Scruff, ’stache, chops—facial hair on a man is like the cherry on top. But can all men pull off the hairy look? You be the judge tonight when the Gotham City Beard Alliance hosts the third annual NYC Beard and Mustache Competition. Whatever your facial-hair preference, you’re likely to see it here (and even feel it, too, if you ask nicely). The categories include Styled Mustache, Goatee, Chops, College (18- to 22-year-old competitors or those with a baby face), and the always alluring Freestyle. Ladies, don’t think you have to sit on the sidelines and watch. Women are invited to make their own facial-hair creations and will be judged in categories including Most Fantastic (a barometer of one’s creativity) and Most Realistic (“If you use your pubes, you automatically win”).

Sat., Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., 2012