Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, better known as MAL Weekend, attracting thousands of leather men, kinksters, fetish-lovers and curious spectators from all over the world, returns to Washington, DC January 13–17, 2022!
The weekend kicks off on Thursday, January 13, with BOOTCAMP, where men will have their first chance to meet their fellow revelers, and grab their complimentary dog tags — woof.
On Friday, January 14, DC’s popular UNCUT party becomes UNCUT XL at a brand-new warehouse space with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The reverly continues into the wee morning with INSOMNIA, an after party with DJs Cindel and Alex Acosta that starts at 3:30am and doesn’t end until well after the sun comes up.
Saturday, January 15, parties begin with the TeaBag Tea Dance at 3pm when Dan Slater takes men on a musical journey as the sun sets. Later that night, at 10pm the main event takes place at Echostage, recently voted the #1 Club in the World by DJ Magazine. Headlined by Ben Bakson and GSP, KINETIC: KINK will be the first LGBTQ+ Saturday main event at the multilevel space and will feature live fetish acts, epic performances, and more chains and whips than can be imagined.
For the first time, the Centaur Motorcycle Club (Centaur MC) is partnering with some of hottest producers in DC (Dougie Meyer of Dougie Meyer Presents, JMar Productions’ Jimmy Martin, La Fantasy’s Jesus Quispe, and Zach Nalbone of Takeover Presents – who, collectively, are the team of KINETIC) to produce five official events that will feature eleven of the world’s leading DJs: Alex Acosta, Ben Bakson, Brett Oosterhaus, Cindel, Conner Curnick, Dan Slater, GSP, Isaac Escalante, J Warren, Onyx, and Tom Stephan.
“Whether you’re a jock, bear, wolf, otter, or any other member of our community, all are welcome to unleash their urges on the largest dance floors MAL has ever seen,” says producer Dougie Meyer.
“We have secured the city’s best and most collossol venues for KINETIC: MAL Weekend,” continues Jesus Quispe. Because last year’s weekend was cancelled due to Covid, they are anticipating larger crowds than ever. “There will be lots of dancing, cruising, and sliding into one other,” Quispe laughs.
General admission and VIP tickets for KINETIC: Mal Weekend are available now at MAL2022.com. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within the previous 5 days will be required for entry to all events, no exceptions. Vaccination proof can include original vaccination card or copy, a digital photo of the card, or a digital vaccination record on your phone.