Pasties & a G-String: A Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits

Pasties & a G-string: A Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits |

Thursday, September 2

19+ | ID Required

Doors: 7:00PM | Show: 8:00PM

Victoria’s burlesque babes get together for a night of glamour and tease!

*Performer announcements coming soon!*

In the event that public health restrictions prevent this event from going ahead, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next rescheduled date. Refunds will be made available as needed – please email to arrange.

≫ COVID Safety Info ≪

▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 80 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6. You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived.

▪︎ The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.

▪︎ Masks are required when not seated. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you.

Read the VEC’s full safety plan here:

≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪

▪︎ We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

≫ Accessibility ≪

▪︎ Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.

▪︎ There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).

▪︎ The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the ‘Getting Inside’ section)

▪︎ If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.

▪︎ Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet.There are two stalls in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5’x5′ wheelchair clearance.

▪︎ More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:

Diversion Burlesk Presents Glitter and DOOM – A Tom Waits Burlesque Tribute

An Enthralling Evening Exploring and Celebrating the Eclectic Works of Tom Waits Through the Art of Burlesque
Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

DOORS: 7:00 pm

SHOW: 8:00 pm

This is a 19+ event.

About this Event

***Diversion Burlesk acknowledges that this event is held on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen people, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.***


A Tom Waits Burlesque Tribute

Luna Lavender and Keith Sonic of Diversion Burlesk are bringing you an evening filled to the brim with burlesque numbers reflecting and celebrating the eclectic works of the ‘Master of Mood’, Tom Waits!

Come delve with us into this enthralling world of shadow and light, showcasing art so strange and sophisticated, brooding and beautiful, so outlandish and outrageous like Mr. Waits himself; a sphere of Glitter and Doom.

Featuring performances by:

Burnina Sparks

Busty Pipes

Florence Fatale

Hazel Nuez

Holly Hardwood

Keith Sonic

Lexxi Elixir

Luna Lavender

Penis Flytrap

Them Fatale

Ulva Südden

hosted by: the last of the big time losers – shayne avec i grec!

Diversion Burlesk is a new collective bringing monthly community burlesque shows to the Victoria Event Centre 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.