Your Guide: Pub crawl, Race for the Arts and more

Published: Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 5TICKET

Not that you ever really need an excuse for a pub crawl, but we have a good one anyway on Saturday, when a combo crawl/miniature golf tournament will roam through midtown. It's the Albie Puttin' Pub Crawl, a nine-pub, nine-hole tourney to benefit Albie Aware, a nonprofit that raises money to help area victims of breast cancer and to get people to think about cancer prevention, detection and treatment. De Vere's Irish Pub is where people can register and pick up packets, but this is a shotgun start. If you're a pubgoer but not a golfer, that means you can tee off at any of the nine sites (insert your personal definition of "teeing off" on a pub crawl here). Each participating pub and bar will have a mini-golf hole set up. Besides de Vere's on L Street, the course includes Capitol Garage, Badlands, Mulvaney's, the Torch Club, Streets of London, Bistro 33, L Wine Lounge and Zócalo. Golfers, to use the term loosely, who finish the course are eligible for a range of prizes, from the jackpot two-night stay in Las Vegas to awards for best and worst golf outfits, which will explain at least some of the clothes you might see in midtown Saturday. The event runs noon-5 p.m. Preregistration is $20, walk-ins cost $25, and more info is available at de Vere's, at or (916) 927-1592.

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