Mojoflo is playing two shows Friday, Feb. 28 at Natalie’s Grandview and I bought my ticket AGES ago. Good thing too, because the first show is sold out of table seats (general admission is still open). As of Wednesday Feb. 24 there are still tickets for the second show. The point is, I came to this weekend with Friday night set, but what about the rest of the weekend?
It’s great to have Friday plans, but do we really want to leave baby Friday out? (No. The answer is no.) Blockfort has me covered with a closing reception on Feb. 27 for Undeniable Thread, an exhibition of modern craft as activism, which was done in partnership with Midwest Craft Con.
What do Bluebeard, the Columbus Symphony and glass sculpture have in common? One very unusual show this weekend, Chihuly Festival: Bluebeard’s Castle. Running Feb. 28 and 29, the show includes music from Bartok’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle with a beautiful twist—sets by celebrated glass artist Dale Chihuly. Bonus: you can make it a whole Chihuly themed weekend and visit Chihuly: Celebrating Nature at the Franklin Park Conservatory.
Meanwhile, at the Wexner Center for the Arts there is a rather cool film series happening—Cinema Revival. They are screening Speed on Feb. 28, which takes me back to my misspent youth, but what really caught my eye was the Feb. 29 Technicolor Reference Collection—a 1959s Survey, event. It helped that the Wex paired the listing with an image from To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly (I am a big Cary Grant fan), but after checking out the description, I am intrigued.
Finally, I might just end at Natalie’s Worthington location with their soul Sunday show featuring Copacetic—seems like a good way to kick off March.
That’s a wrap on my weekend. I’m looking forward to filling my insta feed with fun #artmakescbus photos. You can find even more arts & culture events at columbusmakesart.com.
Lacey Luce is more than a little disconcerted by the fact that Speed, a movie she saw in her mid 20s, already needs restoration work.