No I haven’t been too busy scraping frosting off the bar, just lots of planning for this doubleheader weekend and IML and beyond. Frosting? Well then you weren’t here for the big CUKECAKE WARS hosted by Trident Windy City last Sunday. Not only were there lots of great tasting sweet treats to sample, they had a packed house nibbling away and more.
Thanks to all the bakers and tasters, Trident was able to raise $1,500 for the Broadway Youth Center. That’s double what they raised last year and that means the BYC will be able to provide meals to homeless youth for the next two months. I’ll try to get some photos from the “war” posted on the website this week.
Now we are gearing up for more fundraising fun, the first my personal favorite and the second hosted by Mr Chicago Leather 2015 Luis and Mr Midwest Rubber 2014 Joe.
Our annual LEATHER EYE FOR THE PREPPY GUY makeover contest is this Friday. I enjoy hosting this contest where we select a leather wannabe and let Leather 64TEN do their thing on him. It’s lots of fun as I grill the contestants on their leather knowledge or lack thereof. I’m not sure what’s more amazing, what some will wear for this contest or what they have to say as the night progresses.
Once the winner is selected, we’ll send him over to Leather 64TEN next door and they will dress him up with over $500 in leather gear. You’ll get to witness the final transformation and we’ll also give him a pair of tickets the IML contest in May to fully introduce him to leather.
This night is a big fundraiser for the Groceryland Pantry that serves PWAs across the northside. Everyone is great to bring in donations during the holidays, but that was a few months ago and the shelves are getting a bit bare. Volunteers will be on hand selling raffle tickets for great door prizes including an IML weekend package that gets you entry to all the big parties in May.
You know the state has slashed funding across the board and that has filtered down to several of our local HIV/AIDS service organizations like the pantry. Ain’t none of you looking like you missed a meal (that includes me), let’s all pitch in and help Lori and her team keep feeding those in need. We can always raise another $1,500 in one night.
I’m going to kick back on Saturday and enjoy our GEAR NIGHT. That’s because Mr Chicago Leather 2015 Luis and Mr Midwest Rubber 2014 Joe Spaceman are teaming up for a HIDE ‘N SLIDE party. They are asking all leathermen and rubbermen to join them as they work to raise funds for the Leather Archives & Museum.
Our GEAR NIGHTS are huge and this should put it over the top this month. All that leather and rubber in the Club Room will make for one hot night. Remember there is a gear dress cod, get yours on and get in here. Remember our barber and bootblack will be on duty as usual, take advantage of their services so you will look your best.
Baseball is in full swing, the Bulls and Blackhawks are in the playoffs. Kick back with us on Sundays and enjoy the games on our screens. If you can score a ticket to any of the games, you’ll have to fork out quite a few bucks for a beer or a dog. OR, you can enjoy the games here during our SUNDAY BEER BUST with drafts of Bud & Bud Light served up for just one buck all day long! We even offer up free Chicago Red Hots from 3-7pm. (There’s no hour long lines at the john either)
The Club Room opens at 6pm every Sunday with our MOVIE NIGHT presentation at 7pm. Come see why our Movie Night has become such a big hit. You might even watch the film.
I’ll be looking for you at the bar this week.