In the talent competition at this year's Miss Missouri pageant, Miss Gateway St. Louis Erika Hebron went with a lyrical dance set to the song "Brave" -- and went on to win the crown. Though it's possible that participants in this year's Miss Riot Room contest might perform similar dance-type moves in the talent competition, they also must dazzle the judges in the glam, sleepwear, Q&A and sleaze categories. In its third year, the "rock-&-roll beauty pageant" (sponsored by Newcastle, Heineken and Dos Equis) features its biggest music lineup yet with Roman Numerals, the Slowdown, Waiting for Signal and Audiovox. To the winner go the spoils: $250, a Heineken electric guitar, a one-year VIP pass to the Riot Room, and a shitload of beer swag. The competition begins at 9:30 p.m. at 4048 Broadway. See holdmyticket.com for $10 advance tickets; the 21-and-older event is likely to sell out.
Sat., Aug. 7, 9 p.m., 2010