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Northwest Leather Calendar
The current week’s worth of the following information is sent out via e-mail on a weekly basis to a number of mailing lists (SML-info, SeattleLeatherMen,LeatherPDX) and to a few individuals who repackage it for other lists.  If you know of a mailing list which would welcome this weekly message, or if you would like to receive and individual copy by e-mail, please contact us.
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This information is aimed especially at the Seattle gay male leather community, but covers events throughout the greater Pacific Northwest region which may be of interest to other segments of the leather community as well.
For details on what this means, click here.
Events produced by Seattle Men in Leather (and which qualify for Club Colors) are in bold.
About how we list Out-of-Town Events
About how we list Bear, Rodeo, Country-Western, etc., Events
About how we list Pansexual and Workshop Events
For corrections and additions, please contact us.
Please note that the weekly mailing usually goes out on Tuesday night.  Items received after 6:00 pm Monday may not make it into the e-mail version of the calendar for that week, but they will still be included in the web version.
All events are subject to change without notice.
 Key to Icons
 
Leather= Leather
(may be men-only or mixed)
  Men= Men (usually sex-themed,
not specifically leather)
  Pride= Pride Celebration
Fisting= Fisting   Watersports= Watersports   Boys= Leatherboys   Rubber= Rubber   Uniform= Uniform   Boots= Boots   Bikers= Bikers
Bears= Bears   Country-Western Dance= Country-Western Dance   Rodeo= Rodeo   Square Dancing= Square Dancing   Pups= Pups   Drag= Drag
Queer= Queer & Kinky   Women= Women
(men may or may not be welcome)
  Pansexual= Pansexual
(gay men welcome)
  Workshop= Workshop
(may be non-sexual, gay men welcome)

 

NOVEMBER 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thanksgiving (US)
 
   
 
   
   

 

DECEMBER 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
   
Hanukkkah Begins
       
         
Hanukkkah Ends
     
   
Christmas Eve
Christmas
Kwanzaa Begins
     

 

The following websites were used to gather this information:

Leather/Bear/Country Bars
Eagle Portland (Portland)
Leather Loft @ Numbers (Vancouver, BC)
Pumpjack Pub (Vancouver, BC)
Rodeo/CW Dance/Square Dance Groups
T-100 (Seattle CW Dance List)
If your group serves the Seattle gay men’s leather community (or other parts of the Pacific Northwest), please contact usto have your events listed.
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November 2020
Sunday, November 22
PuppyWorkshopBuild a Collar Workshop
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 1:00–5:00 pm
Ashe (he/him) is back once again to teach a collar class.  This time on Zoom, which he knows is going to make this a little more interesting.  Keeping up with social distancing, he is going to do his best.  Previously, this class has taught multiple patterns, but with distance learning we are going to focus the class on a single pattern: Half Persian 4:1 (get a head start here: https://www.mailleartisans.org/weaves/weavedisplay.php?key=50).  With everything going on, Ashe recommends you order your supplies by November 1st to make sure you have them in time.  You can order your supplies at: https://theringlord.com/ (that’s where he gets most of his stuff).
What you’ll need:
• 2x of Pliers – I recommend the “Kxergo-wide” for beginners.  You can find them when you search their site.
• 2 Bags of SXMA1438 or SXAA1438 rings.  There are many color options but those are the size you’ll need.  You can also get BA1438 (that is just tumbled aluminum).  
If you have any questions and for the event link, you can reach out to Ashe at secretary@seapah.com.   This is a  SEA-PAH members-only event and 18+.
PuppyZoomies! MOVED
Was held on November 8 this month.
Monday, November 23
LeatherwomenBad Girls Board Meeting
Details unknown (Portland), 6:45–8:45 pm
Info: TBD
All current Bad Girls members are invited to join us at our monthly board meeting.  We hope to see you there.
STATUS UNKNOWN.  Could occur online.
PuppyPuppy Game Night
Online via TBD (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm
Not ready for the weekend to end?  Still looking for more Pup socialization?  You’re in luck!  It’s time for Boardgame night!  We are currently providing game night via online fun.  Link to be provided day of.
Tuesday, November 24
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: Lay Low + Timber recap / Instructor: Jim / DJ: Jim
We may not be able to get together to dance at this time, but we can still dance together.  At the same time.  Socially distanced but in synch.  Join us on the Zoom video conference system — install it on your phone, tablet, or laptop (it’s free), call into the “meeting”, and set your device where you can see other people dancing.  (You may also be able to cast to a TV and set your device in front of it.)  Jim will DJ a bunch of our Tuesday night favorites, and we can all dance — or have a beverage and just watch, and use Zoom’s chat feature.  We will also try to add a lesson into the mix.  A 6x6 space would be best, but you may be able to work with a smaller space than that.  (NOTE: if you will be dancing on carpet, you’ve got to have slick-soled shoes or you might hurt your knees or ankles.  It’s a lot different from dancing on a wood floor.)
