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Pan Eros Events

Here is where you will find event listings for all the programs of the Pan Eros Foundation such as the Consent Academy and Seattle Erotic Art Festival. You may also find events put on by organizations with similar missions to ours. Those events will be notated with [Associated Event] before the event name. Please consider subscribing to our calendar by clicking on the “subscribe” button in the bottom right corner. Please choose settings that allow for frequent updates, as our calendar is a living document.

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Finding Intimacy in an Uncomfortable Body 7:00 pm
Finding Intimacy in an Uncomfortable Body @ Gallery Erato
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An in person discussion group for people having difficulty finding intimacy using their body. A $5-10 donation is requested to offset the cost of using the space. The first Wednesday of the month is for self identified Trans people only. The third Wednesday of the month is for anyone who self identifies with the topic. This will be a group discussion for those of us who are seeking ways to find intimacy with ourselves and others while in a body that gives us some degree of unease and discomfort. That discomfort may be labeled as Dysphoria or Dysmorphia, but the scope of this group is not limited to those specific labels. The idea of Intimacy will include Physical, Mental and Emotional Intimacy, not limited to just the idea of sexual contact. I, as host, will share some of my personal experiences, successes and failures with anyone who is willing to hold the space for me, and in return I will hold the space for them to do so. The doors will open at 7:00 and there will be some social time before 7:30 when the doors will be closed to newcomers. We will have an opening circle, and begin the discussion. My intention is for this group to be educational and informative, I hope everyone finds the event to be therapeutic, however this is not therapy, and I am not a therapist. This discussion matter can be very intense and possibly triggering. Attendees must keep that in mind as they share their own experiences and listen to the experiences of others. Attendees will not be obliged to share anything they do not feel comfortable sharing, but we all have a responsibility to hold the space for each other to express ourselves honestly. Nudity will be allowed in the space for anyone who would feel comfortable being so, but the event is not about sexual contact, and that will not be allowed. This may very well be an intense space where we will speak intimately of our difficulties. I believe that this discussion will be of great benefit to myself, and for others. In order to do so, we must keep in mind that a lot of intense emotions may come to the surface. We must assume that we, individually, will find something triggering during the course of the evening. We will all hold the space for each other as best we can, but ultimately Attendees will be responsible for holding their own shit together. About your host, Jadzia: I am the host April, but I most commonly known as Jadzia in the Kink and Sex Positive community. I have been living openly as a Queer Trans Person for 7 years, and I identify Kinky and Sex Positive. I volunteer with the CSPC, and have been a volunteer with other Queer and Kink community organizations. I care about finding peace within myself, and helping others to do the same. My knowledge comes from my lived experience. I am aware of difficulties in life that I have not and may never experience, and I acknowledge there are blind spots in my understanding and ways of thinking of which I am not aware.
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First Thursday Discussions 7:00 pm
First Thursday Discussions @ Gallery Erato
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pan Eros Foundation is pleased to create space for people to meet, talk, and share conversation and ideas. Each month, Pan Eros will host a discussion at Gallery Erato with a different topic to encourage the sharing of ideas and to create and expand communities. Pan Eros means “all love” and we support participants in cultivating and celebrating their sexuality. To support this mission, our monthly discussion topics will range among the educational and artistic realms.   Our goal in hosting these meetings is to grow a community that has rich conversations about sexuality. By fostering open discussions, we hope to end the stigma around sex and sexuality so that people may live more authentically and happily. Each month’s topic and host will be announced as they are confirmed. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and religions are welcome and celebrated. Kindness and a willingness to respect another point of view are expected.    
