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Upcoming Events

This page is a collection of all the upcoming events for the Pan Eros Foundation’s programs. Each event includes a brief description of the event, logistics, and a ticket link. A complete calendar of events can be viewed here.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

January

Thursday, January 17 — 6:30pm
Consent Basics ~Educators: The Consent Academy
Rainier Beach Branch Meeting Room: Free

Whether you’re brand new to Consent Culture or an old hand, we all need to be able to talk about consent in an open and honest way.

Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but consent in a Sex Positive World goes way beyond that. Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Learn how to move towards an informed Yes and even an Enthusiastic Yes.

Come and get some tips, tricks, and tools for requesting a new relationship, tonight’s sex, or a first hug. Then take what you learn out into the larger world to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time.

 

Saturday, January 19 — 1:00pm
How to Manage Consent Risk ~Educators: Consent Academy
Gallery Erato: 40. Advance: $30 solo, $40 solo and PIF donor

Consent is complicated. There are many different aspects to it. And it can be hard to know how to protect yourself from both committing a consent violation or from having one committed against you.

We’re going to look at different aspects of consent, explore related risk factors, and talk about how to manage them. While there is no way to reduce risk to 0 when interacting with another human being, there are many ways to both understand and reduce the consent risks we face. Together we’ll work on what risks you might be facing and how to lower that risk.

 

Saturday, January 19 — 6:00pm
Smarter Sex: What your sex ed teacher didn’t tell you. ~Educators: Leah Hirsch and Tom Hill
Gallery Erato: $20, optional: $4 per item to be sterilized.

We’ve all been through sex ed of some kind, but for many of us, some pretty important topics were left out. While condoms and other barriers are very important, they won’t exactly help you keep your flogger clean. So what is a kinkster to do when faced with smarter sex and kink practices? Leah and Tom will give you direct answers and debunk myths about STDs/STIs, bloodborne pathogens, and how to keep your sex toys clean and ready for use – something your partners are sure to appreciate. We promise to make this much less awkward than your parents and teachers did.

Tom will supply the use of his autoclave for your glass and metal toys. Please bring them in a plastic ziploc bag, and Tom will run them through the autoclave during the workshop. They will be sterilized and ready to take home by the end. There is a $4.00 fee per each item you bring.

 

Saturday, January 26 — 6:00pm
Erotic Hypnosis – Getting Started ~Educator: Jim Duvall
Gallery Erato: $45 (solo), $80 (duo) Advance: $35 (solo), $60 (duo)

The Mind is the largest Sex Organ. Get started on your erotic hypnotic journey with a formerly certified hypnotherapist. Jim will teach you 2 hypnotic inductions and 2 deepeners to give you a solid foundation for your explorations. Jim will give you ample time to practice each set of techniques with coaching, enabling you to relax and connect with your practice partner.

Whether you want to take or give up control to your partner, erotic hypnosis requires that both partners develop special skills. Each technique you learn as a hypnotist will have a corresponding skill that is needed as a hypnotic subject. Learning from both sides of the equation will increase your capacity for fun and connection. To enhance these new skills, attendees will be encouraged to practice with multiple partners. Participation is mandatory with focus on obtaining consent and respecting limits.

 

Sunday, January 27 — 1:00pm
Bondage for Beginners ~Educators: Full Circle Kink
Gallery Erato: $75 (Duo) Advance: $60 (Duo), $75 (Duo and PIF Donor)

Interested in adding some bondage to your life, but not sure where to start? This comprehensive introductory class will introduce you to the basics of rope bondage and give you the skills you need to safely and confidently start exploring bondage on your own.

This is a bondage class rather than a knots class, so our focus is on teaching a small number of versatile techniques that you can use in all kinds of ways. To help you figure out what to do with them, we’ll have numerous fun demos of the techniques in action, along with suggestions for how to figure out what kind of kink works best for you.

