Many folks may be feeling athletically inferior after watching the Olympics these past couple of weeks. And while many of us will never clear that high jump bar, stick a perfect vault, or run a marathon, there are still opportunities to shine. Enter Buxtahooda, an Olympics of sorts where winning is attainable to anyone who can throw a bean bag into a hole after three beers. The booze-sport event kicks off at Hubert's Bar & Restaurant (600 First Ave. N., Minneapolis) and travels on to downtown loctions like Kieran's Irish Pub, Gluek's, Sneaky Pete's, O'Donovan's Irish Pub, and more. At each spot, teams of five will compete in a different bar-friendly challenge, such as dizzy darts, golf putting, corn-hole tosses, and beer pong. Teams are encouraged to dress up, and prizes will be given for the best looks. The event will culminate at First Avenue with an awards ceremony and dance party. Do you have what it takes to win gold? Sign up at buxtahooda.com to find out. Proceeds will be donated to the Vikings Children's Fund. 21+.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2 p.m., 2012