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Welcome once again to the pure, unadulterated joy that is “Weekend Picks” – the only place where you can get high without needing drugs.

Join me, if you will, for our first stop on this madcap weekend at the Professional Bull Riders Tour. It’s 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Columbus Civic Center. The cost is $15-$40, but that’s still less than a lid of some primo maui wowie.

Ready for the good stuff? Groovy. Then take your pick of days and times to see “Reefer Madness: The Musical.” It’s no doubt a non-stop, action-packed extravaganza whirlwind adventure at the Liberty Theater, 821 Eighth Ave. Bring $18 at 7:30 p.m. Friday or Saturday.

With so much excitement packed into two days, you’ll likely have to chill with some laid-back tunes on Sunday. Just keep away from the devil’s weed! Instead, you can follow the advice of some know-nothing hack who recommends the Modern Skirts’ CD “All of Us in Our Night.” Maybe you like listening to songs that sound all the same, but me, I relax by drinking heavily.

-Alan Riquelmy

Baby, it's cold outside

Your goal this weekend isn't just to escape conversations that begin with someone awkwardly asking if it's cold enough out there for you.

That line is just plain annoying.

Don't dismiss the chilly temperatures entirely, though. Opt for some body heat Friday or Saturday night by partying at the jam-packed Big City Club, 1113 Broadway. Nothing warms the heart better than feeling some creepy guy's warm breath follow you across the dance floor.

Another essential element to handling the cold? Insulation. So pack on some extra pounds Sunday morning by enjoying brunch at Ariccia, 241 South College Street in Auburn. The classy restaurant has a stellar spread and serves Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CST. 334-844-5140.

When all else fails, brave the cold by sitting on the couch and watching mindless TV. Sunday, "Desperate Housewives" celebrates its 100th episode at 9 p.m. on ABC. Haven't kept up with the show? All that you need to know that it has fast-forwarded five years. The drama remains intact.

-Sonya Sorich

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