The Cleveland Beard-Off
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
From Christ to Santa and Lincoln to Roosevelt (the cool Roosevelt), facial hair has been the standard demonstration of manly kindness and warmth. The most recent popularity is a return to men’s roots as humans, not a frivolous demonstration against authority. Created by brilliant and hyperactive Minneapolis Renaissance Man Art Allen, this contest is to determine the best beard not just in town, but throughout the US cities (Minneapolis, Madison, Boston) that are taking part in this year’s competition. If you’re a lady or a man with the face of a lady, simply register with your best fake beard in the freestyle category. Points are awarded for creativity in the freestyle category, so don’t just glue cotton to your face. (If you actually glue cotton to your face, that might actually be kind of sweet. You might take second!) Cholly, a Cleveland funk band, opens with some funk for this furry night.