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Weekend Warriors: Mid-October Madness

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Well, not “madness,” but you’ll be mad if you miss all of these eleven great events this weekend!

Thursday, October 16th:

Friday, October 17th:

Saturday, October 18th:

Sunday, October 19th:

MadLab presents Memory Fragments
Venue: MadLab

October 16th – November 1st
8:00 PM
$8.00 – $12.00

The World premiere of Sam Wallin’s futuristic murder mystery about Detective Cloud sifting through others memories, including his own, to solve a murder in a corporate virtual world where nothing is ever as it appears.

Memory Fragments Synopsis

In the future, your memories will be recorded in 3D, for playback and interaction at your leisure. Until you’re murdered, of course – then your memories will become key pieces of evidence in the investigation into your death. What was the last thing you remember? Did you get a good look at your killer? Is the clue to solve your murder hiding in a tender moment with your lover? In Memory Fragments, Detective Cloud navigates this all-too-plausible vision of the future as he examines the shattered and decaying memories of a young man brutally murdered.

Columbus Haunted History Tour
Venue: ShowMeColumbus Tours

ShortNorth-GoJackets-mediumOctober 16th – 29th
7:00 PM
$15.00 – $25.00

What might make a city haunted?

While Columbus has a rich and vibrant history, there is also a dark side to our past. In this 2-hour, walking tour, we’ll visit a number of fantastic locations through the Short North, Arena District, and Downtown. Each location has its own tale and experience. From a cold winter murder to a hot prison fire to secret tunnels under the city, Columbus is full of haunted tales. All in all, we’ll attempt to answer the question, “what might make a city haunted?”

This is not a ghost hunting tour, but is a chance to explore Columbus’ haunted past. We’ll have a great time walking and sharing stories. Join me on one of the listed dates or contact me for a customized, private tour. Those who are 21 might enjoy grabbing a drink at some of the oldest and most haunted bars in the city. Those under 21 can still enjoy the experience, just contact me for details.

Join me…if you dare!

Walk the streets of Columbus hearing stories of Columbus’ dark past.
Listen for the hooded man under high street.
Enjoy a drink in one of Columbus’ oldest bars.
Imagine Columbus as it was along the Scioto River.
Learn what is underneath the North Market
Hear documented haunted stories from some of your favorite Columbus locations.
Answer the question, “What might make a city haunted?”

COSI Sustainability Series: In Organic We Trust
Venue: COSI Columbus

October 16th
6:30 PM
$10.00 – $14.00

6:30-7:15 Series kick-off featuring local resources, refreshments included
7:15-8:50 In Organic We Trust screening
8:50-9:30 Expert presentation followed by Q&A

In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that follows director and producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat.

Support for the Sustainability Series Provided by:
The Green Funds of the Columbus Foundation
The Ohio State University Office of Energy and Environment


VISITING FILMMAKERS: A Conversation with Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video TheaterTerryZwigoff_1-medium

October 16th
7:00 PM
$8.00 – $10.00

Terry Zwigoff was inspired to take up filmmaking to tell the story of the obscure blues musician Howard Armstrong. The resulting film, Louie Bluie, hinted at Zwigoff’s penchant for the esoteric and a fascination with characters-both real and fictitious-that live and work on the fringes of the mainstream. We’re thrilled to present this full retrospective as part of our 25th Anniversary Season and to host the filmmaker on October 16 for a conversation about his career, which also includes a documentary on Robert Crumb, two collaborations with cartoonist Daniel Clowes, and Bad Santa, one of the most unlikely holiday films ever made.

After Louie Bluie and his breakthrough with the landmark documentary Crumb, Terry Zwigoff has gone on to create a distinctive and unlikely career making feature films about alienated misfits. Join us for a discussion with Terry Zwigoff and Director of Film/Video David Filipi that’s punctuated by clips from Zwigoff’s films.

bassnectar1-mediumVenue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

October 16
7:00 PM

Opening Artist: Kill Paris, Son of Kick


Burlesque Bingo
Venue: Camelot Cellars Wineryburlesquebingo_event-_2014-medium

October 17th
8:00 PM

Did someone say.. Burlesque Bingo!? We did! And it’s going to be fun!

Join us on Friday, October 17th from 8pm – 10pm for a completely unique evening of Bingo… but it’s not going to be quiet, slow & boring like “Grandma’s” Bingo. We will have wines served all evening long by The Sexy Vixens of Crimson Lace Cabaret! See … we said it wasn’t like your Grandma’s! You will have a chance to enter the 50/50 raffle as well. Don’t be shy, this night is going to be fun, spicy and perfect for a Fall get together with friends!

CMH Fashion Week’s 5th Annual Finale Runway Show
5th_annual_finale_show_image-mediumVenue: Columbus Athenaeum

October 18th
8:00 PM

The Finale Runway Show is THE FASHION EVENT of the year. This year CMH Fashion Week will celebrate its 5th anniversary as designers showcase their lines back to-back down the runway in a high-energy, produced show. CMH Fashion Week’s designer committee carefully selects local and up-and-coming designers to showcase in addition to a headliner designer to end the show with that extra wow. This year’s Finale Runway Show will take in the historic Columbus Athenaeum. Althea Harper, Project Runway finalist, is the 2014 CMH Fashion Week Finale Runway Show Headline Designer.

Trapped in a Room With a Zombie
Venue: Columbus Idea Foundry

Wednesdays – Sundays
Times Vary

You have 60 minutes to escape the room. There is 1 hungry zombie chained to the wall. Every 5 minutes a buzzer sounds & the chain is released another foot from the wall! WILL YOU ESCAPE IN TIME OR…WILL YOU BE EATEN?

Prepare to be locked in a room with up to 11 other people and a Zombie that is chained to the wall! Hidden in the room is a key that will unlock the door to your freedom. To find the key you must locate numerous clues and solve riddles. Every five minutes the hungry Zombie’s chain will be released another foot. Within an hour, the Zombie will be able to reach you. You have 60 minutes to the find clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the door and escape the room without getting eaten! Are you smarter than a Zombie? Find out!

For more information or to buy tickets please visit

A Joyful Noise! Presents Mendelssohn Liedertafel & Germania Volkstänzers
Venue: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

October 19th
7:30 PM

A Joyful Noise Concert Series welcomes Mendelssohn Liedertafel and Germania Volkstänzers for a “Night of German Music and Dance”. Alphorns, Germania Dancers, and the Mendelssohn Liedertafel choir perform a night of music and dance both in German and English.

A Joyful Noise opens its sixth season this September and offers a variety of musical styles to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Family and the wider community of Westerville. Supported entirely by volunteers, the concert series is made up of diverse groups of performers delivering a variety of musical styles. There will be eight performances this season, all in Grace’s beautiful worship space. Concerts are free to the public and a reception follows each performance. A free-will offering is taken.

An Evening with Jerry Lewis Live!
JerryLewis_620x340_new-mediumVenue: Mershon Auditorium

October 19th
7:00 PM
$39.00 – $79.00

Spend an evening with Jerry Lewis, an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. Lewis is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. Don’t miss this chance to see an American legend LIVE on stage at Mershon Auditorium – Sunday, October 19 at 7PM for a special night filled with stories and laughter!

Amon Amarth: Deceiver of The Gods Tour
Venue: Newport Music Hall

October 19th
6:30 PM

Opening Artists: Sabaton, Skeletonwitch