Twin Cities Leather Weekend 2019

Weekend Schedule

All events are held at The Saloon, 830 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

The only ticketed event is Sunday Brunch(Get your ticket here!).
Kink Education Classes, Sunday Brunch, and Sunday Shower Contest are all 18+ events. All other events are 21+.

Bookmark this page on your phone to use as your weekend guide!

  • 7pm-9pm - Meet & Greet the Contestants
    • Prize-giveaways! Huge giveaways courtesy our contest sponsors.
    • Contestants are introduced on-stage and draw their numbers
  • 9pm-Bar Close - Tank! A night for Leathermen & Women
  • 11am-12:30pm - Contestant Interviews (Closed to the public)
  • 12:30pm-4:30pm - Kink Education Classes brought to you by The Atons of Minneapolis
    • 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Disco Bar - Yes, I AM Sexual: A table discussion covering ageism, disability, body dysphoria, and gender in the Kink/BDSM Leather world. Panelists: Mr TCL 2018 Buster, Issa Arden, David Shannon, and Quinn Peterson
    • 1:30pm-2:30pm in the Fire Bar - Care and Feeding of the Submissive: Care and Feeding is a holistic whole person approach to what it is we do that stems from a perspective of responsibility rather than one of entitlement. Presenter: Karen Morris
    • 1:30pm-2:30pm in the Disco Bar - Electro Play Demo: A shocking demonstration of the art of using electricity in your kink play. Presenters: Bobbie Smith and Mikayla Stanek
    • 2:30pm-4:30pm in the Disco Bar - Pup Mosh: NSKC invite you to observe and participate in a public mosh. Hosted by North Star Kennel Club
  • 7:30pm - Contest doors open (Saloon Disco Bar)
  • 8:00pm-10pm - The Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2019 Contest
  • 10pm-Bar Close - Victory party for the newly sashed Mr. TCL
  • 11am-1pm - Brunch & Presentation of the Robert "Bobbie" Smith Community First! Award.
  • Enjoy the rest of the day with your family, friends, and community in Minneapolis.
  • 10pm-1am - The weekly shower contest at the Saloon. This week the prize will be bumped up to $500!

Contest Judges

  • Ryan Coit, Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017
  • Dorian Grey, Mr. Tri-State Leather 2017
  • Magnus Wynter, Mr. Wisconsin Leather 2017
  • Jacob Thomas, Twin Cities community activist
  • Jeff Deutsch, Mr. Nebraska Leather 2018
  • Issa Arden, lifetime community member/activist
  • Karen Ultra, producer, mc, judge, comedian


  • Michael Kramer, long-time community leader

Do you want to be Mr. TCL 2019?

At Twin Cities Leather & Latte, we value the diversity of all community members. We view title contests as a celebration of diversity, and an opportunity to showcase our community's best and brightest. But that doesn't mean it's open to experienced community members only. No matter what your experience level, your kink or your fetish, you deserve to be a part of the Mr. TCL contest.

We seek contestants who will make a difference in our local community and beyond. We will never ask you to get up on stage at IML or anywhere else and pretend to be someone or something that you are not. It would be easy for us to say that all we are seeking is someone who will win at IML in May - let's face it. That would be great for us and our business. But the title of this contest is Mr.Twin Cities Leather. This is a celebration of our community - it's a chance to show the world what we are made of here in Minnesota, and it's one more way we are committed to our mission: "Community First!"

See the contestant application for more information.

Winner's Prize Package

Twin Cities Leather & Latte, in conjunction with the other contest sponsors, is proud to strongly support their titleholder with a prize package, including but not limited to:

  • Travel arrangements to and from IML 2019, plus 6 nights' lodging/accommodations at the host hotel
  • A full set of formal leathers, tailored to fit you and altered to reflect your unique style
  • Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2019 Title Patch and Vest, custom made for you
  • To proudly wear the Mr. TCL legacy sash for your title year, with your title year number
All travel arrangements are booked by Twin Cities Leather & Latte.

Weekend Sponsors

Logo of Twin Cities Leather & LatteLogo of The SaloonLogo of The Nicollet Diner

Host Hotel

Thanks to our community partnership with The Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis/Downtown, we have a room block available for Thursday, Feb 14th through Monday Feb 18th. Rooms are just $109/night, and the hotel is located just a short walk around the corner from The Saloon. Accommodations don't get any better than that in February in Minneapolis! And even better, your room rate includes FREE hot breakfast AND Wifi for your entire stay.


  •  Web: Click Here
  •  Phone: 612-341-3333, Option 1
  • Block is listed under "TC Leather Pride". Rest assured, it's correct.