When we came up with the idea of The Last Dance-Womanless Beauty Pageant we had no idea that it really may be the last dance at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern. But as it turns out, it looks as though it will be.

Mike Kelly has announced that he will be closing his flagship restaurant in Nags Head at the end of November.

So that’s an even better excuse for coming out to The Last Dance-Womanless Beauty Pageant sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations.

It’s a guaranteed great time, it’s all for charity and food and drink are included in the ticket price

Here’s how it works—Seven contestants representing seven charities: Interfaith Community Outreach, Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, Dare Education Foundation, ARTS Dental Outreach (A Reason to Smile), Community Care Clinic of Dare and Dare Co Toys 4 Tots (Marine Corps).

The concept is simple…seven men dressed as women vie to be the most Miss Womanless Beauty for 2017. And, since this our last Womanless Beauty Pageant, the winner will wear the crown in perpetuity.

The judging based solely on money. That’s right—the hidden feminine side of our contestants is not nearly as important as what the funds they raise can do for the Outer Banks community. Whoever raises the most money is Miss Womanless Beauty 2017…now and forever.

Ticket sales are, of course, an important part of the fundraising, but almost as important are the contributions made during the event. OK, maybe sometimes the contributions are thrown on stage or even at a contestant, but it all goes for a good cause and when everything is said and done, we’re all better for it.

Mark November 4 on your calendars and don’t miss this one.