Fall arts guide for Columbus, featuring concerts, exhibits and more!


SEPTEMBER

Concerts

Backyard Tire Fire, Ha Ha Tonka. Sept. 25. The Basement.

Born Ruffians, The Coast. Sept. 29. Skully's Music Diner.

Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Brokencyde, The Morning Of. Sept. 29. The Basement.

Brand New. Sept. 24. Newport Music Hall.

Cardinals feat. Ryan Adams, Neal Casal, Chris Feinstein, Jon Graboff and Brad Pemberton. Sept. 29. Palace Theatre.

Celine Dion. Sept. 22. Schottenstein Center.

Doug Macleod. Sept. 25. Mudflats Bar & Grill.

Down Front Fall Fest: Capacity, Block Out the Sun, The Evil Around Us, An American Standard, Adrenaline Kid, Tracy Films. Sept. 19. The Basement.

Earthride w/Hope and Suicide, Nakamura Lock, Swamp Witch. Sept. 18. Ravari Room.

Ekoostik Hookah w/The Ark Band, Bum Wealthy. Sept. 26. Newport Music Hall.

Eric Sardinas. Sept. 20. House of Crave.

Fall Kick Off Fest: The Iry, Aesthetics, My Beloved Tragedy, Ghengis Green, Jahman Brahman. Sept. 18. Newport Music Hall.

Forever in Terror, Buried by Angels, Seven Shadows, Sourblood. Sept. 20. The Basement.

Funkdefy Local Groove Showcase w/ Fluidthought Collective, Mojoflo, New Pollution. Sept. 19. Ravari Room.

Great American Songbook Series: Frank & Sammy. Starring Ted Levy and John Fredo in tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. Sept. 19-20. Southern Theatre.

Hanson w/The Veronicas, Everybody Else. Sept. 30. Newport Music Hall.

The High Kings. Sept. 18. Southern Theatre.

KEM. Sept. 25. Palace Theatre.

Matt Nathanson. Sept. 29. Newport Music Hall.

Motion City Soundtrack, Chiodos, Person L, Hit the Lights. Sept. 23. Newport Music Hall.

Next @ Wex: Robert Forster Plays the Velvet Underground. Sept. 13. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Paper Tiger Records Showcase: Sharks in the Shallows, Act of Violence, Ferium, Killing a Lie, Wings of Seraphim, Promise Me Forever, Tonight We Rise, Polaris, Twice the Messenger, Lithium. Sept. 13. The Basement.

Seether, Ashes Divide. Sept. 25. Newport Music Hall.

Skeletonwitch, Gates of Slumber. Sept. 26. Ravari Room.

Stars w/Bell X1. Sept. 22. Milo Arts.

The Swell Season. Featuring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova; Bill Callahan. Sept. 22. Palace Theatre.

Tyrone Wells, Brendan James, Keaton Simons. Sept. 30. The Basement.

Whiskey Daredevils, Uncle Scratch, Cotton Jackson, Third Degree Sideburn. Sept. 20. Ravari Room.

Exhibitions

Department of Art Visiting Artists Lecture Exhibition. Sept. 24-Nov. 6. Hopkins Hall Gallery & Corridor.

Autumn Art Exhibition at Easton. Marketplace and showcase of unique handblown glass gifts held in conjunction with Glass Axis. Sept. 13. Easton Town Square.

Material and Metaphor: Ann Silverman. Sept. 24-Oct. 24. Concourse Gallery.

Events

Arts in the Alley. Annual parade and arts showcase featuring a range of works in photography, glass, woodwork and crafts by local and Ohio artists, along with a quilting exhibition and musical performances by bands throughout the day. Sept. 20-21. Grove City Town Center.

Cartune Xprez. National touring show representing some of the country's best cartoon artists working in film. Sept. 30. Junctionview Studios.

Context 21. Annual gathering of science-fiction readers, writers and publishers, along with extensive writing seminars and more. Sept. 26-28. Ramada Plaza Hotel.

Independents' Day. Showcase of Columbus' independent artists, performers and creative minds, featuring everything from live music and video installations to performance art and crafters. Sept. 20. Along Gay Street, Downtown Columbus. Web: thisisindependent.com.

Red Chair Art Affair. Fundraising event benefiting MAP Furniture Bank featuring re-interpreted furniture pieces created by local artists, along with one-of-a-kind creations for bidding. Sept. 18. Columbus Museum of Art.

