What’s going on Columbus!?!? Hope all is well with you and yours. I know you all are still dealing with this up and down weather. Hopefully things will start to warm up around the city soon. Until then, I’ll do my best to ensure you all don’t suffer from “cabin fever” with a great list of things to do so let’s get started!
The Columbus Museum of Art will continue to run their Making Faces exhibit until April 30. For an admission of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and free for children 5 and under, the family can discover the art and beauty of face structure, take silly pictures in the photobooth, build a quirky face with wood and more. For more on this exhibit and its display times, visit www.columbusmuseum.org. The AMC Easton 30 has bought back its Family Movie Series featuring free movies for you and the little ones. You first have to pick up your movie vouchers prior to Saturday and then arrive to the showing at 9:30 a.m. with the movie starting at 10 p.m. This week the series will feature everyone’s favorite ogre in Shrek 2 and next week will be E.T. Capitol Theatre will host CAPA as they present AILEY II. This collection of dances will take place on Friday for an admission of $20-$35 and you can check out www.capa.com for more details.
Just a reminder, my favorite event, Gallery Hop will be this weekend in the Short North on Saturday featuring the best the district has to offer. While getting your art on, try checking out Home/Away at It Looks Like It’s Open in Clintonville. This event will be held Saturday from 6-10 p.m. featuring pieces to bid on that match any budget as proceeds will support millions of Americans who are without a safe, affordable home. The event will also feature complimentary wine and Jeni’s ice cream accompanied with classic jazz and soul records. Sounds like a great time for a great cause.
The weekend will host several live productions that you all should check out. There will be a free showing of the Crucible presented by the Actors' Theatre of Columbus throughout the weekend at the Columbus School for Girls. For show times and more visit www.theactorstheatre.org. The Riffe Center will showcase CATCO: Red also throughout the weekend for an admission of $33.50-$45. This play will follow the journey of Four Seasons mural artist, Mark Rothko, as he and his assistant complete the work of art. Website, www.catcoistheatre.org will have more details on the play and show times. For a comedic escape, check out DL Hughley as he takes to the stage at the Funny Bone this weekend. The "King of Comedy" will have shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday for an admission of $35 so visit www.funnybonecentral.com for details.
Well it's that time of the year again for all you athletic type to gather at the Veterans Memorial for the Arnold Classic. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Arnold Classic will include vendors, demonstrations, freebies and of course the body builders. Expo tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 at the door. After all the action at the expo, head over to the Hollywood Casino the Arnold Party with the Pros. Admission will be $25 and will include food, drinks, dancing and more. There will also be free transportation from the expo to the casino and an appearance by the "Governator" himself. Check out www.arnoldsportsfetsival.com for more information on the expo’s events.
The casino will have another great event taking place on Saturday. The legendary Morris Day and the Time will be giving a free concert. Everybody get ready to do "The Bird." If you're looking to go out Friday night, Easton's KDB will host First Fridays as they return with their "Boots and Blue Jeans Jam" featuring DJ D-Rock.
So I think I have a good mix for everyone this weekend. I believe I'll be making, my way to the casino to check out the Time concert and hopefully I catch a glimpse of Arnold in the building. Now the weather doesn't look as nice but it's not too bad to keep you from enjoying yourselves. As always, be safe and take care. Deuces!!!
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