Celebrating TOM – TOM’s Bar “DaddyWood”

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Preview Night photos by Benno Sebastian

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DaddyWood photos by Motorboot Photography

DaddyWood photos by Miguel Angel Reyes

 

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The yearly bash at the Faultline is a beloved L.A. tradition to honor Tom of Finland and kick off the summer season with bears, boys, bare butts, and beer.

Perfect June weather — sunny and warm enough that there was the smell of man in the air — greeted the day for the annual fundraiser for the Tom of Finland Foundation, TOM’s Bar: DaddyWood

This year the event had more than expected and a more open and inclusive crowd. Seems like the Foundation is moving along with the times. Note the happy addition of more trans folk, women folk, and scary lesbian rocker folk than ever before. It’s all good.

In addition to the usual parking lot and main bar party; there was Miguel Angel Reyes intructing drawing classes; tattoos by Adam Vu Noir, Tamara Santibanez, Heather Bailey and Nathan S.; an art show curated by Liz Lee and Cali Dewitt; and contests: Best A$$, Best TOM Character, and Vogue/Ballroom categories!

There was ear-splitting music for the young folk and locals in the neighborhood: Le1F, Brooke Candy, Sky Ferreira (DJ set), Plack Blague, DJ Speedboat, SSion (DJ set), DJ Danny Lethal, DJ No Sesso, and Hardcore Tina.

Did you miss the event? Tom of Finland Foundation still welcomes your support in helping them collect and preserve erotic art while fighting the rise of censorship in America. See how you can be a part of the TOM family and help out.

See 111 Photos of Dads, Studs, Pups, and Divas for Tom of Finland By Lorenzo Gomez Photography for The Advocate

Thanks to the talented Lorenzo Gomez for getting right in on the action for these great photos.

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A FUNDRAISING ART SHOW FOR TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION

Artists
Marcel Alcalá, Heather Benjamin, Butch Dick, Emma Kohlmann, Mike Kuchar, Brendan Lynch, Ryan McGinley, Alexis Ross, Jess Scott, No Sesso, and John Waters

Curated by
Liz Lee and Cali Thornhill DeWitt

 

On November 7, 1991, Tom of Finland left us for the great orgy in the sky. He requested that there be no funeral upon his death, but rather a celebration. For 28 years now there has been an annual Bacchanalian affair, counter to mourning: TOM’s Bar. This year, “DaddyWood”. An interplay on the mythic paradise of “Hollywood”, the bounty of daddy’s sure to attend, and hard cock. What better way to celebrate Tom’s legacy, and his Foundation’s work as an erotic art foundation that carves space for perverts and queers alike, than to include an art show this year, and inside of a gym, no less?

Tom’s work has often dealt in the homosocial, and what better site for the intermingling of the hyper masculine and homosocial, than a gym. Thematically Tom’s work dealt in both. Gyms were are also fervent breeding grounds for the un-breeders to indulge in the ecstasy of cruising—steam rooms, and locker rooms (often represented in Tom’s work) provided a thick, cloaking blanket of anonymity and induced sweating which created a sensuous sheen illuminating the bulging muscles of pleasure seekers.

All of the work included in this show, Hard Sweat, is more or less figurative and either overtly includes or connotes the presence of genitals, and/or arousal in any form. Any work representing or causing arousal was our focus. As Tom famously said, “If I don’t have an erection while I’m doing a drawing, I know it’s no good.”

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TOM’s Bar 2019 | 16th June | LA

Parking Lot + Main Bar 4216 Melrose Avenue LA 90029

Usual friendly Faultline beverage prices!

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (From Cycle Club Initiation), 1965, Graphite on paper, 10.50” x 8.00”, ©1965-2019 Tom of Finland

TOM’s Bar
DaddyWood

When Tom passed, he didn’t want a funeral, he wanted a party, so that’s what we’ve given him for the past 28 years! Now a real tradition on Father’s Day!

 

Performances by

DJ Speedboat – 2p
Hardcore Tina – 3p
Sky Ferreira (DJ set) – 4p
Brooke Candy – 5p
Le1f – 6p
DJ No Sesso – 7:30p
SSION – 9:30p
Plack Blaque – 10:30p
Danny Lethal – 11:30p

 

Femcee: The fabulous Charlene!

Liz Lee and Cali Thornhill DeWitt and are curating a super HOT art show,
with a lineup of artists that will blow your mind:
Marcel Alcalá, Heather Benjamin, Butch Dick, Emma Kohlmann, Mike Kuchar, Brendan Lynch, Ryan McGinley, Alexis Ross, Jess Scott, and John Waters

What better way to celebrate Tom’s legacy, and his Foundation’s work as an erotic art organization that carves space for perverts and queers alike, than to include an art show this year, and inside of a gym, no less?

All of the work included in this show, Hard Sweat, is more or less figurative and either overtly includes or connotes the presence of genitals, and/or arousal in any form. Any work representing or causing arousal was our focus. As Tom famously said, “If I don’t have an erection while I’m doing a drawing, I know it’s no good.”

Opening 15th June, 6-11p with performances from Charlene and very special guests. RSVP
Sunday 16th June, 2-8 p with ticket to DaddyWood.

Fashion
Fun

T-shirt by Cali DeWitt and Savage James. Modeled by Sterling Walker. Photo by Miguel Angel Reyes.

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Designs by Matt Bellosi, Seth Bogart, Tamara Santibaez, Alexis Ross, and No Sesso.

Handmade wooden dildos/plugs from Finland by Teatiamo.


Ink from TOM inspired flash!

Limited slots available. Book your tat session in advance with Adam Vu Noir, Nathan Kostechko, Heather Bailey, and Tamara Santibañez

Sign up now and show us your sexy ass, smoking TOM look, and amazing moves.

And of course a party is not complete without contests like best assbest Tom character and vogue and ballroom with TOM-themed prizes!

After Sky Ferreira, around 4:45p, we will have the crowd pleasing BEST A$$ CONTEST!

During the day, after Le1f’s performance, around 7p, there will be a contest for BEST TOM CHARACTER.

After the party moves indoors, around 9p there will be a VOGUE/BALLROOM CONTEST.

Performers from our amazing line-up will be judging you!

We’ll also honor our Leather Title Holders
and talk about the important work we all do.
Duke will join Danielle
for some major boot-blacking!

Life drawing session with Miguel Angel Reyes, 2-4p.

MODELS: Darren and Ronan

Starting at 2:00 till 7:30p, we’ll be hosting our contests, live performances and honor our title holders in the parking lot. Also from 2:00 to 7:30p, you’ll be able to check out the art show in the gallery and tattoos in the parlor.

From 7:30p till 1:00a we’ll move the party inside the main bar with DJs, more contests and a very special performance by Plack Blague.

 

Annual Fundraiser for TOM’s Foundation

So join us. Please, all these efforts go to keeping our mission going.
We can only do it with folks like YOU.

 

72 Photos Get You In Father’s Day Mood for TOM’s Bar/DaddyWood.

Unbuckle your belt for a fully immersive experience, combining fine art, music, video and performance. And a ton of horny dads and lads looking to make it happen.
Tom of Finland Foundation is going to grab your head with its big hands and hold you in place while it turns Father’s Day upside down with a fully immersive experience. And a bunch of horny dads and boys in a parking lot.
There is a censorship war in the U.S. right now if you didn’t notice. Contributing to the Foundation directly fights the growing movement to censor erotic art.

Including VIP Packages and Tattoos (Early Bird tickets already sold out!)

Check out TOM’s Bar 2019 DaddyWood Facebook Event

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