November is a big month for men's health and facial hair. Gents around the world shave their faces clean on November 1 and take the 30-day challenge to grow the ultimate 'stache and raise cash for prostate cancer research. Even if you're baby faced, everyone is invited to partake in the fun and fundraising parties.
2012 Mustache Dache
It's the hairiest 5K in town. Magnuson Park will be overrun with dudes sporting their mid-month ticklers. After the race, the Mustache Bash ensues with a beer garden, food trucks, and costume contests. Prizes go to the best mustache in age groups like "midlife crisis" and "AARPwesome." To register, visit mustachedache.com
The Moe'vember Toast
Whether you're sporting a handlebar or a pencil, drink specials abound at Moe Bar in Capitol Hill. Those "folically challenged" will receive a lip wig and, as always, entertainment is provided by the Pike/Pine corridor scene. Moe Bar, no cover, 7pm.
First Annual '80s and Gents Mustachio Bashio
Is it hard to drink Guinness with a mustache? Let's ask one of the Burt Reynolds lookalikes at this 1980s mustache bash. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Movember Foundation. DJ Nate comes on at 9. Fado Irish Pub, 8pm.
Gay Cities' Third Annual Movember Party
A $5 donation for prostate cancer research puts you in the running for the Man-Up contest; try to take the title for this year's Mr. and Miss Movember. Drink specials: $3 Moustache Rides and Hairy Navels. Temporary lip hair provided. Lobby Bar, 9pm.
Mo-Down Throw-Down: Seattle v. Eastside Firefighters
What's more fun than a bar full of firefighters? A bar full of firefighters with mustaches. The Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums bagpipe band plays a soundtrack to the throwdown and awards go to Mr. and Miss Movember. Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub, Pier 70, 7pm.
Foam Your Mo with Big Al's Movem-beer Mofo's
Are you tired of the many uses of "mo" yet? Hold out for one more: Big Al's staff and patrons have formed a hair-growing team and need our support. A dollar from every beer—everything from malty Winter Warmers to hoppy Holiday IPAs—goes to their fundraising efforts. Big Al's Brewery, 6–10pm.
Working on your own upper-lip coat? Here's "How to Grow an Amazing Mustache."