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.

Strip Clubs 101: Stripping and Loving It
with Allison Catherine
Friday, November 9, 8:30 pm

Do you wonder what it's like to work at a strip club? Have you thought about it for a while and just aren't sure? Are you getting ready for your first audition? Do you know someone who works at a club but you don't understand their job? Come learn about the club experience in a fun, safe, non-judgmental environment!

Whether the culture of strip clubs is a mystery, a curiosity, or uncertainty for you, this class will answer your questions about what it's like to work at a club. From what to pack to enforcing boundaries, get to know the inner workings in a sex-positive, body-positive atmosphere. We'll discuss common misconceptions, you rights, and how to make the most of your experience there with your team and customers. This class will prepare you to start off with the right plastic shoe forward or renew your perspective on an often misrepresented community. We'll wrap up with a Q and A at the end of the class.

This class is open to people of all genders, orientations, body types, and experience.  No need to bring your dancing shoes, just your open mind (and maybe a notebook)!

Don’t just be a stripper, be the best stripper you can be! And don't forget to check out our lingerie selection on the way out! 

Allison is a sexuality and gender educator as well as stripping aficionado with over a decade of performing experience in burlesque and club communities. With a B.A. in Philosophy from UWM, she brings and educated and light-hearted perspective to sensitive subjects. 

$10 per person. Register here.

Giving Spanks (and So Much More!): An intro impact play
with Sir Wieland and Cat
Thursday, November 15, 8:30 pm

Do you ever walk through our store, see all the fascinating BDSM toys, and wonder how they are used? How do you hold it? How do you swing it? What does it feel like? Floggers, paddles, crops, canes and hands each have a unique feel. Sir Wieland and Cat will teach us all the differences. Come have fun and learn how to use them safely and effectively to enhance your play.

From simple impact implements like your hand, a paddle, or a crop, to the more complicated use of floggers, single tails and many toys in between, we will talk about where and how to strike your partner.

Sir Wieland and Cat are respected and much beloved BDSM educators living in Southeastern Wisconsin. With decades of practical experience, they bring skill and sensitivity to their classes.

$15 per person/$25 per couple. Sign up with a friend or partner and save! Register here.

MKE Poly Group
Wednesday, November 21, 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.  

Infinite Ways to Love and Play: A panel about ethical non-monogamy
Friday, November 30, 8:30 pm

Polyamory, open relationships, swinging, wife-swapping, and more are all parts of the same big whole - ethical non-monogamy. 

Ethical non-monogamy may sound like a contradiction, but many people find that with honesty and trust, sharing their lives and hearts with more than one partner is deeply rewarding. Working through difficult feelings like jealousy and frustration makes these relationships stronger, and helps all of the partners grow.

Join Cooper Becket, Dylan Thomas, Lyndzi Miller and other guests to learn more about the spectrum of ethical non-monogamy. They'll share their own stories, talk about different types of ethical non-monogamy, highlight resources for your own exploration, and answer questions from the group. 

$15 per person/$25 per couple. Sign up with a friend or partner and save! Register here.