Now that the groundhog saw his shadow, we're all doomed to six more weeks of gray, Midwestern winter. So it might be time to bask in the artificial glow of a spotlight at Missie B's (805 West 39th Street, 816-561-0625) during the Mr. and Miss Pride Pageant
. Beginning at 9 tonight, the pageant raises money for Show Me Pride, which also organizes the KC Pride Festival in June. The contest judges men and women (if you're looking for the drag competition, the king and queen are crowned next week, February 11, same time, same place) in five categories: offstage questions, onstage questions, a Pride presentation (think performance, not PowerPoint), a talent show and fundraising. It's possible to enter the contest until 7 tonight at gaypridekc.com
(by clicking on the Forms tab) or by calling the Pride Line (816-984-2055; leave your name and e-mail). Or you can hold on to some pride by attending as a spectator.
Thu., Feb. 4, 7 p.m., 2010