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 12 – 14, 2018!  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 18, April 26 – 29, 2018!


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 25 – 28, 2018!  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 and most recently Washington, DC.  2015, BLACKOUT came home to the Windy City as we celebrated 20 years of DOMINANCE.  Keep your calendars open in 2017 as BLACKOUT next invades the Big Easy Sept 28 – Oct 1!  Look for run info, hotel info and registration details HERE!

august EVENTS


August 4, 2017

Toy with Me is a event that introduces the use of sex toys as a way to heal ourselves and a safer way to satisfy yourself and others.  ONYX/Midwest’s own Sir Volt will facilitate this month!

In this workshop you will learn the following.
– How sex toys help satisfy in a safer way
– How sex toys can help you prepare for a new encounter
– Different types of sex toys and how to use them
– Knowing which sex toys are good and which you should avoid
– How to clean and take care of sex toys

HIV and STI testing will also be provided.
– $25 for HIV or STI
– $50 for HIV/STI Combo
– Free for qualifying individuals

First 5 individuals to arrive will receive a Safer Sex Swag Bag with $25 worth of Toy with Me products.

Project VIDA is now holding this event monthly for Summer 2017.
This event is

Free of charge
A 18 and over event
Have any questions about this event?
Contact us at: hello@projectvida.org

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August 25, 2017

The Men of ONYX bring you another fun and festive bar night for August.  This month the ONYX Pledges of Symphony will bring you the theme of Nerds & Jocks with all money raised to benefit the Broadway Youth Center.  We’ll have raffles, jell-o shots and of course the leatherman of ONYX you have all come to love and lust after.  Come on out and meet the brave men who have chosen to pledge ONYX/Midwest.  As usual, the party with us will be the place to be so don’t miss out!  The energy is here so come out and get you some!  Don’t forget to ask about our 22nd Anniversary celebration, Voodoo in the Bayou, Blackout 22, taking place in New Orleans!




August 27, 2017

A public memorial to remember the life of businessman Chuck Renslow, founder of International Mr. Leather, will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

The Renslow Family will host its 36th and final White Party celebrating Renslow at Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street, Chicago. That celebration, which is open to the public, will begin with a memorial service and merge into a traditional dance party. The annual White Party celebrated the August birthday of Renslow.


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