Fall into fun the final weekend in September with nine great events.
- The One and Only Original Motorcoach Tour of Columbus, Ohio: One Day Only
- Henry “Box” Brown: An Incredible Story of an Escaped Slave Turned Magician!
September 25th – September 28th
Evenings and matinees
$29.00 – $85.00
In an unprecedented collaboration, more than 200 artists from BalletMet, Opera Columbus and the Columbus Symphony and Chorus join forces in the must-see arts event of the season! A brilliant integration of singers, dancers, musicians, and a guest narrator will come together on stage through dance premieres from five of today’s hottest choreographers set to a feast of classical music from beloved operas including La Bohéme, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Carmen, and more.
$18 general public
“One of the most productive and vital artists of the last dozen years…reason to take note of this agile quartet…they sounded lean and ready.”-New York Times
Saxophonist and composer Mark Turner is renowned for his rich dusky tone, exploratory intellect, and intimate expressive range on the tenor. Last seen at the Wexner Center with Israeli jazz guitar sensation Gilad Hekselman, Turner is now reestablishing himself as a band leader. He has recently released his debut on ECM Records under his own name, following albums for the label with the cooperative trio Fly (with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard) and appearances on key recordings by Billy Hart, Enrico Rava, and Stefano Bollani. Leading a quartet of kindred spirits, Turner intertwines musically with dynamic trumpeter Avishai Cohen as they play long, mesmerizing, introspective lines supported by the lithe rhythm section of bassist Joe Martin and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Join us for the first jazz event of our 25th Anniversary Season, one that promises to deliver exactly the kind of jazz sparks you’ve come to expect at the Wex.
Columbus Carnatic Music Association is proud to present a special vocal concert by Gayathri Venkataraghavan. She will be accompanied by Mysore Srikanth on the violin and Tanjore K. Murugaboopathi on the mridangam.
The concert will be preceded by a reception at 6:15 – 6:45.
Admission is free
Rockin’ and Dancin’ with music from the Stone Ages to the Jetsons!
September 27th – September 28th
11 AM to 2 PM
BONUS: Buggy Spin Art $2
Celebrating the oddities of nature, Scary Plants provides an up-close view at strange, frightening, and even dangerous species. Discover bizarre, exotic botanicals, explore the appetite of carnivorous plants, and find out what could be lurking in your own backyard.
Mark Berman, aka “The Bugman”, shares fun facts about insects that may become lunch for plants and people.
10AM to 5PM
Admission is free
Located within the Ohio Village, Ohio Made is a unique celebration of, for, and by local artists. Patrons will stroll through a marketplace of artists selling their wares and enjoy cuisine from local food trucks, music from Ohio artists, and artistic demonstrations all within the historic atmosphere of the Ohio Village. This event is a partnership between the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Art League, the Art and Artists of Network, Columbus Idea Foundry, and the Cultural Arts Center. “Celebrating Artists Now” is a celebration honoring artists for their contribution to Ohio art and culture.
10 AM to 4 PM
Admission is free
Tickets can be purchased for food and activities.
Pumpkinpalooza is a day long family festival held in a beautiful country setting complete with food, hayrides, bounce houses, pumpkin patch, games, crafts, cornmaze, Great Pumpkin photos, balloon artist and Pick-a-Prize.
Rain date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Join Ed Lentz, Columbus Landmarks Executive Director, who has been teaching, writing and presenting the story of Columbus and central Ohio for the past 45 years. He gave his first guided bus tour highlighting the historic people and places of the capital city and points nearby in 1970.
Now, for the first time since 1988, this tour is offered to the general public, only on September 28, 2014.
If you are interested in the Story of Columbus – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow- this is the tour for you.
Learn about one of the greatest escapes from slavery ever recorded from one of the most creative minds in entertainment today. Experience the history, the mystery and the mindset of a man who risked death to be free. Magician Rory Rennick, in this first person portrayal, incorporates a multidisciplinary presentation that is informative, motivational and entertaining! The program also includes a Question and Answer segment and incredible feats of prestidigitation. Suitable for adults and children over 10.