The press release for this event says it all: "Play video games, get drunk, win prizes." Sounds like a good time spent on the couch at home, right? This Sunday, the first Tipsy Pixels event will invite barhoppers to the Triple Rock for a night of booze-fueled video gaming. Seriously competitive folks will want to arrive early to sign up for the bracket-style tournament featuring Mario Kart 64 on the big screen. Or simply sit at the bar and root for your favorite driver, be it Princess Peach, King Koopa, or Yoshi. There will also be plenty of other old-school systems on hand for those who are interested in more casual game play. 21+. Free; $5 to compete. 7 p.m. 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.333.7399.
Sun., Aug. 26, 7 p.m., 2012