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Forsooth! Is this a weekend which I see before me?

I'm not going to lie to you. I'll tell you what I'm doing this weekend, even though there's, like, no chance anyone else will plot a similar course.

My wife and I are seeing some serious Shakespeare. Three plays in three days, to be exact. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is offering back-to-back performances of "Henry V (Part A)," "Henry V (Part B)," and "Richard III" this Friday-Sunday. I've picked up the CliffsNotes for a refresher (OK, OK, not a refresher. An introduction). If you are interested, check out www.asf.net.

But if you're the guy who never made it farther than "Romeo and Juliet," maybe you're more interested in what to do around Columbus this weekend. If I was in town, I'd have gotten tickets to see "A Prairie Home Companion" at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at RiverCenter. There may be one or two seats left, but for the rest of you, you'll have to listen in on the live radio broadcast, on 88.1. Details: 706-256-3612.

And Sunday, I'd probably revisit my college days by crashing Columbus State's RiverPark Campus Summer Block Party on Broadway. Despite its name, the event comes curiously three weeks before Uptown Columbus' Spring Concert Series. It's 3-10 p.m. on the 900 block of Broad, with an eclectic selection of music that includes jazz and vocal performance. It's free. Details: 706-569-2592.

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