Avoid The Oib

Bleeding Kansas Dodgeball League isn’t for everyone. For the softer set, the league’s propensity for trash talk, cracking jokes and getting brutal likely will be more fun to watch than engage in personally. Fortunately, the league loves a captive audience. Cheer on the mutually inclusive throwers and dodgers of balls at the East Lawrence Recreation Center (1245 East 15th Street). Taking the court will be 12 of the league’s teams, paired off for skirmishes lasting about an hour apiece. Teams are culled from around Lawrence. Some are rooted in local businesses, such as the comic shop-based Astrokitty, while others are made up of friends, such as the self-proclaimed Hot Chicks With Douchebags. The matchups begin at 6 p.m. and last until 9. All games are free and open to all ages. For more information, see artstew.org/bkdl or contact Mifune92@hotmail.com.