Bear it All

Returning for its third year, SF Bear Weekend promises a chance for fun and frolic with all sorts of bears, cubs, and other creatures. Planned for the weekend are a series of bar nights, beer busts, dance parties, and other events designed to carry on San Francisco’s bear traditions.

Leather & Kink Events,
Nov. 21-Dec. 8, 2013

Kink night at ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’ Steam, Sadistic Saturdays, and a Leather Discussion group are among the highlights of upcoming leather and kink events.

Geek Week

On Friday, November 1, Fanboy SF, the gay scifi group, will host a lively party at the Lone Star Saloon called Skip ‘Ender’s Game:’ A Salute to Hikaru Sulu.

Honey Sundays @ Holy Cow

The honeys celebrate the 50th birthday of retro-disco DJ Bus Station John, with a special early 12-inch T-dance early-to-late evening of classic boogie-ooogie-oogies. 7pm-2am, Sunday, Jan. 23.

Groove Thing

When it comes to discussing music, DJ Bus Station John approaches the subject with the passion and spirit of a Sunday morning preacher. “It’s all about the music. This music needs to be heard. It needs to be witnessed. It needs to be celebrated,” says the bearded keeper of rare disco.

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s parties can be hilarious fun or a horrid nightmare. While pretty much every bar -gay, straight or undecided- will have some sort of New Year’s celebrations, we’ve chosen the gayest, most festive, and a few straight parties with a cool queer edge.

DJ List: Bear Z Bub

Currently the resident DJ at the Lone Star and for Suppository Spelling’s monthly solo night for Mary Go Round at The Lookout, Bear Z Bub shares his 12 Songs of Christmas.

Halloween Weekend Events

Friday, Saturday, Sunday! Enjoy three nights of howlingly hilarious costumed camp for Bay Area gayliens, terror trannies and lezombies.

Zoo SF @ The Stud

ZooSF invites you to dance the night away as they celebrate their Beast Day. The royal rumpus will be hosted by Danny Terrier.

Leather & Kink Events: September

Here are selected September leather and kink events, and nightclub events related to Folsom Street Fair. Enjoy!

Fair Play

Folsom Street Fair, the largest fetish fair in the world, and one of San Francisco’s biggest annual events, will fill South of Market’s streets with thousands of leather-clad people, and many wearing a lot less, on Sunday September 26. How do organizers manage such a big event?

BARtab Issue #5 Party -
Locker Room @ Chaps II

Photographer Steven Underhill, who shot our gorgeous cover image for BARtab #5, stopped by Chaps II for Locker Room, Sept. 2, which was also the BARtab “Leather & Sex” issue #5 premiere party for BARtab. Gift cards from Good Vibrations and five pairs of tickets to the Scissor Sisters concert (Sept 12 at Oakland’s Fox Theatre) were randomly handed in a fun raffle.

River Splash @ Russian River

Enjoy a weekend of wet wild fun as the bears come out of the woods and into the pool.Thursday through Sunday, bar and poolside events, hikes and shows entertain the big guys and their pals. Plus, The Golden Girls.

Bearracuda @ DNA Lounge

Four big years ago, Bearracuda set up shop in a Tenderloin piano bar with carpeted floors and pre-civil war CD players. At the end of 2010, Bearracuda will have been in 10 cities in the U.S. and across the pond! On Friday, August 13, celebrate four great years in San Francisco.


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