Washington State Leather Pride Week 2008
Washington State Leather Pride Week 2008

Washington State Leather Pride Week 2008

The 16th annual Washington State Leather Pride Week runs from Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 23. Last year, Washington State Leather Pride Week featured over 50 events in 7 cities around the state. Miller Brewing Company will be back once again for their 15th year as a corporate sponsor and is joined by their local distributor, Columbia Distributing. DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, THE SGN IS NOT INCLUDING EVENTS HAPPENING IN OLYMPIA, BELLINGHAM, SPOKANE AND THE TRI-CITIES. For details on those events, visit www.wsmlo.org.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*

* Schedule as of 3/10/08. All events subject to change without notice.

VENUES:

CSPC (formerly known at The Wet Spot), 1602 15th Ave. W. (http://www.sexpositiveculture.org)

CSPC Annex, 1608 15th Ave. W.

The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave at E. Pine St.

See SGN Capitol Hill Location Map on page 29 for other bar and club locations.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Intro to Sex-Positive Culture (CSPC Member Orientation) – 7:30 p.m. CSPC. Orientation required for membership to Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture.

MAsT (Masters and Slaves Together) Seattle Meeting (including Eastside and Greater Puget Sound) – 8-10 p.m. Alfy’s Pizza, 9620 19th Ave SE, Everett. Take the 128th Street exit off Interstate 5 in South Everett. Pizza is half-price, drinks and salad bar are regular price. Snakeman will be doing a workshop on electricity, mostly on the Violet Wand. Following the workshop we will have a short discussion and social time. MAsT Seattle requests five dollars per grouping to attend meetings. A grouping can be an individual, couple, threesome or more. http://groups.yahoo.com/MAsT_Seattle  

Cuff Country – 7:30 p.m. (lessons), 8:30-10:30 p.m. (open dancing). The Cuff Complex. Lesson: Two-Step and Chompin’ at the Bit line dance. Instructor: Michael. http://www.raincountrydance.org

Club Night – The Cuff Complex. Show your Leather/Bear/Motorcycle Club/Rodeo or Club Seattle/BP membership card and get into The Cuff free – every Friday night.

Leather Night – Seattle Eagle. No cover if in full leather (3 pieces). www.seattleeagle.com

Tie Me Up, Take Me Down – 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. CSPC Annex. Second Friday Bondage & SM Party. 18+, $20, CSPC members and their guests only.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Northend Munch – Azteca in Mountlake Terrace (22003 66th Ave W), 1:30 p.m. PNWmunchbunch

Border Riders Motorcycle Club Membership Meeting – http://www.borderriders.com

Knights of Malta's Lame Edna’s Chili Feed. 3:30-6:30 p.m. The Elite. Chili dog and $4 domestic beer. http://jetchapterkofm.com

SML Annual Dinner & Meeting – 6-9 p.m. The Cuff Complex, Includes announcement of new Steering Committee members, Man of the Year and Community Service Award winners, and 2008 beneficiary. http://www.seattlemeninleather.org

NW Bears St. Patrick’s Gaelic Potluck – 6-9 p.m. (dinner at 6:30 p.m.) Potluck: At St Joseph’s Parish Rectory, 19th Ave. E. & E. Aloha St. Bring a main course, side dish, or dessert. Coffee will be provided or you may bring your own non-alcoholic beverage. Luck Of The Irish Raffle. Let’s makes some green for Rise and Shine. Wear something green, bring an Irish dish or a regular potluck dish. Come and have a Gay-lick good time. http://www.nwbears.com

Intro to Sex-Positive Culture (CSPC Member Orientation) – 7:30 p.m. CSPC. Orientation required for membership to Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture.

