Every time this year that little meme appears with comical names for the seasons, marking our current moment as “False Fall.” Even if this is just a temporary cool-down before the real thing, I’ll still take it. This weather invigorates me, and has me ready to explore events in the third week of the Columbus Makes Art Passport. Here are some of the stops you can visit this weekend:
- This week, GCAC opened a new exhibition in the Loann Crane Gallery, From Formation to Murmuration. It’s created in conjunction with the VA’s Veteran’s Art Initiative and Whole Health Program. Open gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or by appointment Thursday and Friday; see it through Dec. 9.
- This week Thursday, Sept. 15 sees the opening of two new exhibitions: Drawing the Line – Comic Artists of Columbus at the McConnell Arts Center and 1,000 Miles Per Hour at CCAD’s Beeler Gallery. Both free shows are open through the end of October.
- Two theater productions open that same night: Evolution Theater’s BOY and Shadowbox Live’s No Return.
- Friday night you can stop by Global Gallery to hear Faye Williams in concert.
- This weekend, Sept. 16-18, BalletMet celebrates 10 years of Edwaard Liang’s work with BalletMet at the Ohio.
- On Saturday, Sept. 17, you can stop by Phoenix Rising Printmaking’s open studio or the Ohio Craft Museum’s fall open house.
- On Sunday, Sept. 18, you have plenty of choices: Maroon Arts Group’s Sound Therapy Concert Series, the Yamma Ensemble at the Jewish Community Center or CoMo Dance’s LoCoMotion. For the dance event, you board a bus at the CPAC and then get toured around to different stops with a dance performance at each one.
And there’s always more happening beyond the Passport program:
- “Wine down” with some jazz on the Lincoln Theatre patio on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
- Experience music, dance, food and more at the Columbus Serbian Festival, Sept. 16-17.
- See award-winning author Saeed Jones in a live Q&A with Maggie Smith at the Wexner Center on Friday, Sept. 16.
- That same night, catch a fully improvised musical at The Nest Theatre.
- The Columbus Women&Girls’ Fest returns for its fifth edition at the MPACC Box Park on Saturday, Sept. 17.
- Celebrate 225 years of Franklinton at 225Fest Franklintennial on Sunday, Sept. 18, with live music, local artists, food and drink.
- Ohio Open Doors, a statewide event, runs through Sunday, Sept. 18. Several central Ohio galleries, museums, history centers are participating in these free open houses.
Education Foundation for Freedom, Evolution Theatre Company and Franklinton Arts District are Arts Council Project Support grant recipients.
(Image credit: BalletMet at the Ohio)
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 and on his own site BreakfastWithNick.com. He’s in the mood to cuddle a puppy.