20 things to do the weekend of November 17

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
Pizzuti Collection opens two new exhibtiions

Friday

Pizzuti Collection opens two new exhibtiions

The Pizzuti Collection opens two exhibitions on Friday, Nov. 17, including a collection of work by American painter/sculptor/printmaker Frank Stella. The exhibition will feature experiments on paper that advanced his Black series, color woodcuts and screenprints from the 1980s. Also presented will be Stella’s “Moby Dick Deckle Edges,” a series of nine, large-scale works based on the Herman Melville novel. The second new exhibition will be the first in an ongoing series that juxtaposes the work of two Pizzuti Collection artists — in this case, Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge.

Saturday

“Ohio v. the World” Season 2 Launch Party at Columbus Italian Club

It is Ohio’s role in both national and international history that is highlighted in Alex Hastie’s Columbus-based podcast, “Ohio v. the World.” “Where do you get your history these days?” asked Hastie, who will launch season two of “Ohio v. the World” with a party at the Columbus Italian Club on Saturday, Nov. 18. (The podcast is available on ohiovtheworldpodcast.com, iTunes and other platforms.) “The History Channel is a joke. [It’s] mostly shows about ‘Ice Road Truckers’ and aliens. ... I think my goal is to bring history to a younger generation of people, and bring it to them in a format that’s a little more fun.”

Sunday

David Bazan at Rumba Cafe

In 2006, David Bazan stopped performing as Pedro the Lion, the Bedhead-indebted band that launched his career and managed to draw fans from Christian-music and indie-rock circles (while also alienating segments of each). Bazan moved forward under his own name, releasing the Fewer Moving Parts EP in 2006 and, in 2009, Curse Your Branches, an album now known by shorthand as his “breakup record with God.” More solo studio releases followed in 2011, 2016 and this year’s Care, a synth-based record in the vein of Bazan’s 2005 Headphones project that chronicles the incisive songwriter’s grief in the wake of 2016′s political upheaval. Bazan is currently on tour in support of Care as a three-piece band (Bazan on bass, Erik Walters on guitar, Sean Lane on drums), which will make a stop at Rumba Cafe on Sunday.