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Weekend Warriors: Sixteen by the 16th

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We’re halfway through November! Here are 16 great events to attend by the 16th.

Friday, November 15th

Saturday, November 15th

Sunday, November 16th

Cultural Arts Center Studio Art Sale 11/14 5-8 pm & 11/15 10 am – 2 pm
Venue: Columbus Cultural Arts Center

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Friday 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Start your holiday shopping at the Cultural Arts Center’s big Studio Sale Friday, November 14, 5-8 pm and Saturday, November 15, 10 am – 2 pm. Everything made by the Students and Faculty of the Cultural Arts Center. Jewelry, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, enamels, and fiber arts will fill the Main Gallery. 139 West Main Street downtown, across from Bicentennial Park.

Yve-Alain Bois with Lisa Florman and Philip Armstrong:The Artistic Milieu of Postwar Paris
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

November 14th
4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Join us for this conversation that pairs acclaimed art historians and Picasso experts Yve-Alain Bois, Lisa Florman, and Philip Armstrong for a discussion of the artist’s works, including those in our fall exhibition, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection.yvealainbois_1-medium

A widely recognized specialist in 20th-century art and longtime editor for the journal October, Yve-Alain Bois has curated and co-curated a number of highly regarded exhibitions, including Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry (1999) and Picasso Harlequin 1917-1937 (2008). His influential books include Painting as Model (1990); Formless: A User’s Guide (with Rosalind Krauss, 1997), Matisse and Picasso (1998); and Art Since 1900 (with Benjamin Buchloh, Hal Foster, and Rosalind Krauss, 2004). Bois is currently working on a study of Barnett Newman’s paintings and the catalogue raisonné of Ellsworth Kelly’s paintings and sculptures. He has previously taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University and is now a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Ohio State Professor and Chair of History of Art Lisa Florman’s primary interests are modernism, the history of art history, and above all, the intersection of the two. Florman’s first book, Myth and Metamorphosis (2000), examined Picasso’s classicizing prints of the 1930s in the context of both surrealism and contemporaneous understandings of classical antiquity. Her second book, Concerning the Spiritual-and the Concrete-in Kandinsky’s Art was published this year by Stanford University Press. Florman contributed the essay “Vis-à-vis: Regarding Picasso’s Figure Paintings” to the Transfigurations exhibition catalogue.

Ohio State Associate Professor of Comparative Studies Philip Armstrong has published widely in the area of contemporary visual arts and culture and has written numerous essays on contemporary political theory. His recent publications include As Painting: Division and Displacement with Laura Lisbon and Stephen Melville (2001), Reticulations: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Networks of the Political (2009), and Jean-Luc Nancy: Politique et au-delà with Jason Smith (2011).

Venue: Peace Lutheran Church

November 14th & November 16th
Friday 7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
$5.00 – $30.00

A mid-century comic opera sung in English, originally written as a radio play. Featuring all local opera singers and the Opera Project Columbus Chamber Orchestra led by Maestro Alessandro Siciliani.

CS Gallery Presents: 100 Under 100
Venue: CS Gallery & Events

November 14th
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Opening night: Friday, November 14th, 6-9pm. Well, we made it! CS Gallery has reached its 100th show! It’s been a wild ride, but we are still going strong! This is going to be a huge show featuring 100 works from 50 amazing local artists. Each artist will be selling at least one of their works for 100 dollars or less. If you are interested in collecting art but haven’t had the means, this is the show for you. The artist reception will feature live music by Jeff McCargish.

Featured Artists: Katalin Beavers, Jeff Leonard, Jorge Vales, Paul Schoo, Mireya Schoo, Aaron Sheldon, Tiffany Christopher, Katerina Harris, Tom Sherman, Chris Pemberton & many more.

Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer
Venue: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington

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7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
$12.00 – $15.00

Johannes Vermeer, from The National Gallery of London. Produced by Phil Grabsky

This great film series allows you the chance to view classic exhibits from museums around the world, from the comfort of our intimate theatre.In an exhibition entitled ‘Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure’, The National Gallery has chosen to focus on Vermeer’s relationship with music. It is one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and reveals an enormous amount about this most fascinating of artists.

Crafternoons!: Recycled Winter Ornaments
Venue: Urban Arts Space

November 15th
1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Crafternoons! is a creative art-making program geared towards adults who love innovative and crafty projects. Guests 16 and over create unique projects each month with supplies provided by the space. Free and open to all with RSVP required.

This month, we will be making recycled winter ornaments! Using recycled decorative paper, we will create two unique styles of 3D snowflake ornaments, as well as ornaments out of paper maché. Come learn how to make these three distinct styles of ornaments in order to decorate your home, your office, or even give as gifts!

Even though some of these crafts may be accessible for children under 16, we ask that guests only 16 and over register for Crafternoons! Parents, please see our Art Explorations program on the second Saturday of the month for our guests ages 4-11 years old. For questions, contact

Open Door Art Studio Presents Red Hot
Venue: Open Door Art StudioREDHOT_Front_web__2_-medium

November 15th
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Red Hot is an all encompassing exhibition featuring artists with disabilities from Open Door Art Studio as well as the staff artists. All parties involved were asked to reflect on the theme “Red Hot,” and create a piece that best expresses themselves as artists. This unique exhibition is an excellent opportunity to experience the space and get to know about all of the artists represented by Open Door Art Studio.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 5pm‐7pm
Exhibition on view from November 15th – December 15th

The community is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, November 15th from 5pm until 7pm in Open Door Art Studio’s spacious gallery at 1050 Goodale Boulevard. Viewers will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of work from over 65 artists ranging in size and style. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served in this unique and inspiring art setting. For those unable to attend the reception, the exhibit will be on display from November 15th‐ December 15th.

