Weekend Update – 10/04/2013

Good Morning KC Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Fun times this weekend and great times to be had, so be sure to get out and have some fun this weekend!

We’d also like to give a big shout out to some new groups out there:
Big O! Bears of Omaha, NE – https://www.facebook.com/groups/omahabeargroup/

Mid-Missouri Bears of Columbia, MO – https://www.facebook.com/groups/midmobears/

Welcome to the family and we can’t wait to hang out with you!
Join us as the Bear Mafia participates in bringing you OUT in the CROSSROADS! A Kansas City celebration of LGBT History Month and Coming Out Day.

Out in the Crossroads- Come on out and enjoy the awesome time that has been planned. Here’s the schedule for Friday night.
5pm – Vendors Market Opens
6pm – Opening Acts
7pm – The Friends of Dorothy Show!
8pm – Eddie Sarfaty
9pm – Street Dance ft. Synematix DVJs
10pm – Vendors Market Closes
12am – Street Dance

Our very own Ward Behle is hosting an Art show at Aquarius Friday night. Come check out some of his awesome work. https://www.facebook.com/events/367020116753820/
Bear Volleyball continues, don’t miss out as the days of nice weather are numbered. https://www.facebook.com/events/662946620395800/ Spectator or player all are welcome!

Out in the Crossroads continues Saturday starting at 11am. Here is the line up :
11am – Vendors Market Opens
12pm – Grenadina
1pm – Jeb Havens
2pm – Victoria Barbee
3pm – The Depth and the Whisper
4pm – Kristie Stremel
5pm – Tom Goss
6pm – Vendors Market & Main Stage Closes

Bear Bust-Furr-EAK Out. One of the biggest night for bears is this Saturday at Hamburger Mary’s. The doors at Mary’s will open at 8pm with the fun starting at 9pm. This is the last Bear Bust for the Big Top Upper Deck before winter hits, so let’s close it out in style! https://www.facebook.com/events/630285216992997/
Mafia Movie Day returns with Gravity. We are checking this out in 3-D IMAX Sunday at 11am at Town Center 20 in Leawood. https://www.facebook.com/events/168136610055381/

Also, if you’re looking to get involved we’re starting the planning for our Big Event in 2014. What would you like to see us do? Another formal dance? A big picnic in the park? A *BEAR RUN*? Join us at share your ideas: https://www.facebook.com/events/649634285076759/
Welcome new members Travis Barnhart, Robert Hromek, Gerald Gurss, Matt Oleson, Anthony Perez, Jim Colvin, Joe Utley, timothy Garrels, Jim Lundy, Mario Bornthisway Debrow, Collin Gibbs, Matt Gillis, Douglas Jones, Colin Michael, Matt Bear, Shawn Stier, Denis Mercier, Michael King, Regina Alleman Frike, Andrew Warnecke, Jerrold JD Tidwell, James Edward Morrison, Jamaal Trotter, Reggie Hunt, Carl Wheat, Bjarki Vikarason, Dennis Warner and Jon Colvin. We hope that you can join us this weekend at one of these events or one in the future.
Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FURRGET ABOUT IT!!!

Weekend Update – 09/20/2013

Good Morning Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Lots going on this weekend so no reason to miss out on some fun filled times.
How depraved of a mind do you have? Join the other bears as we play Bears for Depravity. This is a twisted card based on the card game Cards against Humanity. We will be meeting at Ward Parkway Lanes @ 7pm. We will be meeting in the bar area, lots of tables and space for us to take over. https://www.facebook.com/events/1404024079825205/
After laughing so hard at all the twisted fun why not head on out for a drink or 2 to check out the Flo Show at Social Bar  @10pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/629830283716509/
Also, this is the last weekend for COMPANY directed by our very own Jason Coats! Showings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! – https://www.facebook.com/events/156415154560452/
This is the place to be this Saturday-The KC Bear Mafia End of Summer Luau- @ Lake Jacomo. Party starts at 12pm and goes til 8pm or until they kick us out. This is a free event and all are welcome to join us. Main dish will be provided of roasted pig or chicken, we only ask that you bring a side dish to go along with the main. Entertainment in the form of Polynesian dancers and games throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for all to come out and meet new people have a great time. https://www.facebook.com/events/536134576436489/
Our very own Scott Gorden is hosting a private movie screening of Prisoners at 8am-free and Bear Mafia only. Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/225630327595796/
You now have only 1 week to purchase tickets to KC Bear Mafia Theater Night: Wicked. Exclusive rate tickets are only available through September 26th. Hurry as these tickets are at a discounted rated https://www.facebook.com/events/495563017188553/
We will be currently assisting with Out in the Crossroads on October 4th and 5th. We are needing volunteers to help with Security that night. Please message David Lopez if you are able to help. Those volunteering will be fed and given drink tickets for after shift libations.
Welcome new members Casey Sean Beach, Marc Samberg, Mark Rough, Daryl Hendrix, Scott Slocum, Tim Asher, Tony Harshbarger, Derek Martin Stock, Ocaen Armontie, Vickie Carullo, Hennessy Samuels, Joe Haffner, Tyler Burgen, Stuart Knipmeyer, Richard Besta, Jim Versluys, Chris Vance and Jay Wachs. We hope you guys can join us at one of the above events or one in the future.
Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FURRGET ABOUT IT!!

