Including: helping out Jackie O's, The Mess Around with Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites, and more


As you've probably heard by now, Jackie O's (among other Athens businesses) was hit hard by a fire earlier this week. Do your part to help out this weekend by drinking as much Jackie O's as you can. That's not too hard, right? Crave file photo.

Drink beer, eat hot dogs, dance it off, go to a concert, watch a movie (or some hockey). Enjoy yourself this weekend. You deserve it.

Friday

Drink some Jackie O's at St. James Tavern

It's no secret Jackie O's is my favorite brewery of ever. Gotta represent my Appalachian heritage. But also, you know, it's just good beer. As I'm sure you've heard, a widespread fire waylaid several Athens businesses Sunday, Jackie O's included. Thankfully, the brewery was untouched, as it's several blocks away. But the brewpub was damaged, and will be out of commission for some time. Do your part and drink a bunch of Jackie O's beer this weekend. St. James Tavern hosted a tap takeover Thursday, and the Italian Village bar will have seven Jackie O's beers on tap, including two brew pub exclusives, the CSAison & Racoon Dubbel, for a bit at least.

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band at Wexner Center for the Arts

Chris Forsyth's put out some of my favorite instrumental guitar music as a solo artist, and now he's here with a full band, blending his tendencies toward avant-psychedelic/meandering folk into an immense outing full of guitar burners ala Television.

Nosh on some gourmet hotdogs at DareDevil Hot Dogs

"The Way He Looks" at Gateway Film Center

HARD/SOFT opening reception at MINT

CBJ vs. Boston Bruins at Nationwide Arena

Mike Epps at Palace Theatre

Jimi Hendrix Tribute at Rumba Cafe

Saturday

The Mess Around featuring Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites at Ace of Cups

The latest new dance party in Columbus launches Saturday at Ace of Cups. Put on by Revelator and (2014 People to Watch honoree) Bobby Miller, The Mess Around is a retro-soul dance party, only with live touring bands providing the dance music.

Jessica Lea Mayfield at Rumba Cafe

400 Farmers Market at 400 West Rich

Knock Five Hip-Hop Music & Art Event No. 10 at Cafe Bourbon St.

Johnny Marr at Newport Music Hall

Sunday

Get healthy, organic food to-go at Acre Farm-to-Table in Old North

Dudes, drive-thru fast-food that's not gonna lead to a gutbomb! It's here at last. After a soft opening last weekend, Acre opened to the general public Friday.

Bourbon Barrel Apple Pie mead release at Brothers Drake