Special Events, LGBT

Alamo City Leather and Fetish Weekend

When: Fri., Feb. 17, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. and Sat., Feb. 18, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 2017

While the SAPD and TABC brought a premature, no-so-happy ending to last year’s Alamo City Leather & Fetish Weekend held at the bygone Mad Marlin, the underground celebration of subcultures defiantly returns for a fifth annual affair hosted by LGBT stalwart Silver Dollar Saloon. Designed to “bring together groups that may not otherwise have a chance to socialize and share in experiences,” the two-day event unites kink and leather fans of all walks, regardless of gender, status or orientation. Benefiting the HIV outreach and testing initiative Project H.O.T., ACLFW’s latest incarnation comprises classes, demos and contests ranging from the inaugural Ms. Alamo City Leather (with teaching demo, speech, pop question response and fantasy among the judging criteria) to the Heart of Texas Bootblack (a two-hour shoe shine competition covering technical abilities as well as personal image and interpersonal skills).

Price: $50-$65