West Coast Swing Lessons
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 7:00–8:15 pm / $80 per class (4 weeks)
Instructors: Katie & Rebecca. Drop-ins ($25) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor. Runs through October 5.
Kinky Women’s Munch
Escape Bar and Grill (9004 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm
Our monthly munch is for women and gender expansive individuals* who find home in women’s spaces and are over the age of 18. We encourage you to join us in meeting others in the BDSM, kink, and Leather communities. We will pay close attention to changes in the guidelines for Oregon and Multnomah County. We will also follow the rules set out at any venues we use for events. These are usually requirements for masks when away from your table and maintaining distance from others not in our party. We encourage folks who are not yet complete with their vaccination timelines to consider adding additional space between themselves and others, and additional mask usage for self-protection.
Rain Country Line Dancing
All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway Ave E [enter on Republican], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: Doctor Doctor + Take U Home recap / Instructor: Jim / DJ: Jim
We’re back! In person! Line Dancing! Vax required!
Big space, wooden dance floor! 5 minute walk from Capitol Hill light rail! (Seriously: if parking is an issue for you on Capitol Hill, park near a light rail station and take the train in!) Vaxxed only — please bring your ID and either your proof of vaccination card or a photo on your phone. All info must be visible, name must match your ID, and you must be 2 weeks past your full vaccination shot date. (Rain Country will only retain your name and that you are properly vaxxed, to be used for admission to future RCDA events.)
Rain City Jacks
Gallery Erato (309 1st Ave S, Seattle), 7:00–9:30 pm (doors close at 8:00 pm) / Price based on membership level ($5 off for CSPC, NW Bears, and SML members or students; cash only)
Rain City Jacks is where guys masturbate together in Seattle. We are a private club for men, 18 years of age and older, who want to jack off openly and safely in a uniquely sex-positive, non-discriminating and mutually respectful community. No penetration of any kind is allowed. The fundamentals are “no lips below the hips” and “nothing goes inside anybody’s anything.” Membership is required to attend any RCJ event and enrollment is available at the door for every regular club gathering. (First-timers are allowed in early and must arrive between 6:45 and 7:45 to sign up and receive new member orientation before joining the event in progress. Make sure you bring your photo ID and cash. A 30-day trial membership is available for first-timers.) Rain City Jacks provides the time, place and everything a man needs to fully enjoy masturbation with a group of genuine, like-minded men. You should come.
Rain City Jacks hosted its last event on March 1, 2020 and suspended operations while the nation and the world grappled with the pandemic. A year and a half later, we are ready to welcome all vaccinated men to once again get naked, grab some lube and penis together like men were meant to do. We’re very excited to return to the playspace and can’t wait to see you there! Have your photo ID and proof of vaccination in hand when you arrive at the door. All returning and new members will be screened before entering the premises. To attend this event, you must have completed a full course of vaccination on or before October 5, 2021.=
Bear Hump Seattle CANCELLED
No longer listed on the Steamworks calendar, presumed cancelled.
Cigar Bear Night
Smokey Joe’s (4411 Pacific Highway E, Fife), 5:00–10:00 pm
The time is upon us. It’s been quite the year (or two), so come on out and enjoy a relaxing cigar, maybe some food and drink, too. See ya there!
Border Riders Motorcycle Club Seattle Meet-n-Greet
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm
Come stop by and see what the Club is all about.
Rosetown Ramblers Taste of Square Dancing!
Bridgeport United Church of Christ (621 NE 76th Ave., Portland), 7:00 pm / Free
We’re kicking off our lesson series with a free taste of square dancing. If you’re interested but haven’t come out to dance with us yet, this is a great way to dip a toe in the water and see if it’s something you want to pursue. If you’re a longtime dancer and just want to dance more, we always need angels to help the newcomers get the rythym.
Note: due to the rising covid cases, we do require proof of vaccine and for all dancers to wear masks at our events for the time being.
