Editor's Picks: 17 things to do the weekend of July 1
When Ghostface was last scheduled to perform in Columbus in July 2015, the rapper lived up to his now-you-see-me-now-you-don't name, going Casper on promoters and leaving Wu-Tang Clan running mate Raekwon alone to carry the night. Consider this headlining turn a chance to make amends.
- Locals Francis Bacon Band at Ace of Cups
- Kino Kimino with Fizzed at Spacebar
- 6th annual St. James Tavern Shorts Festival
- Standard Hall opens at 1100 N. High St.
- Controversial "Neon Demon" opens in theaters
- Red, White and Boom
The three-year-old gallery will move two of its signature events, Family Day and Pacesetters After Hours, to Hop Saturdays starting this weekend, a move that further signals the maturation of the museum and offers new and exciting programming to Hoppers visiting the Short North Arts District. "This is huge for Gallery Hop," Short North Alliance Executive Director Betsy Pandora said. "Their programming provides another layer of engagement with the arts for people when they come to Gallery Hop."
- Photography exhibition "9 Minutes" at City Center Gallery opening reception
- Will Bennett & the Tells at Spacebar
- Painter Soutchay Soungpradith exhibition at Denmark on High
- ROY G BIV hosts Kate Ball/Rachel Yurkovich exhibition
- Valient Thorr at The Shrunken Head
David Thomas, founder of legendary underground act Pere Ubu, comes from a long line of arty rock 'n' roll instigators and provocateurs like Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa, though, as any good contrarian must, Thomas disavows the tags applied to him and his band. "People like to pigeonhole things into genres, and I disagree with every genre they try to label us with," Thomas said over email.
Deb Roberts has been ChairChick and Queen of the Parade for the last 23 years. Join her at the corner of High Street and Buttles Avenue for the annual Doo Dah Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Visit facebook.com/DooDahParade for more information.