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The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: Open House, A Kinky Chill Room near the Up Your Alley Fair

Sunday July 27, 1-4 pm

free

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

This is the very last opportunity to see this exhibition of art and ephemera that comprises the Alan Selby aka Mr. S collection before it heads to the National Leather Museum in Chicago - permanently! Come hang out with curator Dr. Jordy Tackitt-Jones, CSC staff and other perverts taking a break from the alley filth. (or come get spanked indoors)

The Mayor of Folsom Street! Alan Selby is history. Come take a look. More dominant and kinky than strictly sadistic, he was the “S” in Mr. S. Leather. He was the original San Francisco Leather Daddy, and the unofficial “Mayor of Folsom Street.” He was a tireless activist and fundraiser and an incorrigible flirt who mentored hundreds and fucked thousands. Those he knew became better, stronger, more knowledgeable and more powerful for having known him. Selby was an Englishman who proudly became an American. He was a gentleman and a Leatherman. He lived his life with good humor, courage, compassion, generosity and grace. He adopted the City of San Francisco, and it, in turn, adopted him. This exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of his passing. Artifacts, archival material and a selection of memorial art.

BIOGRAPHY
J. Tackitt-Jones is a native Californian and a long-time San Francisco resident now residing in rural Mendocino County. He is an independent scholar, curator, artist and activist. He received his Ph.D. in Visual Studies, with an emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California Irvine, and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from SF State. Recent curatorial projects have included the exhibits Little Presents: Prints and Polaroids from the Warhol Foundation, and Tough Love: A Half-century of Masculine Homoerotic Imagery from the San Francisco Bay Area. Somatechnics has published his article A Martyr in the Archive: The Life and Afterlife of Harvey Milk’s Suit. His current research includes critical auto/biography, community history, curatorial and archival studies, homomasculinity, psychoanalysis and photography. He serves on the boards of the Queer Cultural Center and The 15 Association, both based in San Francisco. @drjordyjones blogs as Gay Highwaymen.
Got stories? Please do tell! Alan Selby’s biography will be published by Palm Drive Media and will launch in February, 2015. Contact @drjordyjones.

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The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE
A Performance by “Queer David” Lawrence, by Donation. NOTAFLOF
Saturday, July 12th, 7pm

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27




David Lawrence, known as QUEER DAVID to fellow activists and friends, was born in the Summer of Love. San Francisco is in his blood!  Finding success in LA’s fashion Industry, he set his sights on following his passion toward San Francisco’s “hardcore bohemian”, sex, and cruising scenes! Finding liberation through writing about his experiences drew him closer to his new beat poets heart. Making no comparisons, his new show “RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE” is performed in tribute to Daddy Alan Selby, The Mayor of Folsom Street.

This performance is full of salty language, seedy scenarios, surrealistic comparison, and loving observance. In a sentence, “it is about one mans journey across the plains of America, to the glorious back alley’s of Folsom Street. Special musical guest Moon Trent!

The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE

A Performance by “Queer David” Lawrence, by Donation. NOTAFLOF

Saturday, July 12th, 7pm

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

David Lawrence, known as QUEER DAVID to fellow activists and friends, was born in the Summer of Love. San Francisco is in his blood!  Finding success in LA’s fashion Industry, he set his sights on following his passion toward San Francisco’s “hardcore bohemian”, sex, and cruising scenes! Finding liberation through writing about his experiences drew him closer to his new beat poets heart. Making no comparisons, his new show “RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE” is performed in tribute to Daddy Alan Selby, The Mayor of Folsom Street.
This performance is full of salty language, seedy scenarios, surrealistic comparison, and loving observance. In a sentence, “it is about one mans journey across the plains of America, to the glorious back alley’s of Folsom Street. Special musical guest Moon Trent!
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Writers With Drinks


When: Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
How much: $5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
 

Readers/PerformersDaniel H. Wilson, Adam Rogers, Jordan Ellenberg, Mimi Lipson and Kendra DeColo 

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.


About the readers/performers:

Daniel H. Wilson’s latest novel is Robogenesis. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. In 2008, he hosted The Works on the History Channel. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. His novel Robopocalypse was purchased by DreamWorks and is currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg.

