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Folsom Highlights

What’s up this week surrounding the fetish festival

Dur Labeur © Marc Martin

Sep. 9 – Aside from the Folsom Europe street festival around Fuggerstraße on September 12, there are countless parties and side events. We’ve compiled the highlights

Classic Meets Fetish
A kickoff with class: Tonight is the world premiere of a classical music concert by and for fetish guys, with professional musicians interpreting pieces by Bach, Chopin and Ravel, accompanied on piano by men in leather. Former “German Mr. Leather” Tyrone Rontganger hosts.

Thu., Sep. 10, 20:00, Hamburger Mary’s

Fugger Cigar Lounge
And another new arrival for this year: Now through Saturday, all leather- and cigar-lovers are invited to a relaxed, smoky get-together at the Café des Artistes. Newbies can come Thursday at 20:00 for an introduction into the word of cigars.

Thu.-Sat., Sep. 10-11 starting at 20:00, Sep. 12 at 12:00, Café des Artistes

Dungeon Party
Once again, Connection provides a dependable option to start off the fetish weekend. DJ Faufi plays bouncy house on the dancefloor, but of course the club’s “XL darkroom” attracts a crowd too. The party is powered by Scheune.

Thu., Sep. 10, 22:00, Connection Club

Dur Labeur Exhibition
Smudged work clothes, stinky socks, dirty boots. Photographer Marc Martin celebrates a certain kind of masculinity in his exhibition and photo book Dur Labeur.
Sep. 10–24, Galerie Koll and Friends
, Vernissage: Fri., Sep. 11, 18:00

In Dog We Trust
Presented by BLF and Boner magazine, this big “puppy play party” gives all doggies and masters their money’s worth.

Fri., Sep. 11, 15:00, Scheune

Folsom Gay Boat ahoi!
Up to 400 buccaneers fill two boats for a city tour along the river Spree.
Various drag queens will be on deck spinning tunes.
Fri., Sep. 11, 18:00, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Showing that fetish pride isn’t just for cis men, this play party is exclusively for women, trans* and intersex people.

Fri., Sep. 11, 21:00, Darkside

This housey circuit party once again serves as the official Folsom opening bash. Let’s see if this year pulls in in 1,000 men, dancing to the progressive beats of DJs like Rony Golding, Tiasz and Miguel Mea at the hedonistic Kitti.

Fri., Sep. 11, 23:00, KitKat Club

Folsom Europe Straßenfest 2015
The main street festival provides the climax for Folsom weekend. For the twelfth time, thousands of fetishists from the LGBTI* community fill the streets, all afternoon till 21:00, when they disperse throughout the city for further hijinks at the various related parties.

Sat., Sep. 12, 12:00, Fuggerstraße & Welserstraße

Apart from the street festival, the undisputed highlight of the fetish weekend is the annual PIG party. Huge cruising areas, dozens of DJs – including Fabio White and Frank Wilde – across multiple dancefloors let no wish go unfulfilled at the official Folsom party.

Sat., Sep. 12, 23:00, Spreewerkstaetten c/o Alte Münze

Femme Fatalities
This sex party for women and trans* is now taking place for the third year in a row. Prior registration required; visit for info.

Sun., Sep. 13, 18:30, Böse Buben

Matinee Pervert
The legendary dance temple of KitKat will be packed with the fetish-minded crowd this weekend, as aside from the Folsom opening party, it’s home to tonight’s official closing party. Taito Tikaro, Fabio Luidi and other DJs will play pervy electronic sounds.

Sun., Sep. 13, 19:00, KitKat Clu

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