Whip It, Derby Style

When you see the roster for the Broward-based Gold Coast Derby Grrls, know that Zombitch, Shreddie Mercury, Sookie Skankhouse, and Freak-a-Rella shed plenty of blood and tears for their kick-ass names. They risked dislocated jaws, shattered clavicles, and torn ACLs — all common injuries in this riot-grrl sport of fast skating and body blocking. For those who like to watch fierce women elbow one another, the GCDG have a match at War Memorial on Saturday against Dub City. For those who like to do the elbowing themselves, there’s a special section in the audience called “suicide seating” (tickets are available only at the box office for this spot). Besides the match, there will be a minibout: Pirates will battle Ninjas. Attendees are welcome to dress the part and enter the costume contest. Bout starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $5 to $35, depending upon age and section, at the War Memorial (800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale). Visit ticketmaster.com.
Sat., June 25, 8 p.m., 2011
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Amanda McCorquodale