We want you to focus on having fun with your partner rather than struggling to remember numerous different knots, so everything we teach has been carefully chosen to be easy to learn and use in the real world. As well as bondage techniques, we’ll cover the basics of kink and BDSM. We’ll talk about consent, safewords, negotiation, and aftercare—everything you need to know in order to start getting up to mischief.

February

Saturday, February 2 — 1:00pm
Exploring Dominance and Submission: A workshop on power exchange dynamics. Educators: Sophia Sky and Jim Duvall
Gallery Erato: $40. Advance: $30 (Solo) $45 (Solo & Pay It Forward Donor)

Dominance and submission (D/s) is a key element in many kinky relationships and play styles. Take a tour of the types of power exchange that people choose to imbue their relationships and play with in a consensual context. We will talk about finding the core of your fantasy, and how to negotiate for these types of play so that everyone’s desires are met. For play situations, we’ll help brainstorm rituals and “containers” to enhance your D/s dynamic. For relationships, we’ll discuss how to sustain dynamics, as well as recognizing when dynamics need to be adjusted for changing lives.

 

Monday, February 4 — 7:00pm
Rope and Heels (Boots, too!) – Topping Skills for Femmes ~Educator: Trouble
Gallery Erato: $45 (Solo).  Advance: $35 (Solo) $45 (Solo with Rope) $65 (Duo)

Everyone has that one pair of shoes. You know the ones – the shiny black patent, the inappropriate-for-the-office heel, the laces that go on for days – that you wear on date night but can’t wait to take off. Yep, we all have them. We love but we hate them. Whether they are too big, too high, pinchy, or unstable, we all have those shoes that have the look we want and give us the sexy confidence we need, but they’re just impractical to wear. Well, I can help!

This all-new class focuses on building your skills and growing your confidence with basic and creative rope bondage as well as how to maintain your strong feminine energy in those oh-so-hot shoes. Students will learn how to tie a simple cuff, maneuver rope around their partner’s body – even the big, burly ones with the trick knees – all while wearing those Femme-tastic shoes.

 

Thursday, February 7 — 6:00pm
First Thursday Art Walk
Gallery Erato – free

Gallery Erato is the new home of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and the Pan Eros Foundation. Peruse a selection of the visual art of all types.

Drop into Gallery Erato at 309 1st Ave S for our contribution to the Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk. There will be live performances and light refreshments. This month’s featured artists TBA.

For more information about First Thursday Artwalk here, including free parking options: https://www.pioneersquare.org/experiences/first-thursday-art-walk

 

Saturday, February 9 — 12:00pm
Hypnotized to Obey: Trance & Training ~ Educator: Najalaise
Gallery Erato: $50. Advance: $40 (Solo) $50 (Solo & Pay It Forward Donor) $75 (Duo) $90 (Duo & Pay It Forward Donor)

Behavior modification and training can be faster, easier, and simply hotter with hypnosis. This hands-on workshop is designed for couples in committed D/s relationships, of any gender and orientation. Through a series of guided exercises, you’ll learn to go into trance or take your partner into trance. Then, we’ll explore establishing post-hypnotic triggers and rewards, thinking through possible outcomes, and setting training goals. If you’re ready to embark on an exciting new training journey with your partner, come take the first steps together!

 

Saturday, February 9 — 1:00pm
Talking With Youth About Consent: A Town Hall and Q&A Discussion ~ Facilitators: The Consent Academy
The Vera Project: Suggested donation of $5-$50

As the world continues to change and consent becomes even more prominent, adults need to know how to talk to youth about consent and consent practices. We also need to know how to model consent in an age appropriate way. The Consent Academy will host a panel of parents, caregivers, and other experts who will discuss their ideas and experiences talking with youth about these issues. Then, we will open the floor for a town hall style Q&A session, so bring your questions and ideas to share!