Here is the link to the meeting.  Go into Gallery Mode so you can see everyone who is in the meeting.  Oh, and be sure to Start Video so we can see you, too.  https://zoom.us/j/181948351
Wednesday, November 25
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social
Online via Zoom (from Vancouver, BC), 7:30–9:00 pm
VML’s Virtual Hump Day Social.  We all are missing each other and look forward to those who are able to join us.  Gear up, leather, rubber or even puppy gear.  Join us at https://zoom.us/j/91986429352?pwd=REdPNFc2cEdDS2lBRVVTVlF5cmkrQT09 (ID: 919 8642 9352 / Pass: 930462)
PuppyThanksgiving Dogbowl Drop-In
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 12:00 noon–2:00 am
This year has made a difficult time of the year even harder.  The SEA-PAH Board of Directors has been trying to come up with a way that we help the community.  SEA-PAH is going to have an open drop-in chat running.  Feel free to come into this virtual space and hang out and spend time.  Board members will be dropping in to help facilitate social time, share recipes, and provide a space where we can have a community Thanksgiving.  We know it isn’t the same as being together.
Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving (US)
PuppyThanksgiving Dogbowl Drop-In
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 12:00 noon–2:00 am
This year has made a difficult time of the year even harder.  The SEA-PAH Board of Directors has been trying to come up with a way that we help the community.  SEA-PAH is going to have an open drop-in chat running.  Feel free to come into this virtual space and hang out and spend time.  Board members will be dropping in to help facilitate social time, share recipes, and provide a space where we can have a community Thanksgiving.  We know it isn’t the same as being together.
PuppyVAN-PAH Directors Meeting
Online via Zoom (from Vancouver, BC), 7:00–8:30 pm
Monthly meeting of VAN-PAH Directors.  Zoom link will be provided the week of the meeting.
PuppiesWorkshopPup Crafters Workshop
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00-10:00 pm
Bi-weekly Crafting Meetup.  Are you a crafter?  Interested in learning something?  Just want to be social while we create?  Feel free to join us to hang out and just get some work done.  Join SEA-PAH Secretary Ashe to hang out and relax!  Zoom information will be posted the day of.  18+ event
Friday, November 27
Country-Western DanceCentury Ballroom Line Dance Class CANCELLED
By now you’ve probably heard the latest from Gov. Inslee, that there can no longer be indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household; so we are on break from classes until (fingers crossed) the week of December 14.  We’ll post the next schedule in December once we know if the date of the 14th looks promising.
Saturday, November 28
WorkshopNorth West Cigar Social
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 3:00–5:00 pm
North West Cigar Society is a group for cigar lovers both beginners and enthusiasts.  It doesn’t matter if you are seasoned smoker, you love the smell, or you just enjoy the way cigar smoke dances through the air — you are all welcome.
PuppyVAN-PAH Social
Online via Zoom (from Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:000 pm
Come on out for a social evening online with everyone from our puppy and pet community.  Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want.  Of course, gear is admired but never required.  Having fun is the only requirement.  Conference call etiquette applies.   Please mute your mic when not speaking or to lessen background noise!  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82074946518?pwd=emg4c2wycjBCOWU0SklLRWUyNDFqUT09 (ID: 820 7494 6518 / Pass: VAN-PAH)
Sunday, November 29
No events listed.
Monday, November 30
No events listed.
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December 2020
Tuesday, December 1
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: Bonaparte’s Retreat + Lay Low recap / Instructor: Jim / DJ: Jim
We may not be able to get together to dance at this time, but we can still dance together.  At the same time.  Socially distanced but in synch.  Join us on the Zoom video conference system — install it on your phone, tablet, or laptop (it’s free), call into the “meeting”, and set your device where you can see other people dancing.  (You may also be able to cast to a TV and set your device in front of it.)  Jim will DJ a bunch of our Tuesday night favorites, and we can all dance — or have a beverage and just watch, and use Zoom’s chat feature.  We will also try to add a lesson into the mix.  A 6x6 space would be best, but you may be able to work with a smaller space than that.  (NOTE: if you will be dancing on carpet, you’ve got to have slick-soled shoes or you might hurt your knees or ankles.  It’s a lot different from dancing on a wood floor.)
