B-I-N-G-O

Thanks to the state of Missouri’s gambling laws, no money changes hands during Bingo Night at Sharp’s 63rd Street Grill in Brookside (128 West 63rd Street). Instead, the bar’s bingofest — held on the first Saturday of the month — usually revolves around a theme and offers fun, quirky prizes.Tonight’s bingo session promises to be especially entertaining: The theme is Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the guest caller is local actor Justin Van Pelt as Hedwig. (Van Pelt takes on the titular transgendered-singer role at Crown Center’s Off Center Theatre in February.) According to Steven Salcedo, one of the managers at Sharp’s, the prizes will probably include sideburns and mustaches — and perhaps even a wig in a box.The bingo fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes for 10 rounds. Sharp’s also offers happy-hour prices from 6 to 8 p.m. That includes 50 cents off beer and mixed drinks and $2 off appetizers. For more information, contact Sharp’s at 816-333-4355.
Sharp’s 63rd Street Grill

First Saturday of every month, 2008