Dcon is on!
That’s right – your favorite geekfest, DragonCon, is next weekend and you need to spend some serious time right now getting ready.
That’s not to say you can’t eke some small enjoyment out of this Saturday and Sunday, but bidness is bidness. Start off either Friday night or during the day Saturday by hitting Party City, 5555 Whittlesey Blvd. No. 2400. A few items you’ll need – fake mustaches, hair color in a spray can and vampire fangs. This way, you can get all sparkly at the convention and get beaten up by those who hate “Twilight,” which is everyone.
The fun just won’t stop! But certain stores’ bidness hours will, so head over to the Columbus Beverage Superstore, 2980 N. Lake Parkway, on Saturday for some liquid refreshment. You don’t want to be paying Atlanta prices for the same stuff you can get here. I suggest a handle of Sapphire, a bit of Bacardi and a handy flask you can put it all in.
Am I condoning the consumption of alcohol in a public place such as Dcon? Not at all. You’re buying all that stuff for me. Thanks.
Slow down a little bit Saturday night by hitting the annual Country’s Midnight Run at the restaurant of the same name on Mercury Drive, just off Macon Road. I’m not saying you should run it. I’m just saying you should pretend you’re in high school again, hang out with your friends by the Coke machine and pretend to smoke cigarettes. The ladies love that kind of stuff.
If Hilary and Haylie Duff's take on "Our Lips Are Sealed" made you swear off all cover songs, it's time for some attitude adjustment. Restore your faith in the power of remakes by catching Friday's Framing Hanley concert at H2O, 6499 Veterans Parkway.
The Tennessee act made waves with a catchy cover of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Tickets are $15 and music starts at 10:30 p.m.
Hey, it beats listening to Kelly Osbourne do "Papa Don't Preach," right?
Saturday, look for those elusive 15 minutes of fame at the local "Amazing Race" casting call. It's 4-6 p.m. on the 1100 block of Broadway in downtown Columbus. Participants must be 21. Bring a photo ID and two copies of your completed application.
Desperate for a reality TV-inspired relationship fight? Don't wait for the cameras...just discuss marriage. Hit the Ultimate Bridal Expo Sunday at RiverMill Event Center, 3715 First Ave. It's 1-5 p.m. and admission is $3-$5.
Ask one of the qualified experts about flower girl getups for dogs. Inquiring minds want to know.