Here is the link to the meeting.  Go into Gallery Mode so you can see everyone who is in the meeting. Oh, and be sure to Start Video so we can see you, too.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/181948351?pwd=KzN0ZEI1YW8yNlczQm1zYXJudnlvZz09 (if you end up needing a password: 522008)
Wednesday, December 2
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social TBD
Online via Zoom (from Vancouver, BC), 7:30–9:00 pm
VML’s Virtual Hump Day Social.  We all are missing each other and look forward to those who are able to join us.  Gear up, leather, rubber or even puppy gear.  Join us at https://zoom.us/j/91986429352?pwd=REdPNFc2cEdDS2lBRVVTVlF5cmkrQT09 (ID: 919 8642 9352 / Pass: 930462)
Thursday, December 3
LeatherwomenBad Girls New Member Orientation and Safety & Etiquette Workshop
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 6:30–8:30 pm
Bad Girls invites those interested in membership to join us for an afternoon of food, fun, and socializing.  Current Bad Girls members are invited to attend and bring your friends who are interested in joining.  Bad Girls is a social and educational club open to self-identified women age 18 and older.  (You decide whether the club is for you; more details are on our front page.)  During the Safety & Etiquette portion of the afternoon, we will cover the basics of BDSM safety and talk about community etiquette and protocol.  Attendance at both halves of the workshop, and payment of dues, enable you to join Bad Girls.
Quarterly event: March, June, September, December.
PuppiesWorkshopPup Crafters Workshop
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–10:00 pm
Bi-weekly Crafting Meetup.  Are you a crafter?  Interested in learning something?  Just want to be social while we create?  Feel free to join us to hang out and just get some work done.  Join SEA-PAH Secretary Ashe to hang out and relax!  Zoom information will be posted the day of.  18+ event
Friday, December 4
Country-Western DanceCentury Ballroom Line Dance Class CANCELLED
By now you’ve probably heard the latest from Gov. Inslee, that there can no longer be indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household; so we are on break from classes until (fingers crossed) the week of December 14.  We’ll post the next schedule in December once we know if the date of the 14th looks promising.
Country-Western DanceVirtual LGBT Line Dance Explosion
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 8:00–10:30 pm (lessons @ 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm)
Stomptown will be observing Oregon’s “Pause” and moving our dance to Zoom-only.  Please stay safe, and we hope to see in you in person soon when the situation improves!
This week: TBD, plus recap of TBD.  DJ Jennifer.
LeatherSeattle Men in Leather Friday Social: Pictures With Santa
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 8:00–10:00 pm
Join us on Friday night for an online version of SML’s 1st Friday Leather Social.  We will use the Zoom video conference system, complete with breakout rooms so smaller groups can chat more easily.  Gear up, grab yourself a beverage (adult or otherwise), and join us for some quality leathermen time.  Gear It Up!  This is a *leather* (and such) social, so it’s time to break some gear out of the closet and drawers and bins — something casual, or full BLUF formal, if you like.  Rubber, puppy, uniform, whatever floats your kink boat that night!  Bigger screens are better, of course (we’re all size queens in our way!), so if you have a tablet or laptop, that’s better than a phone.  And if you can cast to your TV, so much the better.)
Zoom link will be provided to SML members via email and in the Facebook on the day of the event.
Special this month: Pictures With Santa.  Dress up in some fun and festive gear and we will provide some leather holiday Zoom backgrounds for us to all use, and we will take screenshots.  Don’t forget the frosted sugar cookies!
Saturday, December 5
BearsNorthwest Bears Board Meeting
Details unknown (Seattle), 3:30–5:30 pm
All club members are invited to attend the board of directors’ monthly planning meeting.  Come and share your ideas, or just listen in on what your club is up to.
STATUS UNKNOWN.  Could occur online.
BearsBearracuda — Seattle Virtual Party
Online via TBD (from Seattle), 9:00 pm–12:00 am / $10 suggested donation (split between the event staff; Venmo @ Lumbertwink or PayPal)
DJs Mateo Segade and Matt Stands.  Butt Contest @ 10:30 pm.  Visit Facebook event or Bearrucda event web page day-of for the video conference link.
Sunday, December 6
LeatherKnights of Mantra–Jet Chapter Meeting
Online via TBD (from Seattle), 2:00 pm
Knights of Mantra meet online on the first Sunday of every month.  Contact the Knights of Mantra at kofmjetchapter@gmail.com for details.
Monday, December 7
LeatherSeattle Men in Leather Board
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–8:30 pm
Monthly board meeting, only SML members may attend.  Contact president@seattlemeninleather.org for details and the Zoom meeting ID.
