Weekender: July 31-Aug. 1

•Louisville Cornhole Cup

Saturday, July 31

Waterfront Park

www.cornholecup.com

$40-$60 per team; 10 a.m.

I’m new to Kentucky, and while I love it here, sometimes I miss my native Ohio, which is why I was totally stoked when I heard there was a cornhole tournament in River City. It seems the splendor of the world’s best drunken picnic activity has spread south. Don’t be deterred by the Saturday morning start time — the prizes are way better than I ever came across in bets made on backyard sidelines. First place walks away with $500 and a trophy, second gets $250, and third $100. In the recreational division, the top three teams receive gift cards. The event — a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House — is family friendly and has an area to entertain the kids while you’re busy owning the boards. But be warned, with past hearty turnouts, the organizers set a goal this year to sign up 250 teams for the double-elimination tournament — competition will be fierce. —Rosie Haney

•Taste of the Grapevine

Saturday, July 31

Seelbach Hilton Hotel

500 Fourth St.

www.acstaste.com

$50 (adv.), $75 (door); 7 p.m.

Without proper funding for scientific research, we’d likely still have polio and unpasteurized milk. Bottom line — we need researchers, and they need money to help them do what they do. To help fund the pursuit of cancer research, the American Cancer Society is hosting the Taste of the Grapevine Gala, offering an array of gourmet cuisine, imported and domestic wines, microbrews, as well as local restaurateurs and beverage specialists to answer questions. A silent auction and entertainment by Eight Inch Elvis will all add to a fun evening of food and drink. To date, the American Cancer Society has raised more than $3.4 billion, helped 11 million Americans with cancer and educated the public about this disease. Attendees must be at least 21, and the dress is cocktail attire. —Rosie Haney

•Louisville Gore Club

Sunday Aug. 1

Seidenfadens Café

1134 E Breckenridge St. • 582-9217

Free; 10 p.m.

If you’re like me — and of course you are, dear reader — then there are few things you love more than shitty sci-fi/horror films from the 1980s. Few things, that is, besides beer. Fortunately for schlock-o-philes like us, there’s the Louisville Gore Club, which gathers every Sunday night at Seidenfadens Café to watch movies like “Slumber Party Massacre,” “Chopping Mall” and (my favorite) “Phantasm” while drinking reasonably priced Falls City draft in a not-quite family friendly environment. This Sunday, check out “Galaxy of Terror” and “Forbidden World,” two cult classics by legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, who is appearing at this weekend’s Fright Night Film Fest (See pg. 35). —Jonathan Meador

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