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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Upcoming Events as of May 2014

The purpose of this listing is to provide a one-stop, unbiased and reasonably complete listing of events that would attract gay FetishMen in and around the San Diego area.  It is meant to be spread as widely as possible, so that folks inside and outside Facebook have free access.

If you have a posting that you would to go out on the FMSD social network, post it on our Facebook page, and we will send it out the next Tuesday.

 ======= UPCOMING EVENTS=======

Saturday, May 3 (first Saturday of each month), 10PM: BearNight Dance @ Numbers Bar, at 3811 Park Blvd.

Get BEARRAGEOUS® at BearNight this Saturday, May 3rd, when we take over NUMBERS once again for the most fun all month! Work it out with JON WILLIAMS in the Big Room and get cray cray with  DJ RYAN JONES (LONG BEACH) in the Sideshow Bar. $3 Bud OR Bud Light, $6 Double SVEDKA flavored vodkas, PLUS, Jagermeister & Barenjager shot specials! 9PM-2AM • $5 before 10pm, $7 afterwards. NUMB3RS • 3811 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103

Wednesday, May 7th, 7PM: Men's Discussion at Mission Gathering. Instead of our usual focused-discussion format, which limits sociable time, this event is ALL about being sociable.

If your last name starts with:

A-K: Bring a salad/appetizer/side dish.

L-Z: Bring a main dish.

Please try to avoid pizza or fried chicken, if you can!

Wednesday, 9PM: Pup Night at the Eagle

Thursday, May 8, 7PM: Club X is hosting an Electrosex workshop at Joyce Beers this Thursday evening. The presenter will be raffling off a new electrical toy; all attendees will be entered to win!

Thursday, May 8, 9PM:  FBSD Kickoff Social/Red Hankies Night at the @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.

Expect a VERY sociable time.  Most times, a man arrives lonely, or unsure, or feeling awkward and shy.


This time around, we will have several natural-born "Julie the Cruise Directors" mixing and mingling, and making sure that every man feels welcome and safe.  Bring your friends, or come alone... It makes no difference - We’re all brothers here!

Friday, May 9, (second Friday of each month), 10PM:  Harness Party @ Numbers Bar, at 3811 Park Blvd. Hot, cruisy, and sociable.

Mr. San Diego Leather 2013 Eli

Saturday, May 10, 5-9PM: Eli's Saturday Night Variety Show at Numbers, 3811 Park Boulevard.

From Mr. San Diego Leather 2013 Eli:

Calling all the Bears, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Imperial Court, Pups, FMSD, Club X, Leather, and any others I missed. Do you have talent and want to show it off. All those interested please private message me. Deadlines for all performers will be April 20.

Otherwise come out to see the variety of performers for one night and on one stage for only a $5 SUGGESTED and only SUGGESTED donation price. We will have raffles throughout the night and giveaways.

After the event ends you can stay for the Harness Event to enjoy great music and hot men.

Performers confirmed so far:
Ian Morton
Brandon Potter
Develyn Angels
Michael L Perry
Michael Johnathan Fillion

Saturday, May 10 at 6:30pm - Sunday, May 11 at 3:00am Bus Trip from The Barracks in Palm Springs to the Eagle in San Diego. Let's make our brothers feel extra-welcome! Email Chris at clowen67, or talk to the bartenders at the Eagle!

Tuesday, May 13, 8PM-2AM, First Annual San Diego Bartenders Bash Fundraiser

The First Annual San Diego Bartenders Bash will be an annual celebration for all those that tend/work in a bar and for those bar flies that keep us happy.  Very Casual, PURPLE ATTIRE SUGGESTED !!!  Vendors with samples and giveaways TBA! Proceeds from the cover charge will be donated to charity.

Friday, May 16 (third Friday, every other month), 10:30pm: STUD Night @ the Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way. Featured guest will be local hottie and PuP Seth Fisher.

Saturday, May 17, 9:30PM: LL Bear Dance Party @ Rich's, at 1051 University. Third Saturday of each month. Great music, fun dancing. VERY cruisy.

May 17-18: Long Beach Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY May 18.

From: Mr. Long Beach Leather 2013, Marc Ransdell-Bellenger:

As you may or may not know my hometown of Long Beach CA is traditionally the first in the country to kick off Pride Season. This year it is May 17th and 18th, with the parade taking place on the morning of the 18th.. As Mr. Long Beach Leather, 2013, I would like to officially invite you to march with the Long Beach Leather contingent in the parade. I hope you accept my invitation and enjoy the hospitality of Long Beach’s Leather community has to offer.

