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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 olympto 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.
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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
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)

 

April 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Easter
         
PansexualKinkfest (PDX)      
 

   

 

MAY 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
   
           
       

 

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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April 2019
Thursday, April 18
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: MS/Plus Dancing DARK
Cancelled due to Easter Week celeberations.
Country-Western DancingVancouver Timberline Dance Society Dance DARK
No dancing due to Easter Week celebrations.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Board Meeting
Private location near Seattle University, 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 Rain Country members are invited to attend; please RSVP first, to ensure space is available.  Potluck snacks.
Leather3rd Thursday Leather Social
Diesel (1413 14th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–10:00 pm
Come socialize with Seattle Men in Leather.  Gear highly encouraged but not required for this event.  The sign in sheets are always on the corner of the beer rail just to the right as you enter the bar.
WorkshopAll The Demos!
Private location in Seattle, 7:00–10:00 pm / $35 (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.
Square DancingHeads to the Center Club Night
Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR), 7:30–9:30 pm
Advanced dancing.  Contact Scott Phillips (scottp@tplaza.org) ahead of time to confirm that a square will be there.
Friday–Sunday, April 19–21
PansexualKinkfest 2019
Portland Expo Center / $200 (discounts for PLA and reciprocal organizations, day passes and vendor passes available)
KinkFest is an annual, 3-day event celebrating sexual diversity, bdsm, fetish and leather communities.  There are numerous educational classes, evening play parties, and a large vendor mall filled with products and services from local and national leather, fetish and kink businesses.  KinkFest continues to focus effort on welcoming all facets of our diverse leather, BDSM, fetish and kink communities.  Kinkfest and the Portland Leather Alliance (PLA) encourage you to come and celebrate what we all share in common and to enjoy the rich tapestry of our varied culture.
Friday, April 19
LeatherwomenBad Girls Third Friday Discussion
Bare Bones Cafe (2908 SE Belmont St., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm
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.
Topic: Planning for Your Most Awesome (and Intentional) Event Season.  Kinkfest is coming, spring event season is here.  How are you gearing up?  Budgeting for new toys?  Budgeting for exhaustion and drop?  Let’s talk strategy!  Events allow us to engage in community on a larger scale, whether a few hours of a play party or a weekend convention.  How do we plan for this?  What resources do we bring to bear and what do we seek?  Whether planning public scenes with a partner or cruising for pickup play, how do we set ourselves up for success?  How do we plan for the end of the fun times and a return to every day?
Country-Western DanceCuff Country
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm (door) 7:15 pm (lesson) 8:00–10:00 pm (open dancing) / cover after 9:00 pm (no cover with Rain Country membership card)
Lesson: Midnight Waltz & Lonely Drum line dances / Instructor: Jim & Dave / DJ: Jim
Third Friday is line dance lessons night, with one or two of our Friday favorites or sometimes something new!
Country-Western DanceLGBTQ Country Dance
Escape Bar and Grill (9004 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland), 7:00 pm (line dance lesson) 8:00–11:00 pm (dancing)
Join Stomptown LGBTQ Country Dancing at Escape every other Friday.  It’s free, it’s a bar, 21+.  The 3rd Friday is DJ Juanes spinning your favorite country tunes.  This is the best LGBTQ country dancing in the city.  Fun, super friendly people will have you dancing all night long.
Line dance review @ 7:00 pm, Bloom @ 7:10 pm (taught by Max).  DJ Jeffrey.
BearsTruth or Bare: A Strip Gameshow
Copious Love Productions (2220 NW Market St., Seattle), 7:00 pm–1:00 am
Truth or Bear is a Strip Game show hosted by XL Bears Founder Shaun Shaffer with co-host and human piece of trash Fisty Bidet (Butch Alice, but with worse makeup).  Round by round, our players and contenders will get down to their skivvies playing outrageous games, challenges of will and fortitude, and nonsense shenanigans.  The theme for the show is “Beach Party Gone Horribly Gay” — dress appropriately.  This is an 18+ party.  Join us afterwards for our Underbear Dance party, “Robosexhomosex on the Beach”!
Country-Western DanceOutdancing
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 8:30–11:30 pm / $10 (or pay highest cover of night to get into all Century dances)
OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the GLBTQ social dance community in Seattle and certainly the largest floor to spin around on.  Owner Hallie Kuperman plays something for everyone: Salsa, Swing, Country, Waltz, Tango, Disco, West Coast Swing, you name it — mixing in some “non-partner” dance music just to shake your booty to.  This event doesn’t have a regular night, though it’s usually held on a Friday night in the main Century Ballroom.
PuppyPDX PAH Bar Social
CC Slaughter’s Nightclub and Lounge (219 NW Davis St., Portland), 9:00 pm–12:00 midnight
Pets of all sorts and the Handlers that keep them safe; always love a good chance to mingle and enjoy a few drinks responsibly.
MenUnderwear Night
Lumber Yard (9619 16th Ave. SW, Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Come join us every third Friday for the Lumber Yard Bar’s Underwear night!  No cover.  Free clothes check.  Video DJ to rock your night.  Show off that drawer full of sexy underwear we know you all have!  Theme: Buns and Bonnets is this month theme at the Lumber Yard for third Friday underwear night.  Be creative and find your perfect bonnet and floral style underwear.  We will be giving out prizes for the best floral bun and best bonnet.
LeatherClub Night
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm
No cover for leather, bear, motorcycle club, rodeo association, or country-western dance club members with membership card or club colors, or with Steamworks card.
Saturday, April 20
PuppyPDX PAH Board Meeting
Old Town Pizza (226 NW Davis St., 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.
RubberVancouver Rubbermen
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 2:00 pm
Join the Vancouver Rubbermen for a slick social post-Rubbout Recovery get together!  There will be rubber bondage galore to experience, opportunities to prepare for ordering and purchasing new rubber, and meet other like-minded rubber perverts!  (This will most likely be the last VRM social event until September.)
PuppyPDX PAH Puppy Mosh
CC Slaughters (219 NW Davis St., Portland), 3:30–6:00 pm
Bring your friends, being your cheer, bring your favorite squeaky toy!  Let’s have a party!
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Meeting
Private location (Oakville, WA), 3:00–8:00 pm / $15
The meeting this month is at Dan’s.  Attendees can arrive any time after 3:00 pm for socializing, the meeting is at 5:00 pm, and dinner at 6:00 pm.  Confirmation will be emailed to you upon registration. Registration closes at 9 pm on Wednesday April 17th so we can get a head count for food.  No refunds after close.   Guests need to indicate a sponsoring member when registering for the meeting.
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism
Private location in Vancouver, WA, 6:00–10:00 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: Early Cinco de Mayo party in the Couver!  Join us for this specila evening featuring a Mexican-themede potluck and drinks, multiple social spaces with bonding area, massage table, and Vancouver hospitality!
LeatherDungeon Men PDX Dungeon Party
Private location in Vancouver, WA, 7:00 pm–12:00 midnight (doors close @ 9:00 pm) / $5 donation
PDX Dungeon Partys are kink friendly BDSM parties held every 3rd Saturday of the month in a private playspace.  This is a BDSM, fisting, ws, toy, bondage, flogging, sounding, electro, fucking, sucking and anything else pervy.  It’s always on the 3rd Saturday of the month.  We are located in east Vancouver, WA less than 15 minutes from the airport.  We have 3 slings, 2 bondage/ massage tables, 3 flogging crosses, 1 medical exam table, 1 rim seat, 1 massage/ fisting chair, a suspension hoist, a sauna, and more toys than most toy stores.  We are a drug and alcohol free place for men to let their inner pig run wild.  We encourage all types of sexual play between consenting adults.
PansexualHawk’s Nest Party
Ellensburg, 7:00 pm–12:00 midnight
MenUndergear
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard, Portland), 9:00 pm / $5 after 9:00 pm (or free entry with clothes check)
Come out and show off your undergear (boxers, briefs, jock, mankini, commando) with a room full of sexy men!  DJ Anorexic will be spinning tunes all night long!
MenUnderwear Party — Jockstrap
Seattle Eagle (314 E. Pike St., Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am / $8 ($6 befofre 10:00 pm)
DJ Dana Dub.  A clothes check will be available.
MenFuckFest
Private location in Shoreline, late night / $20
Info: fckfst@gmail.com (send a clear face/body pic and request for party info)
Your host: Flip, aka Seattle Horse.  Provided: condoms, lube, beer, water, Gatorade, clothes check, showers, clean towels, and a deck heater on the smoker’s porch. Please note that the clothes check can in no way be construed to be secure and it would be a good idea to leave your phone, wallet, watch, and other valuables at home or in the trunk of your car.
Occurs on the Saturday nearest the full moon, with some exceptions.  2019/2020 dates: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 13, August 17, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, and March 7.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday
Some events may be cancelled today.
WorkshopRope Enthusiasts Group
Email rope_enthusiasts@thecspc.org for location (Seattle), 12:00 noon–3:00 pm / $5–10 donation
This event provides a space for people to work on their rope and rope bondage skills and techniques.  It is a place for our community to practice, learn, and share.  Whether you’ve never tied a knot or have been using rope for years, show up, practice, learn at your own pace from your peers, learn out of a book, or learn what it feels like to be on either or both sides of the rope.  You may attend on your own, or bring a friend or two to tie if you have them!
MenRain City Jacks Meetup MOVED
Moved to April 14 due to Easter.
PuppySEA-PAH Walkies MOVED
Moved to April 14 due to Easter.
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Portland Discussion Group
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., 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.
May be dark due to Kinkfest or Easter; event listings are unclear.
Country-Western DancingWaltz Classes (Levels 1 and 2) DARK
No class due to Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 22
LeatherwomenBad Girls Board Meeting
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., Portland), 6:30–8:30 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
Phoenix Comics & Games (113 Broadway E, 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!  Come out to Phoenix and play board games with your fellow pups.  You are welcome to bring your own or they have a nice selection of games available for you to play.  You’re welcome to bring food with you to eat or they have snacks, sodas, and water available for purchase and, of course, Dick’s Drive In is right next door!
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: Advanced & C1 Practice Dance
The Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S [Beacon Hill], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members)
A2/C1 dancing to digital downloads and live caller Gary Monday.  Please RSVP by Friday noon to ensure there will be at least one square of dancers: http://www.doodle.com/q34bykb2ftuph3y3.
MenBrief Encounters Underwear Night
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard St., Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Weekly Underwear Night!  Boxers, briefs, jock, mankini, commando, etc.  Drink specials for those who participate.  No clothes check, but plenty of locker space (so bring a lock).
Tuesday, April 23
WorkshopTuesday Night Kink
Private location (west Portland, near Sunset Transit Center), 6:30–8:30 pm
Bi-monthly (2nd and 4th Tuesdays) workshops hosted by Adventure Pup to improve kinky skills and share with the community.  Most classes will start on the 101 side and progress to more 201 topics as the year continues along with LGBTQ and Leather history, discussion panels, movies, and guest presenters.
This week: Bootblacking 101.  This week, attendees will have the chance to learn about Bootblacking 101.  You will learn about the different types of products and leather, how to build a basic kit, how to care for a variety of boots, and techniques for oil tan and high shines.  Bring your leathers if you would like to learn how to care for them and try some hands-on practice.  There will be supplies for you to use for a suggested donation of $5-$10.
