Everybody has hard choices to make about how they’re going to spend their weekend. Some choices are harder than others. This week’s showdown: Croony, piano-wielding balladeer Bruno Mars vs. a snow-themed edition of First Friday that also features a local music showcase for Life is Beautiful. FIGHT!
| ||Bruno Mars||First Friday|
|What:||Pompadoured, sensitive singer/songwriter who also is unreasonably excited about laziness.||Full-on First Friday snow-themed explosion AntARTica, that also has us unreasonably excited about (styrofoam) penguins. Still! Penguins! .||Advantage: Friday.|
|When/where:||MGM Grand Garden Arena, followed by a club appearance at Tao Saturday night.||All over Downtown, tonight.||Advantage: Friday.|
|Champion of:||Self-destructive love affairs.||Street drinking in the vicinity of art.||Advantage: Friday.|
|Run in with the law:||Doing blow in a Hard Rock bathroom.||A spate of open-container tickets.||Advantage: Mars.|
|Oh come on:||“I’d catch a grenade for you/Throw my hand on a blade for you/I’d jump in front of a train for you.”||The styrofoam-carving workshop needs two parts.||Advantage: Friday.|
|Can’t wait for:||The flood of love-struck girls pouring out of the arena and prowling Tao for a second-best option.||Glaciers! Even fake ones–we’ll take it at this point.||Advantage: Push.|