Pansexual BDSM Social and Experience: Fantasy/Uniform Night – 8 p.m. (social), 9 p.m.-3 a.m. (party).CSPC. CSPC membership required. $20 ($15 in fantasy or uniform attire, not just leather). The Pan Party Fantasy and Uniform Team presents: Rubber, Latex and PVC. Do you love to have your shiny boots worshipped? Or are you the one who loves to worship them? Do you love the way it feels to be encased in that latex suit? Or would you prefer to be vacuumed in? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wear nothing, but look like you are? Do you own more rubber than Goodyear and want to show it off? If so, then paint, peel or zip yourself into your next outfit and make your way over to join the Fantasy and Uniform Pansexual BDSM Play Party as we present Rubber, Latex and PVC.

Pet Party – 8 p.m.-midnight. CSPC Annex. A party for you human animals and human animal lovers. Puppies, kitties, ponies and other pets are welcome along with their handlers. 18+, $15 (includes admission to the Fantasy/Uniform Party), CSPC members and their guests only.

Leather Night – 9 p.m. C.C.Attle’s. 3rd Saturday Leather Night.

Manhunt Jockstrap Party – 9 p.m.-close. Seattle Eagle, Manhunt members free, DJ FunkyBear. www.seattleagle.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

Paradise Pool Time– 12-4 p.m. The Longhouse, Redmond. $10. For CSPC Members and their guests. Those of you who attended Paradise last Labor Day weekend remember the wonderful pool: it was warm and inviting, with a great hot tub beside it to soak in. These socials are held in the same location, and we'll supply pop, juice, and some snacks. There will also be a social area and a few areas for private and group play (sex and light BDSM play will be allowed in most areas except the pool: Remember, campers, no bodily fluids in the pool!). NOTE: This is a clothing-optional event, but we hope that there is very little clothing in the pool. Please RSVP to pool@wetspot.org so we know how many to expect and so we can send you directions and other information.

Partners’ Party – Dominant and submissive night – 5-11 p.m. CSPS. $15. A dungeon-style party for couples (and moresomes) in any dominant/submissive roles. Dominants and all their submissive counterparts are invited for a special party where they can comfortably congregate and recreate. This will be an open dungeon-style party setup which will be utilizing the SPECIAL setup from the previous night’s party. This is an event for couples and families in the dominant and submissive (families) roles where all intensities of scenes are welcomed and encouraged. Fetish or evening attire is encouraged but not required. No singles, please.

MONDAY, MARCH 17

SML Steering Committee Meeting - 7:30 p.m. The Cuff Complex http://www.seattlemeninleather.org

Monday Madness – 7-11 p.m. CSPC Annex. 18+, $10. CSPC Members and their guests. Start the week off right with a bit of play. Mondays are now a play night at CSPC.

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

Daytime Playtime – 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CSPC. A chance for some “afternoon delight.” 18+, $10. CSPC Members and their guests. Here's a chance to take a break from work and meet up with your sweetie for a nooner. Or, if you work nights and want to do a scene at the Center , today’s the day. Daytime Playtime is a casual play opportunity for our members and their guests. There will be limited staffing so please be responsible and clean up after yourself.

Drop-in Evening at CSPC – 4-10 p.m. CSPC. Weekly drop-in night for open social, questions and access to the Pacific Northwest Library of Sex-Positive Culture. Allena, Executive Director of CSPC will also be there most Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. CSPC Membership is required. For more information and directions, please e-mail drop-in@wetspot.org.

Ascension: Young Adult Discussion Group - At CSPC, Seattle, 7 p.m. A discussion/social group for all sex-positive 18-25 year-olds. For more information, please e-mail ascension@wetspot.org.

