Hole-y moley, it's time to say sayonara to Chaps, compadres – again. After assuming the name of the classic leather bar that called the DNA Lounge's address home in the '80s, Chaps II (as the 1225 Folsom location is formerly called) is switching identities to Kok Bar SF. Is the new moniker a sly wink to the once-was Kokpit bar of San Francisco gone by? Or have we perhaps been spending too much time at the new GLBT History Museum? Regardless, Saturday the 19th will be Chaps last night open before it metamorphs into Kok, which will reopen April 1 at 9 p.m. for cruising good times.
Luck OH! the Irish
Alameda County Leather Corps event on Sunday notwithstanding, I'm a bit disappointed in the dearth of St. Patty's themed sex events this year. C'mon, Mission Control, where was your call for leprechaun-themed codpieces and pots-of-gold augmented cleavage? Missed opportunites. Luckily, a brave band of gingers have taken up the call for Irish fun times -- check out Powerhouse's Patty's themed "party for the dirty gentleman," where you are cordially invited to kiss someone's Blarney stones.
Weds/9 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $3
1347 Folsom, SF
Bawdy Storytelling: Jackpot!
Dixie De La Tour's monthly story-on-stage series has gathered up fetish photographer Charles Gatewood, musician Catie Magee, videogame developer Agent Orange, and others to recount their tales of getting what they thought they really wanted – from a meeting with their fave porn star to a women's-only sex party – and the resulting epiphany/chagrin/orgasm.
Weds/9 8 p.m., $10
The Blue Macaw
2565 Mission, SF
It's one thing to figger out that what your love life is missing is a trip to the polyamory buffet. But it's an entirely separate challenge to move confidently with that choice through the vanilla, monogamy-normalized world. This workshop with sex activist Julianne Carroll focuses on just that, blithely hopping about from the best ways to approach relationship agreements, confronting jealousy, emotional safety, to changing the world.
Weds/9 6-8 p.m., $20-25
1620 Polk, SF
The Art of 8 Limbs
Leave your bag of tools at home this time, kinky community. Disciple, local expert in kinky grappling and cell popping, will be teaching this class in utilizing one's own body as an implement in body impact play and striking. And just to make sure you're not inflicting pain on unsuspecting parties, part of the night will be devoted to stretching exercises you can perform before you put the techniques into play.
Thurs/17 8-10 p.m., $20
1277 Mission, SF
Strap-ons and Smut
Add to your repetoire as a lover with this dual-mission educational evening. Rain DeGrey (she's everywhere this week – check out Sun/13 for more of her) will be wielding her strap-on for the good of your sex life, and erotic writing educator Jenn Cross explores the art of the slutty love letter. The event at Mission Control is part of Femina Poten's program there while the art-sex gallery remains physical location-less.
Thurs/10 7-9 p.m., $15
Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball
Calling all latexuals: Von Gutenberg, purveyor of fine electric pink latex cigarette girl costumes and webmaster of all things tight and shiny is holding its extravaganza dress-up weekend, featuring three days of costumed craziness, taped nipples, and pumping beats to writhe to.
Thurs/10-Sat/12, $95 for weekend pass
Various venues, SF
Give up the Bootie! Anal Play 101
No need to shy from the ass – here's a class that take you through the paces of rimming, enemas, butt plugs, prostate massage, and more. Rain DeGrey, BDSM educator, rigger, and fetish model, takes you through the paces of one of her favorite pastimes.
Sun/13 2-5 p.m., $20-40
The Looking Glass Dungeon
Jack London Square, Oakl.