Foreplay!, contestants perform a two-minute routine to a song of their choice — perhaps something from Barry White's catalog — for a panel of judges that includes other comedians and sex professionals. Routines can be theatrical and romantic, from encounter to orgasm, or just get down to business. But you must include at least one invisible partner, and nudity and real orgasms are strictly verboten. (The Satellite stage has seen enough mess in its day.) Regional winners advance to the final round in Austin in December for a chance to dethrone last year's national champion, a demure flower from Chicago, who went by the name Cuntastrophe. The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; Thu., Aug. 7, 9 p.m. (doors at 8:30); $10-$12; 21 and older. airsexworld.com.
If you're familiar with air guitar but like diddling around with another kind of imaginary instrument, Air Guitar World Championships' slutty sister, the Air Sex World Championships, is back to crown the new top dog of dry humping. Hosted by comedian Chris Trew, and preceded by a comedy show called