Upcoming Classes & Events Listing

The following is a list of upcoming 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.


Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 30, noon-8pm
Spend at least $75 in-store, receive a $10 gift card on us!

In case you missed our Black Friday sale, stop by the Tool Shed today for Small Business Saturday!

If you spend $75 or more at the Tool Shed on Saturday, November 30, we'll give you a $10 gift card on us! You can use the gift card yourself toward a future purchase, or gift it to a friend (makes a great stocking stuffer or holiday party gift).

Thank you for supporting The Tool Shed and other small, independent businesses here in Milwaukee. We appreciate you, and we're proud to be a part of our local community.

While you're visiting us, why not make a day of it and check out some of the other great local businesses on Milwaukee's East Side?  We've got great shops, a variety of restaurants, a fantastic movie theater, fun public art, and more!  Check out www.theeastside.org for a directory of businesses and activities in our neighborhood!


Cyber Monday Sale
Monday, December 2, 12:00am until 11:59 pm
Online sales on www.toolshedtoys.com are 20% off!

Save 20% on just about everything** in our online store on Monday, December 2, 2019. Enter the code "CYBERTOOLS19" at checkout to apply the discount.

Save on awesome toys, leather gear, lubes, harnesses, boxers, briefs, jocks, lingerie, trans gear, gifts, games, books, DVDs, T-shirts, and more! Plus you always get free standard shipping in the U.S. with orders over $75.00.

**Please note: a few items (including consignment) are excluded from this offer.

Sale begins at 12:00 am and ends at 11:59pm on 12/02/19.


Tool Shed Book Club
Sunday, December 1, 5:00 pm
December's book selection:
Ask: Building Consent Culture Edited by Kitty Stryker

Book description:
Have you ever heard the phrase "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission?" Violating consent isn't limited to sexual relationships, and our discussions around consent shouldn't be, either. To resist rape culture, we need a consent culture-- and one that is more than just reactionary. Left confined to intimate spaces, consent will atrophy as theory that is never put into practice. The multi-layered power disparities of today's world require a response sensitive to a wide range of lived experiences.

In Ask, Kitty Stryker assembles a retinue of writers, journalists, and activists to examine how a cultural politic centered on consent can empower us outside the bedroom, whether it's at the doctor's office, interacting with law enforcement, or calling out financial abuse within radical communities. More than a collection of essays, Ask is a testimony and guide on the role that negated consent plays in our lives, examining how we can take those first steps to reclaim it from institutionalized power.

Event description:
Each month the Tool Shed book club meets to discuss a book or other piece of writing that sheds light on sexuality today. Book club meetings are hosted by the Tool Shed staff, and we pick different readings based on group interests. Participants are welcome on a drop-in basis; a monthly commitment is not necessary. Please join us!

Upcoming book club selections are available for 20% off the cover price at the Tool Shed. Please help support the Tool Shed by purchasing your book club books with us!

This is a FREE event. Pre-registration is not necessary.


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Tea Time Special Edition:
TransToolShed.com Site Launch Celebration!
Sunday, December 8, 10:00 am - noon

Special shopping hours for trans and non-binary customers & their loved ones

Please join us for a special edition of Tea Time, where we'll celebrate the recent launch of our new trans-centered online resource, transtoolshed.com! Enjoy cupcakes and tea with us, while throughout the morning we'll take a few moments to do mini-presentations about of some of our newest products. Stop by during the following times by to learn about:

  • Beautiful new underwear by the GI Collection, designed especially for trans women (at 10:30am)
  • The latest additions to our packer and STP sections (at 11:00am)
  • Over 20 new book titles, including our expanded section for allies, families, and care providers (at 11:30am)

Stop in to help us celebrate, to learn about new stuff, and to enter to win a $50 gift certificate good toward any purchase in our store!

WHAT IS TEA TIME?
Sometimes trans and nonbinary customers have in-depth questions about our products that can be hard to fully address during the everyday hustle and bustle of the Tool Shed’s regular store hours. Tea Time offers a relaxed space for trans and non-binary folks to ask questions and learn in a more focused environment. Partners and loved ones of trans and non-binary people are also welcome during Tea Time.

Tea Time is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10:00 am to noon.

This event is free, no pre-registration required.


MKE Poly Group
Wednesday, December 20, 8:00 pm

This monthly discussion group is open to anyone who is interested in exploring polyamorous, nonmonogamous, or open relationships. Regular meeting occur on the third Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Newcomers welcome. More information at www.meetup.com/Southeast-Wisconsin-Polyamory-discussion-group/FREE.