25 things to do the weekend of March 10
"At the very beginning, the first few days after the election, I was talking to another artist about how I was feeling and he had said, 'You know, AJ, it's time for us as creatives to put down the bottle and pick up the brush,'" artist/gallery owner AJ Vanderelli said. The implication, subtle as a two-by-four to the side of the head, was that if there had been a time for feeling sorry for ourselves, that time was now over. The time for action had arrived. The more she talked to her friends and fellow art-makers, the more she found like-minded spirits, and the bigger the vision became. "Silence Is Death" became a neighborhood-wide political and social statement about empowering people to make a difference. Visual art, performance art, video, live music and more will be held at six venues throughout Franklinton during Franklinton Friday on March 10.
- ‘Holler’ brings Kimistry Maestro to New Harvest Cafe
- Jens Lekman plays the Wexner Center
- ‘SCARves’ opens at OAL’s X Space
- ‘Visions from India’ opens at Pizzuti Collection
- Mike Adams at Big Room Bar
- Looming plays the Summit
- Cosecha Cocina opens in Italian Village
- Jacuzzi Boys plays Rumba Cafe
- Matter of Plants at Spacebar
- Johnnyswim at the Newport Music Hall
Back in the '90s, "This American Life" creator and host Ira Glass decided to take his popular public radio show on the road, staging live performances that became more elaborate with each iteration. In 2014, a stage show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music featured a mini opera written by Glass' cousin Philip Glass, a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and more. Those experiences gave Glass the confidence to pursue a theater project with fewer performers but a no-less-ambitious premise. "It's me and two dancers, and I tell stories, and they dance. That's it in a nutshell," Glass said recently by phone, describing "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host," which visits the Wexner Center on Saturday, March 11.
- Local trio Luna at the Basement
- DANA record release show at Ace of Cups
- Benefit show honoring Rick Merrick at Woodlands Tavern
- Topher James EP and video game release at Strongwater
- Scarface & Too Short at the Newport Music Hall
- Noah & Abby Gundersen at Rumba Cafe
- Risen From the Grave Poster Show at What the Rock?
- ‘Tell It Like It Is’ opens at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
- Conversion Delay record release at Spacebar
JT Thompson has been in the labyrinth, and he's inviting us to have a look for ourselves. "To me, our whole life is a labyrinth, and we're just trying to find that right path to self-awareness," Thompson said. His current practice explores Geometric Surrealism, working with light and shadow and line and perspective to create finished pieces that almost become spaces the viewer can inhabit — abstract spaces with depth, corridors and passageways reminiscent of, well, labyrinths.