Whew! April has been one crazy month here at Touché. You’d think IML and Bear Pride coming up over the Memorial Day weekend would be something, but over the past month we have hosted lots of wild, fun nights. 1976 was a great year and great party (look for a Carol’s Speakeasy reunion with lots of 80’s music this summer) but we also hosted a big fundraiser for Mr International Rubber 2016 Jeffrey Basile, a huge night of live music with Bear All, big club nights with MAFIA and ONYX (they’ll both be back in May, too) and let’s not forget the Cupcake War which raised over $1,500 for the Broadway Youth Center.
Now I know many of you are heading off to Cleveland for CLAW 16 this coning weekend. Look for Mr Chicago Leather 2016 Todd Harris, MIR 2016 Jeffrey and a couple of our staff members there lending a hand to the big weekend. Touché is proud to be a sponsor of CLAW and the various organizations it supports across the US. Have fun, be supportive and play safe!
Since we’ll be a bit shorthanded this weekend, I’ll be here at Touché and if I have to work, I’ll make sure it’s a good time. So if you’re sticking around Chicago, come on up to Touché and join me for a couple of wild nights. We’ve got some great plans of our own to make the last weekend of April a fun one.
If all the leather folk leave town, it makes sense to host our annual LEATHER EYE FOR THE PREPPY GUY makeover contest this Friday. Some lucky preppy stud will receive a leather makeover by LEATHER64TEN worth over $500 plus 2 tickets to the International Mr Leather 2016 Contest in May to show it off. The fun part is determining just who will get that makeover.
I love hosting this contest, lots of leather wannabes and novices means some fun Q&A during the process. You can count on me to grill them thoroughly and show off their “ass”ets before we pick the winner. Then he’ll be whisked off to Leather64TEN to be outfitted and brought back for our first look at the new leatherman.
This is our Spring fundraiser for the Groceryland Pantry. Thanks to all, we helped stock up the pantry back during the holiday season. But that was months ago and the shelves are not as fully stocked. Let’s fill them up again. Bring in a donation of non-perishable food. We will also host a raffle during the night with plenty of great prizes, all to support the pantry.
Saturday night is all about getting nice and RIPE! Once again DJ Harry T will pound out some serious, deep beats while our hot go-go dudes do their thing on our stages. We’ll turn the lights down low and offer free clothing check. Get out of your pants and get ripe at Touché.
Saturday is also your last chance to place your order for Krispy Kreme doughnut sale hosted by Team Touché in the Ride for AIDS. The guys have been busy all month training for the grueling 200 mile bike trek in July. To help meet their fundraising goal, the team has been taking orders for freshly baked treats.
Next weekend, you can pick up your Krispy Kreme’s at the BEAR NIGHT on May 7th. That night, along with the doughnuts, the Team will host a “RUN PASS EXTRAVAGANZA” with raffles for weekend passes to several bear events over the summer and next fall. Just in case you missed getting your doughnut order in this weekend because you slipped off to CLAW, the Team will have a few extra dozen on hand, just get here early that night to claim a dozen before they are gone.
Putting the finishing touch’s to this weekend is our SUNDAY BEER BUST & MOVIE NIGHT. $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light all day long with the Club Room opening at 6pm. The weather is supposed to be crappy so if you’re going to be stuck indoors, why not spend it here, toasting the day with your buddies. Free Chicago Red Hots while catching the ballgames on our screens. Watch the latest from Hollywood on our hi-def/surround sound theater set up in the Club Room at 7pm. Try to avoid the big distraction in the corner, go ahead & try.
We’re ready and waiting for you.