Mr. Chicago Leather This Weekend

MCL2014_PosterwCHICAGO – Mr. Chicago Leather is this weekend and it is turning out to be an event weekend for the city.

Along with the contest itself, there are events, meetings and activities through out the weekend.

Things start at 9 p.m. at Touché with Chicago Area Gear Enthusiasts (CAGE) hosting the meet and greet and roast of outgoing MCL Nick Zuko. (Mr. Santa Clara County Leather Thib Guicherd-Callin is the roastmaster. If his teaser videos are anything to go by, it’s gonna be brutal. Bring popcorn.)

That same night the Imperial Court of the Windy City Empire will be donating money to the Leather Archives & Museum at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, things start off with a brunch at Hamburger Mary’s followed by a tour of the Leather Archives, just two blocks from Touché. There will also be a screening of the video of IML 1984.
Brunch and Tour:

At about the same time, the Titans of the Midwest will have their January business meeting at Hamburger Mary’s, starting at 11 a.m. Those unable to attend in person can call in with audio conference info available on their event page.

That afternoon, a leather invasion of the Millennium Park Ice Rink will take place at 1 p.m. The only cost is skate rental. Millennium Park is in downtown Chicago at the corner of Randolph and Michigan Avenue. Just look for the Bean and you’ll find the rink.

The contest itself will be at Touché starting at 10 p.m. with John Pendal hosting. There’s already a few contestants who have declared they’re running. If last year is anything to go by, the bar will be packed solid so get there early to get a good spot.

The weekend will end with a relaxing cigar social hosted by BLUFChicago at Blue Havana in the Lakeview neighborhood, near the corner of Belmont and Clark. This will be an afterhours event so be sure to RSVP on the event page.