Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore.

First Illinois Bear and Bear Cub named

Illinois Bear

CHICAGO — Jason Shiver-Simpson Mr. Illinois Bear 2016 title and Adam Lawrence won Illinois Bear Cub 2016 in the first Illinois Bear contest this past weekend in Chicago. The contest was held at Jackhammer in the Rogers Park neighborhood. There were a total of six contestants for the contest. The judges for the contest were: The…

Onyx Club Night!

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…

RAD Remedy’s 2nd Birthday Party

CHICAGO — After a long week (and perhaps a day of tax prep), come re-live your childhood at Remedyland – a carnival of the games you grew up with – Hungry Hungry Hippos, Chutes and Ladders, and Don’t Break the Ice just to name a few. We’ll also have a silent auction filled with heaps…

Touché to host Bear All, April 23

Bear All

CHICAGO — Touche will host a list of bear musicians with their Bear All event on April 23 in Chicago. Comedian Bryan Dowling will be the host with The Pleasure Centers, Mister E Machine, Ben Walter, and Scott Free performing. The show starts at 10 pm at 6412 N. Clark in Chicago. The performers are:…

Inaugural Mr. Illinois Bear contest on April 15

Mr. Illinois Bear

CHICAGO — After years without a local bear contest, the first Mr. Illinois Bear and Illinois Bear Cub contests will be at Jackhammer on April 15. Contest organizer Scott Turner, himself a former International Bear, said he started organizing the contest because there was no state or local bear contest anymore. The contest will also…