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New to Kink: Things I Wish I Knew 12:30 pm
New to Kink: Things I Wish I Knew @ Gallery Erato
Jan 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
New to Kink: Things I Wish I Knew @ Gallery Erato
This is a class for folks who are newer to BDSM. MxBliss will share their ‘new to kink’ mistakes in the hopes that you can avoid them!  In this class, we’ll provide a quick intro to the wonderful world of BDSM.  We will start with vocabulary and etiquette (including play party norms). Then we will cover ways to find play partners more safely including vetting and spotting red flags.  Finally, we will cover MxBliss’s favorite topic: consent and negotiation in BDSM. This is a whirlwind tour so while not specifically covered on the agenda, they are reserving time to address your questions about Fetetiquette (Fetlife etiquette), finding a mentor/mentee, pick up play, what to do if you are involved in a consent incident, or anything else you’d like to know about the curious, delightful, and potentially dangerous world of BDSM. Important Information: No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 40 people. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarships available. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educator:  Mx Bliss (she/they) is a joyful sadomasochist, sensation empath, consent enthusiast, rope switch, self suspender, and lifestyle quinkster (queer kinkster). They identify as Daddy AF, on both sides of the slash.  Bliss is having the time of their life discovering all the ways to connect with BDSM and rope and is eager to share the joy. They co-facilitate AlternaRope, a celebration of diversity in rope and co-hosts the Friction pop-up events. She also produces the Jiffy Kink events. Both in vanilla and kink worlds, MxBliss frequently presents on negotiation, consent, and diversity/equity/inclusion. With some trepidation, she is starting to teach some rope classes. She loves all the feedback, especially the kind that will help her grow and have her intention better mirror the impact of her behavior/words. Fetlife: MxBliss IG: mx_bliss https://mxbliss.home.blog/ Provide Feedback: https://forms.gle/2NK6KMJNy4qregwb9
Triangle Suspension 2:30 pm
Triangle Suspension @ Gallery Erato
Jan 7 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Triangle Suspension @ Gallery Erato
Explore dynamic movement with a minimalist and playful ‘circus bondage’-style 3- to 5- point-based rig. This class is hands-on and is self- or partnered-suspension friendly. The class will begin by showing foot cuffs, and optionally a Triskelion chest harness (attendees may also choose to tie whatever upper body harness they prefer). Next, we’ll do a tie-along of the 5-point, thigh-supported version of the rig. Finally, we will add hip support (a Butt Rainbow Thigh Tie of Doom will be demonstrated, but attendees can use their choice of harness) and demonstrate a suspension sequence that moves from a seated position, to a 3-point triangle rig (from which potential shapes to explore include running person, splits, pinwheel, lotus, birdcage, pike, and many more), to face up, to an inversion, and finally into a torsion-y side suspension and partial. The final portion of the class will provide attendees an opportunity to work through this sequence, and give the flyer time to learn methods for taking full advantage of the freedom & flow offered by this rig. Pre-requisites: Tops: This is a fast-moving class that assumes at least an intermediate level of suspension knowledge. Tops should know, at minimum, suspension-ready hip and chest harness (arms-free preferred, but arms-in may be used at the discretion of the tying pair), attaching support lines, and basics of negotiation for bondage. Bottoms: Body and health awareness to participate safely at a level that’s appropriate for your body. Experience with inversions and suspension ties that heavily load the chest. Self-suspenders: Same requirements as for tops AND bottoms. Supplies: Your basic suspension kit. Synthetic/rated rope for uplines and locking carabiners strongly recommended. Flyers should ideally wear snug leggings and ankle-height shoes that can be tied over. Important Information: Use of stairs is required to access the hard points for this class. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. No late entry will be allowed due to the safety information given at the beginning of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Attendance is limited to 14 self-tyers/tying pairs and 5 auditors. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarships available. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the presenters: Shay Tiziano (she/her or they/them) is a dynamic bondage performer and renowned self-suspender known for their innovative, intense performances and friendly, attainable, and risk-awareness focused approach to kink education. She is the author of Tying & Flying, the first-ever book about self-suspension, and Creating Captivating Classes, the first-ever book specifically for kink, sexuality, and relationship educators. Based in San Francisco, Shay has over a decade of experience presenting across the US and internationally. She has produced events and showcases including acclaimed bondage and fetish performance event Twisted Windows, BENT, the Bay Area’s biggest play party, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival Bondage & Aerial stage, Self-Suspension Open Space, Rope Lab, Friction, and bondage and performances stages at the Folsom Street Fair and San Francisco Pride’s Leather Alley. Angel (he/him) is a self-suspender and rope switch who brings an extensive background in sailing, physics, and general shenanigans to his bondage practices. He is a durable human who loves to experiment. Mx Bliss (she/they) is a joyful sadomasochist, sensation empath, consent enthusiast, rope switch, self suspender, and lifestyle quinkster (queer kinkster). They identify as Daddy AF, on both sides of the slash.  Bliss is having the time of their life discovering all the ways to connect with BDSM and rope and is eager to share the joy. They co-facilitate AlternaRope, a celebration of diversity in rope and co-hosts the Friction pop-up events. She also produces the Jiffy Kink events. Both in vanilla and kink worlds, MxBliss frequently presents on negotiation, consent, and diversity/equity/inclusion. With some trepidation, she is starting to teach some rope classes. She loves all the feedback, especially the kind that will help her grow and have her intention better mirror the impact of her behavior/words.
