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Fifth annual Mr. Leather64Ten March 14

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The fifth annual Mr. Leather64Ten contest weekend will be held from March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020. Leather64Ten and The Jackha.m.mer Complex will host a weekend of events to promote our search for the next Mr.Leather64Ten, who will represent Leather64Ten at IML 2020.

The Mr.Leather64Ten contest and weekend events were created to help the Chicagoland leather community explore, celebrate and showcase their leather pride.

This year's beneficiary of proceeds from raffle sales will go to Leather Archives & Museum.

Mr.Leather64Ten 2020 will win:

- Direct Qualification to the International Mr. Leather 2020 contest, with shared room. ( Transportation not included )

- $1000 custom leather from Mr.Leather64Ten Chicago

- Leather themed photo shoot ( $250.00 value )

- Mr.Leather64Ten toy box worth $200.00

- $200.00 in Studio 64 and Mercury house aromas

- $100 bar tab from the Jackha.m.mer Complex

- $50 bar tab from Touche

- Contest weekend gift bag with shirt, hat, pin, etc. ( $50 value )

- Title vest and passing sash and stole

- Contest medal and passing trophy

- One year membership to the Leather Archives and Museum

- Promotional materials and business cards

- We will have prizes available for 2nd and 3rd place

- All contest participants will receive a gift bag and participation medal.

- Additional prizes will be added by event date. ( Check website for updated details )

How to sign up for the contest: Those interested in competing for the MR.LEATHER64TEN 2020 title can pick up an application at the store, or download the application online at .

Event Tickets:

Tickets are available online at . Tickets for the 2020 contest are $10 and general admission. This $10 ticket includes admission into both the contest and FuKr Party — Dominate Me - Victory Afterparty. Please visit our website for a full list of ticket options available.

Schedule and Description of All Weekend Events:

Thursday, March 12, 2020

9 a.m. — 4a.m.: Shop at Leather64Ten

Check out our large selection of custom leather, toys, lube & aromas. Enjoy store specials all weekend long! Located at Leather64Ten — 6410 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626 . .

11 a.m. — 7 p.m.: Mr.Leather64Ten free Day at The Leather Archives and Museum

Enjoy complimentary admission and spend some time exploring our Leather and Fetish history as the staff of the LA&M welcomes Mr.Leather64Ten 2020. Visit the Etienne Auditorium and see original murals which hung in the Gold Coast, Chicago Eagle and Mans Country. Other exhibits include the Uniform Collection, The Leatherbar, A Room of Her Own, The Dungeon & much more. Located at Leather Archives and Museum, 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL 60626 . .

Friday, March 13, 2020

9 a.m. — 4 a.m.: Shop at Leather64Ten

Check out a large selection of custom leather, toys, lube & aromas. Enjoy store specials all weekend long! Located at Leather64Ten, 6410 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626 . .

5 p.m.: Deadline for Contestants to Enter

Contestants must have their applications delivered to the Leather64TEN store if they wish to participate in the contest.

9 p.m. — 4 a.m.: Mr.Leather64Ten 2020 Meet and Greet & Opening Ceremonies

The Jackhammer Complex hosts the opening night of Mr.Leather64Ten 2020! Meet the contestants for this year competition, mingle with new friends and purchase your raffle tickets. The bar opens at 5p.m. and the festivities start at 9p.m. as we bring on the men! After we introduce our contestants, you can drink & dance the night away with DJ Jerry Featherston. Located at The Jackhammer Complex, 6408 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626

Saturday, March 14, 2020

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.: Shop at Mr.Leather64Ten

Check out a large selection of custom leather, toys, lube & aromas. Enjoy store specials all weekend long! Located at Mr.Leather64Ten — 6410 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626 . .

