Editor's Picks: 21 things to do this weekend
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.
- Kickstarter Film Festival at the Gateway Film Center
- PJs and Eggs, multiple locations
- Pumpkin carving class at The Hills Market Downtown
- "Weird Ohio" author James A. Willis at the Westerville library
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.
- Path at Double Happiness
- Modest Mouse at the LC
- Passion Pit at the Newport
- Moon Dodgers listening party at Little Rock
- Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble at the Southern Theatre
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.
- The Grifters at Ace of Cups
- The Rhythm Section's Rock 'N' Roll Art Show at Lost Weekend Records
- Cruise-In at Ten Pin Alley
- Ohio State vs. Penn State at Ohio Stadium
- Night of the Undead at COSI
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.