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Event Calendar: Mid-Atlantic Leather 2015

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More than 3,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, which will fill every nook and cranny of its host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill at 400 New Jersey Avenue NW.

“The lobby turns into the largest gay bar in the city,” says Patrick Grady, the event’s longtime chair and a member of presenting organization, the Centaurs MC. But this year, the action isn’t confined to the host hotel. Several other local venues will be hosting parties, including many bear-popular spots, from Green Lantern to Town Danceboutique. And Nellie’s Sports Bar is offering discounted drinks and dining to those with an MAL wristband on Sunday, Jan. 18, making it a good choice for a pit stop before that evening’s official closing party — the Reaction Dance at the 9:30 Club, just a block away.

This year’s MAL also ushers in the 30th annual Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather contest, where a handful of contestants and a good portion of former titleholders are expected — including Mr. MAL 1993, the contest’s perpetual cutup emcee Frank Nowicki.

“There’s great buzz this year,” Grady says. “Lots of people coming — lots of first-timers…with lots of interests in kink and fetish…. There’s something for everyone this year at MAL, really.”

Events in this calendar marked with an asterisk are official, MAL-ticketed events for weekend-pass holders only. A shuttle van for day ticket or weekend pass holders runs Friday and Saturday nights, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., between the host hotel and the Green Lantern, 1335 Green Court NW. Other transportation available as noted. All listings subject to change.

Weekend Admission Passes to the Exhibit Hall and other events on the host hotel’s lower levels are available in one-day ($10), Saturday and Sunday combined ($20), or three-day ($25) variations. Full registration, including tickets to all MAL-ticketed events, are $200.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

DC Leather Pride: Welcome to MAL 2015
9 p.m. til close
Shirtless Men Drink Free from 10 to 11 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court NW
Greenlanterndc.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

MAL Registration

3 to 10 p.m.
Capitol Rooms A and B
Host Hotel

Bootblacks on Duty

Benefitting Mr. MAL Travel Fund and the Leather Heart Foundation
4 to 10 p.m.
Lower Level
3 p.m. to Midnight
Lobby Level
Host Hotel

Exhibit Hall

4 to 10 p.m.
Lower Level
Host Hotel

DC Bëar Crüe: Leather Bear Party & Patio Cigar Party

6 to 11 p.m.
No cover before 9:30 p.m.
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th St. NW
dcbearcrue.com

Mister International Rubber Cocktail Party

7 to 10 p.m.
Thornton Room
Host Hotel

Highwaymen TNT Fetish Party: “ExtremeO”

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Regency Ballroom B
Host Hotel
trashandtravel.com

SigMa Dungeon Party

8 p.m. to Midnight
$20 SigMa members, $25 nonmembers
1636 R St. NW, Second Floor
sigmadc.org

Grunt Party: “1 Nation Under Gods”

10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Tickets are $12
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court NW
greenlanterndc.com

Code

Rubber/Skin/Uniform/Leather/Naked, strictly enforced
10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
$40 for one night, or $60 for Weekend Pass
Glorious Health Club
2120 West Virginia Ave. NE
codedc.com
Free shuttle from Host Hotel, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

495 Bears: Leather Growl Party with Naked Bear Dancers

8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
No cover until 10 p.m.
Secrets
1824 Half Street SW
secretsdc.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

MAL Registration

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Capitol A and B
Host Hotel

Bootblacks on Duty

11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Lower Level
12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Lobby Level
Host Hotel

Exhibit Hall

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lower Level
Host Hotel

Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps: “Puppy Park VII” puppy mosh

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Congressional A and B
Host Hotel
makkorps.org

BDSM Demonstrations by SigMa

Noon to 2 p.m.
Regency A and B
Host Hotel
sigmadc.org

International Mr. Leather 2015 Judges Announcement

Noon to 1 p.m.
Thornton Room
imrl.com

Onyx Cocktail Party & Leather/Fetish Gear Show

Live Auction benefits SMYAL and Onyx
2 to 6 p.m.
Suggested donation of $5
Congressional A
Host Hotel
onyxmen.com

495 Bears: Bears Can Dance MAL Celebration

9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
No cover
Green Lantern
greenlanterndc.com

SigMa Dungeon Party

6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
$20 SigMa members, $25 nonmembers
1636 R St. NW, Second Floor
sigmadc.org

Leather Cocktails*

7 to 9 p.m.
Regency Ballroom
Host Hotel

Code

Rubber/Skin/Uniform/Leather/Naked, strictly enforced
10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
$40 for one night, or $60 for Weekend Pass
Glorious Health Club
2120 West Virginia Ave. NE
codedc.com

NastyKinkPigs: FxCK Party

10 p.m to 3 a.m.
Regency B, C & D
Host Hotel
fxck.co

MAUL (Mid-Atlantic Uniform League) Party: “Report for Duty”

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Congressional B
Host Hotel
uniformleague.org

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

MAL Brunch*

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Capitol A and B
Host Hotel

MAL Registration

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Capitol Room Foyer
Host Hotel

Bootblacks on Duty

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lower Level
Noon to 6 p.m.
Lobby Level
Host Hotel

Exhibit Hall

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lower Level
Host Hotel

Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2015 Contest*

1 to 4 p.m.
Non-pass-holder tickets available for $25
Regency A, B, C & D
Host Hotel

DC Leather Pride: BLUF DC (Breeches & Leather Uniform Fanclub)

4 to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in gear, or $15
Cobalt
1639 R St. NW
facebook.com/cobaltdc

SigMa Dungeon Party

6 to 10 p.m.
$20 SigMa members, $25 nonmembers
1636 R St. NW, Second Floor
sigmadc.org

The NeedlExchange: Honcho (Pittsburgh)

9 p.m. to close
Tickets are $9
Green Lantern
                                                              

Rich Morel’s Hot Sauce DC MAL Weekend

10 p.m. to close
No cover
Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
1104 H St. NE
facebook.com/RichMorelsHotSauce

Official Closing Party: Reaction

9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
$45
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Shuttle bus runs 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
930.com

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