Get your summer on
You got your spring cleaning done a few weeks ago, but you still have a few things that need done to make the hole you live in bearable. This is the weekend to do them.
First, however, you need a break from the heinous work week you just completed. Friday night, head down to Broadway for the latest installment of the May concerts. This week, welcome Classic Addict from 7 to 10 p.m.
Note to the city of Columbus – it would be wiser to spread the concerts out over five months, with a band playing the first Friday of each month. You’re welcome.
Saturday, fix up the basement you live in by hitting the Mayor’s Yard Sale along Broadway from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring money and a cart to haul all the stuff you’ll buy.
Sunday, head over to Lakebottom Park for the annual Arts in the Park. It starts at noon, features tons ‘o art and has food vendors as well.
Buy yourself that Cezanne you’ve been ogling for the past year, champ. You’ve earned it.
Name that tune
It's time to learn musical adventurism means more than just guyliner-clad "American Idol" finalists.
Use this weekend to expand your melodic horizons, beginning with Friday's "Nashville Portraits Party" at The Loft, 1032 Broadway. The event is presented by the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and features T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Hall and Toni Price. Cover is $15 and show starts at 9 p.m.
With some regional music knowledge under your belt, spend Saturday night at the Phenix City Amphitheater. R&B legend Clarence Carter performs beginning at 8 p.m. If you're unfamiliar with his lyrical repertoire, I'll leave you with one word: "Strokin.'" Tickets are $10.
Finally, end your weekend with a performance by the local rockers from Seven Zero Sixx at Daileys, 1039 Broadway. I can't promise life-changing innovative beats, but there's a chance you'll hear "You Oughta Know." Show starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $5.