Beareoke – 8 p.m.-midnight. The Cuff Complex., Beareoke is hosted by Jonathan Jones. It is a fun-filled night of karaoke performances by our own bears, visiting bears, their friends and partners. Jonathan also hosts a more general audience’s karaoke at the Cuff on Thursday nights. www.nwbears.com

Vibrator – Women’s Night at The Seattle Eagle, 9 p.m. DJs Luying, Schlage, and guests. www.seattleeagle.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19

Daddy’s Leather Tag Sale - 7-10 p.m. The Cuff Complex.A fundraiser for the Leather Archives and Museum by the Seattle Leather Daddy Titleholders. Co-sponsored by Seattle Men in Leather and Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Organization. Daddy wants your old leathers, uniforms, latex, artwork, magazines, and toys that you no longer wear, use or need for the Leather Tag Sale. If you would like to donate items, please contact Daddy Jeff at Lthrdaddy@aol.com or call 206-353-5186

Community Wide Leather Social – 7-10 p.m. The Cuff Complex. Hosted by Seattle Men in Leather and Seattle Women of Leather. This is a “dress code” event held by Seattle Men in Leather in the Cuff Blue Room at The Cuff Complex, 7-10 p.m. www.seattlemeninleather.org

CSPC Board Meeting – 7:30 p.m. CSPC.

The Hump – 6 p.m.-midnight. CSPC. A Wednesday Dance Party. 18+ CSPC members and their guests, $15. The Hump is a dance and sex party. Music is at a volume that encourages conversation. We love the dance pole. Each week has a different music theme – this week, Celtic. The Hump is a great place to kick back on a Wednesday. The Hump Social is one of the Center's best ways to meet people. Each week will have different activities like dance lessons, dance contests, classes, discussions and icebreakers. Thanks for joining in and be sure to bring a smile.

Cuff Country – Canceled for this night due to Daddy’s Leather Tag Sale. Rhythm Riders practice also cancelled. http://www.raincountrydance.org

Seattle Movie Bears Movie and Post-Movie Discussion. A group of Gay/Bisexual men who meet every Wednesday at a local theatre to enjoy a movie night out, followed by a visit to CC’s for drinks and good conversation as you review that night’s movie. www.yahoogroups.com/group/seattlemoviebears

THURDAY, MARCH 20

Intro to Sex-Positive Culture (CSPC Member Orientation) – 7:30 p.m. Wet Spot. Required for membership to Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture.

Rain City Jacks - 7-10 p.m. (door closes at 7:30 p.m.) Private location in Seattle, Price based on membership level. An essential group J/O event. http://www.raincityjacks.com

Leather Play Party – 8 p.m.-midnight. Club Z. Locker or room rental required. $3 discount for SML members or those in full leather. http://thezclub.com

The Grind – 9 p.m.-1 a.m. CSPC hosts a night of dancing in a sex-friendly, play-friendly atmosphere. 18+, $15 (includes admission to The Chill). CSPC Members and their guests. Grind's atmosphere is dark, loud, and nightclub-like, and the crowd is very diverse. You can come socialize, dance, have sex, and do BDSM play, all at the same event. The music is a mix of industrial, gothic, synthpop, occasional '80s wave, trance, and whatever else the DJs think will keep people dancing.

The Chill – 10 p.m.-1 a.m. CSPC Annex. A Thursday night BDSM Event. 18+, $15 (includes admission to The Grind). CSPC Members and their Guests. Grind away on the dance floor, then when you're ready for a break or want to chat up that special someone, come chill with us in the beautifully renovated and appointed Annex space just a few steps away. There are spaces to socialize and chat in a relaxed and quieter setting, as well as plenty of space to play and access to the Pacific Northwest's largest sex-positive library to boot.

Intro to Sex-Positive Culture (CSPC Member Orientation) – 7:30 p.m. CSPC, 7:30 p.m. Required for membership to Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

Tribal Instinct – Seattle Men in Leather’s monthly educational series. Canceled for this night due to Leather Pride Week. www.seattlemeninleather.org.

