We thought we'd seen it all when the Power & Light District put on service-industry K-Y wrestling earlier this summer. Bartenders, shot girls and door guys from the block stripped down to their sports bras and compression shorts and slicked up in front of Tengo Sed Cantina, on a Sunday night, in a kids' bounce house. But that was clearly just a prelude to the real gorilla-juicehead action. See another battle at Bartenders Brawl 2012
, a kickboxing and MMA event in which people from Whiskey Tango, Gusto Lounge, and McCormick and Schmick's (among others) meet in 18 bruising matches. "All fighters train for six to eight weeks at local gyms prior to the event, then are matched by weight and skill and must make a weigh-in the day before they fight," says organizer Chris Davies. The squared circle is located in the middle of 31st Street, in the heart of Martini Corner. Tickets start at $25, and VIP packages are available. See martinicorner.com
for more details.