Weekend Update – 09/06/2013

Happy Friday KC Bear Mafia,

This week we hit a huge milestone in the group as we have reached 600 members. Five years ago we began this endeavor in creating a bear community that all could belong to. Today that community exists because of you. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to the great time that has only begun.
Looking for some good eats and music.? Well the Sherwood Center is having their annual Blues and Bar B Q tonight starting at 6pm and it runs through this weekend. Click here for details: http://www.sherwoodcenter.org/
The last days of Bear Volleyball are here and still time to check it out. Join in on the fun at Weltner park at 9am. https://www.facebook.com/events/175274079327081/
Want to join other photo enthusiasts? The zoo with be the place to meet to hang out take pictures and meet some new people. Fun starts at9am. https://www.facebook.com/events/577135845685325/
Hamburger Mary’s is hosting the premier Bear night in Kansas City and it will be hopping. Bear Bust Pig Pen is Saturday night at 9pm. $3 cover gets you in to check out Johnny Parker (AKA Mike Kaplan, Mr Heartland Leather 2013) and Woody Woodruff, International Mr. Leather 2012. https://www.facebook.com/events/424521034333327/
Mafia Movie Day- Riddick. The mafia will be checking out the latest Vin Diesel movie at AMC Ward Parkway at 12pm…plenty of time to recover from the night before and hang out for a movie and late lunch. https://www.facebook.com/events/1377748159112455/
Welcome new members Brian Chestelson, Eric Newcomer, Jeff S Smith, Shannon Whobrey, Scott Xavier Fieker, John Slater, Jeff Stone, Todd Kendall Gregory-Downs, Pitbull Vienna, Peter Khalil, Avi Grein and  John Stroup. Hope that you can join us at one of the above events or one i the future.
Don’t forget- Mark your calendar for Mafia End of Summer Luau- September 21st. https://www.facebook.com/events/536134576436489/

Weekend Update – 08/23/2013

Good Morning Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Another fun filled weekend ahead, don’t miss out on some great opportunities to meet bears, cubs and the like this weekend
Our friends with Heart of America Leather are helping to put on Kink U this weekend and it all kicks off tonight at Hamburger Mary’s and continues throughout Saturday and ends on Sunday with brunch at Missie B’s! Check out the event for more details! https://www.facebook.com/events/211552762332152/
Bear Volleyball- ok so here’s the deal. You know this goes on every Saturday, right? So why haven’t you checked it out yet. Fun time for playing or just watching. https://www.facebook.com/events/154859511378984/
Bear Mafia Bachelor Auction- need a date, looking for something fun to do? Well do not miss this awesome opportunity to bid on some of our members who are offering a great date, training, photography! The party begins at 7pm at Social Bar. You do not want to miss out on what is sure to be a night to remember! https://www.facebook.com/events/542201312504967/
Mafia Movie Day- The World’s End. Join the bears as they watch the Final Movie in the Cornetto trilogy. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz- all leading up to this. Movie starts at10:35am. See you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/335757513227197/
Preview-Thursday 8/29 is Where the Bears Are Season 2 Finale- join us as we watch the last of the episodes this season at Hamburger Mary’s @ 630pm. All attendees are entered into drawing for some awesome swag!
Welcome new members Rudey Lee, Wesley Williams, Mika Gilbert, Matthew Pagano, Gary Bear Man Lee and Doug Scheidemantel! Welcome gentlemen. We hope you can join us at one of the above events or one in the future.
Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FUUURRRGET ABOUT IT!

