Editor's Picks: 16 things to do the weekend of July 8

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Friday

Wexner Center film series "Don't Call Me Honey" opening weekend

Running through late August, "Don't Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film" presents 19 cinematic examples of women wearing their badassery on their sleeves. The selections range from films made by some of the earliest women directors to modern, female-fronted blockbusters in the action and comedy genres. Friday, July 8 brings "North Country," an underseen drama by New Zealander Niki Caro ("Whale Rider") in which Charlize Theron's mineworker takes on a culture of harassment.

Saturday

4th and 4th Fest all day at Ace of Cups

Headliner (and currentAlivecover model) Times New Viking is a definite can't miss with its fest-closing set, which kicks off at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday and marks the first time the three bandmates have shared the stage in four years. But don't sleep on the rest of 4th and 4th, the city's best-curated festival. Other highlights include Nate Farley, The Pink Owl and His Supernatural Fears, Whitney, Diet Cig, A Giant Dogand The Thermals.

Sunday

The Hotelier at Double Happiness

The Hotelier's 2014 sophomore album,Home, Like NoPlace Is There, is a fiery, cathartic affair built on singer/screamer Christian Holden's trapped, desperate words and instrumentals that claw and gnash like a prisoner scratching at the door of his or her solitary holding cell. "I can't find my way around this," Holden howls at one point, coming on like an ensnared wolf resigned to chewing off a limb.