For $5, today's side deal gets you a ticket to the Five Points third annual Festivus Bar Crawl, up to a $15 value.
The self-guided bar crawl lasts from 8-10 p.m., and registration includes a Festivus T-shirt, a tour card with bar information, and an official airing of grievances notepad to track the evenings successful brain cleansings. Grievances are read aloud by radio DJs for all to hear, and with a total of eight bars participating in this year's crawl there is no shortage of places to air them. Prior to the bar crawl there is also a free shop and stroll street fair from 5-8 p.m. with wine tastings, trunk shows, gift wrapping, art exhibits, and contest to win a Five Points shopping spree. Rickshaw rides are available during the street fair to leave legs limber for the evening's main event and ready for any spontaneous feats of strength.
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Five Points Association
A nonprofit organization designed to promote and improve the lively Columbia neighborhood, the Five Points Association has spearheaded many projects since the early 1980s, ranging from a large-scale streetscaping project to the construction of two fountains to yearly beautification updates. The group also organizes events to bring people to the landmark district—notably the Five After Five concert series and the city's Saint Patrick's Day festivities. Overall, the association, which comprises more than 100 members each year, works to balance the interests of the Five Points' merchants with those of residents and visitors.