Weekend Picks: Italian Fest, Viennese Masters, Sleepy Hollow and More

Columbus Monthly staff
George Geruntino, of Grandview, tosses a bocce ball during the third round of the bocce ball tournament at the Columbus Italian Festival in 2018.

Columbus Italian Festival, Friday, Oct. 11-Saturday, Oct. 13

 The Columbus Italian Festival takes place this weekend with three days of authentic Italian music, food, kids activities, cultural events, cooking demos and more. You can play bocce ball on Friday, or watch the Saturday tournament or Sunday shoot-out. Don’t miss The Voice contestant Austin Giorgio performing with The Rick Brunetto Big Band on Friday and Saturday nights.

ProMusica: Opening Night, Sunday, Oct. 13

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra opens its fall season Sunday night at the Southern Theatre with a concert led by and featuring the orchestra’s creative partner, Vladim Guzman. The renowned Israeli violinist will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 as part of an evening of the great Viennese masters, Mozart, Beethoven and Mahler. Also on the program is a recent work by Finnish composer Pēteris Vasks.

HERE: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin, Sunday , Oct. 13

The Wexner Center for the Arts is planning a special program for families to explore the current exhibition, HERE: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin. The free Zoom Family Studio event offers participants the opportunity to view the exhibition and bring in objects from home to create their own project incorporating images and words.

All Hallows’ Eve, Saturday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 19

Celebrate fall and everything spooky during All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village. Hear “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” read aloud by the bonfire, carve a pumpkin, make crafts, play Victorian-era games and more. Hours are 5:30-9:30 p.m. (note the Ohio History Center closes at 4 p.m.). Admission is $16 for adults, $12 for children ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and younger.


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