German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld once said, “There is no beauty without strangeness.” If sexiness is subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the contestants of Miss Riot Room 2008, Kansas City’s first rock-and-roll beauty pageant, have a lot to work with tonight.Judged by local celebrities Slimfast (from KRBZ 96.5), rapper Mac Lethal and Gnarly Dan of Gnarly Enterprises, the contest is open to any non-male participant. The five competitive categories: Q&A, talent, lingerie, formalwear and sleaze. Pageant organizer Adam Compo calls that last one an opportunity to show off “fishnets and Hollywood Boulevard trash style.” Up for grabs are a new Epiphone SG electric guitar, a VIP pass for events at the Riot Room (4048 Broadway), promotional opportunities and money. Admission costs $10 at the door. Expect Flying Monkey beer specials and performances by Latin and Your Electric Grandmother. For details, see Riot Room or call 816-442-8179.
Sat., Dec. 27, 2008