Late posting this week as I play catch up from a break after our hectic Halloween and 40th Anniversary celebrations. Thanks to all that came out to help Touché mark our first 40 years. Many more to come with your continuing support. Here’s what’s planned as we head to Thanksgiving.
On tap this weekend before the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend are the kick off of our annual Harvest of Hope Food Drive for the Groceryland Pantry and GEAR NIGHT with BLUF/Chicago.
Friday night we begin our drive to stock up the shelves at the Groceryland Pantry. From now till the end of December the old grocery cart will be parked by the front door for you to help load up week after week. Pick up a few extra non perishable food items or personal care goods to drop in the cart. Soup (don’t forget the crackers), tuna, peanut butter, fruit, cereal are just a few suggestions. When you shop for your pantry at home, just double up on a few things and bring them along.
Everyone with a donation will receive a complimentary drink and be entered into a raffle for a Touché sport bag loaded with more 40th anniversary gear.
This Saturday get your gear on for a special GEAR NIGHT. The BLUF/Chicago crowd will be on hand in their hot leather uniforms to mark the 20th Anniversary of BLUF. They will be out in full force to celebrate their many years of getting guys into leather and uniforms. If you haven’t met these guys, this would be a good time to find out what BLUF is all about. All the more reason for you to get on your leather, rubber or uniform and join the party. You’ll need your gear to hit the Club Room to mingle as there will be a dress code enforced.
Now that the messy weather is rolling in, let our bootblack take care of your boots. And don’t forget to get on the list for our barber to trim you up topside, too. They both get a bit busy these nights but there will be lots of hot leathermen and others in their gear to cruise while you wait.
It looks our Chicago Bears are not going to be a big contender in the post season (and I was so hoping for another version of the Super Bowl Shuffle) But we’ll still be here to cheer them on Sunday during our BEER BUST. You can lose with $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light served up all day. Catch the game or just hang with Mario and the boys during our fun afternoons. Don’t forget the free Chicago Red Hots, too.
Wrap up any chores or shopping and head in for our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT at 7pm in the Club Room. A great crowd gathers for the movie, some even watch! Either way the Beer Bust continues and it makes for a great start to a fun Sunday night at Touché.
A very short work week for you as the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend begins on Wednesday. If you are heading out of town, be safe on your journeys and get back here for our festive holiday season to come. Those of you hanging in Chicago let’s have a good time. If you have friends form out of town, why not share your favorite party spot with them, there’s loads going on for the weekend.
We jump right into the festivities on Wednesday night with what has become a huge night at Touché our weekly JOCKSTRAP NIGHT. Before you stuff the turkey, stuff your jockstrap and come show it off with the rest of the guys at the bar. Thanks to our buddies at Full Kit Gear, we’ll raffle off some jocks and some gift certificates for other under gear at their store in Andersonville. We’ll offer free pants check and you get a buck off your beer or cocktails just for sporting a jock.
Thanksgiving is on Thursday and our crew will be stuffing themselves as well, but we will open at 8pm for our THROWBACK THURSDAY night at the bar. Lots of great tunes fro the 70’s & 80’s along with hot video features from Bijou Video as well. After a day of feasting, join us for an after dinner cognac, single malt or maybe a little coffee with something. You may come on “stuffed” but after a drink or two, you just might get the urge for a “little more”. The Club Room will open at 10pm.
The day after Thanksgiving is often referred too Black Friday with stores packed with shoppers. We’ve got a better idea of what to do on Black Friday, come join the men of ONYX for a huge CLUB NIGHT.
This Friday, ONYX will collecting personal care items to donate to the Broadway Youth Center. They are asking all of you to help by bringing a bag of toiletry items with you. Very simply, start with zip lock plastic bag (a gallon size will do nicely) and hit the local dollar store. For $5-$10 you can drop a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb, shampoo, maybe a razor and shave cream for the older kids. Don’t forget the gals, you can make it a bag with aa hair brush and feminine stuff instead. ONYX will take all the bags collected to BYC for the kids they help out.
ONYX will show their appreciation for your support with lots of raffles and more like those jello shots they have each month. With the holiday, you can expect a huge turnout of ONYX members and friends from across the Midwest, so you know it will be a huge crowd. Don’t miss out!
Right after Thanksgiving it’s all about the rush to Christmas (our Night of 1,000 Santa’s is following Saturday) but Santa is not here yet. Which means you can get downright naughty during our RIPE PARTY on Saturday, November 25th. The lights will be turned down low, the beats by our hot DJ Harry T will be deep and at midnight our Ripe Go-Go Dudes will hit the stages. It all adds up to the wildest night of the weekend. (maybe the free clothing check has something to do with that, too) Whatever, this is the night of the weekend you don’t want to miss.
Which brings us to our last SUNDAY BEER BUST of November. If you headed out for Thanksgiving, you can catch up with your Chicago buddies to end your holiday with $1 beers & sodas. Or maybe you stuck around and just didn’t get enough time for fun on your own, what with guests and family. Make this your day/night to grab a beer or two and enjoy some “quality time” of your own before the work week begins.
Just to plan ahead for the season, here’s a few dates to note in December
Saturday Dec 2nd BEAR NIGHT & our “NIGHT OF 1,000 SANTAS” a Toys for Tots event
Friday Dec 8th CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY & “DECK THE BALLS”
Sunday Dec 24th CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY with SANTA
Friday Dec 29th – Jan 1st Touché’s 41st annual BLACK & BLUE NEW YEARS WEEKEND
I’ll fill you in on details as each of these events roll around. Right now, I wan to get this out and pick up a few goodies to put in the cart for Groceryland.
See you at Touché,