Black Rose

Class canceled – April 18

Tonight’s class, “BDSM and the Law”, scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, has been canceled due to an issue at the hotel. We regret any inconvenience.

When the class is rescheduled, we will update the br.org website.

This Week at Black Rose

Munch

April 18, 2017 @ 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm at Silver Leaf Restaurant

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BDSM and The Law

April 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston

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Inductions Intensive

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Manassas Private Home

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Club Etiquette

Tue meeting for April 11, 2017 8:00 pm

After a loooooooong hiatus our favorite club is about to reopen its doors. For many of us our clubs skills and manners might be a little rusty. For those of us who have come to the scene recently we have little experience in the club life. So let’s get together with some club veterans and learn and re-learn the skills and protocols for fun, considerate, and safe club life.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for nonmembers. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

Join us beforehand for a munch at the Silver Leaf Restaurant in the hotel at 6:15pm. If you eat at the munch, there is free validated parking at the hotel, $5 if attending class only. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

A Corset Coursett

Tue meeting for April 04, 2017, 8:00pm

The corset is among the most evocative symbols of forbidden sexuality: its allure can be at once feminine and cruel, whether a satin and lace confection or a steel and leather construction. It may suggest dominance, bondage, innocence, or sophistication. In this class, you will learn how corsets are intertwined with 400 years of cultural history, ideals of beauty and health, fashion, and fetishism. You will learn how corsets are made, how to select a corset for yourself, wear and care for it, and maybe even get inspired to try making your own. Marilee’s presentation is full of eye candy for corset admirers, including historical images, photos, and garments. You will have the chance to see and handle corset-making materials, corsets, and reference books. You are also welcome to bring along an interesting corset or related piece to share with the group.

Marilee’s interests in kink and dressing up are inseparable. (It has been said that she thinks S&M means “stand and model.”) She has made and worn elaborate historical and fantasy costumes for reenactments, fairs, conventions, teas, balls, and many other occasions. When she became active in the kinky community, she was delighted to find that she could wear the same costumes, with fewer layers! She has been a member of Black Rose for 10 years, and in addition to presenting on corsets and fetishwear, she has served as BR’s Membership Director, Gateway Host, and Social Diva. She received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for non-members. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

If you eat at the munch, there is validated parking at the Holiday Inn. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs, every seven minutes, between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

Location : Holiday Inn at Ballston 4610 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Contact : education@br.org

High Tech Toys Pt. 2 with Niqui and Our Friends from Comfort Zone

Tue meeting for March 28, 2017, 8:00PM

Teledildonics, Bluetooth-enabled toys, remote control toys and sound-activated toys! These are four (4) of our favorites things! Find out how hi-tech is a perfect fit for our hot spots! The rhythm is gonna to get you again! Arrive at the Holiday Inn on time to enter the Black Rose raffle! All attendees will receive gift bags!

Niqui and her husband are the proprietors of Comfort Zone in College Park. They are one of our vending partners and one of the finest shops for adult playthings in the area.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for non-members. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

If you eat at the munch, there is validated parking at the Holiday Inn. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs, every seven minutes, between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

Location : Holiday Inn at Ballston 4610 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Contact : education@br.org

Panel Discussion: Why Can’t I “Switch” Like Her? Hosted by Onyx

Tue meeting for March 21, 2017 8:00PM

We go to “pan” events, and see women of all sexual stripes and expressions. Our community treats female bisexuality as the “norm.” Women identify as “switches” with ease. But what about men? Where is the sexual variety among men at “pan” events? Are men only “hetero” or “gay”? Do men feel comfortable identifying as a “switch”? Join us for a lively panel discussion and community chat on these and other issues related to the little-talked-about topic of male sexual fluidity.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for non-members. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

If you eat at the munch, there is validated parking at the Holiday Inn. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs, every seven minutes, between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

Location : Holiday Inn at Ballston 4610 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Contact : education@br.org

March 14 Weather Status – All events cancelled

Tonight’s class, “More than Chocolate and Cuddles,” has been cancelled due to inclement weather in the Washington area. The munch beforehand is also cancelled. We regret any inconvenience. If you must travel, do so safely.

When the class is rescheduled, we will update the br.org website.

March 14 Weather Status

Black Rose is monitoring the weather situation for Tuesday, March 14. Watch this space for updates.

More than Chocolate and Cuddles: The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Aftercare with Watercolors

Tue meeting for March 14, 2017 8:00 PM

More than Chocolate and Cuddles: The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Aftercare with Watercolors and Yellow Moonrise. Aftercare: we’ve all heard of it and most of us have done it, but most of us never really figure it out. Why do some people need hours of cuddles after a scene, but others just want to be left alone? How do you figure out what you need from aftercare? What about your partner’s needs? When should aftercare take place? How do you negotiate for it? What if your partner can’t or doesn’t meet your needs? What if your needs change, or you realize you have unexpected needs you didn’t negotiate for? Why does aftercare matter?​ In this workshop-style, participatory class, we’ll come up with our own definitions of aftercare, learn how to talk about and negotiate for aftercare, discuss who needs aftercare and why we need it, and figure out how to identify our own needs and whether and why our needs might change. ​

Watercolors (she, her, hers) is a giggly, squirmy, and often snarky bottom. She’s been in the DC-area scene for about ​5 years and ​has previously led classes for C.L.U.E​ and BR. In her professional life, she’s an experienced trainer and presenter, albeit on much less interesting topics. She came up with the idea for an aftercare workshop after having a giant panic attack following a really awesome scene and discovering that her experience was not at all uncommon. When she’s not doing kinky things, she enjoys singing, dancing, travel, and cats.

Y​ellow_moonrise (she, her, hers) is a bottom who enjoys (among other things) sensation, tickling, impact, and once in a while, being beaten so hard she cries and totally hits her mental reset button. She’s lived in the DC area for just over 20 years and has been in the local kinky community since October 2012. While she doesn’t feel “brand spanking new” anymore, she still enjoys finding more out about what makes her kinky self tick. This aftercare class is one she has co-led previously for both BR and C.L.U.E., and the topic is one that continues to intrigue her. By day, she’s a high school English teacher and has taught pre-K though 12th graders, so she’s no stranger to education. Outside of kink, yellow_moonrise loves baking, stargazing, exploring new places, seeing Shakespeare plays, spending time near or in large bodies of water, and eating watercolors’ pies.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for non-members. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

If you eat at the munch, there is validated parking at the Holiday Inn. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs, every seven minutes, between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

Location : Holiday Inn at Ballston 4610 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Contact : education@br.org

Negotiating for play the way that event organizers wish you would negotiate. With TernAbout

Tue meeting for March 7, 2017 8:00PM

Event organizers work to create good spaces for play and we pay attention when our attendees tell us how their play went “sideways.” A lot of what we hear comes down to how the play was negotiated, and there are some common complaints. This class will discuss those and talk about some techniques players can use to strengthen their scene negotiating.

TernAbout helped to organize Charmed! and is one of the founders of the Black Rose Hypnosis SIG.

$5 for members and members of reciprocal groups. $10 for non-members. Cash only please!

ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Please give us two weeks notice. Email ASL@br.org for more information.

If you eat at the munch, there is validated parking at the Holiday Inn. Street side parking is free after 6pm. There are several affordable parking garages within easy walking distance from the venue. We are also a four block walk from the Orange and Silver Lines Metro stops at Ballston-MU Station. There is a shuttle that runs, every seven minutes, between the metro and the hotel. Call (703) 243-9800 for pickup.

Location : Holiday Inn at Ballston 4610 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Contact : education@br.org