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Ready to go out and play with these seven events

By the time Friday rolls around I will be on my 12th straight day of work. Granted last weekend was fun “work,” but I am looking forward to a weekend where I have free time to play.

I am planning a quick trip to Yellow Springs to check out the Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy and visit the maternal parental unit; however I believe the weekend starts on Thursday, so that leaves plenty of time to play in my own back yard.

Here are seven events on my short list for fun outings.

  1. Thursday, Sept. 19 is the reception for My [Creative] Space, the exhibition at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery that includes work by some of the artists who participated in the 2019 Columbus Open Studio & Stage—this is, of course, free.
  2. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Evolution Theatre Company opens Cabaret at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. They have shows all weekend and it runs through Sept. 28.
  3. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Franklinton Playhouse, Red Herring Productions opens Knives in Hens, which also has shows all weekend. It runs through Oct. 6.
  4. Friday, Sept. 20, the Wexner Center for the Arts is hosting a free exhibition preview featuring Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer and Maya Lin in conversation.
  5. Also Friday, The Dancing Wheels Company performs at the Lincoln Theatre.
  6. AND, presented by CAPA and opening Friday, Menopause the Musical at the Southern Theatre—fun fact: the Southern has the best acoustics of our restored historic theaters. I learned that during the Columbus Open Studio & Stage tour.
  7. On Sunday, Sept. 22 the McConnell Arts Center (with support from PNC Arts Alive) kicks of their Light Owl Concert Series with personal fav Mistar Anderson and Kashis Keyz—and tickets are only $5.

Of course there are many more than seven events happening this weekend, check out columbusmakesart.com to customize your own list of fun and tag us at #artmakescbus.

Lacey Luce is a digital strategist for the Greater Columbus Arts Council who recently turned 50 and isn’t sure whether Menopause the Musical will make her laugh or cry.

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