10 a.m. — 11 a.m.: Contestant Interviews ( Open to the Public )

Located at The Jackhammer Complex — 6408 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626

11 a.m. — 2 p.m.: Dirty Boys and Danishes Brunch

Wake up, recharge, and enjoy an amazing brunch before the big event. Spend some time meeting a new fuck buddy over brunch. Brunch will include: An egg bake, build your own waffle bar, Bloody Marys, Mimosas & more ( Non-alcoholic options available ) Tickets will be available at the door or online at . Located at Jackhammer — 6408 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626

2 p.m. — 5 p.m.: Classes presented by 64TEN University & The Leather Archives ( 3 Sessions ) Classes: Specific Classes to be announced. Tickets will be available at the door for a $5 suggested donation ( 1 free raffle ticket w/ purchase ) or online at . Located at Jackhammer — 6408 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626

9 p.m.: Mr.Leather64Ten 2020 — Contest Teri Yaki and Todd Davidson host MR.LEATHER64TEN 2020! It's the contest you have all been waiting for… Who will be the next Mr.Leather64Ten? Drink specials, leather fun and special performances and giveaways all night long! Special Guest Judge, International Mr. Leather 2018 James Lee. Ticket required and available at the door or online at . Ticket for contest and afterparty available for only $10 ( For both events! ) Located at Jackhammer — 6408 N Clark St., Chicago IL 60626

11:30 p.m.: Joe Whitaker Presents FuKr Party — Dominate Me — The Contest Victory After Party After we find out the next Mr.Leather64Ten, the party continues until 5 A.M. for ALL of our attendees at our FuKr Victory After Party! Join us at Jackhammer for a wild night of sick beats, great drinks, and sleazy fun! Afterparty ticket is included with your contest ticket. Tickets for FuKr will be $20 at the door if purchased after 11 p.m.. Tickets available at the store and also online at . Located at Jackhammer — 6408 N Clark St., Chicago IL 60626

Sunday, March 15, 2020

11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.: Victory Brunch & Photoshoot Catered, continental breakfast for everyone in the Leather64TEN store. Victory toast and bloody marys. Located at LEATHER64TEN — 6410 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626 . .

11:30 a.m. — 4 a.m.: Shop at Leather64Ten

Check out our large selection of custom leather, toys, lube & aromas. Enjoy store specials all weekend long! Located at Leather64Ten— 6410 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626. .

7 p.m. — 11 p.m.: Cumunion Party! -Party in The Hole at Jackhammer

CumUnion Invades The Hole at Jackhammer. Doors open 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Party until 11 p.m.. After an amazing contest weekend, we're giving you one more chance to party at this special event in the Hole on Sunday Night. Fetish dress encouraged, free clothes check. Everyone is invited to cum and get off with a hot mix of fun and friendly MEN of all races/types. Tickets available for $15 at the door only.

Located at Jackhammer — 6408 N Clark St., Chicago IL 60626

10 p.m. — 4 a.m.: SINGLET SUNDAY! Join the regulars on the wrestling mats with everyone's favorite bartender, Dan, playing all your alternative music favorites. Stop by the store and purchase your very own singlet for the party. This event will also feature pop-up fetish demonstrations. Located at The Hole inside Jackhammer — 6408 N Clark St., Chicago IL 60626 Hotel Accommodations: For all of our guests that are coming from out of town, we recommend the Hampton Inn Chicago North — Loyola Station. 1209 W. Albion Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 or Chicago City Suites. 933 W. Belmont, Boystown, Chicago, IL 60657.

About Leather64Ten

Mr.Leather64Ten is a Leather retail store specializing in hand made and custom leather clothing for men and woman, as well as adult toys, apparel, accessories and more. Store website: . Contest page: Leather64Ten: 6410 N Clark, Chicago IL 60626 . 773-508-0900

About Eric Kugelman ( Owner Leather64Ten )

Eric Kugelman has been an active member in the leather community for many years. He was Mr. Mephisto's Leather 2001 and competed in International Mr. Leather 23. During his years in the community, Mr. Kugelman was actively involved with the committee to bring the Gay Games to Chicago, as the first vice co-chair of the bidding organization and president of Team Chicago. Eric was also president of MAFIA and on the boards of several gay, lesbian and community organizations. Eric holds a strong passion for giving back to the community and currently supports many organizations such as, The Leather Archives and Museum, Gerber Hart Library, The Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, CLAW, Vital Bridges and The Center on Halsted. Eric contributes to many contests and fund raising events to show continued support for the leather community. Mr. Kugelman was the co-owner The Ashland Arms, a Fetish/Leather themed bed and breakfast that closed after a long run in 2015. Eric currently owns Leather64Ten and loves to share his passion for leather and community with all those who come in! Eric is supported in his endeavors by his husband Michael.

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