Festivals

Fall Equinox Festival. Celebration of the changing seasons featuring an eclectic mix of artists, culinary and medicinal herbalists and craftpersons along with live music, chair massages, palm reading, free gardening workshops and more. Sept. 20. Scioto Gardens.

India Festival. Annual celebration of Columbus' vibrant Indian community, showcasing art, music and cuisine. Sept. 20. Veterans Memorial.

Italian Festival. Celebration of Italian-American culture with live music, dancing, an open-air market and bocce ball. Oct. 10-12. St. John the Baptist Italian Church.

Riverfront Arts Fest. More than 150 artists from across the country selling works ranging from functional pottery to oil paintings, along with food, entertainment and a special presentation of WaterFire. Sept. 19-21. Genoa Park.

Film

2008 Manhattan Short Film Festival. Sept. 26. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Cowtown Film Series. New weekly film series featuring 11 Ohio-made feature films spanning all genres, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Scheduled films include: The Courier, Summer Nuts, Johnny Appleweed, The Rapture, The Significance of Tad Barlow and many more. Sept. 11-Nov. 13. The Screens at the Continent.

OSU Student Welcome Week Film: The Birds. Sept. 23. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Visiting Filmmaker - Phil Solomon: Empire. Sept. 26-Oct. 1. Wexner Center Performance Space.

XXY. Sept. 24-25. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Lectures

David W. Orr, Ph.D. Best known for his work on environmental literacy in higher education and his work on ecological design, Orr will speak as part of the Ohio Wesleyan University's 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium. Sept. 30. Ohio Wesleyan University, Gray Chapel Auditorium.

Theater

The Girls in 509. Presented by the Licking County Players. Sept. 25-Oct. 5. Licking County Players Theatre.

OCTOBER

Concerts

Apollo Sunshine. Oct. 27. The Basement.

Atmosphere w/Blueprint, Abstract Rude, Rare Groove. Oct. 22. Newport Music Hall.

Avishai Cohen. Oct. 18. Wexner Center Performance Space.

The Black Keys. Oct. 9. The LC.

Celtic Thunder. Oct. 19. Schottenstein Center.

Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra: Season Debut Concert. Johannes Brahms, Academic Festival Overture; Joseph Rheinberger, Organ Concerto No. 2 in G Minor; Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C Minor. Oct. 18. Ohio Wesleyan, Gray Chapel.

Chamber Music Columbus: Marc-Andre Hamelin. Joseph Haydn: Sonata in F major, H. XVI: 23; Sonata in E major, H. XVI: 31. Alexis Wesissenberg: Sonata in a State of Jazz. Frederic Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major, op.60; Balade no. 3 in A-flat major, op.47. Marc-Andre Hamelin: Etude no. 8, Erlkoenig (after Goethe); Etude no.7 after Tchaikovsky. Oct. 25. Southern Theatre.

Children of Bodom w/Black Dahlia Murder, Between the Buried and Me. Oct. 3. Newport Music Hall.

CityMusic Concert Series: Cavani String Quartet with Stanley Yates. Oct. 12. Athletic Club of Columbus Grand Ballroom.

CityMusic Concert Series: Echoes of Ireland. Featuring all-female traditional Irish band Liadan. Oct. 4. Columbus Performing Arts Center.

CityMusic Concert Series: Eroica Trio. The Grammy-nominated piano trio performs a special tour on Yamaha electric violin, keyboard and cello. Oct. 26. Athletic Club of Columbus Grand Ballroom.

Cold War Kids w/Fiction Plane. Oct. 12. Newport Music Hall.

Cross Canadian Ragweed. Oct. 15. Newport Music Hall.

Damien Jurado w/Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Oct. 4. Milo Arts.

Dance Rawr Dance II feat. Family Force 5, Play Radio Play, Danger Radio, Ultraviolet Sound. Oct. 19. Newport Music Hall.

Death Cab for Cutie w/Tegan & Sara. Oct. 8. The LC.

The Dodos w/Au. Oct. 11. Milo Arts.

Down by the Riverside: The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Oct. 8. Palace Theatre.

Dwarves Halloween Show w/The Uprising. Oct. 30. Ravari Room.

Electric Six w/Local H. Oct. 20. Newport Music Hall.

The Expendables, Rebelution, OPM. Oct. 17. The Basement.

Five Finger Death Punch w/In This Moment, Bury Your Dead, Another Black Day. Oct. 5. Newport Music Hall.

