Alexandra Sieh
Alexandra Sieh

The other night, while PBR pre-gaming at Red Rocks, my friend looked over and declared, "Aww man, I wanna play some clacky balls!"

To which I responded, "Oh sure. Clacky balls..."

We're both a bit eccentric, you see, so our gibberish usually means something. Sure enough, folks a bit away were tossing those balls attached to the strings at the bars. You know.

After an interwebs search, I have discovered the name is actually "ladder golf," or "flingy pongy," to the cool kids. I prefer the latter and hope it spreads like wildfire.

The beauty of games like Flingy Pongy, you see, is none of us know what the hell they're called, but we're addicted to playing. Like the bean-bag-toss game, which is actually "cornhole." I discovered that while playing the damn game, and someone said how much they like cornhole, to which I said, "What the heck is that?" Yikes.

Be smarter than me, and get ready for a day of lawn games and beer.

Folks at Asher Brewing (4699 Nautilus Ct. South #104) have set up Cornhole-a-Palooza this Sunday. If you head to their website, you can snag tickets that'll get you all-you-can-drink and entry into their tournament.

Prices go up, though, so get to it, and then head over at 2:30 p.m.

There's a whole different kind of competition Friday, over at Bohemian Biergarten (2017 13th St.) — the musical kind. Dueling Pianos musicians will face off at 8 p.m., battling it out to see who has the snazziest fingers in town. There's a $5 cover, and that'll get you into the Dueling Pianos Road Show's battle royale.

The culture continues, my friends, over on the 1300 block of Pearl Street. From Friday to Sunday, the folks with the Village Arts Coalition are hosting their International Festival, with live dance demonstrations.

You'll get a heaping dose of music and performance styles from all over the world, all the while within walking distance to other fine food and drink on the mall. Get all the info at villageartscoalition.org/internationalFest.html.

Now, all this good weather has surely left you all as thirsty as I am. And what better way to quench that than with a nice, light ale? Fate Brewing (1600 38th St.) brewers released their American Wheat Beer earlier this week, and it looks like a sexy choice for your weekend. They're boasting lemon and dill flavors, and a great patio to enjoy it on.

And OK, it's that time again. If you head to Old Chicago (1102 Pearl St.), you can get going on their latest mini tour: The Extra Innings Mini Tour. Seriously. Get going. Because this time, you'll snag yourself a super cool jersey if you get through their line-up.

You've got till July 13, and jerseys are limited. Enjoy, and don't forget their awesome appetizer happy hour to soak it up as you sip.

Follow Alex on Twitter: @ansieh.