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Weekend Warriors: Performances to Pep Up Your January Weekend

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Pep up your cold January with these weekend performances in Columbus Ohio!

Through the Weekend

January 23rd 

January 24th

January 25th


Moth-Balled Mafia (Columbus) - January Performances in Columbus Ohio Moth-Balled Mafia (Columbus) presented by Mayhem & Mystery
Presented by Mayhem & Mystery
Venue: The Columbus Spaghetti Warehouse

JANUARY 13, 2015 – FEBRUARY 24, 2015
7:00 PM — 9:30 PM

The Mistero Family used to run the town, but now they run the Pasture Prime Retirement Center. Rumor has it that Vito wants to stage a comeback. Once known as the Godfather, Vito is now called The Odd Father. His trusty side-kick, Jimmy the Smuggler, now known as Jimmy the Snuggler, won’t be much help. Vito tries to unite the old team with the rest of the residents. Will they be able to revive their musty skills and moldy connections to bring the family to the standing it once had? When Vito connects with Alice the Meatball, his antiquated skills drop to a whole new level. Will the old-school crowd bring back their honor code? Join the interactive mystery fun and try to solve the crime of the Century.

Performances are at 7:00 PM, Tuesdays, January 13 through Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W. Broad St, Columbus, OH. Tickets cost $25.95, including dinner (tax and gratuity not included). Call 614-464-0143 for tickets.

Performances take place in and around the audience. The cast chooses several audience members for minor roles. Everyone tries to solve the crime and win a prize. Price includes dinner and mystery show. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the venue. All Scripts are by Jerry and Tamra Francis. Additional details are available at


Miro & Mendelssohn - January Performances in Columbus Ohio Miro & Mendelssohn
Presented by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
Venue: Pontifical College, Josephinum St Turibius Chapel

JANUARY 24, 2015
5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The Miro String Quartet will appear with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra on Jan. 24 to perform the Columbus debut of American composer Kevin Puts’ new work, How Wild Is The Sea. They will also perform Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The January performances will close with the popular Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”by Felix Mendelssohn.

Pulitzer Prize winning Kevin Puts was moved by images he saw of the suffering and devastation as a result of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The composer’s empathy became the impetus for the new work for string quartet and chamber orchestra, for which the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is proud to have jointly commissioned with the Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, the Naples Philharmonic, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Society, and City Music Cleveland.

Now based in Austin, the MiroString Quartet was founded in 1995 by four students at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Within the first five years of its founding, The MiroString Quartet had won first prizes in all the competitions it entered, including theFischoff National Chamber Music Competition(1996) and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award (2000). It was awarded Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award in 2005 and was also the first ensemble to receive the Avery Fisher Career Grant in that same year.


Performing Arts Series: “Tales from the Grave”
Presented by Ohio Wesleyan University, OWU
Venue: Chappelear Drama Center

JANUARY 24, 2015
8:00 PM — 10:30 PM

The mission of A Portable Theatre is to create professional theatre for the enrichment of communities throughout Ohio. Veteran actor-director and APT founder Geoffrey Nelson states, “Exciting theatre doesn’t require a lavish auditorium. It doesn’t require stage lights. It doesn’t even require a stage! Exciting theatre just requires a good script, skilled actors and an eager audience.” Tales From The Grave features a crowd-pleasing performance of four actors set in an old radio style.


Pinocchio - January Performances in Columbus Ohio Pinocchio
Presented by Columbus Children’s Theatre
Venue: Columbus Children’s Theatre

January 8 – 25, 2015
at The Park Street Theatre
Showtimes vary
$12.00 – $25.00

Adapted by William Goldsmith
Based on the book by Carlo Collodi
50 Minutes, Recommended for everyone age 3 and older.
Performed by CCT’s Professional Touring Company.

