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Mmmmmm, sacrilicious

"Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals," says Homer. "Except the weasels." But don't worry, even though I'm out of town this weekend, I won't be weaseling out of my weekend picks. Instead I'll give you three great things that I'll be missing this weekend.

Starting with the long-awaited movie version of "The Simpsons," nearly 20 years (and 400 episodes) after its television debut. The real question: Is even the wide-screen wide enough to contain all of Krusty the Clown's feet in one camera shot? Let's find out.

Summer nights might make you wish for a cool change. Luckily, the Little River Band will perform 8 p.m. tonight at the Phenix City Amphitheater, where all concert-goers can stare at the full moon — make that the three-quarter moon — like a lover. Sure, they're a little soft for my taste, but I caught them at a music fest a few years back and they put on a good show. It's $20 (free for ages 12 and under). Details: 334-291-4719.

Saturday, The Loft is hosting a tribute show for Mac McCormick, the guitar-making extraordinaire who called Columbus home for the past two decades. His instrument-shaping prowess was known throughout the country, and the stories and songs to be shared by the folks who knew him. Yet the cover's only $5, with proceeds going to Mac's widow. It's at 8 p.m. Details: 706-596-8141.

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