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Put down that token from H2O and listen - this is not the time to be wallowing in the gutter that is Columbus nightlife. This is the weekend to get your home furnishing shopping out of the way. Sure, you could drive up to Atlanta and hit Ikea, but the real deals are right here.

Start out at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Alumni Art Auction, where various objects d’arte – including objects d’arte de crap – will be auctioned off. Preview with wine and cheese is 7-8 p.m. at the Cunningham Center at CSU. The auction starts at 8 p.m.

Wake up early Saturday to hit the drug auction in the parking garage of the Columbus Public Safety Center, 510 10th St. It officially starts at 9 a.m., but you’ll want to be there earlier to see the goods. Cars are the big ticket items, but you’ll no doubt find some tacky wall sconce that will just be dazzling in your boudoir.

Try to cool down Sunday by taking an inventory of all your keen new stuff. You also might want to clean the dust off your new velvet Elvis while hunting for leftover pot stuck behind the canvas. Hit Michael’s at 1591 Bradley Park Drive for your art needs and Target, which is just next door, for cleaning supplies and a Slushie. Hey, you deserve it.

-Alan Riquelmy

Top heavy

Wall hangings won't be the only art on display Friday night. Head to H2O, 6499 Veterans Parkway, and you can marvel at the masterpiece of human expression. Yes, I'm talking about pole dancing.

Friday kicks off the "Boobs for Babes" competition at H2O. Three women will win money for breast augmentations by collecting tokens. The first 103 ladies in the club Friday will get a gift bag from Exotic Pleasures and Pleasure World.

Saturday, cure your "American Idol" withdrawal symptoms by checking out the preliminary rounds of a talent contest to find opening acts for Gary Allan's Columbus concert. Men, women and youth compete 5-8 p.m. in CSU's Woodruff Gym. Stay long enough and you might find the next Sanjaya.

After that, head to The Loft, 1032 Broadway, for a concert by Classic Addict. Yep, these are the same guys you once saw at all-ages venue The Core. Only now, they've added some Journey to their repertoire. Just be careful when trying to buy them a beer -- two of the band members aren't 21 yet. Cover is $5 and music starts at 9 p.m.

-Sonya Sorich

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