If you are planning to attend this year’s MAL from January 13. Here are seven essential things you should know. You will need a day pass to gain entry to the host hotel. A regular staple of the mid-Atlantic leather weekend is the exhibit hall, featuring the event’s famous “Leather Mart. There will be no dance parties in the hotel. The Popular Puppy Mosh is back! No kink demonstrations this year. Onyx will host its annual fashion show on Saturday afternoon, and attendees should be polite and courteous.