Top things to do in Columbus for March 6-8
Driving Forces: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti, through Sunday, March 8
This weekend is your last chance to view Driving Forces: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti, an exhibition featuring work by artists who influenced the direction of 20th century art as well as those who have helped define what art means in the 21st century. With an array of intergenerational and international artists, the exhibition opens a conversation around a range of contemporary artistic and cultural issues. The collection is on display at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art through this Sunday. columbusmuseum.com
Saintseneca, Friday, March 6
You may have been to Otherworld by now … but you might not have seen it like this before. On Friday, Saintseneca takes the stage at the art installation/multiroom playground for all ages on the East Side. This show is just for the grownups, however; doors open at 10:30, with Mery Steel—one of ColumbusAlive.com’s 2020 bands to watch—opening for the local post-punk folk rock band. Cash bar will be available. otherworldohio.com
“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” through Sunday, March 8
This is the last weekend to see the Columbus Civic Theater’s production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a 2017 play by Lucas Hnath that begins with the once-beleaguered Nora Helmer walking back in through the door she slammed shut when leaving her husband at the end of the 1879 Ibsen classic, “A Doll’s House.” The twist? Now she’s a successful feminist novelist. columbuscivic.org
Chill on Your Couch, Friday–Sunday, March 6-8
So, elephant in the room: Things aren’t going great. The newest viral sensation is an actual global virus, nature is being very stingy with delicious German wine, OSU’s presumed starting running back has a mysterious bum leg, and Tulsi Gabbard is ignoring the nation’s loudest and most prolonged hint. Conclusion: This weekend is perhaps best spent curled up on the couch, burning through your Netflix queue. So maybe do some spring cleaning, cook up a crockpot of something delicious and settle in with your favorite streaming service. The second season of chef David Chang’s Ugly Delicious hits Netflix on Friday, or watch Julia Reichert’s phenomenal Oscar-winning “American Factory” documentary. For lighter fare, try the Amazon original The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, or use Hulu to catch up on the final season of The Good Place, a fantastic comedy about the afterlife. Or head over to HBO to binge Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver conducts deep dives into concerning topics in the news, but at least has the decency to do it with a sense of humor so the world doesn’t seem quite so bad.
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