Country-Western DancingWest Coast Swing Classes (Levels 1, 2b, and 3)
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 6:30–9:30 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Level 1 @ 6:30 pm, Level 2b @ 7:30 pm, and Level 3 @ 8:30 pm.  Instructors: Katie & Ben.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through April 30.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: C2 Practice Dance
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members; +$2 when there is a live caller)
C2 dancing.  RSVP by Friday 7:00 pm @ http://www.doodle.com/qpbzfsfwtxgs855g.
LeatherQueer Leather Dinner MOVED
Moved to the 5th Tuesday this month.
LeatherLURE Community Social
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–10:00 pm
Join us for the monthly dress code social on the patio at the Cuff.  All members of the leather community are welcome, in appropriate dress code.  What qualifies for the dress code?
• As a guideline: LURE (Leather Uniform Rubber Etc.)
• As another guideline: “What would the Village People wear?”
• In general, dress with intent and present yourself as someone who should be at a leather social.
• You don’t need to be in full BLUF or formals; boots, jeans, and a bar vest is great!
(No open-toed shoes or sandals, unless you’re dressed like a gladiator!)
PansexualPortland Rope Arts Group (PRAG) Play Party MOVED
Moved to April 30.
Wednesday, April 24
BearsBear Hump Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
BearsBear Hump Vancouver
Steamworks Vancouver (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 3:00–9:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social
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!
WorkshopWhip Group
The Wise (1882 Adanac St., Canada Vancouver, BC), 6:45–8:45 pm / By donation
Come join us for a fun couple of hours cracking whips.  Newbie or well practiced, curious or have an extensive whip collection, all are welcome to participate and socialize.  It’s an opportunity to connect with others who share your interest in whips.  This is a skill share activity.  There is no predetermined technical instruction set up for each practice.  On occasion, a mini-workshop is offered by an experienced whip enthusiast to highlight something they find interesting and wish to share.  For those that are new or nearly new to whips, and do not own a whip, there is often an extra whip or two that can be borrowed.  Where other participants in attendance are willing, you may get to experience throwing their whips if you ask nicely (depending upon their preference to share or not).  Some of us are quite partial to our whips, ya know!
Bring your juice or caffeinated beverages as you will get thirsty during practice.  Water is provided as well a plastic cups but you may want to provide your own container.  It is requested that alcoholic beverages be left at home.  MVK, which sponsors this event, the venue (Wise Hall) and/or the host(ess) assume no responsibility for any injuries incurred while attending the practice.  It is entirely at the attendees’ risk.  Note: we will be practicing on balloons, pom poms, and/or stuffies during practice, not people.  Practice bottoms are not required for this event.  In keeping with MVK’s mandate of accessibility, this skill share is by donation.  The majority of MVK’s monthly education runs at a loss overall, the shortfall of which is covered by our annual fundraiser, Westcoast Bound.  If you can donate, we ask that you do.  If you cannot, lack of finances is not a barrier to participation.
Square DancingRosetown Ramblers Mainstream Class
Bridgeport United Church of Christ (621 NE 76th Ave., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm / $100 for full series (through May 29)
The lessons are cumulative and build on each other — 68 calls in the Mainstream program for Modern Western Square — so try not to miss more than a couple.  (If you miss the first several, wait until January for the next class to begin.)  No partner necessary but certainly welcome.  No dress code; wear what you want.  Smooth-soled shoes can be easier on the knees but are not required.
Thursday–Sunday, April 25–28
LeatherWorkshopCLAW (Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend)
Various locations in Cleveland / $209 ($239 on site)
The idea for CLAW came from a conversation between Dennis McMahon and Bob Miller in October 2001 while they were leather titleholders (Mr. Cleveland Leather 2001 and Mr. West Michigan Leather 2001, respectively).  From the beginning, CLAW was conceived as a fundraiser with no leather contest.  Both ideas proved popular.  Since 2004, CLAW has been held in late April/early May.  Adult interest in leather, fetish and BDSM is natural and healthy.  We learn that from one another in person.  CLAW is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and other charitable needs of the leather community.  CLAW produces a large annual conference for gay men in Cleveland, Ohio.
Thursday, April 25
WorkshopKinky Pizza Social / Kinky Cocktails & Karaoke
Puget Sound Pizza (317 S 7th St., Tacoma), 6:00 pm–12:00 midnight
Join folks from the local kink and leather communities as we gather together for some great conversation over a glass of your favorite beverage or a hot slice of pizza.  Meet new folks, catch up with old friends, share information, techniques, skills, and the like.  This open event is a great way to find out about local events, parties, or to just grow your own personal network.  No guided discussions, no presentations, just relaxed conversation with some great folks.  This event is held twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th thursdays, at one of Tacoma’s favorite pizza joints, Puget Sound Pizza.  While it is open to the public, we tend to take over the entire lower bar.  Dress is casual public.  Eating dinner is not required and tips are appreciated.  NOTE: This is an 18+ event and not a topic discussion group.  If this is your first time attending please say hello to our host Sir Doug so that he can properly welcome you!  If you don’t see Sir Doug around, please introduce yourself to any of the SSLA Members in attendance (we are usually wearing a leather vest with a SSLA patch on the back) or our surrogate co-host, Maxx who also hosts the Kinky Cocktails & Karaoke afterwards.  We want to have the opportunity to say hello, welcome you, and answer any questions that you might have!
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: MS/Plus Dancing
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 Northeast 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $9 ($7 for Puddletown members)
Caller: DC Cronyn
Country-Western DancingVancouver Timberline Dance Society Dance
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Recreation Hall (1130 Jervis St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:30 pm / $10 donation
Tush Push or Two Step?  The choice is up to you.  Join us at Vancouver’s newest venue for LGBT dance.  We’ll teach you at the beginning of the session and give you an opportunity to dance and hone your skills.  All you have to do is show up… there’s always a partner available for you.  It’s easy, fun, and most of all gives you chance to meet new people and support your community.  A portion of your donation at the door goes to help a Loving Spoonful in Vancouver.
This week: TBD (often not available until Wednesday).
Square DancingHeads to the Center Club Night
Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR), 7:30–9:30 pm
Advanced dancing.  Contact Scott Phillips (scottp@tplaza.org) ahead of time to confirm that a square will be there.
Friday–Sunday, April 26–28
WorkshopSeattle Erotic Art Festival
Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall (301 Mercer St., Seattle) / $99 (gallery, day, and VIP passes available as well)
The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an experience unlike any other festival or gallery you have likely ever attended.  Over the course of three days, a curated selection of some of the finest erotic art the world has to offer will grace the floors of the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, awaiting your perusal and enjoyment.  During regular festival hours, you are invited to view the art and daily entertainments, from poetry readings to pantomime to acrobatic displays.  There is also the Festival Store, where you can often find prints by the artists featured in the festival as well as other unique items and annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival merchandise.  In the evenings, the vibe changes from a gallery to sexy art party.  The Late Night Festival is a sexy, fun time with performers, bartenders at the ready, and a fantastically energetic crowd.  The Festival art will engage you, titillate you, and make you think.  Not every piece is to everyone’s tastes, but there is something there that will speak to you — and what doesn’t can lead to some fascinating conversations.  Whether you are joining us for the first time and new to the sex positive community, or have attended these events for years — this festival is for you.
Friday, April 26
Country-Western DanceCuff Country
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm (door) 7:15 pm (lesson) 8:00–10:00 pm (open dancing) / cover after 9:00 pm (no cover with Rain Country membership card)
Lesson: Basic Shadow + review of Midnight Waltz / Instructor: Terry / DJ: Terry
Fourth Friday is a basic lesson, rotating between Shadow, Waltz, Night Club, and East Coast Swing.
Country-Western DancingTimberline Friday
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–10:00 pm with short lesson @ 8:00 pm
Gay/lesbian/queer line dancing, barn dancing and two stepping.  Find us on the dance floor by going throug the bar to the back and turn right, or head right after going in the door.  Last Friday of the month.
LeatherGear Up!
Steamworks (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 8:00 pm–4:00 am / Steamworks membership and locker rental required (VML members: free membership and locker discount with your membership card)
Gear Up! is a new monthly Fetish and Gear night brought to you by Steamworks Vancouver and Vancouver Men in Leather!  Held every 4th Friday of the month, put on your sexiest Fetish attire and Gear Up! to take over the hottest club in town!  Ever wanted to get in the sling with your boots on or get f*cked in your chaps?  Want to take the place of that puppy tail or see just how deep their hood goes?  Well Gear Up! and see just how durable that harness is!  Come meet other Boot Pigs, Leathermen, Rubbermen, Bikers, and kinky brothers clad in everything from Spandex to Neoprene to Leather and everything in-between!  All are encouraged to Gear Up!  Let’s make the baths that much hotter — you know what to do… Gear Up!  The VML Dungeon is in room 102, the large sling room upstairs.  Appropriate dungeon behaviour is required.  If you are unsure, consult the internet for BDSM play party etiquette.
MenUnderwear Night — TBD
OutWest Bar (5401 California Ave. SW, Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Last Friday of the month.  VJ Andy is here spinning music and videos!  Bartenders to drool over are Richard and Chris!  Clothes check is located in the back near the restrooms.  Never a cover.  It’s the busiest male-driven night of the month!  Everyone is welcome to come and clothes check optional.  You don’t have to be in just your undies to feel welcome!  But it is encouraged without any judgments!  We love you all and thank you for making Outwest Bar the premier Gay Bar in West Seattle!
LeatherClub Night
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm
No cover for leather, bear, motorcycle club, rodeo association, or country-western dance club members with membership card or club colors, or with Steamworks card.
Saturday, April 27
QueerSeattle Area Queer Kinkster Munch
Razzi’s Pizzeria (8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle), 12:00 noon–3:00 pm
Meet new friends and catch up with old ones!  Now in our third year, we meet on the 4th Saturday of the month.  A casual hang-out for LGBTQ kinksters.  Razzi’s offers low-carb, gluten-free, and vegan as well as traditional Italian-style food.  They’ve got free parking in back.  Several bus routes stop nearby.  We usually meet in the banquet room, to the left of the main dining area.
WorkshopLife Drawing
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., Portland), 1:00–4:00 pm / $12
Come draw.  The Beheld Art Initiative is a series of events to foster fine art models and artists in the body-positive and sex-positive communities in Portland.  Beheld includes a regular monthly drawing series on the fourth Saturday of every month.  This session will feature a series of short to long poses.  As always input from the attending artists and model is both encouraged and appreciated.  Please note to reserve a spot please indicate you are attending and feel free to reach out if you have questions.
BearsBears, The Baths, and Beyond Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / Steamworks membership and locker rental required
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.  Music, food, and hot hunky men!
BearsBears, The Baths, and Beyond Vancouver
Steamworks Vancouver (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 1:00–6:00 pm / Steamworks membership and locker rental required
A monthly play party for Bears, Cubs, and Otters every 4th Saturday.  Come along and check out the great club environment, free nibbles, prizes and of course woofy bears.  Lockers are $5 and standard rooms are $10.
