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Weekend Warriors: Remember, Remember, the Arts in November!

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Gallery of Echoes, The CMA Experience
Venue: Shadowbox Live

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In collaboration with the Columbus Museum of Art, Shadowbox Live presents The Gallery of Echoes: a 22-song cycle, multi-media performance where the artwork takes center stage. Original rock ‘n’ roll, evocative video, and contemporary dance compliment the visceral artwork selected from the museum’s permanent collection for this one-of-a-kind production.

Gallery of Echoes is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Major Sponsors: Mills James Creative Media, GCAC (Greater Columbus Arts Council); Supporting Sponsor: Limited Brands; Contributing Sponsor: Saul Schottenstein Foundation D. Gallery of Echoes was the winner of the 2014 Artistic Excellence award by GCAC.

For reservations and more information visit or call 614-416-7625.

Caroling Catastrophe (Columbus) presented by Mayhem & Mystery
Venue: The Columbus Spaghetti Warehouse28052_4807357503394_1359548653_n_1_-medium

November 4th – December 30th
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Melody Madrigal wants to help everyone in her neighborhood know that Christmas is coming. With the help of Yule Canzonet, Melody has planned a caroling night to bring Joy to the World. The chorus will sing all through the night, wishing Happy Holidays to all. Unfortunately, not everyone shares Melody’s crooning enthusiasm. Some prefer her to go tell it on the mountain instead of the cul-de-sac. Will it be a Christmas to remember where bells will be ringing, or will it be a silent night with no joyous strains? Do you hear what I hear? Join Mayhem & Mystery for Holiday fun. Christmas won’t be the same this year. Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 25, and December 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2014, plus Thursdays, December 4, 11, & 18, 2014.

Our Holiday Who-Done-Its are extra fun. Bring a group of family or friends and take a break from the rush and business of the Holidays. The cast interacts with the audience and includes them in the show. Everyone tries to solve the crime to win prizes. Price (25.95) includes dinner (bread, salad, select entrees, dessert, and coffee/tea/pop) and mystery show; tax and gratuity additional. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 614.464.0143. All Scripts are by Jerry and Tamra Francis. Additional details are available at

2014 Columbus Veterans Day Parade (Friday, November 7th at noon), proudly sponsored by MilVets
Venue: Downtown Columbus

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12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

On Friday, November 7th, the Columbus Veterans Day Parade celebrates the theme of Paying Forward with our Honorary Grand Marshal, Gold Star Kid Myles Eckert and Lt. Col Frank Dailey. Myles is the young Ohio boy who famously paid it forward with $20 he found in a parking lot. Myles gave an unknown soldier, Lt. Col. Dailey of the Air National Guard, the $20 he found in memory of his father, Sgt. Andy Eckert, who was killed in Iraq.

MilVets is proud to honor those who have served and provide special recognition to the honorable young son of one of Ohio’s fallen heroes, and his selfless gift and personal note to an unknown Soldier in uniform.

The Veterans Day National Committee has recognized this event and designated Columbus, Ohio as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day 2014. The parade, sponsored by the Military/Veterans Educational Foundation (MilVets), will begin at Nationwide Plaza and North High Street, proceeding south on High Street, turning west on Broad St. and ending at Veterans Memorial. Participation is free and open to the public. Parade highlights include school bands, local military units, ROTC units from around Central Ohio, military vehicles, community groups, veteran groups, and Santa.

As always, the Parade marks Santa’s first visit of the holiday season to Columbus. The Marines and Santa will close out the Veterans Day parade with their float where they will be collecting new unwrapped for Toys-for-Tots.

About MilVets: The Military Veterans Educational Foundation, Inc. (MilVets) was founded in 1986 with the purpose of promoting loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage (LDRSHIP) through continuing education via academic scholarships. for more information, visit

Jazz Arts Group’s “One Night Only” annual celebration
Venue: Lincoln TheatreONO2014_webbanner-medium

November 7th
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
$50.00 – $150.00

Please join us on Friday, November 7 at the Lincoln Theatre for a night to remember.

The historic Lincoln Theatre will be in full swing with the remarkable Tony Monaco Trio in the ballroom, and Columbus Youth Jazz members led by Mark Donavan in the Jazz Academy. Then the main stage spotlight shines bright on a star-studded group led by trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, featuring a special return appearance by Los Angeles soul singer Chris Pierce lending his incredible vocals to the bill. Finally, One Night Only dances into the night with a soulful after-party featuring MojoFlo in the ballroom as the Jazz Academy transforms into an intimate jazz club starring Anna & the Consequences to cap off the night. One Night Only showcases some of Columbus’ brightest talent performing distinctly American styles, all to support the mission of the Jazz Arts Group. Please join us for this night to remember!

