Top things to do in Columbus for Jan. 24-26

Brian Regan, Friday, Jan. 24

Heidelberg University alum Brian Regan will visit the Palace Theatre this Friday to deliver his signature brand of offbeat, observational, perpetually confused stand-up comedy, which he’s honed for three decades. Maybe he’ll tell the story about the time he was hired to be the manager/hype guy for Alex the dog, the mascot for Stroh’s beer, who was touring the country on a faux election campaign during the presidential race between Bush and Dukakis. $41.50-$61.50.

"This Bridge Called My Ass," Friday Jan 24-Sunday, Jan. 26

This acclaimed work—described by the New York Times as "dense, audacious and wickedly funny"—comes to the Wexner Center for the Arts for four performances this weekend. Interdisciplinary choreographer Miguel Gutierrez and five Latinx collaborators perform an erotic and playful dance, inspired by a 1981 collection of feminist essays called "This Bridge Called My Back," that explores cultural identity and queerness and incorporates melodramatic tropes from Latin American songs and telenovelas. Based on the video posted on the Wex's website, you probably should leave the kids at home.

An Evening of Mozart, Sunday, Jan. 26

Celebrate the 264th birthday of one of classical music’s greatest composers with the Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University. Musicians will play Mozart’s "The Impresario," a German Singspiel opera in miniature, as well as “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and “The Marriage of Figaro” at Otterbein University’s Riley Auditorium.  

Carl Sally & Friends, Friday, Jan. 24

Carl Sally grew up in the Bottoms on Columbus’ West Side. Thanks to an early display of prizewinning talent, he was introduced to jazz great Lionel Hampton by Gov. James Rhodes when he was still in junior high school, which made an impression. Sally formed a band in 1956 and toured the country with Chuck Berry; he later performed with Tito Puente, The Everly Brothers and many others. You can hear this member of the Ohio Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Hall of Fame at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Live Music in Worthington this Friday at 9:30 p.m.


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