PansexualSouth Sound Leather Alliance Play Party
The Slaughterhouse (Tacoma), 8:00 pm–12:00 midnight / $10
The South Sound Leather Alliance (SSLA) was formed to create space for Leather folk to hang out and to share their friendship and knowledge of leather play, protocol, and kink.  This particular party is our monthly SSLA “Members Only” Play Party, held on the 4th Saturday of every month.  Members in good standing are welcome to bring guests who they feel will fit in with our community and be respectful of our space.  Members, you are responsible for your guest.  And as always, invited guests & “Friends of Slaughterhouse” are always welcome.  (If you have questions about this contact Odie Heaston on Facebook / RoughnBootz on FetLife.)  See event listing for details on venue, vetting, and dress code.
BearsXL Bear Bust
CC Attle’s (1701 E. Olive Way, Seattle) and Diesel (1413 14th Ave., Seattle), 8:00 pm–2:00 am
Last Saturday of the month.  Join XL Bears for our Monthly Bar bust!  Always free, and always XL.  The theme this time: DIY Hanky Code.  Are your kinks more specific than just a normal "off the rack" hanky can offer?  Is finding just that right shade of blue inhibiting your expression and exploration out at the club?  We’re creating our own Hanky Code, Hankies, Colors, and codes to let people Know that you are a total freak in the sheets for Season 2 of "Fringe" or have a total turn on for Tires, or get hot an heavy for Hulk Hogan.  We invite you to embark on a weird night full of laughs, and who knows? Maybe someone else shares our Burlap Fetish… anyone… anyone?
PuppyPup/Dog/Handler Quarterly Social
This is a re-occurring quarterly social in White Center, occurring in February, May, August, and November.
MenUnderwear Party — Glow Blacklight Underwear Party
Seattle Eagle (314 E. Pike St., Seattle), 9:00 pm–3:00 am / $8 ($6 before 10:00 pm)
DJ Later.  A clothes check will be provided.
LeatherL.U.R.E. Fetish Gear Night
Eagle Portland (835 N. Lombard, Portland), 9:00 pm / $3 (no cover in fetish gear)
Leather, Uniforms, Rubber, Etc.  Every 4th Saturday join us in fetish gear for free entry!
MenPeel
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 9:00 pm / $5
Underwear night.
Sunday, April 28
LeatherBlackout Leather Productions Board Meeting
McMenamins Chapel Pub (430 N Killingsworth St., Portland), 12:00 noon
PuppySEA-PAH Members Mosh DARK
While Doghouse Leathers moves to their new location, our Private Mosh will be on hiatus beginning in March and until further notice.  Look for the return of this incredible Mosh Event soon!
MenRain City Jacks Meetup
Gallery Erato (309 1st Ave. S, Seattle), 1:00–4:00 pm (doors close at 2:30 pm) / Membership + event fee (trial membership available; event fee discount for partner oprganizations; cash only)
Rain City Jacks is proud to have built an authentic group jack-off community for the men of Seattle.  We are a private club for men only, 18 years of age and older, who want to experience masturbation and mutual masturbation openly and safely in a uniquely sex-positive, non-discriminating and mutually respectful place.  Absolutely no penetration of any kind is allowed.  The fundamental rules are “no lips below the hips” and “nothing goes inside anybody’s anything.”  Read our complete code of conduct here.  Membership is required to attend any RCJ meetup and enrollment is available at the door for every event.  First-timers must arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 to sign up and receive new member orientation before joining the event in progress.  Make sure you bring your photo ID and cash.  Rain City Jacks provides the time, place and all the basics you need to enjoy real male masturbation with a group of genuine, like-minded men.  You should come.
Country-Western DancingWaltz Classes (Levels 1 and 2)
Century Ballroom West Hall (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 4:00–5:00 pm and 5:00–6:00 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Instructors: Dean and Jo Ann.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through May 5 (dark on April 21).
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Corvallis Meeting
Corvallis, OR, 4:00–7:00 pm
Please contact Master Bill for more information.
Monday, April 29
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: Advanced & C1 Practice Dance
The Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S [Beacon Hill], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members)
A2/C1 dancing to digital downloads and live caller Gary Monday.  Please RSVP by Friday noon to ensure there will be at least one square of dancers: http://www.doodle.com/q34bykb2ftuph3y3.
MenBrief Encounters Underwear Night
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard St., Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Weekly Underwear Night!  Boxers, briefs, jock, mankini, commando, etc.  Drink specials for those who participate.  No clothes check, but plenty of locker space (so bring a lock).
Tuesday, April 30
Country-Western DancingWest Coast Swing Classes (Levels 1, 2b, and 3)
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 6:30–9:30 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Level 1 @ 6:30 pm, Level 2b @ 7:30 pm, and Level 3 @ 8:30 pm.  Instructors: Katie & Ben.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through April 30.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: C2 Practice Dance
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members; +$2 when there is a live caller)
C2 dancing.  RSVP by Friday 7:00 pm @ http://www.doodle.com/qpbzfsfwtxgs855g.
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.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–9:30 pm with lesson @ 7:45 pm
Lessons: judt reviews/ Instructor: Jim / DJ: Keith
Reviews of recently taught dances: Cry Pretty, Midnight Waltz, We Are Fighters, Groovy Love, I Wanna, Play That Sax, La Fiesta Cubana, Everybody Have A Good Time, and more.  (May or may not review all of those.)  Bring your own snacks if you want them (or order bar food at the bar); no outside beverages, though.  Be sure to tip the instructor and DJ; they are volunteers.
PansexualPortland Rope Arts Group (PRAG) Play Party
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., Portland), 7:00 pm–12:00 midnight / $10
Please join us for some ropey fun at the PRAG Play Party.  Other types of play are welcome, but we love to see some rope involved.  So come hang out and get your rope on!  The Portland Rope Arts Group promotes education and the exchange of knowledge about rope bondage.  We will be holding this event at the Catalyst in SE Portland.  There you will find several hard points and plenty of floor space for ropey fun.  Please feel free to bring a potluck item for the food table.
Leather Flag line
May 2019
Wednesday, May 1
BearsBear Hump Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
BearsBear Hump Vancouver
Steamworks Vancouver (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 3:00–9:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social
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!
Square DancingRosetown Ramblers Mainstream Class
Bridgeport United Church of Christ (621 NE 76th Ave., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm / $100 for full series (through May 29)
Lessons begin in earnest on Jan 23rd; if you think you might miss more than a couple, wait until September to begin.  The lessons are cumulative and build off each other.  The session is approximately 15 weeks long, depending on class proficiency.  A few important details:
• No partner necessary — we’ll make sure you have someone to dance with!
• No dress code.  Be yourself!
• Smooth soled shoes are easiest on the knees but not a requirement.
Thursday–Sunday, May 2–5
PansexualNorthwest Leather Celebration
Doubletree by Hilton, Sacramento (2001 Point W Way, Sacramento) / $135 ($150 on-site)
Northwest Leather Celebration is the host for the Northwest regional Master/slave, Northwest Bootblack, and Northwest Person of Leather Contests!  You can be a part of this important selection!  Attend the Friday Formal Dinner and Contest Opening to watch it all get started.  Saturday morning and afternoon, get your boots done, watch the contestant interviews, and the sample class presentations.  Saturday evening is the Contest Finale, including the announcement of the winners of the contests.  Come and cheer for your favorites!
Thursday, May 2
QueerPDX Queer Munch
Radio Room (1101 NE Alberta, Portland), 6:00–8:00 pm
This munch is for anyone who identifies as queer and their partners.  By queer, we mean gay men, lesbians, fags, dykes, bisexuals, pansexuals, and polysexuals along with transfolk, those who are genderqueer, gender flexible, gender fluid, and gender fuckers.  If the word queer feels like home for part of you or all of you, you are welcome.  And when we say “partner” we mean everything from play partners to life partners.  The Portland Queer Munch will happen every month on the first or second Thursday (depending on scheduling options).
The space is wheelchair accessible and the menu has lots of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options (and all clearly labeled!).  There is plenty of free street parking and the 72 bus will drop you off within a block of The Radio Room.  The munch will meet on the main floor instead of in the lounge areas so that we won’t be limited to 21+.  This does mean that we can’t be too demonstrative about our kink so as not to scare off their other patrons, but the venue is completely aware of what our group is about and is happy to have us there!  Please buy something to support the venue so that they’ll keep having us back.  They do know that not everyone will be ordering food/eating full meals, but please do get a drink or a snack.  Bottomless coffee is $2, and an order of fries is $3, to give you an idea of the prices.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: MS/Plus Dancing
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 Northeast 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $9 ($7 for Puddletown members)
Caller: TBD
Country-Western DancingVancouver Timberline Dance Society Dance
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Recreation Hall (1130 Jervis St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:30 pm / $10 donation
Tush Push or Two Step?  The choice is up to you.  Join us at Vancouver’s newest venue for LGBT dance.  We’ll teach you at the beginning of the session and give you an opportunity to dance and hone your skills.  All you have to do is show up… there’s always a partner available for you.  It’s easy, fun, and most of all gives you chance to meet new people and support your community.  A portion of your donation at the door goes to help a Loving Spoonful in Vancouver.
This week: No details available, may not be back from holiday break yet.
Square DancingHeads to the Center Club Night
Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR), 7:30–9:30 pm
Advanced dancing.  Contact Scott Phillips (scottp@tplaza.org) ahead of time to confirm that a square will be there.
Friday, May 3
WatersportsRain City Water Sports Social & PParty
Diesel (1413 14th Ave., Seattle) (social) and private location in the Central District (party), 7:00–8:00 pm (social), 8:00 pm–12:00 midnight (party, doors close @ 8:30 pm)
Info: https://chuckfullman.wixsite.com/raincitywatersports (RSVP required for party and it may fill up before the date)
Wear yellow.  Piss party afterward in the Central District: space, pool, sling, and fisting supplies are provided for unrestrained play; BYOB or kick in $5 for light beer and water.  Donation jar for the Washington State Mr. Leather travel fund.  RSVP to Chuckfullman@hotmail.com for party details.
Note: the social is at a bar and is not a play space; please respect the bar.
Country-Western DanceCuff Country
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm (door) 7:15 pm (lesson) 8:00–10:00 pm (open dancing) / cover after 9:00 pm (no cover with Rain Country membership card)
Lesson: Basic Two-Step and Tush Push line dance / Instructor: TBD / DJ: TBD
First Friday is our intro night, with about 30 minutes of beginning two-step instruction plus a popular easier line dance.
WorkshopSafeword
Kremwerk (1809 Minor Ave., Seattle), 7:00–10:00 pm
Safeword is a fun, foxy, shame-free environment with a verbal contract with the audience incorporated into the show and a commitment to sexy consent and a uproarious good time!  From the deranged minds of Seattle’s Queen of Kinky Comedy Claire Webber and practicing sodomite Bobby Higley comes a game-show style kink show.  This is a sexy show, but it is in no way a sex show.  There will be no nudity, and no one will be made to feel uncomfortable or ashamed.  If anything like that occurs at the show, anyone to report the bad behavior will be deeply rewarded in praise and love of their fellow people.  There will be no photos until after the show.  Photos will be taken by the incredible Shan Collier.  Because (_-Consent is List AF BB-_) we have a one-strike rule: break the rules, you will be escorted out.  The lovely staff don’rsquo;t take kindly to assholes, creeps, homophobes, transphobes, MAGA hats, and dumbass rule-breaking hooligans!  There will be some built-in audience participation, and we want it enthusiastic, playful, and shame free!  That includes the comics!
