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Weekend Warriors with Fall into Fall

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It’s a busy weekend in Columbus! Step out to 15 events in your fashionable fall sweaters.

Friday, October 10th:

Saturday, October 11th:

Sunday, October 12th:

Columbus Dance Theatre Presents Dancers Making Dances
Venue: Fisher Theater

October 10th – 11th
Friday 8 PM
Saturday 3 & 8 PM
$15.00 – $30.00

This exciting program gives voice to the diverse talents of the Columbus Dance Theatre company dancers.  Dancers Making Dances is a program of all new works for the company created by the company.  The evening offers CDC company members a chance to choreograph new works for each other.  “We have an incredibly talented group of dance artists in this company, each with unique views of dance and dance making.  I am so excited about this great opportunity for our dancers to get to share their personal choreographic view with our audience.  CDT patrons have come to expect this program each Season, looking forward to the new creations of our wonderfully talented dancers.” says Tim Veach, artistic director at CDT.

Six dancers from CDT will create new works:  Christian Broomhall, Erika Junod, Terrence Meadows, Stefani Crea, Cheston Repola, and Jaime Kotrba.   This program lies at the heart of CDT’s mission to emphasize the creation of new dance, fostering the future of the art form. “Each of these dancers is bringing a unique voice to his or her work,” offers Veach.  “It is so exciting to be able to observe each of them in their own unique process bringing fresh new perspectives to choreographic development and to see all the dancers working so well together.  It is going to be an exciting weekend of new dance.”

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Birds of Chicago with Ben Bedford
Venue: Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)

October 10th
8 PM
$22.00 – $25.00

Birds of Chicago is a collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell: two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music. Nero’s fractured country-soul voice wrapped in Russell’s silver and gold tones is a fine thing. Not too perfect, not at all saccharine, you’ll hear echoes of mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop, and classic soul.  Birds of Chicago has been called “refreshing and rewarding” by the Chicago Sun Times.

Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Often drawing upon history, Bedford’s songs have a strong sense of time and place. The songs are rich in sensory detail which allows the listener to hear, see and feel each narrative. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives. Bedford’s songs tackle scenarios including homelessness, the plight of a Confederate soldier’s wife during the American Civil War, the aerial triumphs of Amelia Earhart, the life of Jack London, the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, John the Baptist, the poet Vachel Lindsay and even the 1973 standoff between members of The American Indian Movement and federal agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

One Night: Tribute
Venue: Strongwater Food and Spirits

October 10th
6:30 – 11 PM
$35.00 – $150.00

onenight_logo-mediumThis year, Ohio Art League’s annual ‘One Night’ fundraiser will be paying tribute to member artists spanning our 105-year history. Tip your hats, folks, and join is for a night of cocktails, music, food inspired by artistic movements, a costumed photo booth, colorful company, and of course, the chance to purchase original artwork from Ohio’s leading contemporary, professional artists in a Live and Silent auction.

Founded in 1909, the Ohio Art League is an innovative leader in Ohio for supporting visual artists during all stages of their careers. OAL connects member artists to patrons of the arts, the community, and exhibit and studio spaces. Through professional development, mentorship and advocacy, OAL works strategically to help cultivate and retain top visual talent while positioning the state as a hub for the visual arts.

The main event includes a cash bar with unique tribute-themed drinks; hors d’oeuvres; DJ Vinh Vu for music; an eclectic crowd of artists, patrons and supporters of Ohio’s diverse cultural community, and, most importantly, original, affordable art.

Joining us for the evening will be:

Brian Davis, of Auction Ohio, as our Live Auctioneer
Sarah Rogers, Deputy Director of the Columbus Museum of Art, as Juror to assist with the Live Auction
Audrey Hasson, of Broad and High, as our Emcee.

We Are Glitterati will be in attendance as well, so stop by the photo booth and get your picture taken!

The Epic of Everest
Venue: The Wexner Center for the Arts

October 10th
7 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

Filmed in brutally harsh conditions, The Epic of Everest is the official cinematic record of Britain’s third attempt to climb the world’s highest peak in 1924. The expedition culminated in the deaths of two famed climbers (George Mallory and Andrew Irvine) and led to an ongoing debate over whether the team reached the summit or not. Among the film’s breathtaking images are some of the earliest footage of life in Tibet, including a sequence at the Rongbuk monastery. The British Film Institute’s stunning restoration reintroduces the film’s original color tints and tones. The restoration also features a new award-winning score by Simon Fisher Turner, commissioned by the BFI. (87 mins., DCP)

A Fundamental Journey: Making Your Way in the Writers World
Venue: Holiday Inn Worthington

October 10th – 11th
11 AM – 5 PM
$105.00 – $125.00

Whether you are wanting to write your first novel or a published writer looking to learn something new, this conference is for you! From industry professionals to New York Times bestselling authors, including a keynote by esteemed author James Scott Bell, you will not just learn something new, be inspired as well. Special opportunities include a cover contest, sweet and greet mixer, small critique group, and photography session for head shots (additional cost).

Friday evening we will also host, open to adults, ages 18 and up, a fun prep session to help you prepare for November’s NaNoWriMo challenge! The $10 admission charge for this session goes 100% to help fund NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program.

Visit for registration and further details.

Carpe Diem String Quartet 2014-2015 Seize the Music Series: “Sunrise, Sunset”
Venue: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington

October 10th & October 12
Friday 8 PM
Sunday 3 PM
$25.00 – $30.00

Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 4 “Sunrise”
Lawrence Dillon – String Quartet No. 6 – World Premiere
Korine Fujiwara – “Morpheus Rides” Ohio Premiere
Beethoven String Quartet Op 95 “Serioso”

Special Guest: Markus H. Schmidt, MD, PhD, President and Medical Director of the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute

Join us for our intimate and friendly receptions included with each concert experience! Receptions begin one hour before each concert.

