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Step out this weekend for these ten events happening in Columbus! Some are just getting started; some are coming to an end; some are a one time dealio.

Weekend and Beyond




Recovery Art: A Group Exhibition of Local Artists in Recovery
Presented by Dublin Arts Council
Venue: Dublin Arts Center

October 3rd – November 7th

Opening reception
Tuesday, Oct. 7th
6 – 8 p.m.

Messages of hope, perseverance and personal recovery from mental illness or substance abuse are illuminated in Recovery Art: A Group Exhibition of Local Artists in Recovery at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, Oct. 3 through Nov. 7. The exhibition opens with a reception Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is underwritten by the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) with curatorial assistance from ALTernative, a Columbus-based artists’ collaborative. Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: or 614.889.7444. Free.

The Experience
Presented by Dark Woods & Farm
Venue: Dark Woods Outdoor Theatre

October 3rd – November 1st
8 – 11 PM

Dark Woods hosts The Experience Haunted Attraction, a chilling walk through the woods where live actors and special effects recreate the legend of Saran – a local tale of about a young girl who disappeared in the woods.

No gore, no rubber monsters and no chainsaws! Just you and “it” alone in the woods.

The International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc.
Presented by The International Gem & Jewelry Show
crowd_shot_9-mediumVenue: Greater Columbus Convention Center

October 3rd – 5th
12 – 5 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

The International Gem & Jewelry Show returns to the city of Columbus in a NEW location – the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Come shop the most unique selection of high quality jewelry direct from the designers and manufacturers! You will find stunning one of a kind pieces made in the USA and around the world by gifted designers. Shop for exceptional gems, jewelry and beads not found at the mall or online! Buy beautiful and unique gifts for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and that special person that helps you all year round! There is something for everyone…

The International Gem & Jewelry Show is one of the largest exhibitions of gems, minerals and jewelry in the world.

All under one roof our diverse exhibitors provide variety, selection and value.

Free Jewelry cleaning will be offered by Jewelbrite.

Jewelry Repair may be available. Call our office for further information at 301-294-1640 or email

Family Fun: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Presented by Columbus Children’s Theatre
Venue: Columbus Children’s Theatre

Flat_Stanley-mediumSeptember 18th – October 5th

Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 PM
Sundays at 1:00 & 3:00 PM

$12.00 – $25.00

Based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald and Jonathan K. Waller
Music by David Weinstein, Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller and Stephen Gabriel
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

One act, recommended for everyone age 4 and older

One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat… really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted, and cancelled from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. And whether he’s thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or “hanging ten” off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.

In __ We Trust: Art and Money
Presented by Columbus Museum of Art
Venue: Columbus Museum of Art

Ocotober 3rd – March 1st
10 AM – 5:30 PM
Free – $12.00

In __ We Trust: Art and Money features the work of more than 20 artists and collectives from diverse international backgrounds whose work addresses the meaning of money and its complex relationship to art. The exhibition presents works that take currency as a material or subject, involve transactions, precious materials, alternative forms of exchange, or otherwise explore the financial economy. Exploring the close-and often fraught-connections between art and commerce, these artists engage with issues of representation, trust and exchange that impact everyday life and are fundamental to the governing social, political and economic order.

Mark Gingerich Atmosphere & Light
Presented by Brandt-Roberts Galleries
Venue: Brandt-Roberts Galleries

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 3rd – October 31st

Artist’s Reception:
Friday, October 3rd
5:30 – 8 pm

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to present American Impressionist Society National Award Winner, Mark Gingerich, in a solo exhibition. Honoring the tradition of the impressionist painters, Gingerich shares their pursuit of achieving a truthful representation on canvas. With his own distinctive style, he is able to convey an authentic sense of atmosphere and light with a timeless perspective. Gingerich’s new body of work skillfully pairs a keen observation of the dynamic play of light and color with his confident and unmistakable brushwork.

Sunset Boulevard
Presented by Short North Stage
Venue: Garden Theater

October 2nd – October 19th
Friday and Saturday 8 – 10:30 PM
Sunday Matinee 3 – 5:30 PM
$25.00 – $40.00

Sunset Boulevard, a haunting musical allegory for life in Hollywood, is a rarely-produced Broadway masterpiece with a lush melodic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the classic Billy Wilder 1950 film, it won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1995, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actress. Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies.’ Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. Famous for such lines as “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille” and “I am big-it’s the pictures that got small”, Sunset Boulevard is a spell-binding fable of dreams along the street where movies were born.

Run Like A Girl Half Marathon 10K & 5K
rlag_2014-800-800-mediumPresented by ULTRAFIT-USA
Venue: Columbus Commons

October 4th
8 – 11 AM

Move over, boys – cause this one’s for the girls! We’re running for the wine!

Join this all-women’s premier event in Downtown Columbus at the Columbus Commons on October 4th. Proceeds will benefit Team in Training and runners may choose from a Half Marathon, 10K or 5K. All participants 21 and over will receive a bottle of Fancy Pants Cabernet and 21 and under will receive a non-alcoholic bottled beverage as well.

Registration at
Please contact with any questions.

Family Fun: Pitcher Plant Bug Game & The Little Shop of Horrors
Presented by Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

October 4th – 5th
11 AM – 2 PM
$6.00 – $12.00

The Little Shop of Horrors
October 4th
2 PM

Make a pitcher plant bug game. At 2pm on Saturday,October 4th , Imagine Productions performs family-friendly scenes from The Little Shop of Horrors.

Presented by The Center for Architecture and Design
Venue: The Center for Architecture and Design

October 5th
1 – 4 PM

See your city like you’ve never seen it before. Join architecture and design lovers and cyclists for a four-hour bike tour of some of Downtown Columbus’ distinctive landmarks, including the Columbus Museum of Art, Ogden Theatre/Lincoln Theatre, and Long Street Cap Cultural Wall. Tours begin and end at The Center. Bring your own bike or ride a CoGo bike – and be ready to roll rain or shine.