21 things to do the weekend of March 31

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
Columbus Dance Theatre presents 'Courage'

Friday

Columbus Dance Theatre presents ‘Courage’

Seth Wilson, a dancer for the past 10 years with Columbus Dance Theatre (CDT), is the central figure in the company's upcoming production, "Courage." "He's the central focus of the work, which is about the self-actualization of a black man," Veach said in an interview at a Westerville eatery.

"As an artist, I want to touch people and bring them along with me," Wilson said. "There is a lot going on in the media and in society right now, and you never know what people are going through. I just like to lift people up with my art and let them feel something."

Saturday

Mark Eitzel plays the Rumba Cafe

Ever since the dissolution of American Music Club, Mark Eitzel has pursued a solo career, and in January he released his latest album, Hey Mr Ferryman, on Merge Records. Fresh off a full-band European tour, Eitzel will return to Columbus alongside his keyboard player, Patrick Main, to co-headline a show with Howe Gelb at Rumba Cafe on Saturday, April 1.Hey Mr Ferryman reveals a songwriter who has only become more trenchant over time. A recent trip to Columbus to visit family inspired Ferryman track "In My Role as Professional Singer and Ham," in which Eitzel speaks to a carpenter with "mouth full of gravy and turkey and truth" who "only hears you when you say amen."

Sunday

Peter Silberman house concert

While the Antlers frontman Peter Silberman has never shied from addressing human frailty in his songs — the Antlers' 2009 breakout, Hospice, centers on a terminally ill child — there's a newfound directness to his writing here that he said stemmed from a realization that human beings are simply physical organisms that, over time, decay. "We're tied into bigger, natural processes, and so I think there's more acceptance of [death] than there has been in the past," he said.