Shay and MxBliss Present Friction: Through the Looking Glass 7:30 pm
Shay and MxBliss Present Friction: Through the Looking Glass @ Gallery Erato
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 8 @ 1:00 am
Shay and MxBliss Present Friction: Through the Looking Glass @ Gallery Erato
Journey down the rabbit hole and kick off 2023 in a kinky Wonderland! Friction is a pop-up style event focused on bondage, kink, sensuality, and creating joy – together. Hosts MxBliss (of Jiffy Kink and Studio Bound) & Shay Tiziano (of BENT and Twisted Windows) are excited to bring the Friction party back to Gallery Erato in Seattle! Wonderland-themed attire is admired but not required – think risque royalty, horny Hatters, fantasy flamingos, racy rabbits, or whatever your divinely deviant mind can imagine! Join us early in the evening for a class and icebreaker designed to help you meet fellow attendees (and up your flirting game), followed by curated performances. Stay for the plentiful hardpoints and do all the pokey, stingy, and thuddy things in the dungeon area. At Friction, you can expect a friendly, inclusive environment with entertainment, games, and plenty of shenanigans to see and do. This event will sell out, so buy your advance tickets here! Friction Party Schedule: Doors: 7:30pm Party Primer and Flirting Class with Shay and MxBliss: 8pm – 8:30pm Icebreaker Game: 8:30pm – 9pm Wonderland-themed Spotlight Performance Showcase: 9pm Ambient Performances starting at 9:20pm Event ends: 1am *Note: The downstairs playspace is open from 7:30pm-1am We will provide some nibbles and juice. You are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. Bring your water bottles. COVID Guidelines: We are monitoring local COVID infection rates and city/state/CDC guidance as well as the latest information about the variants in order to keep this event as safe and accessible as reasonable while protecting the health of attendees. Requirements may change and we will endeavor to notify ticket holders as soon as possible if they do. At present, we expect that attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination at the door. Sufficient proof of vaccinated status is a state/federally issued vaccine card or a photograph of your card (with a matching name on your ID) showing that you are two weeks past the complete vaccine course. Please note, a negative COVID test is not sufficient if you are not vaccinated – vaccination is required (and boosters are highly recommended). K/n95 masks are encouraged, but not required. Please write [email protected] with event questions, and [email protected] with venue or ticketing questions.
