EROS BOOT LOVERS NIGHT (6PM-TILL LATE // EROS // MORE) Your Folsom week festivities kick off with an opportunity for some TLC for your fave kinky boots at the Castro’s finest sex club. You even get a discount for wearing your dirty boots to the evening’s festivities, which include expert teaching on shoe care, boot play and more in the middle of Eros’ top shelf amenities: a dry sauna, lounge area, hot tub and of course, a labyrinth of cruising men. VIOLENT DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION (7:30-9:30PM // $20 // WICKED GROUNDS // MORE) SoMa’s BDSM coffeeshop Wicked Grounds is a must-visit for anyone who’s here touristing for Folsom. Tonight’s class on rough kink is a brutally good excuse for stopping by.
PLAYFUL KINK (6:30-8:30PM // $20-25 // GOOD VIBRATIONS POLK STREET // MORE) One of town’s classic feminist sex toy stores is holding a super-accessible workshop on kinky sex. Kind of perfect if you want a primer before braving the sexy chaos of this Sunday’s main event.
PRETTY IN INK (9PM-2AM // POWERHOUSE // MORE) a sexy party for those of y’all who like metal music and boys with tattoos. TRUCK’S SPEAKEASY (9PM-2AM // TRUCK // MORE) This locals’ secret is a night not to be missed. We’re going to be discreet and just say Tuesday evenings at Truck are H O T. “Rumor” has it that Truck’s infamous speakeasy nights will be finding a new home soon, so cum out and see why those windows are always steamed over.
SLUTTY SCHOOLGIRLS, NAUGHTY NURSES AND BEYOND: ADVENTURES IN ROLE PLAY (7-9PM // $30 // RSVP FOR LOCATION // MORE) Siouxsie Q of the WhoreCast teaches this Kink.com Armory Studios workshop, at which you’ll learn to role play sans costumes, about aftercare and get to witness a scene with Siouxsie and Sam Solo of Girlbullies.net.
BULGE (9PM-2AM // $5 // POWERHOUSE // MORE), SF drag celeb Grace Towers host her weekly underwear party at the Powerhouse. Highlights include hot guys dancing in jockstraps, a midnight battle of the bulge contest where the crowd gets to spray warm water all over the contestants’ underwear to make them near sheer, and obvs a super slutty back smoking area.
SWAGGER LIKE US PRESENTS FETISH (9:30PM-2AM// $6 // PUBLIC WORKS LOFT // MORE) AHDM4U’s own Kelly Lovemonster is having a Folsom themed edition of his beloved queer hip-hop dance party. The evening will include SF sweetheart DJ Robin Malon Simmons of Odyssey, artist and porn star Damien Moreau on the go-go box, a live rope bondage installation, floggings and obvs SF’s finest queer bbs. FÊTE DE KINK (8PM-2AM // $36 // HARLOT // MORE) Kink.com’s formal cocktail party features the BDSM site’s onscreen talent and the Bondage Erotique Shibari rope gurus.
BOND CON (NOON-6PM // ALSO SAT/20 // $75 EXPO ONLY, $125 INCLUDING AWARDS CEREMONY // THE ARMORY // MORE) Head to the Kink.com Armory for this vast expo of BDSM vendors, made evermore interesting by live model demonstrations.
Photo of Lusty Lady dancer gettin’ it by Cle Torres CLUB FIST (9PM-3AM // $5-7 // ONE FAM COMMUNITY EVENT CENTER // MORE) AHDM4U loves Cle Torres for holding down this freaky East Bay dance party. For Folsom, she’s repping hard for her old haunts, dearly departed worker-owned strip club The Lusty Lady. So remember to pack tons of ones for dancing strippers galore — the ex-Lusties are going to also have a “foreplay booth” where a buck will get you the degrading, pervy act of your dreams.
BEARRACUDA FOLSOM FRIDAY (9PM-4AM // $20 // PUBLIC WORKS SF // MORE) We would love to take credit for the discovery of the amazing photo above, but to be honest we found this on the Bearracuda FB event page with a whole bunch of other gems. These boys know their bears. This party is exactly what it sounds like: large hairy men dancing to house music whilst eating. So D O W N.
MARSHALL BEACH (MORE) If the Karl the Fog is kind and sleeps in this Saturday, Marshall Beach will be a heaven of rest, relaxation and obvs a couple cheeky BJs in the dunes. Located right under the Golden Gate Bridge, this iconic and scenic SF nude beach is a great way to recoup from all your weekday shenanigans. SITTING SADISTICALLY (1-3PM // $20 // WICKED GROUNDS // MORE) Know this: you’re going to be exhausted by the end of this weekend. Today might be a good opportunity to take this workshop, which actually focuses on methods of topping people while you’re off your feet. Have a seat, power babes.
