EVENT: Cincinnati Leather Weekend
Cincinnati Leather Weekend is a three-day event for the leather and kink community featuring a drag show, classes, a contest, dance party and victory brunch. Originally conceived as Mr. Cincinnati Leather in 2012, the event was renamed Cincinnati Leather in 2018 to be more inclusive. This years Cincinnati Leather events kick off Friday with a drag show at the Woodward Theater and a chance to meet the contestants of Saturdays Cincinnati Leather Contest. Contestants are all 21 and older, live in the Greater Cincinnati area and work to grow and maintain the community through visibility, fundraising and by creating gathering spaces. Before the competition at the Woodward on Saturday, Below Zero Lounge will be hosting a free kink and fetish education Kink U workshop, which includes live and hands-on demos. There is also a Saturday happy hour at the Mini Microcinema for women and non-binary folx. Sunday, recover from Saturday evenings festivities with a Victory Brunch at MOTR Pub featuring the contest winner, other contestants and visiting leatherfolk. After brunch, head to the Mount Adams Pavilion for a Sunday Funday Tea Dance from 4-7 p.m., followed by after-parties at The Birdcage and Bar 901 starting at 8 p.m. Basically, its a whole lotta leather packed into a little ol weekend. Find a full list of details, ticket prices and venues at cincinnatileather.com.
Photo: Cincinnati Leather 2017 provided by Cincinnati Leather