Tuesday, December 8
LeatherwomenKinky Women’s Munch
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm
Our monthly munch is for self-identified women interested in meeting others in the BDSM and kink communities.  (You decide whether we’re the group for you; more information on our front page.)  Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/272007983?pwd=Wm1ReFRld2o1b2RWZnBuSEVqeGEwdz09
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: Take U Home + Bonaparte’s Retreat recap / Instructor: TBD / DJ: Jim
We may not be able to get together to dance at this time, but we can still dance together.  At the same time.  Socially distanced but in synch.  Join us on the Zoom video conference system — install it on your phone, tablet, or laptop (it’s free), call into the “meeting”, and set your device where you can see other people dancing.  (You may also be able to cast to a TV and set your device in front of it.)  Jim will DJ a bunch of our Tuesday night favorites, and we can all dance — or have a beverage and just watch, and use Zoom’s chat feature.  We will also try to add a lesson into the mix.  A 6x6 space would be best, but you may be able to work with a smaller space than that.  (NOTE: if you will be dancing on carpet, you’ve got to have slick-soled shoes or you might hurt your knees or ankles.  It’s a lot different from dancing on a wood floor.)
Here is the link to the meeting.  Go into Gallery Mode so you can see everyone who is in the meeting. Oh, and be sure to Start Video so we can see you, too.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/181948351?pwd=KzN0ZEI1YW8yNlczQm1zYXJudnlvZz09 (if you end up needing a password: 522008)
Wednesday, December 9
LeatherEverett Leather Alliance Social
Online via Zoom, 7:00–9:00 pm
Everett Leather Alliance Members, friends, allies and community!   We are getting together online again for the month of May.  Come hang out with your favorite Leather crowd for some fun Karaoke times!  Now, we have some pretty awesome singers in this group, but don’t let that keep you on the sidelines, this is all about getting together for a few hours with all ourleather friends and having a bit of fun.  So grab that brush (aka microphone) +plus your favorite drink and meet us for some virtual musical fun and leather friendship.  Zoom link available on Fetlife event page.
Theme: TBD
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social TBD
The Junction (1138 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 7:30–9:00 pm
VML’s Virtual Hump Day Social.  We all are missing each other and look forward to those who are able to join us.  Gear up, leather, rubber or even puppy gear.  Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9081907204
Thursday, December 10
Hanukkah Begins
Country-Western DanceRain Country Board Meeting
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–8:00 pm
Directions/RSVP: info@raincountrydance.org
The monthly business meeting for Rain Country, the Seattle-area GLBTQ country-western dance club.  All members are welcome to attend.  (RSVP so we can get you the Zoom meeting invite.)
Friday–Sunday, December 11–13
LeatherWorkshopVirtual CLAW 7
Online via Zoom (from Cleveland) / $20 and up
Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend presents its monthly set of workshops, parties, and more, keeping the leather community rolling forward during the ongoing lockdown.
Friday: Meet & Greet, 3:00–6:00 pm (times converted from Eastern timezone) TBD
Saturday: Workshops, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (see schedule for details) TBD
Cigar Social, 4:00–6:00 pm
Gear Party, 6:00–9:00 pm
Saturday: Workshops, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (see schedule for details) TBD
Cigar Social and Raffle Drawing, 4:00–6:00 pm
Friday, December 11
Country-Western DanceCentury Ballroom Line Dance Class CANCELLED
By now you’ve probably heard the latest from Gov. Inslee, that there can no longer be indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household; so we are on break from classes until (fingers crossed) the week of December 14.  We’ll post the next schedule in December once we know if the date of the 14th looks promising.
Country-Western DanceVirtual LGBT Line Dance Explosion
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 8:00–10:30 pm (lessons @ 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm)
Stomptown will be observing Oregon’s “Pause” and moving our dance to Zoom-only.  Please stay safe, and we hope to see in you in person soon when the situation improves!
This week: TBD, plus recap of TBD.  DJ Jennifer.
PuppyPuppy/Pet Movie Social
Online via Netflix Party (from Portland), 8:00–11:00 pm
Instead of a social this month, PDX PAH will be bringing you a Netflix Party!  Everyone in the party can watch the same movie at the same time and chat with each other on the same screen.  We will be selecting a themed movie in the upcoming weeks and posting updates on here.  Requests are welcome!  Last month we had time for two movies and we plan to do the same this month.  First movie will start shortly after 8:00 pm, the second following a short intermission.  Most movies run about 90 minutes, so expect to see the second movie start around 9:30–9:45 pm.  You can download the extension for free and follow the instructions to get it all set up.  You will also need Chrome and a Netflix account; if you don’t have an account yet, Netflix offers a free 30-day subscription that you can cancel at anytime.  So snuggle up in front of the computer with your snacks, drinks, and blankets, and get ready for a relaxing night with all of us!  Netflix Party extension info: https://www.netflixparty.com/
PuppyPuppy Meet-n-Sniff Social
Online via TBD (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm
Every month, SEA-PAH gets together at our Social, to unwind and socialize with old friends, packmates, and meet new members who may become old friends and packmates.  This is one of our highest-attended events and sees Pups and Handlers of all types coming together to chat, dance, and howl away at the moon all night long.  Link to be provided day of.  Join us and shake your tail with SEA-PAH every month!
