Upcoming Classes & Events Listing

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

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


10th Annual Black Friday Sale
Friday, November 24, noon-8pm
20% Off (Almost) Everything in the Store!!

It's time for our 10th annual Black Friday sale! On Friday, November 24, take 20% off anything* in the store, including toys, kinky gear, harnesses, lubes, books, DVDs, underwear, lingerie and more. Take a little time away from the big box store excursions and post-Thanksgiving feast bloating to join us at the Tool Shed!

*Sale includes all products in the store except consignment items, already discounted clearance items, and gift cards. One day only!

IN-STORE SALES ONLY, web sales are excluded.


Powered by Pleasure: Inside the Sex-Toy Revolution
with Lynn Comella, Ph.D
Thursday, December 7, 8:30 pm

Join author and adult industry expert Lynn Comella for a lively discussion of her new book, Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure. Drawing on more than eighty interviews with pioneering retailers and industry insiders, including the owner of The Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s award-winning erotic boutique, Comella takes a deep dive into the evolution of the consumer market for sex toys, tracing its emergence from the early 1970s to today.

Lynn Comella, Ph.D. is an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies in the department of interdisciplinary, gender, and ethnic studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An expert on the adult entertainment industry, her research explores a number of broad sociological themes, including the relationship between sexual politics and consumer culture.

An interdisciplinary scholar and researcher, Comella received a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an M.A. in gender studies and feminist theory from the New School for Social Research; and a B.A. in psychology, with minors in anthropology and women’s studies, from Penn State University.

She lives in Downtown Las Vegas with her husband and their three mischievous cats.

This is a FREE event, pre-registration is not necessary. Copies of Lynn's book Vibrator Nation will be available for purchase.