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Diving Deep into Muffing 6:00 pm
Diving Deep into Muffing @ Gallery Erato
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Diving Deep into Muffing @ Gallery Erato
Join Lucie Fielding (therapist, sex educator, and author of Trans Sex), and somatic sex educator. Katie Spataro for an intimate, 3-hour deep dive into the practice of muffing! Muffing is a sexual activity that involves penetrating the inguinal canals of folks with external gonads (basically, fingerbanging someone with external gonads from the front). The term “muffing” was coined by Mira Bellwether in her foundational zine Fucking Trans Women (2010) and since then articles and zines have described this activity. But this is the first community workshop of its kind—an intensive, hands-on exploration of muffing. For folks with external gonads and for those who have sex with folks with external gonads, muffing can be a way of queering up sex, circumventing tremendously limiting culturally proscribed/prescribed understandings of the erotic, and opening a potential universe of pleasure! There will be instruction, a live demo and an optional hour dedicated to your own HANDS-ON (or fingers in!) play and exploration under the guidance of Katie and Lucie. Transfeminine bodies will be centered in this workshop but it is open to folks of all genders, sexualities, and experience levels. Come and play! COVID-19/Flu Transmission Harm Reduction Protocols Because the winter months have often seen spikes in cold, flu, and COVID-19 infection (exacerbated by the frigid temperatures forcing many to gather indoors in larger numbers) and in an effort to engage in harm reduction and extend care and solidarity with our most vulnerable community members, this event will take place under the following protocols: Masks are required for all participants and attendees. The facilitators, Katie and Lucie, will remove their masks during the demo, but only for the duration of said demo and in order to facilitate communication and ensure that participants can hear any exchanges between co-facilitators during the demo. Masks will be provided to any participants who need one. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is required. Participants are encouraged—to the extent that it is accessible for them—to have also taken the bivalent boosters approved under emergency use authorization. Both workshop facilitators received the bivalent booster in September/October 2022, and Lucie has also been the recipient of the Monkeypox, Flu (late September 2022), HPV, and Hep A/B vaccines. Participants are further encouraged to have tested and received a negative test result for COVID-19 no more than one hour before the start of the workshop. Participants are asked to stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms consonant with cold, flu, and/or COVID-19, including, but not limited to: fevers, chills, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, cough, sneezing. We invite you to consider these protocols and behaviors not as an imposition, but rather as acts of harm reduction, care, and solidarity with members of our communities who are at heightened risk of severe forms of respiratory illness, immunocompromised people, and caretakers of small children and older adults. Important Information: No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Attendance is limited to 40 people. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarship tickets are available for $25 for those who need them. If you need additional financial assistance, please email Leah at [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educators: Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA, Resident in Counseling (she/they) is a white, neurodivergent, queer, trans misogyny affected (TMA) femme, and a therapist practicing in Virginia and Washington (on Monacan lands and unceded Duwamish territory, respectively). They specialize in sex therapy, kink-knowledgeable therapy, 2SLGBTQIA-knowledgeable therapy, sex work-affirming therapy; and they work from narrative, imaginal, and somatic frameworks that honor the (intergenerational) wisdom of the body, promote community-care, and support empowered embodied eroticism. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (2018) and a PhD in French from Northwestern University (2008), specializing in erotic literature. Their background in literature attunes them to the ways that cultural scripts inscribe themselves on our bodies and inform our embodied erotic lives. In addition to being a therapist, Lucie is a sex educator who has facilitated workshops for a range of groups, organizations, universities, and agencies. They are the author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments (2021), which was awarded an AASECT Book Award in 2022 (Sexuality Professionals Category) and named a finalist for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) in the Transgender-Nonfiction category. You can find out more about Lucie at https://luciefielding.com or follow them on Instagram (@sexbeyondbinaries). Katie Spataro, CSB (she/her) is a somatic sex educator, sexological bodyworker, holistic pelvic care provider and full spectrum doula who lives and works on the unceded lands of the Duwamish people known as South Seattle. Katie studies and practices at the intersections of birth work and sex work, drawing upon the embodied wisdom of these two lineages to support healing of the personal and collective cultural body. Katie blends various modalities of somatic practice and bodywork in her private practice, and facilitates classes on embodied consent, sexual wellbeing and erotic education through a trauma-informed and healing-centered lens. She is core faculty at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education and adjunct faculty at Antioch University’s Sex Therapy Certificate Program.
