Your Hunky, Dore Guide to ‘Up Your Alley’ Parties

‘Folsom Street Fair's dirty little brother’ smothers you with a long list of leather parties all weekend long.

This weekend is the high holy holidays for hairy hunks, as Up Your Alley Weekend is now off like a jock strap. That means the true dog days of summer are here, and we’ve got a 21-inch list of events and parties for all you daddies, baddies, and kink-curious pups out there.

Up Your Alley Fair

The “granddirty little brother of them all” begins at  11 a.m. Sunday on Dore Alley between Howard Street and Folsom Street. Sunscreen — and other forms of protection — are highly encouraged.

Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Dore Alley between Howard Street and Folsom Street, continuing on Folsom from 9th Street to Juniper Street and the adjoining block of 10th Street



The good dogs of the Fog City Pack will unleash their pet play desires at Club Six Underground at a party featuring Juanita MORE! and a litter of other great DJs. Advance tickets are sold out, but limited cash tickets will go on sale at 10 p.m.

10 p.m., 520 Jessie Street

Hog Wild

A soooieeee-t party for pig play at the SF Eagle also serves as the official opening party for the Up Your Alley Weekend. If you go this little piggie, be aware that it’s $10 admission in gear and $15 for street clothes-wearing swine.

9 p.m., 398 12th Street.


Big Muscle Party

Get your first look at the 2018 Bare Chest Calendar as the Disco Preservation Society is still offering advance tickets to this Saturday daytime beefcake buffet at the DNA Lounge.

1 p.m., 375 11th Street

Bay of Pigs

Pig out before Sunday’s feast of flesh at this longtime Dore weekend favorite at Public Works. Online tickets are sold out, but you can still buy paper tickets at Mr. S Leather and Chaps.

9 p.m., 161 Erie Street


Hard French Does Dore Alley

If all the blood, sweat and [insert your favorite bodily fluid here] of the Up Your Alley Fair has left you a little claustrophobic, Hard French brings their Sunday daytime “beats” to this Dore Alley afterparty at The Oasis.

6 p.m., 298 11th Street


Get all your openings ready for the official closing party of Up Your Alley Weekend at Mezzanine. Online tickets are sold out, but you can still buy paper tickets at Mr. S Leather and Chaps.

9 p.m., 444 Jessie Street


Ringold Alley Art Walk

We brought you news this week of the opening of the Ringold Alley Art Walk, a permanent installation and moving homage to the pioneers of San Francisco leather culture that reminds us how BDSM play hasn’t always been fun and games.

Ringold Alley, between 8th Street and 9th Street

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