Weekend Picks: Cat Videos, Adventurous Eats, a Canadian Trumpeter and More

Columbus Monthly staff
Kalamata's Tasting Tour comes to Columbus this weekend.

Kalamata's Tasting Tour, Saturday, Feb. 22

Columbus is the first stop on this yearlong, 12-city tasting tour from Kalamata’s Kitchen, an enterprise that seeks to introduce children to new cultures through food. During the free event, taking place from noon to 3 p.m. at the North Market, kids will receive a Food Adventure Passport, which is stamped as they travel around the market trying new foods. Sarah Thomas, co-founder and author of the Kalamata’s Kitchen book series, will be on hand to sign books.

Bria Skonberg, Thursday, Feb. 20-Sunday, Feb. 23

A trumpeter who also sings and composes, Canadian Bria Skonberg was described by New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen as "the shining hope of hot jazz." Skonberg, who last performed here in 2014, returns to perform at the Southern Theatre for four concerts with Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

The Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show, through March 1

The spring Dispatch Home and Garden Show presented by Ohio Mulch kicks off on Saturday at the Ohio Expo Center's Bricker and Celeste buildings. Check out indoor garden displays, live stage presentations and hundreds of vendors ready to help you with your latest home and landscaping projects. Read our recent preview of the show

CatVideoFest 2020, Saturday, Feb. 22

If you’ve ever looked at your cat and thought, Pumpkin should be a movie star, the internet is wayway ahead of you. Taking a nod from the popularity of those viral cat videos, CatVideoFest has been entertaining moviegoers with annual curated compilations of the best submissions and internet clips for nearly a decade. The 2020 fest will donate partial proceeds to local cat charities from 136 screenings around the country, including the showing at the Gateway Film Center this Saturday. Come and enjoy cats being jerks to other cats, cats being jerks to humans, cats being jerks to inanimate objects, cats being jerks to themselves and somehow being cute the whole time.


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