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Winter Rope Jam 6:30 pm
Winter Rope Jam @ Gallery Erato
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Winter Rope Jam @ Gallery Erato
Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the winter months (Dec-April) for a monthly rope jam in downtown Seattle. Come socialize, make new friends, generate serotonin in the grey winter, and tie. We welcome anyone interested in rope, both new and experienced. An un-conference style rope & discussion will start around 6:30p for anyone interested in a skill share, but feel free to just come and tie. $5-$10 suggested donation to offset the cost of keeping the space open. Donations can be made here: https://fspc-357728.square.site/
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WREG 11:00 am
WREG @ Alternates between In-Person & Online via Zoom. Please RSVP on FetLife
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Witchy Rope Enthusiast Group (WREG)  is for people who are female identified, genderqueer, gender non-binary, and trans to talk about rope. Who: Open to the public, 18+ ID Required Cost: $10 suggested donation WREG is a peer learning space to empower femme and non-male identifying rope tops. Male and masc identifying people are welcome to attend as bottoms and to self-tie. Only femme and non-male identifying people are allowed to tie and to teach. Please respect the mission of the space.   WREG is intended as a space for peer learning. This will be held in a discussion and demo format and is NOT meant as a class.   WREG will be alternating between virtual and in-person meetings. For virtual meetings: Pan Eros provides a link to the meeting platform and will be DM it to anyone who RSVP’ed on FetLife before the event. In the interest of everyone’s privacy, we won’t require anyone to turn on their cameras, but please let us know your (scene) name. Everyone’s on their honor not to take screenshots or record the meeting. Please respect your fellow attendees. We’re asking for donations to continue to support Gallery Erato/ Pan Eros while we’re virtual. If you’re able, please consider donating through their giving page HERE. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but your funds help keep our kinky spaces running until everything is back to normal. For in-person meetings: WREG meets at Gallery Erato, located at 309 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104. Please email or DM for current COVID protocols. Questions? Comments? DM on Fetlife or post to the event thread HERE. Or email [email protected] For more information and to RSVP, please see WREG’s FetLife group page: https://fetlife.com/groups/42882?page=2&sp=1
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Finding Intimacy in an Uncomfortable Body 7:00 pm
Finding Intimacy in an Uncomfortable Body @ Gallery Erato
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An in person discussion group for people having difficulty finding intimacy using their body. A $5-10 donation is requested to offset the cost of using the space. The first Wednesday of the month is for self identified Trans people only. The third Wednesday of the month is for anyone who self identifies with the topic. (Except for the 3rd Wednesdays in February, May, August, & November) This will be a group discussion for those of us who are seeking ways to find intimacy with ourselves and others while in a body that gives us some degree of unease and discomfort. That discomfort may be labeled as Dysphoria or Dysmorphia, but the scope of this group is not limited to those specific labels. The idea of Intimacy will include Physical, Mental and Emotional Intimacy, not limited to just the idea of sexual contact. I, as host, will share some of my personal experiences, successes and failures with anyone who is willing to hold the space for me, and in return I will hold the space for them to do so. The doors will open at 7:00 and there will be some social time before 7:30 when the doors will be closed to newcomers. We will have an opening circle, and begin the discussion. My intention is for this group to be educational and informative, I hope everyone finds the event to be therapeutic, however this is not therapy, and I am not a therapist. This discussion matter can be very intense and possibly triggering. Attendees must keep that in mind as they share their own experiences and listen to the experiences of others. Attendees will not be obliged to share anything they do not feel comfortable sharing, but we all have a responsibility to hold the space for each other to express ourselves honestly. Nudity will be allowed in the space for anyone who would feel comfortable being so, but the event is not about sexual contact, and that will not be allowed. This may very well be an intense space where we will speak intimately of our difficulties. I believe that this discussion will be of great benefit to myself, and for others. In order to do so, we must keep in mind that a lot of intense emotions may come to the surface. We must assume that we, individually, will find something triggering during the course of the evening. We will all hold the space for each other as best we can, but ultimately Attendees will be responsible for holding their own shit together.   About your host, Jadzia: I am the host April, but I most commonly known as Jadzia in the Kink and Sex Positive community. I have been living openly as a Queer Trans Person for 7 years, and I identify Kinky and Sex Positive. I volunteer with the CSPC, and have been a volunteer with other Queer and Kink community organizations. I care about finding peace within myself, and helping others to do the same. My knowledge comes from my lived experience. I am aware of difficulties in life that I have not and may never experience, and I acknowledge there are blind spots in my understanding and ways of thinking of which I am not aware.
