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Rent Cheque 5 Year Anniversary

  • Astoria 769 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 1R3 Canada (map)

Rent Cheque is turning 5 years old! For our birthday party we're starting the party super early (doors at 8:30!) and have a couple special guests before the competition starts.

First up around 9:30pm we'll have Baloney Sandwich playing all of Dookie. 
After a sweet little intermission we will be blessed around 10:30 with the stage presences of Tommi Horror! and Cinnamon Winters.

Competition to start somewhere around 11pm

Standard Event Details below for any newbies:

What is Rent Cheque?! It's an amateur $trip night @ the A$toria
What should you expect? Expect:

anything goes
full nude
half nude
by people of all genders, all ages (19+) and all body types.

Costumes, props, and creativity are highly encouraged but in no way required. 

Performer rules are the same as strip club rules and will be emailed to anyone who signs up. Professional adult dance performers can not compete. This includes strippers, burlesque performers and drag performers. If you are a pro and interested in jumping on the stage for the fun of a new audience please get in touch and we can work something out but we can’t let pros be in the competition. Our competition is for new and blossoming performers only ♥

Are you interested? 
It is as simple as sending a YouTube link of your song with your stage name to before 7pm on the day of the event. Once we get your song we will make sure you have you on a list for free cover and your song ready for you at the bar. 
You are also able to sign up at the event, however if you do you MUST bring your song on your own music device (ipod/mp3 player/smart phone). 
We are not able to accommodate any new song requests at the venue.
Otherwise cover is only $5 before 10:30pm and $8 after.

Anyone who wins Rent Cheque will have 2 other times to place. Once someone has won a (1st / 2nd / 3rd) prize 3 times, we will take them out of the competition. They are still allowed to use our stage to share any performances they may come up with, they will not longer be able to qualify for the prize money. 

Doors are 9:30
Pornography starts at 10:30
DJ starts by 11
Performers go on in increments throughout the night starting between 11- 11:30 and ending anywhere between 1:30-1:50
The winners is chosen before 2am.

The three finalists and their rankings are based on crowd response. If you are performing with the intention to get into the final 3, bring your friends, bring your office, bring everyone you have met in the last month to make as much noise for you as possible.
Rent Cheque is a BOO FREE ZONE. That means that if you are not in love with a certain performer, then just cheer louder and crazier for the one which has captured your heart. Cheers only. Negative Nancy's not allowed.

We are TOTALLY SO DOWN if you wanna ditch your shirts and bras at the door but please keep on your underwear due to liquor licensing.

We are a sex positive and body positive party. 
There's ZERO ROOM for assholes or creeps at Rent Cheque. 
This includes a huge NO to: racism, sexism, transphobia. If you see anyone acting out of line please flag it to the staff so we can ask them to leave. 

Every month we happily give away 10% of whatever we give our winner to the WISH Drop-In Centre Society
Please check out their page for ways you can help out this great organization doing amazing work!

Stage presence c/o Hella Gray
DJ skills c/o Denise Fraser
Photo love from @badpoetryohnoetry
Party mom = Abby Normal

Rent Cheque respectfully acknowledges that we are on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleie-Waututh Nations.
Rent Cheque happens at a wheelchair accessible venue.

Later Event: August 10
Clown Psyche Workshop