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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)

 

August 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   
     
   
   
         
   
Country-Western DanceOutDancing CANCELLED
PansexualSSLA Party CANCELLED
   
LeatherLURE (PDX) CANCELLED
           
         
     
 
   
   

 

Square DancingPuddletown Board
September 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
   
MenFuckFest CANCELLED
   
     

 

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 us to have your events listed.
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Sunday, August 2
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, August 3
WorkshopSome of the Demos!
Private location in Seattle, 6:00–7:30 pm / $15 (buy in advance)
Presented by Max.  This is a highly interactive event, mostly comprised of demos on attendee volunteers.  It provides a safe and informal space to observe, experience, learn, and discuss a number of kink activities.  After a brief introduction covering scene dynamics, negotiation and safety, volunteers have opportunities to bottom to Max for demos which may include:
• Rope bondage
• Electrical toys — violet wands, TENS/ErosTek, stun guns and zappers
• Needles / temporary piercing
• Pressure points
• Floggers
• Singletail whips
• Canes
• D/S and service dynamics
• Leather & metal bondage (including hoods)
• Cages
• Erotic hypnosis
Each demo will include some time for a debrief and Q&A.  This is a great workshop for anyone curious about kink, as it’s an unusual opportunity to see many different types of play up close and personal.  It’s also valuable for more experienced kinksters who would like to see a professional demonstration.  And it’s a great opportunity to meet Max and to do a demo scene with him, of course.  This workshop assumes no previous experience, and is appropriate for all genders and orientations.  You can bring a partner or a group of friends, but coming alone is completely comfortable and appropriate.  If you miss this workshop or want a deeper experience, Max also offers private instruction for bondage and many other BDSM techniques.  Class size is limited and preregistration is required.
This is an online event, modeled after the highly successful All The Demos event that has been running since 2014.   Max will have demo partners on-site, and you get to watch, learn, and interact remotely. Online event information will be shared with registered attendees.
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, August 4
LeatherwomenKinky Women’s Munch
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm
Our monthly munch is for women and gender expansive individuals who find home in women’s spaces.  We encourage you to join us in meeting others in the BDSM, kink, and Leather communities.  Those who do not meet these eligibility requirements are not invited to attend this event.  The club appreciates the compliance and support of our male supporters and community members, especially through financial donation and sponsorship.  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/272007983?pwd=Wm1ReFRld2o1b2RWZnBuSEVqeGEwdz09 (Meeting ID: 272 007 983 / password: badgirls!)
PansexualPortland Leather Alliance Board Meeting CANCELLED
No details available.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing @ Home
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: Lover Lover / 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, August 5
No events listed.
Thursday, August 6
LeatherOregon Leather Pride BBQ — Virtual Edition
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 6:00–8:00 pm
Every year Blackout Leather throws a picnic in the park to celebrate Leather Pride Week!  As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, we are bringing this year’s Leather Pride BBQ to you!  Join us on Zoom!  Dress up in your leathers, make yourself a snack, and come join us!  We’ll be answering questions about what’s next for BLP, check in with our fabulous Titleholders, and catching up on all the things we’ve missed since shutdown.  Come join us for some fun, safe catching up with one another!  Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99922594402
Friday, August 7
PuppyPuppy Meet-n-Sniff Social
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm
Directors Smokey (they/them) and Tec (they/them) invite you to join us for SEA-PAH's August Social!   While we can't be together in person, we can come together to share a glass of your choice of beverage, feel free to come in your gear but as always gear is admired not required.  (Zoom TOS and visual consent both apply.)
Country-Western DanceVirtual LGBT Line Dance Explosion
Dance With Joy Studios (8051 SE 16th Ave., Portland), 8:00–10:00 pm / $10–15
We’ll have very generous 8 ft spacing (beyond the 6ft 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: Counting Stars + MMMBop review.   DJ Jennifer
