UP TO FALL AT TOUCHE’

It was the best cap off to our big summer here at Touché.  The long Labor Day weekend was a blast (just in case you left town)  Lots of bears on hand for our Bear Night last Saturday with several happy bears after winning weekend passes to Hibernation and Midwest BearFest later this fall.  The Jockstrap/Underwear Fetish Party was pretty wild with two fun contests.  Lots of guys were showing off their jocks & undies all night which is why we had to cram them back into their pants to get them out the door at closing.

Now that summer over, there’s no reason for boohooing.  We have lots piled onto our festive fall calendar.  Even if you are “back in your routine” and not traveling much, there’s plenty of good times coming up at Touché   M.A.F.I.A. hosts their AGM this weekend while leathermen are passing through town to and from Chicago Hellfire Club’s INFERNO run. OKTOBERFEST is about to begin and we have our annual fall Club Rush Party and another huge BEAR ALL show to add to our regular line up of Dungeon Master & Gear nights and Ripe Party.  Chicago Bears football new season begins as the Cubs head to the playoffs (another World Series during our anniversary?)

I did say a “festive fall” as it includes welcoming the American Brotherhood Weekend, a revival of our infamous Snake Pit Party and Halloween shenanigans all before our big 40th Anniversary Bash come November.  So let’s get to this weekend’s line up.

09-06-17wAs I mentioned M.A.F.I.A. members from across the country gather the second weekend of September to take care of a little business like electing a new board to lead them for the  next year.  But it’s not all work but definitely lots of pleasure, too.  It all begins with a huge CLUB NIGHT this Friday at Touché. You should see several guys in red shirts in the crowd for their monthly night at the bar.  Raffles are just part of the plan.

It won’t be a M.A.F.I.A. weekend without a play party on Saturday and with their members gathering it should be one of their biggest, hottest play party of the year.  Come meet the guys in M.A.F.I.A. on Friday and find out how you can join the party on Saturday.

Before M.A.F.I.A. gets things going, we’ll open the Cub Room at 8pm for our regular Leatherwomen’s Night where our gal pals can mix, mingle, cruise and network before the Club Room opens to all at 11pm.  I understand there is a fireplay demo planned for this month, sure to heat things up for the crowd of women.

Speaking of demos, our DUNGEON MASTER NIGHT is Saturday and features another hot, intense demo.  Our DM Timothy will be presenting a temporary piercing demo at midnight.  Since we expect several S&M players to pass through town on their way to/from Inferno, it seems like the perfect topic to present this month. Unlike piercings you may have had to insert jewelry in a an ear, nipple or elsewhere, this piercing for the experience of pain.  Needles are pierced and then removed.  If done correctly this is a safe form of play and Timothy will take you through  all the elements to make it safe.

bearsBeginning this Sunday, Touché will be opening just shy of noon so you may catch the kick off for all Chicago Bears football games this season.  Of course our SUNDAY BEER BUST will begin the minute we open the doors with $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light served up all day.  Our Beer Bust also includes all sodas off the guns for just a buck too.  Mario will be here to lead the cheers for the Bears as well as serve up Chicago Red Hots during the games and some Bears giveaways.  We’ll keep the football action on our screens all day.

You can still expect Mark to open the Club Room at 6pm for the football widows who want to partake of our Sunday Beer Bust too.  At 7pm he hosts our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT presenting the latest Hollywood releases or a favorite classic each week on our big screen, surround sound set up in the Club Room.

Next week we’ll host our annual CLUB RUSH PARTY when you can meet reps from many of Chicago’s local  leather/fetish clubs.  Here’s you chance to get to know more about the various clubs who’s colors/banner cover our walls.  Some are social, others strictly play. Some are men only, while others welcome men & women.  Leather, rubber, uniforms, pups, boys and more all have a place in our club scene.  Perhaps you’ll meet a club that will offer you the fellowship of brothers found in clubs.

Also OKTOBERFEST begins next Saturday during our Gear Night.  Come enjoy a beer and celebrate the season in Munich.  Our raffle for a new leather jacket from Leather 64TEN kicks off that day giving you a chance to  enter every night till OKTOBERFEST ends on October 1st.  There will be other special events during the 2 week run of Oktoberfest.

But it’s late in the week (okay it took me an extra day or two to recover from last weekend) and I need to get this posted and out.  So I’ll pass along more info next week.  Of course you can always ask me about upcoming events when you see me at the bar.  I’ll be the one with a beer in his hand.

