We know you're busy. Here's a little help planning your weekend.
Nick Tolford and Co. perform at the Nelsonville Music Festival in 2011. Jodi Miller photo.
My weekend will be spent in the bucolic Hocking Hills region at the Nelsonville Music Festival. Hopefully I'll see you there (seriously, every year it's basically like Columbus picks up and moves to Nelsonville for the weekend). As always, here's what I'd do if I could be everywhere all the time.
Central Ohio NORML Standup Comedy Showcase at Zeno's
This is potentially the greatest idea ever to happen to a comedian.
"The Double" at Gateway Film Center
"The Memorial" in Dublin
The Dewdroppers at Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza
Erika Hughes & The Well Mannered at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar
Art & Drag for Michael at Circus Restaurant & Bar
Nelsonville Music Festival in Nelsonville
Though Friday's stretch of Quilt into Kurt Vile into Dinosaur Jr. into The Men is about as strong a stretch as this fest's put out, Saturday probably makes the most sense if you're only looking to swing by for a day. Single-day tickets for Saturday are only $80 (weekend passes go for $30 more). You can't find a closer, more relaxing music festival in these here parts.
"O. Twist" at Lincoln Theatre
Wax Nostalgic at Rivet Gallery
Kenny Lectro's Bar Mixvah at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar
Neon Dash at Downtown Columbus
31st Columbus Human Rights Campaign Gala at Ohio Union
The Grandview Hop in Grandview Heights
Tour of Franklinton Cycling Race and Bike Rally in Franklinton
It's like the Tour de France, but somehow cooler. This fast-paced bike racing event takes place on closed city streets in the Franklinton neighborhood. Make sure to bring your bike to participate in the bike rally.
"The Divine Sister" at Short North Stage