From: Friday, Jan 14th, 2022
To: Monday, Jan 17th, 2022
Historic Leather Event with Cocktail Receptions and Sleazy Afterparties!
Started in 1976 as an impromptu cocktail party by a group of Leathermen staying at New York’s Waldorf Astoria, the Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL for short) grew rapidly and moved to a series of bars in various east coast cities. By the mid-eighties, the contest was introduced and the event became a weekend destination party thrown by the DC based group, the Centaurs. Since then, it has not only grown in reputation but also in size. Thousands of men descend on DC for a weekend of leather themed debauchery.
The Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) is a three-day long party and event with participants that now number in the thousands. The heart of the weekend is the historic leather formal Saturday evening cocktail social, Leather Cocktails.
Leather Cocktails is the weekend lynchpin gathering from which all other weekend events evolved. The Weekend also includes official events organised by weekend hosts, Centaur MC, that include a bustling Leather Exhibit Hall; Sunday brunch; Mr. MAL Contest and the official Sunday night closing party.
In addition, Weekend hosts provide space for what has evolved into a huge leather-loving community and affinity annual reunion. Weekend participants may purchase a full weekend package that includes access to all events. Tickets to a few select events are sold separately.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
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Spread out and kick back in this 2,000+ square feet brownstone home set in the historic Logan Circle. Renovated with hardwood floors, high ceilings, plus central air and heating. It’s incredibly welcoming and features eye-catching original artwork.
Bright & Relaxed
Recline with a book on a rock-gray sofa steeped in the soothing tenor of this bright apartment featuring colorful artworks, classic furnishings, and rich hardwood floors. Prep meals in a warm galley kitchen and dine at a modern glass-top table
Wake up between high-thread-count sheets & raise the blinds to let the light stream in on 3 sides. Catch up on emails in a workspace with giga blast wifi. This plush, apartment also offers a gourmet kitchen and a private, large outdoor deck.
Curl up on the velvety sofa of this homey, lemon-yellow apartment situated in a beautiful historic building in walkable Dupont Circle. Sit out on the patio with a book, do some people-watching, or share a meal in the cozy dining room.
Video Of Washington’s MAL
Highlights from the Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend
Recommended Hotels in Washington DC.
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4 Star, Great Location
This Washington, D.C. hotel is located less than 5 minutes’ walk from Dupont Circle and boasts an on-site restaurant and wine bar. The White House is 1.6 km away.