Ottawa’s pants-optional party is making its return this weekend, but organizer Miss Helvetica Bold says the burlesque performances aren’t the main attraction.
“It’s probably the only burlesque show in town where the performance is not the main draw for the evening,” she says. “It’s the interaction and the freedom to celebrate all of our different bodies with a large group of people who just want to love themselves and be in a respectful environment. The burlesque and drag performances are just to add a little extra spice, and, after seeing the show, many patrons take off a layer and check it in the pants check at the door.”
Performers at this year’s event include Bold, Gypsy Laroux, Rhapsody Blue, Sahara Starr and Sweetpea, of Rockalily Burlesque.
In addition to the scantily clad performers, the sixth annual No Pants Dance Party features a bake sale, with goodies by Auntie Loo’s Treats. Proceeds from the bake sale and pants check will benefit PTS.
No Pants Dance Party
Sat, June 15, 9pm
Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St