Mister Midwest Rubber

10 months, 1 week ago

Gear Up for MWR!

Join us this weekend, July 14-16, 2017 as we cheer on the contestants for Mr. Midwest Rubber! There will be a welcome party and a roast of Mr. Midwest Rubber 2016, Pup Icarus, tonight and a new MWR will be chosen on Saturday.  And don't miss your chance to meet Preston, Mr. International Rubber 2017 and a guest judge of the MWR contest.  Let's fill the bar with sexy, rubbery, geared up bodies to support Chicago and the Midwest's own rubber contest. We are sponsoring this year's event and all you have to do is show up:

The Chicago Rubbermen will donate $5 to the Mr. Midwest Rubber Travel Fund for each person in rubber who enters the bar. 

We will donate up to a maximum of $250 for whichever night has the highest attendance, so come show your support - we hope to see you there!

Where: Touche Chicago, 6412 N. Clark Street, Chicago (click for map)

☀ Rubbermen Event THIS WEEKEND!

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Saturday, July 1: Rubber Recruit!

We have TWO events in July! Later this month, we hope you join us for Mister Midwest Rubber, but first: "We want YOU! We want you as a new recruit!" Join us at the Cell Block Chicago for a night tailored to newbies, your curious friends, and the-well rounded leatherfolk who have yet to dip their toes into the dark and shiny waters of RUBBER. Invite your friends to rubber up with you and spend the night out on the town. 

If you have gear you don't wear much any more, bring it to donate to our new Rubber Lending Library where newbies can check out some gear and see what it's like to take a walk on the DARK AND SHINY SIDE for the night. Full Kit Gear will be onsite with a pop-up shop of select rubber gear for purchase from the only fetish store in Chicago offering rubber gear in-house and on-demand. The former and current Mister Midwest Rubber will be on hand, and you can learn more about their upcoming contest on July 14-16 - perhaps you will even sign up to compete! We'll send out another newsletter in July with more details, but for now, head on over to the MMWR website to see what's coming together.

Clothes check will be provided and here is a link to the Facebook event so you can see who's going. We look forward to seeing you there!

Stay shiny,
- Tim, for the Chicago Rubbermen

Rubber Pride Events

11 months, 2 weeks ago

It's Pride time!

Join us this weekend

1 year, 1 month ago

Hey rubber people, just a reminder from last month's newsletter that we have TWO events happening this weekend. On Saturday, April 8th, we will be meeting at the Leather Archives & Museum for a self-guided tour. If you haven't been and would like to join us, we are meeting there at 2pm. If anyone wants to get food afterward, we are headed to Cozy Corner.

On Saturday night, the Chicago Rubbermen are guest hosts at Dungeon Master Night at Touché Chicago. Bar starts filling up after 10pm, and the demo begins at midnight. We hope to see you there! Here is the Facebook event listing - please share widely!

See you this weekend and as always, stay shiny.
- Tim for the Chicago Rubbermen

A Shiny St. Patrick's Day to You

1 year, 2 months ago

Hi all, we don't have a club event this month, but wanted to give you an update for things happening later this month and in April!

What: Annual Pride Parade Planning Meeting and Discussion
When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - Time: *Email me for details*
Where: *Email me for details*

Each year, representatives from Chicago's fetish and social clubs are invited to march in the Chicago Pride Parade. A few representatives from CRM will be in attendance to learn details about participation, cost for us to participate, etc. If you would like to be present for this discussion, please email me for more information.

What: Leather Archives & Museum Tour and Discussion
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00 PM 
Where: LA&M, 6418 N. Greenview, Chicago

Join us for an annual visit to the Leather Archives & Museum to learn about the history of the fetish community and archival activities to preserve and interpret our queer past. Those interested in joining us for a late lunch will walk 1 block over to Cozy Corner at Clark & Devon.

What: CRM Club Night at Touché
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00 PM
Where: Touche Chicago, 6412 N. Clark, Chicago

The Chicago Rubbermen will be the guest hosts for a rubber-themed demo for the April 8 Dungeon Master Night at Touché. The theme will be "Electro and Sensory Deprivation in Rubber." Get there early to socialize and get a good spot to watch the show - demo starts at midnight.

For those of you in our Facebook group, look for a new event listing in the next week or so (we haven't made one yet). As always, the events page on our website has the whole year's calendar of save-the-dates, which we supplement each month with these emails. Questions or comments? Feel free to email me, and as always, stay shiny!

-Tim, for the Chicago Rubbermen