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**Sold Out** Bondage for Beginners 1:00 pm
**Sold Out** Bondage for Beginners @ Gallery Erato
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
**Sold Out** Bondage for Beginners @ Gallery Erato
Interested in adding some bondage to your life but not sure where to start? This fun and accessible introductory class will introduce you to the basics of kink and rope bondage. By the time you’re done you’ll have all 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. All the ties in the class are easy to learn and can be used for many different play styles. The point of bondage is to connect with your partner, so we’ll also cover fundamental kink concepts like consent, safewords, negotiation, and aftercare. To help you put it all together, we’ll have fun demos of the techniques in action, along with suggestions for how to figure out what kind of kink works best for you. Single students are welcome, but this class is most fun if you take it with a partner. We’ll provide practice rope if you don’t have your own. The 38 page color handout includes all the class material as well as additional ties to practice at home.   Important Info: No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 24 people. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarships available. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. COVID Protocols: All attendees must provide proof of current Covid vaccination. All attendees must wear face masks at all times except when drinking. We will do our best to accommodate medical exemptions Covid-related accommodations. Please contact us at [email protected] before your class to speak to Full Circle Kink’s staff physician. About the Educators: Full Circle Kink is a Seattle-based kink education group known for high-quality classes on a wide range of topics. Our classes span the spectrum from beginner topics to deep dives on highly technical subjects. Regardless of the topic, our expert instructors combine deep subject matter expertise with a relentless focus on teaching practical, real-world skills.
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Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group 5:00 pm
Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group @ Gallery Erato
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Open-Shoot Meetup 4th Sunday of every month Overview Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group exists to facilitate networking and the creation of art in the PNW photography and modeling communities while providing a safer, semi-public space to have first or repeated interactions with co-creators. Beginning January 23rd, 2022 the group organizer, Thrice, will be running a monthly meetup where we discuss and shoot nude, erotic, and boudoir photos, share knowledge and inspiration, and network with others in our creative communities. What to Expect After an initial hour of mingling and conspiring, all the fun and excitement of creation starts when we close the doors at 6pm. Come introduce yourself, mingle and meet, then we will collect the event fee and shooting can begin. At this point, no more attendees will be admitted so no new faces surprise you while you’re shooting. Some gear will be available to rent or borrow, we will go through the available supplies at the start of the event. Open Shoot Format Throughout the event, photographers, assistants, and models will use the large, versatile shooting space to collaborate, have fun, and make art. Come with an idea in mind and a photographer in tow or meet someone here and come up with a spontaneous shoot inspired by the surroundings and your model’s style. Bring all your own gear, ready to shoot, and explore the space to find the perfect spot. Take advantage of any down time to connect with your fellow creatives, find inspiration, share your knowledge and experience. Consent + Consideration Make sure that you have the consent of all bodies in your frame before you shoot. Watch your backgrounds and try not to walk through active shooting space you’re not participating in as a courtesy to all. Lingerie, suggested nudity, and nonsexual nudity are welcome throughout the space. We ask that explicit or overtly sexual acts (use your judgement, ask if you’re not sure) be shot downstairs. We will continually evaluate the ways we use the space and adjust for the comfort and needs of our community to best facilitate free creation. No one is required to shoot with anyone else or to shoot any content they do not wish to participate in. Pressure is unacceptable, both photographers and models are expected to take “No” as a complete sentence any time it is given. Our Hosts + Facility Gallery Erato and the Pan Eros Foundation are pleased to offer those who create art that explores themes of sexuality, gender, relationships, identity, orientation, and love a place to showcase and create their work. This 6000+ square foot space in Pioneer Square spans 2 floors. The ground floor Gallery is fully accessible. There is a 3″ lip at the front entry and a ramp is available upon request. The lower level Studio is currently only accessible by stairs. We encourage the use of public transit or rideshare. Forr more information about the space, go to: https://www.pan-eros.org/galleryerato/ COVID Precautions As per King County guidelines, all attendees must present a valid vaccination record or negative test results within 72 hours of the event start time. Wash your hands frequently, keep your distance whenever possible, wear masks if you’re not modeling, and consider your COVID precautions when sharing gear. Sanitizer will be available throughout the event for hands and equipment.  
