For one weekend only, I wish Kim Zolciak from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” lived in our area.
That’s because Saturday’s party lineup includes two events guaranteed to satisfy the blonde reality TV star: one fulfills her passion for wigs, the other satisfies her desire to showcase certain upper assets.
Attend Gigs for Wigs at SoHo Bar & Grill, where you’ll flaunt your wig-clad alter ego and support a good cause.
Or, check out Crawfest in Auburn. You’ll join thousands of partiers while enjoying live music, food and — drumroll please — a bikini contest.
Torn? Don’t worry, it’s possible to attend both events. Here are the details.
Gigs for Wigs
Time to drag out that “dark seductress” wig you bought for Halloween.
Saturday, SoHo Bar & Grill hosts its first Gigs for Wigs party with entertainment by local party band Mindblender. Wear a wig and you won’t have to pay a cover charge.
Donate your wig at the end of the night and it will be cleaned and donated to local oncologists, who will share the wigs with patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Feeling adventurous? You can get your head shaved after donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Columbus resident Ash Reneau, who has been personally affected by cancer, organized the 21-and-older event.
She vowed it’s OK to donate a green mohawk or neon pink wig. “To each their own,” she said.
Crawfest in Auburn
You know it’s a good party when the cleanup process takes a week.
Welcome to Crawfest, an all-day Auburn event that celebrates its 22nd year on Saturday. It’s held at Touchdowns Pub ’n’ Eatery and usually attracts thousands of partiers.
“It’s just a big party,” said Larry Wilson, the bar’s owner.
This year’s musical lineup includes Big Earl, Confederate Railroad, Splendid Chaos and Fall Back. The event is open to all ages until 6 p.m., when it switches to 21 and older.
In addition to beer and crawfish, there’s a bikini contest with a $1,000 prize.
Even though the event resurrects all sorts of college party memories, Wilson maintains Auburn University students aren’t the only ones who attend.
“We get a lot of people from Fort Benning and the Columbus-Phenix City area,” Wilson said.
Sonya Sorich, reporter, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-571-8516.