Country-Western DanceEscape Friday Dance
Escape (9004 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland), 7:00 pm (line dance lesson) 8:00–11:00 pm (dancing)
We will have the entire dance floor, about 600 square feet!  All the tables and pool table will be moved out of the way.  It’s a nice long dance floor.  Plenty of space for fancy turns.  It’s a great sound system.  Good food is available from the grill.  The bar is right off the dance floor.  No running up and down the stairs.  It’s a bar.  The atmosphere is fun and exciting.  The bar is Lesbian owned and operated.
This week: West Coast Swing night.  Lesson by Charlie at 7:00 pm, dancing at 8:00 pm.
PuppyVAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 8:00–11:00 pm
Our last couple of Puppy-Tails socials were really well attended, so guess what?  We are now having them every single month on the first Friday.  We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table.  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.  DJ starts around 10:00 pm for those that want to dance.  Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.  As this is at a bar, please note this is a 19+ event.  All current VAN-PAH members get into The Pumpjack for free until 10:30 pm on mosh weekends with their membership card.
LeatherLeather, Scotch, and Cigar Social
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard, Portland), 8:30 pm–12:00 midnight
A social event with a leather, scotch and cigar theme.  A mix of all things masculine!  Come down to the Eagle on the first Friday of each month to socialize, smoke (on the back patio), and enjoy discounted pours of Scotch!  Hosted by Brent Seeley, Mr. Oregon State Leather 2009.  This is not a fundraising event, just a get-together for those who want to usher in the weekend enjoying the finer complexities of smoke, Scotch, and cowhide.
LeatherSeatle Men in Leather Friday Social
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm–12:00 midnight / cover after 9:00 pm (no cover with SML membership card or backpatch)
Join Seattle Men in Leather for a weekend leather night, every month on the 1st Friday on the Cuff patio.  You requested a weekend night, we supplied.  Leather and gear encouraged, but not required.
PansexualPDX-Rated
Bossanova Ballroom (722 E Burnside St., Portland), 9:00 pm–1:30 am / $20 ($15 before 10:00 pm, $12 in advance (buy online))
PDX-Rated is Portland’s premier kink party held on the 1st Friday of each month.  PDX-Rated is kinkier and Sexier than ever. We’ve turned the entire venue into a VIP area, that means both floors, over 11,000 sq.ft., are now one big sexy adult play lounge.  PDX-Rated has always been a playground for voyeurs and exhibitionist alike, we’ve taken that idea to the next level as we’ve opened up our main stage on a first come basis giving you, our VIP’s, a chance to play on the main stage and showcase whatever your kinky minds can come up with.  New DJ’s, music, and lighting will create a much sexier and intimate atmosphere in the new year.
LeatherClub Night
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm
No cover for leather, bear, motorcycle club, rodeo association, or country-western dance club members with membership card or club colors, or with Steamworks card.
Saturday, May 4
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Seattle Day Ride
Depart from various locations (captain@borderriders.com for details), ~9:30 am
PuppyVancouver Puppy Mosh
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 2:00–5:00 pm
We are accepting memberships for VAN-PAH; memberships will cost $20 for the year (12 months from the date of enrollment) and ensure you priority for events and the ability to vote in board elections, as well as provide you with a membership number and badge (arriving at a later date).  Please note that we are currently only accepting cash for memberships; a receipt will be provided.
PansexualPortland Rope Social
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., Portland), 2:00–5:00 pm / $10
The Portland Rope Social is a monthly get together focused on all things BDSM rope related.  All types of rope, all types of styles, and all experience levels welcome!  Whether you are a experienced Shibari Master or a bedroom bondage type, you are welcome to come and mingle with other rope enthusiasts in an open and casual environment.  We offer a social atmosphere conducive to sharing knowledge.  Are you new to this whole bondage thing and want to learn more?  Are you experienced and want to show off your skills?  Most of our attendees are more than willing to show you that cool tie they just did.  Please respect the space.  Space is 18+ for the Rope Social.  Nudity is allowed.  No alcohol is allowed.  What to bring: Rope (some will be provided if you do not have any), rug, mat or yoga mat for the floor, and positive, fun attitudes!  This group really is for anyone who is interested in learning more about yourself and rope and for having some fun along the way!
BearsNorthwest Bears Board Meeting
Cuff Complex Dance Bar (1533 13th Ave., 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.
LeatherCigar Social
Private location on Capitol Hill (Seattle), 3:00–7:00 pm / $5
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/TBD/ (closed invite, contact Seattle Leather Service Corps to be added)
Hey everyone, come join us for our Labor Day Cigar Social!  We will be celebrating the holiday weekend with all your favorite local smokers.  Also, for those already planning to make the trip to Seattle for CC’s Fetish Night, head our way a few hours earlier and get your night started right by sharing smoke and camaraderie with some good folks.  The location is a private club; this event is for members and their guests.  You’re welcome to invite along any locals who appreciate cigars and the guys who love them.
LeatherLeather Azimuth Leather & Fetish Social
Out and About (327 W Lewis St., Pasco), 7:00–9:00 pm
Come out and see what BDSM and Leather are all about.  it’s a chance for you to meet like-minded people that love to explore the leather and fetish side.  A night created for your wildest fantasies.  Leather and Fetish night is coming to Tri-Cities!  Are you ready? ;)  Bartenders are hooking you up behind the bar with amazing specials all night long!  Dress code: LURE (Leather, Uniform, Rubber, Etc) is preferred but not required.
This month: TBD
BearsNorthwest Bears Potluck
Cuff Complex Dance Bar (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 4:00–8:00 pm (buffet setup @ 3:30 pm) / $5 for non-members
Bring one main dish, appetizer, side dish, salad, or dessert to share.  Beverages, as always, will be supplied by The Cuff.
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism TBD
Steam Portland (2885 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland), 5:30–9:30 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: Quarterly spa night at Steam Portland!  Join your friends for a relaxing evening together.  Massages, manscaping, hot tub, steam room, and an option to stay for their Blackout Party!
WorkshopTacoma Newcomers Munch
Round Table Pizza (7921 S Hosmer St., Suite A, Tacoma), 7:00–9:00 pm
The Tacoma Newcomers Munch is hosted by the SSLA once a month on the first Saturday of every month.  It is open to all adults (18+ yrs) in a relaxed dining atmosphere.  Our topics are geared toward beginners to the kink & BDSM scene and/or for people who are new to the South Sound community.  We typically cover a cycle of approximately 10-12 rotating topics presented by respected subject matter experts in our local community.  Think of this munch as the one where we discuss the how or what of the things that we do.  While some of our topics come back around annually, we are always open to ideas and new guest speakers so if you have a concern, guest speaker, or topic idea please contact the munch facilitator/host, LeatherWolfe, privately or within the Tacoma Newbie Group for consideration.
Topic: Safer Sex Practices in a Sex Positive World.  Research is always changing and being updated on illness transmission, treatments, cures, vaccines, prevention, and even how to continue to live the life that you want while positive.  Come on out for a night of education.  We always try to make this evening fun while still being informative.  Yes, that means we may play games, participate in activities, or toss around microbe plushies.  And please, if you have questions or the newest information to offer, bring them and share!
LeatherCC’s Fetish Night
CC Attle’s (1701 E. Olive Way, Seattle), 8:00 pm–2:00 am
Fetish Night on the first Saturday of every month.  Drink specials for everyone in gear (L.U.R.E. — Leather, Uniforms, Rubber, Etc. or “What would the Village People wear?”).  Also Pups, Furries, and all other fetishes are welcome.  You must be in three substantial pieces of gear to get the specials — that means footwear, pants, shorts, shirt, jacket, vest, tank top (I think you get the idea), and for subs and pups: paws, tails, collar and leash, hoods, etc.  VJ Andy will also be on from 8:00 to close, playing video music to suit the night, and he’ll take any request you’d like to see played during Fetish Night.  Separate entry line for folks in gear.
This month: May The Fourth be With You.  Show off your favorite Star Wars character and have some fun.  Coat check staffed by Knights of Mantra — Jet Chapter.
MenUnion Suit Night
Eagle Portland (835 N. Lombard, Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am / $3 (no cover if wearing a union suit)
DJ Anorexic
BearsBearracuda Portland
Bossanova Ballroom (722 E Burnside, Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am / $10 ($7 before 10:00 pm)
DJ Matt Consola.
MenUnderwear Party — Stripped
Seattle Eagle (314 E. Pike St., Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am / $8 ($6 before 10:00 pm)
DJ Dana Dub.  A clothes check will be available.
Sunday, May 5
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Seattle Day Ride
Depart from various locations (captain@borderriders.com for details), ~9:30 am
LeatherKnights of Mantra-Jet Chapter Board and Members Meetings
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 2:00–4:00 pm
Board meeting at 2:00 pm, general members meeting at 3:00.
LeatherwomenBad Girls New Member Orientation and Safety & Etiquette Workshop TBD
Library at The Q Center (4115 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland), 2:30–4:30 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.
WorkshopMax’s Bondage Lessons TBD
Max’s Dungeon (Seattle), 2:30–5:30 pm / $40 (buy in advance)
This month: TBD
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Salem Meeting
Salem, OR, 3:30–5:30 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.  Our meeting will be set up as follows: 3:30–4:00 gathering time, 4:00–5:00 discussion, 5:00–5:30 visiting time.
Country-Western DancingWaltz Classes (Levels 1 and 2)
Century Ballroom West Hall (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 4:00–5:00 pm and 5:00–6:00 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Instructors: Dean and Jo Ann.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through May 5 (dark on April 21).
MenRain City Jacks Meetup MOVED
Moved to May 12.
BearsXL Bears Game Day
Intrigue Chocolate and Coffeehouse (1520 15th Ave., Seattle), 6:00–9:00 pm
Join XL Bears at our favorite gay-owned and operated coffee shop for board games, chocolate, coffee and fun!  Bring a game to share!
Monday, May 6
LeatherSeattle Men in Leather Board
Cuff Complex dance bar (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–8:30 pm
Monthly board meeting, members are welcome to attend.  Contact president@seattlemeninleather.org for details.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: Advanced & C1 Practice Dance
The Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S [Beacon Hill], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members)
A2/C1 dancing to digital downloads and live caller Gary Monday.  Please RSVP by Friday noon to ensure there will be at least one square of dancers: http://www.doodle.com/q34bykb2ftuph3y3.
MenBrief Encounters Underwear Night
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard St., Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Weekly Underwear Night!  Boxers, briefs, jock, mankini, commando, etc.  Drink specials for those who participate.  No clothes check, but plenty of locker space (so bring a lock).
Tuesday, May 7
PansexualPortland Leather Alliance Board Meeting
Hobo’s (120 NW 3rd Ave., Portland), 6:00 pm (dinner) 7:00–9:00 pm (meeting)
Dinner and socializing at 6:00 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
Country-Western DancingWest Coast Swing Classes (Levels 1, 2b, and 3) TBD
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 6:30–9:30 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Level 1 @ 6:30 pm, Level 2b @ 7:30 pm, and Level 3 @ 8:30 pm.  Instructors: Katie & Ben.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through April 30.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: C2 Practice Dance
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members; +$2 when there is a live caller)
C2 dancing.  RSVP by Friday 7:00 pm @ http://www.doodle.com/qpbzfsfwtxgs855g.