Adam Rogers is the author of Proof: The Science of Booze. He’s the articles editor at Wired, where his feature story “The Angels’ Share” won the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Before coming to Wired, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a writer covering science and technology for Newsweek.

Jordan Ellenberg’s new book is How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking. Ellenberg has held an NSF-CAREER grant and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and in 2013 he was named one of the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Wired, The Believer, and the Boston Globe, and he is the author of the “Do the Math” column in Slate. His Wired feature story on compressed sensing appeared in the Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 anthology.

Mimi Lipson’s first book the Cloud of Unknowing. Her stories have appeared in BOMB, Harvard Review, Joyland, Witness, Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere.

Kendra DeColo is the author of Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, The Collagist, CALYX, Muzzle Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Millay Colony. The founding poetry editor of Nashville Review and a Book Review Editor at Muzzle Magazine, she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Godless Perverts Story Hour

June 14 (7-10pm)

$10-$20 sliding scale

The Godless Perverts Story Hour is the performance/ entertainment branch of the Godless Perverts empire. It’s an evening about how to have good sex without having any gods, goddesses, spirits, or their earthly representatives hanging over your shoulder and telling you that you’re doing it wrong. We’ll be bringing you depictions, explorations, and celebrations of godless sexualities, as well as critical, mocking, and blasphemous views of sex and religion. The evening’s entertainment will have a range of voices — sexy and serious, passionate and funny, and all of the above — talking about how our sexualities can not only exist, but even thrive, without the supernatural

In keeping with Pride Month, we’ll be emphasizing queer readers and sexualities. So far, our readers include: Renowned Skepchick contributor Heina; erotica writer and activist Simon Sheppard; Jon Ginoli, co-founder of queercore band Pansy Division; poet and co-founder of homohop group Deep Dickollective, Juba Kalamka; and local tech geek and editor-in-chief of io9, Annalee Newitz. We may add more names as we get closer to the date. Keep an eye out on the website, and on Twitter for changes. One way or the other, the Center for Sex and Culture will be definitely be the place to queer up your atheism on June 14.

More info: 

http://www.godlessperverts.com/ai1ec_event/godless-perverts-story-hour/?instance_id=239

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HOW TO FUCK BETTER: From the Bottom UP!

 Sunday, June 15, 12 pm

At the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission 
$40 at Brown Paper Tickets: http://htfb141.BrownPaperTickets.com

TTBaum and Integral-Eros present this comprehensive class for men! All classes offer anatomy lessons, practical tips, and demonstrations with live models. 

Coming up:
July 20: Good Top/Bad Top 

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Monday, Jun 16—San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group  o   meets at the Center for Sex and Cultureo   generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pmo   doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm  Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture):     CSC   1349 Mission Street   San Francisco, CA 94103   phone: (415) 902-2071   email: info@sexandculture.org   web: http://www.sexandculture.org/   OpenStreetMap: http://bit.ly/14awr3x  for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutualrespect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance andsubmission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among personsof a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.  The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personalinterest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, withintheir own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, genderidentifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVP(*) inthe week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:     Eric Arkouda EArkouda@mailworks.org   SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com  A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.  SFDsDG Meeting Dates in 2014:Jul21 Aug18 Sep15 Oct20 Nov17 Dec15* RSVP: Please respond if there’s a reasonable chance of your being able to attend; this is a requested courtesy, for my gathering of rough numbers for handout materials, and for saying hello to you.  It is ok to redistribute this official description.Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG/   

Monday, Jun 16—San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group  
o   meets at the Center for Sex and Culture
o   generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
o   doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm  
Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture):  
   CSC
   1349 Mission Street
   San Francisco, CA 94103
   phone: (415) 902-2071
   email: info@sexandculture.org
   web: http://www.sexandculture.org/
   OpenStreetMap: http://bit.ly/14awr3x  
for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual
respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and
submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons
of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.  
The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal
interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within
their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender
identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVP(*) in
the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:  
   Eric Arkouda EArkouda@mailworks.org
   SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com  
A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.  
SFDsDG Meeting Dates in 2014:
Jul21 Aug18 Sep15 Oct20 Nov17 Dec15

