Ottawa is bracing for an unseasonable storm this weekend, but the performers of the Burlesque Vanguard Tour are aiming to melt away the icy chill with white-hot routines.
Headed by “boylesque” performer Paco Fish, the comedic and theatrical tour stops in all 48 mainland states and three Canadian provinces. The Ottawa leg features established performers Cherry Typhoon and The Lady Josephine and hometown divas Miss Helvetica Bold and Mlle Jolie Stripes.
“My personal style of burlesque is a weird dichotomy of shameless, feminist, body-positive, self-sexualization and satirical,” Bold says. Her unique act addresses the stereotypes she faces as a plus-sized person, she says.
Burlesque Vangaurd Tour
Friday, April 12, 8pm
27 York St
$10 advance, $15 door