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Portland Meet-n-Greet
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard, Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm
Come see what the Club is about.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–9:30 pm with lesson @ 7:45 pm
Lessons: MLD + Everybody Have A Good Time review / Instructor: Jim / DJ: TBD
In addition to the scheduled dance lesson, we will review the last two dances and to do walkthroughs and mini-reviews of anything else needed.  Bring your own snacks if you want them (or order bar food at the bar); no outside beverages, though.  Be sure to tip the instructor and DJ; they are volunteers.
MenRain City Jacks
Gallery Erato (309 1st Ave S, Seattle), 7:00–9:30 pm (doors close at 8:00 pm) / Price based on membership level ($5 off for CSPC, NW Bears, and SML members or students; cash only)
Rain City Jacks is where guys masturbate together in Seattle.  We are a private club for men, 18 years of age and older, who want to jack off openly and safely in a uniquely sex-positive, non-discriminating and mutually respectful community.  No penetration of any kind is allowed.  The fundamentals are “no lips below the hips” and “nothing goes inside anybody’s anything.”  Membership is required to attend any RCJ event and enrollment is available at the door for every regular club gathering.  (First-timers are allowed in early and must arrive between 6:45 and 7:45 to sign up and receive new member orientation before joining the event in progress.  Make sure you bring your photo ID and cash.  A 30-day trial membership is available for first-timers.)  Rain City Jacks provides the time, place and everything a man needs to fully enjoy masturbation with a group of genuine, like-minded men.  You should come.
Theme: Underwear Bate!  You know all those underwear parties you see happening in gay bars everywhere these days?  Maybe you’ve been to one or a few.  They’re incredibly fun but something is missing… PENIS!  Come to Rain City Jacks for this special theme night.  Wear your favorite underwear (briefs, boxers, long johns, jock straps, hell you can even wear your mate’s panties if that’s your jam) and feel the freedom to expose your penis, stroke it up and spray cum all over yourself, your buddies and your gear.  Keep your underwear on and win a free pass to your next RCJ event!  At precisely 8:45 pm, 15 minutes after check-in stops and everyone is in the space, all attendees who are still wearing underwear will be automatically entered in a free drawing for one of three free event passes to be awarded at the event, on the spot.  (Note: This event has been nudged 30 minutes later than our normal time in order to avoid conflict with local sports events.  To make the most of this event, do not arrive early!  Free street parking will be available if you can wait until we open the doors at 7:15.)
PuppyPup Movie Night TBD
INDIGO @ twelve|west (430 SW 13th Ave, Portland), 7:00–10:00 pm / $5 (free for PDX PAH members)
Curl up with your favorite pet and handler as we settle in and enjoy a show!  Movie will be starting at 7:30 to give people time to come in and get settled!  Ask for the theater at the Front Desk and they’ll be happy to send you up!  This time: TBD.
Does not occur every month.
PuppyPuppy Games
Guardian Games (345 SE Taylor St., Portland), 7:30–10:00 pm
It’s board game time!  Come hang out and be social with us Pets and play some games!  18+, no cost!
Wednesday, May 8
BearsBear Hump Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
BearsBear Hump Vancouver
Steamworks Vancouver (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 3:00–9:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social
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!
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Seattle Meet-n-Greet
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm
Come stop by and see what the Club is all about.
Country-Western DanceRain Country Board Meeting
Private location in TBD, 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 Rain Country members are invited to attend; please RSVP first, to ensure space is available.  Potluck snacks.
LeatherEverett Leather Alliance Social
Anchor Pub (1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett), 6:00–10:00 pm
We will sponsor monthly (at minimum) social events where we will promote the core values of the Leather community — Loyalty, Duty, Service, Integrity, Respect, Courage, and Honor.  The group will work to promote positive image, support local events, provide assistance within the leather community, as well as recognizing individuals that have supported the community.
Square DancingRosetown Ramblers Mainstream Class
Bridgeport United Church of Christ (621 NE 76th Ave., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm / $100 for full series (through May 29)
Lessons begin in earnest on Jan 23rd; if you think you might miss more than a couple, wait until September to begin.  The lessons are cumulative and build off each other.  The session is approximately 15 weeks long, depending on class proficiency.  A few important details:
• No partner necessary — we’ll make sure you have someone to dance with!
• No dress code.  Be yourself!
• Smooth soled shoes are easiest on the knees but not a requirement.
Thursday, May 9
WorkshopKinky Pizza Social / Kinky Cocktails & Karaoke
Puget Sound Pizza (317 S 7th St., Tacoma), 6:00 pm–12:00 midnight
Join folks from the local kink and leather communities as we gather together for some great conversation over a glass of your favorite beverage or a hot slice of pizza.  Meet new folks, catch up with old friends, share information, techniques, skills, and the like.  This open event is a great way to find out about local events, parties, or to just grow your own personal network.  No guided discussions, no presentations, just relaxed conversation with some great folks.  This event is held twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th thursdays, at one of Tacoma’s favorite pizza joints, Puget Sound Pizza.  While it is open to the public, we tend to take over the entire lower bar.  Dress is casual public.  Eating dinner is not required and tips are appreciated.  NOTE: This is an 18+ event and not a topic discussion group.  If this is your first time attending please say hello to our host Sir Doug so that he can properly welcome you!  If you don’t see Sir Doug around, please introduce yourself to any of the SSLA Members in attendance (we are usually wearing a leather vest with a SSLA patch on the back) or our surrogate co-host, Maxx who also hosts the Kinky Cocktails & Karaoke afterwards.  We want to have the opportunity to say hello, welcome you, and answer any questions that you might have!
LeatherwomenWomen’s Rope Enthusiasts Group
Gallery Erato (309 1st Ave. S, Seattle), 6:00–8:30 pm / $5–10 donation
Come to a women-centered Rope Enthusiast Group.  Practice ties, show off new ties, ask questions about rope practices and issues in a warm and fun environment focused on women tops, bottoms, and switches.  Or just hang out and socialize!  There is a lot of experience here and all the support and encouragement you could ask for!  If you knit and want to bring your knitting, go right ahead!  It is, after all just really small rope, right?  Similar to other rope enthusiast groups, WREG is a place for the ladies to work on their rope bondage skills and techniques.  It is a place for our community to practice, learn, and share.  We encourage you to bring books, questions, friends — anything that will help facilitate your learning.  WREG is open to everyone but with a primary focus on women and female-identified folks.  Men and male-identified folks are welcome to act as practice bottoms for rope work.  Also, chocolate.  If you want to bring something to share, bring chocolate.  It is always appreciated.
Square DancingPuddletown Dancers Board Meeting
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St., Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm
WorkshopDoghouse Leathers Workshop DARK
No workshops until the new store location is available.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: MS/Plus Dancing
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 Northeast 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $9 ($7 for Puddletown members)
Caller: TBD
Country-Western DancingVancouver Timberline Dance Society Dance
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Recreation Hall (1130 Jervis St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:30 pm / $10 donation
Tush Push or Two Step?  The choice is up to you.  Join us at Vancouver’s newest venue for LGBT dance.  We’ll teach you at the beginning of the session and give you an opportunity to dance and hone your skills.  All you have to do is show up… there’s always a partner available for you.  It’s easy, fun, and most of all gives you chance to meet new people and support your community.  A portion of your donation at the door goes to help a Loving Spoonful in Vancouver.
This week: TBD (often not available until Wednesday).
Square DancingHeads to the Center Club Night
Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR), 7:30–9:30 pm
Advanced dancing.  Contact Scott Phillips (scottp@tplaza.org) ahead of time to confirm that a square will be there.
LeatherLeather Play Party
Club Z, 8:00 pm–12:00 midnight / Locker or room rental required
$3 off for SML members or those in full leather.
Friday, May 10
Country-Western DanceCuff Country
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm (door) 7:15 pm (lesson) 8:00–10:00 pm (open dancing) / cover after 9:00 pm (no cover with Rain Country membership card)
Lesson: Basic-Plus Two-Step and Tush Push review / Instructor: TBD & TBD / DJ: TBD
Second Friday follows up on our intro night, with about 40 minutes of beginning two-step instruction and a review of last week’s line dance.
PuppyPuppy Meet-n-Sniff Social
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm (TBD, may be cancelled due to Unleashed)
Join us for fun!  Join us on Friday for our monthly meet and sniff social, the night before the 2nd Saturday mosh.  The social is quickly becoming our biggest event of the month and brings us together with our community at large.  Howl at the moon and shake your tail with your fellow pups and handlers all night long.  This is a 21+ event.
BearsBear Heat
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 10:00 pm–3:00 am / Cover or free entry with various club membership cards
The Cuff’s monthly Bear Heat party.  As always, DJ Matt Stands will be providing the music to keep you dancing all night long.
LeatherClub Night
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm
No cover for leather, bear, motorcycle club, rodeo association, or country-western dance club members with membership card or club colors, or with Steamworks card.
Saturday, May 11
BearsBears, The Baths, and Beyond Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / Steamworks membership and locker rental required
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.  Music, food, and hot hunky men!
Square DancingPuddletown Squares Dance
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 1:00–8:30 pm / $10 for one session ($9 for Puddletown members except morning session), $15 for later both sessions ($13 for members)
Schedule: 1:00 –3:00 pm: C2 and C3A
3:30–5:30 pm: Advanced and C1
5:30–6:30 pm: Potluck
6:30–8:30 pm: Mainstream and Plus
Caller: Jack Hardin and Susan Morris
PuppyPuppy Mosh
Cuff Complex dance bar (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 2:00–4:30 pm
Our public mosh is a great way to let out your inner puppy and socialize with other pups and handlers.  We provide high energy mats for moshing and rough’n’tumble play, or take some time on the quiet mats to recharge, cuddle, and receive treats for being such a good puppy!  If it’s your first time at the public mosh and you don’t know where to start, keep an eye out for members of our Outreach Kennel, identifiable by their green and blue cords.  They are there to answer questions and help you enjoy your time at the mosh.
The LEEP Kennel is proud to offer a new experience at the Public Mosh: Mat-Side Puppy Training!  Whether this is your first visit to the Mosh, or maybe you’re just not quite sure how to get in on the fun, our Guest Trainer will be teaching the basics of Moshing to help get you comfortable getting in on the fun and engaging on the Mats with all the other Pups!  Look for Mat-Side Training during the first 30 minutes of the Public Mosh in a corner of the Quiet Mats!  Guest trainer this month: TBD.
PansexualOwners & Slaves Discussion Group
King County Library/Lake Forest Branch (Lake Forest Park Town Center, below Third Place Books), 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.
PuppySEA-PAH Board Meeting
Cuff Complex dance bar (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 5:00–7:00 pm
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.
Square DancingRosetown Ramblers 2nd Saturday Dance
Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR), 5:00–6:30 pm (Advanced) 7:30–9:30 pm (Mainstream and Plus dancing) / $11 ($9 for PAC members)
Caller: Ian Craig
- Heads to the Center dances at 5:00 pm
- Potluck at 6:30 pm; bring a dish to share
- Alternating Mainstream and Plus tips from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
MenOregon Men Enjoying Naturism TBD
Private location in TBD (Portland), 6:00–10:00 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
MenOlympians Gathering 
Private location (Snoqualmie), 5:00–10:00 pm / $5 for guests ($20 annual membership)
The Olympians are a social club for gay (and straight but not narrow) men who enjoy the freedom which comes with nudity.  The group gets together in whole or in part on a monthly basis.  We call these “events”.  They are not necessarily “parties” but potluck functions, which consist of a meal and dessert, followed with social interaction and “other” forms of contact, including physical.  These events are usually hosted in the homes of Olympians’ members, but a few times a year held in a rented space, with complete respect to be given to the owner’s property at all times.  We always want the events to be a pleasant experience, as sharing the company of several other nude men can be.