One Night Only Schedule of Events:

  • 6:00 PM – Lincoln Theatre welcomes you with food from American Culinary Federation (Columbus Chapter), drink, silent auction & great music
  • 8:00 PM – One Night Only concert on Lincoln Theatre’s Main Stage
  • 9:30 PM – Dancing & desserts at the after-party in the 2nd floor ballroom and 4th floor Jazz Academy

One Night Only showcases some of Columbus’ brightest talent performing distinctly American styles, all to support the mission of the Jazz Arts Group.

  • All-Access Pass: $150 per person
  • Concert & After-Party: $50 per person

ARTIST’S TALKS: Kerry James Marshall
Venue: Mershon Auditorium

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7:30 – 9:00 PM

Dynamic Chicago-based artist, MacArthur Fellow, and past Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient Kerry James Marshall visits to discuss his career and the importance of art education. An internationally renowned painter, master draftsman, photographer, video maker, and sculptor, Marshall carries forward the figurative tradition on view in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection while drawing our attention to race, representation, and the invisibility of African Americans in Western art history. He shares his thoughts on the influence of the modern masters featured in Transfigurations in a video on view in the galleries’ reading room as part of the exhibition. Marshall’s work has been featured at the center multiple times, including in the solo exhibition Every Beat of My Heart (2008) and last fall as part of Blues for Smoke (2013). This talk also serves as the keynote address for the 2014 Ohio Art Education Association conference.

Marshall was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955 and is now based in Chicago. His works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Studio Museum of Harlem; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Columbus Museum of Art. Recently the subject of the traveling retrospective Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff, his work has also been shown at the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and in other exhibitions from coast to coast and abroad.

Cosponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Ohio Art Education Association.

Hesperus: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Venue: Drexel Theatrehunchbackposter-medium

November 7th
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1923 silent film starring Lon Chaney, accompanied by Hesperus

THEY’RE BACK! Last season, Hesperus thrilled EMC audience members with its performance at the Drexel Theatre, accompanying the silent film “The Mark of Zorro!” This time, Hesperus will take listeners on a journey to Renaissance France with the 1923 silent film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” starring Lon Chaney. Innovative, historically informed and multicultural, HESPERUS brings history alive with silent movie scores, cultural fusions and single genre early music programs from the Middle Ages through the American Revolution. Whatever the genre, HESPERUS performs with creative energy, technical assurance and a sense of fun. “A trademark blend of expertise and playfulness”- Washington Post.

Curt Butler: Echos of Place
Venue:Brandt-Roberts Galleries

November 7th – November 30th
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Artist’s Reception Sunday, November 9th from 1 to 3 pm
Exhibition on view from November 7th to November 30th

Curt Butler’s vibrant landscape and urban scenes depict the recollection of a place rather then a literal interpretation of a distinct locale. Capturing both recognizable scenes of Columbus as well as undiscovered settings, Butler’s luminescent paintings function as a memory on canvas. Butler works with the delicate medium of encaustic, a melted beeswax, fusing it with oil paint and then building up layers of color that resonate with a subtle waxy sheen. Butler often scratches into the painting’s surface, revealing the layered history of it’s creation, and contributing the overall sense of memory in the painting’s final composition.

CONTEMPORARY SCREEN: The Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

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7:00 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

Held each fall, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest of its kind in North America. This traveling program includes highlights from the 2014 festival and displays the wide array of styles and subjects being explored by animators from around the world. Please note: this program includes content not appropriate for children. (approx. 75 mins., video)

1000 Plateaus (Steven Woloshen, Canada)
Marilyn Myller (Mikey Please, UK)
Eager (Allison Schulnik, US)
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Konstantin Bronzit, Russia)
Butter Ya’ Self (Julian Petschek, US)
The Pride of Strathmoor (Einar Baldvin, US & Iceland)
Unity (Tobias Stretch, US)
Things Don’t Fit (Tim Divall, UK)
Hipopotamy (Piotr Dumala, Poland)
Lesley The Pony Has an A+ Day (Christian Larrave, US)

Beyond the Battlefield Civil War Symposium
Venue:Ohio History Center

November 7th – November 8th
Friday 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM
Free – $20.00

Explore a different side of Civil War history at the Beyond the Battlefield Civil War Symposium at the Ohio History Center on November 7 and 8. Americans know the Civil War as a military conflict that led to the abolition of slavery. But, the Civil War also touched the lives of Ohioans lives’ in unexpected ways that reverberated for generations to come. The war shaped Ohio’s government, industry, agriculture, and infrastructure. Women, African Americans, families, and immigrants all found new roles as men were off fighting for an extended time. The scale and brutality of the conflict prompted Ohioans to think deeply about their values, especially the meaning of equality and citizenship. Until World War II, no public event in Ohio had a more profound impact on its people and their history than the Civil War.

