18 things to do the weekend of October 21

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Friday

Imagine Productions presents "The Rocky Horror Show"

While many have thrown rice and toast, or yelled "slut!" at Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn and Tim Curry through the years, audiences remain largely unaware that the film is adapted from a stage musical that had a successful run in London and an unsuccessful one on Broadway. Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" (O'Brien played Riff Raff in the original London and New York casts, as well as in the film) opened in London in 1973, a full two years before the film's release.

"It's a pretty unique beast; that's why it has the cult following," said Ed Eblin, a founding member of Imagine Productions who directs this show. "We're honoring and embracing the movie elements, but we also put a little heart and soul into crafting backstories for the characters, and that's reflected onstage."

Saturday

HighBall street party and Costume Couture Show

There's always plenty to see and do at HighBall, and the 2016 edition will be no different, what with the high-end fashion show, live music, the raddest of arts… But at its heart, HighBall is a party, as you already knew, and the ultimate HighBall experience is to be had at street level. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 costumed revelers will have that effect. So, no pressure, but you make the party at HighBall.

Sunday

Temples plays the A&R Music Bar

Temples is undeniably good at crafting trippy, '60s-style psych-pop nuggets. New single "Certainty," from the band's forthcoming sophomore album, uses more modern synth sounds, though singer James Bagshaw said he was going for "an eerie, early Disney vibe."