25 things to do the weekend of July 14

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
“Growing Right: Ecological Farming in Ohio” film at Raisin Rack Natural Food Market

Friday

“Growing Right: Ecological Farming in Ohio” film at Raisin Rack Natural Food Market

In partnership with the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), Jess Lamar Reece Holler is documenting the history of the state’s ecological food and farm movement, which began in the 1970s. Since 2016, she has driven to more than 40 farms in approximately 20 counties in her 1997 Honda CR-V, or “fieldwork mobile,” recording audio interviews with farmers and taking photographs. The content is being archived on growingrightproject.com, and presented via pop-up installations at farmers’ markets and grocery stores in Central Ohio. The next stop on the tour is Raisin Rack Natural Food Market in Westerville on Friday.

Saturday

Mona Gazala “What Remains” exhibition at Second Sight

Dumpster diving in Franklinton might not be the most glamorous example of an archaeological dig, but that’s what Mona Gazala is doing. If excavation is among the prime mechanisms by which archaeologists uncover, reveal and, ultimately, present the past to present and future generations, then Gazala’s “What Remains” is surely archaeology. The exhibition will be on view Saturday at all three West Franklinton locations of her Second Sight Project, the salon/gallery/visiting-artist site she has operated since 2012. And although the revealed culture is modern rather than ancient, the importance of telling its story is no less important to the artist. Gazala has become an advocate for the longtime residents in the Franklinton area who face uncertainty as the area is redeveloped.

Sunday

Local band Bascinets plays Spacebar

Though the indie-pop act’s beginnings may have been haphazard, the debut album from the Bascinets sounds fully formed. “I always wanna sound like Elliott and John,” Nick Wellman sings on Always Want to Be Your Friend track “Lalala,” and while aspiring to the heights of Elliott Smith and John Lennon is a goal of many young bands, the Bascinets ably incorporate those influences and more (Belle & Sebastian, ’90s Brit-pop) while still maintaining a sound all its own. The record also explores the complicated, yin-yang nature of human relationships, particularly the complexity of friendship.