Pizza and Takedowns!

Join Queer + Kinky for a pizza dinner, followed by a Takedowns and Rough Play workshop with Not that Don.

Mark your calendars for Thursday May 4.

Queer + Kinky is kicking off the evening at 5:45pm with dinner at Pizzeria Regina in Allston. Then the workshop will be held across the street at Gypsy Rose dance studio from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Join us for dinner, workshop or both!

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Surprise attacks. Consensual non-consent. Vicious, brutal, and implacable tops. Struggling, fighting, cursing bottoms. Scrapes. Bruises. Hoods. Restraints. Adrenaline.

In this 90-minute workshop, we will examine the allure of takedown and rough play. We will examine the why of a good takedown scene before moving on to the how. Planning and preparation will be covered, as well as some techniques for capture, takedown, and moving the non-compliant. Safety will be discussed, as well as what to do when you’re hunting someone who is twice your size. There will be short demos throughout.

About Not That Don

Don (Not That Don) is an SM educator, a switch, a Dominant masochist, a mentor and a proper Canadian pervert. He served more than 20 years in the Army, learning how to tear people down and build them back up. Far more educational, however, have been the 15 years spent playing with his leather family (PQLF). He now employs the skills he learned to hunt, catch and torture his willing prey. He has been fortunate to teach both local groups and at events such as Dark Odyssey: Summer Camp, Dark Odyssey: Winter Fire, Queer Invasion, Instigate NYC and xplore Berlin. Check out Not That Don’s FetLife profile


Gypsy Rose dance studio is located at 353 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134.

Gypsy Rose is a 10-minute walk from the Green Line; take the “B” train and get off at the corner of Harvard + Commonwealth Avenues. Pizzeria Regina is right across the street at 353 Cambridge Street.

Parking is available in two large lots labeled “Pizzeria Regina” and “One Braintree Street.” Entrance to the studio is on Cambridge Street directly across from the pizzeria.

Pizzeria Regina is wheelchair accessible; just enter through the main door! Gypsy Rose dance studio is not wheelchair accessible as there is a staircase to the second floor.

The pizzeria has a variety of vegetarian options, and offers gluten-free crust. There aren’t specifically any vegan options, but the manager says any pizza can be made vegan by leaving off the cheese–just make sure to ask for the marinara sauce rather than the meat sauce.

NOTE: We made the starting time at 5:45pm so volunteers will have time for a leisurely dinner before workshop setup. It’s okay to come 6ish. People will be trickling in as schedules permit.


Tickets at the door are $15 cash, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Advance tickets are available conveniently online from the New England Leather Alliance at the flat discounted rate of $10.

Online sales end at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 3.

Once you’ve bought your ticket,
we’ll have the name you gave us on the door list; no need to bring a receipt!

What to Wear


About Us

Queer + Kinky is a Special Interest Group of the New England Leather Alliance. Our events are open to people of any gender who self-identify as queer, and to allies of the queer community.