Barlesque is a month-long event in honor of TPAN's 35th year of serving communities affected by HIV/AIDS. This unique event will bring Chicago nightlife superstars, local bars, and professional dance communities together to celebrate TPAN and raise money for TPAN's programs and services. Six Chicago nightlife venues will select a representative to be their performer. Bars and performers will have the month of September for fundraising for TPAN, including at least one event at the venue. In collaboration with a professional dancer/choreographer, the performer will create an unforgettable burlesque routine to be debuted at a ticketed finale on Friday, September 30, from 7 - 9:30 pm.

Here's what you get with your ticketa pre-Show concert by Kiki Queens and a dance break by the Organized Grime music collective, two drink tickets, two raffle tickets, souvenir photo booth pics, and sweets and treats.

Thank you for joining us at the kick-off party for Barlesque!

Meet this year's Barlesque performers and choreographers!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Participation as a sponsor is available for bars unable to participate and businesses that would like to show support. Sponsors will receive recognition on promotional materials and in-person events. Sponsors may also participate in additional fundraising efforts as well. Printing sponsorships and media sponsorships are also available. View the available sponsorship levels. Questions about sponsoring Barlesque? Contact Lorraine Hayes at