Editor's Picks: 18 things to do the weekend of July 29
There have been some fun new additions at Old North Arcade in recent months. The arcade bar, located at 2591 N. High St., added a patio with picnic tables and new games like cornhole and giant Jenga. Then there are the new "Pokemon Go" phone-charging station and $4 Pokemon shots. But the most significant change is the bar's expansion into the building next door - formerly Cafe Bella - which will open to the public on Friday, July 29.
- MINT opening reception for "Back to the Future Part II" installation
- Short North Parlor Room public preview
- "Into the Forest" opens in theaters
- MadLab Young Writers Short Play Festival
- Blind Engineer EP release show at Ace of Cups
Alan Reeve and Jay Mueller have curated exhibitions of erotic art before, but none quite this large and none in Alicia Vanderelli's vanguard Franklinton space. "Il Gabinetto Segreto" will feature the work of more than 60 artists - close to 150 pieces in all - most of it new and some of which has never been exhibited. "This stuff is awesome. Everything that has come in has been mind-blowing," Reeve said, eschewing any fear of hyperbole. (Also, he's right.)
- Fake Bacon Improv 10-year anniversary show
- "Social Commentary Through Art and Media" at Pizzuti Collection
- Midwest Beatbox Battle finals at Scarlet & Grey Cafe
- The Conformists and Drose at Double Happiness
- Bonifacio, city's first full-service Filipino restaurant, opens
- Group exhibition "Tongue" continues at Angela Meleca Gallery
- Jill & Micah record release show at Spacebar
You can be Searius and still have fun. Searius should know, and he's going to tell you how. Spoken word artist Searius Addishin will cover this and other topics at "How to Have Searius Fun" at Wild Goose Creative on Sunday, July 31. The prolific poet, who got his start as a hip-hop MC (Searius Add), plans a verbal mixed-media program, including spoken-word poetry, a prose presentation on the topic of "fun" and a preview of two books that will be available later this year.