Saturday, December 12
PuppySEA-PAH Board Meeting
Online via Google Meet (from Seattle), 10:30 am
Take this opportunity to join your board of Directors for SEA-PAH’s monthly Board Meeting and take an active role in your community.  This is, hands-down, the best way to know what is currently happening in the SEA-PAH community and to offer your ideas and input for future plans and events!  Important!  Since this meeting will be using Google, please take care to edit your username to your liking prior to joining the meeting!  This is an 18+ event.
PuppyPuppy Mosh
Online via TBD (from Seattle), 2:00–5:00 pm
Our public mosh is a great way to let out your inner puppy and socialize with other pups and handlers.  We have moved to online for the for now.  But don’t worry its still a lot of fun.  Come say Hi and meet some new pets and handlers.  Link to be provided day of.  This event is 18+.
PansexualOwners & Slaves Discussion Group
location unknown (Seattle area), 3:00–5:00 pm
Owner/slave Group meetings and events are open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and has an interest in Owner/slave relationships, Master/slave relationships, Ownership/property relationships, or other Power Differential relationships that are entered into by consenting adults as a lifestyle choice.  One need not be in a relationship to attend.  Each month we have a topic to facilitate discussion.  We do not expect that the discussion will stay on topic and it rarely does.
STATUS UNKNOWN.  Could occur online, no details available.
PansexualMAsT: 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: It is the last month of the year and what a year it has been.  Let’s reflect and take a moment to share what we have struggled with, how we grew, what we learned and what we are grateful for this year.  This year has tested all of us but I’d like to hope that we have all grown because of it.  Lots of love to you all and I hope we end the year with all of you lovely people.
Sunday, December 13
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Salem Meeting
Online via TBD (from Salem, OR), 1:00–3:00 pm
MAsT: Salem is a pansexual group that meets monthly for education about, discussion of, and support in power exchange relationships.  If you would like to attend, make a point of introducing yourself to either SilentType or LilMissAnjelle.  If we don’t know you, it’s almost certain you won’t be invited.  We try to respect the privacy of our fellow attendees.  It is not a “drop in” event, so please do arrive no later than the end of the gathering time.  If that is not possible for you, please wait for the next meeting.  If you would like to bring a snack (for yourself or to share) or drinks (for yourself or to share) feel free to do so.  Location details will be provided when we respond to the RSVP’ed folks.  Regarding RSVP: We try to respond to RSVPs no later than a week before the meeting.  If you RSVP in the last week before the meeting, please send a message as well because we will probably be more sporadic in checked to be sure that everyone is attended to.  Included in the RSVP response will be the topic and the location.
This month: TBD
PuppyZoomies!
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 2:00–5:00 pm
We all need a little bit of casual socializing where there is no pressure to mosh, play games, or do anything in particular.  Join us for Zoomies, a chill decompression at the end of the month to chat with other pets while you go about your normal day, play video games, work on some art projects, or just roll around in bed on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
LeatherRose City Cigar Social
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 3:00–5:00 pm
Rose City Leaf & Leather is a group for cigar beginners and enthusiasts.  It doesn’t matter if you are a cigar expert or you just like the smell, a seasoned bootblack or just wanting to learn — all are welcome.
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Seattle
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 4:00–5:30 pm
MAsT meetings are open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and has an interest in Master/slave relationships, Ownership/property relationships, or other Power Differential relationships that are entered into by consenting adults as a lifestyle choice.  Any relationship combination of sexual orientation is welcome to attend.  One need not be in a relationship to attend.  Note that our meetings are for the private use of those attending.  We do not allow recording or use of anything said in our meetings to be repeated in any way or by any method of communication.
This month: TBD
Monday, December 14
LeatherwomenSeattle Women in Leather Social and Meeting
Detials unknown (Seattle)
Seattle Women in Leather is committed to education, mentorship, and involvement throughout the community at large.  We are focused on building and strengthening the women’s community through camaraderie and charitable actions.  We are an inclusive, safe space for individuals to express themselves in a positive manner through substantial service.  Outside food is allowed, but outside beverages are not.
STATUS UNKNOWN.  Could occur online, but no info available.
