Here I am just before the big Labor Day Weekend updating the Touché website and getting an email blast out. I haven’t been dragging my feet (though I did slip away one day this week to Cedar Point to get a coaster fix for another year) We’ve got a terrific line up of events to celebrate this last summer holiday weekend, I’ll detail that in a minute.
But things have really piled up on our calendar in September and I’ve been working overtime on those plans so I am ready for what comes up once we wrap our summer. September/October calendars are available at the bar now and I’ll see if I can get September posted here.
So let’s top off this long hot, humid summer with some wild nights at Touché. You know lots of guys will hit town for their last blowout of the summer, so you should stick around here for another big weekend.
Start your Labor Day Weekend by picking up a hot stud on Friday when the Illinois Gay Rodeo Association teams up with the Imperial Windy City Court of the Prairie State Empire to host a Bachelor Auction. Local titleholders, community celebs and others will be on the auction block this night. You can bid on a dinner date with these men as each comes with a gift certificate to area restaurants across town. The party starts at 10pm, come early and “look over the livestock” and make your plans on which one you want to bid on when the auction begins. Winning bids will help both of these dedicated community groups continue their efforts on our behalf.
Come back on Saturday for our monthly BEAR NIGHT with the Great Lakes Bears. We will be joined by hordes of out of town bears for one more big Chicago party weekend. Our hot DJ Harry T will pound out some great tunes to make the night fun and I’ve already ordered extra pizzas for midnight. But what there’s more! We have a special treat for all.
Reeling, Chicago’s LGBT Film Festival is just around the corner and one of the featured films set for screening will be BEARCITY 3 on Saturday September 24th . The first two films were shown to a sold out theater, so we know bear love these films and this screening should sell out too. We are already planning to host a post screening party with the cast and crew afterwards that night. But this Saturday we will raffle off three pairs of tickets to the screening and bar tabs to use at the after party. Grab a bear and keep your weekend going.
The temps are set to rise as the weekend rolls on, good thing as we host a Touché tradition, our annual end of summer JOCKSTRAP & UNDERWEAR FETISH PARTY on Sunday night. We’ll offer free clothing check so you can show off what you like to wear under your jeans. Show us and get a buck off your drinks all night. At midnight, we’ll host a Hot Jock & a Wet Jockeys contests with a $50 cash prize for each. You’ll just have to decide what to wear for our last big bash of the summer.
Our last AFTER THE BEACH PARTY will be this Sunday from 3-7pm. We’ll offer free Chicago Red Hots and goodies plus it’s your last chance to win a Touché beach pack – cooler bag, shades, beach towel and more. Our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT is not off for the holiday, the Club Room will open at 6pm and we’ve got a great movie for you to enjoy at 7pm.
Rounding out the long weekend will be our LABOR DAY BEER BUST with $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light served up all day long. Kick back for the holiday and catch the ballgames on our screens. We’ll fire up the grills at 3pm for our big COOKOUT with burgers, dogs and more to enjoy. And to help our AIDS WALK TEAM, there will be a fun raffle with great prizes to win. If you headed out of town for the weekend, get your ass back in here for a beer, a bite and maybe a little bit more to cap off your summer.
The day after Labor Day is the first Tuesday of the month which means our next LEATHER WOMEN’S CRUISE night at the bar. The Club Room will open at 8pm with the first couple of hours set aside for our leather sisters to gather and connect with other women new to the leather/fetish scene. We’ve seen several women come out over the summer and now that fall is approaching hopefully many of them will be coming back again to socialize and play with the each other. The Club Room opens at 10 for all to mix and mingle.
Now let’s take a quick look ahead to the rest of September. Next weekend M.A.F.I.A. will be holding their AGM weekend. A bit of work and lots of play are on their agenda beginning with a big CLUB NIGHT that Friday. We also welcome the GREAT LAKES DRUMMER CONTEST that weekend with the big contest on Saturday night.
The following weekend the Leather Archives & Museum will mark their 25th Anniversary and Touché will be the party spot following events at the LA&M all weekend. Plans include a big public bash during our GEAR NIGHT on Saturday. Plus we kick off OKTOBERFEST that Saturday. $4 pints of Berghoff’s Oktoberfest Beer and a chance to win a Schott Leather Jacket from Leather 64TEN every night till October 2nd. Oh, and a big PUNK ROCK NIGHT on Friday. That crazy DJ Germ is hosting a post RiotFest music night and there’s a Full Moon, too. Rocking in our leather for sure.
As I mentioned earlier, Reeling will screen BEARCITY 3 on Saturday, September 24th. The producers asked us to host a post screening party afterwards with some of the guys from the movie. It’s our RIPE PARTY night, so I am booking some hot bear studs to dance and there will be giveaways and photo opps with the gang from BearCity 3.
Not listed in this ad (I told you there’s just way too much going on this month, I couldn’t fit it all in) we end September with our annual FALL CLUB RUSH on Friday, September 30th. I’ll give more on that later.
Since the weekend is here, let’s just get out and enjoy the great weather and even wilder nights at Touché. I’m ready to put my planner aside and grab a beer. Join me?
This just in……..
As I am drafting this post, I got word that Chicago has lots more bragging rights. The Pantheon of Leather Awards were being presented tonight.
ONYX was awarded the Large Club of the Year Award. Leather Woman of the Year is none other than our dear friend Christina Court. Both well deserved awards.
Then the Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement award was bestowed upon me. Wow! Lifetime, huh? Hope this doesn’t mean I have to stop now. I’m having too much fun. Another good reason to get out and celebrate this weekend.