The psycho clown's DVD, The Steve-O Video Vol. II: The Tour, shows a young woman being set on fire. Now that's entertainment. Thus far, DVD sales are nearing multiplatinum, and his shows in the UK have all sold out. When it comes to hybridizing gore and goofiness, nobody clowns around like Steve-O and his compadres. Here's your chance to witness the lunacy live, before somebody dies. Steve-O pulls his stunts at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12. T-Town, 6400 Richmond Avenue. For information, call 713-783-TOWN. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com. $20.
Titled "The Tantric Journey," this year's underworld beauty competition will go down at Numbers, home to all things goth. Four judges will pick Miss and Mister Spooky, along with two runners-up, based on originality, beauty and overall appearance. The Kama Sutra dancers will be on hand as well, writhing to the sounds of goth/industrial/darkwave DJs. Doors open at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6. For more information or to enter the pageant, call 832-566-2962 or visit www.webspawner.com/users/gothicpageant/. $8. -- Eric A.T. Dieckman