12 things to do the weekend of May 25

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
Kent Grosswiler “Beauty Found in Darkness” book release at Kafe Kerouac

Friday

Kent Grosswiler “Beauty Found in Darkness” book release at Kafe Kerouac

This book of haiku – accompanied by illustrations from local artists – is born from writing exercise local artist/writer Kent Grosswiler undertook when he was starting over after years as a drug addict and later a counselor.

Saturday

Local rap crew 3rd Power at Rumba Cafe

The four MCs in Columbus rap crew the 3rd Power go way back, tracing their history to now-closed Monroe Middle School on the East Side. Still, after all these years and all that shared history, the four friends — Rashad, Blaksmif and brothers Co City and P.A. Flex — manage to surprise each other when they get in the studio.  Dig the crew’s new EP,Attack of the Drum (Act I). 

Sunday

Available Light Theatre presents “An Octoroon”

This audacious 2014 Obie Award-winning play featuring slaves and slave owners asks things of its audience in different, sometimes uncomfortable, mostly funny ways. And what it’s asking is for reflection and consideration of our attitudes about race, racism and identity, as well as the history of each.