Weekend Warriors: Catch These Arts Events Before They’re Gone

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By Lacey Luce

As the year winds down I find myself feeling a lot of deadline pressure. All those things I said I would do in 2015, but haven’t quite gotten to because I thought I had oodles of time—well time is running out.

And to add to the pressure, time is running out on some great arts events too. So I have a choice. I can try to squeeze in those last few New Year’s resolutions, or I can totally scrap them and instead seize this opportunity to attend some great arts events before they are gone. Um, is it really a contest?

Below is a list of shows that are ending this weekend. I would so much rather go to any of these then finish that one stupid project that’s sitting half done in my basement (why did I think I wanted a DIY mason jar herb garden?)

While I had a couple of weeks to catch the above events, the next round are truly limited engagements. I might regret missing any one of these, but I won’t regret putting off reading from my nonfiction book list.

However, not everything in the arts has a looming expiration date. On Dec. 17 the King Arts Complex is opening a stunning new photography exhibition, Marching Forward with History-Wisdom-Faith, which features 75 photographs of the King Lincoln district from the 1920’s through the 1970’s. The show will be up for a bit so if I miss the opening to finish editing that novel I started writing in 2009, at least I still have time to see the show.

The great thing about the arts is that, unlike all of those looming “to-dos” in my life, they don’t stress me out—quite the opposite. I know that if I push aside some self-imposed deadline and simply go enjoy myself at any of the above events, I’ll leave feeling re-invigorated and happy that I didn’t miss out on a fun experience in order to squeeze in one more project.

Lacey Luce is a marketing, communications and events strategist at the Greater Columbus Arts Council who sometimes wishes life had a pause button.