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What happens when you mix a French Quarter pub crawl with a wild Spanish display of machismo? Add the Big Easy Rollergirls and you get New Orleans' Running of the Bulls. In sync with Pamplona's annual rites, runners dressed in all white with red neckerchiefs gather at The Three Legged Dog (400 Conti St.) for pre-run drinks. Horned, whiffle bat-wielding rollergirls will be released upon the crowd at 8 a.m. and will pummel errant runners all the way along the route to Ernst Cafe. The frenzy included more than 3,000 people last year, and 2010 festivities have expanded into a weekend of events. The celebration kicks off 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday night with "El Txupinazo," a pre-party at The Chicory (610 S. Peters St.) featuring tapas from local restaurants. Los Poboycitos, Javier Tobar and Dr. Gumbo's Spanish Soundsystem headline the Fiesta de Pantalones at 12 Bar (608 Fulton St.) starting at 8 p.m. Saturday night. Sunday brings an impromptu acting competition (12:30 p.m.) using scenes from Ernest Hemingway stories and there's a World Cup viewing party (1:30 p.m.), both at Ernst Cafe. Running with the bulls is free. Visit www.nolabulls.com for details and prices for other events. — Jennifer Kilbourne

July 9-11

The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans

7 a.m. Saturday

Three Legged Dog, 400 Conti St.; www.nolabulls.com

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