Editor's Picks: 25 things to do the weekend of June 17

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Friday

Speedy Ortiz at Double Happiness

On its headlining tour, which hits Double Happiness on Friday, June 17, Speedy Ortiz plans to play a couple of new songs written since the release of the band's lauded sophomore album, Foil Deer - a taut, aggressive batch of songs that crackle with bold energy. ("I'm not bossy, I'm the boss," Dupuis sings on standout track "Raising the Skate.")

Saturday

War Elephant visits Carabar in support of its long-in-the-works debut

Long press times are one side effect of the surge in demand for vinyl LPs. Couple that with the financial outlay (manufacturing costs are seriously expensive), which required months of scrimping and saving, and it's no wonder the self-titled debut from local duo War Elephant surfaced nearly two years after the pair completed initial recording sessions at Club Sandwich Studios in the fall of 2014.

Sunday

"Aaron Fowler: Tough Love"

Even if you're a regular at galleries and museums, it's an unusual thing to see artwork that strikes so powerfully on first viewing that it pushes you beyond the intellectual and the verbal and just elicits a "Whoa." An experience like this is currently available at CCAD's Beeler Gallery. The opening solo in a quartet of exhibitions connected by the use of found objects, "Aaron Fowler: Tough Love" introduces Columbus to the intensely visceral talents of a fresh and fast-rising star in the contemporary art world.