Those bedazzled emissaries of SF morals, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, are once again emerging from their pancake makeup-encrusted cloisters to spread the good word. Indeed, on Sun/6 they'll be hosting not one, but two benefits involving liberal doses of alcohol and private part-focused celebrations.
In SoMa, the sisters invite you to take a sacrament of all-you-can-drink Bud Lite at Chaps to benefit the group's anti-hate crime “Stop the Violence” campaign. Of course, pants are optional – the event is entitled, after all, Jock Off. Eee! Pacifism is sexy! Pull your trousers halfway up to trek across town for the concurrent Quadroboob, whose ra-ma-tazz lineup (including the spectacular Lady Monster) guarantees that even as you are raising funds for the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, you will be simultaneously putting your knockers to good use. That means shake 'em, ladies (and gents).
Leather Alliance Weekend
A whirling dervish of chaps and kicky hide hats descends on SF this week, as the Leather Alliance and its entourage gear up for the Mr. Leather Contest on Sat/5 at the Hotel Whitcomb – oh, and the SF Citadel meet and greet (Thurs/3) and assorted beer busts and cigar celebrations in honor of the chosen one. Last year was New Mexican transman wheelchair-user Tyler McCormick's time to shine, who will wear the leather crown this year?
Thurs/3-Sun/6 $15-35 for weekend's events
Various locations, SF
International Sex Workers' Rights Day Art XXX-hibition
Not to be confused with the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (that's December 17), International Sex Workers' Rights Day brings a whole bunch of creative works by and of those that supply society with a much-needed dose of climax-for-hire. Annie Sprinkle will be selling her prints, and St. James' Infirmary workers Rachel Schreiber and Barbara DeGenevieve will share their photographs of sex workers at the center.
Fri/4 6-9 p.m., free
Million Fishes Art Gallery
2501 Bryant, SF
How does the dating game change when the night of your dreams ends with you in shackles and him holding a whip and a plan? Edukink's one-off workshop explores the etiquette of courting in the BDSM world, lessons that all you kinksters can get down on regardless of sexual orientation. The class is part of the program's monthly “Newcomer's Series,” so feel free to stop by even (especially) if you're new to the dungeon scene.
Fri/4 7:30-10:30 p.m., $15-25 sliding scale
1277 Mission, SF
Over 12 performers will prance about Bernal Heights' superlative dyke bar to raise funds for breast cancer. Bonus round: the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Sister Sara Femme Fatale is emceeing, implying that more of her otherworldly siblings may well be in attendance.
Sun/6 5-9 p.m., $10-20 suggested donation
424 Cortland, SF
An anti-hate crime benefit with unlimited booze and jock contests to boot? Where else would you spend the end of your weekend, one might well ask.
Sun/6 5-9 p.m., $8
1225 Folsom, SF
Asking for What you Want in the Bedroom and Beyond
You'll never know what will make you feel slutty, shameless, and satiated if you can't ask for it! Which is why your perpetual best friend in the bedroom, Good Vibrations, has contracted a one Marcia Baczynski, sex educator, to elaborate on the intricacies of sexual proposition. How to make asks in a way that is inspired, assertive, and sensitive will be covered, as will be handling rejection and the best course of action to take if what you asked for turns out to suck.
Tues/8 6-8 p.m., $20-25
1620 Polk, SF