Saturday, May 17, 6 PM: International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 Contest

Doors open at 5 PM

Los Angeles Ballroom on the second floor of the Hilton LAX on Century Blvd.

Approximately 12 men and women will compete for this International title. Each will present tantalizing fantasies on stage.

You can attend International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 without missing Long Beach LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. The contest will be over in time to make it back to Long Beach for the late parties and the parade on Sunday morning.

Attached are International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2014 log at 294px and photo of International Mr. Olympus Leather 2013 Praxxis and International Ms Olympus Leather 2014 robyn. robyn is lower case by design.

Sun May 18th at 11am: Monthly Community Brunch at Sunset Temple.  The cost is $20.  Net proceeds to be split between The Leather Foundation and The Imperial Court of San Diego.  We are honoring Tom Dickerson for his work with both organizations.

Every Sunday, 4-8PM: Barbecue at the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way

Wednesday, May 21 from 6-9PM: Get ready for the Flog Swarm! First training and practice is for men only.  It's all about building intimacy and trust. Details.

May 22nd: Commemorative Postage Stamp release day: San Diego's team of champions have arm-twisted those in charge, so that we are FINALLY getting a Harvey Milk Forever postal stamp.

From Bill Neilson: Kudos to Nicole & Big Mike, Frank & Tom!!!… Event Heads-Up: Our Very Own LOCAL Restaurant ‘Harvey Milks American Diner’ Is planning a huge ‘PARTY’ for this Very Special ‘Commemorative Postage Stamp release day: May 22nd, 2014 ’... Monitor FB page for updates ... Or visit (soon to come) new redesigned website

Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25: IML Weekend in San Diego San Diego Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way

"Cowboys and Kinksters" - 9PM Gear night, Wear your cowboy or leather gear. Paulo's birthday celebration.

10PM: Underwear Contest and Jock Strap Auction

BBQ 4 PM - until the meat runs out.

Saturday, May 24 from 1-3pm: The second practice is a pansexual party (including gay males, since folks have been asking)!  The team is getting bigger! Bring a towel if you want a swim after! We have floggers for you to use, so don't let lack of a flogger be an excuse for you to miss this event!  Details.

May 23-26: International Mr. Leather 2014 Contest in Chicago

May 28, 7PM: FMSD Demo Night, featuring SIR Ron, Professional Dominant

TOPIC: "A Night of 1000 Clothespins - An exploration of devices that clamp."
Location: Please RSVP to signmeupforevent

As a BDSM Etiquette & Protocol Practitioner, Sir Ron has been active in the Leather and BDSM Lifestyle for over twenty years. His educational efforts focus on alternative lifestyles, kinky relationships, Dom/sub dynamics and Sadist & Masochist exploration.

He facilitates BDSM classes and demonstrations specializing in corporal punishment, intense sparking electric play, caning, paddling, rope bondage and scene negotiations.

As a former Marine, Sir Ron believes in maintaining a strict tradition of etiquette & protocol, teaching the core values of Trust, Honor, and Respect within his leather family.

May 30-June 1: LGBT Film Festival, brought to us by the fine folks at FilmOut San Diego

Friday, May 30, 6PM: The Second Annual Family Reunion Weekend kicks off with an informal dinner at an excellent, inexpensive restaurant. If we get enough interested folks, then it will be a buffet. We need an RSVP beforehand at SignMeUpForEvent, so that we can negotiate a lower group rate and a buffet.

Saturday, May 31, 12 Noon: Flog Swarm.  As of May 23, we have 82 participants signed up, with more RSVP'ing every day. It's going to be magnificent, fun, and utterly Tribal. We will be asking for an optional charitable donation at the door - 100% of proceeds go to charity.  Details.

Saturday, May 31, 6:30PM: Gear Invasion Dinner at Harvey Milk's Diner.  There will be a Master's Cap Presentation Ceremony, lots of out-of-town guests, and excellent food. Dress up if you've got it!

This is from last year.

Saturday, May 31, 9PM: Movie Night. Meet outside of the North Park Birch Theater for the Gear Contest and Group Photo. Then, once we go inside, it's time for announcements and a few Folsom Street Fair stories.  Then, it's time for Folsom Forever, with a Director's Q&A after the movie.  After THAT, we will head on over to the Eagle (a couple of blocks away) to discuss the movie.

