Upcoming Classes & Events Listing

The following is a list of upcoming classes, events, and other Tool Shed happenings.

We host some events in person, and some events online.  All in person events are held at 2427 N. Murray Ave., two blocks north of North Ave. near the intersection of North and Farwell, unless otherwise noted.

The Tool Shed's detailed guidelines around classes and events (including our policies around cancellation, refunds, waiting lists, etc.) can be read here.

For online events, we are using the Zoom platform. Online events are moderated. Check out our online events policies here. The meeting links will be posted here, and on our Facebook page, shortly before each event begins.  ALL TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.


T Time: Sex and Pleasure for Trans Folks
A moderated panel discussion
Sunday, January 22, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

T Time is Tool Shed’s monthly space exclusively for trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people and their loved ones.

Trans folks have a right to enjoy sex, pleasure, and gender euphoria in whatever ways work for them. While some feel able to enjoy their bodies, for others it can be more challenging. For January, we’re talking with local trans folks about their experiences! Join us for a discussion on navigating sex and pleasure as trans people – including tips, tricks, and favorite toys. T Time also offers specialized shopping time for trans and non-binary customers who have in-depth questions about our gender identity products. Tool Shed staff will be available to offer insight and help with sizing measurements for bras, binders, etc.

Moderating this panel is Shaan Lashun (he/they), one of the Tool Shed’s newest staff! In addition to his role at Tool Shed as a kink/sexuality educator, Shaan runs the Milwaukee Queer Munch – a monthly gathering for queer and trans kinksters (and the curious/exploring). He’s also the organizer behind Virtual Bootblack Jam, sharing his passion for boots and leather care with anyone who will listen. Shaan’s experience in sex education and trans wellness has included work with organizations and conferences nationwide, such as the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, NYC Department of Health, the George Washington University, and Grindr.

* This is a free event, hosted in person at our shop. No reservations are needed.


Caring for Leathers and Toys
with Shaan
Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 8:30 PM
TONIGHT'S CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED.

It’s a good idea to clean your toys and gear every so often (and by every so often, we mean after each use). Not sure how? Come to this quick class and learn! We’ll cover how to clean and care for toys/gear made with silicone, glass, wood, leather, rubber, neoprene, metals, fur, electronic bits, and with hard-to-reach spots. We’ll also share a few of our products, including the tea tree oil infused Sliquid Shine Toy Cleaner. Whether you need general knowledge or have a specific question, we’re here to help!

Shaan Lashun (he/they) is one of the Tool Shed’s newest staff! In addition to his role at Tool Shed as a kink/sexuality educator, Shaan runs the Milwaukee Queer Munch – a monthly gathering for queer and trans kinksters (and the curious/exploring). He’s also the organizer behind Virtual Bootblack Jam, sharing his passion for boots and leather care with anyone who will listen. Shaan’s experience in sex education and trans wellness has included work with organizations and conferences nationwide, such as the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, NYC Department of Health, the George Washington University, and Grindr.

TONIGHT'S LEATHER CARE CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED.


T Time: For the Girls
A Moderated Panel Discussion about Sex and Pleasure
Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Note: February’s T Time event is centering transfem folks; however, folks of all trans and nonbinary identities are welcomed to attend.

T Time is Tool Shed’s monthly space exclusively for trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people and their loved ones.

Mira Bellwether’s Fucking Trans Women zine is widely considered the most in-depth guide to having sex with pre- and non-op transfem bodies. From muffing to strap-ons, Bellwether explored a variety of ways trans feminine folks like to play. Join us for a reading of FTW and a talk with local trans women and transfems about finding pleasure in their bodies. Tool Shed staff will also be available to offer insight on trans-related products and help with sizing measurements for bras, binders, etc.

Moderating this panel is Shaan Lashun (he/they), one of the Tool Shed’s newest staff! In addition to his role at Tool Shed as a kink/sexuality educator, Shaan runs the Milwaukee Queer Munch – a monthly gathering for queer and trans kinksters (and the curious/exploring). He’s also the organizer behind Virtual Bootblack Jam, sharing his passion for boots and leather care with anyone who will listen. Shaan’s experience in sex education and trans wellness has included work with organizations and conferences nationwide, such as the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, NYC Department of Health, the George Washington University, and Grindr.

* This is a free event, hosted in person at our shop. No reservations are needed.


Impact Play 101
with Shaan
Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 8:30 PM

Anyone can pick up a flogger or whip. To play with these instruments of sensuality and pain, though, a little know-how goes a long way. Ready to learn? Join Shaan for a primer! This class is designed for everyone who is beginning their journey into impact play or those who wish to expand their basic knowledge. After a lesson on negotiation, health and safety considerations, warm-up, and aftercare, Shaan will get hands-on with a live demo on using different implements and techniques for processing sensations. They’ll also explore how to combine impact play with bondage and other forms of play to create a multi-faceted play experience.

Shaan Lashun (he/they) is one of the Tool Shed’s newest staff! In addition to his role at Tool Shed as a kink/sexuality educator, Shaan runs the Milwaukee Queer Munch – a monthly gathering for queer and trans kinksters (and the curious/exploring). He’s also the organizer behind Virtual Bootblack Jam, sharing his passion for boots and leather care with anyone who will listen. Shaan’s experience in sex education and trans wellness has included work with organizations and conferences nationwide, such as the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, NYC Department of Health, the George Washington University, and Grindr.


T Time: For the Bois
A Moderated Panel Discussion about Sex and Pleasure
Sunday, March 5, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Note: March’s T Time event is centering transmasc folks; however, folks of all trans and nonbinary identities are welcomed to attend.

T Time is Tool Shed’s monthly space exclusively for trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people and their loved ones.

We’re bringing trans men and transmasculine folks of all orientations together to share their experiences navigating sex and pleasure. We’ll talk about gender dysphoria during sex, toys made with transmasc people in mind, and common myths about hormone use and sexuality. Following the panel, Tool Shed staff will be available to offer insight on trans-related products and help with sizing measurements for binders, packers, etc.

Moderating this panel is Shaan Lashun (he/they), one of the Tool Shed’s newest staff! In addition to his role at Tool Shed as a kink/sexuality educator, Shaan runs the Milwaukee Queer Munch – a monthly gathering for queer and trans kinksters (and the curious/exploring). He’s also the organizer behind Virtual Bootblack Jam, sharing his passion for boots and leather care with anyone who will listen. Shaan’s experience in sex education and trans wellness has included work with organizations and conferences nationwide, such as the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, NYC Department of Health, the George Washington University, and Grindr.

* This is a free event, hosted in person at our shop. No reservations are needed.