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New Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

Ella Douglass Ella Douglass New Improv Theater Opening Downtown in October

“Get a job in computers.” If you’ve ever told your parents you want to entertain for a living, you likely received a similar response. But the virtues of a solid career in IT didn’t keep Tara DeFrancisco or Rance Rizzutto from pursuing improv comedy professionally in Chicago. Now, after more than 10 years performing with […]

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Master of Suspense Returns to Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Master of Suspense Returns to Gateway Film Center

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. So said Alfred Hitchcock, who should know. But the terrifying anticipation is nearly over, cinephiles: Hitchcocktober returns to the Gateway Film Center this weekend. Saturday, October 1 launches the seventh annual celebration of the master of suspense with screenings every day of […]

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Sneak Peek: The Walking Dead, Ghost in the Shell & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Peek: The Walking Dead, Ghost in the Shell & More

New video games to play, new tv shows to stream, and new movies to watch in the theater. There’s a lot to look forward to as we head into the winter 2016/2017 calendar. As always, here’s the latest and greatest in our Trailer Roundup series: Walking Dead – Season 7 The wait is nearly over […]

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Spend Your Weekend With Denzel, Pratt and a Bunch of Storks

Hope Madden Hope Madden Spend Your Weekend With Denzel, Pratt and a Bunch of Storks

Denzel dons a black hat and a righteous cause with six of his ne’er do well buds in Antoine Fuqua’s rompy Western remake – good luck getting that song out of your head, by the way. If magnificence and math are not your bag, Gateway’s screening a fascinating take on the serial killer with London […]

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Music Preview: Helter Swelter 2016 at Ace of Cups

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Helter Swelter 2016 at Ace of Cups

The first iteration of Ace of Cups’ signature festival, Helter Swelter, lined up roughly with the bar’s anniversary in 2014. That first Helter Swelter was one of the sweatiest, most fun events I’ve ever seen in Columbus. A remarkable love-fest with classic Columbus bands like Moviola and Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, great DJing, and the […]

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Grandview Theater Hosting Comic Rory Scovel

Hope Madden Hope Madden Grandview Theater Hosting Comic Rory Scovel

Grandview’s newest movie theater and bar may become Grandview’s newest comedy club, if all goes well. Stand-up comic Rory Scovel will appear at the Grandview Theater & Drafthouse’s first such live event on Saturday, September 24 at 9pm. The theater’s Charlie Pulliam is pretty geeked about it. “He’s a really funny dude,” he says. “When […]

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Julep Bringing “Pour Your Own” Beer Wall to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Julep Bringing “Pour Your Own” Beer Wall to The Short North

Have you ever wanted to skip the busy bar line and pour your own beer? Soon you can at Julep, the newest bar and restaurant coming soon to the Short North. The new venue is boasting the city’s first-ever “pour your own” beer wall, which features an electronic ordering system that utilizes pre-paid cards. While […]

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