LeatherSeattle Men in Leather Friday Social
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.
Saturday, August 8
PuppySEA-PAH Board Meeting
Online via WebEx (from Seattle), 11:00 am
The SEA-PAH board meeting takes place immediately following the Mosh.  The board meetings are open to all members to attend, and comments/input is appreciated from all members that want to be involved with the organization.  WebEx link available to members in the SEA-PAH HOWL newsletter.
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism
Private location in Milwaukie, OR, 1:00–4:00 pm and 5:00–8:00 pm
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 camp outs 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: Social gatherings (two of them) in Milwaukie.  Join Mike, Reuben, and your OMEN friends for a few hours of safe socializing centered around their outdoor deck.  Food, fun, friends, and OMEN fellowship!
PuppyPuppy Mosh: Virtual Scavenger Hunt!
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 2:00–4:00 pm
Replacing our mosh this month.  Wanna play fetch?  Well, join Secretary Ashe and President Courtney Jo for a game of Virtual Scavenger Hunt!  Ashe and Courtney Jo will be giving prompts like, “Find something that can be used as a Leash” and points will be awarded for different categories!  There will be 5 different gift cards given as prizes for participants.  We will have gift certificates to: Doghouse, Babeland, and Fred Meyer (yes, the Handler is trying to be responsible!).  This event will be 18+ SFW attire and hosted on Zoom (link TBD).  If you have any questions please message Courtney Jo or Ashe on Telegram!
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.
STAUS UNKNOWN.  Could occur online, no details available.
RubberToronto Rubbermen Social
Online via Zoom (from Toronto), 4:00–7:00 pm
Toronto Rubbermen are hosting an online Rubber Social every Saturday; you don’t have to be local to Toronto to attend.  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4168572555
Sunday, August 9
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Salem Meeting
Online via Zoom (from Salem, OR), 1:00–3:3- 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: Paying it Forward, Redux.  We are going to revisit and continue our discussion from last month, since technical troubles may have prevented some from joining our discussion about how we, as M/s and Leatherfolk, “pay forward” the knowledge entrusted to us by those who came before.  Who has mentored you?  What did they teach or show you that you treasure most?  What is your responsibility for sharing your knowledge and experiences with others?
LeatherwomenBad Girls New Member Orientation and Safety & Etiquette Workshop DARK
Quarterly event: March, June, September, December.
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.  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/111066207?pwd=bHBpZEZmREVWNE5hMU1vUUl6dGZ4UT09
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Seattle
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 4:00–5:50 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.  (July meeting occurred, so will probably happen.)
Monday, August 10
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.
WorkshopPortland Rope Arts Group
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm / make a donation to Catalyst
The Portland Rope Arts Group promotes education and the exchange of knowledge about rope bondage.  We tried this before with limited success, but now it is time to try again to do a video conference via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86983643925?pwd=SjIrKytWM0VQVUFpZjJVanRVN1FDZz09 (Meeting ID: 869 8364 3925 / Passcode: 909156)
Tuesday, August 11
LeatherwomenKinky Women’s Munch MOVED
Moved to August 4.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing @ Home
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: Back It Up + Lover Lover 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, August 12
WorkshopLeather Care Skill Share
Online (via Zoom, from Seattle), 5:00–7:00 pm
Join your 2019/2020 WA State Bootblack, Cinder “Underdog” Welpe and your 2018 Seattle Leather Daddy, Nightcat for the fourth edition of their Leather Care Skill Share!   We’ll break out our leathers and care for them together, going over technique and products.  Come and spend time socializing and loving on your gear!  This event is 18+.  Please keep it *SFW* or turn your camera off while participating.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Board Meeting
Oline (via Zoom, from Seattle), 7:00–8:30 pm
Directions/RSVP: info@raincountrydance.org
The monthly business meeting for Rain Country, the Puget Sound GLBTQ country-western dance club.   All members are welcome to attend.  (RSVP so we can get you the Zoom meeting invite.)
LeatherEverett Leather Alliance Social
Online via Zoom (from Everett), 7:00–9:00 pm
For the month of August we come together to craft a moving forward path.  We will be discussing:
• Official Black Lives Matter statement from Everett Leather Alliance and all its members
• Collection/Waving of dues for 2020
• New Board (online) elections
• How do we continue to support our community members
• The role of ELA in the community and for its members
We invite all members of ELA to join us, those who have have attended every meeting and those we haven’t seen in a while.  We invite all members of the Leather community and beyond to join us in continuing the efforts of this Leather organization.  Each one of our members presence and voice is not just unique; but important and valued.  There is a path forward and together, as we have done countless times in the past, we can do it again.  We are stronger, together.
Thursday, August 13
Square DancingPuddletown Squares Board Meeting
Location TBD (Seattle), 6:30–8:30 pm
WorkshopDoghouse Leathers Workshop
Doghouse Leathers (715 E Pike St., Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm
This month: TBD, presented by TBD.  Limited attendance available for the workshop, so contact Doghouse Leathers on Facebook or at (206) 257–0231 for details.
Friday–Sunday, August 14–16
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Run CANCELLED
Cancelled due to social distancing requirements.  We are hopeful to have a September campout.
Friday, August 14
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)
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
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/
Saturday, August 15
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/87697865948?pwd=R0FNUFNXVGh4WDZxaDFiZmRsYjRpdz09 TBD
Meeting ID: 876 9786 5948 / Password: 009508
LeatherLeatherman’s Discussion Group
H.I.M. Offices (1033 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 5:00 pm TBD
Hey folks, just want to invite anyone who would like to attend to the Vancouver Leathermen’s Discussion Group!  Hosted by Hugh Mitchell and Health Initiative for Men (HIM), it’s the chance to discuss a range of topics and is an open space for everyone from curious to serious!  A great opportunity to learn, chat and connect!  This month: TBD
STATUS UNKNOWN: Could occur online, no info available.
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism
Rooster Rock State Park (eats of Gresham, OR), 10:00 am–6:00 pm
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 camp outs 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: Another Rooster Rock gathering.  Sand Island invasion!  Grab your picnic lunch and gear and head on down for another full day nude beach event.
WorkshopKinky Klass
Out and About (327 W Lewis St., Pasco), 7:00–8:00 pm
Come hang out at the Out and About with the House of Boromoy as they teach educational courses on a large number of BDSM topics.  Presented by Bormoy and amari, Washington State Master/slave 2018 and Northwest Master/slave 2019!  After the class, hang out and socialize with the community.
This month: TBD
LeatherDungeon Men PDX Dungeon Party CANCELLED
The August dungeon party is cancelled.  Obviously covid is the reason.  Once our county moves to Phase 3 of Washington’s reopening plan we will consider restarting them.  We are currently in Phase 2 and the governor has frozen all counties in their current phase indefinitely.  Once we do reopen, we will do everything possible to make it a safe place to be.  We will have hand sanitizer, Lysol, antibacterial soap and we will be exploring things like how to make your favorite jock into a mask.  We will also be encouraging everyone to consider any underlying health risk that might make it too risky for them to attend.  We certainly do miss all of you and hope to see you soon.
MenUndergear CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
PuppyPup/Pet/Handler Social
Lumberyard (9619 16th Ave SW, Seattle), 9:00 pm–1:00 am
Hey pups, pets, handlers and friends of all of those.  This is a re-occurring quarterly social in White Center.  Bring your hoods and your tails at let’s play chase the stick at the Lumberyard!
Quarterly event: occurs in February, May, August, and November.
Sunday, August 16
PuppySEA-PAH Walkies
On;ine via Zoom (from Seattle), 2:00–4:00 pm
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: Walkies Lambert House Ice Cream Social.  Join Nightcat for an ice cream and milk shake social with special guest Brandon from Lambert House.  Come socialize for a bit learn more about our beneficiary Lambert House.  Brandon started off as a youth going to Lambert house from 2006 to 2008.  He started giving back in 2014 and has been working there ever since.  Come hear about Brandon’s journey ad learn more about Lambert house and its future.
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Portland Discussion Group
Location TBD (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.
WorkshopLeatherwomenUnlearning White Fragility in Leather
Online via Zoom (from Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm / $10 (pay online, indicate event name)
