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Old dog, new tricks

Someone said, "Hope I die before I get old." I can't remember who said it. But I'm old, and my brain is feeble. (My eyes can still see for miles and miles, though.)

So I'm planning a weekend catered to my advancing age, starting with a rock show at the friendly, all-ages club The Core. Doesn't sound like my scene, until you year the name of the band — Penny for the Old Guy. So I'm planning on going, even though it's at 7 p.m. (a.k.a. "bedtime"), just so's I can collect a bunch of coinage from the young punks, and maybe buy me a dollar Sunday at McDonald's on the way home. Arcadia and Ocean Is Theory also play. ($7. 706-565-7240.)

Old people love garage sales, so I'll check out the Columbus Business Improvement District's garage sale, which is 7 a.m.-1 p.m., held literally in the garage outside the RiverCenter, at 900 Broadway. I'll probably go at 6:15 a.m. to annoy the people setting up, like old people do. (Details: 706-322-9078.)

Then I'm off to get come culture, with the Screening Room film at Peachtree 8. It's a Japanese film called "Paprika," and it's animated. But my geezer sensibilities are bound to be offended by the R rating and MPAA flags for violent images and sex. I'm sure it'll leave me pining for "Lady & the Tramp" or "101 Dalmations." (“Paprika” shows through Thursday. 706-571-3456.)

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