Weekend Update – 08/16/2013

Good Morning KC Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Summer might be winding down but there is still plenty to do.
Next Saturday is KC Bear Mafia’s 1st Bachelor Auction. Don’t miss out on bidding on a date or a great service. Join the KC Bear Mafia at Social Bar Saturday August 24th @7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/214920995331176/
The weekends of nice weather might be numbered. But still plenty of time to join to catch a few ball or hit them. Bear Volleyball is this Saturday at 9am at Weltner Park. https://www.facebook.com/events/203395369821373/
Plenty of time to hop in the car and join the KC Bear Mafia as we take over JJ’s Clubhouse Saturday night. Plust don;t miss out on dining with the Show Me Bears at 5pmat Old Spaghetti Factory in Downtown St. Louis. All information and details- click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/
If you can’t make it out of town this weekend, the KC Pioneers are having a Leather Invasion at Sidestreets bar in KCMO at 10pm! Any sort of leather/kink/fetish wear is welcome! And Sunday is the Pioneers’ monthly Operations Meeting. If you have any interest in the KC Pioneers this is the best way to find out more! That’s at 5:00 on Sunday at Missie B’s/ Bootlegger’s Bar (upstairs.)
Kick back and relax before heading back to work this Sunday at Greg and Mike’s Backyard Bear Bash. Great time and great group of guys each time. Party starts at 5pm. Please be sure to bring a side dish, desert or side to share with all as the meat will be supplied by Greg and Mike. https://www.facebook.com/events/568760136514618/
If you’re interested in picking up some KC Bear Mafia shirts and accessories check out Undercut Graphic and Sign’s special Bear Mafia store: http://ugas.us/customer-portal/kansas-city-bm/ (the password is KCbears)
Welcome new members Michael Raymond Schultz and Jay Arnold, hope we an see you at one of the above events or one in the future.
Stay home and do nothing? FURRGEETTT ABOUT IT!! 

Weekend Update – 08/09/2013

Good Morning KC Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Don’t forget next week KC Bear Mafia is heading to St.Louis and doing a club night at JJ’s Clubhouse.  On August 17th join in on the fun and enjoy the fur, the shots and good times. Click here for hotel and other key information. https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/
And on August 24th  get your clams gathered up and get ready to bid on some men! Join us at Social Bar where you’ll be able to bid on some great dates with some hot guys or some of our members offering up their services ( not that kind!). Click here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/542201312504967/
Bear Coffee is this Friday. Always a great group of bears at this gathering and a good way to meet a lot of new faces if you are new to the group. Bears start gathering at 4:30pm at Crossroads Coffee. Hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/627447987285690/
The KC Mavericks are hosting a fund raiser tonight at Social Bar. All American Girl Review and auction is happening to raise money for their trip to Washington D.C. Party starts at 8:30pm and auction is at 10pm. Click here for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/154920621365381/
Bear Volleyball- time is short on remaining Saturdays to join in on the fun. We play at 9am and all skill levels are welcome. Volleyball is back at Weltner Park this Saturday so come on  don’s miss it. https://www.facebook.com/events/204416089721954/
 KC Bear Mafia University is pleased to bring you a great educational opportunity for you. We are bringing in an attorney to speak about Power of Attorneys and Wills. There will be a information session as well as time to answer questions. A great and free opportunity for you to learn more. https://www.facebook.com/events/582811361758402/
Mafia Movie Day: Elysium- you’ve seen the  previews bad ass Jodie Foster and Matt Damon. Plus, it’s from the guy that did District 9. Join us at AMC Ward Parkway11am. It is reserved seating so be sure to get your tickets in advance. https://www.facebook.com/events/347039662094285/
Welcome new members Christopher Barry, Zak Jackson, James McKinley-Portee, Rich Sloan and Stephen Bright. We hope you guys can make it to one of these events or one in the future.
Stay home and do nothing? FURRRGET ABOUT IT!!!

KC Bear Mafia Invades St Louis!

The KC Bear Mafia take over JJ’s Clubhouse in St. Louis for a Mid-Summer Night of Shots. On August 17, 2013 the KC Bear Mafia will be in town with a large group of members to hang out with all the hot bears in St. Louis. Party starts at 10pm.

Your Bear Mafia will be on hand selling Bear Shots, Legendary Pudding Shots and tickets for a 50/50 Raffle!

Don’t miss out on a one night shot of fur, fun and a chance for some Show Me love!

Check out the Facebook event for more details and to let everyone know you’re coming!

