Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 this weekend


CHICAGO — The Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 contest will be this weekend, with the main events being held at the Leather Archives & Museum.

The judges for this year are:

The tallymasters are Mr. Tri-State Leather 2012 Isaac Emerson and Chicago community member Stephen Turchin. Mr. Chicago Leather 2014 Miguel Torres will be the den daddy.

The schedule of events is:

Friday, Jan. 26

Touché open 5pm – 4 am

  • MCL2018 Registration 5pm – midnight Pick up weekend packages, sales of individual tickets, merchandise
  • Guest Artist Gallery Reception 7-9pm at the Leather Archives & Museum opening of MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny
  • MCL2018 Welcome Cocktail Party- 10 pm Meet judges, contestants and other guests, introductions and number drawing by contestants at 11 pm hosted by John Pendal IML 2003
  • Roast of Gerald “Daddy G” Cernak- Midnight Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 takes a licking, Hosted by Thib Guicherd-Callin, Mr. Santa Clara County Leather 2012

Saturday, Jan. 27

Touché open 11 am – 5 am

  • Leather Eyeopeners 11am – 1pm Complimentary coffee & continental breakfast at Touché, provided by The Kitchen Sink, 1107 W.
  • MCL2018 Registration noon – 4pm Weekend package pick up, sales of individual tickets & merchandise
  • Fetish Flea Market noon – 4pm Buy-sell-trade leather-rubber-uniforms-boots-gear
  • Kink U 1 – 4 pm Presented by Titans of the Midwest in Club Room
    • 1-2pm: slave amendah- Bottoms Up: Impact Play!
    • 2-3pm: International Mr. Bootblack Ryan Pawlish Garner-Carpenter- WTF is Bootblacking (Bootblacking 101)
    • 3-4pm- Co-topping with Mufasa Ali For more info:
  • Pre-Contest Cocktails- 6pm Hosted by BLUFChicago
  • Mr Chicago Leather 2018 Contest- Doors open 7pm, Contest begins 8pm at Leather Archives & Museum 6418 North Greenview, EmceeJohn Pendal, IML 2003
  • MCL2018 Contest Viewing Party- 8pm For those without tickets to the contest, watch it on the screens at Touché
  • Pure Leather Victory Dance- 10 pm– 5 am DJ Harry T- Strict leather dress code in Club Room

Sunday, Jan 28

Touché open 11am – 4 am

  • MCL2018 Brunch 11 am – 2 pm Andersonville Brewing Company 5402 North Clark Street full brunch buffet $15/person
  • Sunday Beer Bust 11 am – 4 am at Touché $1 drafts & sodas, free Chicago Red Hots 3-7pm, Movie Night 7pm in Club Room
  • MCL2018 Cigar Social 2 – 6 pm Hosted by BLUFChicago location TBA
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of the Leather Archives & Museum and Gerber Hart Library and Archives (for package holders only-sign up at registration) 2pm
  • Leather Showtunes 4 – 9 pm Hosted by The Call Bar- 1547 West Bryn Mawr

For more information about the weekend, go to