Inherit the wine
Hello, my fellow neo maxi zoom dweebies. Out making the world a better place this weekend? No? Good. Then take a look at my suggestions for dropping out over the next two days.
Friday, pick up a few mini bottles of wine. This is in preparation for the classic courtroom drama “Inherit the Wind,” which is playing at the Springer. Check it out at 7:30 p.m. Friday or Saturday at the state’s official theater house at 103 10th St. Have $15 to $35 ready for admission, and don’t tell them you’re bringing your own booze.
Saturday, it’s off to the Columbus Civic Center for a Cottonmouths game. Tickets are $12-$25 for the 7:30 p.m. game. As always, wear some warm clothes. They keep it cold enough in there to freeze water.
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Make sure you’ve got some of those mini bottles left, because it’s slated to rain Sunday. Kick your feet up on the screened-in porch, enjoy the 62 degree high and enjoy a good book. I suggest “The Book of Eibon” or “Fried Green Tomatoes.” Either one.
Heal the world
While Alan embraces selfishness, you should take the high road and opt for a weekend of altruism. Or at least one night of it.
Watch Friday's "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief." The telethon airs at 8 p.m. on major networks like ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC, CNN, BET, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT. It features performances by Madonna, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and more. You'll be able to donate to Haiti earthquake relief efforts via phone, text message or online.
Saturday, visit SoHo Bar & Grill at 5751 Milgen Road for a performance by the Atlanta rockers from Holdcell. Added bonus: Vickie Carson, talent buyer for the bar, will also have a birthday party that night. Expect a free champagne toast and giveaways. Action starts at 10 p.m. and cover is $5.
Sunday, head to the Columbus Public Library (3000 Macon Road) for an appearance by author/journalist Gay Talese and Nan Talese, a publisher and editor with Knoff Doubleday. Action starts at 2:30 p.m. and admission is free.