Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and edge cities like Joliet, Naperville, and Waukegan.

Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable: Talking about Boundaries in Power Exchange

CHICAGO — Saturday, Nov 18. – Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable discussion group meets, talking about boundaries in power exchange. In power exchange, boundaries take on a new level, and with that comes new awareness, new responsibility / new surrender. Boundaries define where we end and where others begin. Our boundaries are the skin we live…

Chicago Leather Club goes on hiatus

CHICAGO — Chicago Leather Club, a service-oriented leather club in Chicago, announced Tuesday that they would be going on indefinite hiatus. From their Facebook page: Hello CLC family and friends, On Friday, Oct 27th, the active full members of CLC voted to suspend the bylaws of the club and go on an indefinite hiatus. This…

Trident Chili Cook-Off raises $1,500 for BYC

CHICAGO — Trident Windy City’s annual Chili Cook-Off raised $1,500 for Chicago’s Broadway Youth Center and new participant Chicago Puppy Patrol nabbed first place in the competition.

Local leather service club Trident Windy City hosts two inter-club competitions each year, a cupcake baking competition in the spring and a chill cook-off in fall. All money raised goes to BYC.

Touché celebrates 40 years

CHICAGO — Chicago’s oldest leather bar Touché is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this week. The bar kicked off the celebrations on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the bar itself. The bar had drink prices from 1977, a performance from Sharon McKnight, a buffet and birthday cake. The celebration will continue through the weekend. *Thurs. Nov. 2-…

Committee updates Leather Archives on executive director search

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) Executive Director Search Committee reports the initial phase of the search process concludes with the closing of the application submission window. Following a nation-wide search, 66 applicants submitted their resume for consideration to be the next leader of the LA&M. The search committee evaluated candidates based on…

CineKink: Chicago, Nov. 10

CHICAGO — Films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen as CineKink, “the kinky film festival,” returns to Chicago for a red-hot rendezvous! Friday, November 10 – 7 pm CineKink Presents: Kink and the Community There are many tastes and predilections that make up the world of kink. Here, a sampling…

Chicago Rope November: Second Anniversary Event

Chicago Rope

CHICAGO — This November, Chicago Rope turns two years old! We’re celebrating with a special event featuring a class on Vintage Rope Bondage with BadKittyBondage, a team that presented at our very first event and has supported us all along. For beginners, we’ll be offering Rope 102, part Two in our Foundations of Japanese Rope Bondage…