No party left behind
Usually, there’s not much of a problem doing everything that needs to be done in a typical Columbus weekend. This weekend, however, is different. Mutated, aberrant, horrid, grotesque, Lovecraftian even in its monstrous slate of springtime events.
There are plenty of things to do this weekend; I present you three. Read these Saturday events and choose wisely.
Door No. 1: SpringFest. Behind this door you will find the second annual event on Broadway from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect a few performers, some arts and crafts vendors and, hopefully, Jell-O shots from the right entrepreneur.
Door No. 2: A citywide scavenger hunt. It starts at the City Market on Broadway at 4 p.m. Bring yourself and four friends, $50 for all of you and a large bag to put all the junk in that you find.
Door No. 3: The resurrection of the Saloon & Oyster Bar at 6005 Macon Road. Join the crowd and find out what the SOB has regenerated into. Luckily, you’ll still be able to get raw oysters and a pitcher of your favorite brew.
You're so fine
The sun has returned, and beneath the tube tops and bronzers, there's the sad realization you have to start shaving your legs again. Bond with Lady Schick and then celebrate with a nice dinner at Ben's Chophouse, 5300 Sidney Simons Blvd.
With luck, you'll find some dinnertime inspiration to resurrect your teenage angst just in time for Saturday's Rockfest at Gallery 13, 1540 Veterans Parkway. The all-ages show features 40 bands and 12 hours of music. Tickets are $15 and show starts at noon. Alcohol isn't allowed, but I'm guessing you'll get a chemical rush out of people-watching alone.
Not into heavy metal...or watching teenagers make out? Spend Saturday night at Mickey's Pub, as the hot spot celebrates its 32nd anniversary. It's a friendly neighborhood bar where you can fine-tune your karaoke skills. Action starts at 7 p.m. and there's no cover. Mickey's is at 4105 Buena Vista Road.