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Off the Cuff with Seven Day Itch

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Itching for a Tuesday night out? Here are seven great events starting today in Columbus (and one tomorrow).

One night only:

Starts October 7th:

Starts October 8th:


Film Screening, Art 21: Secrets
Venue: Denison University Slayter Auditorium

October 7th
7 PM

Episode: Secrets

Art21 has come to Denison! Enjoy watching season 7 prior to the nationwide premiere. Watch and learn about artists featured in the series as they demonstrate the breath of artistic practice across the United States. Each episode will have a short discussion panel comprised of Junior and Senior Studio Art and Art History majors along with special alumni guests.

Popcorn and soda provided.


Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Simon Winchester
Venue: Columbus Museum of Art

October 7th
7:30 – 9 PM


Join acclaimed bestselling New York Times author Simon Winchester as he reads from his first book about American history, The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible. In his latest, Winchester brings alive the fascinating, intrepid, unusual men who unified the citizenry and geography of our country. From Pittsburgh to Portland, Oregon; Seattle to Anchorage, and places in-between, he guides the reader in discovering how the disparate parts of America came together as One Nation: Indivisible. A coffee and cookie reception will follow the reading, along with an opportunity to buy the author’s book and have it signed.


Junior Prom
Venue: The Basement

October 7th
7 PM

Junior Prom is a music duo composed of Erik Ratensperger and Mark Solomich. Based in Brooklyn, the two have been operating since 2012 and released their debut EP in February 2014.


The art of Mark Beyer at Gallery 831
Venue: Gallery 831

October 7th – 13th
3 – 9 PM

At the request of the American Folk Art Society of America, an exhibition of select work by recent Raw Vision magazine cover artist Mark Beyer from the extensive collection of Thomas Arlen Wagner.


Zumba Fitness Classes
Venue: The ML Dance Academy

October 7th – 28th
$10.00 – 80.00

The class that started the dance-fitness revolution and changed the way we look at a “workout” forever. It’s fun, effective and best of all? Made for everyone!


“The Piano Roles” led by Dave Powers
Venue: Jazz Academy

October 7th – November 25th
7 – 9 PM
Registration Fee: $115 for community partners / $125 general registration

Join renowned pianist, educator, and musical personality Dave Powers as he embarks on a journey through jazz history and pop culture highlighting the great jazz pianists and the piano’s role in jazz and popular music. For people of all ages – no experience in jazz necessary. Pre-registration is requested and available at


Third Annual Columbus Unscripted Improv Festival
Venue: The Wild Goose Creative

October 8th -11th
7:30 – 10 PM
$10.00 – $30.00


Central Ohioans will receive a huge helping of laughter October 8-11 during Columbus’ third annual improv comedy festival, Columbus Unscripted. Produced by Columbus Unscripted, the festival will include professional-level improvisational workshops as well as performances by over 15 local improv troupes and nationally acclaimed improvisers, Jamie Campbell, The Stevens Family and Hitch*Cocktails from the Annoyance Theatre Chicago.

Improvisation is the art of spontaneous performance. Everything that happens between performers on stage is entirely spontaneous; no scripts or preparation. Scenes are character-driven, and inspired by a single suggestion from the audience.

Special package discounts available as well as workshops for children on Saturday. Please contact Bill Sabo, Producer, (614-589-2455) or visit to register for workshops and/or purchase tickets online.