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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Also Friday, The Dancing Wheels Company performs at the Lincoln Theatre.
- 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.
- 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.