Columbus Events Jan 27 – Feb 3

Paulie Gee's Hellified Pork Pie

Paulie Gee’s Hellified Pork Pie

Hello, I suppose the most exciting news from this past week is that Sam made it to the Paulie Gee’s that just opened in the Short North.  He reports back that the pizza gets two thumbs up.  He even got to meet Paulie Gee, who was in town from Brooklyn to make sure that things were running smoothly at his new pizza shop.

This coming weekend will certainly include a birthday dinner with my happy hour friends at The Crest and may also involve a visit to the cat show taking place at the convention center.  Who knows what exciting toys Curie will acquire as a result? (Actually, probably not many because Sam has placed a cap on the number of toys that can be scattered across our floor at any given time).

Next Tuesday is Science Pub – come join us to hear about industrial food safety tools and modeling.  The speaker will discuss assessment processes to test whether the olive oil on our shelves is actually olive oil, and whether the chicken at Chipotle is safe to eat.

Have a nice weekend!

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Wednesday, January 27

Blue Jackets Winter Park – various open skate times – Arena District (McFerson Commons) – In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors. More info and schedule here.

Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Melanie Benjamin – 7:30pm-9pm – $20 – CMA (480 W Broad St) – Join New York Times bestselling author of “The Aviator’s Wife” Melanie Benjamin as she reads from The Swans of Fifth Avenue, a fascinating and fictional glimpse into the life of one-time Manhattan socialite Babe Paley and Truman Capote, set in the ’50s when New York City’s society women – ‘swans,’ as Truman called them – created glamour and scandal as no time before or since. A coffee and cookie reception will follow the reading, along with an opportunity to buy the author’s book and have it signed. Tickets here.

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Thursday, January 28

Opening Reception: Go Figure – 5pm – free – Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery (77 S High St) – Curated by Ohio University Dean Emeritus Charles McWeeny, “Go Figure” will be on view from January 28–March 23, 2016. Mingle with the artists, exhibition curator, and other art enthusiasts at the public opening reception. “Go Figure” showcases 13 Ohio artists’ explorations of the human form as a narrative vessel. From surreal to hyper-real, this exhibition tells profound stories about what it means to be human. Details here.

Performance: Off the Wall Part II – 6pm-8pm – free? – OSU Urban Arts Space (50 W Town St) – Urban Arts Space welcomes the public to attend a reception celebrating Part II of Off the Wall: Department of Dance Master of Fine Arts Thesis Concert. Light refreshments will be provided. The performance exhibition features new contemporary choreography by Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates from the Department of Dance, presented at Urban Arts Space. The exhibition is broken up into two parts. Part II features work by Quilan Arnold and DJ Spidey-X, Sarah Levitt, and Christine Ghinder. Details here.

Celebrity “Pig Out” for Charity – 6pm-9pm – $10 – Amelita Mirolo Barn (4395 Carriage Hill Ln, UA) – In partnership with City Barbeque and a handful of local breweries (including Pigskin and Zauber) we will host the first-ever Celebrity PIG OUT for Charity. Picture Man v. Food meets Celebrity Jeopardy! Here’s how it will work: We will have local celebrities join us for the eating competition. Each celebrity will select their charity of choice – of which they will be “Pigging Out” to benefit. A maximum of 150 tickets will be sold at $10 each, with a goal of $1500 raised for “The Piggy Bank.” All attendees will receive free food from City Barbeque and free beer from our partner breweries as part of their ticket cost. Whichever celebrity competitor wins the food competition will take home all of the money raised for their charity (i.e. We will donate 100% of the proceeds to their charity of choice). Details here.

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Friday, January 29

Blue Jackets Winter Park – various open skate times – Arena District (McFerson Commons) – In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors. More info and schedule here.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 – various times – $8-10.50 – Gateway Film Center –  For the 7th consecutive year Gateway Film Center exclusively presents this collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films for 2016.  Details here.

Winter Exhibition Preview: Noah Purifoy – 5pm – free but RSVP required – Wexner Center (1871 N High St) – Celebrate Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada and get an expert introduction to the artist’s life and career from one of the exhibition’s esteemed curators: Franklin Sirmans, the new director of Pérez Art Museum Miami. The talk begins in the Film/Video Theater at 5 PM. Enjoy complimentary snacks and a cash bar. The galleries open at 4 PM. Internationally renowned as a curator, writer, and editor, Franklin Sirmans recently cocurated Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada with Yael Lipschutz at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he served as department head and curator of contemporary art. Details here.

