Bear Mafia is planning a Bear Run in Kansas City for 2014!

Last month we had a meeting to discuss ideas for our Big Event for 2014. We announced here right after that we were exploring the idea of a bear run here in Kansas City. Well, we have been doing our due diligence, and met with some key allies, and I am very proud to announce that the Kansas City Bear Mafia WILL be putting on a bear run in 2014!!!

There will be MANY opportunities to get involved with putting on this event, and we are inviting anyone that would like to be a part of Kansas City’s inaugural bear run to speak up, step forward, and join in on what is truly going to be a special time for the Kansas City bear community, and it’s allies! There is so much planning and work to be done over the coming months, and I, along with the other committee leaders and committee members look forward to working along side you!

If you would like to get involved in the planning and carrying out of this special event, please contact Matt Stanley or any of the other committee leaders on FB, and you will be added to the run committee. There will be regular meetings to attend, and various tasks to be carried out during this process. Among things to be decided at the first meeting(not yet scheduled), our bear run name and theme! You may also email me at email hidden; JavaScript is required with any questions or interest in getting involved. Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Weekend Update – 10/11/2013

Good Morning KC Bear Mafia and Happy Friday!

Plenty of stuff to keep you occupied this weekend -so get out of the house and have some fun!

 

Friday

Get your weekend going with an extra kick of caffeine at Bear Coffee. Join the Bears at Crossroads Coffee starting at 4pm. Always a good time with the bears and a great way to meet some of the different guys in our group.

https://www.facebook.com/events/214775758646067/

Saturday

Bear Volleyball- OK so the weather is getting colder but these bears are still out there hitting their balls. Come check out what the fuss is all about before we roll it up for the season. Starts at 10am at Weltner Park. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill!  https://www.facebook.com/events/548930681843082/

Bear Mafia at Worlds of Fun Halloweekend- join in and get ready to laugh at how easy the bears scare! A group is hitting Worlds of Fun Saturday for Halloween Haunt. They are meeting at the front gate at 630pm. Scare you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/1422405941307925/

Sunday

Mafia Movie Day Machete Kills-they just keep messing with the wrong Mexican. Check out Carlos Estevez’s new movie with the bears. https://www.facebook.com/events/225236517641227/ Ward Parkway AMC @ 10:40am.

The time has come! We are preparing the planning stages for…..well we don’t know for sure yet, so that is where you come in. We are looking to plan our big event next year and need your help. Whether it be a big dance or a run??? We will be meeting at Red Snapper at 1:30pm Sunday -hey that’s right next to AMC Ward Parkway ūüėČ
https://www.facebook.com/events/649634285076759/

Reminders- Hibearnation is just a few weeks away! Don’t forget to get your registration before the price hike on October 21st. https://www.facebook.com/events/162480763940672/

The Big O Bears in Omaha are hosting the KC Bear Mafia on November 16th. We will be heading there for a night of food, fun and fur! https://www.facebook.com/events/518359998255192/

Welcome new members Dwight Alberhasky, Jim Winters, Cegan Cardenas, Eric Christensen, Zach Mallory, Jeremy Kalina, William Yandell, Larry Plant and Tony Martinez. 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 – 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!
Friday
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
http://www.outinthecrossroads.com/

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/
Saturday
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/
Sunday
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.
Friday
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/
Saturday
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/
Sunday
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/
Reminders:
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.
Friday
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/
Saturday
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/
Sunday
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
Friday
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/
Saturday
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/
Sunday
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/
Saturday
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‚Äô monthly Operations Meeting. If you have any interest in the KC Pioneers this is the best way to find out more! That‚Äôs at 5:00 on Sunday at Missie B‚Äôs/ Bootlegger‚Äôs Bar (upstairs.)
Sunday 
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/
Friday
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/
Saturday
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/
Sunday
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/
Friday
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/
Saturday
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!!!