Editor's Picks: 21 things to do this weekend

Kristen Schmidt, Columbus Alive

Michael Chabon at CCAD

Author Michael Chabon's digressions are passionate and seemingly all-encompassing, veering from superhero comics (he's not a fan of the Christopher Nolan Batman movies, preferring the "Sherlock-Holmes-in-a-costume" version of the Dark Detective) to cult-favorite cartoonists like Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes.

Rocktoberfest at Skully's Music-Diner

We could just as easily have dubbed this year's Rocktoberfest show Oc-soul-berfest, since it features a headlining turn from Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites, an Akron-based, retro-soul collective that, like your great-aunt picking her lotto numbers, relies heavily on feel.

Shock Around the Clock! Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon

For the better part of three decades, the lead-up to Halloween in Columbus has included a big-screen endurance test for local horror movie lovers. They've lined up early for fright-filled all-night movie marathons, beginning at the late, great Drexel North Theater in 1988, and followed zombie-like as the concept morphed and moved over the years to other theaters, including Studio 35 and the Grandview Theatre.

Get A Comfort Food Fix at Indochine Cafe

Banh mi and pho are popping up in trendy Columbus restaurants these days, often in nouveau iterations. That was not the case 10 years ago when Indochine Cafe opened. Back then, there were just a few and far-between traditional eateries where you could get those Vietnamese favorites.