Sleep tight, ya morons!
Sad news all around on Thursday – the death of J.D. Salinger, who wrote what is my and probably several other thousand people’s favorite book: “The Catcher in the Rye.” This edition of Weekend Picks is dedicated to Holden, who was right. They are all phonies.
Start things off right on Friday, which is certainly supposed to be cloudy, and kick it around a little bit by heading down to Eighty-Five, 900 Front Ave. Buy a Coke and ask if they can stick a little rum in it or something.
Saturday, get some cash off of Ackley Kid by beating him at Canasta (I’m a Canasta fiend) and check out the Event to Remember at the RiverMill, 3715 First Ave. There’s sure to be some phonies in the place, but there’s also dancing, a casino and silent and live auctions. It’s $60 a person and you can buy tickets at the door. It’s a classy place, so wear a hat to cover up that weird patch of hair on your head. 706-402-0413.
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Sunday, put on some music you can jitterbug to and reread the best book of the 20th century. Close your eyes and try to picture the last time you saw Jane Gallagher. Does she still keep all her kings on the back row?
Something for everybody
Need a reason to appreciate Columbus? It's a place where zombies and country stars come to town on the same weekend.
Friday, country star Jamey Johnson performs at the Columbus Civic Center with opening act Josh Thompson and other special guests. Tickets are $22.50-$32.50 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
While concert goers are dancing to country music, zombie and Godzilla fans will be getting comfortable just a few miles away. Gallacon, a sci-fi/fantasy convention, comes to Gallery 13. The all-ages event runs nonstop 5 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Sunday. All-weekend access is $5. Gallery 13 is at 1540 Veterans Parkway.
Sunday, wrap up the weekend by watching the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at 8 p.m. on CBS. Beyonce has 10 nominations, Taylor Swift has eight. Find out who comes out on top by checking ledger-enquirer.com for live updates throughout the night.