COSI Family Friday Night – 5pm-9pm – $11 – 333 W Broad St – COSI offers extended hours and price reduced admission to families so you can visit, learn, and play late! General admission is only $10.95 after 5pm and includes all of COSI’s permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the 7 story Extreme Screen theater*, a savings of over $13.00! Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations. Details here.

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Saturday, January 30

Worthington Indoor Farmers Market – 9am-12pm – free – Shops at Worthington Place – The market includes locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced cheeses, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup, high quality cuts of meat from carefully raised farm animals, eggs from pastured chickens, baked goods, homemade soaps, and much more.  More info and schedule here.

Bloody Mary Bacon Brunch – 9am-12pm – $12 – Hills Market Downtown – Starting on January 30th and continuing the last Saturday of every month we will offer a Bloody Mary Bacon Brunch. Just $12 gets you one of three signature Bloody Marys made with local Watershed Vodka, 3 thick cut slices of sizzling bacon with maple dipping sauce, and a housemade cheddar drop biscuit served with strawberry pepper jam. Diners will be able to choose from up to 15 toppings to garnish their Bloody Mary. Details here.

Columbus Cat Show – 9am-5pm – $7 – Columbus Convention Center Ballroom 5 (400 N High St) – Allbreed kitten, cat & household pet championship cat show. Great family event. Come see over 50 different breeds of cats. Vendors & cat products available for purchase. Details here.

Art Studio Clearance Sale – 10am-5pm – $6 – Ohio State Fairgrounds (Lausche Bldg) – Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 22nd annual Art Studio Clearance Sale is a juried event featuring limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art and fine craft by over 120 artists. The sale will offer high-quality fine art and fine craft at discount prices. Many of the artists have exhibited at Winterfair and the Columbus Arts Festival. Shoppers will find handcrafted jewelry, wheel-thrown pottery, fine wearables, blown glass, photography, paintings and more at price reductions of 20%-60%. A number of new artists have been added to the roster this year as well. Details here.

2016 Ohio Chinese Festival – 11am-7pm – free – Westerville Central High School (7118 Mount Royal Ave) – The Ohio Chinese Festival warmly welcomes everyone to celebrate the 2016 Chinese New Year with us. We invite you to feel the festive atmosphere, to taste authentic Chinese food, to enjoy cultural performances, and to participate in games. The previous eight Ohio Chinese Festivals, jointly organized by the Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Athens Chinese schools, were great successes. The 2016 Chinese Festival will be bigger, better, and richer. Activities: Performances, Martial Arts, Cultural Demonstration and Display, Sports and Games, Children’s Activities, Authentic Chinese Food, and much more. Details here.

Blue Jackets Winter Park – various open skate times – Arena District (McFerson Commons) – In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors. More info and schedule here.

Mozart’s 260th Birthday Celebration – 12pm-8pm – free – Mozart’s (4784 N High St) – Join us Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 for our 21st annual celebration of Mozart’s birthday! Our Open House event will run from 12-9 p.m. at Mozart’s. The annual festival celebrates the birthday of our restaurant’s namesake, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Details here.

Ignite: Free Yoga Workshop for Beginners – 1pm-2:30pm – free – Yoga Six (1600 W Lane Ave) – Ignite is a free, 90-minute workshop designed to introduce new students to the practice of yoga. Gain confidence on your mat as you learn: * Basic yoga poses and body benefits, * Primary breathing techniques, * Key alignment principles for a safe yoga practice. Yoga Six workshops are interactive experiences taught in small, group format. They combine instructional demonstrations and movement with ample time for Q&A. Details here.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 – various times – $8-10.50 – Gateway Film Center –  For the 7th consecutive year Gateway Film Center exclusively presents this collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films for 2016.  Details here.

Evening in Support of Excellence – 7pm-10pm – $30-40 – The Shops at Worthington Place (7227 N High St) – Make plans to celebrate The Worthington School District by helping to raise funds for innovative educational grants from the Worthington Educational Foundation. All proceeds go directly back into the hands of our wonderful district staff. It’s the most fun fundraiser in town! Come ready to have some fun and bid on the exciting items we will feature in our live and silent auctions, enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Tickets here.