Women and gender expansive individuals* who find home in women’s spaces are invited to attend!  Those who do not meet these eligibility requirements are not invited to attend this event.  The club appreciates the compliance and support of our male supporters and community members, especially through financial donation and sponsorship.
Racism is a problem in leather communities, including the M/s community, just like it is everywhere else in the US.  Dialogue is an important step to begin to unpack and address the harms of white supremacy, but sometimes white people need a little help to get ready for those conversations.  If you are a white person who is uncomfortable talking about race, is scared you might say something racist, thinks you don’t see color, or just wants to be a better friend to your Black and brown partners and friends, please come!  This is an interactive space where it is okay to be raw and not-perfect.  We will discuss the concept of white fragility and practice exercises so we can better show up for the conversations we need to have in our communities.  The Rooks are nonbinary leatherdykes who love authority exchange.  Since 2011, they have been doing the hard rewarding work of crafting their 24/7 live-in M/s relationship.  They live in Oakland, California and flag hunter green.  slave rook (he/him or they/them) is collared property, a bootblack, a pup, and a boy.  He is the co-creator and illustrator of The Gender Book and the game Kinkopoly.  Master Rook (they/them) is a poet, a student of energetic embodiment, and a rough sex enthusiast.  They have written more than a million dirty words in books, anthologies, columns, and their own site, Sugarbutch.net.   The Rooks stay busy teaching at dozens of events and online at DsPlayground.com.   They have over 30 years of practice with D/s between them, and are honored to be Northwest Master and slave 2019.
Monday, August 17
No events listed.
Tuesday, August 18
LeatherQueer Leather Social
Escape Bar and Grill (9004 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm
Please join Steven Steinbock and others at our new venue the Escape Bar & Grill.  This event is now in its 5th year. The evening is designed for meeting and mingling with old friends and making new friends.  The Escape Bar & Grill offers affordable food and a full bar.  The menu is full of finger foods, entrees, sandwiches, soups and salads.  Vegetarian dishes are available as well as daily specials.  Also home of the Build Your own Mac & Cheese.  Remember there is the return of the Kinky Flea Market.  There will be clothing, gear, and toys, if you have something you would like to sell, please bring it.
PuppyVancouver Puppy Members Mosh CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing @ Home
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: TBD / 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, August 19
BearsCigar Bear Night
Smokey Joe’s (4411 Pacific Highway E, Fife), 5:00–10:00 pm
This will be a busy time of the month, but take a break from the normal festivities and come enjoy your cigars and/or pipes in the company of your fellow bear/cub/otters/critters.
LeatherMen Tying Men DARK
Men Tying Men meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the 2nd month of each quarter: February, May, August, and November.
QueerQUILTBAG Debauchery Night — A Queer Orgy & Panbang Party
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., Portland), 8:00 pm–12:00 midnight / $20 ($10 for members)
What does QUILTBAG mean?  Questioning; Queer / Unidentified; Unlabeled / Intersex / Lesbian / Transgender / Bisexual / Asexual / Gay; Genderqueer + everything else
Come out to Catalyst, your neighborhood living room with a dungeon, for a night of devious delights.  Tonight’s event will be focused on sexual exploration.  There will be games and porn to entice play.  Our safe sex kits and event monitors will be available around the space for any potential needs.  Light BDSM will be allowed such as spanking and light impact without toys.  If you’d like a $5 discount and a verification wristband, bring a valid STI test from within the past three (3) months.  Valid verification must include the following results (HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea).  Featuring Strip Cards Against Humanity — house sex deck with winning card choosing, with consent, who will remove items.  If you are not comfortable, the person to the left of you will be asked.
Thursday, August 20
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, August 21
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
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.
Country-Western DanceOutdancing CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
MenUnderwear Night
Lumber Yard (9619 16th Ave. SW, Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Join us the third Friday night of every month to show off your buns!  We all know you have some sexy underwear.  Come show it off.  Free clothes check provided.
