You thought unseasonably low temperatures were gone earlier this week, didn’t you? The rain skipped off for a few days, and the 90s hit Columbus like a hammer.
Well, the rain’s back, but you don’t have to cry about it while watching “Under the Tuscan Sun” as you cradle your cat. Instead, obey these three simple commands:
No. 1: Actually, on Friday you should hide indoors. It’s scheduled to be nasty most of the day. That means on Saturday you should check out one of several indoor poker games in town. Both Shanty Shack (706-507-3418) and Soho (706-568-3316) have Saturday games. Call ahead, though, or you may find yourself waiting an hour to play.
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No. 2: Belloo’s, 900 Front Ave., has little black dress night on Saturdays. Women get in for free, provided they look like they just stepped out of Kelly Cutrone’s office. Seriously, if they see any other hue than black then you will pay a cover and not get a subsidized drink.
No. 3: Arts in the Park, postponed from a couple of weeks ago is back at Lakebottom Park. Check it out from noon until 7 p.m. Be sure to wander the vendors for a good 20 minutes, find two out of 30 that you’re vaguely amused by and then run for cover when it starts raining again.
Ah, the magic of eyeliner. Few cosmetic accessories have as much potential to intrigue your acquaintances. Just ask Adam Lambert.
That's why I'm challenging you to make this blend of black magic the center of your universe.
Something tells me the eyeliner from your high school goth phase is getting a little crusty, so pick up a new tube ASAP at beauty superstore Ulta in Columbus Park Crossing. At the store, stick to your mission. The course of the entire weekend could change if you catch one too many whiffs of a Paris Hilton perfume.
Once you've applied the eyeliner and blinded yourself in the process, head to the First Friday Block Party downtown. One $10 cover gets you into the majority of Broadway bars. Bystanders will be amazed by your stunning optical beauty.
If you're a girl, guys will interpret your eyeliner as a vehicle for seduction. And if you're a guy in eyeliner, girls will value you as sensitive and in touch with your feelings. Everybody wins.
Don't stay out too late, because you'll want to showcase your eyeliner at Saturday's Summer Side Show at Gallery 13, 1540 Veterans Parkway. Tickets are $25. This all-ages music festival, held noon until 10 p.m., is the mecca of all things emo. You better rise to the occasion, even if that means taking shady measures to obtain a Ramones T-shirt.