Bar-lesque Competition to benefit TPAN begins

Wed. February 3, 2010 12:00 AM

graeme representing wild pug

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Contestants go from fully dressed to "nature's best"

Chicago, IL - As of February 1, contestants representing 17 community businesses are vying for the title of "Chicago's Sexiest" while raising money for Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) in its month-long, online strip-a-thon fundraiser, "Bar-lesque."

As people visit the Bar-lesque Web site and donate money, the contestants will appear in various stages of undress. Over the course of 10 donation levels, contestants go from fully dressed to "nature's best." Bar-lesque is part of TPAN's annual burlesque event, Chicago Takes Off, which will take place March 6, at the Park West. All money raised through Bar-lesque goes directly to the work of TPAN.

Wanna see? Head over to and check out this year's contestants where you can support them and TPAN by making a donation to their cause!

The contestant who receives the most donations is crowned "Chicago's Sexiest" at Chicago Takes Off: TV Land, Outside the Box! held on Saturday, March 6, with TWO shows (7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.) at the Park West. Make sure you get your tickets for Chicago's sexiest charity event. To purchase tickets, please call Rhett at (773) 989-9400 ext. 233 or go online to the OFFICIAL Chicago Takes Off Web site,

About Chicago Takes Off
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.

Chicago Takes Off event sponsors: Broadway Costumes, Frost Lighting, MAC Cosmetics, Orbitz, Park West, Paterno Group, Steamworks. Media Sponsors: Boi Magazine, Chicago Reader,, Comcast, Gay Chicago Magazine, Grab Magazine, MTM, Nightspots, Positively Aware, and Windy City Media Group.