Nothing is as manly as a beard. Those who possess them are the envy of all they meet and the object of sexual desire for women who behold their plush garden of facial follicles—as evidenced by the sexual fortitude of historically bearded figures like Abraham Lincoln, Jesus, and Macho Man Randy Savage. Mustaches can also be a sign of virility—the point is, facial hair is dead sexy. And, no, a soul patch doesn't count. In honor of this trait, West Elm and Dubs Stache Wax present the 1st Annual Beard & Mustache Competition. The event features music and live art, as well as a facial hair face-off judged by members of OC's own Gentlemen’s Beard & Mustache Coalition. $15 gets you in the competition and $5 gets you gawking rights. But regardless of what you pay, prepare to gaze upon some truly beard-iful sites.
Thu., Nov. 21, 5 p.m., 2013