NATIONAL ANNUAL ONYX EVENTS
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 17 – 20, 2020! 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 coming year ONYXMen will be part of the educational instruction at CLAW! ONYX/Great Lakes will also have a Hospitality Suite for all out out to town members and supporters. Come out and join the fun at CLAW 20, April 23 – 26, 2020!
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 on Saturday afternoon followed by the world famous APEX – The ONYX IML Dance, Saturday night. We’ll be there May 22 – 25, 2020! Will you?
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!
August 10-11 – Northalsted Market Days
Northalsted Market Days® is the largest street festival in the Midwest and Chicago’s hottest summer celebration, August 10-11, 2019.
MORE INFO AT MARKETDAYSCHICAGO.COM
The 38th annual Northalsted Market Days® is a weekend long festival celebrating life & community in Chicago’s historic Boystown/Lakeview district.
Check back for updates on 2019 Entertainment & Performer Line Up! Suggested donation $10 – All Ages
The 1/2 mile long party features all-day lineups of live music on 4 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!
Estimated attendance approaches 100,000 people from near and far, representing all colors of the rainbow!
Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans 1/2 mile of North Halsted in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood – America’s first recognized gay village – from Addison to Belmont.
The Men of ONYX will have a table at the event this year so come out and take a spin of the wheel of fetish and find out about who we are! FB info here!
August 23 – ONYX/Midwest August Bar Nite
The Men of ONYX Midwest will be bringing you another sexy fun bar night celebrating leather in August. Join us for jello shots, raffle prizes surprise demos and more as we come out to give the fun and frolic you come to expect from us every month. Break out a mesh jersey and just a jockstrap to enjoy the last bar night of the summer before the fall weather hits!! Also come check out the men of the Aerie, our current group of pledges who are here to serve on their journey to become full fledged members of ONYX/Midwest. The pride is exploding all over, come out and catch the wave!!!