Hope you are all cooled down and with power by now! Did you enjoy your holiday? Go to Red, White and Boom? What did you think of the finale? Anyway, it’s going to be another excessively hot weekend, so do your best to stay cool and enjoy it!
Did you get back on COTA today? Downtown Live has a concert to celebrate Columbus is song tonight. Powell Night Out is going on tonight. OSU Urban Arts Space is back open after the holiday if you’d like to look at art. There are shows at Brother’s Drake tonight through Saturday if you like mead and live music. Ohio Homecoming, a new festival in celebration of Columbus’ Bicentennial, kicks off events tonight, and will continue Friday and Saturday. The Actors’ Theatre in Schiller Park continues performances of The Merchant of Venice.
The Rich Street Bridge officially opens on Friday at 11am. Casey James will be at The Bluestone on Friday with special guest Matt Mason. The Wexner Center’s Indoor Summer Series featuring Marilyn Monroe kicks off Friday with a triple feature. Get there early for Drink It In: Bottled Blondes, a blonde beer tasting lead by Jen Burton of The Barrel and the Bottle in the North Market. The New Players Theater opens King Lear on Friday. Friday and Saturday are the final showings of Cutting Room Floor at Shadowbox Live. The Clippers Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Jesse Chandler’s 30th Anniversary Retrospective Art Show, “MY UNIFIED FIELD” is now Friday night because of last week’s power outages. Cool off at the Short North Stage’s Green Room with the “Too Darn Hot” Series on Friday and Saturday nights with cabaret performer David Bahgat in “Let Me Be Your Star–A Tribute to the Hot Ladies of Broadway.” Gallery831 is hosting ReBOOT:DEUX, a Tableware Invitiational. Popcorn Pops at Columbus Commons has been CANCELLED due to extreme heat.
Support your Farmers’ Markets. Happy Gallery Hop in the Short North. See a new exhibit of works inspired by Summer at Basil featuring Betsy DeFusco and Chris Rankin. Roy G Biv has photos on display. Grid Furnishings has a new show featuring works by Lisette Lichtenstein. Heather Wirth has new work at Haiku. If you want to be part of a movie, Saturday is the deadline to get your submissions in for One Second Columbus. Picnic with the Pops has the Music of Led Zeppelin. Heatwave (dance party!) is on Saturday. Check out Evil Dead the Musical by Dark Woods Theatre.
Stroll through Merion Village at the neighborhood’s House and Garden Tour. Dublin’s Sundays at Scioto Summer Concert Series has the Hadden Sayers Band. Artisan Sunday returns to the North Market. The Goodale Park Music Series is back on Sunday with Tony Monaco. Sunday is the final showing of Reefer Madness at Shadowbox Live.
Enjoy your weekend!