Funkdefy: Nightmare Strut Halloween Party. Oct. 24. Ravari Room.

Greensky Bluegrass. Oct. 3. The Basement.

Gwar w/Toxic Holocaust, Kingdom of Sorrow. Oct. 26. Newport Music Hall.

Hard Lessons, Mors Ontologica. Oct. 3. Ravari Room.

The Heartless Bastards. Oct. 5. The Basement.

Indigo Girls. Oct. 3. The LC.

Insane Clown Posse. Oct. 28. The LC.

Joe Jackson. Oct. 27. Southern Theatre.

Jucifer & Saviours. Oct. 17. Ravari Room.

Keller Williams. Oct. 24. Newport Music Hall.

The Kooks w/The Whigs. Oct. 14. Newport Music Hall.

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Oct. 25. House of Crave.

Lucinda Williams w/Buick 6. Oct. 15. The LC.

My Morning Jacket. Oct. 6. The LC.

The Matches. Oct. 4. The Basement.

Minus the Bear, Themes, Annuals. Oct.18. Newport Music Hall.

Murs. Oct. 23. The Basement.

Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra: Licking County, USA - Celebrating 200 Years. Multimedia extravaganza and patriotic celebration featuring a narrated rendition of a "Lincoln Portrait," a Licking County photo montage set to An American in Paris and other quintessential American pieces. Oct. 19. Midland Theatre.

Next @ Wex: Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise. Oct. 19. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Next @ Wex: Fleet Foxes with Frank Fairfield. Oct. 8. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Next @ Wex: Jandek. Oct. 10. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Next @ Wex: The Magnetic Fields and Shugo Tokumaru. Oct. 24. Southern Theatre.

Pepper w/Supervillains, Passafire. Oct. 29. Newport Music Hall.

Pinback. Oct. 9. Milo Arts.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Opening Night. Featuring Conrad Tao performing Wells Echoes from the Southern: A Ragtime Overture, Schubert Symphony No. 5, Tao, Fanfare, and Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2. Oct. 5. Southern Theatre.

Red Wanting Blue. Oct. 17. Newport Music Hall.

Seven Signs, Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hills Saints. Oct. 2. Milo Arts.

Swingin' at the Southern Series: The Roaring '20s. Starring Joe Wilder, Helen Welch and Andy Carlson. Oct. 15-19. Southern Theatre.

Thrill Kill Kult 20th Anniversary Tour. Oct. 1. Ravari Room.

Trivium, All That Remains, 36 Crazyfists, Human Abstract. Oct. 9. Newport Music Hall.

Twista, Speedknot Mobstaz, Fly.Union, Chip Tha Ripper. Oct. 2. Newport Music Hall.

Verizon VIP Tour: Bow Wow as Shad Moss. Oct. 26. The LC.

Wolfgang Parker, The Nerve. Oct. 16. Ravari Room.

ZZ Top. Oct. 10. Palace Theatre.

Dance

Columbus Dances VIII. Presented by the Columbus Dance Theatre. Oct. 24-26. Columbus Dance Theatre.

Dracula. BalletMet's popular annual crowd-pleaser based on Bram Stoker's gothic novel, featuring choreography by David Nixon and music by Michael Daugherty, Arvo Part, Sergei Rachmaninov and Alfred Schnittke. Oct. 10-18. Riffe Center, Capitol Theatre.

Necessary Beauty. Bebe Miller's follow-up to her Bessie Award-winning and widely acclaimed Landing/Place. Oct. 4-5. Wexner Center Mershon Stage.

Undergraduate Research Project: Harris and Young. Performance by Erika Harris and Robyn Young. Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Emma Lab @ ACCAD.

Events

Agora V. Fifth installment of the popular (and accessible) visual arts and music showcase featuring hundreds of works by local arts. Oct. 17-18. Junctionview Studios.

Art in Public Spaces: Titration 2 - Park Fiction. Oct. 20. Coffman Park.

Bexley Art Walk. Monthly showcase of Bexley area galleries (Art Access, Bryan H. Roberts, Hammond Harkins and Capital University's Schumacher Gallery) featuring extended hours for area restaurants and retail shops. Oct. 10. East Main Street and Drexel Avenue.

Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch. Showcase of unique, handmade glass art created by Columbus area artists, handblown glass pumpkins available for purchase and special glassblowing workshops where attendees can create their own glass pumpkins. Oct. 3-4. Glass Axis.

