The weather forecast for the Memorial Day weekend calls for heat and humidity, but if you're looking for an even steamier weekend, head over to the Hyatt Regency Hotel (131 E. Wacker Drive) for the GLBT International Mr. Leather, the global event tailored to the leather lovers everywhere. Events include parties, auctions, and support groups. A full schedule can be viewed here. While most events will take place downtown in the Loop, some will be held in the northern neighborhood of Rogers Park.[more]

Three ticket packages are available and can be purchased here. Please note, some events do require advance ticket purchase. The three levels, bronze, silver, and gold are what you think. The prettier precious metal you like, the more it's going to cost you. But have no fear. With higher ticket packages, the more you're entitled to including premium seating to the Opening Ceremonies, Pecs and Personality, and the Mr. Leather contest itself.

While it is too late to enter the contest itself, make sure to head over the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt to see who will be crowned Mr. Leather 2012! The event starts at 5:00pm.