Leather Meets Country - Cuff Country Night– 7-10:30 p.m. The Cuff Complex. Break out your chaps and cowboy boots for a night of country-western dancing in leather! Two-Step Lessons, Slap Leather Line Dance, Tush Push Dance Contest and Prize Raffles. www.raincountrydance.org

Meet and Greet for the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest – 8:30-10 p.m. Lifelong AIDS Alliance’s Seneca Conference Room, 1002 E. Seneca Street (near E. Madison St.). No charge. Here is your chance to meet the contestants and judges for the 2008 Washington State Mr. and Ms. Leather contest. Come meet the men and women who are vying to represent you for the next year! www.wsmlo.org

Bootblacking Workshop by Cat – 8 p.m. MicroDungeon. 8 p.m. $10 covers the workshop and play party afterwards. Info contact Pamela at petpeekin@yahoo.com

Femme Fatal – The Bond Age – ICSCED. Show at 7 p.m. The Castle Lounge, 11501 Hwy 99, Everett. $5. Come dressed in your favorite fetish attire. This is a show for the fetish community, ‘cause it's not fun and games till someone gets hurt. For more information please contact kosher_prince25@yahoo.com

Club Night – The Cuff Complex. Show your Leather/Bear/Motorcycle Club/Rodeo or Club Seattle/BP membership card and get into The Cuff free – every Friday night.

Leather Night – Seattle Eagle. No cover if in full leather (3 pieces). www.seattleeagle.com

15th Annual Black Party - 9 p.m.-3 a.m. The Cuff Complex. Bring out the leather as The Cuff celebrates Washington State Leather Pride Week with their annual Black Party. Wear your leather or dress in black jeans and a black Cuff T-shirt. Remember, black is it! www.thecuff.com

Club Thump – 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. CSPC. Third Friday Dance Party. 18+, $20 (men attending Thump may attend the men’s night for free). CSPC Members and their Guests. The Grind Team presents a dark dance and play party. There is plenty of space to dance and thump on people as the DJs will spin a slightly broader selection of music. What's best? It's on a Friday so you can party all night!

Men’s Play and Sex Party – 10 p.m.-3 a.m. CSPC Annex. 18+, $20 (men attending the Men’s Night may attend Club Thump for free). Male ID only CSPC Members and their guests. The men-only event is a fun, engaging evening in which men share fetish, kink, and BDSM play as well as hot male-on-male sex. All men are welcome. This is not specifically considered to be a Gay event. It is considered to be a men's event. The majority of our guests are Gay with a comfortable mixture of Bisexual and hetero men. There is a great deal of socializing with a friendly sense of community.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

Masturbation for Women – 1 p.m. CSPC Annex. 18+, $35, female ID only. An interactive workshop by Jennifer of Libido Events. Are you chasing the Big O, that Huge Orgasm? You are not alone. Many women find it a challenge to climax. This class will prepare you for intense pleasure. Perhaps you are seeking a more intense orgasm, or maybe you wish to learn about becoming multi-orgasmic. This class will answer your questions about how women touch themselves and achieve great success. In the first part of the class we will have an informative talk about self-loving and a few of the "add ons" that you can bring to your solo sex play for added pleasure. Then, in the second part of the class, it will become interactive. Please bring a blanket to lie on, pillow, and perhaps a cushion or two. Also bring along your favorite sex toys, dildos, vibrators, lubricant.

Bi-Curious? Where to start for girls who want to date girls – 4 p.m. CSPC Annex. 18+, $25, female ID only. Making the move from Bi-curious to Bisexual can be a tough one. This workshop will cover the basics on dating for Bisexual women. Tips on finding the right woman and on what to do when you find one will be on the list things we discuss. We will cover some tricks for writing that personal ad or finding the events and places to meet other Bi women. We will also discuss etiquette used when dating women … because so many of us are used to dating only men. Often, Bisexual women have male partners and whether, when, or even if they are included in your Bisexual experiences will also be covered.

NW Bears Pride Parade Float Meeting – Northwest Bears, michaeltolleson@gmail.com

Intro to Sex-Positive Culture (CSPC Member Orientation) – 7:30 p.m. CSPC. Orientation required for membership to Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture aka The Wet Spot.