See you soon,

David

ToucheChicago@gmail.com

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TOPPING OFF A BIG SUMMER AT TOUCHE’

08-30-17wAll I’ve been hearing this week is how was your summer?   As far as I am concerned it’s not over yet.  I’m taking it right up to Labor Day (and maybe a bit beyond)   A quick trip to Cedar Point and then back for a big holiday weekend.  Make it one of your summer’s best weekend and join us at Touché.  We’ve got lots planned to make it special beginning with a beer special.  We still have a keg of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy to blow through before the Oktoberfest brew comes in, so we’ll be offering $4 pints of Shandy all weekend or until the keg runs dry.

CD4Friday gets an early start.  The monthly CD4 Viral Social begins at 8pm on Friday and welcomes all poz men and positive minded friends for drinks, bits and fun.  We get a great group of guys each month and everyone is welcome to come out early and join them.

 

600-W_ARW2017-LogoThen we kick things up a couple of notches with an AIDS WALK Team Touché benefit for Chicago House.  We have some great prizes like a CLAW 2018 weekend registration  and a MCL2018 weekend package up for bids.  We’ll display all the items up for bid so you can decide on which item(s) you wan to bid on at midnight.

It will be a progressive raffle, starting at just a buck.  The first bid will be for a buck, we’ll collect that and take the next bid for a buck and take that.  As long as the bidding stays at a buck, the last one dollar bid wins the prize.  Of course you can raise the bid just like a regular raffle like say $5.  We’ll take that fiver and then accept another $5 bid and on and on to either the last five offered or a higher bid.   So you don’t have to spend a lot, just be willing to repeat your bid.

Saturday is our September BEAR NIGHT and we’ll have our Mr Chicago Bear 2017 and Mr Chicago Cub 2017 on hand to host a special raffle.  Instead of bemoaning the end of summer, let’s celebrate some of the big fall bear events on the horizon.  Our bearish Misters will be raffling off a weekend registration for the big HIBEARNATION weekend Saint Louis in November and the MIDWEST BEARFEST held down in Indy in December. I know a lot of bears head to both weekends, join us for our BEAR NIGHT and maybe you can snatch one up.

Like all BEAR NIGHTS, our DJ Harry T will pound out some kick ass music and I’ll be serving up our Midnight Pizza Panic to kept you fueled into the night.  It’s a holiday weekend and you know that means lots of visiting bears.  Surely a woofy night at Touché.

bulges1152With the Monday holiday, you know Sunday night will be another biggie.  That’s because its our annual JOCKSTRAP & UNDERWEAR FETISH PARTY.  Come on back and show off what you’ve got under your pants or shorts.  We’ll offer free pants check so you can strut in comfort and give you a buck off drinks.  At midnight there will be a hot jock contest followed by a wet jockey shorts contest with cash prizes for both.

burgersMonday is Labor Day and the best thing to do on this holiday is to kick back with a cold beer and some friends while burgers cook up on the grill.  Which is just what we’ll be doing at Touché.  We’ll open at 2pm with a Labor Day Beer Bust, $1 drafts of Bud, Bud Light and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy while it lasts.  At 3pm, we’ll fire up the grill and cook up some burgers with all the trimmings.  The Club Room is open Monday nights you know, so there’s still a bit more late night “summer fun” to be had.

There’s still time to join one of our bowling teams on Tuesday nights.  League play begins on the 12th, games start at 6:30 each week.  Even if you haven’t bowled in years, you’re still welcome to join us.  Let me know soon before our rosters are filled.

We’re also looking for folks to walk with Team Touché for Chicago House at the AIDS WALK on Sunday, October 1st.  I’ve talked about Chicago House’s history with our leather community.  The idea, organizing, fundraising, setting up the first house to home guys with AIDS in the early days when we didn’t even know about HIV as the cause, all came from involvement of leathermen.  Touché hosted $1 at the door and other events to help make that first purchase and many of us volunteered time to fix up, paint and furnish that first house.

Honor our leather forbearers and those still living with AIDS and join me in the AIDS WALK.  I’ll be ready to sign you up on Friday night.  You can also leave your name and number with the bartenders or drop me a line to my email address below.

Time to ride a few coasters and get back for one more wild summer weekend at Touché.  We’ll be looking for you.

David

ToucheChicago@gmail.com

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