HighBall. Halloween celebration featuring a costume contest, parade and more. Oct. 31. Short North District.

Legends and Legacies. Second-annual lunch and awards ceremony honoring the artistic and cultural contributions of African-Americans, featuring living legends Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover and James Counts Early. Oct. 15. King Arts Complex.

Mid-Ohio Con. One of America's most successful and longest-running pop-culture conventions, featuring numerous panel discussions, exhibitors, workshops and more. Oct. 4-5. Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The Pearl Fishers. Presented by Opera Columbus. WOSU's Christopher Purdy will give pre-curtain talks starting an hour before each show. Sung in French with English subtitles. Oct. 24-26. Ohio Theatre.

Remembering Andy: A Conversation with John Waters and Vincent Fremont. Inimitable filmmaker John Waters joins director and producer Vincent Fremont in a discussion of Andy Warhol's films and his lasting influence on American culture. Oct. 3. Ohio State University Weigel Auditorium.

Warhol First Sundays. Identity and the art of drag can be explored during the Wexner Center's first Warhol Free Sundays event, featuring interactive tours and a poetry reading by Peter Oresick. Stick around for a special performance of Columbus's finest drag queens. Wigs, outfits and makeup will be available for your own transformation. Oct. 5. Wexner Center for the Arts.

Exhibitions

Brian Duran and Tina Matthews. Oct. 4-25. Ohio Art League.

Currents: Peter Zimmermann. Oct. 17-Jan. 4. Columbus Museum of Art.

Emerging: An Exhibition of Student Art. Oct. 1-31. Dublin Arts Council.

Greg Holston: Flower Photography. Oct. 4-25. Sean Christopher Gallery at Health Perspectives.

Installation: John Davies. Oct. 29-Nov. 28. Concourse Gallery.

Linda Howard Fine Art Paintings. Oct. 4. Gallery Zen Genius.

Murray Jones: Unfolding Vision. Oct. 10-March 1. Columbus Museum of Art.

My Grandmother's Curtains by Sabrina Chapman. Oct. 8-31. Fresh AIR Gallery.

Noxious Fumes Group Show. Oct. 4-29. Rivet.

Paintings by George Bogdanovitch. Oct. 10-Nov. 18. Chop Chop Gallery.

Quilts by the Midwest Favorites from the Mountain Mist Historical Collection. Oct. 2-Nov. 12. Columbus Cultural Arts Center.

Stephen Bush: New Works in Metal. Oct. 10-Nov. 8. Hayley Gallery.

Suzanne Jack: Pastels. Oct. 29-Dec. 19. Ohio State Faculty Club.

Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration: Artists New to the Gallery. Oct. 1-30. A Muse Gallery.

Ten Years Soaring: Phoenix Rising Celebrates a Decade. Oct.12-Nov. 16. Wehrle Art Gallery.

The Ohio Plein Air Society. Oct. 27-Dec. 5. Capitol University, Schumacher Gallery.

The Remaining Balance, Head Cargo: Bounty or Burden? Sabbatical exhibition by Gretchen Cochran. Oct. 20-Nov. 21. Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery.

Tyler Bohm, Dan Olsen and Kisha Swift. Oct. 4-25. ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists.

Festivals

Columbus Maennerchor Oktoberfest. Annual festival showcasing folk, polka and accordion music, including the Swiss Club of Germania, Germania Volkstaenzer, The Jugendchor, Maennerchor, Damenchor and Kinderchor. Oct. 3-4. The Columbus Maennerchor.

Worthington Fall Fest. Second-annual family-friendly holiday festival featuring straw mazes, candy apples, cider and fall produce; held in conjunction with the weekly Worthington Farmers Market. Oct. 11. Downtown Olde Worthington.

Film

Dance on Camera: Screening 1. Feature-length documentary chronicling the life and career of New York City Ballet principle dancer Jack Soto. Oct. 8. Sullivant Theatre.

Dance on Camera 2: Screening 2. Shorts film symposium featuring works by Tristan Duhamel (La Vie est Bell), Suzon Fuks (Fragmentation), Isabel Rocamora (Horizon of Exile), Kelly Hargraves (Cargo), Noemie Lafrance (Descent), Olive Bieringa (Plant), Pawel Partyka (Fantastic Flower Shop), and Flying Lesson by Phil Harder, Rosanne Chamecki and Andrea Lerner. Oct. 22. Sullivant Theatre.

