CHICAGO — The Windy City goes all leather during International Mr. Leather (IML) over Memorial Day weekend. Along with the contest at IML itself, businesses and organizations throw parties and events across the city.
Here’s a list of what we’ve found so far.
IML/IMBB 2017 Meet & Greet
Join us in welcoming IML class of 39, IMBB class of 25 and friends to Chicago. All are welcome to attend. Please note that this invite is separate from Touché’s.
Trident Annual IML Cigar Smoker
Join Trident International Windy City for their annual IML Cigar Smoker and Meet and Greet – join us outside of Jackhammer Complex to enjoy a smoke and get your boots done to welcome in IML Weekend!!
You must be 21 to attend as this is held in a bar
No Cost to Attend
Men’s Room IML w/ DJ Harvey
Men’s Room IMLFriday, May 26 9pm – 4am $20 pre-sale tickets / $30 at the door 2 Floors of music & debauchery featuring :DJ Harvey Jeremiah MeeceMister WallaceHarry CrossJacob Meehan aCeb00mbaP Plus, BDSM performances all night long.
Pre-paid ticket holders enter the party via the back alley behind Jackhammer. Access the alley from Devon Ave. FREE clothes check. Men’s Room welcomes all genders, races, fetishes and weirdnesses.
LA&M 2017 Silent Auction at IML
Join us for the annual Leather Archives & Museum Silent Auction at IML. No worn out leather stuff here! Bid on unique leathers, clothing, accessories and art. The auction will be held in the Florentine Room Foyer on the 3rd floor of the North tower during the San Francisco party.
Kink U at IML 2017
*New* Pre-Registration opens May 1st and is highly recommended. More info coming soon.
Courses have been finalized and instructor info is coming soon!! You will not want to miss this inaugural IML Kink U and the amazing line up of Kink U classes:
1-1:45PM – Kink U Session 1: Panel Discussion –
Facilitated by Brian “Bolt” Donner
“WTF is IML Anyway?: The history, reality, and secrets, of the biggest leather contest in the world.
2-2:45PM – Kink U Session 2: Leather History –
Presented by Rick Storer
LA&M Presents, Historical Pillar of Our Community: Tony DeBlase, unraveling the man who made the flag.
3-3:45PM – Kink U Session 3: Changing Perspectives –
Facilitated by Jefferson Tugger and Emerson Kellogg
FAF 101: Take a look at the hyper-masculine world of Leather
Happy Puppy Yoga 2017
Coming to Off the Leash at IML? Come to Happy Puppy Yoga in the Buckingham Room!
This yoga flow is meant to help warm you up for the mosh, so please come to class in human headspace as we will be going through some standing poses.
Please also come in comfortable, movable clothing.
Have a yoga mat? Please bring it. I will have a few to share, but not many.
Space is limited, so please come 10 minutes early to set up for class.
Some photos may be taken during class. If you do not want your face visible, please wear a hood, mask, or some other face covering that does not interfere with your range of motion.
OFF LEASH 2017!
The annual pup and Handler party that is free and open to all pups and Handlers and their admirers. This year after puppy yoga, we will commence with pup play activities, surprises, fun and fellowship. Sponsored by SquarePeg. Buckingham Room. Yoga starts at 2:00 PM, and the Romp will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
CHC IML Cocktail Party
Come meet the members of Hellfire at our annual IML Cocktail Party. Curious about becoming a member? Ask any Hellfire Member wearing our Colors (Patch). You can also find us at our booth in the IML Vendormart.
LA&M Women’s Leather History Program Reception
Come celebrate Women’s Leather History with the LA&M! Join Mel Leverich, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian and slave angie, International slave 2014 as we host a space for women, trans*, and gender-spectrum leather folk at International Mr. Leather.
Lake Shore Room – Congress Plaza hotel 3rd Floor
3:00pm to 5:00pm
STUDIO64 & THE JACKHAMMER COMPLEX
present FETISH HELL
You’re invited to the Ultimate Fetish Party
– Surprise Guests
– Fetish Scenes Encouraged
– Performances & More…
Furball Chicago 2017 IML Weekend!
Joe Fiore presents
Saturday, May 28
DJ TED EIEL https://www.mixcloud.com/djtedeiel/
MIXCLOUD FURBALL with special FURBALL mixes : https://www.mixcloud.com/Furball_NY/
ADVANCE $16 TICKETS ON SALE SOON at Metro Chicago
$20 AT THE DOOR
21 & Over
BOX OFFICE: $16 ADV Tickets or $20 on May 28
Furball returns to CHICAGO! Last year we had 1000 guys show up – this year we’re back for more!
Featuring music by Ralphi Rosario + Ted Eiel
Furry – sexy – sweaty fun on the dancefloor!
Gogo bears + cheap drinks + great music + hot guys
IML Victory Party
Performance begins at 9PM. This show is for AGES 21 AND OLDER. Valid Photo ID is required for age restricted shows. Forms of valid ID are current and non-expired Driver’s License, State ID or Passport. House of Blues Chicago is a standing room only venue, all tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. Please contact the House of Blues Box Office 312.923.2000 to inquire about Dinner Package Seating and/or Disability Seating. Those in need of Accessible seating need to first purchase a General Admission ticket, then contact the venue Box Office at 312.923.2000 to reserve accommodations. House of Blues Chicago is Smoke Free. There is no re-entry.
The Black & Blue Ball-IML
Well into its second decade, the legendary Black & Blue Ball returns with world reknown DJ/Producer Tom Stephan (London, Superchumbo) making his second appearance for IML’s official closing party. Massive, two story venue with 3 separate sound systems, custom laser show by S2 and visitors from around the globe making the most of their last night in Chicago. Don’t miss out on this amazing party. Tickets available at IMRL.com or at the door, if available.
***DJ Karsten Sollors will be making his very first IML appearance for this years event! You don’t want to miss this line-up!
People of any age, colour, size, body type, gender, gender expression(s), and sexual orientation are welcome. Bigotry will not be tolerated.