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Weekend picks include Chuck Negron, library book sale

Fun on a bun

Are you experiencing feelings of pain, anxiety and fear? Good! That means you’re still alive and desperately in need of something to do this weekend.

Belloo’s: Due to financial constraints, I’ve really had to limit my martini intake. However, that changes this Friday when I head down to Belloo’s, 900 Front Ave. It’s $5 to get inside, but I prefer sitting at one of the tables at the base of the stairs. If you’re nice, someone will bring alcoholic drinks to you.

City auction: You might not be in the need of a dump truck, but wouldn’t it be cool to see people bid on one in an auction? Then head down to Jackson Avenue at Victory Drive at 9 a.m. Saturday for the annual city auction, where you can bid on trucks, cars, electronics and furniture.

Book sale: Can’t afford to buy a car at the city’s auction? No problem. Check out the Muscogee County Friends of the Libraries’ Book Sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday or 2-4 p.m. Sunday. At no point should you purchase or read “American Psycho.” I know these things.

Alan Riquelmy

Fist pump! Or not

My biggest goal this weekend: resist the lure of a "Jersey Shore" marathon on MTV. The entertainment lineup should make that mission easy. Here are some highlights:

Hot dogs: The local Fraternal Order of Police hosts a hot dog cookout 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It's free for FOP members. Non-members pay $5. You can get chips, a drink and a foot-long hot dog. It's at 8827 Heiferhorn Way, off Whitesville Road.

Chuck Negron: The former member of rock act Three Dog Night comes to the Phenix City Amphitheater Saturday night. Gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. It's $10, free for guests 12 and younger. No coolers, but alcohol will be sold on site.

California Impressionism: Check out a new 58-piece art exhibit at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. It spotlights California Impressionism. It opens Sunday and runs through Oct. 17. Sunday's hours are 1-5 p.m. It's free.

Sonya Sorich

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