Uno de mayo
For those of you just joining us, spring is really here. That means somewhat comfortable days and some cool nights. Enjoy it while you can. I plan to, by filling this weekend with three outdoor activities.
One, check out the first Uptown Concert Series from 7-10 p.m. Friday on the 1100 block of Broadway. Big Woody and The Splinters will perform. The concerts are each Friday in May, even though I explicitly told the city of Columbus to space them throughout the warmer months by having a concert on the first Friday of the month.
Saturday, head over to Crawfest – the annual event in Auburn, Ala., at Touchdowns Pub ‘n’ Eatery, 675 Opelika Road. There’s beer, crawfish and a bikini contest with $1,000 as the prize. I’m an unofficial judge, so don’t get angry when you catch me staring at you. It's open to all ages until 6 p.m., then it's 21 and older. The cost is $20 at the door.
Sunday, there’s more outdoor madness at the Midtown Party on the Lawn. The free event is 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Wynnton Arts Academy, 2303 Wynnton Road. Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness will perform.
Down for the count
Pull a Kim Zolciak Saturday night and bust out your favorite wig for a fundraiser at SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road. The 21-and-older club hosts Gigs for Wigs to support cancer patients. Action begins at 8 p.m. and Mindblender entertains. Wear a wig and you won't have to pay the $5 cover.
Intimidated by the prevalence of neon green mullets? Spend Saturday night at Phenix City Amphitheater, 508 Dillingham Street. John Conlee performs. Gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, free for guests 12 and younger. Coolers are prohibited.
Wrap up the weekend by attending Sunday's WWE Raw World Tour. It's 5 p.m. at the Columbus Civic Center. Tickets are $17.50-$47.50. Call 706-653-4460.