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Off the Cuff: It’s All November Now

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Dublin Arts Council Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Venue: Dublin Arts Center

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6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Gather with friends, neighbors, and DAC board members to enjoy a casual evening at the historic and beautiful Dublin Arts Center, where you can sample an array of fine red and white wines, hors d’oeuvres and more— all while supporting DAC’s arts and arts education programming.

The wine tasting fundraiser will take place as part of a pre-opening reception for the solo exhibition of accomplished local glass artist Anthony Gelpi. The evening offers the first look at this stunning artwork, and, of course, our popular Wine Wall will be bursting with fine wines, just waiting to be taken home!

Please plan to join us for this intimate evening in support of the arts in Dublin.


Thurber House Book Reading with Janet Evanovich
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7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
$20.00 – $40.00

Step into a world of secret agents, thieves and con artists. Thurber House presents a special event featuring #1 New York Times best-selling author Janet Evanovich. Join Janet in Columbus as she celebrates her newest book release with a reading and discussion of her latest Fox and O’Hare novel The Job on November 18.

Janet, author of the popular Stephanie Plum mystery series, has partnered with Lee Goldberg, author and writer for the hit TV show Monk, to create the bestselling Fox and O’Hare series. The series follows ex-con artist Nicolas Fox who gets captured by the FBI, then convinces them to give him a job. He is assigned to work with Special Agent Kate O’Hare, and they travel worldwide to track down corrupt businessmen and thieves – as long as they don’t kill each other first.

Availability for the reading is limited to first come, first serve. The Job will be available for purchase and signing by Janet after the reading. Tickets are available for the reading and a copy of The Job or for the reading only.

Tickets for the reading and a copy of the book are $40. Tickets for the reading only are $20. They can be purchased in advance by phone: 614-464-1032 x. 11; online at; or at the event. A special thank you to PNC Bank for their generous support of this event.


An Evening of Shorts At Brothers Drake Meadery
Venue: Brothers Drake Meadery and Bar

8:00 PM — 9:30 PM

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival presents: An Evening of Shorts At Brothers Drake Meadery

The Columbus Film Council presents an evening of award winning short films – narrative, experimental and documentary, local and international. Admission is FREE. Everyone is invited to join us for one of the most popular events of the festival – compelling films, locally-crafted mead and authentic Japanese cuisine from Tokyo GoGo.

An Impossible Mission: Ivory Coast Elephant Rescue, Michael Booth, 18 minutes
Mathilde S’extasie, Mario Ashkar, 7 minutes
Words to Remember, Pasquale Marco Veltri, 11 minutes
Drones In My Backyard, Alan Snitow, 14 minutes
Die Tapferen Haende im Chaos der Zeit
(Valiant Hands in the Chaos of Time), Mika’Ela Fisher, 19 minutes


CLASSICS: Level Five
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

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7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

“There is nothing else in theaters now that feels quite as new.”-New York Times

Never before released in the US, Chris Marker’s Level Five follows Laura, a woman tasked with finishing a video game about the Battle of Okinawa that her lover started before he disappeared while researching the history of the conflict. Marker weaves in contemporary interviews with Japanese people (including director Nagisa Oshima) and haunting archival footage to ruminate on a tragedy practically unknown in the West. Atrocities against thousands of native Okinawans were committed by the Japanese military during the American invasion. Starring Marker muse Catherine Belkhodja. (106 mins., DCP)

Join Wex Curator-at-Large Bill Horrigan at 6 pm for a free informal talk exploring the themes and history behind Marker’s Level Five. Horrigan has written extensively on Marker and curated two Wexner Center exhibitions devoted to his work: Silent Movie (1995) and Staring Back (2007).


Love Is A Verb
Venue: Canzani Center AuditoriumLIAV2-medium

6:30 PM — 10:00 PM
$5.00 – $20.00

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival presents: A Niagra Foundation sponsored screening of Love Is A Verb

55 minutes

Terry Spencer Hesser, Stephan Mazure

Reception at 6:30pm ($15 plus $5 for the film or free for CFC/CIF+VF members). Reception includes food from Cafe Instanbul and live Turkish music.

Film at 8:00pm ($5 or free for CFC/CIF+VF members, CCAD students and staff) no advance ticket sales, pay at the door

Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s and now reaches across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service or The Gulen Movement after its inspiration, leader and beloved teacher Fethullah Gulen, a man that Time Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.


THEATER: Miranda July: New Society
Venue: Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts

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Miranda July

8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
$16.50 – $26.50

“An innovative theatrical experiment that illustrates the myriad ways societies form, cohere, change, fracture, and maybe persevere over time. Or you could describe it as a whimsical excursion into make-believe. You’d be on solid ground either way.”-Boston Globe

Over the Wexner Center’s history, we’ve not only introduced new names and important innovators in all fields, but have also enjoyed seeing key artists evolve. In particular, artists supported through the center’s Artist Residency Award program are often welcomed back so our audiences can see their latest ideas unfold. Performer, writer, and filmmaker Miranda July is such an artist: she received creative residency support from our film/video department early on and brought her singular performance works here as well. Now on the occasion of our 25th Anniversary Season, we’ve invited her to bring us all into the heart of her latest performance project, New Society.

Forward-thinking as ever, July’s new work is a delightful interactive immersion into the current state of our social contract and a wry group exercise to redraft key clauses for the future. Blending fiction and real life with wit and insight, New Society intertwines the histories and ideas of the audience as July orchestrates a chronicle of time, love, and group faith into a playful synthesis of what is possible given two hours and a room full of strangers. Her disarming humor sets the tone as we come together to find the highest common denominator and develop new regard for how we collectively navigate this thing called life with the best of intentions.

As the Wexner Center looks ahead to forging fresh pathways to engage you in the coming decades, we first look, as always, to inventive artists to show us the way it’s done. Join in to welcome Miranda July back to the Wexner Center, as she cleverly lures us into affirming our citizenship in New Society and willingly pledging allegiance to the enduring spirit of creative enterprise.

$26.50 general public
$21.50 members
$16.50 students

Tickets include $1.50 CAPA Theater Preservation Fee. Tickets available at Ticketmaster and CAPA Ticket Office

 “The Urban Landscape” Poetry Reading
Venue: Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery

5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Join us in the Riffe Gallery for a reading by northeast Ohio poet, author and performer Ray McNiece, followed by an Open Mic session on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Please register for the Open Mic on our website Nov. 6 – Nov. 18.


An Evening of Student Shorts
Venue: CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium

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8:00 PM — 9:30 PM
Free – $5.00

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival presents: An Evening of Student Shorts curated by Matt and Nicolette Swift

A Silent Waltz, Isaac Elliott, 12 minutes
CottonDreams, Sandeep Rampal Balhara, 15 minutes
Laura versus Global Warming, Iryna Zhygaliuk, 6 minutes
Lady Parts, Emily Fraser, 6 minutes
Somos Amigos, Carlos Solano Perez, 13 minutes
漫漫舞 Dance! My Dream, YANG HAO SHIH, 30 minutes

Admission is FREE for students and CFC/CIFVF members, all others just $5.