Downtown’s favorite elf-eared art star, Saint Reverend Jen, will be hosting the 12th Annual “Mr. Lower East Side Pageant” at The Bowery Poetry Club this evening. (Locally) renowned contestants will participate in a one-minute talent competition, as well as swimsuit and evening wear segments. (For a glimpse at past contestants – and to get a sense of the wacky mayhem that is sure to ensue, visit the Village Voice coverage of last year’s pageant here.)
Comedian Mike Amato will be defending his title and the winner of the infamous evening gets a slice of pizza from Rosario’s, a six-pack of Budweiser and a crown with a detachable bong. All women and gay men who attend will be automatic judges. Nearsay has more with Rev. Jen here. If you’d like to participate, e-mail email@example.com for details. $5 // 10pm // 308 Bowery.