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Trans+ (t4t) Ropes Meet-up and Skill Share 6:00 pm
Trans+ (t4t) Ropes Meet-up and Skill Share @ Gallery Erato
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trans+ (t4t) Ropes Meet-up and Skill Share @ Gallery Erato
Description Please join us for our next rope practice and discussion group for (and by) trans and umbrella folks including non-binary, genderqueer, two-spirit and any other gender divergent identity as well as queer folks who have lived experience with the trans communities – i.e. interpersonal relationships (read: you have sex with trans people). Intersectional and Welcoming Space Vibes: This is an event for any (queer, trans) body. We celebrate diversity and eagerly welcome all races, ethnicities, relationship orientations, body sizes, abilities, religions, etc. While this is a trans run and centered space, we broaden this to queers who are trans adjacent but ask that cishet folks stay home so we can continue making this a safe(r) space. We prioritize consent and trauma informed interactions. We have zero tolerance for someone making others feel unsafe. We believe in utilizing alternative justice models such as transformative justice to attempt to resolve conflicts. Beginners are welcome. We are planning to do some learning and some experimenting – all very chill, courageous/safe(r) but chill. Rope and other equipment are not required but feel free to bring what you have and your enthusiasm. Registration is ideal so we can continue to facilitate a courageous space but exceptions can be made and you can register onsite because we know how it goes. Late entries are highly discouraged. Event start time is are at 6:30pm but please come 15 minutes early if this is your first time at one of our events. Doors will be locked at 7:00pm. Please register here! [(https://forms.gle/YSTwGbGUczYG2cE76)] Space Accessibility information: Held at Gallery Erato which is a street level space. One step up is required to enter and there is a set of manual double doors. A ramp is available for anyone in need. The top floor, where we primarily convene, is wheelchair accessible. There are two gender neutral restrooms on the top floor. This is a fragrance free event, please let us know if we need to further explain what that means. Facial masks will be required and proof of vaccination or a negative test taken just prior to class must be present. $$$: Money donations are most welcomed. Suggested donation of $10/sliding scale of $5-20 (NOTAFLOF/scholarship options). *Please consider donating more if you can to help cover those in our community who cannot. All proceeds go to help fund the space, aka Pan Eros, and to purchase supplies and snacks for the meet-ups; anything left will go to help fund the non-profit work of the Conspiracy of Geniuses to produce more events like this. To donate to Pan Eros: https://www.pan-eros.org/donate/. If you like what we are doing here and can give more please visit our website: https://conspiracyofgeniuses.org/donate/. To recapitulate: Attendance is limited to 30 people. Open to all 18+ with ID and vax cards (legible photos of vax cards accepted). Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Suggested donation of $10. Scholarships available (no one turned away for lack of funds) Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your social and emotional learning experience. About the Facilitators: This event is organized by a small group of trans people and sponsored by -Conspiracy of Geniuses (CoG). CoG seeks out artists with intersecting identities; creating spaces to create work/voice/history. A healing arts project of CoG – Rad (Radical, Accessible, Decolonizing) Care is creating mutual (aid) liberation through community care frameworks centering marginalized intersectional voices. Art is community care. CoG/Rad Care are two sides of the same coin. We are artists who do community care work. We see exploring ropes as an artistic form of self/community care that affirms our bodies and sexuality. The organizers are all trans people of various gender (and other) identities.
