Weekend Warriors: Ideas for a Wonderful Valentine’s Weekend

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Events for Friday, February 13, 2015:

Fabulous Fridays – Live Local Music with Chris Bare
Venue: Wyandotte Winery

Performance by Chris BareIt’s been a long week. Come and join us in a friendly relaxed environment among friends, great wine and live local music. Enjoy a hot pressed Panini or enjoy one of our light bites! It’s the best way to start your weekend!

FEBRUARY 13, 2015
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Free

Music starts at 7 pm! No cover charge, no reservations required, but come early to get a seat!

Exhibition on Screen: Henri Matisse
Venue: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington

Henri MatisseEXHIBITION ON SCREEN brings blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to cinemas. In addition to covering the exhibitions’ paintings, the films take audiences behind the scenes to discover what lies behind the exhibition creatively and technically and what the artwork reveals about the artist and the particular historical period.

FEBRUARY 13, 2015
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
$12 — $15

Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this acclaimed exhibition with contributions from people who knew Matisse and experts such as curators, historians, and Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry.

Alt Eats Ethnic Food Tour
Presented by Columbus Food Adventures
Venue: Columbus Aquatic Center

Alt Eats Ethnic Food Tour - Presented by Columbus Food AdventuresTravel the world while without leaving Columbus – this tour’s itinerary will introduce you to some of the best ethnic food in the city. We’ll experience Nigerian food and hospitality, eat Vietnamese sandwiches, sample Somali cuisine, learn about Southern Indian food, and visit a Mexican Bakery. This tour is fun, filling and informative. Please purchase tickets in advance.

FEBRUARY 13, 2015
6:00 PM — 9:45 PM
$60

Join us in our comfortable 14 passenger van, and learn about the cuisines and cultures of some of Columbus’s finest immigrant kitchens.

MARIO MONTICELLI: Big Deal on Madonna Street/ The Passionate Thief
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

Featuring an all-star cast including Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Totò, and Vittorio Gassman, Big Deal on Madonna Street follows a group of bumbling thieves trying to keep it together long enough to pull off the perfect heist. (106 mins., 35mm) In The Passionate Thief, Anna Magnani stars as a struggling actress who finds herself hooked up with dapper thief Ben Gazzara and his accomplice Totò as they move from one ritzy New Year’s Eve party to another preying on the well-to-do guests. (105 mins., 4K DCP)

FEBRUARY 13, 2015
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
$6 — $8

One of the most beloved of all Italian directors, Mario Monicelli is identified with commedia all’italiana (comedy in the Italian style) tradition and called by many the father of the genre.

Events for Saturday, February 14, 2015:

Family Fun: Valentine’s Day
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Palm HouseFEBRUARY 14, 2015
11:00 AM — 2:00 PM
$6 — $13

Red Hearts and Sweet Treats! Create a Valentine for your special Valentine. Decorate a Valentine’s Day Cookie ($1)

FREE Winery Tours – 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Venue: Wyandotte Winery

Robin_Winery-medium_squareFEBRUARY 14, 2015
12:30 PM — 3:30 PM
Free

Grab a glass of wine and come with us on a fun, informative tour of the first and oldest winery in central Ohio! During the tour you will learn about the history of Wyandotte and about the process of making wine. The tour lasts about an hour, and please be aware there are steps down to the wine cellar. Informative, educational, and fun! Afterwards stay for lunch and a wine tasting, or enjoy a bottle of wine!

The tour is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. Click on the reservation link above to reserve your spot. Our reservation system will only accept reservations for groups of six or less. If your group is larger than six people, please call us for reservations by contacting sarah@wyandottewinery.com or call us at 614-476-3624.

Please note: Groups of 8 or more guests receive one check with 18% gratuity included. We can not split checks for groups of eight or more.

Cloak & Dagger’s “Spyballs:Death of a Secret Agent”
Venue: Shanes Dinner Theater

Spyballs-ExpCbus-medium_squareFEBRUARY 14, 2015
7:00 – 10:00 PM
$49.17 — $68.12

“Spyballs: Death of a Secret Agent” is an original Cloak & Dagger musical murder mystery. You are a guest at the 50th annual Spy Ball. Secret gadgets, double agents, and an evil master plan? If it sounds dangerous it’s because it is! Help Agent 000113 solve the crime and save the world!

Use the promo code “EXPCBUS” to save 10% on your tickets! Admission includes Show & Buffet Dinner.

Chamber Music Columbus presents Lise de la Salle, piano
Venue: Southern Theatre – CAPA

64466_439059484140_4284149_n-mediumFEBRUARY 14, 2015
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$15 —  $45

Johannes Brahms: Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel, op. 24
Claude Debussy: Preludes (Selections)
Johannes Brahms: Theme and variations, from Sextet, op. 18
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

Join Classical 101 midday host Jennifer Hambrick at 7 p.m. for an interview with the artist.

“This is an artist of astonishing maturity. Everything she played seemed to grip the audience, and not because it was flashy.” -Vancouver Free Press

“Lise de la Salle is a talent in a million.” -Gramophone

“She might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now.” -Pioneer Pres

JAZZ: Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio
Venue: Wexner Center Performance Space

MAldana_1-medium_squareFEBRUARY 14, 2015
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
$13 — $20

“It’s not too soon to call her great….Melissa Aldana is brilliant, talented, skilled, innovative and a delight as a person and a performer….She owns the future.”-JazzTimes

Rising 25-year-old sax star Melissa Aldana really caught the jazz world’s attention when she won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2013. (Aldana is the first woman to capture the instrumental category in the contest’s 27-year history.) Well-schooled by her father Marcos Aldana, Melissa’s early jump from alto to tenor sax happened when she first heard Sonny Rollins, who continues to be an inspiration for her virtuosic post-bop trio. For Crash Trio she has enlisted fellow Chilean Pablo Menares on bass and the astonishing, Cuban-born drummer Francisco Mela to support her meteoric sonic flights. Already considered an old soul for her clear command, tone, and articulation on her horn, Melissa offers her own compositions in their sets, many with Latin touches, as well as classics that she makes her own. To call Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio exciting is a drastic understatement-don’t miss them when they light up the best room for jazz in town.