10/16 EAT-n-BEAT – Munch and Dungeon Party in San Francisco

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Location SoMa
This is our 70th monthly Eat-n-Beat, a relaxed opportunity for erotic socializing and (optional) play - a munch with a dungeon. We have a wide range of kinky / BDSM / fetish / leather and/or poly folks. Details below.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

7:30-9 pm munch/dinner at Shanghai China restaurant
1559 Mission St at South Van Ness, San Francisco 94103
Separate checks. Meals $5-8. No minimum.

9pm – 4 am open play at PE
74 Otis Street at Gough, SF
Mostly free (but only if entering with our group)

This is the monthly "Third Thursday" munch and play. The munch (an informal dinner) is followed by an evening of dungeon play at the infamous Power Exchange (PE). We have a critical mass of respectful kink-friendly folks to make our own community within PE, and so have a fun evening. The munch part allows people to relax first and get to know each other, as well as to wind down from the day. This event is also known as Gari’s munch (the founder), and the SMACK-n-Play party.

Those who don’t like the usual impersonal energy at PE will find this event refreshing. There is no pressure to play, and everyone feels safe. Singles, couples, and groups all welcome. We usually have 25-40 in our group.

Munch RSVPs requested so we can better advise the restaurant how many tables to set aside. Email edukink AT yahoo.com with "RSVP" in the subject line. But if you can’t rsvp, come along anyway. We’re easily the biggest group in the restaurant.

You may come to either the munch, or the party, or both. People who attend the munch usually have dinner, but it’s ok just to have a snack or beverage. The restaurant likes us. You may wear leather, fetish or ordinary streetwear. Both locations have gender-neutral toilets.

We aim to be welcoming. This event attracts and welcomes all genders, orientations and play styles. We draw a mix of bdsm, poly, leather, fetish, trans, CD, gender, bi, queer, goth, kinky, exhibitionist, voyeur, and other folks. We have many regulars, plus new people every time. Some people bring toy bags, some don’t. Some dress up, some don't. We get a wide range of ages, races, backgrounds, and outlooks; we celebrate diversity. 18 and over only.

It's OK to arrive any time from 7:30 to 8:45, but you must be paid and ready to leave by 8:55. At 9 pm we walk from the restaurant, gather in front of PE, and enter as a group. If you enter before or after our one group, you won’t get the discount. Don’t ask them for it, you’ll just ruin it for everyone. Usually all/most of our party is coupled up and gets in free. Singles pair up at the munch. Non-coupled males who enter the Power Exchange with or without our group will be charged the $20 entry fee. Gay male couples are $10 with our group. M-F couples who enter without our group are charged $10.

It’s one block between the restaurant and dungeon. Most people park in front of PE, then walk to and from the restaurant. Note that there have been car break-ins in this neighborhood, so don’t leave anything visible or valuable in a vehicle.

Once inside PE, we usually take over the two largest spaces in the basement. Most of our party stays together, but you’re welcome to explore or play anywhere. Some people start playing immediately, some watch, others continue socializing. It’s a warm, relaxed evening, where we create our own energy. There is plenty of flirting, sharing tips, co-topping, group play, and other frolics. Some do pickup play, some only play with their partner, some don’t play in public. Some of us must leave by 11 pm, others stay way past midnight. We often have the whole place to ourselves for the first hour or two.

We discourage heavy cruising, which would drive people away. It’s ok to express an interest in playing with someone. Once only. Then let them get back to you if they’re interested.

Members of our group who are "coupled-up" enter the Power Exchange for free. We would prefer that you join us for the munch first, which is the best time to pair up "boy-girl". This gender balancing is only for purposes of entering PE.

2008 dates: Nov 20, Dec18 (6 years)

Public transit: From Civic Center BART at Eighth, walk west on Market then left on South Van Ness. bart.gov Or by MUNI: 1 block south of the Van Ness Muni underground station, accessible from any Muni streetcar. Or the 14 Mission, 42 Loop 49 and 47 Van Ness buses stop at Mission and 11th Street. sfmuni.com




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Forthcoming dates include: (see EduKink.org for details)
Thu October 16: The 70th Eat-n-Beat munch 7:30-9 and party 9-on (National Boss Day)
Sun October 26: Emotional Aspects of Play 2-5 part of the Janus Xplore series

Mon November 3: Kinky Relationships 7:30-10:30
Thu November 6: class moved to Mon Nov 3
Sat November 8: Primal - a private Queer & Trans Erotic Party with Kinky Twists 8-1 - theme TBA
Thu November 13: Paideia playshop 7:30-10:30 - topic TBA
Wed November 19: Fire Play at LDG
Thu November 20: Eat-n-Beat munch 7:30-9 and party 9-on
Fr-Su November 21-23: Leather Traditions - A Weekend for Doms

Mon December 1: World Aids Day
Thu December 4: 100 Ways to Play 7:30-10:30
Thu December 11: Kinky Holiday Fantasia - Paideia playshop 7:30-10:30
Sat December 13: fifth annual Dickens Victorian Christmas party in the Dungeon 8pm-1am
Sun December 14: Lady Thorn’s Flea 2-5 and SFCitadel Fandango party 6:30-12
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