Diversion Burlesk: Pasties & Pastries

Co-produced by Flora Fawn and Pacific Blue, this show brings together delectable performers and delicious baked goods including Empire Donuts!

We will do our best to accommodate as many dietary restrictions as possible. There will also be mimosas, caesars, coffee and tea available at the bar for all your Sunday morning beverage needs! This show is a special 3 hour extended event that was created to get great video for the performers to share with the world and we can’t do it without an amazing audience! Come join us for an afternoon of amazing acts and get your sweet treat fix at the same time!

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

Doors at 10am, show at 11am. This is a 19+ event.

This event is held on unceded Lekwungen lands.

General Admission + Pastry tickets will include a voucher for a donut or other pastry of your choice (please be sure to specify if you have any food allergies, are vegan/gluten-free etc so we can make sure to have options for you!)

Additional donut/pastry vouchers will be available for purchase on site with proceeds of these donated to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.


Blu Onyx

Boxy Shadows

Fern Flicker

Flora Fawn

Electra Mayhem

Eva-Layne Fox

Juicy Jam

Legzie Blaze

Lexxi Elixir

Luna Lavender

Major Thong

Pearl Reckless

Scarlett Hummingbird

Titty Titty Bang Bang

Vera Bubbly

and Walter Ego!

Hosted by Pacific Blue!

Diversion Burlesk is a new collective in Victoria, bringing themed burlesque shows to the stage.

Diversion Burlesk strives for safer spaces with zero tolerance for body shaming, or homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist or hateful behaviour. Consent is sexy and mandatory!

The Victoria Event Centre is on the second story of a building up a flight of stairs with a continuous handrail. There is currently no operational elevator. Should you need assistance getting up the stairs, please get in touch with us.

Inside the Victoria Event Centre both washrooms are gender-neutral, and one is accessible.

Pastie-making 101: Super Easy and Fun!

Hi beauties! Now that Isle of Tease has wrapped, I can announce that i’m going to be offering this crafty, hands-on, beginner pastie-making class to a limited number of participants on Sunday, December 15th, in the Glanford area.

To register, please etransfer to sparkle@showgirlsparkle.com, including the name I might know you by!

You know what makes an awesome holiday gift? Sparkly nipples!!

The class fee will be $50.00, and will include everything you need to design and make a pair of basic tasselled pasties in your choice of size and colour.

I’d like to focus on basic round pasties for this class, as we made a variety of shapes and styles the first time around and ran out of tassel-making time.

I will also include fun paints and up to 2 gross of rhinestones per participant in your choice of size and colour to embellish your designs with, and if you want additional stones to really oomph up your design, they will be available for purchase.

If you could bring your own scissors, hot glue gun, and e6000 fabrifuse, that would be super, otherwise we can share.

You will leave with an awesome pair of your own pasties!

If financial barriers prevent you from attending, please reach out and we will get you a spot.

Class is open to anyone interested, but won’t be suitable for little ones.

Will also organize ride-sharing once we know who is attending.

My bona fides…
Vogue Mahone, proprietor of Showgirl Sparkle, has long been enamoured of all things glamorous, opulent, and colourful.

With a background in art, graphic design, and crafts, Vogue became a burlesque performer in Victoria BC in 2016, and soon fell in love with the costumes, culture, history and traditions of burlesque.

Her shop, Showgirl Sparkle, launched in January of 2017, and she has handcrafted hundreds of pairs of pasties since!. Her intricate pasties, headpieces, hair flowers, and the embellishing work she creates on clients’ costumes are now worn by performers all over the world! The online shop also carries over 50 colours of flatback rhinestones in various shapes and sizes for the “sparkle-it-yourselfers”.

Vogue also loves sharing her passion for rhinestoning and embellishing costumes by teaching her class “Rhinestone 101”

IG: @showgirl.sparkle

I acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Beecher Bay First Nations communities, for allowing me to live, work and play on their lands. Thank you to the ancestors, supernatural ones, hereditary leaders and matriarchs, creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful land.
~borrowed from the Indigenous Perspectives Society, who are far more eloquent than I could ever be.