We consider ourselves beard enthusiasts, so we must point you toward the MN Beard-Off tonight at First Ave. Now in its 5th year, the bearded will compete in the following categories: Full beard – long, Full beard – short, Partial beard, Mustache, Freestyle, and Ladies’ beard. You’ll also find out which of four beard growers (who have been at it since last summer) raised the most money for their charity. 8 p.m., Friday. $10 (advance) $13 (door).

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave., Mpls., 612-338-8388, first-avenue.com