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Name CRAVE - A Sensual, Hedonistic Feast For All Your Senses!
Producer Before Dawn
Time Saturday 18th of February 2023, 9:00 pm–2:00 am (PST)
Location Private Venue, Oakland, CA
Category Party
This event is 21+ only.

CRAVE - A Sensual, Hedonistic Feast For All Your Senses!

Crave Roars Into 2023 With a Post-Valentines Kinky & Sexy, Dance Blowout Party!

CRAVE is an intentional space created for people to connect, socialize, dance & play in a sex-positive, kink-positive & non-judgmental environment; at a vibing venue with multiple indoor & outdoor (weather-permitting) social, dance, and play areas!


Make sure you read and understand our Consent Guidelines and Event Rules before buying a ticket.

CRAVE provides an unique environment that enables those who identify as queer, bisexual, pansexual, trans, cis, straight, mono, poly, swinger, kinky, vanilla, lifestylers, experimenters, hedonists and those of all genders and no gender the opportunity to develop connections, and build community. CRAVE is about coming together to have fun; to dance, play, grow and build; Come and be part of a growing and thriving consent-conscious community.

Dance and Play to Live Mixed Music

We will have dedicated DJs mixing on the dance floor and dedicated DJs mixing in the play cottage all night long! Our wonderful DJs simultaneously capture and nourish the energy of CRAVE! Check out our DJ lineup for the night along with their Soundcloud or Instagram.

The music will both set and reflect the energy of the spaces that it's being played in, so dance and play to the vibe! Whatever you are in the mood for, our DJ’s have got you covered!

Things to do at CRAVE

  • Shake it and shake it more - dance to DJ’s mixing tracks on the dance floor all night long
  • Connect and explore - play the night away to DJs mixing in the play cottage
  • Beat to the beats - DJ curated playlists to set the mood in the upstairs dungeon.
  • Snack on delicious bites to satiate the hunger when it hits you
  • BYOB allowed subject to event rules - please drink responsibly
  • A separate smoking patio will be available on site

All in a vibing sex-positive venue with multiple indoor and outdoor (weather-permitting) social and play areas.

CRAVE will be a vaxxed, boosted, and rapid-tested environment.


See who is coming to this party ahead of time by checking out CRAVE on the Bloom Community app. Meet and chat with other attendees before the event to help you be more comfortable when you are at the party!


There will be a dance floor at the venue along with a second building, that we call the play cottage, and is used mostly for erotic/sensual play. A small dungeon exists upstairs for kinky play. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ll probably have a space you can do it at. Connect, explore and play at CRAVE!

All Are Welcome

CRAVE is for adults of ages 21 and above of all gender identities, sexual orientations, relationship configurations, races, ethnicities, body types, roles, and experience levels. However only people who are vaxxed, boosted and rapid-tested onsite prior to entry may join our parties - rapid tests are included in your ticket. We expect all guests to honor the diversity of our communities. We will not tolerate behavior or language to the contrary at our events.

Dress Code

This is a sex party with a dance floor so hot club outfits, dapper, lingerie, fetishwear, etc. would work well. Wear whatever you think you look good in, feel sexy in, or want to dance in! We encourage you to make some effort to impress - the odds are your night will be more successful!

The Venue

The backdrop to CRAVE will be an eclectic, sexy and well established party venue in Oakland. The venue features distinct, indoor and outdoor (weather-permitting) play and social areas, multiple restrooms, a coat-check and a plethora of spaces to socialize and play. Come and show us what kind of fun you can get up to!


BYOB is allowed at CRAVE. This means you may bring your own alcoholic beverage. If you do so, you must immediately hand it over to the person who will retain it for safekeeping. When you would like to get a drink, go back to where you left your drink and request your bottle. Due to regulations concerning the handling of alcoholic beverages, you will have to pour a glass yourself and then return the bottle for safekeeping. You may do this as often as you need to. Mixers will be available. Please drink responsibly and remember to take your beverage home with you when you leave for the night!

Date and Time

Saturday February 18th 2023, 9 PM to 2 AM. Doors will close at Midnight. No late arrivals without prior arrangement. Late arrivals without notification may be denied entry and will not be refunded.

Pricing and Entry

CRAVE pricing is non-gendered in order to avoid discriminating against any community members and to help prevent potential consent violations*. Presale tickets are required - the venue address will only be sent to ticket holders. All prices include a rapid test.

*Many parties have gendered pricing where men pay more than women. We believe that this discriminates against many individuals, and also may make some men feel that they are then entitled to ignore boundaries set by other attendees. Experience has shown that this can potentially result in higher rates of consent violations.

Ticket prices are tiered as follows. There are limited tickets in each tier so if one tier sells out, you will need to wait until the next tier opens to get a ticket.

  • Up to January 20th: $35
  • January 21st to February 3rd: $50
  • February 4th to February 10th: $65
  • February 11th to February 18th: $80
  • Financial Access: $25
  • Volunteer: $15

Due to venue restrictions we only have a limited number of tickets available - get yours ASAP so you don’t miss out on January's hottest party!!!

A portion of all ticket sales will go towards enabling access to the event for low-income community members. Financial access tickets may be purchased on the ticket page while they remain available. Volunteer tickets help defray the cost of rapid testing. Your regular ticket fees help cover venue rent, rapid tests, security, catering, performers, and other professional service fees, food, decorations, A/V, purchase and maintenance of play equipment, paying the guest hosts and so much more. We believe in paying people for their time, knowledge and experience. We are also putting aside a portion of all excess revenue to put towards acquiring a permanent home for our events.



CRAVE is organized by the BeforeDawn team each of whom bring many years of experience organizing events in kinky and sex-positive communities. Feel free to reach out to them at @Before-Dawn on Fetlife or with any questions or concerns before, during or after the event.

COVID-19 Safety

For everyone’s safety you’ll need to pass a COVID-19 rapid test at the door. You are required to have had a full first round of vaccines and at least one booster.

Masks are encouraged but optional at this event.


We are monitoring the situation regarding Monkeypox. We encourage everyone to bring themselves up to speed on this virus and set their risk management practices accordingly. See this CDC page for relevant information that you may find useful. As a reminder make sure you use fresh sheets and the provided cleaning supplies before and after playing.

Consent is Paramount

Part of our responsibility in fostering a consent culture is to provide some guidance to help prevent consent incidents from happening at our events.

Please make sure you read and understand our Consent Guidelines and Event Rules before you come to any BeforeDawn event. By coming to an event you acknowledge that you understand the rules and agree to abide by them. If you have any questions or need clarifications on any of our rules or guidelines please contact us before coming to an event.

Any consent concerns can be confidentially given to the hosts at the event, on Fetlife @Before-Dawn or by email at

This event is hosted/produced by:
Before Dawn
Oakland, CA
Before Dawn, sister group to @AfterDark-Events, organizes vaccinated, curated, sex-positive experiences in the Bay Area.
This event is featuring:
Bay Area, California
AfterDark Events is a POC, femme, queer, neurodivergent & disabled led group serving the SF Bay Area Kink Community.
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