Femina Potens is moving up and out! But not too far. According to an email sent by the gallery featuring a look back by director-founder Madison Young, SF's favorite woman-run, sex-positive workshop/art show/bacchanal is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with a move to a larger space that will still be on Market Street.
Says Young of the initial creation of FP, which she named after a tattoo meaning "powerful women" that she saw on a woman's arm: "I was only 20 years old but felt a very clear calling to create space for people to feel comfortable to express and explore their identity, their bodies, their boundaries, with out shame through art, sexuality, and education." Oh, and she'll be incepting a little something of her own: this hot mama's preggers. Come March 2011, she'll there will be another MILF on the scene, plus one more body-positive little girl in the world.
Just in case all that bare turkey flesh you'll be feasting on tomorrow isn't enough tender meat for you, Chaps is holding the nipples edition of their Busted! fetish nights – eat your nips with a $2.50 Bridgeport IPA or grab a nipple clamp, the evening's 4 dollar Rolling Rock pint and Tullamore Whiskey shot special.
Wed/24 all night
1225 Folsom, SF
Free Entry at Eros
Let's give thanks for a city that allows us to frolick freely, to share our true selves with a like-minded community, to go to a sex club, expect sweaty satisfaction, and get it – all night long. Eros is certainly down to say grace. The club is inviting all men to make a shower stop for free on this day of gratitude – so carve some hunky turkey and mash those potatoes good.
Thurs/25 6 p.m.-12 a.m., free
2051 Market, SF
Traditional Thanksgiving Potluck
A couple reasons why this yearly Citadel event isn't really all that traditional: one, it's on the Friday after gobblin' day. Two, the scene is less in-laws and more BDSM playmates. Three, although it's not explicitly meant to turn into whippin' time after the food's shared, the event description does allow that “being the kinky folks we are....well, ya just never know!” A great way to burn off pie calories, no?
Fri/26 5-9 p.m., free with dish to share
1277 Mission, SF
Post Turkey Twist and Shout
Red Hots Burlesque assembles a crack cast of some of the burlesque troupe's long lost favorites – Fannie Fuller of the Diamond Daggers is here visiting from Portland, Oregon for her solo debut at Red Hots Burlesque and the Flying Fox has spread her wings all the way from New York City. Whatever their mailing zip codes now, these ladies plan to un-zip some serious coquettish talent.
Fri/26 7:30 p.m., $5-10 sliding scale
3158 Mission, SF
The 15 Association Party
The longest-standing West Coast gay male BDSM organization, 15 Association is run entirely by volunteers that want to ensure you have a good, safe time in the dungeon of your dreams. This party is meant to be for experienced doms and subs, but if you're new to the game you can speak with the Association for an invitation at their website.
Sat/27 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $25
1277 Mission, SF
Tying your lovely up need not detract from their genuine preciousness. This course examines the art of bondage with an emphasis on the aesthetic. Harnesses, immobilizing ties, and techniques of upping the sweet torment involved will all be covered in the class, as well as the requisite safety talk.
Tues/30 8-10 p.m., $20
1277 Mission, SF