ASTORIA — At 7 p.m. the next three Tuesdays — Oct. 31, and Nov. 7 and 14 — the Merry Time Bar & Grill will hold “Baked Bingo,” followed by “Open Mic/Insert Foot” (open mic comedy).
Baked Bingo is where establishment owner Terry Robinett bakes a homemade cake or other sweet treat and every bingo winner gets a slice along with a fun prize or two. Recent prizes have included wigs, ceramic collectibles, plastic severed hands and a giant oven mitt shaped like Spock’s hand giving a Vulcan salute.
Baked Bingo also incorporates “wild card” opportunities for players to cover a spot of his or her choice if willing and able to play along with requests from the host. (A recent game host, for example, called for players to sing a few verses from any Madonna song while standing on one foot.) It gets interesting — and it’s free to play!
Charming hosts vary and have recently included Robinett, Gingervitus, Mandi Anderson and Mark Barsekian.
A special Halloween version of Baked Bingo will take place Oct. 31.
Immediately following bingo, grab your five minutes of fame and take the stage in this newly formed open mic comedy night called “Open Mic/Insert Foot,” hosted by local bartender Pete Birdeno. Sign-ups start at 8 p.m. All experience levels are welcome.
All events are for people 21 and older.