Weekend Update – 08/02/2013

Good Morning Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

A few things going on this weekend but as always there is something out there to get you out of the house.
Reminder for some of the upcoming events we have scheduled
Saturday August 10th Mafia University Power of Attorney and Wills- check it out. https://www.facebook.com/events/582811361758402/
Saturday August 17th. KC Bear Mafia Club Night at JJ’s Clubhouse in St. Louis. Join us as we show the Show Me Bears some KC loving. https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/
Want a quick getaway? Leather Weekend at Camp Gaea is happening this weekend. Check out Cactus Canyon’s website for details.
Take in The Music Man at Gladstone Theatre in the Park. A few of our members in the Mafia have worked hard these past weeks to put on this amazing show. Admission is free, show starts at 8:30pm. Show runs through the 4th. https://www.facebook.com/events/149892695205356/
Only a few weeks remain for Bear Volleyball….don’t you want to check out all the fun. New players and hot guys every week. Game time is at 9am at Leawood Park. www.facebook.com/events/149955688542595/
The best night for bears is back! Join all the fur and fun this Saturday at Hamburger Mary’s this Saturday for Bear Bust: Macho Bear at 9pm. Wear your manly gear and get a free beer. https://www.facebook.com/events/1389192031303689/
Plenty of time to hop in the car and check out Mr Heartland Bear in St. Louis. Check out all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/577126882311844/?ref=2
Would like to welcome new members Brad Knapp, Vish Kumar, Sheldon Estephon Padilla, Rick Daniels, Al Dro, Eddie Jenia Wright, Jake Fales, Michael Travis Jasper and Randy J White Jr. We hope you guys can join us at one of these events or one in the future.
Stay Home and do nothing? FURRRGET ABOUT IT!!!

Weekend Update – 07/26/2013

Happy Friday, Bear Mafia!
Camp Gaea Camping Excursion-plenty of time to join in as the bears take on Camp Gaea. Camp Master Zey has an aweseom site picked out and should be a great time. Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/499582770097638/
Just can’t get enough of that Sand Volleyball? Well join in on the fun this Satuday-Attention! This is a change in venue this Saturday as we are giving Leawood Park a try. https://www.facebook.com/events/154402268088209/
Mafia Movie Day- The Wolverine- check out the latest X-Men movie and the lead into next summers Days of Future Past. We’ll be checking out the 10AM showing at Ward Parkway AMC. https://www.facebook.com/events/161405277376635/
Looking to help out with the Events Committee? The group is meeting this Sunday at 3pm Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/179693208872044/
Coming soon:
Mafia University returns- Join in Saturday August 10th at 2pm at the Johnson County Library Antioch Library. We will be hearing from a local Attorney and covering power of attorneys and Wills. https://www.facebook.com/events/582811361758402/
Mafia Excursion: JJ’s Clubhose in St. Louis. JJ’s is holding a Club Night for your KC Bear Mafia. On August 17th we will be taking over the club and serving up shots. We found a great deal on hotels through Priceline for $55 a night. Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/
Welcome new members Scott Regenwhether, Jacob Carter, Brian Thompson, Jeff McHenry and Chuck Spady. we hope you guys can join us at one of the above events or one in the future.
Stay home and do nothing? FURRGET ABOUT IT!!

Weekend Update – 07/19/2013

Good Morning KC Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Couple of reminders:

1. We are currently looking for those that would be interested in participating in our Bachelor Auction. We are auctioning off men looking for a date and/or those that have services (trainer, cleaning, coaching, etc…) to offer. Please sign up here as the Bachelor Auction is August 24th @ Social Bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/542201312504967/

2. KC Bear Mafia is having a club night at JJ’s Clubhouse in St. Louis on August 17th. Join in as we show St. Louis some KC love. https://www.facebook.com/events/162812627230271/

3. August 10, 2013 Mafia University continues with our education piece on Wills and Power of Attorneys. Click here for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/582811361758402/



Join us for the legendary Bear Volleyball @ Weltner Park at 9am. All skill levels are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/539932269377604/


Mafia Movie Day is checking our RIPD, this looks like a fun movie, Be sure to get your tickets early as there is assigned seating. Movie starts at 11am at AMC Ward Parkway https://www.facebook.com/events/519915764729639/

Backyard Bash-Bear Days of Summer- Greg and Mike host one helluva Bar -b-que. Join in as there are always new bears to meet. Just bring a side dish for all to enjoy as the meat is supplied. Party starts at 5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/619281594763880/

Welcome our new members Chuck Spady, Paul Backer, Scott Schmidterger, Kevin C. Smith, Dan Craft, Leon Berg, Scott Foppiano, Paul Weikel, Michael Reeder, Kerry Gargan Matthew Novotny, Mark Meyers and Richard Thompson. We hope you guys can join us at one of the above events or one in the future!

Also our T-Shirt vendor will be in town on August 3rd. This is a great time to order and save on shipping. Click here to order-be sure to specify that you want to get this on August 3rd. http://ugas.us/customer-portal/kansas-city-bm/ password is KCbears.
Stay home and do nothing this weekend? FURRRGETABOUTIT!!