Tuesday, December 15
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: Redneck Angel + Take U Home recap / Instructor: TBD / DJ: Jim
Line Dance Step Sheets and Videos: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/TBD.aspx
We may not be able to get together to dance at this time, but we can still dance together.  At the same time.  Socially distanced but in synch.  Join us on the Zoom video conference system — install it on your phone, tablet, or laptop (it’s free), call into the “meeting”, and set your device where you can see other people dancing.  (You may also be able to cast to a TV and set your device in front of it.)  Jim will DJ a bunch of our Tuesday night favorites, and we can all dance — or have a beverage and just watch, and use Zoom’s chat feature.  We will also try to add a lesson into the mix.  A 6x6 space would be best, but you may be able to work with a smaller space than that.  (NOTE: if you will be dancing on carpet, you’ve got to have slick-soled shoes or you might hurt your knees or ankles.  It’s a lot different from dancing on a wood floor.)
Here is the link to the meeting.  Go into Gallery Mode so you can see everyone who is in the meeting.  Oh, and be sure to Start Video so we can see you, too.  https://zoom.us/j/181948351
Wednesday, December 16
BearsCigar Bear Night
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 5:00–10:00 pm
Details TBD
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social TBD
Online via Zoom (from Vancouver, BC), 7:30–9:00 pm
VML’s Virtual Hump Day Social.  We all are missing each other and look forward to those who are able to join us.  Gear up, leather, rubber or even puppy gear.  Join us at https://zoom.us/j/91986429352?pwd=REdPNFc2cEdDS2lBRVVTVlF5cmkrQT09 (ID: 919 8642 9352 / Pass: 930462)
Thursday, December 17
PuppiesWorkshopPup Crafters Workshop
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00-10:00 pm
Bi-weekly Crafting Meetup.  Are you a crafter?  Interested in learning something?  Just want to be social while we create?  Feel free to join us to hang out and just get some work done.  Join SEA-PAH Secretary Ashe to hang out and relax!  Zoom information will be posted the day of.  18+ event
Leather3rd Thursday Leather Social
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 8:00–10:00 pm
Join us on Thursday night for an online version of SML’s 3rd Thursday Leather Social.  We will use the Zoom video conference system, complete with breakout rooms so smaller groups can chat more easily.  Gear up, grab yourself a beverage (adult or otherwise), and join us for some quality leathermen time.  Gear It Up!  This is a *leather* (and such) social, so it’s time to break some gear out of the closet and drawers and bins — something casual, or full BLUF formal, if you like.  Rubber, puppy, uniform, whatever floats your kink boat that night!  Bigger screens are better, of course (we’re all size queens in our way!), so if you have a tablet or laptop, that’s better than a phone.  And if you can cast to your TV, so much the better.)
Zoom link will be provided to SML members via email and in the Facebook on the day of the event.
Friday, December 18
Hanukkah Ends
Country-Western DanceCentury Ballroom Line Dance Class TBD
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 5:30–6:30 pm / $20 (10 student limit, must sign up on web site)
Slowly we begin, step by step, to enter into the world of movement together.  We also reached out to the state directly for guidance and we feel ready now to begin safely.   It will take all of us to remain healthy and safe and this is what we are doing and what you can do to help.
What we are doing…
- Socially distant dance “spaces” are marked on the floor
- Hand sanitizer is in the hall and at the entrance into the space
- Restrooms are unlocked so that no codes are needed
- We utilize both the window fans and standing fans throughout the space
- There will be 30 minutes in between each class so that we may sanitize the areas of use
- Class size is limited to five couples or 10 people for solo classes
- The building’s exterior doors are locked.  We will let you in five minutes before class
What we ask of you...
- Partners must be from the same household/bubble
- You will fill out a Waiver/Statement of being symptom-free, each day of class
- We will take your temperature at the door
- Masks must be worn at all times — including during class.
No details available about what will be taught.
LeatherwomenBad Girls Third Friday Discussion
Online via Zoom (from 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 (except August and December).
Topic: TBD.  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98102391151?pwd=azEwZjFOQmFXb0FKZEdFdU5UQk81UT09 (ID: 981 0239 1151 / Password: 3fd4ever)
Country-Western DanceVirtual LGBT Line Dance Explosion
Dance with Joy Studios (8051 SE 16th Ave., Portland), 8:00–10:00 pm (lessons @ 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm)
We’ll have very generous 8 ft spacing (beyond the 6 ft minimum), five separate bathrooms, and otherwise the space meets or exceeds all OHA requirements.  The Dance With Joy ballroom has a spacious wood dance floor that is easy on the knees and spins like a dream!  There will be a maximum of 12 dancers per night in order to meet the social distancing requirements.  Masks or face shields are required.  We will have masks available at the dance.  We will have reusable water bottles for sale (plus Stomptown stickers!) but you are encouraged to bring your own. We have a water bottle filling station.  We now accept contactless payments by Venmo, Paypal, Zelle ,and credit card.   We can accept cash but we cannot offer change.  If the amount is prohibitive for anyone, we have scholarships available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Since there is a cap of 12 dancers, it is first come, first served but you can preregister to reserve your spot by email.  Can’t make it in person?  We still want to see your beautiful face! Join us by Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/449604231, and free).  We’ll be streaming the lesson and line dances afterwards.
