Top things to do in and around Columbus for April 27–28

Ohio Shorts, Saturday, April 27

The Wexner Center for the Arts hosts this 23rd annual festival honoring the best brief films made in the state. For $5, cinephiles can watch all 22 shorts, which range from animation to documentary and from one minute to 14. Following the 7 p.m. screening, everyone will gather in the lobby for a reception that includes food and cash prizes for the winners of the jury and audience awards. wexarts.org

Taste of Granville, Saturday, April 27

Now in its fifth year, this Licking County community event is hosted on the stately grounds of Granville’s Bryn Du Mansion and Field House, 537 Jones Road. Attendees can sample food from local restaurants, artisans, caterers and food trucks, along with a wide selection of craft beers, wines and spirits. Guitarist Tom Carroll and traditional folk duo Flo and Stan will provide the music. Proceeds from the event support the Granville Rotary Foundation’s scholarships and service projects. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. tasteofgranville.org

Ohioana Book Festival, Saturday, April 27

Each year the Ohioana Library hosts a book festival showcasing authors who live in, hail from or write about Ohio. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. The free event will include book signings and sales, panel discussions and kids’ activities, with 150 authors expected to attend. ohioana.org

Stand Against Racism: Poetic Justice, Sunday, April 28

In an event that seeks to link art with action, three local spoken word artists will perform and three leaders of community action groups will speak about their work combating racism at a free event (RSVP online) sponsored by YWCA Columbus and Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the art museum. Hear from leaders of Community Refugee & Immigration Services, US Together and the People’s Justice Project, then explore the museum’s new Center for Arts and Social Engagement. ywcacolumbus.org

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