Leather Alliance Weekend Events

Leather Alliance Weekend Poster ArtThe Leather Alliance Weekend is an annual project of the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance.

The weekend includes both the Mr SF Leather and the SF Bootblack contests, along with the Leather Community Awards which honor groups and individuals who create and support our Leather, motorcycling, fetish, and kink communities through events and projects.  And much, much more.

You can visit http://www.leatherallianceweekend.org for great information on the Weekend, including full info on the SF Bootblack 2019 Contest, pictures and bios of all the Contestants and Judges for both contests, and much more.

Information about the educational programs can be found here.

Volunteer Opportunities can be signed up for here.

Our thanks to our generous Sponsors can be found here.

But while you are here, let’s take a look at some highlights of our 2019 Leather Alliance Weekend plans:

Calendar of Events

San Francisco Bootblack and Mr. San Francisco Leather Meet and Greet
Hosted by Mr. S and the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
at Mr S Leather
385 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103
Free to attend!

Join us this evening to meet and greet the contestants for 2019. Our Platinum Sponsor is once again opening their doors to us for a great venue to mingle, get to know them, and kick off the weekend!

The Meet and Greet is from 6-8pm. Come out for the whole time, or drop on by. We hear there may even be bootblacking.

Thank you again to Mr. S!

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Leather Alliance Weekend Formal Dinner and Awards
Hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, California 94103
Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $10 without dinner.  VIP seating is included in Weekend Package)

Please join us for a formal dinner that will include the 53rd annual Community Awards.

Enjoy a cocktail hour, the bootblack technical boot portion, a fantastic meal with a Mardi Gras theme, and watching some of our community members be acknowledged for their work during 2018.

We’ll also be introducing all the contestants and showcasing a new addition to the contest: “Fantasy Grab Bags”, performed by the Mr. SF Leather Contestants between the awards.

The Step and Repeat will be available. Get your picture taken to commemorate the weekend.

Buy raffle tickets throughout the evening.  Winners will be drawn at the Victory Party on Sunday afternoon, but you need not be present then to win.

Do you just want to socialize and see the awards? You can do that too. We’ll have general seating available, without dinner, for just $10.

Then don’t rush off! Stay around afterwards to socialize and share space with friends – new and known.

Please note: Formal attire is not required. Please wear whatever makes you feel happy and sexy. There is no dress code. There will be formal settings.

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Hog Wild – Leather Alliance Weekend Dance Party
Hosted by Folsom Street Events
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10 PM – 2 AM
SF Oasis
298 11th St, San Francisco, California 94103
Tickets are $10.    (Also included in Weekend Package)

Folsom Street Events and the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance team up to kick the weekend into high gear with Hog Wild!

Hog Wild is an old school kind of leather party. It’s dark, it’s devious, and it’s dangerous. The music is pumping, throbbing, and hot. We’re bringing you the heyday of leather, and we’re bringing it back for you with uniforms and old school attire. Get in gear and get off your phone, or stay home.

Dancers will get loose and sweaty, and they’ll work you up into a feverish frenzy. Tip our go-go gods and see what they give you back. Sway to the pulsating beats of DJ Mark O’Brien all night long – or, at least until the lights come on and you’re kicked to the curb.

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Stank – Leather Lust
Hosted by Spencer Adam
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10 PM – 2 AM
Powerhouse
1347 Folsom St, San Francisco, California 94103
$10 at the door.  Free entry for those with a Leather Alliance Weekend pass/wristband

STANK happens every 1st Friday at Powerhouse, but this month it’s time for sweat under leather!  Gear up and come out to enjoy SOMA’s most ripe night.  Leave your pits intact.  Leave the deodorant at home.  Come solo, leave with a friend.

RIPE PIT CONTEST AFTER MIDNIGHT
Sponsored by Double Scorpio, Spunk Lube, and Steamworks Berkeley
Everyone walks away with something.

Bath House Sounds & Beats by Matthew Lindgren, DJ likeholywine, and Resident DJ Trever Pearson.

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Release: An Open Play Party
Hosted by SF Catalyst and San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8 PM – 1 AM
SF Catalyst
1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door (with discounts for Catalyst Patrons).  Also included in Weekend Package.

Need some release from everyday stress? Need to be able to just let go and have fun connecting with others?

Release is an open play party for kinky people. Bring your partners or meet new ones and get some release! SF Catalyst invites all persons 18+ to play in our fully equipped community-run space on Folsom Street in SoMa. Equipment includes St. Andrew’s crosses, slings, spanking benches, suspension points, and more.

SF Catalyst is a project of the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance, a non-profit organization, and is entirely volunteer-run.

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Contestant Interviews
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
SF Catalyst
1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Free to attend

Once again the normally closed-door interviews of the contestants by our judges will be open for viewing.

Contestant #1 Amp 10:00 – 10:15am
Contestant #2 AJ 10:25 -10:40am
Contestant #3 Alpha Pup Gunner 10:50 – 11:05am
Bootblack Contestant Allison 11:15 – 11:35am
Contestant #4 Tim 11:45am – 12:00pm
Lunch break 12:00 – 12:30
Contestant #5 Jawn 12:30pm – 12:45pm
Contestant #6 Manny 12:55 – 1:10pm

No phones are allowed to be used in the space. Please respect the contestants and judges by being quiet and supportive in that silence. If you plan on having your phone out for any reason, blue tape will be provided. Please silence your phone before entering the space!

