20 things to do the weekend of October 27

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
“Are You Afraid of the Art?” closes at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Friday

“Are You Afraid of the Art?” closes at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

A fun and spooky tradition at Open Door, this annual, Halloween-themed exhibit is generally the most popular among the studio’s artists, Program Director Sharon Dorsey said. The spooky part comes courtesy the art, made by members at Open Door, a nonprofit gallery and studio in Grandview that serves artists with disabilities.The fun (and also spooky, I guess) part comes thanks to the exhibition’s opening reception, which doubles as a costume party. Or maybe it’s a costume party that doubles as an art reception.

Saturday

“Dreamgirls” at Garden Theater

For the final number in her senior vocal recital at Capital University, Amber Knicole performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” from the musical “Dreamgirls.” Nearly a decade later, the MojoFlo singer is offering up the impassioned number again, this time on stage as Effie White in the Short North Stage’s production of the musical.

Sunday

“Only the Brave” still in theaters

Hollywood loves a good, real-life hero story. The problem is sometimes filmmakers can’t depict them as real people, flaws and all. “Only the Brave” is a story of such heroes, in this case the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of firefighters in Arizona whose exploits were detailed in the GQ article that was the basis for the movie. With a large cast and assured direction by Joseph Kosinski, the movie is surprisingly effective as both a tribute to these firefighters and an affecting filmgoing experience.