January 10, 2013 | by Erin Durkin
MAL events continue all weekend
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2010 Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather contest (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

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The Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is here at the Hyatt Regency (400 New Jersey Ave., N.W.). Full packages are $180 online and $200 on site and allow attendees to go to official MAL weekend events and activities. The Weekend Pass is $10 to $25 and does not include admission to Official MAL events. MAL is a mostly gay event and attracts leather enthusiasts from all over the country. Below are official and unofficial MAL events:

• The Exhibit Hall for the event is open from 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

• The SigMa D.C. (1014 H St., NE) party is Friday  from 8 p.m.-midnight. This party is not included in the MAL weekend package. Cost for SigMaDC members is $20 and $25 for non-members.

• CODE D.C. is hosting a party at Crucible (16 M St., NE) Friday and Saturday night 9 p.m.-3 a.m. This is party is not part of the MAL weekend package. The cost is $40 a night or $60 both nights in advance online and it is $60 at the door.

• The ONYX dance party “ONYX After Dark” in the Regency Ballroom of the hotel is Friday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

• The D.C. boys of leather: “Where the boys are” is Friday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. in the Congressional Room in the hotel.

• The Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps host Puppy Park Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. in the Regency Ballroom.

• SigMa holds a BDSM demonstration 1-3 p.m. in the Regency Ballroom of the hotel.

• The ONYX Cocktail Party and Leather Gear Show and Auction happens Saturday from 3-6 p.m. in the Congressional Room.

• Another SigMa DC (1014 H St., NE) party is Saturday night from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. This party is not included in the MAL weekend package. Cost for SigMaDC members is $20 and $25 for non-members.

• Leather Cocktails take place in the Regency Ballroom Saturday evening 6:30-9 p.m.

• The Manhunt Jock Party “Dirty” event is Saturday night 10 p.m.-2 a.m. in the Capitol Room.

• Spurg hosts a free Blackout Party Saturday night 10 p.m.-3 a.m. in the Regency Ballroom.

• The 9:30 Club (815 V St., NW) hosts the party “Blowoff” Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. This event is not included in the weekend package. Cost is $12.

• For weekend package holders there is a brunch Sunday morning from 10 a.m.-noon in the Capitol Room.

• The Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2013 Contest is on Sunday from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Regency Ballroom. Tickets are $25.

• U Street Music Hall (1115 U St., NW) hosts Tea Dance 3.0 Sunday night from 5 p.m.-midnight.

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