Join historians and members of the Ohio Civil War 150 Advisory Committee as they explore these questions and come with questions of your own for our panelists. The symposium kicks off with a reception at 7pm on November 7 at the Ohio History Center, with an introductory talk by noted military historian and Ohio State University professor Mark Grimsley. Grimsley introduces a topic vital to complete understanding of the Civil War but often lost amid the emphasis on political war measures and battlefield events: the Northern and Southern home fronts. Admission to the reception is $20/person and advanced registration is required. Saturday, November 8 will feature a day full of panels that are free with admission to the Ohio History Center.

Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theaterstraydogs_1-medium

November 8th
7:00 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Venice, Stray Dogs is a haunting, audacious tale of existence on the margins of Taipei from the great Tsai Ming-liang (What Time Is It There?, Goodbye, Dragon Inn). In it, a father and his two children wander the city looking for free food samples, take shelter in abandoned buildings, or make money as a “human billboard.” Tsai pushes his austere minimalism to new extremes in this film, masterfully chronicling both “social realities and darkly comic dreams of despair” (Film Comment). (138 mins., DCP)

FILM AND VIDEO: The Mystery of Picasso
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

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2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

“A work by Picasso created before our very eyes! That is a miracle that, if need be, would justify the greatness of cinema.”-François Truffaut

Clouzot’s dreamlike documentary The Mystery of Picasso captures the great master at work, providing a revealing and thrilling look at the metamorphosis of a painting. Clouzot not only films Picasso in the act of drawing and painting, but through clever editing and the use of transparent surfaces, makes it seem as if the works themselves evolve layer by layer. The finished pieces were destroyed at the end of the shoot, making the film the sole record of these ephemeral works. Figurative masterworks by Picasso are featured in our fall exhibition Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. (78 mins., 35mm).

Carol Boram-Hays | Andrew McCauley
Venue: ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists

November 1st -29th
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, from 7-10 p.m.
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, November 22, at 2:30 p.m.
Closed November 27 & 28

ROY G BIV Gallery proudly presents the work of Carol Boram-Hays and Andrew McCauley. Boram-Hays’ compelling yet toxic sculptures explore our conflicted relationship with industrialization. McCauley’s scorched paintings portray the atrophy caused by multiple sclerosis.

Carol Boram-Hays explores our conflicted relationship with industrialized culture by creating sculptures like the products we consume, simultaneously compelling and toxic. She reclaims metal remains from industrial sites, casts them in concrete, and then uses mason stains to color their surfaces. The colors evoke the weathering of abandoned factory sites, while the uncanny forms suggest the way these places are naturally reanimating. Boram-Hays’ artistic practice is her way of making peace with the post-industrial legacy that our society has inherited, while also revealing the hidden environmental costs that continue to be a product of our lifestyle. Carol Boram-Hays has exhibited her work throughout the US and Germany and completed her first large-scale temporary outdoor installation this summer. She received her PhD and MA in History of Art from the Ohio State University.

Andrew McCauley’s paintings portray the atrophy that autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis have on the body and mind. He depicts intentionally unsophisticated characters caught in the experience of losing mobility and memories. After using a variety of two-dimensional materials, McCauley ignites his work with gasoline. This act of erasure is a metaphor for memory loss and provides a dark assessment of a body descending into complete system failure. Andrew McCauley works as an instructor in CORE studio at Columbus College of Art & Design. He was recently awarded the GCAC Artist Exchange Fellowship and will be traveling to Dresden, Germany, in the summer of 2015. He received his MFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and his BFA from Ball State University.

Super Sidekick: The Musical
Venue:Columbus Children’s Theatre

Super_Sidekick-mediumOctober 23rd – November 9th
Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 PM
Sundays  1:00 & 3:00 PM
$12.00 – $25.00

Book by Gregory Crafts
Music and Lyrics by Michel Gordon Shapiro

60 Minutes, Recommended for everyone age 4 and older


When famous superhero Blackjack the Bold is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, it’s up to his assistant Inky to step up and save the day! Little does he know that he’ll also have to contend with Ninja Koalas, dark caves, secret weapons, and an abducted princess who’s considerably braver than he is. Colorful characters, witty humor, and upbeat catchy music makes Super Sidekick: The Musical a treat for kids of all ages.