• No partner necessary; come as you are
• No dress code; wear what you want
• All are welcome: LGBTQIA+ and allies
• Smooth soled shoes are helpful but not required
Thirsty Third Thursday
Offramp Sports Bar (400 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA), 5:30–9:00 pm
Come join us for September’s Thirsty Thursday at the Offramp in Vancouver! Pick up a bite or a beverage, and mix and mingle on the outdoor patio with some of your fellow VancouBears! With the rise in COVID-19 cases in our community, we request that only fully vaccinated members join this event, and that anyone (vaccinated or not) excuse themselves if they are exhibiting any symptom of illness on day of the event.
VAN-PAH Monthly Directors’ Meeting CANCELLED
VAN-PAH has been dissolved. Final listing.
3rd Thursday Leather Social
Diesel (1413 14th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–10:00 pm
Welcome back! Partnered with Diesel, Seattle Men in Leather has resumed our 3rd Thursday Leather Social as an in-person event at Diesel. It’s been a looooong time! While there is no specific dress code, this is a leather social, so please Gear It Up! And look for the SML Event Sign-In Sheet when you arrive, near the front door. Proof of vax required, and state mask mandate in effect, so be sure to have a mask with you (and wear it).
Friday–Sunday, September 17–19
Border Riders Motorcycle Run
Brooks Memorial State Park (Goldendale, WA) / $35 (guest attendee; $25 US member, $20 CA member)
The site is 12 miles north of Goldendale on Highway 97. The group site has 2 vault toilets, with showers in the main campground. According to information there is also a volleyball net in the group site. Coffee, pastries, and deli are .8 mile away at St John’s Monastery and Bakery. Lots of great riding in the area, Klickitat Canyon is always fun, and the roads through the Horse Heaven Hills. Stonehenge Memorial is only 24 miles away.
Bad Girls Third Friday Discussion
Bare Bones Café (2908 SE Belmont St., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm / $1–3 donation
One goal of the Third Friday Discussion is to ponder why, in an atmosphere of respect for all the different perspectives in our community. Please join us! Third Friday of the month; online in even months, at Bear Bones Cafe in odd months.
Rain Country Dancing at the Cuff
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm (door) 7:15 pm (lesson) 8:00–9:45 pm (open dancing)
Lesson: Call Me Señorita + Gin & Tonic / Instructor: Pete / DJ: Ray
Third Friday is line dance lessons: an Improver level line dance and reteach of the 1st Friday’s dance.
The Cuff will now be requiring proof of vaccination (vax card, photo of vax card, MyIR image) to enter the bar, and the state’s mask mandate requires wearing a mask inside when you are not actively eating or drinkings. Please be sure to have a mask with you.
PDX PAH Puppy Social
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard St., Portland), 7:00 pm–12:00 midnight
No details available.
LGBT Line Dance Explosion
Dance With Joy Studios (8051 SE 16th Ave., Portland), 7:30–10:30 pm (lessons @ 7:45 pm) / $10–15 donation
We are very happy to announce that partner dancing is returning to Stomptown, and that vaccinated dancers can go maskless on our Partner Dance nights and without Social Distancing! We will be holding vaccinee-only dances (see accommodations below if you cannot or will not be vaccinated), and the State requires that you show a vaccine card or photo of your vaccine card one time, after which you won’t need to show your card at future events. Fully vaccinated means it has been at least two weeks after your second dose for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or after your one dose for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. See Facebook event for details about dancers who cannot/will not be vaccinated.
This week: Nothing Breaks Like A Heart + review of Law Low. Instructor/DJ: Jennifer
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 8:30–10–30 pm / $15
OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the GLBTQ social dance community in Seattle and certainly the largest floor to spin around on. Owner Hallie Kuperman plays something for everyone: Salsa, Swing, Country, Waltz, Tango, Disco, West Coast Swing, you name it — mixing in some “non-partner” dance music just to shake your booty to.
Attendees must show proof of vaccination as of at least two weeks prior to the dance.
Masks are required when attending dances. No pre-registration necessary; just show up and pay cover!
