Despite rumors from ancient Mayans that the apocalypse was set to end everything last month, the world still turns, and the North Star Roller Girls continue to loop their way around the track at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This month's double-header will feature four well-matched teams, as the Kilmore Girls will battle the Violent Femmes and the Banger Sisters will go up against Delta Delta Di. The tough ladies will attempt to get their designated jammer around the track using strategy, elbows, and speed. Interestingly, this will be the first game using a new set of rules designed to help game play flow better (goodbye, minor penalties). The theme for the evening is Skatin' on the Ritz: Roll Out the Red Carpet, so spectators are encouraged to put on their old-Hollywood best. Bust out those silk gloves, fake pearls, and your Marilyn Monroe wig from Halloween; prizes will be given to participants with the best get-ups. As always, the games are family-friendly, however, the beer will be plentiful and the track-side seats are 18+.
Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 5, 7 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 23, 7 p.m.; Sat., March 30, 7 p.m., 2012