LEXINGTON CLUB UNIFORM PARTY (9PM-2AM // FREE // LEXINGTON CLUB // MORE) DJs Jenna Riot and Andre bring their Tuesday night weekly party Switch to the Lex for Folsom weekend. Free mai tai to any beauty in uniform (or fetish gear) before 11pm, so slip into those assless chaps or bad referee hotpants early this year. BEATPIG (9PM-2AM // $10 // POWERHOUSE // MORE) Walter Gomez, Juanita More and Sidekick’s monthly is always fashion perv perfect, but with all the hairy boos visiting SoMa this weekend it’s gonna be extra hot. Pro tip: make sure to get your boots blacked by the lovely and talented Luna.
MAGNITUDE (9PM-4AM // $100 // TREASURE ISLAND // MORE), because what would Folsom week be without a giant circuit party with 3000 of your closest friends on a tiny island? Magnitude is the official Saturday night party of Folsom Street Fair. The cost of entry is high, but the event features international DJs Tom Stephan and Tony Moran, free shuttle bus from SF to Treasure Island, free clothes check and a giant dungeon play space. POUND PUPPY (10PM-4AM // SOMEWHERE AROUND $20 // F8 // MORE) WHY is San Francisco constantly asking you to define your sexuality? Butch or femme, queer or gay, yellow or brown bandanna — it’s too much. And tonight perv party promotors are demanding that you make yet another choice: puppy or kitty? Truly. Here’s the dog house — Pound Puppy is a monthly party at the SF Eagle that consistently brings the pups to the yard with its hairy, hot cruising floor. For Folsom the pack has swapped venues and brought in the DJ big guns — Detroit’s Jeffrey Sfire (Cocktail D’Amore) and Chicago’s DJs Harry and Jpeg (Men’s Room). Dog pound, here’s your night — unless …
PUSSYFEST (10PM-2AM // $30-40 // RSVP FOR LOCATION // MORE) … You’re a kittycat. This pansexual kittycat-themed orgy is brought to you by the fine folks of Kinky Salon, SF’s play party people who’ve been throwing costumed sexfests for years. Expect a LOT of purring here. And sorry hounds, this one’s not for you: the invite expressly says NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Micah Tron, daddies, Double Duchess: This is Folsom 2014 FOLSOM STREET FAIR (11AM-6:30PM //$10 SUGGESTED DONATION // FOLSOM BETWEEN SEVENTH AND 12TH STREETS // MORE) Respect to the reason for the season, y’all. The Folsom Street Fair is one of the biggest outdoor kink events in the world, operates on donations and still manages to give thousands of dollars to local non-profits every year. This is a cute thing, and your pervy little heart will swell if you manage to wake up early enough to traipse to the fairgrounds. Local porn companies stage live BDSM shows, you can buy kinky crafts from booths galore, and the really really cute outfits come out in force. Plus this year our babes Double Duchess, Younger Lovers and Micah Tron will be performing on the main music stage — in addition to DJs like Australia’s Stereogamous and local heartthrob Jason Kendig in some of fair’s other (official) entertainment areas.
Drawing by Anna Zusman from “Doing Your Dirty Work” DOING YOUR DIRTY WORK (4-7PM // FREE // CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE // MORE) After you have had enough of sweating in the sunshine in your gimp suit, toddle by the Center of Sex and Culture for its annual show of (sexy and cultured) contemporary artists. We hear there will be doilies embroidered with Sasha Grey’s face getting cum squirted onto it, and we love San Francisco. http://vimeo.com/105404133 DEVIANTS (6PM-2AM // $35-50 // BEATBOX // MORE) We will wager that this official Folsom after-party will be even sweatier, nastier, and packed than last year. Expect sets by Paul Parker, DJs Pareja, The Black Madonna and Honey Soundsystem — plus enough blinky colored lights by Future Weapons to make that MDMA feel fab.
MEOW (6PM-2AM // $10 // SUBMISSION // MORE) This just in! AHDM4U’s own Caitlin is throwing a Sunday night rager with Rotimi Agbabiaka and Club Fist’s Cle Torres featuring your favorite queer DJs at the beautifully dark and dirty Mission venue Submission. $10 gets you DJ sets by Robin Simmons, Brontez Purnell, Durt, CarrieOnDisco, Cle Torres and performances by the (ex-Lusty Lady dancers) Fistettes of Club Fist, dark drag by Rheal Tea and Dolphin Chase, burlesque by Kitty Von Quim, and a peekshow videobooth operated by the genius Xara Thrustra. It’s like, all your friends are gonna be there and they’re gonna be finishing out a week to remember in SF style. Purr.