 

Sunday, February 10 — 1:00pm
Salon of SEAF: Naughty Book Upcycling & Art Making ~ Facilitator: Glitter & Snark
Gallery Erato: $20 (Solo), $30 (Duo), $40 (Trio)

Come make naughty art from our retired library books! This is your chance to make unique, sexy gifts out of our library’s extra copies, out-of-date text books, comics, and pulp novels for Valentine’s Day! Join local artist Molly Maloney (aka Glitter & Snark) for an afternoon of crafting and art making with words and books. Your studio fee gives you access to hundreds of books that can be used in any creative way you think of, as well as basic supplies such as scissors, glue, paper, and ink, and few extra fancy items like NSFW stamps and a die cutter and dies. Molly will have sample ideas for you to choose from, or you can bring your own supplies and plans. All the sample ideas are simple and can be elaborate as you image. Imagine giving unique gifts like “blackout poetry” and Valentines with a sexy backstory.

 

Monday, February 11 — 7:00pm
Naked Yoga ~ A celebration of beauty, freedom and yoga Facilitator: Isis Phoenix
Gallery Erato: $25. Advance: $20 (Solo) $30 (Solo & Pay It Forward Donor) Scholarships available.

Naked Yoga is a deeply intimate and liberating practice that nourishes body, mind and spirit. This au natural form of yoga begins with a group disrobing ritual and includes a gentle yoga flow practice and meditation to welcome a state of embodied inner peace.

Naked yoga is a body-positive and celebratory practice geared towards loving the skin that you’re in and fostering a feeling of naturalness through self-acceptance and inclusivity.

The absence of clothes in this yoga practice weaves together naturist and yogic philosophy that aims to bring about increased freedom, embodiment and relaxation in the yoga practice.

 

Thursday, February 14 — 6:00pm
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group
Gallery Erato: $10 suggested donation

Practice ties, show off new ties, ask questions about rope practices and issues in a warm and fun environment focused on women tops, bottoms and switches. WREG is open to everyone but with a primary focus on women and female-identified, and non-binary identified folks. Men and male-identified folks are welcome to act as practice bottoms for rope work.

 

Wednesday, February 20 — 6:00pm
Men Tying Men – A Bondage Enthusiast Group
Gallery Erato: $10 suggested donation

Men Tying Men is a rope bondage enthusiast group for men and for people with lived experience as men. Its aim is to be an excellent place for us to share bondage techniques and resources and to bring our latest projects for feedback and troubleshooting. Not a play party (clothes are required) but a chance to talk bondage, to practice bondage, to learn and teach bondage and to network with other bondage obsessives.

 

Thursday, February 21 — 6:30pm
Consent Basics ~ Educators: The Consent Academy
Ballard Library Branch: Free

Whether you’re brand new to Sex Positive Culture or an old hand, we all need to be able to talk about consent in an open and honest way. Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but consent in a Sex Positive World goes way beyond that. Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Learn how to move towards an informed Yes and even an Enthusiastic Yes.

Come and get some tips, tricks, and tools for requesting a new relationship, tonight’s sex, or a first hug. Then take what you learn out into the larger world to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time.

No reservation or RSVP required.

 

Saturday, February 23 — 1:00pm
The Practical Application of Floggers ~ Educator: Russell Harmon
Gallery Erato: At the door: $45 (Solo), $80 (Duo). Advance: $38 (Solo), $65 (Duo)

Want to create a really good flogging scene? Not sure about the basics? Know the basics inside-and-out but think there might be something more?

This experiential flogging workshop is intended for both beginning and intermediate skill levels– anybody that thinks they’ve got something to learn. We’ll cover safety, learn and practice basic and non-basic strokes, and discuss scene building and rhythm techniques in depth. You should come away from this class with new skills and ideas, and all the building blocks you need for some great scenes!

Flogging is type of impact or sensation play within BDSM activities. Consent will be emphasized.

 

Saturday, February 23 – 2:00pm
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group
Gallery Erato: $10 suggested donation

Have you thought about including hypnosis in your kink or sex life? Infinitely adaptable, you can use hypnosis to enhance arousal, do bondage without restraints, build fear play and mindf*ck scenes, strengthen D/s training, increase relaxation for sensual scenes, and much more!

