Folsom at Catalyst

What’s Happening at SF Catalyst During Folsom Street Weekend?


Drench on Wednesday  ♂♀⚧
Frisky Pups on Thursday  ♂
Kinksters Under 40 on Friday ♂
The 15 Association on Saturday evening  ♂
Folsom Street Overnight on Saturday Night / Sunday Morning  ♂♀⚧
Release Open Play Party on Sunday Daytime  ♂♀⚧
Women and Trans Party on Sunday Evening  ♀⚧

There is something for everyone at SF Catalyst as we approach the Folsom Street Fair on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

For those of you unfamiliar with SF Catalyst, it is a community-run educational and social space, operated by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, located at 1060 Folsom Street (between 6th and 7th Streets) in San Francisco, California.  That means it’s just a few blocks from the Folsom Street Fair itself!

Catalyst features more than 3,000 square feet of play and social space, well stocked with meeting room, bedroom, and dungeon room furniture. There are lockers (bring your own lock), fixed points for bondage or suspension, a spacious shower, a cozy loft, and many other enticing features. The space is available to rent for photo shoots, meetings, filming, art shows, play dates, life events, professional sessions, and all kinds of parties and gatherings.

All the events below are for folks ages 18 and above.  Please bring ID.  Catalyst can be made wheelchair-accessible; please contact the event host 24 hours in advance to request it.  All activity at SF Catalyst is consensual.  Consent is sexy. No means NO.

Now, here are some of the highlights of Catalyst’s Leather Week Calendar:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018:
Drench! — A pansexual piss & play party
7:00 p.m. to midnight

Finally, a watersports-themed event for all genders, and all orientations and preferences, including Water Bois, Urinal Gals, Raunch Masters, Trough Slaves, Piss Daddies / Mommies, Diaper babies (#1 only), Piss Pigs, Pee Puppies, Squirters, Gushers, and their friends and admirers.

There will be an orientation and demo at 7:30 for folks who are new to or curious about pee play.  There will be a shower for your hot negotiated scenes, and the Trough for those who want to give their consent to be used as a urinal by anyone.  There will be light snacks and plenty of refreshing beverages.  If you are over 21, you can bring your own beer.  Full details can be found on FetlifeFacebook, or the Yellow and Black Group Web site.

The cost is just $20, or contact Annessa on Fetlife to volunteer, for free admission.

Get wet & play hard at Drench!

Thursday, 9/27/2018:
Frisky Pups Party
8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Are you a good pup who yearns to be bad? Or a bad boy who likes to corrupt the good ones? Whether you are a pup who likes to hump everyone in sight or a man who likes to tame them, this party is for you. You might be a good boy during the day, but at night it’s time to roam free.

We’re inviting sex-positive men, boys, and pups to SF Catalyst for a sweaty night of debauchery. We’ve got a fully equipped play space with BDSM equipment, fuck benches, beds, slings, puppy mats, and much more that will help you unleash your primal instincts.

Come for wild sex, torturous SM, tight bondage, stretching assplay, drenching piss, or whatever twisted things you desire.  All sex-positive, male-identified 18+ are invited to get naughty with us. There will be snacks and drinks available.

Tickets are $20 in advance, or $30 at the door.

Friday, 9/28/2018: 
Kinksters Under 40 Party
7:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m.

SF KuF is a group for men aged 18 – 39 who are attracted to experiencing or exploring kink with other men.  And the Folsom Friday Dungeon party is the biggest KuF event of the year.  Please visit their Web page for full information or to purchase tickets!  Any questions? Email

Saturday, 9/29/2018:  
15 Association Party
6:00 p.m. to midnight

The 15 Association, a social and sexual fraternity for men who engage in BDSM, is the longest-standing gay male BDSM Association in the western USA.  They hold play parties each month at SF Catalyst.  For their Folsom Weekend play party, advance tickets are required; no tickets will be sold at the door, and the party is expected to sell out.  To learn more and buy your ticket, please visit their website.

Saturday Night / Sunday Morning:
Folsom Street Overnight 
1:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

It is Saturday night and tomorrow is Folsom Street Fair! You’re having a great time enjoying the parties and clubs and don’t want to go home. SF Catalyst is open from 1 am to 10:00 am on Sunday morning.

Located just one block from Folsom Street Fair, this is the perfect sex-positive place to get some rest (or not) and launch your adventure from in the morning. Equipped with showers, you can be ready to head right out the door into the fair. Bring your own towel/pillow/blanket; these items are not provided.

Folsom Street Overnight is open to all open-minded persons 18+ respectful of other guests and the space. SF Catalyst is a community-run space for the leather, fetish, BDSM, and motorcycle communities. It is equipped with crosses, benches, beds, slings, a suspension frame, hoists, and more BDSM equipment.

Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at door (cash only). Admission is free to our “Hogtie” Patreon supporters. All proceeds go to support SF Catalyst, a project of the non-profit SF Bay Area Leather Alliance.

Sunday Daytime, 9/30/2018:  
Release – Folsom Edition
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

You know that feeling: By the afternoon of Folsom Street Fair, it’s hot and crowded; you’ve been titillated and teased by the sights. Now, you just want to play. Release your pent-up energy at SF Catalyst. You will find water (please bring your own bottle), light snacks, lockers, shower, a place to socialize and relax as well as play space to try out those new toys.

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

In and out privileges apply from 10am – 6pm for those who want to play a while then head back to the fair and come back later.

Admission is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.  Admission is free to our Patreon Hogtie+ supporters.

Sunday Evening, 9/30/2018:
Women and Trans Party – Folsom Street Edition
6:00 p.m. to midnight

Please join us at SF Catalyst for a party for Women and Trans Folx!  The space will be open for play, socializing, relaxing, and re-energizing. Water (please bring your own bottle), light refreshments, showers, music, and a place to play will be provided.

Cost is $17.89 in advance, or $20 at the door.   Or sign up here to volunteer, to get free entry into the party.

For more information:

SF Catalyst Web Site
SF Catalyst Calendar
SF Catalyst on Facebook
SF Catalyst on Fetlife
SF Catalyst on Erobay
SF Catalyst Patreon Campaign
San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance Web Site
San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance on Facebook

Other Events of Interest:

The Leather Alliance Progressive Dinner on 9/22/2018
LeatherWalk on 9/23/2018
The Exiles Folsom Social on 9/28/2018
The Golden Gate Guards’ Leather Cruise on 9/29/2018
The Folsom Street Fair on 9/30/2018
Release Open Play Party on 10/5/2018
More kinky events (per Race Bannon at BAR)