The audience will be asked to exit the space (quickly) after each interview to give the judges some time to write their notes.  Lunch is closed to the public;  everyone will be asked to leave the space except the contestants, judges and staff.  The interviews will be recorded for historical purposes.  Please email mrsfproducer@leatheralliance.org with any questions or concerns.

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Educational Programs
Hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance
Saturday March 2 at 10 AM to 3 PM
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, California 94103
Tickets are $15 for a single class ($20 at the door) or $50 for all classes ($60 at the door).  All classes are also included in Weekend Package.

There will be 3 sessions of 2 options per session:

10 AM:

    • Power Exchange Multiplied with Tiffany
    • You’re A Filthy Little Aren’t You? Dark Age Play 101 with Bri Burning

11:45 AM

    • Using Single Tail Whips in BDSM with Bill B.
    • Caning with Maestro Roberto

1:30 PM

  • Rope Bondage for Better Sex with Christopher Wood
  • Sensual and Sadistic with Stela D Love Fellafem

More info on the classes and instructors can be found here.

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Vendor Fair
Hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance
Saturday March 2 at 11 AM to 10 PM
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, California 94103

Join us at SOMArts on Saturday, March 2nd from 11am – 10pm for the return of the Leather Alliance Weekend Vendor Mart!

We will have some amazing vendors (including Wicked Grounds, The Frugal Domme, Poppers the Pony and more!) and hope that you’ll join us for some high quality shopping throughout the day.

Attending classes? Need some gear to practice with? Peruse the Vendor Mart for impact toys, bondage rope, and more!

The Vendor Mart is open to the public from 11am until 5pm, and will continue to be open to ticketholders until 10pm. You do not need to attend the other Leather Alliance Weekend events to come shop with us from 11am – 5pm. Just swing on by SOMArts!

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Leather Bear Brunch
Hosted by Bears of San Francisco
Saturday March 2 at 11 AM – 1 PM
The Willows
1582 Folsom St, San Francisco, California 94103

Join the Bears of San Francisco for brunch as part of Leather Alliance Weekend 2019. This no-host brunch will be a chance to recharge in the middle of an action-packed weekend. All attendees will get an entry to the BOSF Summer Raffle, with Leather Alliance VIP Package Holders getting double entry!

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San Francisco Bootblack 2019 and Mr. San Francisco Leather 2019 Contest
Hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance
Saturday March 2 at 6 PM to 10 PM
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, California 94103
Tickets for general seating are $30 in advance, $35 at the door (if space permits).  VIP seating is included in Weekend Package.

The second annual SF Bootblack contest will join the 36th Mr. San Francisco Leather contest for a full evening of entertainment and suspense!

Doors open at 6:00 pm for cocktails.

The Step and Repeat will be available again! Get your picture taken to commemorate the weekend.

Buy raffle tickets throughout the evening.  Winners will be drawn at the Victory Party on Sunday afternoon, but you need not be present then to win.

The contest starts at 7:00 pm.  We will have contestants for the title Mr. San Francisco Leather 2019 and SF Bootblack 2019, from a range of San Francisco institutions, presenting themselves for judging by a distinguished panel, all hosted by MCs Alotta Boutté and Lance Holman.

Bring your organizational vest, sash or banner to be included in the Parade of Colors!

Stick around afterwards to have your picture taken with the contest winners, or head to one of the after-parties.  (Details to be announced.)

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Leather Alliance Weekend Men’s Play Party
Hosted by “Gear Up Weekend”
Saturday March 2
Doors open 8 PM to midnight, play until 1 AM
SF Catalyst
1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Tickets are $20 at the door (cash only).  Military, student (ID required); and play party first timers: $10.  Admission is also included in Weekend package.

Join the men of Gear Up Weekend and the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance for a night of kinky fun at one of the hottest men-only play parties in San Francisco.  You must be 18 or over to attend.

Clothing check will be provided by the SOMA Guardians.

To volunteer (and earn free admission) go to https://volunteersignup.org/R7YXL; for the DM shifts previous training as a DM is required.

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Victory Beer Bust
Sunday, March 3, 2019
3 PM to 6 PM
SF Eagle
398 12th Street, San Francisco
($15 includes unlimited Bud Lite beer or soda, plus food.  Also included in Weekend Package.)

A highlight of the beer bust will be the raffle drawings: buy tickets all weekend long; you do not need to be present to win.

[Raffle item donations are still being sought.  Contact Ms. Cat Ondriezek or angel Garfold to make a donation.]

Raffle proceeds will be split between the travel funds for the two contest winners, and the Leather Heart Foundation.

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Order your Weekend Ticket package here The package includes: VIP seating at the formal dinner and awards; 2 drink tickets, first to be served, close to the stage, VIP seating at the Saturday night contest – 2 drink tickets, Friday night Dance Party, Stank Party and Release Play Party, Saturday afternoon Educational Programs, Saturday night Men’s Play Party, Sunday Victory Beer Bust, Weekend T-shirt, and swag bag; also includes access to the (free) Saturday open interviews and vendor mart.

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Please note:  we need volunteers to make this Weekend successful:  click here to sign up!

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For more information, photos of the contestants, pictures of past Weekends, and much more, please visit the Leather Alliance Weekend website.