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Events at the LA&M and throughout the country


Join us on the road at CLAW

April 26th - May 2nd, 2017, Cleveland, OH

CLAW Corp. is a certified 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and all other charitable needs of the adult leather community. We are dedicated to the principle that people into leather are normal, happy and healthy, and that we teach each other the truth of that principle. We produce a large annual convention (the Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend) in Cleveland, Ohio every year, and several smaller CLAW Nation events around the country throughout the year.

Join us for International Mr. Leather

May 25th - May 29th, 2017, Chicago, IL

International Mr. Leather (IML) is an international conference and contest of leathermen held annually in May since 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. IML spans several days, and includes the International Mr. Leather competition, as well as other events, such as speakers, socials, themed dance parties and a large leather vendor market.


Contestant Number Draw and New Ticket Options/Pricing.

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Join us for our annual Kinky Jumble Sale

March 10th - March 12th, 2017 Etienne Auditorium

Join us for our annual Kinky Jumble Sale all weekend long during normal gallery hours.

This sale is open to the general public*. Books, Magazines, Videos, Clothing, Leathers, Toys and more.

Everything is priced at $1.00. Admission is FREE.

*Friday Pre-Sale is open to current members ONLY.

Join us at Kinky Kollege

March 31st  - April 2nd, 2017 Chicago, IL

The Nation’s top Alternative Lifestyle Educators will be at Kinky Kollege offering classes on everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

The curriculum promises to be orgasmic. Earn credits toward your Masters (or Master’s) degree with accredited classes designed for students at every level of experience, ranging from beginners to the extreme edge player.

There will be many classes, spanning all three days of the event, providing for an intense educational opportunity. Some classes will have hands on lab time and opportunity for professional coaching.

Join us for the Roast of IML and IMBB 2016

May 26th, 2017 7-10pm Congress Plaza Hotel

The Leather Archives & Museum will host the Roast of IML 2016 David "Tigger" Bailey and IMBB 2016 Erick Joseph at the Congress Plaza Hotel on Friday, May 26th 2017. Doors will open at 7pm with seating first come, first served. Don't miss this free opportunity to see Tigger and Erick roasted by their (purported) friends and family. The titleholders will also give their step-aside speeches during the event.

Previously held at the Leather Archives & Museum on Thursday evening, the event is moving to the IML host hotel as official IML events begin on Thursday this year. The event will continue to benefit the Leather Archives & Museum.

Illinois Leather Alliance Contest

March 18th, 2017 Etienne Auditorium

Our Mission: To provide a welcoming and open space for the Leather / BDSM / Fetish / Power Dynamics and Alternative Sexuality communities and people with related interests. A space where those individuals can be who they are with support, communication and freedom of expression. A space free from all discrimination against race, religion, sexuality, gender or lifestyle. A space that treats all with dignity and respect.

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Join us on the road at International MS. Leather

April 20th - April 23rd, 2017, San Jose, CA

IMsL/IMsBB: It's the biggest, hottest women's leather & BDSM event around. Join us for our 31st year of play, performance, connection, authenticity, history, education, and more!

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