Burnin' down the house
Despite a contrary title, I'm not actually advocating arson. Instead, it's an analogy for your desperate need to get out of the house this weekend, become a little more social and spend some cash in this tired economy. Let's go:
Mindblender at Spicoli's: Why choose this out-of-the-way bar instead of the downtown scene? Because I still have visions of a woman wearing black wings dancing at Spicoli's, 5762 Milgen Rd, No. 100. Angel won't you call me? And give me $5 to get in and see the band starting at 9 p.m.?
Chops Roadhouse: The Roadhouse, at the corner of 11th Street and Broadway in Columbus, has regenerated into its newest incarnation: Chops Roadhouse. Check out what will become your new fave bar on Friday or Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Check them out for their Wednesday poker games, too. Learn more here.
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Ice skating: You don't get to ice skate every day, so take advantage of the action from 2:3-30 and 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus Civic Center. Bring $10 and a pair of wings, you know, just in case.
Baby, I was born this way
So Lady Gaga's new single didn't meet your expectations. Big deal. Don't let a disco song ruin your weekend. Shed some private tears, then try these recommendations:
Brunch at Ariccia: This restaurant, located at 241 S. College St. in Auburn, is a perfect Sunday brunch destination. The Valentine's Day brunch is 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Auburn time) on Sunday. Cost is $19.95 per person. Call 334-844-5140 for reservations. Learn more here.
Grammys on CBS: The music awards show airs 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. I'll post live updates throughout the show. It'll be awesome. Enough said.