What do you do when your funding gets cut for purely political reasons? Simple. A few of your friends and supporters get together, put on a show and invite a few hundred of their friends to come and help you make some of that money back.
That’s exactly what several performers and friends of STELLA, the sex workers’ rights organization that recently had a large portion of their budget removed by Harper’s Conservatives, are doing tonight. And they’re doing it twice, back to back!
First up is Double Whammy, a multidisciplinary cabaret featuring some of the city’s hottest burlesque performers like Seska Lee, Cherry Typhoon, Frenchy Jones as well as the music of Annie Becker, a scandalous photo booth, a game show themed auction and more.
Hosted by Tom McGraw, the show’s tonight, June 16th and kicks off at 8:30pm sharp (doors at 8) at Theatre Ste Catherine (254 Ste-Catherine Est) and costs only $7 at the door. While this show runs until 11, the fun doesn’t stop then…far from it.
No Pants No Problem, POMPe, the aforementioned Tom McGraw and Glam Gam Productions are teaming up to present a no pants dance party that is also the official afterparty for Glam Gam’s Montreal Fringe run of If Looks Could Kill…They Will (wrapping up tonight at Cafe Cleopatre, btw). The venue’s the same and the fun starts (or rather starts again) at 11:30pm and goes till late, featuring DJ Like The Wolf and others.
Cover for this event is $10 or $5 with no pants. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t feel like traipsing around Montreal in your undies before you get to the event, there will be a pants check at the door.
There is even a combined ticket price if you plan on attending both events, so you can’t go wrong and you’ll be doing something to help out STELLA and help fight Harper’s cruel budget cuts.