David Lean Retrospective: Great Expectations and Brief Encounter. Oct. 2. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

David Lean Retrospective: Lawrence of Arabia. Oct. 10. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

David Lean Retrospective: Summertime. Oct. 12. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

David Lean Retrospective: Oliver Twist and Blithe Spirit. Oct. 17. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

David Lean Retrospective: In Which We Serve and This Happy Breed. Oct. 18. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

David Lean Retrospective: The Sound Barrier and The Passionate Friends. Oct. 30. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Government Radiation and Other Cinematic Referendums. Oct. 22. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Halloween Horror: The Innocents, Mad Doctor, Trick or Treat. Oct. 31. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School and It's Still Elementary. Oct. 7. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind. Oct. 23. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Visiting Filmmaker - Phil Solomon in Person. Oct. 1. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Visiting Filmmaker - Phil Solomon: Collaborations with Stan Brakhage and Other Films. Oct. 9. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Visiting Filmmaker - Phil Solomon: Twilight Psalms and Other Films. Oct. 16. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Lectures

Dr. Susan Huntington. The noted art historian and distinguished Ohio State University professor will discuss "Religion in Art: Art in Religion," as part of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio's annual main event function. Oct. 26. King Arts Complex.

Elizabeth Edwards. The Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and wife of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards will deliver a speech on behalf of the Central Ohio Education Institute as part of Ohio Dominican University's Presidential Lecture Series. Edwards will sign copies of her book, Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers following the presentation. Oct. 9. Aladdin Shrine Center.

Mary Robinson: Women & International Policy. Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson will speak about women and international policy in a conversation moderated by WOSU'S Open Line host, Fred Andrle. Oct. 9. Ohio State University, Weigel Hall.

Theater

Broadway Across Columbus: Frost/Nixon. Legendary actor Stacy Keach portrays the controversial former president in Peter Morgan's Tony Award-nominated play. Presented by Broadway Across Columbus. Oct. 14-19. Palace Theatre.

Fashion! 19th-century American comedy written by Anna Cora Mowatt, adapted and directed by Bonnie Milne Gardner with costumes by New York theater designer Teresa Snider-Stein. Oct. 3-12. Chappelear Drama Center.

Fifth Planet. David Auburn's one-act play directed by Ohio Wesleyan senior Michelle Jacobs. Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Studio Theatre, Chappelear Drama Center.

Jesus Christ Superstar. Shadowbox Cabaret's high-energy production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera. Oct. 5-Nov. 16. Shadowbox Cabaret.

Noises Off by Michael Frayn. Maureen Ryan directs Michael Frayn's Tony-winning farce. Oct. 30-Nov. 9. Thurber Theatre.

Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales. Visiting artist E. Patrick Johnson's one-man show based on the oral histories from his book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men in the South. Oct. 3. Roy Bowen Theatre.

The Shipment. World premiere of a new play by one of the boldest voices in contemporary theater, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company. Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Wexner Center Performance Space.

NOVEMBER

Concerts

The Academy Is ..., We the Kings, Carolina Liar, Hey Monday. Nov. 2. Newport Music Hall.

All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Every Avenue. Nov. 20. Newport Music Hall.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Mayim Rabim/Great Waters. Nov. 17. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Chamber Music Columbus: Claremont Piano Trio. Joseph Haydn: Trio in G major, H: XV:25. Paul Schoenfield: Cafe Music (1986). Antonin Dvorak: Trio no. 3 in F minor, op. 65. Nov. 15. Southern Theatre.

Chamber Music Columbus: Guarneri String Quartet. Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major, op. 127; Quartet in A minor, op. 132. Nov. 29. Southern Theatre.

CityMusic Concert Series: From Russia with Love. 25th anniversary concert featuring Igor Lovchinsky, Stas Venglevski, Mikhail Litvin, Leonid and Nina Polonsky, and The Prima Trio. Nov. 1. Southern Theatre.

The Clarks. Nov. 13. Newport Music Hall.

Columbus Guitar Society Concert Series. Featuring Chilean guitarist Carlos Perez. Nov. 8. Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University.

Corey Smith. Nov. 19. Newport Music Hall.

The Cruxshadows, Ayria, I: Scintilla. Nov. 7. Skully's Music Diner.

Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips. Nov. 20. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Funkdefy: Wiley & The Checkmates. Nov. 7. Ravari Room.

Funkdefy's Funk & Soul Dance Party. Nov. 14. Ravari Room.

