So what's there to do downtown Friday night after the Uptown Concert Series is over? Well, that show will break down sometime between 10 and 11 p.m., and that's right about when the downtown clubs are putting their bands (and DJs) on the stage.
Personally, I'll be heading to The Loft, where Atlanta's Y-O-U and Athens, Ga.'s, the Empties will play. Both are modern alternative pop acts with a bit of a nod to the psychedelic ’60s. Cover is $5.
Hopefully it won't be too late of a night, though, because Saturday morning is the kickoff to Uptown Columbus' Market Days — where growers of fresh produce and flowers, and bread bakers, will sell their goods. There will be a live cooking demonstration. It runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., but if history holds true, the fresh produce goes quickly. So head their early, no matter how late you stay up Friday.
Sunday, I'll venture to the Peachtree 8, where Carmike and the Film Society of the Columbus Museum are bringing in the Japanese horror film "The Host" — acclaimed by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker, and called "a cross between ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Jaws,’ ” by the Christian Science Monitor.