Should auld acquaintance be forgot? If by “auld acquaintance” you mean “the 2-liter bottle of Pepsi and some Mentos I may or may not have used as a sex toy,” then yes! Bondage Ball presents the Black & White Fetish Masquerade Ball to end 2009 — and what better way to ring in the New Year than with the sound of crops cracking and whips whistling through the air? On tap: a balloon drop and confetti fall, party poppers (possibly both kinds), an outdoor heated patio (those lower 60s get so cold), erotic play stations and so much champagne that just reading the word will impair your judgment. Remember, the BDSM dynamic is like this: For every guy who actually knows karate, there are about a thousand guys who've just watched a lot of movies with karate in them.

Thu., Dec. 31, 10 p.m., 2009

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