FOR MAXIMUM FUN: Alive editor picks this weekend's best stuff

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive


John Vanderslice

At A&R Bar

It'll be hard for Vanderslice to top his election night performance at Tree Bar almost exactly a year ago. But that's not a knock against him. That performance was simply captivating, as our own Chris DeVille described in his show review, and not just because he performed on a tree stump (regretfully, Chris didn't use a pun about politics and stumping). A&R isn't quite as intimate, but a performer of Vanderslice's capabilities shouldn't have a problem playing to the room.

"This World Made Itself" by Miwa Matreyek

At Wexner Center


At The Bluestone


Brian Ewing's "Horror Business"

At Rivet Gallery

As tempted as I am to pick Blue Oyster Cult's performance at Hollywood Casino as my top recommendation for Saturday, I simply can't pass up the opportunity to see Brian Ewing's "Horror Business" in person at Gallery Hop. I'll go for pretty much the horror posters alone.

Quay Brothers introduce "UN)MISTAKEN HANDS: EX VOTO F.H."

At Wexner Center

Blue Oyster Cult

At Hollywood Casino


At Ace of Cups

Blue Jackets vs. Penguins

At Nationwide Arena


Ender's Game

At Gateway

I've been waiting for this movie adaptation for more than a decade. According to Brad Keefe's review, I probably would have been better to keep waiting. STILL. I'll go. I'll probably complain about it endlessly. And somewhere, possibly deep deep deep down inside, I'll be losing my ish.

Tacos and Tequila and Whiskey!

At Bakersfield in the Short North