BLUF Local: SoCal

The Assembly Dress Code Event is Friday 23rd March [Tickets](https://lalptickets.com/)
In Southern California, BLUF is most active in Los Angeles, where Robert, aka Motorboot (834) hosts a monthly gathering at Eagle LA on the second Friday of every month. Other events take place in San Diego and Palm Springs, particularly during and around the Desert Leather Pride event.
LA Leather Pride is in March every year, which include The Assembly Dress Code Event hosted by California B&B Corps, The Regiment of the Black and Tans, and BLUF LA.

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BLUF LA at Eagle LA

BLUF LA at Eagle LA

Events

My Gay Eye - Tom of Finland Special Edition US Book Launch

Sunday 24 Jun, 14:00

This event showcases the LGBTQ talent in a book presenting images and stories of the artist Tom of Finland and explores the Foundation he cofounded. Discover treasures from an extensive collection of Gay art, many shown in this volume for the first time. Contemporary authors and artists add to this unique homage to Tom with their essays, interviews, short stories, and artwork. Featured Readers: Durk Dehner, Mark Timothy Hayward, Jamison Karon, David Parke Epstein, Marc Ransdell Bellenger, Steven Reigns, S.R. Sharp Editor Rinaldo Hopf will talk about the making of this special Tom of Finland Foundation edition.

TOM House, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

Dirty Looks on Location - Cuffs

Saturday 07 Jul, 21:00

A recreation of an old school cruise bar in the space that originally housed Cuffs. For one night only, Dirty Looks is reclaiming a queer space that helped to define Silverlake as a proving ground for alternative sexuality over three decades. Cuffs was one of dozens of long-lost spaces in the neighborhood that fostered a rebellious, leathery attitude. Collaborators JONESY, CHRIS CRUSE and MR. DRUMMER '79 channel the sleazy spirit of this notorious dive. Cuffs opened in 1981 at the height of the Silverlake leather scene and stayed open until the early Aughts. Situated along the Hyperion Avenue strip among fellow institutions like Basic Plumbing and Pure Trash, the small beer bar had a reputation for being dark and crowded in a manner that fostered a certain degree of camaraderie among its patrons. As the AIDS crisis unfolded and more overtly sexual spaces closed, Cuffs persisted as a laid-back, sleazy hangout. The space was stripped down, with black walls, red lighting and minimal decor. The music was similarly dark and punk/industrial. Sex hung in Cuffs' gloom with it reportedly so dark that whoever entered from outside was blind for a moment before their eyes could adjust. This feature enabled patrons to size-up recent arrivals and zip-up if they appeared to be the vice squad. Dresscode encouraged. More info: Nick W (691)

Hyperion Tavern, 1941 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, California 90027 USA

BLUF LA

Friday 13 Jul, 21:00

Join BLUF men for our regular LA event, every second Friday of the month, at the Eagle. Follow the smell of cigars out to the patio!

Eagle, 4219 Santa Monica blvd, Los Angeles, USA

BLUF LA

Friday 10 Aug, 21:00

Join BLUF men for our regular LA event, every second Friday of the month, at the Eagle. Follow the smell of cigars out to the patio!

Eagle, 4219 Santa Monica blvd, Los Angeles, USA

BLUF LA

Friday 14 Sep, 21:00

Join BLUF men for our regular LA event, every second Friday of the month, at the Eagle. Follow the smell of cigars out to the patio!

Eagle, 4219 Santa Monica blvd, Los Angeles, USA

BLUF LA

Friday 12 Oct, 21:00

Join BLUF men for our regular LA event, every second Friday of the month, at the Eagle. Follow the smell of cigars out to the patio!

Eagle, 4219 Santa Monica blvd, Los Angeles, USA

Palm Springs Leather Pride

Thursday 25 October -> 28 Sunday Oct 18

Palm Springs Leather Pride runs from Thursday October 25th to Sunday October 28th, with lots of great events going on all weekend. Palm Springs Leather attracts a hardcore leather crowd (and none of the straight tourists you'll find at the other California events.) Late October in Palm Springs offers ideal weather; warm enough to hang out by the pool during the day and cool enough at night for full BLUF leather. There are lots of gay resorts and Airbnbs to choose from; several groups of BLUF members organize Airbnb shares, so ask around. More details coming soon

Various venues, Palm Springs, USA

Ton of Finland Formal VIP Evening, Cocktails and Dinner

Friday 26 Oct, 18:00

Part of Palm Springs Leather Pride

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Leather Vendor Mart and Street Fair

Friday 26 Oct, 09:00

Check out the vendor market and street fair during Palm Springs Leather Pride

The Barracks Bar, 67625 E Palm Canyon Dr # C7, Cathedral City, CA 92234, USA, Cathedral City, USA

Mr Palm Springs Leather

Saturday 27 Oct, 19:00

Mr Palm Springs Leather contest. Part of Palm Springs Leather Pride.

Palm Springs Air Museum

BLUF Social

Saturday 27 Oct, 22:00

Catch up with other BLUF members during Palm Springs Leather Pride. More info: LEATHERGEARED (190)

Tool Shed, 600 E Sunny Dunes Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA, Palm Springs, USA

The Barracks' Leather Beer Bust

Sunday 28 Oct, 15:00

Round out your Palm Springs Leather Pride weekend with a beer bust at The Barracks

The Barracks Bar, 67625 E Palm Canyon Dr # C7, Cathedral City, CA 92234, USA, Cathedral City, USA

BLUF Dinner

Sunday 28 Oct, 19:00

BLUF Dinner during Palm Springs Leather Pride. Contact LEATHERGEARED (190) for reservations, or just meet at The Barrack Beer Bust by 6.30pm

El Mirasol, Palm Springs

BLUF LA

Friday 09 Nov, 21:00

Join BLUF men for our regular LA event, every second Friday of the month, at the Eagle. Follow the smell of cigars out to the patio!

Eagle, 4219 Santa Monica blvd, Los Angeles, USA

BLUF LA

Friday 14 Dec, 21:00

Join BLUF men for our regular LA event, every second Friday of the month, at the Eagle. Follow the smell of cigars out to the patio!

Eagle, 4219 Santa Monica blvd, Los Angeles, USA

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