Tasi Rigsby and dance partner Jean Paul Gronek practice in preparation for last year's Short North's Got Talent. Rigsby will dance in this year's show, too. (Chris Russell/The Columbus Dispatch)

Some merchants and employees of the Short North Arts District will leave their shops for the stage tonight.

Axis Night Club (775 N. High St.) will host the second annual Short North's Got Talent from 8 to 11 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.

The show will feature 16 performances, including dancers, musicians, an opera singer and improv performers. The Short North Business Association staff also will also make an appearance, performing a number inspired by "Glee."

--Dana Wilson