TUE 5.10-SUN 9.4
States of America
Location: Pizzuti Collection Time: Varies Admission: Free-$12 COTA:18, 7, 5
This solo exhibition of Robert Buck, an artist whose work has been collected in depth by the Pizzutis over the past 20 years, spans Buck’s entire career. Like no one else, Buck offers a poetic and compassionate reflection on highly charged American experiences through his drawings, sculpture, video and installation work.
WED 8.17-SUN 9.4
Location: Ohio Theatre Time: Varies Admission: $61-$463 COTA: 18, 7, 5
It has been over three years since the alternative telling of “The Wizard of Oz” graced Columbus’s Ohio Theatre. The musical “Wicked,” based off Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, surpassed “Rent” as the 10th longest-running Broadway show earlier this year. Shows will be held daily from August 17th until September 4th (except on Mondays) if you want to see the untold story of the witches of Oz.
In Vino Illusio Magic Night
Location: Camelot Cellars Winery Time: 7:00 p.m. Admission: Free COTA: 2
Monthly Magic Night is back! In Vino Illusio Magic Night, led by magicians Erik Tait and Nick Locapo, is held at the Camelot Cellars Winery. Stop by a little early for happy hour from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with $5 glasses of wine and $4 drafts.
Location: Huntington Park Time: 7:15 p.m. Admission: $7-$20 COTA: 18
Cheer on the Columbus Clippers as they face off against another Ohio team, the Toledo Mud Hens. Kick back with a few friends, a few brews, and enjoy the festivities of the night: Super Hero Night, Party-at-the-Park, and fireworks at the end of the game.
The Hardcore Comedy Show
Location: Funny Bone Comedy Club Time: 10:00 p.m. Admission: $15 COTA: 18 to the 83
Join former porn-star Alia Janine for a night of the hardest comedy you’ve ever heard! The Hardcore Comedy Show features everyone from strip club bouncers to porn stars that have switched careers into comedy, as well as some of today’s top and up-and-coming comedians! Alia retired from adult entertainment in 2012, moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy in 2013, and has made quite a name for herself in the comedy scene since. Who says women can’t do it all?
THU 8.25-FRI 8.26
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $6-$8 COTA: 2
The early 16mm films by John Waters, known then lovingly as the Prince of Puke, are unlikely subjects for shiny digital restorations. Yet that’s exactly what happened with Waters’ 1970 second feature “Multiple Maniacs.” The one-and-only drag queen Divine performs as the operator of a sideshow attraction called The Cavalcade of Perversion who slaughters suburbanites lured there with the prospect of cheap thrills.
Lots of Yelling: A Comedy Show
Location: Zeno’s Time: 8:30 p.m. Admission: $10
Columbus is the first stop on Chris Milner, David Tveite, and Kevin Seefried’s comedy tour. Columbus native Tom Plute will be joining them while they’re in town, so we’re pretty sure tickets to this event count as Buying Local. Tveite you might also recognize from his podcast Sadness Town and from Last Comic Standing, but comedians are always better in person.
See You Thursday Improv
Location: Wild Goose Creative Time: 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $5 COTA: 18, 84
See You Thursday is the resident troupe of Pull The String Productions, a non-profit which promotes the awareness, education, and creative development of improvisational performance in Central Ohio. Nothing is scripted, everything is spontaneous, so get on out to see See You Thursday. Their shows can only be described as once-in-a-lifetime—literally.
SAT 8.27 – SUN 8.28
Urban Scrawl 10
Location: 400 W Rich St Time: Varies Admission: Free COTA:: 18
Have your creative juices flowing and come out to the Franklinton Arts District to participate in the decade anniversary of Urban Scrawl. Long known for drawing in artistic talent from both inside and outside Ohio, the showcase is special for its live creation aspect: artists begin a piece on Saturday and finish by Sunday. With the pieces up for sale, art enthusiasts are welcome as well
Movies by Moonlight
Location: Easton Town Center Time: Dusk
Admission: Free COTA:18 to the 83
Easton Town Center is one of several Columbus spots utilizing their outdoor space for showing some classic flicks. Every Tuesday, bring a blanket (preferably no chairs) and prepare for a chill night under the stars. “The Goonies” is the final film showing this summer, but “School of Rock” and “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom” are a few more to check out at Easton this August.