Jim Arter: A Life Within Art
Venue: Cultural Arts Center
1-jim_arter_tv_slide-mediumOctober 10th – November 8th
6 – 8 PM

On Fri., Oct. 10, CAC opens the Jim Arter: A Life Within Art Main Gallery Exhibit with an Artist’s Reception from 6 – 8 pm.

While Jim Arter is well known in Central Ohio for arts programming for children, training sessions for Artists, and working with a variety of organizations in the community (GCAC, CRPD), this exhibit focuses on aspects of the inner life that moved and supported him in these public efforts. He sees with an artist’s eye, and nothing in his world is ordinary.

Mr. Jim’s influence through the Arts Community is extensive. He and friend Scott Nausbaum founded the Columbus Aids Task Force Art for Life Auctions, in 1989. If you are an artist or art lover in Central Ohio today, you probably know of the Art for Life Auctions, which continue to raise funds for the Aids Resource Center Ohio (ARC Ohio). A variety of Arter’s Gum Wrapper sculptures have been favorites in the auctions, along with many of his paintings and drawings.

Convenient parking in the lot at the corner of Noble and Second Avenue.

Columbus Mini Maker Faire
Venue: COSI Columbus

October 11th
10 AM – 5 PM

The Columbus Mini Maker Faire brings together makers, innovators, artists, families and all kinds of incredible projects. Join us for arts and crafts, science, engineering, power tool drag races, speakers, hands-on workshops and much more.

Presented by: The Columbus Idea Foundry in partnership with COSI. Ticket purchase or Membership is required to visit COSI exhibitions.

Family Fun: Squash Carving
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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

Squash carver Gus Smithhisler transforms a giant squash into an amazing piece of art while you design a mini pumpkin of your own.

Artist lecture: Danielle Poling Ohio Statehouse celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month
Venue: Governor Thomas Worthington Center located in the Museum Gallery of the Ohio StatehouseArtist_D_Poling_WEB_OAC-medium

October 11th
1 – 2 PM

Danielle Poling is the artist behind the Sunwall Moonwall Murals that were painted in the summer of 2014 at the Cooke Road railroad underpass. The murals emphasize pre-historic Native American culture that thrived in Ohio before European expansion into the new world in the 15th century. Poling will discuss her artist process and outline the project from conception through completion with a multimedia presentation. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Governor Thomas Worthington Education Center located in the Museum Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse.

Are You Afraid of the Art? at Open Door Art Studio
Venue: Open Door Art Studio

October 11th
5 – 7 PM

Are You Afraid of the Art? is an exhibition of creepy, crawly artworks of all kinds. Monsters and witches and zombies, OH MY! See these and so much more at our annual Halloween masquerade event that’s full of hocus pocus, costumes, make-believe, and of course, candy. Opening reception is Saturday, October 11th from 5-7pm, but exhibition open until November 7th.

All Hallows’ Eve
Venue: Ohio Village, Columbus

October 11th
5:30 – 9:30 PM
$9.00 – $12.00

Enjoy an evening of family fun at All Hallows’ Eve, with spooky stories by the bonfire, pumpkin carving, and creepy characters roaming Ohio Village. Come revel in old-fashioned entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games, and more!

Venue: Mershon AuditoriumLandfall_1-medium

October 11th
8 PM
$18.00 – $45.00

A recent collaboration between composer, musician, and performance art pioneer Laurie Anderson and new music standard bearers Kronos Quartet, Landfall is not only a major highlight of our 25th Anniversary Season, but a prime example of how Wexner Center’s earliest objectives, core values, and promise as a unique multidisciplinary art center have been realized since being launched in 1989.

A dazzling, deftly interwoven work of poetic storytelling, multimedia spectacle, and compelling music, Landfall is an imaginistic rumination on what is lost and what is found in life, even amid seemingly tragic moments of catastrophe. Whether conjuring dreams or making wry observations about everyday events, Laurie Anderson’s gift for language will draw you in during the performance, while the members of Kronos Quartet, aided by digital wizardry, generate projected text through their playing to amplify her elliptical narrative. Together they’ll build towering, enveloping clouds of mesmerizing music. And from the celestial vistas they create through sound, language, and dreamlike ritualistic activity, Landfall taps into life’s shared mysteries and the profound moments of wonder that lend us all our humanity.

Adam Fears Live at Hollywood Casino Columbus
Venue: Hollywood Casino Columbuswidget_background_20130709-_JJG4619_topz-medium

October 11th
9 PM

Adam Fears has been diligently working to hone his craft as an artist and songwriter. He has written thousands of songs, some with hit makers such as Blake Mevis (“Fool Hearted Memory”), Lee Miller (“In Color”), and Don Goodman (“Angels Among Us”). He toured extensively for radio and fans in support of his 2007 independently released album, You Get Me, which quickly provided success for multiple singles on the Texas Music Chart.

CMH Fashion Week: High Fashion Tea
Venue: The Westin Columbus

October 12th
12 – 2 PM

High Fashion Tea, a signature event, is a concept imported from The Berkeley in London. It kicks off the first event of the Official Fashion Week of Columbus during a sophisticated English afternoon tea with a delicious, modern and fashionable twist. High Fashion Tea is a very exclusive event – reserved for around two hundred people including Fashion Week sponsors and local celebrities. This year, Frankie Hejduk and Josh Williams of the Columbus Crew will be special guests at the High Fashion Tea, wearing tailor-made suits by 1812 Society.