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Eight events to carry you through February

Technically February is the shortest month of the year, but in Ohio the gray skies and nasty weather can make it feel like the longest month. They say time flies when you are having fun, and for fun I look to the arts. I checked ColumbusMakesArt.com and was not disappointed.

Musical Celebration: Black History Month roundtable, presented by Chamber Music Columbus, includes a Zoom panel discussion hosted by Mark Lomax II, on Feb. 25. Panelists include Lady Jess, Alex Palmer, Shawn Wallace, Janice White and Vince Womack.

Per usual the Wexner Center for the Arts is bringing top-notch films for us to stream. From Feb. 25 to March 3, stream Kathleen Collin’s Losing Ground paired with an experimental short by director Ja’Tovia Gary. Gary will also be part of a virtual conversation with Black Film Center/Archive Director Terri Francis. This event will stream live on Feb. 25 and be available online at the Wex’s site afterward.

And, starting Sunday, Feb. 28 the Wex brings us Grand Tour Italiano: Cinema Treasures from the Archives.

On Friday, Feb. 26, The Thurber House is hosting an online author event via Zoom with New York Times best-selling fiction author Steve Berry.

ProMusica brings us WinterFest: Vadim & Friends, a digital concert that premieres Friday and runs through March 11.

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Columbus Folk Music Society is showing (virtually) Buffalo Rose, a band that mixes folk, soul and bluegrass.

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Ending Feb. 28 In/Stability, the Wex’s video program in the box that is connected to their exhibition Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment (which is up through May 9).

These are just a few options to bring fun to your weekend. Find more at ColumbusMakesArt.com along with a local public art database and info on Columbus-based artists.

Lacey Luce is a digital marketing specialist for the Greater Columbus Arts Council who doesn’t mind the cold but thinks the ice is out to get her.

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