Queercore, shim, intersex, F to F—ladies, if you know the lingo like the back of your hand, you’ve most likely kissed a girl and liked it. To celebrate all that is irreverent and gay, the hilarious Murray Hill presents his 8th Annual Miss Lez Pageant. With contestants representing queer parties Snapshot, Choice Cunts, and Victoria, the bar Hugz, and the pin-up calendar I Heart BK, you know that lez will be much, much more. The contestants’ creativity will be put to the test as they go through the categories of platform, swimsuit, evening gown, interview, and talent. Past winners have gone on to great downtown performance-art fame, like Dynasty Handbag and Glenn Marla (whose platform was “Backfat is the new cleavage”). Former Miss Congeniality, Pubic Zirconia, will present the winner with fab gifts like a six-pack of PBR, a plastic tiara, and $108—all in Washingtons.

Sat., July 12, 10 p.m., 2008