Editor's Picks: 20 things to do this weekend

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Friday

Franklinton Playhouse debuts with Red Herring Productions' "Endgame"

Michael Herring knew he wanted to make a new home for his theater company in Franklinton. Already thriving in the visual arts, the neighborhood was ripe for the addition of a new, dedicated space for theater. Red Herring Productions transformed a vacant makeshift gallery and storage space into a black box theater, which opens this weekend with Samuel Beckett's "Endgame."

Saturday

Local rockers Electric Hand EP release at Big Room Bar

Time travel hasn't yet been invented, but listening to Purple Hearts, the new EP from local garage-rock quartet the Electric Hand, can provide a similar sensation. "It's one of the last eras of true sexiness; look at the ways the clothes would fit on people," Ottinger said of the period between 1964 and 1969 that his band's music reflects. "And the music itself was pure. You'd just plug in and go."

Sunday

Folk-punk singer Cate Le Bon at Big Room Bar

Just when you think Cate Le Bon is going to deliver the melody your ear's prepared for, she decides to not give you the satisfaction. On "Wonderful" - a cut from the Welsh singer-songwriter's newest album,Crab Day- she delivers verses that pummel along only to be counteracted by a faux-majestic chorus underscored by snorting horns. Le Bon has perfected a form of folk-leaning post-punk.