This week: TBD.  DJ Jennifer.
PuppyPDX PAH Movie Night
Onnline via Zoom (from Portland), 8:00–11:00 pm
Movie night!  Get on your couch or into your crate.  Get a big bowl of popcorn.  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88005779194?pwd=Q3lsam4vMGdDY3JIK1pRQ1k0VnhsQT09 (ID: 880 0577 9194 / Passcode: 930759)
Saturday, December 19
PuppyPDX PAH Board Meeting
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 1:30–3:00 pm
Have a say in how your pack is run.  Each board meeting we make plans for the future of the club.  We dedicate a portion of our time to allow for comments and ideas from our members.  Also, we have a pretty fun board.
PuppyPDX PAH Puppy Mosh: Digital Mosh
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 3:30–6:00 pm
We had a great turnout in April and are excited to bring back the digital mosh for May!   Come in all your favorite gear, bring your chew toys along, and munch on treats and snacks.   You can even wear the spiky collars and shoes that you can’t at our regular moshes!   We will be using Zoom, a video chat platform that allows up to 100 users to tune in at a time.  All you need is a computer or phone that allows you to tune in; if you don’t have a video camera or mic, you can still chat with folks and see what is happening on the screen.  This format also lets you create a custom username so people can see you by your pet or scene name instead of a legal name.  Notes:
1) Please wear bar-friendly gear.  Tail plugs are ok.
2) This will be a strictly 18+ event.
3) Please refrain from heavier BDSM and sexual play.  While we are all adults, not everyone is comfortable seeing that and you never know who may be tuning in on their lunch break.  Fetish gear, restraints, and light play are okay.
4) While we love squeaky toys and barks and howls, please be mindful of getting them too close to your mics.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81231881503?pwd=TFpseTV5Zk55bVdhcENlTno4RjM0UT09 (ID: 812 3188 1503 / Passcode: 639102)
Sunday, December 20
LeatherBlackout Leather Productions Board Meeting
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 12:00 noon TBD
WorkshopPLA Workshop
Online via TBD (from Portland), 1:30–3:30 pm / $15
Anyone interested in the BDSM 101 classes contact Mistress Valhalla directly on FetLife. TBD via Catalyst
PuppySEA-PAH Walkies
TBD (Seattle), 2:00–4:00 pm TBD
Walkies are our social events, targeted to anyone in the community who wants to hang with us pups in a fun environment.  Each month we will have something new to try and enjoy.  Past Walkies have included bowling nights, movie nights, go-kart racing, and karaoke.  There is nothing better than good food and conversation among friends.
This month: TBD
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Portland Discussion Group
Details unknown (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.
Monday, December 21
No events listed.
Tuesday, December 22
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: TBD + Redneck Angel recap / Instructor: Jim / DJ: Jim
Line Dance Step Sheets and Videos: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/TBD.aspx
We may not be able to get together to dance at this time, but we can still dance together.  At the same time.  Socially distanced but in synch.  Join us on the Zoom video conference system — install it on your phone, tablet, or laptop (it’s free), call into the “meeting”, and set your device where you can see other people dancing.  (You may also be able to cast to a TV and set your device in front of it.)  Jim will DJ a bunch of our Tuesday night favorites, and we can all dance — or have a beverage and just watch, and use Zoom’s chat feature.  We will also try to add a lesson into the mix.  A 6x6 space would be best, but you may be able to work with a smaller space than that.  (NOTE: if you will be dancing on carpet, you’ve got to have slick-soled shoes or you might hurt your knees or ankles.  It’s a lot different from dancing on a wood floor.)
Here is the link to the meeting.  Go into Gallery Mode so you can see everyone who is in the meeting.  Oh, and be sure to Start Video so we can see you, too.  https://zoom.us/j/181948351
Wednesday, December 23
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social CANCELLED
The Junction (1138 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 6:00–10:00 pm
Every Wednesday VML members get together and socialize for our Hump Day Leather Social.  The Junction has a $10 wing and beer special or $14 burger and beer.  If you can’t make it early, we usually head over to The Pumpjack Pub for some pool and beverages around 8:00 pm.  Feel free to bring a friend or two, all are welcome!
Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve
No events listed.
Friday, December 25
Christmas
Country-Western DanceCentury Ballroom Line Dance Class TBD
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 5:30–6:30 pm / $20 (10 student limit, must sign up on web site)
Slowly we begin, step by step, to enter into the world of movement together.  We also reached out to the state directly for guidance and we feel ready now to begin safely.   It will take all of us to remain healthy and safe and this is what we are doing and what you can do to help.
What we are doing…
- Socially distant dance “spaces” are marked on the floor
- Hand sanitizer is in the hall and at the entrance into the space
- Restrooms are unlocked so that no codes are needed
- We utilize both the window fans and standing fans throughout the space
- There will be 30 minutes in between each class so that we may sanitize the areas of use
- Class size is limited to five couples or 10 people for solo classes
- The building’s exterior doors are locked.  We will let you in five minutes before class
What we ask of you...
- Partners must be from the same household/bubble
- You will fill out a Waiver/Statement of being symptom-free, each day of class
- We will take your temperature at the door
- Masks must be worn at all times — including during class.
No details available about what will be taught.
Country-Western DanceVirtual LGBT Line Dance Explosion TBD
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 8:00–10:30 pm (lessons @ 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm)
We’re hoping to be a bit more social and connection-oriented this time around, and we’ll try out some social breaks to catch up with each other and chat about things between dances.  So even if you don’t feel like dancing, drop in to say hello!  Before the dance you can check out our website, stomptown.org, and see a list of our common dances with teaching videos and step sheets on the “Instructions” page.  DJ Ra will be spinning your favorite line dances, and you can join in by video from your living room!  Join us on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/449604231.
This week: TBD
Saturday, December 26
Kwanzaa Begins
WorkshopNorth West Cigar Social
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 3:00–5:00 pm
North West Cigar Society is a group for cigar lovers both beginners and enthusiasts.  It doesn’t matter if you are seasoned smoker, you love the smell, or you just enjoy the way cigar smoke dances through the air — you are all welcome.
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This information is aimed especially at the Seattle gay male leather community.  Some events are included which might be seen as non-gay, non-male, and/or non-leather; they are included due to the perceived breadth of people who may visit this web page and the crossover nature of events of those types with the gay male leather community.
About Out-of-Town Events: These events are listed below a green line for each date, and include both events throughout the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia) and larger-scope national events (especially those which will be attended by some members of Seattle Men in Leather).  For out-of-Seattle events, we typically only list the most prominent ones (socials, board meetings, and the like).  Activity listings for those groups and those regions may provide a broader listings of events.
About Bear, Rodeo, CW Dance, etc., Events: As above, we pick and choose which of these events to include.  All Seattle-area events are included, but only prominent regional and national events are listed.  (As a rule of thumb, we list board meetings and events at leather bars, but not munches, non-leather dances, etc.)  Activity listings for those groups and those regions may provide a broader listings of events.
About Pansexual and Workshop Events: Also included in the calendar are a selection of events primarily aimed at the kinky straight or pansexual community, but appropriate for or welcoming of gay male (and GLBTQ) leatherfolk. Typically, these are workshops which are not specifically heterosexually themed, but a fewplay parties and weekend events are also included where appropriate. Keeping in mind the gay male leather intent behind this calendar, we list events which have an obvious attraction for and are clearly welcoming of the gay male leather crowd.  (Many “pansexual” events really have nothing to recommend them to gay male leatherfolk: we might not be turned away, but why would we attend?)  Decisions about what to list are informed by the text and imagery of websites and event announcements; if you feel that your event truly should be of interest to gay male leatherfolk and is not currently being listed, please contact us (and check the text and imagery you make available).
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Send your event details to us. We will try to list all leather/fetish events expected to be of interest to the GLBTQ leather community, including both one-time events and recurring ones.  Include the event name, date, time, location, cost for the event, and contact info, plus a short description if available.  Deadline for sending items to be included in the weekly e-mail version of the calendar is Monday at 6:00 pm (Pacific time).  Items and corrections provided at other times will be inserted into the online calendar as they are received (and as we have time).
Disclaimer #1: SoundsKinky is not responsible for either the events listed here nor for the accuracy of the information included.  We apologize if we fail to include your event, but we’re only human.  Sometimes events, vacations, work, and life get in the way.  And you darn well better get it to us before the deadline if you want it in the listings!
Disclaimer #2: Seattle Men in Leather (SML) includes events from other organizations on this list as a service to the community.  Only events which are specifically hosted by Seattle Men in Leather qualify for the SML activity rewards program.
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