Theme: TBD
Saturday, August 22
QueerSeattle Area Queer Kinkster Munch
Cupcake Royale (1111 E Pike S.t, Seattle), 12:30 noon–2:30 pm
Meet new friends and catch up with old ones!  We meet on the 4th Saturday of the month.  The main goal of this munch is to provide a safe and relaxed place for people who identify as Queer under the LGBTQIA umbrella to get together and talk about kinky queer stuff.
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism
Private location in NE Portland, 1:00–5:00 pm
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 camp outs 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: Afternoon social gathering in NE Portland!  Potluck, social area, hot tub, fire pit, and OMEN camnaraderie!  Join us for this leisure outdoor event.
WorkshopHypnokink Enthusiasts Group
Location TBD (Seattle), 2:00–4:00 pm / $10
Have you thought about including hypnosis in your kink or sex life?  Infinitely adaptable, you can use hypnosis to enhance arousal, do bondage without restraints, build fear play and mindf*ck scenes, strengthen D/s training, increase relaxation for sensual scenes, and much more!  Doors open for the Hypnokink Enthusiasts’ Group at 2:00 pm, and we start our programming at 2:15 pm with introductions, icebreaker activities, and demos.
Quarterly event: occurs in February, May, August, and November.
STATUS UNKNOWN TBD
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.
PansexualMAsT: South Sound
Tacoma Public Library Fern Hill Branch (765 S 84th St, 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
PansexualSouth Sound Leather Alliance Play Party CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
LeatherL.U.R.E. Fetish Gear Night CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
Sunday, August 23
PuppyPawz Playground DARK
MVR-PAH’s Salem mosh.  Next date unscheduled.
Monday, August 24
LeatherwomenBad Girls Board Meeting
Location TBD (Portland), 6:45–8:45 pm
All current Bad Girls members are invited to join us at our monthly board meeting.  We hope to see you there.
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, August 25
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing @ Home
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: TBD / 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, August 26
No events listed.
Thursday, August 27
No events listed.
Friday, August 28
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)
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, August 29
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism
Private location in Vancouver, WA, 1:00–4:00 pm and 5:00–8:00 pm
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 camp outs 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: Outdoor social gatherings (two of them) in Vancouver.  Sunbathing, hot tub, baclkyard fire pit, and live OMEN conversations!  Come join us for this relaxing event.
Sunday, August 30
No events listed.
Monday, August 31
No events listed.
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Tuesday, September 1
PansexualPortland Leather Alliance Board Meeting CANCELLED
No details available.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing @ Home
Online via Zoom (from Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm with lesson @ 7:30 pm
Lessons: TBD / 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, September 2
No events listed.
Thursday, September 3
LeatherwomenBad Girls New Member Orientation and Safety & Etiquette Workshop
Library at The Q Center (4115 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland), 2:30–4:30 pm TBD
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.
Friday, September 4
Country-Western DanceVirtual LGBT Line Dance Explosion
Dance With Joy Studios (8051 SE 16th Ave., Portland), 8:00–10:00 pm / $10–15
We’ll have very generous 8 ft spacing (beyond the 6ft 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
LeatherSeattle Men in Leather Friday Social
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.
Saturday, September 5
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism
Private location in TBD, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
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 camp outs 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: TBD
BearsNorthwest Bears Board Meeting
Location TBD (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.
RubberToronto Rubbermen Social
Online via Zoom (from Toronto), 4:00–7:00 pm
Toronto Rubbermen are hosting an online Rubber Social every Saturday; you don’t have to be local to Toronto to attend.  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4168572555
MenFuckFest CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
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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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