LeatherPortland Leathermen Potluck
Private home in Tualatin, OR, 7:00 pm
Open to both members and non-members.  Meet for food and camaraderie.  Bring a potluck dish to share!  Host: Andrew (Tualatin).
LeatherVancouver Men in Leather Pump Fetish Night
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 8:00–11:00 pm
Come on down to The Pumpjack Pub to catch up with old members and meet new ones. Bring some experienced or curious fetish friendly friends; newbies are always welcome.  Due to the growth and popularity of VML Leather Social nights, we have been given the Dance Floor to use for Demos!  This gives us the chance to show off our skills, try something new with more space, and mingle with the vanilla population!  We will definitely be using this new area to our advantage moving forward with this event!  The back area will still be used for more *ahem* intimate demos…
This month: Boots.
PansexualVancouver Dungeon
Maritime Labour Center (1880 Triumph St., Vancouver, BC), 8:00 pm–11:00 pm / $25 ($20 for MVK members)
MVK Dungeon Parties are always a night full of fun, socializing and hot scenes.  Not to be missed!  MVK is held in an accessible space, features gender neutral bathrooms and has absolutely no dress code.  MVK prides itself on being a welcoming place for people of all experience levels, from those of us who are brand new to those of us who have decades of experience.  Remember, MVK has a Greeter.  If you are new and still have questions, or just want someone to chat with as you first walk in, please ask for our Greeter and she would be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.  If you need to start/renew your memberships, you can do this at any of our Vancouver Dungeon parties.
LeatherPump
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 9:00 pm / $5
Pump, pump, PUMP IT UP!  This night we partner up with Vancouver Men in Leather for their monthly social.  Got a fetish?  Got a kink?  Everyone is always welcomed!  Come decked out in your hottest fetish gear (leather, rubber, kink) and your cover will be waved!
BearsFurfuck: Bear & Cub Party
Hawks PDX (234 SE Grand Ave., Portland), 10:00 pm–6:00 am / $18 (day membership + locker; $7 lockers for Oregon Bears members or with facial hair)
The second Saturday of each month is FurFuck: Bear & Cub Party.  Time to enjoy the beards, bellies, and hirsute hunkiness that Bears and Cubs can bring!  Discount lockers for Oregon Bears with valid membership cards, plus giveaways and surprises!
Sunday, May 12
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Portland Day Ride
Depart from various (captain@borderriders.com for details), ~9:00 am
LeatherRose City Cigar Social
Rose and Thistle (2314 NE Broadway, OR), 3:00–5:00 pm
Cigars, Boots, and Chocolate PDX is proud to present the Rose City Cigar Social, where friends new and old gather to share in their mutual interest of all things cigars, leather, boots, and lifestyle.  Once you arrive, order your food or drink, and then head back to the heated and covered patio, where we will gather.  What to Bring: cigars, torches, and tools.  Cash for tipping the bootblack.  Leather boots/shoes to get blacked (on you, or with you; as you prefer).  Dress Code: Leather, Denim (blue, grey, black), Boots.
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Seattle
Doghouse Leathers (1312 E Pike St., Seattle), 4:00–5:30 pm / $5–10 donation
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.
Country-Western DancingWaltz Classes (Levels 1 and 2) TBD
Century Ballroom West Hall (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 4:00–5:00 pm and 5:00–6:00 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Instructors: Dean and Jo Ann.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through May 5 (dark on April 21).
MenRain City Jacks Meetup
Gallery Erato (309 1st Ave. S, Seattle), 4:00–7:00 pm (doors close at 5:00 pm) / Membership + event fee (trial membership available; event fee discount for partner oprganizations; cash only)
Rain City Jacks is proud to have built an authentic group jack-off community for the men of Seattle.  We are a private club for men only, 18 years of age and older, who want to experience masturbation and mutual masturbation openly and safely in a uniquely sex-positive, non-discriminating and mutually respectful place.  Absolutely no penetration of any kind is allowed.  The fundamental rules are “no lips below the hips” and “nothing goes inside anybody’s anything.”  Read our complete code of conduct here.  Membership is required to attend any RCJ meetup and enrollment is available at the door for every event.  First-timers must arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 to sign up and receive new member orientation before joining the event in progress.  Make sure you bring your photo ID and cash.  Rain City Jacks provides the time, place and all the basics you need to enjoy real male masturbation with a group of genuine, like-minded men.  You should come.
Monday, May 13
LeatherwomenSeattle Women in Leather Social and Meeting
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 5:00–7:00 pm (social) 7:00–8:00 pm (meeting)
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.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: Advanced & C1 Practice Dance
The Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S [Beacon Hill], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members)
A2/C1 dancing to digital downloads and live caller Gary Monday.  Please RSVP by Friday noon to ensure there will be at least one square of dancers: http://www.doodle.com/q34bykb2ftuph3y3.
WorkshopPortland Rope Arts Group
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., Portland), 7:00–9:00 pm / $5 donation
The Portland Rope Arts Group promotes education and the exchange of knowledge about rope bondage.  We hold regular meetings on the second Monday of every month at the Catalyst.  Meetings always involve questions, answers, demonstrations, and discussions about the various aspects of rope bondage.  Most important, the meetings allow ample time for people of all experience levels to practice in a safe and respectful environment.  Depending on the attendance, we may split into groups, including: a beginner’s group who immerse themselves in a fundamentals class, an intermediate group who enjoy a class demonstrating and learning more advanced ties, and a practice group commonly referred to as the Chaos group.
MenBrief Encounters Underwear Night
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard St., Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Weekly Underwear Night!  Boxers, briefs, jock, mankini, commando, etc.  Drink specials for those who participate.  No clothes check, but plenty of locker space (so bring a lock).
Tuesday, May 14
WorkshopTuesday Night Kink
Private location (west Portland, near Sunset Transit Center), 6:30–8:30 pm
Bimonthly (2nd and 4th Tuesdays) workshops hosted by Adventure Pup to improve kinky skills and share with the community.  Most classes will start on the 101 side and progress to more 201 topics as the year continues along with LGBTQ and Leather history, discussion panels, movies, and guest presenters.
This week: TBD
Country-Western DancingWest Coast Swing Classes (Levels 1, 2b, and 3) TBD
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 6:30–9:30 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Level 1 @ 6:30 pm, Level 2b @ 7:30 pm, and Level 3 @ 8:30 pm.  Instructors: Katie & Ben.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through April 30.
LeatherwomenKinky Women’s Munch
Escape Bar & Grill (9004 NE Sandy Blvd., 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.)
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: C2 Practice Dance
Private location (4312 SW Henderson [Fauntleroy], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members; +$2 when there is a live caller)
C2 dancing.  RSVP by Friday 7:00 pm @ http://www.doodle.com/qpbzfsfwtxgs855g.
PansexualPortland Leather Alliance Board Meeting
Hobo’s (120 NW 3rd Ave., Portland), 6:00 pm (dinner) 7:00–9:00 pm (meeting)
Dinner and socializing at 6:00 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, May 15
BearsBear Hump Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
BearsBear Hump Vancouver
Steamworks Vancouver (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 3:00–9:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
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.
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social
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!
WorkshopMetro Vancouver Kink Education
The Wise (1882 Adanac St., Vancouver, BC), 6:45–8:45 pm
This month: TBD
PuppySEA-PAH Bonus Social DARK
Quarterly event, occurs next in June.
Square DancingRosetown Ramblers Mainstream Lessons
Bridgeport United Church of Christ (621 NE 76th Ave., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm / $100 for full series (through May 29)
Lessons begin in earnest on Jan 23rd; if you think you might miss more than a couple, wait until September to begin.  The lessons are cumulative and build off each other.  The session is approximately 15 weeks long, depending on class proficiency.  A few important details:
• No partner necessary — we’ll make sure you have someone to dance with!
• No dress code.  Be yourself!
• Smooth soled shoes are easiest on the knees but not a requirement.
Country-Western DanceThird Wednesday West Coast Swing
Dance with Joy (8015 SE 16th Ave., Portland), 7:30 pm (lesson) 8:30–10:30 pm (dancing) / $8
Dance West Coast Swing with other LGBT Westies.  We’re meeting inside the weekly West Coast Wednesday dance.  The dance is for the general public, but is degendered and LGBT-friendly.  Feel intimidated by the dancers at Norse Hall?  Want to see some familiar Stomptown faces?  We’re meeting every Third Wednesday for social dancing and practice with other Queer Westies.  The organizers will be wearing Stomptown tees (or rhinestones, whatever).
Thursday, May 16
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: MS/Plus Dancing
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 Northeast 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $9 ($7 for Puddletown members)
Caller: TBD
Country-Western DancingVancouver Timberline Dance Society Dance
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Recreation Hall (1130 Jervis St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:30 pm / $10 donation
Tush Push or Two Step?  The choice is up to you.  Join us at Vancouver’s newest venue for LGBT dance.  We’ll teach you at the beginning of the session and give you an opportunity to dance and hone your skills.  All you have to do is show up… there’s always a partner available for you.  It’s easy, fun, and most of all gives you chance to meet new people and support your community.  A portion of your donation at the door goes to help a Loving Spoonful in Vancouver.
This week: TBD (often not available until Wednesday).
Leather3rd Thursday Leather Social
Diesel (1413 14th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–10:00 pm
Come socialize with Seattle Men in Leather.  Gear highly encouraged but not required for this event.  The sign in sheets are always on the corner of the beer rail just to the right as you enter the bar.
Square DancingHeads to the Center Club Night
Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR), 7:30–9:30 pm
Advanced dancing.  Contact Scott Phillips (scottp@tplaza.org) ahead of time to confirm that a square will be there.
Friday, May 17
LeatherwomenBad Girls Third Friday Discussion
Bare Bones Cafe (2908 SE Belmont St., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm
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.
Topic: TBD.
Country-Western DanceCuff Country
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00 pm (door) 7:15 pm (lesson) 8:00–10:00 pm (open dancing) / cover after 9:00 pm (no cover with Rain Country membership card)
Lesson: Blue Ain't Your Color line dance / Instructor: TBD / DJ: TBD
Third Friday is line dance lessons night, with one or two of our Friday favorites or sometimes something new!
Country-Western DanceLGBTQ Country Dance
Escape Bar and Grill (9004 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland), 7:00 pm (line dance lesson) 8:00–11:00 pm (dancing)
Join Stomptown LGBTQ Country Dancing at Escape every other Friday.  It’s free, it’s a bar, 21+.  The 3rd Friday is DJ Juanes spinning your favorite country tunes.  This is the best LGBTQ country dancing in the city.  Fun, super friendly people will have you dancing all night long.
Line dance review @ 7:00 pm, TBD @ 7:10 pm (taught by Max).  DJ Jeffrey.
Country-Western DanceOutdancing
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 8:30–11:30 pm / $10 (or pay highest cover of night to get into all Century dances)
OutDancing is one of the longest running nights for the GLBTQ social dance community in Seattle and certainly the largest floor to spin around on.  Owner Hallie Kuperman plays something for everyone: Salsa, Swing, Country, Waltz, Tango, Disco, West Coast Swing, you name it — mixing in some “non-partner” dance music just to shake your booty to.  This event doesn’t have a regular night, though it’s usually held on a Friday night in the main Century Ballroom.
