Memorial Day madness
For those of you without cushy government jobs, this weekend is likely the first three days off in a row you’ve had since January. Let’s make sure they’re not wasted by watching a “Matlock” marathon, OK?
Friday's Whisky Bent show was canceled due to bad weather, so settle for a night of drinking at Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway. Step inside and order a Cosmoappletini while waiting for bluer skies.
Rain will seemingly persist throughout the weekend, so bide your time and pick the best day to experience the dirty joy of the F.D. Roosevelt State Park Get Out, Get Dirty and Get Fit weekend. It’s 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Allegedly, if you participate, they’ll allow you to see a waterfall. Visit the link on the side of this page for more information.
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Having worked out for the first time in two months, you’ll no doubt need a break on Monday. That’s why you should check out the Pop-A-Top Lounge at 210 32nd St. on Memorial Day. Show up around 2 or 3 p.m., when the hamburgers and hot dogs (and cool, refreshing PBR) will be in abundance.
Get your game on
So maybe your friends aren't sold on the multi-bracket croquet tournament you planned for this weekend. No problem. There are still plenty of ways to exercise your competitive spirit. We'll even ignore the fact that your unhealthy obsession with winning is rooted in some serious daddy issues.
Clear your schedule and make sure you have time to check out the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. The tournament runs Friday through Sunday. The average daily ticket starts at $20, but the entire weekend is free if you're with the military.
Tired of playing spectator? Showcase your athletic prowess with a rousing game of bowling at AMF Peach Lanes, 1636 Bradley Park Drive. Extra points for choosing a ball that matches your outfit.
If that doesn't offer enough opportunities to call your boyfriend a sissy, visit Players, 1500 54th Street. The huge hot spot includes everything from pool tables to scaled-down bowling lanes. Just make sure to have "We Are the Champions" ready for your ride home.