International Mr. Leather
Ogle dudes in assless chaps, buy some cowhide of your own at the market, and watch one beefcake get crowned Mr. International Leather. Locations including Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Dr (503-715-1114). Fri 27, 11am–2am; Sat 28, 11am–2am; Sun 29, 11am–midnight; Mon 30, 11am–5pm. Bronze package $165, silver package $180, gold package $195.
New this year Find more fetish-filled fun in Rogers Park: Venture to the Leather Archives and Museum for a look at the exhibit “A Room of Her Own.” The display features collectibles that represent the female leather experience. Leather Archives and Museum, 6418 N Greenview Ave (773-761-9200). Fri 27, ribbon cutting 10:30pm, doors open at 8:30pm; free.
Randolph Street Market Festival
This indoor-outdoor market may not have Memorial Day barbecue, but you will find yourself in shopping hog heaven. Purchase vintage items, gently used bikes, clothing and more.
New this year Rummage through wares from a greater amount of national vendors, including sellers from North Carolina, Brooklyn and San Francisco. City dwellers get complimentary furniture delivery with a minimum purchase of $150. Clean winter’s grime off your porch: This weekend offers a surplus of outdoor furniture and accessories. Starts at 1350 block of W Randolph St (312-666-1200, chicagoantiquemarket.com). Sat 28, 10am–5pm; Sun 29, 10am–4pm; $10, advance $8.