Rooted in a 1979 bar contest, this four-day event features parties, a fetish and leather market, a physique competition, a sexy shoe-polishing competition and, of course, the annual crowning of International Mr. Leather. In additional to the daily Leather Market, there are the big evening events: the Opening Ceremonies, Physique Competition, International Mr. Leather Contest, IML Victory Celebration Party, and the Black and Blue Ball. Visitors can enter the leather market in return for a $10 donation.
226 W Ontario St
|Cross street:||between Franklin and Wells Sts|
|Opening hours:||Thu, Fri 10pm–4am; Sat 10pm–5am (closed Sun–Wed)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago. Bus:11,22,33,65,66,156.|
|Price:||$190–$225, leather market admission $10|