Editor's Picks: 18 things to do the weekend of July 29

Maya Jenkins, Columbus Alive


Old North Arcade expansion opens

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.


Vanderelli Room "Il Gabinetto Segreto" erotica art show opening reception

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.)


"How to Have Searius Fun" at Wild Goose Creative

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.