Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) 

Hosted by the Centaurs Motorcycle Club, the Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) is a three-day long party and event held every MLK weekend in Washington, DC.  ONYX events during MAL typically include a Friday Meet and Greet, the now infamous Cocktail Party and Gear Show on Saturday afternoon and a Fellowship Dinner on Sunday.  This year’s Cocktail Party and Gear Show raised upwards of $6000.  Join us for the next family reunion January 18 – 20, 2019!  Info on the 2018 Cocktail Party and Gear Show will be announced here!


Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW)

CLAW Corp is a certified non-profit corporation dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and all other charitable needs of the adult leather community. They are dedicated to the principle that people into leather are normal, happy and healthy, and that they teach each other the truth of that principle. They 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.

ONYX has in the past sponsored various events in support of CLAW and its fundraising efforts as part of its own mission of service to the community.  This year no less than 4 ONYXMen will be part of the educational instruction at CLAW!  ONYX will also co-sponsor the Uniform Party with the men of MAUL at the Leather Stallion.  Come out and join the fun at CLAW 19, April 25 – 28, 2019!


International Mister Leather (IML)

International Mister Leather (IML) is one of the world’s largest gatherings of leathermen and BDSM aficionados.  Held every Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, IML spans several days and includes the International Mister Leather competition in addition to other events, such as workshops, socials, themed dance parties and a leather vendor market.

During IML, the men of ONYX typically host a Meet and Greet on Friday evening and a People of Color Caucus in the afternoon followed by the world famous ONYX IML Dance, definitely one of Saturday night’s highlights.  We’ll be there May 24 – 27, 2019!  Will you?


ONYX Blackout

BLACKOUT is the anniversary celebration of ONYX.  We gather all our members, family, friends and supporters to celebrate yet another year in the leather community.  Originally held in Chicago, BLACKOUT has since been held in other locations such as Atlanta and Augusta in GA, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC and most recently New Orleans for Voodoo in the Bayou.  Keep your calendars open for 2019 as BLACKOUT next invades the City of Angels!  Yes, BLACKOUT will next be hosted by the men in SoCal!  Mark your calendars for Oct 10-13, 2019!  Info soon to be found at blackout.onyxmen.com!




December 7, 2018

We just don’t stop… we keep Educating | Empowering | Exploring. Join ONYX Chicago/Midwest and Project VIDA this Friday, December 7th 6-9PM for a Spicier Safer Sex Experience!
This month focus on Bondage and Related Kink Play !!   Facebook info here!




December 9, 2018

ONYX/Midwest will celebrate the holidays with a Holiday Brunch for the membership at ZED451.  All active Full Members and Associates are welcomed.  Any questions can be sent to us at onyxchicago@gmail.com.  More information can be found here!




December 14, 2018

Come party with ONYX/Midwest and all other local clubs and help decorate our victims…er volunteers to be dressed as our human Christmas trees to benefit the Groceryland Pantry! Hosted by the Illinois Leather Alliance,  The ornaments and tinsel will be provided, you figure out where to hang it! FB info can be found here!




December 28, 2018

The Men of ONYX bring you another fun and festive bar night for December.  We’ll have raffles, jell-o shots and of course the leatherman of ONYX you have all come to love and lust after.  This month, celebrate the coming close of 2018, show up in your sexiest red union suits or gear, enter the raffles, buy some jello shots.  Facebook info here!



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