An adventurous fairytale about a talking wooden puppet who magically becomes a real live boy! Like any real boy, Pinocchio has lessons to learn in life. Pinocchio doesn’t want to admit when he’s wrong, but when he lies his nose grows! After several adventures, all ends happily in this heartwarming story. Performed by the CCT Professional Touring company, this production features audience participation.


Go, Dog. Go! at CATCO is Kids -  January Performances in Columbus Ohio Go, Dog. Go! at CATCO is Kids Jan. 16-25
Presented by CATCO
Venue: Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts


JANUARY 16, 2015 – JANUARY 25, 2015
Showtimes vary
$10.00 – $20.00

“Why are they going fast in those cars? What are they going to do?” P. D. Eastman’s questions are answered through music and movement in this thoroughly enchanting adaptation for canine lovers young and old adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory. It’s presented by CATCO is Kids Jan 16-25.


Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys - January Performances in Columbus Ohio Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys
Presented by The Schumacher Gallery
Venue: The Schumacher Gallery

JANUARY 19, 2015 – MARCH 25, 2015
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

When John F. Kennedy was elected to the White House in November 1960, the American people embarked on a journey of 1,000 days into a mythical world that former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy would recall as Camelot. Photojournalist Stanley Tretick, who was given extensive access to the White House, captured images that evoked the youth, vigor and glamour of the Kennedy era. Photographs he took of the president relaxing with his children lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his popularity. Capturing Camelot reflects the magic of an era that continues to inspire affection and nostalgia. Copyright, Estate of Stanley Tretick LLC.

Reception: Friday, January 30, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

(Please note: The gallery is closed February 21 – March 1 for mid-term break.)


NEW DOCUMENTARY: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity - January Performances in Columbus OhioNEW DOCUMENTARY: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
Presented by Wexner Center for the Arts
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

JANUARY 23, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

Born to Fly is a mesmerizing portrait of experimental choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Streb, founder of Brooklyn’s STREB Extreme Action Company. Described by many as the “Evel Knievel of Dance,” Streb continues to astonish with her radical marriages of dance, performance art, acrobatics, and theater. Of the numerous performances featured in the film, perhaps none dazzles more than her dancers bungee-jumping off London’s Millennium Bridge. Streb was the recipient of the 1995-96 Wexner Center Residency Award in Performing Arts for her work Ringside. (82 mins., DCP)



NEW DOCUMENTARY: National Gallery - January Performances in Columbus OhioNEW DOCUMENTARY: National Gallery
Presented by Wexner Center for the Arts
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

JANUARY 24, 2015
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

London’s National Gallery of Art, one of the world’s foremost art museums, is the latest institution to be the subject of a film by the great Frederick Wiseman (who memorably visited the Wexner Center in 2006 for a retrospective of his work). An Old Master of documentary, Wiseman filmed over 12 weeks and was granted unparalleled access to the museum. In the resulting documentary, we’re there with him as he listens raptly to docents decoding the great canvasses of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; visits with the museum’s restorers as they repair canvases; and witnesses administrative battles over pushing the museum to become less stodgy. But most of all, we experience the great joy of spending time with such masters as Vermeer and Caravaggio and listening to the connoisseurs who discuss the aesthetic, historical, religious, and psychological underpinnings of these masterpieces. (181 mins., DCP)


POLISH CINEMA: Black Cross - January Performances in Columbus OhioPOLISH CINEMA: Black Cross
Presented by Wexner Center for the Arts
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

JANUARY 25, 2015
2:00 PM – 4:00 pm
$6.00 – $8.00
The first Polish historical blockbuster and still the most-viewed Polish film of all time, Black Cross is a widescreen medieval epic overflowing with sumptuous pageantry, thunderous action, and glorious Eastmancolor. With faithful historical detail, the film depicts the heroic Polish campaign against the Order of the Teutonic Knights, which offers vicarious redemptive allegories for the horrors and humiliations that the Poles suffered from the Nazis during a much more recent war. (165 mins., DCP)