Flyover Fest: Four more to see
All-Access Pass Show
Whether leading avant-folk outfit Saintseneca or in solo project Cusper,Zac Little has proven to be one of our city's most talented songwriters — a fact that becomes more apparent with each Saintseneca release. (Speaking of, we're due for some new tunes!) Little's lyrics can also stand on their own as layered poems, making him a perfect fit for this multidisciplinary fest.Dolfish's Max Sollisch headed north for Cleveland a few years ago but has continued to write incisive story-songs and deliver them in his compelling, idiosyncratic tenor, culminating in last year'sForeclosure American Dreams.Tyler Verhagen will also perform, plus authors Scott McClanahanandBud Smith..
7 p.m. Saturday, May 13
Rambling House Soda
310 E. Hudson St., North Campus
Pabst Stage: Night 2
Few Flyover events exhibit Flyover's genre-mashing potential than this evening at Spacebar, which pairs bang-em-out rockersConnections, the hazy global rhythms of art-rock shamansWay Yes and a pair of verbally adroit wordsmiths (Vada Azeem andDominique Larue, both entering rarified air on recent releases) with authorSarah Gerard (likely reading from her new collection of essays, “Sunshine State”) and Australia-born, California-raised writerJuliet Escoria, whose debut poetry collection, “Witch Hunt,” includes a trio of poems about Axl Rose. “I considered writing more but then I decided that three was probably more than enough,” she wrote on the blog Largehearted Boy.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 13
2590 N. High St., Old North
Craftivism in Action
This isn't crafting by Martha Stewart. Artisanship has taken on a significant role in protest movements since the 2016 presidential election, with the knitted “pussy hat” as arguably the most prominent representation. Claressa Dalloway and Michelle Davis, co-founders of reproductive justice organization Feminist Flag Corps, will lead a discussion about this craftivism movement, which they've joined in part by exchanging crafted images of anti-choice clinic protesters with other clinic escorts for a photography project. “We hope people will be inspired to use their diverse creative talents to fight for their cause,” Dalloway said in a statement toAlive. “We want to welcome others into the Columbus craftivist community.”
3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St., North Campus
“Resistance & Refuge”: Bookstores & Libraries (panel discussion)
Here's a panel discussion about why it's good to read. #oversimplification
Part of Saturday's Book and Music Fair, “Resistance & Refuge” will examine the role of bookstores and libraries in fostering conversation and connection within a community and creating safe spaces for the exchange of ideas among people of different ideologies and identities, moderator Bryan Loar of Cbus Libraries said.
“When you see backlash against things like civil rights or women's rights, that's when you see the rise of book clubs, providing a refuge where community members can feel safe,” Loar said.
Panelists include Charlie Pugsley of Bookspace, an independent, pop-up book seller; Linda Kass of Gramercy Books, and independent book store in Bexley; and Angie Sharkey, youth services director at the Gahanna Branch of the of Columbus Metropolitan Library.
4 p.m. Saturday, May 13
Rambling House Soda
310 E Hudson St.