Editor's picks: 20 things to do this weekend

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

This weekend is all about local music, from the Andyman-a-thon to Saintseneca's largest local show to date, to countless other smaller, but equally worthwhile concerts. If you've been looking for an opportunity to explore the local scene a little more, here's your chance. Dive in. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.

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Saintseneca at Newport Music Hall

It's Saintseneca. It's a Low Dough Show. It's the Newport. Need I say more?

Andyman-a-thon featuring Comrade Question, Damn the Witch Siren, X-Rated Cowboys and Colin Gawel & the Lonely Boys at King Avenue Five

Gateway Film Center's Columbus Documentary Week

Free Book Friday at Delaware County District Library

Frequency Fridays featuring Zaimph, Mike Shiflet, Bbob Drake and Trill Khidr at It Looks Like It's Open

Connections, Counter Intuits, Mike Rep and the Last Call at Spacebar

Holiday Sweater/White Elephant Exchange w/ Oliver Oak, Fields & Planes, Maza Blaska at Brothers Drake Meadery

Dane Terry, Lonesome Leash and Jordan O'Jordan at The Garden Theater


Flea Bash at Strongwater Food + Spirits

Celebrate five years of flea with this bash at Strongwater featuring DJs George Brazil and Nathan Snell. Entrance is free, bar is not.

Holiday Hop in the Short North

"Women As____" at Tacocat Cooperative

Before They're Famous: The CCAD Fall Art Sale at Loann Crane Center for Design

OSU Men's Basketball vs. Colgate at Schottenstein Center

Get Right with DJ Giovanny at Skully's Music-Diner


Marcus Alan Ward at Double Happiness

This Cleveland musician's put out two of my favorite R&B releases of the last year (or so) in Last Night I Grew Tentacles and Eskimo. If you know my tastes, that's hardly surprising. Ward's music is left-of-center, low-key R&B. It's heady in the sense that it feels of a likeness to cloud rap, and is inspired as much by sci-fi as psychedelia. It's music that'll give you that sorta-sad/sorta-ebullient 3 a.m.-coming-down vibe, which should be a perfect fit for the intimate Double Happiness.

"The Theory of Everything" at a movie theater

"A Christmas Carol" at Columbus Civic Theater

Sunday Funnies at Little Rock

The Motel Beds, The Japanese B-Sides and Bicentennial Bear at Spacebar

CSA Finale Showcase at Short North Stage