Party your way through Mayan apocalypse

by Conner Howard | reporter Published:

For the last couple of years, we've been hearing all about the Mayan Doomsday Prophesy, which says the world will end Friday.

Now that it's finally upon us, people are handling the news of the allegedly impending apocalypse in starkly different ways. Some are hoarding canned goods and gas masks. Some are declaring shenanigans on the ancient prediction and moving on with their lives. Others still are taking it as an excuse to party.

Let me tell you about that third group.

Make it count

As a hip-young hangout complete with a sushi menu and regular guest DJs, 157 Lounge at 157 Water St. in downtown Kent knows how to throw a shindig. However, this is looking like one the world can really go out on.

The End of the World Party is set for tonight at 10 and will go until 2 a.m., featuring sets from several guest DJs. Drink specials include $3.50 pints of Great Lakes Christmas Ale, $2 Miller Light and PBR bottles and $3 mango bombs.

21 and older only, no cover charge.

The sound of survival

So, you survived the Mayan apocalypse. Congratulations. Perhaps you're looking for something to do, since you didn't plan on being alive after midnight, Dec. 21. What better way to express these feelings of relief than with some live music?

The aptly named After the End of the World Party is set for 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stone Tavern at 110 E. Main St. Ripping up the stage to celebrate the world's averted doom is area blues/rock band Xtra Crispy joined by Cuyahoga Falls barn rock band The Bleeding Feathers and Cleveland musician Derek DePrator.

Contact this reporter at 330-541-9423

or choward@recordpub.com

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