Weekend Warriors


Weekend Warriors

Combat 2020 anxiety with music, art and film

I’m pretty sure I have entered a state of constant anxiety. It’s exhausting, but one way I find relief is through the arts. Whether it’s music, a good story or a visual feast, the arts give my anxious mind a much needed respite.

This week there is plenty to provide me with a little art therapy.

KaTanya Ingram is Backstage at the Lincoln, Thursday Oct. 22, with both in-person and virtual tickets available.

Phil Clark & Bobby Floyd are playing in person at Natalie’s Grandview, Friday, Oct. 23.

On Friday, we also have the return of Sleepy Hollow Drive in at the Ohio History Connection featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas. To be honest, I fall in the camp that sees this as a Christmas movie. I traditionally watch it on the night of the Winter Solstice, but you really can’t get too much of Jack and Sally.

Fancy a drive-in concert instead? On Saturday, Oct. 24, Two Feet will be at the Westland Mall Drive In. The songs I Feel Like I’m Drowning and You? are currently in my playlist rotation.

Also on Saturday is an Artist Talk with Daniel Rona at 1 p.m. Rona’s exhibition Body Forms is currently on exhibit at 934 Gallery.

On Sunday Oct. 25 Chamber Music Columbus is offering a virtual concert with Imani Winds.

The Franklin Park Conservatory’s Pumpkins Aglow kicked off this week and runs through Oct. 25. It’s in the Children’s Garden and seems to be targeted to families, but frankly anyone who grew up watching It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown every year, will think this is tailored just for them.

The Nest Theatre has a very cool interactive event happening between now and Oct. 26—The Riddle Ramble. They say it’s not a scavenger hunt, but it kind of is and I am here for it. Basically they will have stations set up in two Columbus neighborhoods where you will get riddles that will lead you to your next stop. FUN. Also, while donations are mandatory, the proceeds are going to charity.

Streaming online via the Wexner Center for the Arts through Nov.12: Martin Eden, an Italian film based on a Jack London novel about a man who wants to rise above his station to marry a wealthy young woman.

Just thinking about these events has me feeling a little more Zen. Go find your favorite form of art therapy at Columbusmakesart.com.

Lacey Luce is a digital marketing specialist for the Greater Columbus Arts Council who also thinks Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

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