From Our Editors
For six weeks, groups of 20- and 30-somethings meet to laugh, socialize, and share drinks with old and new friends. Oh, yeah—they also hurl heavy balls toward pins with hopes of winning the game, or something like that. Though Better Off Bowling Houston brings people together for regular bowling games, it doesn't make competition the star of the show. The co-ed league simply wants people to have fun, make new connections, and get out of their homes during winter months. Experts and complete newbies are both welcome, since teams—which can consist of up to 10 people—only count the scores of their top four bowlers. In fact, much of the event doesn't even take place in a bowling alley. After a couple of games, the festivities move to a predetermined bar where all the various teams mix and mingle.