What's going on this weekend?

Shoes, booze and airplanes amuse

This is it, reprobates. You’ve got one week left to prepare for the inaugural “Hashtravaganza,” The Chattahoochee Valley’s only Hash House Harriers’ sponsored run-drink-runfest.

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In the meantime, keep wearing in those new running shoes you bought by hitting Thunder in the Valley. It’s 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the airport on, predictably, Airport Thruway. Bring about $10 to get in and more cash for cool souvenirs.

Before scampering off to enjoy the big planes in the sky, you might want to do a little homework since April 15 is fast approaching. That’s why the Columbus IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday to provide a little sunshine in these dark times. Get free tax help at 3604 Macon Road, and for God’s sake, don’t wait until the last minute to do your taxes.

-Alan Riquelmy

Girls gone mild

Spring has officially sprung, and you're longing for the days when spring break meant abandoned inhibitions in Panama City, not a revised office dress code about spaghetti straps.

I feel your pain. But recreating the excitement of spring break is easy, especially if you rely on Columbus nightlife. Start at Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway, where you can pretend old age hasn't hampered your tolerance for those sugary frozen beverages. Grab a daiquiri, dance on the bar and be glad Joe Francis isn't in town.

That's not extreme enough for you? Head to The Oasis, 1107 Broadway, and shell out $20 for the bar's signature gallon fishbowl filled with liquor. Arrive early so you can order cheese sticks to satiate any cravings that may surface halfway through your drink.

Finally, wrap up the weekend by getting a tattoo at Superior Skin Art, 3411 Victory Drive. Now that you've escaped those impulsive college friends, you'll have the age-acquired wisdom to request a design other than a cryptic Chinese symbol.

-Sonya Sorich

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