Jazz on the Avenue: Ramsey Lewis. Nov. 8. King Arts Complex.

Marcin Wasilewski Trio. Nov. 10. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Martin Sexton, The Ryan Montbleau Band. Nov. 8. Newport Music Hall.

Money/Muffs. Nov. 29. Newport Music Hall.

Murder by Death, William Elliot Whitmore, J-Roddy and the Business. Nov. 19. The Basement.

Next @ Wex: No Age. Nov. 19. Wexner Center Performance Space.

Nine Inch Nails. Nov. 17. Schottenstein Center.

One Under. Nov. 26. The Basement.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 7. Featuring Carol Wincenc and Paul Neubauer performing J. Ralph's world premiere, Fanfare for the Uncommon Ellie & Mr. Greene, Mozart's Flute Concerto in D major, Tower's Purple Rhapsody and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Nov. 8-9. Southern Theatre.

Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson. Nov. 20. Schottenstein Center.

The Sound of Urchin, Honey Gun and The Brown Notes. Nov. 14. Ravari Room.

The Steve Miller Band. Nov. 15. Nationwide Arena.

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. Nov. 14. Newport Music Hall.

Dance

Chocolate Nutcracker. Annual African American-inspired adaptation of the traditional Nutcracker ballet. Nov. 10-15. Franklin County Veterans Memorial.

Cool Nights, Hot Dance. BalletMet world premiere set to the electronic beats of Moby's eponymous Grammy-winning album, featuring the works of Stanton Welch's Play and John Butler's Othello. Nov. 7-15. BalletMet Performance Space.

Graduate Dance Concert: Atkins and Mikou Performance by Lauren Atkins and Aridne Mikou. Nov. 13-15. Emma Lab at ACCAD.

Love Is in the Hair. The Columbus Dance Theatre's raucous sing-along ballet season opener featuring Pat Wynn Brown's Hair Theatre in a survey of our lives through our hairstyles. November 7-8. Columbus Dance Theatre.

Orchesis Dance Concert. Ohio Wesleyan's annual contemporary dance event directed by Jill Becker. Nov. 14-15. Chappelear Dance Center.

So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2008. October 22. Schottenstein Center.

Exhibitions

Aimee Sones and Linda T. Diec. Nov. 1-26. Ohio Art League.

Darwin's Bicentennial: Art, Science and the Origin of Species. Celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. Nov. 12-Dec. 5. Hopkins Hall Gallery & Corridor.

Flipping Eras: Industrial Age Techniques Reemerge in the Studio Process. Collaborative exhibition featuring works by the Non Fiction Design Collective along with individual pieces by Xenobia Bailey, Lisa Belsky, Casey Doyle, Meredith Host and many others. Held in conjunction with the Xenobia Bailey exhibition at the King Arts Center, (Re)Possessed. Nov. 12-Dec. 5. Hopkins Hall Gallery & Corridor.

Hayley Gallery One-Year Anniversary. Nov. 8. Hayley Gallery.

Hilary Remley and Jeff Kleinman. Nov. 22. Chop Chop Gallery.

Jeff Shaw Nov. 1-30. Mahan Gallery.

Jesse Chandler: Dangerous. Nov. 1-29. Sean Christopher Gallery at Health Perspectives.

Jim Koch and Charlie Owens. Nov. 1-30. Rivet.

Joe Lamother Photography. Nov. 1. Gallery Zen Genius.

Kumasi Barnett and Cedric Tai. Nov. 1-29. ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists.

Masayuki Miyajima: New Works. Nov. 11-Dec. 19. Dublin Arts Council.

Method and Material: The Encaustic Paintings of Todd Camp. Nov. 23 Jan. 16. Ohio Dominican University, Wehrle Art Gallery.

Rockwell's America: Celebrating the Art of Norman Rockwell. Nov. 1 -March 1. Ohio Historical Society.

Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration: Work New to the Gallery. Nov. 1-30. A Muse Gallery.

Time Made Real: The Carvings of Tim Lewis. Nov. 14-Feb. 22. Columbus Museum of Art.

Tom Chapin: New Sculptures and Kathy Bradford: New Paintings. Nov. 13-Dec. 13. Rebecca Ibel Miranova Gallery.

Watercolor Ohio: 31st Annual Juried Exhibition. Nov. 6-Jan. 11. Riffe Gallery.

Events

The Art of Recovery. Nov. 7. Fresh AIR Gallery.

