Argyle Olympics

The Scots brought us golf, curling, the Bay City Rollers, and the man-skirt, which is an impressive enough list to forgive those argyle-clad highlanders for the bagpipe. Today at Fort Lauderdale Stadium (1301 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale) you can relish all things Scottish at the 23rd Annual Southeast Florida Highland Games. The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. and includes highland dancing, traditional music, sheepdog herding demonstrations, and Scottish food and beer. But the real attraction is the athletic competitions, which include traditional Scottish sports like stone-throwing, weight tossing, hammer-throwing, caber turning (which is basically throwing a telephone pole), and sheaf tossing (or chucking a bag of hay with a pitch fork). It’s the perfect opportunity to rock your girlfriend’s cute Tartan skirt without being ridiculed. Adult tickets cost $15; admission is $5 for children. Call 954-577-9010, or visit
Sat., April 22
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Paul A. Leone