June 6-8: Los Angeles Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 8.

Hosted by Jon LeatherBoy Somerville and Ron Brundige LeatherAlpha

Cigars, tobacco pipes, cigarettes, and dip welcome.
You don't have to be a tobacco enthusiast to enjoy the socializing!

$3 Well Drinks, $3 Domesic Bottled Beers, and Happy Hour Menu Specials until 6PM.

Bootwhite on site, so bring your leathers!

Open to all genders/sexualities (21 and over).

June 12-14: FistFest West

June 13-15 - All Male Butchmanns Experience, Phoenix, AZ

Note: this event has been CANCELED:

June 20-22: SoCal LeatherSIR, Leatherboy, Community Bootwhite & Puppy Contest Weekend, at Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio St., San Diego, California 92104 (one block north of the Eagle)

Southern California Leather Sir/boy, Community Bootwhite and Puppy Contest will be held at Queen Bee’s in San Diego, CA June 20-22 2014. This is a feeder contest for International Leather Sir/boy and Community Bootwhite to be held in Dallas TX, Labor Day Weekend, in August/September 2014. Contestants will be judged on interviews, speeches, stage presence, fantasy of their choice, and a text-messaging tally for popular votes.  Contestants will be assigned a text number to provide to their supporters.  Based on the number of text votes, a score will be added to their final tally.  Contestant sponsors and financial backers are encouraged to assist with the travel fund purse to the international contest.

Judges are:

Sir George – International Leather Sir 2014

Sir Miles Brooks – California Leather Sir 2010

Tom Pardoe – Mr. Eagle Los Angeles 2009

TC – Southern California Leather boy 2008

Alan Tunstall – International Bootwhite, 2004

Skip – Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert (PSLOD),  President

Mr. Tom Dickerson – Mr. San Diego Leather, 2002 (Judge Emeritus)

MC: Roxy Bleu

Judges boy – Paulo – Mr. San Diego Eagle, 2014

Judges girl – Wish – Ms San Diego Leather 2012

Tally Masters  - Brian Teague – American Leather Boy 2010 and Annie Romano – International Ms Leather 1998

The weekend is as follows:

Friday, June 20th, at 9:00pm the San Diego boys of Leather and Mr. San Diego Eagle will host a Meet and Greet/Contestant and Judges Introductions at the San Diego Eagle.

Saturday June 21st, doors to Queen Bees will open at 7:00 for art show, vendors, cocktails and contestant mingling.  The contest will start at 8:00pm.

Sunday, June 22nd, the winners will be presented at a community picnic/fund raiser at Morley Field or a TBD location from 1:00 to 5:00pm.

Producer: Sir Mike Russell

Co-Producer: Chris Owen

For more info Text 585858, Subject: Contest; at Face Book: Southern California Leather, or email producer

 We're looking for Contestants!!!!!  Could that be you???

Saturday, June 21, 11:00am - 4:00pm: Southern California Leather Gathering (SCLG) 2014

June 28-29: San Francisco Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 29.

July 11-13: 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

The 2013 Leather Contingent. 2014's will be MUCH bigger!

July 18-20: San Diego Pride, with the parade on SATURDAY, July 19, and the Leather Realm on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, July 27: Up Your Alley Street Fair in San Francisco

July 30-Aug 4: Lazy Bear Weekend in Guerneville, California

September 5-6: Las Vegas Pride, with the parade at NIGHT, from 7-10PM, on SATURDAY, Sep. 5.

Sunday, Sep 21: Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco

October 18-19: 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".

October 30 - November 2: Desert Leather Pride in Palm Springs

Note: This is a BIG CHANGE in the scheduling, since this usually happens on the SECOND weekend of the month  - Make a note of it!

Here are pics from last year:

Nov. 7-9: Palm Springs Gay Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, Nov. 9

January 16-19, 2015: Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is a three-day long party and event with participants that now number in the thousands. The heart of the weekend is the historic leather formal Saturday evening cocktail social, Leather Cocktails. Leather Cocktails is the weekend lynchpin gathering from which all other weekend events evolved.

The Weekend also includes official events organized by weekend hosts, Centaur MC that include a bustling Leather Exhibit Hall; Sunday brunch; Mr. MAL Contest and the official Sunday night closing party, REACTION. In addition, Weekend hosts provide hotel space for what has evolved into a huge leather-loving community and affinity annual reunion. Weekend participants may purchase a full weekend package that includes access to all events. Tickets to a few select events are sold separately.

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