Too much to do this weekend, not enough time to do it. No problem. Don’t get hot and flustered. Just use this missive as a guide through the next 48 hours.
First of all, pick one of the days this weekend to see “The Rocky Horror Show” performed, for some reason, by the Chattahoochee Shakespeare Co. It’s 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the International Marketplace, 318 10th St. Bring $15-18 to come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab.
Are you allowed to throw bread at the actors? Why don’t you bring a few loaves and find out?
Need more beefcake? I'd recommend the Columbus Wood Bats game, but it's canceled. So I'll go with what Sonya would suggest: Rent "True Blood: The Complete First Season" and be glad you're not mingling with all those "Twilight" fans at Comic Con.
It’s been a while since I’ve graced The Vault for its dueling pianos shtick. Since messing with the back row can really take a toll, I plan on sipping cheap American beer Saturday night at this Broadway nightspot. Bring $5 for cover. The beer is extra.
Game of love
You haven't really bonded with your significant other until you've played a game of Monopoly together.
Board games -- even surprisingly tame ones -- can unleash competitive alter egos in the most unlikely players. One minute she's whispering sweet nothings in your ear, the next minute she's saying you roll dice like a baby. Scary? You bet.
Which is why you should check out Play Date Columbus, an event that lets adults play old-school board games and socialize. Yes, there are cocktails available. It's 8 p.m. until midnight Friday at Doubletree Hotel, 5351 Sidney Simons Blvd. Tickets are $10. Call 706-464-7310.
To calm -- or ignite -- your competitive spirit, I recommend grabbing a cocktail before the event. Visit La Margarita, 5300 Sidney Simons Blvd., where you can allegedly score the best margarita in the nation. Friday is National Tequila Day, after all.
After Friday's board game marathon, you and your friends will inevitably have some unresolved issues. Avoid apologies by spending Saturday night at The Loft, 1032 Broadway. Two great rock acts -- stephaniesid and Ophir Drive -- entertain. Cover is $5 and music starts at 9 p.m.
Sit close enough to the stage and nobody will hear you whisper "wussy" under your breath.