Editor's Picks: 17 things to do the weekend of July 15

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Friday

Ryan Adams and more at PromoWest Fest

With more than 30 bands performing over three days, there's plenty to take in at PromoWest Fest. While headliners like Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips and Brand New get the largest type size on the marquee, don't miss out on artists like Ryan Adams, who plays Friday. The idea for the music festival was actually hatched three or four years ago, according to PromoWest President and CEO Scott Stienecker.

Saturday

Alex Hernandez "Land of Thunderbirds" opens at 934 Gallery

Immersion in Adam Hernandez's mythical "Land of Thunderbirds" begins from the time guests are greeted by an exterior mural at 934 Gallery. Inside, the voyage continues, with images presented in both representational and abstract forms, in bright-colored acrylic, on large and medium-sized canvases and on found wood of varying sizes and configurations. Hernandez's work is inspired by his dual fascination with Aztec and Pacific Northwest Native American culture and art, as well as by graffiti art.

Sunday

Garbage plays Day 3 of PromoWest Fest

Butch Vig will probably always be best known as the producer of several landmark albums from the heyday of grunge in the early-to-mid '90s, most notably Smashing Pumpkins'Siamese Dreamand Nirvana'sNevermind. But he's also the drummer and founding member of Garbage - a legendary alt-rock act in its own right that will play PromoWest Fest at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.