The Cuff’s 15th Anniversary and Pin Night - The Cuff Complex.

Washington State Mr. and Ms. Leather 2008 Contest – 6 p.m. (doors); 7:00 p.m. (contest). The Cuff Complex (dance bar). The Washington State Mr. Leather Title is the oldest Leather Title in the Pacific Northwest, celebrating its 26th year. This is one leather event you don’t want to miss! The contest is once again sponsored by Miller Brewing Company and Columbia Distributors and produced by Washington State Mr. and Ms. Leather Organization. For more information on the contest, e-mail WSMLO at wsmlo@aol.com

Pansexual BDSM Social and Party: Newcomer Meet and Beat – 8 p.m. (social), 9 p.m.-3 a.m. (party). CSPC. $20, 18+. CSPC Members and their guests. Are you new to the CSPC? Perhaps you've fantasized and yearned for years for a safe place to actualize your BDSM thoughts and feelings with others. Perhaps you've played for years, but only behind closed doors or alone. Perhaps you've been curious about the BDSM lifestyle but only been able to read about it online or in books. However you came to the CSPC, we want you to know we're happy you've arrived! We remember what it felt like to walk through the doors of a BDSM club the very first time. The Newcomer's Meet and Beat offers you an opportunity to meet other people who are also new to the club and additionally, chat with some more seasoned public players who will be on hand to answer questions. If other parties feel too daunting, know that this party is dedicated to you, the new member and folks who are new to BDSM! In the spirit of the CSPC, we want to help lubricate the path to fulfilling your dreams and desires. Maybe your new play partner is also a new member and will be waiting for you!

Victory Party for Washington State Mr. and Ms. Leather 2008 - 10 p.m. The Cuff Complex. Come meet your new Washington State Mr. and Ms. Leather and Party! Bootblack on Duty – Boris.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

Leather Awards Brunch – 12 noon. The Cuff Complex. The Washington State Leather Awards and Washington State Mr. and Ms. Leather 2008 Victory Brunch. WSMLO will present the Leather Emerald Awards and, Community Service Awards.  Seattle Men in Leather will present their Man of the Year and Community Service Awards. All this and more. This will be a continental brunch with pastries, fruit, juice and coffee. Following the awards brunch, more names will be added the Leather Memorial Plaque.

Leather Memorial Plaque Adding of Names Ceremony – 12 noon. The Cuff Complex. If you know of a name that needs to be added, please e-mail lthrdaddy@aol.com.

Sex Tips to Rock Your Partner’s World – 1 p.m. CSPC Annex. Presented by Jennifer of Libido Events. 18+, $25. Finally, a class written for the everyday person having sex. It does not matter how old you are, whether you are new to sex or an old hand; regardless of your relationship status, this class will make you into a better lover. As a woman who has sex with both men and women, I will guide you through the best of the best tips designed to please any gender, any age of person. You will learn about: clitoral/vaginal/g-spot orgasms, prostate stimulation and orgasm, anal sex, sex toys, giving great head/hand jobs/stroking styles, going down on a woman/women's arousal process, strap-on sex, creating want, and much, much more. Join me, Jennifer, for a frank and, at times, funny conversation about sex. Come away with practical tips to make you into a more confident lover.

And I Touch Myself – 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. playtime. CSPC Annex. A night for sensual and sexual self-pleasure, exhibitionism, voyeurism and more. 18+, $15. CSPC Members and their guests. Self-gratification is highly underrated. Join us for a night of self-pleasure. Solo masturbation, group masturbation, bukkake, masturbation as performance art … all is allowed and encouraged tonight. Are you an exhibitionist? Does that thought of others watching you turn you on? Our space is set up for safe and friendly exhibitionism and voyeurism. Come and strut your stuff. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. we'll have a facilitated discussion about topics surrounding masturbation and a chance to socialize and get comfortable before the party begins.