Pro Choice Cats Craft Party – 7pm-10pm – Wholly Craft (3515 N High St) – Come volunteer your time making cool things for a pro-choice cause. We’ll be making the following crafts which will be sold on ProChoiceCats.com: – Rice Heating Pads (Great for beginners), – Pro Choice Buttons (Easy too!), – Needle Point Art (Intermediate), and – Care Packages for Abortion Patients (to be donated to a Founder’s Women’s Health Center). The profits from these items will fund a pro-choice billboards and once the $1,000 goal is met, I’ve decided to donate the rest of the proceeds to Women Have Options – an abortion fund that helps women pay for their procedures. Snacks, drinks, and music will be provided for free! Supply donations will be accepted as well. Details here.

Columbus Alive’s Bands to Watch 2016 – 9pm – No cover for 21+ – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus Alive teams up with Skully’s Music Diner to shine a spotlight on the local acts that are expected to make a splash this upcoming year. No specific genres are highlighted or favored, opening up the show to any group with talent regardless of style or artistry. Details here.

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Sunday, January 31

Blue Jackets Winter Park – various open skate times – Arena District (McFerson Commons) – In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors. More info and schedule here.

Columbus Cat Show – 9am-5pm – $7 – Columbus Convention Center Ballroom 5 (400 N High St) – Allbreed kitten, cat & household pet championship cat show. Great family event. Come see over 50 different breeds of cats. Vendors & cat products available for purchase. Details here.

Yoga Brunch with Native Cold Pressed – 10am-12pm – $35 – The Kitchen (231 E Livingston) – 1-hour power vinyasa flow (all levels) led by yoga teacher & Native co-owner, Nicole Salvo, & assisted by Native co-owner Erin Thacker.  To follow,  Native cold pressed, raw, organic juice paired with a delicious brunch (menu to come!). Tickets here.

Art Studio Clearance Sale – 11am-4pm – $6 – Ohio State Fairgrounds (Lausche Bldg) – Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 22nd annual Art Studio Clearance Sale is a juried event featuring limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art and fine craft by over 120 artists. The sale will offer high-quality fine art and fine craft at discount prices. Many of the artists have exhibited at Winterfair and the Columbus Arts Festival. Shoppers will find handcrafted jewelry, wheel-thrown pottery, fine wearables, blown glass, photography, paintings and more at price reductions of 20%-60%. A number of new artists have been added to the roster this year as well. Details here.

3rd Annual Seed Swap – 1pm-3pm -free but RSVP required – City Folk’s Farm Shop (4760 N High St) – It’s never to early to think about the garden! Join us for this free event as we browse the seed catalogs, swap seeds and learn about adding medicinals to our edibles as companion plants and more. We will be serving tea as we swap. Lily Shahar Kunning from Boline Apothecary will be there to speak about adding medicinals to our gardens for use in home remedies, body care, and pest control. We are offering a 15% discount on Baker Creek, High Mowing and Seed Saver Exchange seeds, plus free shipping when ordered at the event. Details here.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 – various times – $8-10.50 – Gateway Film Center –  For the 7th consecutive year Gateway Film Center exclusively presents this collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films for 2016.  Details here.

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Monday, February 1

Blue Jackets Winter Park – various open skate times – Arena District (McFerson Commons) – In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors. More info and schedule here.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 – various times – $8-10.50 – Gateway Film Center –  For the 7th consecutive year Gateway Film Center exclusively presents this collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films for 2016.  Details here.

Writer’s Reading: Timothy Snyder – 4pm – free – Mershon Auditorium (1871 N High St) – Timothy Snyder, the Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, discusses his newest book Black Earth, which posits an ecological connection to the Holocaust. Snyder’s previous book, Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killing on the lands between Berlin and Moscow, received a number of honors, including the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Prize for European Understanding, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in the Humanities. Details here.

