Weekend Warriors


Weekend Warriors

Outdoor Concerts, Festivals, Theater and More

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. We got to enjoy some time with family and friends – playing games outdoors, grilling, just being together.

Well, now we’re entering the second week of the Columbus Makes Art Passport. Have you picked yours up yet? You can find all the details, including where to get pick up your passport, at ColumbusMakesArt.com/passport.

Here are a few events where you can collect passport stickers this week:

  • This week the Loann Crane Gallery at the Greater Columbus Arts Council opened the Community Arts Partnership Awards Visual Artist Exhibition. This show includes 20 works of art from 10 Columbus-based artists who are finalists for a Community Arts Partnership Purchase Award. And, yes, the Arts Council is also a passport stop (and free!). The show will be up through Sept. 17.
  • Lingua Franca screens at the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Theater on Thursday, Sept. 9.
  • Evolution Theatre Co. performs A Crane Takes Flight Sept. 8-11 at the Ohio History Center. It’s a newly written one-man show about Ohio poet Hart Crane.
  • My family and I are planning to go to Franklinton Fridays this Friday, Sept. 10. We’ll bring our passports and hit up Wild Goose Creative and ROY G BIV, and we know 400 Square will be on hand at Strongwater Food & Spirits stamping passports on behalf of 400 West Rich and Chromedge Studios.
  • 934 Gallery also hosts its annual 934 Fest this weekend, Sept. 10-11. The event always includes live music, gallery tours, mural painting and more fun activities.
  • All People Arts hosts its Community Day Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 11, commemorating one year of its gallery and art center.
  • Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience performs at the Scioto Park Amphitheatre for the Dublin Arts Council’s Sundays at Scioto series on Sept. 12.
  • Red Herring Productions’ latest show, The Children, runs through Sunday, Sept. 12.

And there’s plenty more:

  • The new Hinson Amphitheater just opened in New Albany, next to the McCoy Center. The New Albany Symphony Orchestra performs a collection of iconic movie soundtracks there, in A Night at the Movies, on Friday, Sept. 10.
  • A Tribe For Jazz hosts a concert at the Kelton House, featuring pianist Fabian Almazan and bassist Linda May Han Oh on Sunday, Sept. 12.
  • Michael J. Rosen just opened a new exhibition at Sharon Weiss Gallery. Find it there through Sept. 26.
  • Did you know the Pizzuti Collection just reopened? Visit the Short North gallery, managed by the Columbus Museum of Art, to see Bruce Robinson: Flutterby through early 2022.

Nick is marketing, communications, & events administrator for the Arts Council. He’s also a food/travel writer penning works for Columbus Monthly, Ohio.org, Ohio Magazine, Experience Columbus and on his own site breakfastwithnick.com. He highly recommends Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.

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