14 things to do the weekend of March 9

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
Mary Gauthier at Columbus Performing Arts Center


Mary Gauthier at Columbus Performing Arts Center

In the last five years, Gauthier has written nearly 40 songs with veterans. “Looking over them, it’s like, dang, these are good songs!” she said. “They should go in the world and people should hear them.” To that end, Gauthier recently releasedRifles & Rosary Beads, a collection of 11 gut-wrenching country, folk and roots-rock songs that came out of the intimate SongwritingWith:Soldiers sessions.


“Two Boys Kissing” at Lincoln Theatre

Based on the young adult novel of the same name by David Levithan and adapted for chorus and orchestra by Levithan and composer Joshua Swank, “Two Boys Kissing” tells three concurrent stories against a common backdrop. In addition to the father-son storyline, there is also a narrative concerning a relationship involving a trans person and the story of two teenage boys who set out to break the world record for longest continuous kiss. In each, the characters encounter both conflict and affirmation, often from unexpected sources. A sort of Greek chorus of voices representing gay men lost to AIDS comments on the stories as they unfold.


“Spectrum II” continues at ROY G BIV Gallery

The second of four month-long exhibitions that will bring ROY G BIV’s time in the Short North (as a permanent, physical space anyway) to a close,  features Cameron Granger, Doo-Sung Yoo and more exhibiting video and installation work.