PBJ & Jazz: Rachel Sepulveda & Ritmo Ondas
Venue: Lincoln Theatre

November 15th
10:00 AM — 12:30 PM
$5.00 – $20.00

PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebecca Ogden – and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.

PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children receive a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, juice and a cookie. The 2014-15 concerts will be held in the ballroom in the Lincoln Theatre complex, 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203. All concerts begin promptly at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Call 614-294-5200 for more information.

The PBJ & Jazz series is presented by Bob Evans Farms with ongoing support from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and The Columbus Foundation. Exclusive media support is provided by WCBE 90.5 FM.

Award Winning LGBT Shorts
Venue: Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse

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6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Free – $5.00

The Columbus International Film + Video Festival and LGBTFEST Stonewall Columbus present: Award Winning LGBT Shorts

Reception at 6:00pm, films at 7:00pm
Admission is FREE for CFC/CIFVF members, all others just $5.

No No, Homo, Jerell Rosales, 3 minutes
Princesa, Drew Stephens, 12 minutes
Electric Indigo, Jean-Julien Collette, 24 minutes
Furious St. Jack & Otter, Alone, Ethan Roberts, 6 minutes
Swadhisthana, Joel Mahr, 20 minutes
End Of Season Sale, Eli Glazer and Nella Harush, 35 minutes
Brace, Jake Graf and Sophy Holland, 24 minutes

Columbus Women’s Chorus Friends and Family: Peace at Home, Peace on Earth
Venue: King Avenue United Methodist Church

November 16th
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Free – $15.00

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Columbus Women’s Chorus, Columbus’s only​ ​feminist chorus, will be performing our traditional​ ​”Friends and Family” concert, subtitled “Peace​ ​at Home, Peace on Earth.” It will feature new​ ​songs celebrating the female spirit, favorites​ ​from the past season, and a look forward to a​ ​holiday season surrounded by family, love, and​ ​peace. Family friendly. For more information and/or to join the chorus please see or call 614-636-3541.

Family Fun–Natures Art
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardensfallcompressed-medium

November 15
11:00 AM — 2:00 PM
$6.00 – $12.00

Make an animal friend out of natures art supplies. 2pm: Capital University Philomel performs.

Tellabration 2014 For Grownups
Venue: Ohio History Center

November 15th
7:30 PM — 9:30 PM

Saturday, November 15, 2014, SOCO, Storytellers Of Central Ohio, will present “Tellabration 2014 For Grownups”, at the Ohio History Center Auditorium, I-71 & 17th Ave., Columbus, OH, at 7:30 pm The doors will open at 7:00 pm.

Tellabration is a world-wide annual event ( celebrating the art of storytelling. The local event features the storytellers of the Storytellers of Central Ohio (SOCO). For this event, a “grownup” is considered to be someone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90 minute concert of diverse and entertaining stories.

McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra
Venue: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington

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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$12.00 – $25.00

Enjoy wonderful classical pieces in the intimate setting of our Bronwynn Theatre. Performed by our chamber orchestra, under the direction of Antoine T. Clark.

Nocturno in C Major for Eleven Winds ~ Felix Mendelssohn
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1 ~ Joseph Hadyn
Luis Biava, Cello – Columbus Symphony
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K.543 ~ Wolfgang A. Mozart

2014-2015 Season Concert Subscription $90

Kinder Chor at the Conservatory
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

November 16th
2:00 PM
$6.00 – $12.00

Kinder Chor, The Columbus German Children’s Choir will perform in the Conservatory Atrium at 2pm.

Ray Holman-Miami University-Canal Winchester Steel Band Concert
Venue: Canal Winchester High SchoolFB_Banner-medium

November 16th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$5.00 – $10.00

An Incredible Night of Steel Band and World Music. The Canal Winchester High School Music Department is excited to announce Trinidad native, Ray Holman in concert Sunday, November 16 at 6:00pm. Mr. Holman, known as “The Mozart of the Steel Pan,” will be making his Central Ohio premier as he performs with the nation’s #1 College Steel Band, the Miami University Steel Band and Canal Winchester’s own Winchester Steel Co.

Xclaim Dance Company 2014-2015 Season Premiere: BLUE
Venue: Columbus Dance Theatre’s Fisher Theatre

November 13th – 16th
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 8:00 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM
$10.00 – $20.00

Xclaim Dance Company Director Mariah Layne French and veteran company members are crafting a collection of original work for stage and film. The live season premiere of BLUE is scheduled for mid-November at the Columbus Dance Theatre.

Act One will feature a multimedia collage dance work inspired by the iconic Miles Davis Album “Kind of Blue,” a work in progress preview for the upcoming film release, which is a collaboration with local filmmaker Terry Wilson and Columbus area musicians. Act Two will feature three eclectic contemporary works entitled Blue Like Jazz, Oceans and Sky, and Boom Chic, all centered around the blue rhythm and tones in life.

This project is made possible by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council’s Project Support Grants. Film screening date to be determined. For more information, please visit