Off the Cuff: Celebrate Our Veterans Today!

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Please join the rest of Columbus in celebrating our veterans today and then enjoy some mid-week arts events.

Veteran’s Day Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens November 11th 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM $6.00 – $12.00 2:00 PM Musical Salute Active military, veterans and their guests receive 50% off regular admission rates. At 2pm, a barbershop quartet honors veterans with a patriotic musical salute.


Veterans Day Parade Venue: Franklin County Fairgrounds November 11th 7:00 PM – 8.00 PM Free Join us for the oldest Veterans Day Parade in Franklin County.


IMG_1626_compressed-mediumGetting Over Your Pie Phobia Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens November 11th 6:00 PM $40.00 – $45.00 Learn the secrets to perfect pie while making an apple pie to bake at home. A variation of pecan pie and a galette are shared. Bring a glass or ceramic pie dish, apron and rolling pin. Taught by Gail Page. VEGETARIAN.


A Taste of Tuscany Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens November 11th 6:00 PM $6.00 – $9.00 Steve Stover and Rich Terapak share a hearty Tuscan minestrone “ribolitta”, main course of arista (pork loin with garlic and rosemary), herbed risotto and broccoli rabe. Finish with pear cake and dark chocolate gelato. Demonstration includes tasting and wine pairing. Preregister online


Futurebirds Venue: The Basementfuturebirds-medium November 11th 7:00 PM $10.00 – $12.00 Join Futurebirds for a performance at The Basement.


Kahiki Supper Club Venue: Grandview Heights Public Library 2014_kahiki_lg-mediumNovember 11th 7:00 PM Free Hear about perhaps the greatest Polynesian-themed restaurant ever created. Authors David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker share stories and images from their book Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus, which includes recipes from the kitchen and bar of this bygone landmark.


Visiting Artist: Kenneth Goldsmith Venue: CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium November 11th 6:30 PM Free Kenneth Goldsmith is a poet and conceptual artist who has written 10 books, read at the White House and appeared on The Colbert Report. He is currently poet laureate at the Museum of Modern Art


Girls Night Out Chocolat Venue: Studio Movie Grill November 12th 7:30 PM $2.00 Grab your girlfriends for a fun night out with $2 retro screenings of women’s favorite films the second Wednesday of every month. Join us November 11th at 7:30 for Chocolat. Tickets are just $2!


VISITING FILMMAKERS: First Cousin Once Removed Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theaterfirstcousin_1-medium November 12th 7:00 PM $5.00-$8.00 “Heartbreaking, haunting, and unexpectedly heartening…a fusion of subject and filmmaker that is transcendent!”-Los Angeles Times We’re thrilled to welcome acclaimed documentarian Alan Berliner to the Wexner Center as part of the 2014 Columbus Jewish Film Festival. First Cousin Once Removed is a deeply personal portrait of the filmmaker’s cousin and mentor, the poet and translator Edwin Honig. Berliner artfully and compassionately documents Honig’s journey through the ravages of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. But even in this fragile mental state, Honig retains an enduring sense of play, a charming sense of humor, a sublime musicality, and the essential bearings of a poetic soul. A rare documentary that’s both devastatingly moving and masterfully directed. (79 mins., DCP) Co-presented with the Columbus Jewish Film Festival, Leventhal Visiting Artists Fund, Columbus Jewish Foundation, Ohio State Film Studies Program, and OSU Hillel.