PDX PAH Puppy Mosh CANCELLED
Event cancelled due to Delta variant concerns.
MAsT: South Sound
Online via Zoom (from Tacoma), 4:00–5:30 pm
About MAsT South Sound: We are an inclusive and integrated group and would love for you to come talk with us about the fundamentals of healthy power dynamics. We won’t pretend to know the answers, but instead offer a starting point for discussion in the hopes that we may all reach greater personal and relationship growth. All types, statuses, labels and identifiers welcome! After MAsT: Sometimes the conversation is so good that we want to keep it going! Develop deeper connections and relationships and enjoy further discussion over dinner. Location: To be announced after meeting.
This month: TBD
Daddy Jeff’s Celebration of Life
CC Attle’s (1701 E Olive Way, Seattle), 4:00–9:00 pm
The Seattle community recently lost one of our central figures, Jeff Henness, co-owner of Doghouse Leathers, founder of Seattle Men in Leather, and more. Join us in celebrating his life. Meetup @ 4:00 pm, memorial @ 5:00, leather social to follow. Speakers: Wendell Brunk (officiant), Barry Burns (Seattle Men in Leather), Jeff Connor (Border Riders, Northwest Bears), Nightcat (SEA-PAH), Gener Romaine (Generic Leather Productions of WA), Sister Daya Reckoning (Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan), Toby Noon (Washington State Leather Organization), Ronda VanderMeer (Imperial Court of Seattle), Rich Bryant (Knights of Mantra — Jet Chapter), and Kasey Rider (Deaf Leather Fraternity). Interpretation provided.
Oregon Men Enjoying Naturism
Private location in Vancouver, WA, 5:00–10:00 pm / $30 annual membership
OMEN is Oregon’s premier nudist/naturist social group for gay and bisexual men. Our activities take place mostly in the Portland/Vancouver metro areas, but in summer have campouts in various other cities as well. Our gatherings include potlucks, dances, camping, pool parties, spa nights, and many themed events throughout the year.
This time: End of summer gathering in Vancouver. New hosts, new home, fun, friends, music, traditional potluck, massage table, bonding areas, and OMEN fellowship!
Dungeon Men PDX Dungeon Party CANCELLED
Event cancelled due to Delta variant concerns.
Bossanova Ballroom (722 E Burnside, Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am / $TBD (discounted cover before 10:00 pm)
DJ Matt Consola, hosted by Hunter Harden.
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard, Portland), 9:00 pm / $5 (free with dress code, $3 clothes check)
Underwear, boxers, jock straps. Shoes required, no sexual activity allowed. Leather/drag or take off your pants for no cover. Hold your own clothes or $3 clothes check. VJ Deluxxe.
SEA-PAH Walkies DARK
No Walkies in September.
Masters And slaves Together (MAsT) Portland Discussion Group
Private location (Portland), 4:00–6:00 pm / $5 (free for MAsT members, must join MAsT to attend repeatedly)
These meetings are centered around a discussion on a series of topics. Although there is usually a specific topic announced ahead of time, we also discuss anything that happens to be of importance to those present. All are welcome — you do not have to be in an M/s relationship to attend or even a member of MAsT. Please feel free to join us if you are interested in finding out more or sharing your experiences about power exchange relationships. We do ask that you are respectful of those present. This is not a play party or munch. RSVP on the FetLife event page to be vetted in order to freceive the event location.
This month: What, in your lens, qualifies as dominance/submission? This month we will be taking a look at our preconceived notions around what we each believe is honest dominance/submission in general.
We all have what works for us. And that is under no scrutiny. But do we harbor judgments around how others show up?
What happens when we run across a dominant that is not interested in scening? Are they still dominant? Can you be a submissive and never kneel or serve?
Come join us as we have a civil, polite, non-judgmental discussion around these ideas.
Oregon State Leather Contest Board Meeting
Online via Google Meet (from Portland), 6:00–8:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Oregon state leather contest. Please send a message or an email to email@example.com
to get the meeting link.