.Let’s get things rolling on Thursday this week. The Chicago Leathermen’s Group will meet at the bar for their monthly discussion at 7pm. This month keeping with the basics for a bit yet, they want to talk about packing the right stuff to have on hand when you find yourself in a hot scene. Handcuffs, tit clamps, gags, blindfolds, ball stretchers, sounds, pumps – the list goes on. So what do you need? Where can you get some of this stuff and how much does it cost? Come and chat with others before you decide to head down to the Leather Market at IML. Find out what others had learned and plan ahead to make the most of all the vendors that will be in town. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion old guard or newbie. Then stick around for our Handballer Night at Touché. The Club Room will be open and maybe you can share more than just talk about toys.
.Friday Night the Windy City Bondage Club joins us for a Guest Club Night at 10pm. These guys know the ropes and will show you how to use them with demos. They will also get you started with raffles for bondage gift baskets. Come meet up with the bondage guys and maybe you will be invited to join them for their regular private parties, they are always ready to welcome new members and players.
.Saturday is Armed Forces Day and we’ll salute the day with a Military Gear Night. Dig out your camo gear and military uniforms for this special night at Touché. Our barbers will be here to make sure you are neat and trimmed for the coming big weekend. Plus I will have Raging Stallion’s Grunts DVDs to raffle off during the party.
.Cap off your weekend with our Sunday Beer Bust. Enjoy 50¢ drafts of Bud Light all day and all night, $1 sodas too! Enjoy the afternoon with your buds at the bar, shoot some pool (our table is always free) catch a Cub or Sox game on our monitors and don’t forget the free Chicago Red Hots served up at 4pm. Head to the Club Room for our Movie Night at 7pm. Each week we screen the latest Blu-Ray releases in surround sound and even toss in the popcorn!
.Work hard next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, because you will want to be here every night beginning on Wednesday when the party starts. We kick things off the long Memorial Day Weekend with our “Best of Chicago” Welcome Party hosted by Mr Chicago Leather 2013 Nick Zuko. Many of his fellow IML contestants will be in town and have been invited to the party so you can meet them face-to-face. This year Goose Island brewery will be joining the party with samples of their many fine brews and we will add their signature 312 to our tap handles. We also have the Chicago Hellfire Club joining the party (we did say it was the best of Chicago) and they will present one of their big demos. You don’t think is a big event? Last year over 250 guys including about 40 IML contestants turned out, don’t miss it this year!
.That’s just the start. Our plans include welcoming Bear Pride for their Early Bird Party on Thursday, a Touché traditional Full Moon Party & Contest on Friday, a special Gear Fetish Night on Saturday, our Dark & Dirty post IML contest party on Sunday and our annual Memorial Day Beer Bust and Cookout on Monday. You can pick up a complete weekend schedule of events at the bar now. Plus check out the website, we’ll be posting all the details there this week.
.You know it’s not too late to register for either International Mr Leather or Bear Pride but time is running out. Check out the links for each event for details. Another way you can join the excitement of IML is to volunteer. Volunteers receive admission to the Leather Market and contest events making it the best way to enjoy IML if you are on a tight budget. You can find out more about volunteering on the IML website.
.Believe it or not, I still have few last minute tasks to complete before the Windy City Bondage Club ties the first knot this Friday. Let me get back to them so I will be available if they say “put your finger here”.