Thursday, January 6, 2011

What's going on this weekend?

Bounce between downtown Columbus hot spots during a First Friday Block Party. One $10 cover gets you into the majority of Broadway bars on Friday night.

Feeling ambitious this weekend? Try running the Red Nose Half Marathon on Saturday morning in downtown Columbus. It's free and action starts at 8 a.m. Learn more here.

Also, there's a cool band playing Saturday at The Loft. The Ragbirds hail from Michigan and describe their sound as "a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow." Show starts at 9 p.m., cover is $5. Learn more here.

Here are some other options:


VFW Post 5228: DJ music, 9 p.m. free. 334-297-6493.

Elks Lodge 111: The Wayne Petty Band, 8 p.m. free. 706-569-6720.

Spicoli’s: Haywire, $5 cover starts at 9 p.m. 706-221-5252.

Belloo’s: Big Woody & the Splinters, 9 p.m. $5. 706-494-1584. (also on Saturday)

Players: Karaoke by BudAbby’s, 9 p.m. free. 706-653-0106. (18 and older)

SoHo Bar & Grill: Pistoltown, 10 p.m. $5. 706-568-3316.

The Loft: Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness, 9 p.m. block party cover. 706-596-8141.

The Uptown Vault: DJ Kamakazi, music videos and bar games, 8 p.m. block party cover. 706-442-8370.

Shanty Shack: David McBride and Razin’ Kane, 7 p.m. free. 706-507-3418.

VFW Post 665: The Last Rodeo Band, 9 p.m. $5. 706-687-6656. (also on Saturday)

Del Ranch: Strokin’ Dixie, 9:30 p.m. $5. 334-297-9177.


VFW Post 5228: Donnie Thomas and band, 9 p.m. $5. 334-297-6493.

Elks Lodge 111: Karaoke, 8 p.m. free. 706-569-6720.

The Uptown Vault: Organx SamRoc & GRD, 8 p.m. 706-442-8370.

Spicoli’s: Whisky Bent, $5 cover starts at 9 p.m. 706-221-5252.

Del Ranch: Strokin’ Dixie, 9:30 p.m. $5 334-297-9177.

SoHo Bar & Grill: Long Hot Summer, 10 p.m. $5. 706-568-3316.

Players: Players Club Bowling, 9 p.m.-midnight. $3 per game, no cover. 706-653-0106. (18 and older)