Motive. > February Edition – 6pm-11pm – $5 (includes drink) – Vue Columbus (95 Liberty St) – Tailored for the Columbus creative community, motive. combines elements of networking along with live workshops, demonstrations, and interviews. The next motive. will feature interviews with our featured creatives: chef Marcus Meacham; chair of the Create Columbus Commission, Jordan Davis; photographer Will Shively; Wexner Center for the Arts director Sherri Geldin; and Tony Gatto, principal of The Arts and College Preparatory Academy (ACPA). motive. is produced by a team of entrepreneurs/ creatives led by Charles Erickson and Matt Reese. Videography & editing provided by Benji Robinson. Hosted by Tim Fulton. Details here.

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Tuesday, February 2

Blue Jackets Winter Park – various open skate times – Arena District (McFerson Commons) – In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors. More info and schedule here.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 – various times – $8-10.50 – Gateway Film Center –  For the 7th consecutive year Gateway Film Center exclusively presents this collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films for 2016.  Details here.

Playing with Fire: The Perils and Pluses of Engaging with Rogue Regimes – 6pm – free – OSU Moritz College of Law – The Alexander Hamilton Society is pleased to announce its inaugural event, for the spring semester in the Moritz College of Law (Drinko Hall), room 348. We will be hosting author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin and OSU’s own, political science professor, Alexander Thompson for a debate over the role of negotiation with rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran, and Syria. Dr. Randall Schweller, also, from the political science department, will serve as our moderator for the evening. As usual, we will be serving free Wings over and Coke products. We look forward to seeing you in two weeks! Details here.

Pitch to Ditch Poverty – 6pm-8pm – $10 – Strongwater Food & Spirits (401 W Town St) – Here’s how it works: You purchase at least one $10 token at the door. Tokens are tax-deductible donations you use to select your favorite Pitch to Ditch Poverty project. $10 gets you one vote, hors d’oeuvres AND the chance to connect with other passionate grassroot philanthropists. YOU ask questions after each project leader presents their pitch. A panel of community experts will ask questions, too. YOU choose your favorite pitch. The project with the most votes receives the money raised from the event AND a $2,500 micro grant from United Way of Central Ohio. Details here.

Smart Food Safety with Ashley Kubatko – 6:30pm-8pm – free – Smokehouse Brewing Co (1130 Dublin Rd) – Foodborne illness and food fraud is a problem of today and tomorrow. There are over 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths per year. That’s a substantial threat to public health, not to mention a financial drain. On top of the economic costs incurred from hospitalizations, food fraud costs the world economy $49 billion annually and is growing. Our favorite foods are making us sick – Chipotle is currently in the new regarding E. coli infections – and about 10% of the food we buy is likely adulterated and 7% contains fraudulent ingredients. What can be done? Speaker Ashley Kubatko will talk through two of the technologies Battelle is developing, PRIA (probabilistic risk informed analysis) and EMA VAT (economically motivated adulteration vulnerability assessment tool), to aid in this global problem. She will also present a case study of how the technologies are being implemented and the results leading us to a safer food supply chain.  Details here.

Visiting Filmmakers: Rib Gets in the Way – 7pm – $8 – Wexner Center (1871 N High St) – Although Steve Reinke’s countless videos have taken diverse forms over his decades-long career, their tone is always recognizably and inimitably his own: acerbic and absurdist, provocative and playful, philosophical and mundane. The laughs often stick in your throat as he deals with the big subjects in life: sex, death, art, nipple piercings, etc. With the 52-minute Rib Gets in the Way, an entry in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, he has created his most epic work yet. This new work will be preceded by several of Reinke’s acclaimed earlier videos. Details here.

Film Screening: Inspired to Ride – 7pm-9pm – $12 – Drexel Theatre (2254 E Main St) – INSPIRED TO RIDE follows a handful of cyclists as they race unsupported in the inaugural year of The Trans Am Bike Race. It’s the antithesis to events like Tour de France and Race Across America. There are no teams, no support vehicles, no special jerseys and not a dime in prize money. As they battle lack of sleep, injuries and spirited competition, INSPIRED TO RIDE takes you on an invigorating road trip — amidst the jaw-dropping beauty of the TransAmerica Trail with its varied landscapes, intriguing locals and found stories which dot this path of discovery. More info here.

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Wednesday, February 3

Blue Jackets Winter Park – various open skate times – Arena District (McFerson Commons) – In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors. More info and schedule here.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 – various times – $8-10.50 – Gateway Film Center –  For the 7th consecutive year Gateway Film Center exclusively presents this collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films for 2016.  Details here.

 

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