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Gigantic Jenga Tournament

When: Tue., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. 2014

We’re convinced that the organizational gift of successfully stacking rectangular objects skipped over us. We can never get our Tupperware neatly put away. Stacking shoe boxes in our closets also leads to avalanches. And any game of Jenga is short and not so sweet. However, if you’ve been blessed with impressive stacking skills, then Local 616’s Gigantic Jenga Tournament should be your new Tuesday night plan. The event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to watch free of charge. Competitors must pay a $10 registration fee — either online before the event or in cash at 7 p.m. day of — for a chance to stack their way to win $100, trophies, and other prizes. All serious sporting events need a referee, and Mary Kay Has a Posse’s Camille Lowman agreed to take on the job. Comedian Jason Groce will provide a brick-by-brick commentary, while local artist and musician Kevin Hanley performs. Hanley shared some insight on the origin of his idea: “I built the giant Jenga thing at Local 616 as a gift … after watching people play, it just occurred to me that it’d be funny to take it to the next level with live commentary, referees, and possibly helmets.” Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, preferably boxing or medieval related, and will be rewarded for doing so.

Mia Mendez

Price: $10, free/spectators

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