 

Saturday, February 23 — 7:00pm
A Black Tie Affair – Celebrate the Erotic
Gallery Erato: $100

You are cordially invited to an exclusive soirée benefiting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival where we celebrate the Festival’s prestigious membership program, the Art Activist Society. We are pleased to host you at Gallery Erato, Seattle’s new year-round home of erotic art. Join us for an evening of performances, live music, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2019 selected art.

 

Sunday, February 24 — 1:00pm
Bondage for Beauty ~ Educators: Full Circle Kink
Gallery Erato: At the door: $45 (solo). Advance: $35 (Solo), $60 (Duo)

This class is dedicated to beautiful, wearable bondage. We’ll teach you fundamental techniques for creating decorative bondage as well as numerous specific patterns that you can use as is or adapt to your taste. Along the way we’ll talk about what makes rope beautiful, how to use different colors and materials, and sneaky things to do with leftover rope. By the time you’re done with this class, you’ll know how to tie a wide range of decorative pieces and have the skills to create your own wearable bondage art.

March

Saturday, March 2 — 1:00pm
Bedroom Bondage For Beginners ~Educator: Jim Duvall
Gallery Erato: $40 (solo) Advance: $30 (Solo) $55 (Duo) and $75 (Trio)

Restraining your partner or being restrained can be a very erotic, sexy and sensual experience. Getting them tied up in a safe and still sexy manner can be a challenge. In this class we will explore a myriad of ways to restrain your partner safely and explain why some of the common methods are not. There will be sexy demos, explanations of common and not so common ways to tie someone down. And ideas on what to do with them once they are tied. For the recipients of bondage there will be explanations of how to turn your fantasy into an effective reality. Please bring an open mind and be ready to explore and have fun.

 

 

Thursday, March 7 — 6:00pm
First Thursday Art Walk
Gallery Erato: Free

Gallery Erato is the new home of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and the Pan Eros Foundation. Peruse a selection of the visual art of all types.

Drop into Gallery Erato at 309 1st Ave S for our contribution to the Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk. This month’s featured artist is Hiba Jameel.

For more information about First Thursday Artwalk here, including free parking options: https://www.pioneersquare.org/experiences/first-thursday-art-walk

 

Saturday, March 9 — 12:00pm
Consent Fest 2019
Gallery Erato

An All Day Celebration of Consent through education and entertainment, with a very special announcement. More details soon.

 

 

Sunday, March 10 — 5:00pm
Small but Fierce: Acupuncture Needles & Other Innocuous Sharps ~Educator: Najalaise
Gallery Erato: $35. Advance: $25 (Solo) $35 (Solo & Pay It Forward Donor) $45 (Duo) $60 (Duo & Pay It Forward Donor)

Acupuncture needles, lancets, staples, and other tiny jabby things can be mild to the point of imperceptible, or they can be terrifying. Attendees will gain the skills and knowledge to explore both extremes of this continuum. No experience is required, but come prepared to see intense and/or squicky things. Demos and the opportunity to practice on the presenter will be included.

 

 

Saturday, March 16 — 12:00pm
Tango with the Tengu – Suspension Transition ~Educators: Panda & Paisley
Gallery Erato: $75 (duo) Advance: $60 (duo), $75 (duo and PIF donor)

The tengu is a fun and funky chest harness that provides a lot of versatility in flight and in creating shapes. We will explore unique ways to suspend the tengu and create different shapes with this dynamic tie. The tengu provides a structure of a basic chest harness coupled with bent elbows that make this a great option for those being tied who enjoy different arm positions. This sequence will take us from a partial on the ground to a full suspension (those wanting to stay in partials will be able to do so). Students tying will learn fun new transitions and how to navigate this fun functioning tie. Those being tied will explore new arm placements and gain understanding in how to be tied in this unique harness.