PuppyPDX PAH Bar Social
CC Slaughter’s Nightclub and Lounge (219 NW Davis St., Portland), 9:00 pm–12:00 midnight
Pets of all sorts and the Handlers that keep them safe; always love a good chance to mingle and enjoy a few drinks responsibly.
MenUnderwear Night
Lumber Yard (9619 16th Ave. SW, Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Come join us every third Friday for the Lumber Yard Bar’s Underwear night!  No cover.  Free clothes check.  Video DJ to rock your night.  Show off that drawer full of sexy underwear we know you all have!  Theme: In honor of Leather Pride month, March underwear night is all about Leather/Fetish.  We will be joined by Seattle Men in Leather community.
LeatherClub Night
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm
No cover for leather, bear, motorcycle club, rodeo association, or country-western dance club members with membership card or club colors, or with Steamworks card.
Saturday, May 18
LeatherPuppyLeather Community BBQ
Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave. S, Seattle), 1:00 pm (Easter egg hunt) 3:00-7:30 (BBQ)
Happy Easter! Jeremy will be throwing an Easter egg hunt get together.  The hunt starts at 1:30 pm with set up at 1:00 pm (hiding eggs, if you want to help).  We are using plastic eggs filled with treats.  After the last egg is found, there will be dog treats in the shape of bones, cat treats in the shape of fish that will be gluten free, nut free, and vegan.  Hoods and masks are welcome but please keep it pg since it will be at public park.  Harnesses worn on top of clothes, leashes, and collars are welcome. TBD
After the Easter egg hunt, Jeremy will be holding a little BBQ at Jefferson Park covered area #3 for anyone that wants to pop in to celebrate spring and meat new people.  We’ll have hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad, chips, soda, and watermelon.  If you want something else, bring it!  Feel free to drop in to join us!  Gear is not required at this event, so dress appropriate for the weather and all are welcome.  Please RSVP via Facebook or the this link to have a head count.
PuppyPDX PAH Board Meeting
Old Town Pizza (226 NW Davis St., 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.
RubberVancouver Rubbermen
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 2:00 pm
Join the Vancouver Rubbermen for a slick social post-Rubbout Recovery get together!  There will be rubber bondage galore to experience, opportunities to prepare for ordering and purchasing new rubber, and meet other like-minded rubber perverts!  (This will most likely be the last VRM social event until September.)
PuppyPDX PAH Puppy Mosh
CC Slaughters (219 NW Davis St., Portland), 3:30–6:00 pm
Bring your friends, being your cheer, bring your favorite squeaky toy!  Let’s have a party!
BikersBorder Riders Motorcycle Club Meeting
Private location (Oakville, WA), 3:00–8:00 pm / $15
The meeting this month is at Dan’s.  Attendees can arrive any time after 3:00 pm for socializing, the meeting is at 5:00 pm, and dinner at 6:00 pm.  Confirmation will be emailed to you upon registration. Registration closes at 9 pm on Wednesday April 17th so we can get a head count for food.  No refunds after close.   Guests need to indicate a sponsoring member when registering for the meeting.
LeatherDungeon Men PDX Dungeon Party
Private location in Vancouver, WA, 7:00 pm–12:00 midnight (doors close @ 9:00 pm) / $5 donation
PDX Dungeon Partys are kink friendly BDSM parties held every 3rd Saturday of the month in a private playspace.  This is a BDSM, fisting, ws, toy, bondage, flogging, sounding, electro, fucking, sucking and anything else pervy.  It’s always on the 3rd Saturday of the month.  We are located in east Vancouver, WA less than 15 minutes from the airport.  We have 3 slings, 2 bondage/ massage tables, 3 flogging crosses, 1 medical exam table, 1 rim seat, 1 massage/ fisting chair, a suspension hoist, a sauna, and more toys than most toy stores.  We are a drug and alcohol free place for men to let their inner pig run wild.  We encourage all types of sexual play between consenting adults.
PansexualHawk’s Nest Party
Ellensburg, 7:00 pm–12:00 midnight
MenUndergear
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard, Portland), 9:00 pm / $5 after 9:00 pm (or free entry with clothes check)
Come out and show off your undergear (boxers, briefs, jock, mankini, commando) with a room full of sexy men!  DJ Anorexic will be spinning tunes all night long!
MenUnderwear Party — Rumble Singlet Party
Seattle Eagle (314 E. Pike St., Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am / $not listed
DJ TBD.  A clothes check will be available.
MenFuckFest
Private location in Shoreline, late night / $20
Info: fckfst@gmail.com (send a clear face/body pic and request for party info)
Your host: Flip, aka Seattle Horse.  Provided: condoms, lube, beer, water, Gatorade, clothes check, showers, clean towels, and a deck heater on the smoker’s porch. Please note that the clothes check can in no way be construed to be secure and it would be a good idea to leave your phone, wallet, watch, and other valuables at home or in the trunk of your car.
Occurs on the Saturday nearest the full moon, with some exceptions.  2019/2020 dates: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 13, August 17, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, and March 7.
Sunday, May 19
WorkshopRope Enthusiasts Group
Email rope_enthusiasts@thecspc.org for location (Seattle), 12:00 noon–3:00 pm / $5–10 donation
This event provides a space for people to work on their rope and rope bondage skills and techniques.  It is a place for our community to practice, learn, and share.  Whether you’ve never tied a knot or have been using rope for years, show up, practice, learn at your own pace from your peers, learn out of a book, or learn what it feels like to be on either or both sides of the rope.  You may attend on your own, or bring a friend or two to tie if you have them!
MenRain City Jacks Meetup
Gallery Erato (309 1st Ave. S, Seattle), 1:00–3:30 pm (doors close at 2:00 pm) / Membership + event fee (trial membership available; event fee discount for partner oprganizations; cash only)
Rain City Jacks is proud to have built an authentic group jack-off community for the men of Seattle.  We are a private club for men only, 18 years of age and older, who want to experience masturbation and mutual masturbation openly and safely in a uniquely sex-positive, non-discriminating and mutually respectful place.  Absolutely no penetration of any kind is allowed.  The fundamental rules are “no lips below the hips” and “nothing goes inside anybody’s anything.”  Read our complete code of conduct here.  Membership is required to attend any RCJ meetup and enrollment is available at the door for every event.  First-timers must arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 to sign up and receive new member orientation before joining the event in progress.  Make sure you bring your photo ID and cash.  Rain City Jacks provides the time, place and all the basics you need to enjoy real male masturbation with a group of genuine, like-minded men.  You should come.
PuppySEA-PAH Walkies
TBD (TBD), 2:00–5:00 pm / $not listed
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.  Join SEA-PAH this month for a finger food potluck (small items only please) and guided conversation about what it means to be a handler.
This month: TBD
PansexualMasters And slaves Together (MAsT) Portland Discussion Group
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., 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.
Country-Western DancingWaltz Classes (Levels 1 and 2)
Century Ballroom West Hall (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 4:00–5:00 pm and 5:00–6:00 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Instructors: Dean and Jo Ann.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through May 5 (dark on April 21).
Monday, May 20
WorkshopPan Eros Foundation Board Meeting
Location TBD (Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm
The Pan Ero Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization; formerly the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture.  The Pan Eros produces the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and sponsors a wide variety of education programs on sex and sexuality.  Contact director@pan-eros.org for meeting location and details.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: Advanced & C1 Practice Dance
The Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S [Beacon Hill], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members)
A2/C1 dancing to digital downloads and live caller Gary Monday.  Please RSVP by Friday noon to ensure there will be at least one square of dancers: http://www.doodle.com/q34bykb2ftuph3y3.
PuppyPuppy Board Ganme Night
One Stop Shop Cards & Games (88 W Pender St., Unit 1069, Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:00 pm
Hey pupple!  Come join us for our regular Board Games Night!  One Stop Shop Cards and Games has a large library of games to play and try out.  The shop is easy to get to from Stadium Skytrain station in International Village.  Board Games Night will be planned for the 3rd Monday of the month so come on out and socialize!
MenBrief Encounters Underwear Night
Eagle Portland (835 N Lombard St., Portland), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Weekly Underwear Night!  Boxers, briefs, jock, mankini, commando, etc.  Drink specials for those who participate.  No clothes check, but plenty of locker space (so bring a lock).
Tuesday, May 21
WorkshopSouth Sound Leather Alliance Munch
Slaughterhouse (Tacoma), 6:30–8:30 pm / $5–10 donation
The SSLA Monthly munch is an opportunity for our membership and interested parties to get together and socialize.  This is a topic discussion social event with a different topic each month.  Feel free to come out and join us and get to know who and what the SSLA is all about.
This month: TBD
Country-Western DancingWest Coast Swing Classes (Levels 1, 2b, and 3) TBD
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine 2nd floor, Seattle), 6:30–9:30 pm / $65 per class (5 weeks)
Level 1 @ 6:30 pm, Level 2b @ 7:30 pm, and Level 3 @ 8:30 pm.  Instructors: Katie & Ben.  Drop-ins ($15) are allowed if you have already taken the class and the class is out of balance (lead/follow) in your favor.  Runs through April 30.
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: C2 Practice Dance
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $7 ($5 for Puddletown members; +$2 when there is a live caller)
C2 dancing.  RSVP by Friday 7:00 pm @ http://www.doodle.com/qpbzfsfwtxgs855g.
PuppyVancouver Puppy Members Mosh
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:00 pm
Join us for our first Members Only Mosh!  We will have our regular mosh area all closed off to make it our own private space.  Wear what makes your puppy wag.  Normal safety rules are in effect with regard to spikes, hard soled shoes, etc. on the mats.  Nudity is allowed at this event, but only on the mosh mats.  When off the mat area, underwear/jocks and shoes must be worn.  Please keep in mind that sexual play is not permitted as we still need to follow bar rules in that regard.  Don’t have a membership yet?  You will be able to get one at the event so come on down and join us!
Country-Western DanceRain Country Line Dancing
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 7:00–9:30 pm with lesson @ 7:45 pm
Lessons: Chill Factor + MLD review / Instructor: TBD / DJ: TBD
In addition to the scheduled dance lesson, we will review the last two dances and to do walkthroughs and mini-reviews of anything else needed.  Bring your own snacks if you want them (or order bar food at the bar); no outside beverages, though.  Be sure to tip the instructor and DJ; they are volunteers.
MenRain City Jacks
Gallery Erato (309 1st Ave S, Seattle), 7:30–10:00 pm (doors close at 8:00 pm) / Price based on membership level ($5 off for CSPC, NW Bears, and SML members or students; cash only)
Rain City Jacks is where guys masturbate together in Seattle.  We are a private club for men, 18 years of age and older, who want to jack off openly and safely in a uniquely sex-positive, non-discriminating and mutually respectful community.  No penetration of any kind is allowed.  The fundamentals are “no lips below the hips” and “nothing goes inside anybody’s anything.”  Membership is required to attend any RCJ event and enrollment is available at the door for every regular club gathering.  (First-timers are allowed in early and must arrive between 6:45 and 7:45 to sign up and receive new member orientation before joining the event in progress.  Make sure you bring your photo ID and cash.  A 30-day trial membership is available for first-timers.)  Rain City Jacks provides the time, place and everything a man needs to fully enjoy masturbation with a group of genuine, like-minded men.  You should come.