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Dauntlessly Yours Presents Macabre: A Play Party 7:30 pm
Dauntlessly Yours Presents Macabre: A Play Party @ Gallery Erato
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 1:30 am
Dauntlessly Yours Presents Macabre: A Play Party @ Gallery Erato
  Macabre: dwelling on the gruesome; tending to produce horror in the beholder; ghastly Join us for Macabre, a play party intended to create space for players new and old who are drawn to the edges of sensuality and sadomasochism. This recurring event invites you to come prepared with your most creative and spine-tingling scene ideas. The evening begins with a mandatory orientation, which you will have four chances to participate in. If you are unable to attend the orientation, you will not be admitted to the space. Macabre is an inclusive environment that embraces all sexualities and identities and celebrates queerness in its many forms. We are committed to creating accountable spaces that are open to all races, ethnicities, ability statuses, and sexual orientations. Please note, only the first floor of Gallery Erato is accessible without stairs, and there is a small ramp to navigate at the entrance to the building. Macabre abides by the Pan Eros Foundation and Gallery Erato policies for play parties. This event benefits the Pan Eros Foundation. Purchase tickets here! Macabre Schedule: Doors: 7:30pm First orientation begins at 7:45pm, and orientations will happen every half hour through 9pm. The downstairs playspace is open from 8pm-1am The upstairs playspace is open from 9pm-1am. You are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring your own water bottles, there is a refill station available. Please write [email protected] with questions. COVID Guidelines: We are closely monitoring local COVID infection rates and city/state/CDC guidance as well as the latest information about the variants in order to keep this event as safe and accessible as reasonable while protecting the health of attendees. Requirements may change and we will endeavor to notify ticket holders as soon as possible if they do. At present, we expect that attendees will provide proof of vaccination at the door. Sufficient proof of vaccinated status is a state/federally issued vaccine card or a photograph of your card (with a matching name on your ID) showing that you are two weeks past the complete vaccine course. Please note, a negative COVID test is not sufficient if you are not vaccinated – vaccination is required (and boosters are highly recommended). K/n95 masks are strongly encouraged, but not required.
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Gateway to Suspension 9:00 am
Gateway to Suspension @ Gallery Erato
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gateway to Suspension @ Gallery Erato
This full day intensive offers an introduction to suspension for intermediate rope tops and bottoms. Both tops and bottoms should be experienced with consent, negotiation and rope bondage. Specifically tops should be confident in tying structural harnesses ( specifically a suspension safe hip and chest harness). Bottoms should be experienced being tied in a variety of positions and able to verbally communicate while in rope.   Purchase tickets here! This class will cover: Negotiation Nerves and anatomy Uplines and lifting Bottoming skills Easy partial positions Prerequisites: Tops should be able to tie a chest harness, and non-collapsing single column tie. Required gear: 4 30-ft lengths of rope in hemp, jute, or nylon (5-8mm) 4 pear-shaped or oval carabiners rated for climbing 2 30ft lengths of POSH rope. ( Class bundle with student discount available from : https://www.etsy.com/shop/KinbakuStudio) Other Important Info: No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 14 tying pairs. Limited audit-only spots are available. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarships available. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. Part of this class will take place in the basement, which is only accessible by stairs. We apologize for any inconvenience. About the Educators: Blaming_lilith (she/her) has been tying since 2016 and discovered her love for suspension in 2018. She ties as a creative outlet and a way to socialize with some of her favorite people. Once a month, she co-hosts the Witchy Rope Enthusiasts’ Group (WREG) in Seattle, where she demos simple ties and labs out more creative ideas with wonderfully collaborative bottoms. You can find her on fetlife (blaming_liltih) and instagram (blaminglilith). Megan (Mz_Magpie on instagram and Fetlife) joined the kink community in 2010. She identifies as a queer woman, switch and nerd. She runs Magpie Kink education (Magpiekink.com) She loves finding new ways to explain complex topics.
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