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Barlesque 8: Bedtime Stories Opening Party
Thu., Nov. 5, 7-10 pm
The kickoff of the annual month-long competition for Chicago's sexiest bartender. $25 cover charge benefits TPAN, good for two cocktails and $20 of "Barlesque Bucks." Performances by Kiss Kiss Cabaret and Chicago Magic Lounge, along with all of this year's sexy contestants.
Photo of Progress Bar's Tony by KJ Heath
Mr. International Rubber 19:
Thu., Nov. 5 - Sun., Nov. 8
This 19th annual competition brings hundreds to Chicago. Some highlights include:
Thu., Nov. 5MIR 19 Welcome Party, Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., 10 pm. The home of Mr. Midwest Rubber welcomes the contestants and well-wishers.
Fri., Nov. 6Kink Market/Social/Gear Sale, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., noon - 6 pm. Vendors from around the globe will be offering their wares for sale and trial in our kink market. Meet some new friends in the Kinkster Lounge.
Sat., Nov. 7MIR 19 Contest ( Part 2 ), Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., 9-11 pm. The exciting conclusion to the Mr. International Rubber Contest. Includes judging of onstage question, "mystery-bag" and audience voting for Mr. International Rubber.
Sun., Nov. 8Shiny Guys, Showtunes and Slushies, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., 5-9 pm. Rubbermen, leathermen, bears, twinks and vanilla guys gather for slushies and showtunes.
For a full MIR 19 schedule, see www.mirubber.com
Photo of Mr. International Rubber 18 attendees by Anthony Meade