Theme: Underwear Bate!  You know all those underwear parties you see happening in gay bars everywhere these days?  Maybe you’ve been to one or a few.  They’re incredibly fun but something is missing… PENIS!  Come to Rain City Jacks for this special theme night.  Wear your favorite underwear (briefs, boxers, long johns, jock straps, hell you can even wear your mate’s panties if that’s your jam) and feel the freedom to expose your penis, stroke it up and spray cum all over yourself, your buddies and your gear.  Keep your underwear on and win a free pass to your next RCJ event!  At precisely 8:45 pm, 15 minutes after check-in stops and everyone is in the space, all attendees who are still wearing underwear will be automatically entered in a free drawing for one of three free event passes to be awarded at the event, on the spot.  (Note: This event has been nudged 30 minutes later than our normal time in order to avoid conflict with local sports events.  To make the most of this event, do not arrive early!  Free street parking will be available if you can wait until we open the doors at 7:15.)
Wednesday, May 22
BearsBear Hump Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
BearsBear Hump Vancouver
Steamworks Vancouver (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 3:00–9:00 pm / locker rental and membership required
A mid-week gathering of furry men, every Wednesday.
LeatherVML Hump Day Leather Social
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!
WorkshopWhip Group
The Wise (1882 Adanac St., Canada Vancouver, BC), 6:45–8:45 pm / By donation
Come join us for a fun couple of hours cracking whips.  Newbie or well practiced, curious or have an extensive whip collection, all are welcome to participate and socialize.  It’s an opportunity to connect with others who share your interest in whips.  This is a skill share activity.  There is no predetermined technical instruction set up for each practice.  On occasion, a mini-workshop is offered by an experienced whip enthusiast to highlight something they find interesting and wish to share.  For those that are new or nearly new to whips, and do not own a whip, there is often an extra whip or two that can be borrowed.  Where other participants in attendance are willing, you may get to experience throwing their whips if you ask nicely (depending upon their preference to share or not).  Some of us are quite partial to our whips, ya know!
Bring your juice or caffeinated beverages as you will get thirsty during practice.  Water is provided as well a plastic cups but you may want to provide your own container.  It is requested that alcoholic beverages be left at home.  MVK, which sponsors this event, the venue (Wise Hall) and/or the host(ess) assume no responsibility for any injuries incurred while attending the practice.  It is entirely at the attendees’ risk.  Note: we will be practicing on balloons, pom poms, and/or stuffies during practice, not people.  Practice bottoms are not required for this event.  In keeping with MVK’s mandate of accessibility, this skill share is by donation.  The majority of MVK’s monthly education runs at a loss overall, the shortfall of which is covered by our annual fundraiser, Westcoast Bound.  If you can donate, we ask that you do.  If you cannot, lack of finances is not a barrier to participation.
Square DancingRosetown Ramblers Mainstream Class
Bridgeport United Church of Christ (621 NE 76th Ave., Portland), 7:00–8:30 pm / $100 for full series (through May 29)
The lessons are cumulative and build on each other — 68 calls in the Mainstream program for Modern Western Square — so try not to miss more than a couple.  (If you miss the first several, wait until January for the next class to begin.)  No partner necessary but certainly welcome.  No dress code; wear what you want.  Smooth-soled shoes can be easier on the knees but are not required.
Thursday–Sunday, May 23–26
Country-Western DancingEmerald City Hoedown
Renaissance Hotel (TBD, Seattle) / $169
Info: TBD
Details TBD
Thursday, May 23
WorkshopKinky Pizza Social / Kinky Cocktails & Karaoke
Puget Sound Pizza (317 S 7th St., Tacoma), 6:00 pm–12:00 midnight
Join folks from the local kink and leather communities as we gather together for some great conversation over a glass of your favorite beverage or a hot slice of pizza.  Meet new folks, catch up with old friends, share information, techniques, skills, and the like.  This open event is a great way to find out about local events, parties, or to just grow your own personal network.  No guided discussions, no presentations, just relaxed conversation with some great folks.  This event is held twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th thursdays, at one of Tacoma’s favorite pizza joints, Puget Sound Pizza.  While it is open to the public, we tend to take over the entire lower bar.  Dress is casual public.  Eating dinner is not required and tips are appreciated.  NOTE: This is an 18+ event and not a topic discussion group.  If this is your first time attending please say hello to our host Sir Doug so that he can properly welcome you!  If you don’t see Sir Doug around, please introduce yourself to any of the SSLA Members in attendance (we are usually wearing a leather vest with a SSLA patch on the back) or our surrogate co-host, Maxx who also hosts the Kinky Cocktails & Karaoke afterwards.  We want to have the opportunity to say hello, welcome you, and answer any questions that you might have!
Square DancingPuddletown Squares: MS/Plus Dancing
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 Northeast 80th St. [Greenlake], Seattle), 7:00–9:00 pm / $9 ($7 for Puddletown members)
Caller: TBD
Country-Western DancingVancouver Timberline Dance Society Dance TBD
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Recreation Hall (1130 Jervis St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–9:30 pm / $10 donation
Tush Push or Two Step?  The choice is up to you.  Join us at Vancouver’s newest venue for LGBT dance.  We’ll teach you at the beginning of the session and give you an opportunity to dance and hone your skills.  All you have to do is show up… there’s always a partner available for you.  It’s easy, fun, and most of all gives you chance to meet new people and support your community.  A portion of your donation at the door goes to help a Loving Spoonful in Vancouver.
This week: TBD (often not available until Wednesday).
Square DancingHeads to the Center Club Night
Milwaukie Grange (12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR), 7:30–9:30 pm
Advanced dancing.  Contact Scott Phillips (scottp@tplaza.org) ahead of time to confirm that a square will be there.
Friday, May 24
Country-Western DanceCuff Country DARK
No dancing tonight at the uff, come to the Emerald City Hoedown instead!
Country-Western DancingTimberline Friday
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 7:00–10:00 pm with short lesson @ 8:00 pm
Gay/lesbian/queer line dancing, barn dancing and two stepping.  Find us on the dance floor by going throug the bar to the back and turn right, or head right after going in the door.  Last Friday of the month.
LeatherGear Up!
Steamworks (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 8:00 pm–4:00 am / Steamworks membership and locker rental required (VML members: free membership and locker discount with your membership card)
Gear Up! is a new monthly Fetish and Gear night brought to you by Steamworks Vancouver and Vancouver Men in Leather!  Held every 4th Friday of the month, put on your sexiest Fetish attire and Gear Up! to take over the hottest club in town!  Ever wanted to get in the sling with your boots on or get f*cked in your chaps?  Want to take the place of that puppy tail or see just how deep their hood goes?  Well Gear Up! and see just how durable that harness is!  Come meet other Boot Pigs, Leathermen, Rubbermen, Bikers, and kinky brothers clad in everything from Spandex to Neoprene to Leather and everything in-between!  All are encouraged to Gear Up!  Let’s make the baths that much hotter — you know what to do… Gear Up!  The VML Dungeon is in room 102, the large sling room upstairs.  Appropriate dungeon behaviour is required.  If you are unsure, consult the internet for BDSM play party etiquette.
MenUnderwear Night — TBD
OutWest Bar (5401 California Ave. SW, Seattle), 9:00 pm–2:00 am
Last Friday of the month.  VJ Andy is here spinning music and videos!  Bartenders to drool over are Richard and Chris!  Clothes check is located in the back near the restrooms.  Never a cover.  It’s the busiest male-driven night of the month!  Everyone is welcome to come and clothes check optional.  You don’t have to be in just your undies to feel welcome!  But it is encouraged without any judgments!  We love you all and thank you for making Outwest Bar the premier Gay Bar in West Seattle!
LeatherClub Night
Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave., Seattle), 9:00 pm
No cover for leather, bear, motorcycle club, rodeo association, or country-western dance club members with membership card or club colors, or with Steamworks card.
Saturday, May 25
QueerSeattle Area Queer Kinkster Munch
Razzi’s Pizzeria (8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle), 12:00 noon–3:00 pm
Meet new friends and catch up with old ones!  Now in our third year, we meet on the 4th Saturday of the month.  A casual hang-out for LGBTQ kinksters.  Razzi’s offers low-carb, gluten-free, and vegan as well as traditional Italian-style food.  They’ve got free parking in back.  Several bus routes stop nearby.  We usually meet in the banquet room, to the left of the main dining area.
WorkshopLife Drawing
Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place (5224 SE Foster Rd., Portland), 1:00–4:00 pm / $12
Come draw.  The Beheld Art Initiative is a series of events to foster fine art models and artists in the body-positive and sex-positive communities in Portland.  Beheld includes a regular monthly drawing series on the fourth Saturday of every month.  This session will feature a series of short to long poses.  As always input from the attending artists and model is both encouraged and appreciated.  Please note to reserve a spot please indicate you are attending and feel free to reach out if you have questions.
BearsBears, The Baths, and Beyond Seattle
Steamworks Seattle (1520 Summit Ave., Seattle), 1:00–7:00 pm / Steamworks membership and locker rental required
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.  Music, food, and hot hunky men!
BearsBears, The Baths, and Beyond Vancouver
Steamworks Vancouver (123 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC), 1:00–6:00 pm / Steamworks membership and locker rental required
A monthly play party for Bears, Cubs, and Otters every 4th Saturday.  Come along and check out the great club environment, free nibbles, prizes and of course woofy bears.  Lockers are $5 and standard rooms are $10.
PansexualSouth Sound Leather Alliance Play Party
The Slaughterhouse (Tacoma), 8:00 pm–12:00 midnight / $10
The South Sound Leather Alliance (SSLA) was formed to create space for Leather folk to hang out and to share their friendship and knowledge of leather play, protocol, and kink.  This particular party is our monthly SSLA “Members Only” Play Party, held on the 4th Saturday of every month.  Members in good standing are welcome to bring guests who they feel will fit in with our community and be respectful of our space.  Members, you are responsible for your guest.  And as always, invited guests & “Friends of Slaughterhouse” are always welcome.  (If you have questions about this contact Odie Heaston on Facebook / RoughnBootz on FetLife.)  See event listing for details on venue, vetting, and dress code.
BearsXL Bear Bust
CC Attle’s (1701 E. Olive Way, Seattle) and Diesel (1413 14th Ave., Seattle), 8:00 pm–2:00 am
Last Saturday of the month.  Join XL Bears for our Monthly Bar bust!  Always free, and always XL.  The theme this time: TBD
PuppyPup/Dog/Handler Quarterly Social
This is a re-occurring quarterly social in White Center, occurring in February, May, August, and November.
MenUnderwear Party — Lumbersexual Union Suit Party
Seattle Eagle (314 E. Pike St., Seattle), 9:00 pm–3:00 am / $8 ($6 before 10:00 pm)
DJ Tank Top.  A clothes check will be provided.
LeatherL.U.R.E. Fetish Gear Night
Eagle Portland (835 N. Lombard, Portland), 9:00 pm / $3 (no cover in fetish gear)
Leather, Uniforms, Rubber, Etc.  Every 4th Saturday join us in fetish gear for free entry!
MenPeel
PumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), 9:00 pm / $5
Underwear night.
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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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