TPAN's Bar-lesque competition is heating up in final stretch

Wed. February 18, 2009 12:00 AM

rick from the glenwood

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One week to go in the Bar-lesque competition to raise funds for TPAN

Chicago, IL - Chicago Takes Off Bar-lesque Competition, the first of its kind online event where seventeen of the sexiest Chicago bartenders are competing to become virtually exposed, is in its final week of competition to raise funds for Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN).

Check Out the Top 5 Contestants

Rick from The Glenwood, the leader for the entire competition, has raised almost $4,000 for TPAN. Check him out at If you'd like to meet Rick in person, Scot's bar at 1829 W. Montrose is having a casual fundraiser for Rick on Wednesday, Feb. 18th, from 6-9 p.m. All sales of Bud American Ale will go to Rick's cause.

Matt from Mary's Attic has raised nearly $2,000. Take a closer look at

Chad from The NorthEnd jumped into third this week after his successful fundraising event at The NorthEnd last Friday. See more of Chad at

Brad from Hydrate is having his fundraiser this Wednesday, Feb 18th starting at 8 pm at Hydrate. The staff of Hydrate will be having their Turnabout Drag Show with all tips given to Brad's cause. Special guests include Tajma Hall and Aurora Sexton. Be sure to come out to support him. See Brad's latest photos at

Jason from Scarlet is in his second week in the Top 5 and moving up quickly. You definitely don't want to miss Jason's latest photo at

This Saturday! Can Tim or John from Jackhammer pull into the top 5 before the end of the competition? Join them this Saturday, February 21 from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. for the "Mardi Gras Underwear Party!"

View all the contestants and consider a donation at The online contest that runs through Feb. 28. All proceeds benefit TPAN.

Chicago Takes Off is the annual burlesque revue-style show where talented male and female dancers donate their time and energy to strut their stuff in support of TPAN. Colorful and energetic choreographed performances and entertainment engage audiences in this sexy celebration of life. Saturday, March 7, with two performances, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Park West!

Chicago Takes Off event sponsors: BBJ Linen, Broadway Costumes,, Classic Party Rental, Frost Lighting, Gay Chicago Magazine, Steamworks, MAC Cosmetics, Mary's Attic, Orbitz, The Paterno Group and Windy City Media Group.