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Feathers and chains

By Jorah Kai WoodStaff Contributor

In Halifax, where the masses of pub and bar goers seem to enjoy Top 40 spots, the alternative nightlife tends not to be in the cavernous cabaret bars, but rather in intimate corners around the city.
This Saturday, there will be a plethora of events to choose from in Halifax, but my picks for the night involve feathers and whips.
Deanne Pye, organizer of Pony Land Productions, is presenting A Glam Affair: The Grand Bam Bam. It’s their first production, and they have been planning the event since May.
“Our goal for this show is to bring glam rock back to Halifax.”
Their production is a one-off, but they are hoping to host many future events, with the next one potentially in the early spring.
The event, which asks attendees to come in costume, entices patrons with “long legs and furious circus power,” sequins and feathers, go go boots and “boom a lang double dare in the cock rock city.”
The event features various performances that Deanne is excited about, including drag queens and kings, burlesque, dance and “other surprises I don’t want to give away. You have to come and see for yourself!”
The performers are from across the city’s artistic communities, including the Halifax Burlesque Society, Pink Velvet Burlesque, some of the guests of this year’s Montreal Burlesque Festival and some newcomers to the Halifax stage.
A live band will play songs paying tribute to the pantheon of glam rock heroes including Bowie, Iggie and T. Rex.
The event starts at 10 p.m. and finishes around midnight. It’s at The Company House, a gorgeous, cozy venue on Gottingen Street. Organizers are expecting the event to fill early, so arrive on time if you want to be a part of the Grand Bam Bam.
If submission, domination, whips and chains are more your bag, you need to check out monthly event Masq’s Fetish themed affair the same night at Club 1668 on Lower Water Street.
Organizer SandE Jordan has been promoting monthly Masq events for two years in Halifax, continuing a legacy of darker, industrial-themed parties such as Shadowplay and Pye’s Staircase – events that have sheltered the darker crowd for the last decade.
There will be a dungeon set up for kinky play, belly dance performances by Monique Ryan and Solmaz Asheri, and fetish performances by MisRE, Careotica Lovicious and other guests. DJ Bludston and Freedom Danish are set to provide music. Doors open at 10 and the event runs until 2 a.m.
If you think you might have a kinky bone in your body, you are invited to witness the performances and then try the dungeon out for yourself.

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