Maintaining the gold standard for KC burlesque, the Burlesque Downtown Underground kicks off its third annual Kansas City Burlesque Festival
with an Opening Gala at Retro Downtown (1518 McGee). Running through Saturday night, the festival promises boner-worthy performances from international stars, regional beauties and local up-and-comers at Crown Center's Off Center Theatre (2450 Grand) and the Folly Theater (300 West 12th Street). Cover for tonight's party, priced lower than the performer competition and showcase and the Royal Burlesque Ball, is only $5. Get more information about the festival at kcburlesque.com
. All events are 18-and-older.