24 things to do the weekend of October 6

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
Café Ashtray ACME Art 'resurrection' event at Vanderelli Room

Friday

Café Ashtray ACME Art ‘resurrection’ event at Vanderelli Room

ACME Art Company, founded in 1987 in the neighborhood that would become known as the Short North, among the earlier to help foster the outsider art scene in Columbus. To mark the 30th anniversary of ACME’s founding, artists and scenesters from ACME are planning several events in October. Cafe Ashtray, a performance event once held in the ACME gallery’s basement, will be recreated on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Vanderelli Room, featuring original Ashtray performers and new and vintage art by ACME member artists. 

Saturday

Brother Ali plays A&R Music Bar

Brother Ali opens his most recent long-player, All the Beauty in This Whole Life, by flashing back to childhood, rapping, “Put pen to paper the first time when I was barely 8 or 9.” But within a handful of lines, he’s a full-grown man again, growling about the high costs of speaking truth to power he experienced following the release of his 2012 album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Though the message might have changed in the decades that passed between those bars, the approach has remained remarkably consistent for Ali as he’s progressed from adolescence to adulthood, with the rapper embracing hip-hop as a means for transmitting some greater knowledge.

Sunday

‘Barley, Beats and Blade Runner’ at Studio 35

To celebrate the release of much-anticipated “Blade Runner 2049,” Studio 35 in Clintonville has teamed with Barley’s Brewing Company for a “Blade Runner” screening/beer tasting. (The “beats” portion of the evening arrives courtesy of a live performance by Envelope.) Here’s betting the film’s visuals are even more dizzying once you knock back the 10th and final craft beer sample.