All 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.
Friday 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.
Then 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.
With 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.
Monday 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.