Hump Day

Think air guitar, but with more thrusting, more head banging... more banging in general. The 2014 Air Sex World Championship Tour comes to downtown indie theater FilmBar.

Hosted by comedian Chris Trew, the raunchy roadshow -- now in its sixth season -- encourages air coitus between exhibitioners and their imaginary partner(s) in front of a live hooting and hollering audience. The “sporting” event is part stamina, part storytelling, and almost all improvisation. Unlike your typical bedroom experiences: the more creative, the better.

Last year’s winner, appropriately named “Cuntastrophe,” represented Chicago in the final national championship bout to win the coveted Championship Cup. For individual city competitions, the first place champion receives $100, second place heads home with $50, and third place walks with $25 -- all cash prizes. Hopefuls can sign up the night of or in advance at

Naughty novices start competing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, at Film Bar, 815 North Second Street. Admission to the 21-and-over show is $10. Visit for tickets. Call 602-595-9187 for details.

Tue., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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