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Monday Funday

Posted by Abernathy Miller

The weekend is over, but the party doesn’t have to stop. Whether you were holed up (like me) this weekend and have a maddening case of cabin fever, or if you are a weekend warrior who refuses to surrender to Monday doldrums, here are some killer events to keep the party going.

Monday Mayhem Burlesque/Progressive Happy Hour at Bossy Grrl’s Pin Up Joint. 2598 N. High St. 10 p.m. Free.  Shake off the Monday sludge with select  50 cent beers from 4-8p.m., and then enjoy some gorgeous ladies shaking tassles your way from 9 p.m. on. Beer and breasts can turn your frown upside down!

Punk Rock Karaoke at Circus. 1227 N. High St. 10 p.m.  $2 cover, refundable on any drink.
Enjoy $4 beer pitchers of Bud Light and Yeungling before 11 p.m. and watch some die-hard karaoke junkies belt out their favorite punk tunes. Remember, bonus points for showmanship

Astronomy on Tap at Brother’s Drake. 26 E. Fifth Ave. 7 p.m. Free.
Games, prizes and three talks about astronomy with Ohio State University astronomers… not to mention all the killer mead you can drink. You can booze like a smarty pants!

It's time to stop hibernating, Columbus. I know the "arctic vortex" sucks, and January is the lamest month ever, but it's time to shake off the cobwebs and start socializing without a keyboard again. Luckily, this weekend is chalk full of fun happenings around the city no matter which crew you're hanging with. This should make the decision to put on pants a little easier. Friday: • The Film Fanatic: Pier Paolo Pasolini retrospective screening of "Salo or 120 Days of Sodom" at The Wexner Center for the Arts. 1871 N. High St. $6 members, students and seniors. $8 general admission. 9:15 p.m. Originally banned for extreme obscenity and violence, Pasolini's disturbing classic will be shown on the silver screen. FYI: This is an 18 event only, so don't bring your little cousins. Trust me, you'll never hear the end of it. Website: wexarts.org • The Jazz aficionado: A Concert to End Homelessness at The Capitol Theatre. 77 S. High St. $25- $35. 8 p.m. The Jazz Arts Group will be partnering with the Community Shelter Board to raise awareness and donations to help the homeless secure housing. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra will cover pop, jazz, gospel and soul favorites, and feature vocal stylings of Jonathan Elliot of The Floorwalkers and Talisha Holmes of the Liquid Crystal Project and Talisha Holmes Ensemble. Saturday: • The Rock N' Roll Machine: Betty Machete and The Angry Cougars Record Release show at Ace of Cups. 2619 N. High St. $5. 9 p.m. If you and your friends just have to thrash, head to Ace of Cups for Betty Machete and The Angry Cougar's record release party. Bridesmaid and Night Family will also be playing… Do the words: "Clintonville rat epidemic" mean anything to you? Website: aceofcupsbar.com • The Party Animal: LeBoom 3 year Anniversary Party with Clockwork, RoeVy, Network EDM and Attak&Carma at Skully's Music Diner. 1151 N. High St. $16. 9 p.m. Celebrate three years of everybody's favorite Saturday night EDM dance night with RoeVy, Clockwork, and the guys of My Best Friend's Party at Skully's Music Diner. Between the body sweat and the dirty bass, you're going to need a shower afterwards. PS: If you guys are going to this come up and say hi! I'll be dancing like an idiot to RoeVy. Website: flavorus.com Sunday: • The 80s Pop Culture fiend: Back To The Future Beer Tasting at Gateway Film Center.1550 N. High St. $15. Starts at 4:30 p.m., movie begins at 6 p.m. Try a few beers and then settle in with your favorite to watch the 1985 Michael J. Fox Classic. Website: gatewayfilmcenter.com • The Philanthropic Fashionista: Party for Prom at The Bluestone. 583 E. Broad St. $40 general admission, $50 V.I.P. 5 p.m. Enjoy tasting tables from Columbus' best restaurants, expertly poured cocktails and a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Cinderella's Closet Boutique, a pop-up prom shop for less fortunate high school students. Drinking and doing good go hand-in-hand! Website: fairygoodmothers.org Friday AND Saturday • The Brewski broski: Columbus Winter Beerfest 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. 400 N. High St. $40-$60. 7 p.m. Take your pick of more than 300 beers from around the world. Yay beer! Website: columbusbeerfest.com • The Blue Collar Prophet: OGP Presents Bootstraps by Ben Clawson at Madlab. 227 N. 3rd St. 8 p.m. $12. Check out the Ohio premiere of Ben Clawson's dark comedy about the blue collar struggle and a night in the lives of four Branchill Industry supply company employees. Website: madlab.net If you guys hit the town this weekend, make sure to tweet your pictures/posts/proof of your shenanigans to @ColumbusAlive for a chance to be featured on our Instagram, twitter or in next week's edition! Use the hashtag #ColumbusAllDay to be considered!

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