And here we are, marching right through January! It’s amazing how the days fill up with so many fun things to do. I’ve been searching the calendars on ColumbusMakesArt.com and planning our weekend adventures. Here’s what I’ve found:
- The Schumacher Gallery at Capital University has opened a fascinating new photography exhibition focused on life along Lake Erie. The free show runs through Mar. 21.
- The Short North Stage opens a new dark comedy called The Motherf**er with the Hat on Thursday, Jan. 23. I haven’t seen the show, but I love playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis’ work, and have heard great things about this play.
- That same day, CATCO also opens a new play called Application Pending at the Riffe center, which runs through Feb. 16
- From Friday to Sunday, Jan. 24 to 26, the Wexner Center hosts a show by New York choreographer, musician and performer Miguel Gutierrez
- This week ROY G BIV Gallery opened their annual exhibition ImageOhio at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery. This free show runs through Feb. 21.
- On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25, the Columbus Symphony performs the second part of their Russian Winter Festival, complete with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
- On Saturday, Jan. 25 you can attend a taping of Songs at the Center at the McConnell Arts Center. That night Sally Fingerett, Eric Gnezda and Parker MacDonell will perform.
- That same evening a group of local singers and songwriters gathers at Natalie’s in Worthington for Helling Yeah!, a celebration of musician Brett Helling. He died in 2015, and I know a number of musicians who were close friends of his. They’ve been celebrating his life with a concert every year.
- This weekend you can enjoy Chinese food and culture at the Asian Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration, Jan. 25 and 26
- And finally, this week the Wexner Center debuts a new short film called No Go Backs, shot on 16mm film by filmmaker Stanya Kahn, and supported in part by a residency in the Wexners Film/Video Studio
I hope 2020 is treating you well so far! Be sure to take your Columbus arts discoveries with #artmakescbus on social media.
Nick is Marketing, Communications, & Events Administrator for the Arts Council. He also leads culinary tours and blogs about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com. He looks forward to his afternoon espresso pick-me-ups.