* RSVP: Please respond if there’s a reasonable chance of your being
 able to attend; this is a requested courtesy, for my gathering of
 rough numbers for handout materials, and for saying hello to you.  
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG/   

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The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby, aka Mr.S
curator: J. Tackitt-Jones

Friday, June 6

Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission Street, San Francisco


6:00 – 10:00pm

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

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The Mayor of Folsom Street! Alan Selby is history. Come take a look. More dominant and kinky than strictly sadistic, he was the “S” in Mr. S. Leather. He was the original San Francisco Leather Daddy, and the unofficial “Mayor of Folsom Street.” He was a tireless activist and fundraiser and an incorrigible flirt who mentored hundreds and fucked thousands. Those he knew became better, stronger, more knowledgeable and more powerful for having known him. Selby was an Englishman who proudly became an American. He was a gentleman and a Leatherman. He lived his life with good humor, courage, compassion, generosity and grace. He adopted the City of San Francisco, and it, in turn, adopted him. This exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of his passing. Artifacts, archival material and a selection of memorial art.
BIOGRAPHY
J. Tackitt-Jones is a native Californian and a long-time San Francisco resident now residing in rural Mendocino County. He is an independent scholar, curator, artist and activist. He received his Ph.D. in Visual Studies, with an emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California Irvine, and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from SF State. Recent curatorial projects have included the exhibits Little Presents: Prints and Polaroids from the Warhol Foundation, and Tough Love: A Half-century of Masculine Homoerotic Imagery from the San Francisco Bay Area. Somatechnics has published his article A Martyr in the Archive: The Life and Afterlife of Harvey Milk’s Suit. His current research includes critical auto/biography, community history, curatorial and archival studies, homomasculinity, psychoanalysis and photography. He serves on the boards of the Queer Cultural Center and The 15 Association, both based in San Francisco. @drjordyjones blogs as Gay Highwaymen.
Got stories? Please do tell! Alan Selby’s biography will be published by Palm Drive Media and will launch in February, 2015. Contact @drjordyjones.

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Ist Wednesdays with Anya: Intro to Bondassage: Kinky Erotic Massage for Lovers

Wednesday, June 4 

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/704733

Bondassage is a fun, hot and exciting way to add Erotic Massage, Sensation Play, Sensory Deprivation & a little (or a lot) of Kink to your sex life.  

Ideal for couples wanting to add variation to their intimate play, find ways to connect more deeply, spice it up & have sexy, erotic fun together as well as for individuals seeking to expand their Erotic skills.  

We will explore:

Communication & Negotiation of Needs and Desires
Domination & submission in a kinky massage 
Sensation Toys
Blindfolds
Cuffs and rope
Hot/cold sensations 
Erotic Massage Techniques

There will be LIVE DEMO & Hands-on Lab where you get to practice with your partner.  You must come with a lover or friend to participate in the Hands-On Lab.  Individuals are welcome to stay for the other portion of the class. 

Anya will be demonstrating techniques from the book:Bondassage: Kinky Erotic Massage for Loversby Eve Minax and Jaeleen Bennis (founder of Bondassage) as well as teaching from her own years of hands-on Kinky & Erotic Massage tips and tricks!

Anya de Montigny is a Sexuality Expert with over 18 years experience working with individuals, couples & groups. Anya has credentials as a Sex Educator, Clinical Sexologist, Certified Sexological Bodyworker & Bondassage Practitioner with training from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) and was a resident at the live-in sensual research center One Taste.  Anya combines her classroom training with her years of hands-on work in the sex industry to bring to the public the best in adult sex education.  Anya is the host of the weekly radio show, The O Word Sex Talk Radio. She specializes in working with Women & Couples in her private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out more: www.TeachMeAboutSex.com,www.WomenSexTalkRadio.com

Anya de Montigny
Women’s Sexuality Expert  
www.TeachMeAboutSex.com
The “O” Word ~ Women’s Sex Talk Radio 

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