Weekend picks include Columbus version of Comic-Con 2010

Pain and gain

What? It’s the weekend already? That’s right, reprobates, it’s time yet again for 48 hours of nonstop gardening, weeding, lawn watering and litter-box cleaning. If you get a chance after doing all that, you should check out the following:

At the Mix: Do I suggest people go to DJ Roonie G’s Ultra Mix Lounge far too often? Yes, mom, I know I do. But this is Roonie Tunes’ birthday weekend, and you've got to buy the guy a drink. Or yourself a drink, at his bar. The cover is $5 and doors open at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pain at the museum: That’s right, I’ve converted to Sonya’s half-marathon training religion. Our mantra is: Inner peace through physical pain. Or, more specifically, be at the Infantry Museum at 6 a.m. Saturday for the latest installment of the training session. A local group of runners will gather for the weekly event. Free water will be provided to the needy.

Columbus comic con: It’s Columbus’ very own Comic Book Show. Check it out from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center on Sunday. It’s $4 to get in, a lifetime of shame to be seen there.

Alan Riquelmy

I like your kalimba

Put on your dancing shoes: It's time for another weekend of fun in Columbus. Worried about succumbing to another extended nap? Try these suggestions:

New sounds at Eighty-Five: The nightclub on Friday hosts performances by Kevin Spears and The Richard Smith Band. Spears is known for his skills on the kalimba, an instrument with African origins. Richard Alan Smith is a guitarist who appeared in "Ray" and also aided in the film's music. Show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $8. Eighty-Five is at 900 Front Ave., below Belloo's. 706-324-1500.

Cool stuff at The Loft: The hot spot hosts lots of shows this weekend. First up, Friday: Comedian Tim Wilson performs at 7 p.m., Allgood performs at 9 p.m. and Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness perform at 11 p.m. Cover is $5 for Peggy Jenkins, $10 for the other shows. On Saturday, Wilson has a comedy show at 7 p.m. and T3IO performs at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $10 for comedy show, $5 for T3IO. 706-596-8141.

Mindblender at Shanty Shack: The local party band performs 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cover is $5 and the Shanty Shack is at 4475 Warm Springs Road. 706-507-3418.

Sonya Sorich

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