Realm continues at the Pride Festival.

Tuesday, July 16 (first and third Tuesday of each month), 7PM: Hands-On Demos @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way. These are utterly safe, relaxed and sociable opportunities to get better-acquainted with the kinky arts.  All are welcome, at all experience-levels. In fact, we encourage beginners, because we make it okay to be clumsy or unsure. We all have to start somewhere!

Friday, July 19 (third Friday, every other month), 10:30pm: STUD Night @ the Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way. Featured guest will be Leo Forte.

Friday, July 26th: BELT Party Numbers Bar, at 3811 Park Blvd. More information as it arrives.

Sunday, July 28, 11am to 6pmUp Your Alley Street Fair in San Francisco. There will be a group of San Diegans traveling together. Here are my Tips for Newbies.

July 31-August 5: Lazy Bear Weekend in Guerneville, California

August 9-11Mr. Long Beach Leather 2013 Contest Weekend at the Mine Shaft in Long Beach.

Fri - Greet the Meet @ The BRIT - 8PM
Sat - Contest @ 8PM
Sun - Victory Party @ 3PM

Also a Promo Bar Crawl on Friday, Aug. 2. Leaves the Mineshaft @7PM for several stops around LB and LA - $10.00 Will include Contestants/Judges/MC's and friends out for fun on the town on a precontest weekend bar crawl.

More info to follow on all events.

Saturday, August 17, 7:30pm @ Birch North Park TheatreFilmOut presents "FIRST PERIOD" - SAN DIEGO PREMIERE!  Director: Charlie Vaughn. Description: If John Waters were to direct a John Hughes film – this outrageous new comedy would be that film! New girl Cassie (Brandon Alexander III) and school outcast Maggie (Dudley Beene) are easily the most unpopular girls at their high school. Together, they decide the way to win the hearts of cute boys and popular girls is to enter--and win--the annual Talent Show. But rivals Heather (Lauren Rose Lewis), other Heather, and their popular boyfriends Dirk (Michael Turchin) and Brett (Leigh Wakeford) will stop at nothing to keep Cassie and Maggie the laughing stock of the school. It's going to take courage, a make over, and maybe even a rap battle to beat them in true 80s style. With Jack Plotnick, Cassandra Peterson & Judy Tenuta! Running Time: 100 min, Unrated Check out the teaser hereGet tickets here.


Get your tickets EARLY.  Limited space for the events. Details here.

Friday, August 23rd, 12 Noon (tentative): Leather Pride Flag Raising

Friday, August 23rd: All events located at the Victory Theater (Center for the Amusing Arts) at 2558 Imperial Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets, near Golden Hill):

8 pm - 9:30pm: Meet & Greet
9:30 pm - 9:45 pm: Opening Ceremonies
9:45 pm - 11 pm: Celebrate Wish and Aaron at the Cigar Social, with Hors d'oeuvres and drinks

Saturday, August 24th: all events located at the Victory Theater:

6 pm - 8:30 pm: Mr and Ms San Diego Leather Contest
8: 30 pm - 9:30 pm: High Leather Cocktails with Tray Service and Cigar Social
9:30 pm: Announcement of Mr and Ms San Diego Leather 2013 winners

Sunday, August 25th:

11 am - 1 pm - Victory Brunch @ Urban Mo's Bar & Grill at 308 University Ave in Hillcrest
4PM (tentative): Leather Pride Flag Lowering

Sunday, September 29, 11am to 6pm:  Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.  Here are my Tips for Newbies.

San Diego's own Bryan Teague won American Leatherboy in 2010

October 11-13: American Brotherhood Weekend: A Leather Family Reunion in Chicago. Our own Mr. San Diego Leather 2012 Aaron will be running for American Leatherman 2013.

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