This weekend's German Village pub crawl is sold out, but an event honoring a legendary Columbus magician still has room for audience members.

This weekend's German Village pub crawl is sold out, but an event honoring a legendary Columbus magician still has room for audience members.

The pub crawl, which is part of the German Village Society's 50th anniversary celebration, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The crawl will feature six stops, where participants will be treated to drinks, food and hats bearing the 43206 ZIP code.

"The pub crawl has been extremely popular," said Sarah Irvin Clark, a member of the society and chair of its 50th anniversary committee. "It sold out all 60 slots within a few days and we already have a rather lengthy waiting list. We'll have a blast at the different pubs around the village, plus we've got a few surprise stops planned to add a little spice."

The other event, slated for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, is an evening of magic and illusion hosted by the Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association. The event will pay tribute to Howard Thurston, a Columbus native who was an early 20th-century magician and contemporary of Harry Houdini.

Performers include David McCreary and Timothy Moore, both locally based magicians, and Rory Feldman, a New York magician and one of the nation's leading authorities on Thurston. Other magicians will be performing in the crowd.

Pat Matheny, president of the preservation association, said it will be an evening of quality entertainment.

"It will be hauntingly beautiful," she said. "You may come under the spell of the abbey once you enter."

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door of the Green Lawn Abbey, 700 Greenlawn Ave. Price of admission includes light fare and desserts. There will be a cash bar.

The preservation association is looking to raise money for the mausoleum, which is in need of repairs and will be accepting crematorium remains starting in 2012. Also, money will help restore the highly visible bronze doors on the second floor of the abbey.

"They've been vandalized terribly over the years," Matheny said. "They're covered with plywood right now."

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