CHICAGO — Illinois Leather Alliance Weekend was jam packed with interviews, classes and shenanigans. The contest weekend kicked off with the ILA Meet and Greet at Touché on Friday, March 17th. The Meet and Greet allows the contestants to introduce themselves to their audience and contest judges. This year, there were five contestants total: three Puppies, one Trainer, and one Illinois Ms. Leather Pride. Saturday, March 18th, the afternoon kicked off with a series of workshops and classes held in the club room at Touché.
CHICAGO — The Leather Women’s Cruise Night at Touche will now be featured on a new night, moving from the second Tuesday of the month to the second Friday, starting March 10th. “The manager of Touche sat down with me after the new year to discuss the event calendar for the year and where there could be room to move the Women’s Night from the middle of the week,” said Butch Prandium, Co-Producer of the Women’s Night. “He has always been very supportive and took it upon himself to figure out what would help make it a more successful event.”
Along with the new night, comes new entertainment. JuJu Minxxx, “America’s Leather Sweetheart”, will be performing original songs within the club room. There will also be multiple raffle prizes, including a $50 gift certificate and sex toy from Leather64TEN.
CHICAGO — The famed custom leather and apparel shop, Leather64TEN, kicked off their third year for Mr. Leather 64TEN 2017. TJ Howard is the third titleholder, and second contest winner, for Mr. Leather64TEN. The contest kicked off on Friday, March 3, with the “Pre-Lube Meet and Greet”, Opening Ceremonies that were hosted and Emceed by Teri Yaki, and the first round of Contestant Interviews. Saturday, March 4th started with a second round of contestant interviews. Saturday afternoon also included the “Dirty Boys and Danishes Brunch”, the newest addition to the contest weekend.
CHICAGO- Join the Men of Onyx for Club Night! Onyx Midwest will have their monthly club night at Touché in Chicago on Friday April 22nd. Onyx is an organization formed by Men of Color who enjoy the Leather lifestyle. This event is open to everyone in the community, and will be a great time to meet leadership and pledges for the Onyx Midwest chapter. For more information on the Onyx Midwest chapter and their events, visit onyxmidwest.com.