Mike Neider's inaugural Synergy Fest purports to combine all forms of art into one fabulous fest focusing on the dark side of Columbus creative culture. That means a daylong worldwide film series, burlesque and drag shows, horror effects, models, movie auditions, B-movie stars, business booths and a night of heavy metal from acts like Noise Auction and Curse Icon.
If it sounds like your bag, buy a $10 ticket in advance for admission to the full slate of activities. Walkup customers will pay $5 for the film fest and $13 for the music.
Saturday, Oct. 16
A&R Music Bar and The Basement, Arena District
Hours: Film festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m., music festival 6 p.m.-1 a.m.