Top 10 Things to Know about CLAW 20

Guest Author: Bob Miller

This event has been postponed due to the Covid-19 situation to 19-22 November. You may want to follow the online workshops in April as wel. Visit for more details.

CLAW, Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend, is an event that takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

#2 Mean Bull Dance Parties

Three “wow factor” dance parties at the bar CLAW built, courtesy of Master Sponsors FLEX Spas, and Jackhammer Chicago. Drinking and dancing downstairs with play space upstairs. Not to be missed.

#3 Kinky Kabaret

CLAW’s music and comedy finale moves to Hilarities, a 400-seat tiered show bar in former Cleveland Opera House. Victory Party follows show. Stay until Monday.

#4 Cigar Deck

Westin Hotel, 5th floor. Private and equipped for 24-hour action. The greatest place on earth.

#5 Meet the Presenters

CLAW 20 features 160 different Skills & Education Sessions in 3 days, the largest curriculum of its kind in history. To help you decide what classes to attend, meet and talk to the presenters one on one at our first ever Skills and Education Expo.

#7 Aloft Hotel Darkrooms

CLAW debut. Aloft Hotel, rooms 233 and 234. Master Sponsor REV4Men will be set up next door to get you rock hard. Open Noon – 4 am.

#8 BLUF Dinner Open Bar

Three course meal and progressive seating allows you to meet sexy breeches and leather uniform men from around the world.

#9 Jim Ward

12th Annual Leather Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Brunch. This year’s inductees are the Gauntlet’s Jim Ward, MLC Munich and “Story of O” author Pauline Réage.

#10 Kinky Art Show, Bound & Beautiful, Recon Speed Dating, Cleveland Rocks Party (tie)

Kinky Art Show: Juried show of leather and kink inspired art. Opening party with free food.

Bound & Beautiful: Live Muscle Gallery and Auction. Most photographed part of CLAW.

Recon Speed Dating: Meet 10 who share your fetish in 30 minutes.

Cleveland Rocks Party: Opening night party with entertainment, Porn Star Live Auction, Mr-S-Leather Vendor Mart Showcase, free food and more.


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