GenWex presents Andyland. Live the Warhol scene during this paparazzi-filled feast of the senses featuring photo booths, glitzy decor, impersonators, fine food and cocktails, with a special DJ set by Columbus native son RJD2. Nov. 8. Wexner Center for the Arts.

GenWex presents Peel Slowly and See - Warhol, Music and Image. Join in a lively discussion about the intersection of pop art and popular music with featured panelists Dean Wareham (Galaxie 200 and Luna), Mark Richardson (Pitchfork) and Barry Shank, professor of comparative studies at Ohio State. Nov. 20. Wexner Center for the Arts.

Tiny Canary. Popular DIY arts and crafts showcase featuring a range of works by local and national artists. Nov. 15-16. Junctionview Studios.

Warhol First Sundays. Nov. 2. Wexner Center for the Arts.

Festivals

Columbus International Festival. 53rd-annual showcase of Columbus' diverse ethnic and immigrant communities. Authentic cuisine, cultural performances and exhibitions, a global marketplace and a parade representing more than 80 countries. Nov. 8-9. Franklin County Veterans Memorial Hall.

Film

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film. Nov. 2. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Gadabout Film Festival. Nov. 30. Chop Chop Gallery.

Secrecy. Nov. 1. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Lectures

Andy Warhol: Outer and Inner Dichotomies. Join in this dynamic discussion of Andy Warhol, his work and his continuing influence among critics, curators, celebrities and members of Warhol's circle. Nov. 14-15. Wexner Center for the Arts.

Anne Clifford, Ph.D. As part of the 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium lecture series at Ohio Wesleyan University, Dr. Anne Clifford, associate professor of theology at Duquesne University will speak on the issues of cultivating a green campus. Nov. 10. Ohio Wesleyan University, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

Woodrow W. Clark II, Ph.D. The Milken Institute senior fellow and lecturer in sustainable development at the University of California, Riverside, will discuss sustainability and environmental understanding in Delaware County as part of Ohio Wesleyan's Sagan National Colloquium lecture series. Nov. 19. Ohio Wesleyan University, Gray Chapel Auditorium.

Theater

Holiday Hoopla. Longstanding seasonal favorite featuring original sketch comedy and tunes from house band, BillWho? Nov. 20-Jan. 3. Shadowbox Cabaret.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - A Musical. Licking County Players. Nov. 13-23. Licking County Players Theatre.

Pangaea by Stephen R. Culp. Jimmy Bohr directs Stephen R. Culp's Pangaea, a terrifying and intriguing exploration of 21st-century "what-ifs." Nov. 13-23. Roy Bowen Theatre.

DECEMBER

Concerts

Dave Koz and Friends-A Smooth Jazz Christmas. Dec. 5. Palace Theatre.

Funkdefy's The Godfather of Soul: A Tribute to James Brown. Dec. 12. Ravari Room.

Jazz on the Avenue: Rene McLean and J. Mac's Dynasty. Featuring special guest Amiri Baraka. Dec. 6. King Arts Complex.

Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra: A Joyful Noise featuring Choir and Orchestra. Full-scale musical celebration featuring Newark and Granville high school choirs. Dec. 7. Midland Theatre.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra: A Traditional Holiday. Featuring the Lancaster Chorale, Sari Gruber, Abigail Nims, Vale Rideout and Jake Gardner. Dec. 14. Southern Theatre.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra: Best of Handel's Messiah. Featuring the Lancaster Chorale, Sari Gruber, Abigail Nims, Vale Rideout and Jake Gardner. Dec. 13. Pontifical College Josephinum.

Swingin' at the Southern Series: Home for the Holidays. Starring Nia Allen and Derek DiCenzo. Dec. 3-7. Southern Theatre.

Dance

Cracked Nutz. BalletMet's winter blues-buster. Audience participation is a must in this wacky adaptation of the holiday classic. Dec. 26-28. BalletMet Performance Space.

Department of Dance: End of Quarter Performance. Dec. 5. Sullivant Theatre.

Matchgirl. Popular annual Columbus Dance Theatre production showcasing more than 70 dancers in an all-ages spectacular. Dec. 5-6. Otterbein College, Fritsche Theatre.

Nutcracker. Perennial holiday classic re-imagined by BalletMet's Artistic Director Gerard Charles and Robert Post. Dec. 12-23. Ohio Theatre.

Resident and Visiting Artists Dance Concert. Salon evening of dance and live music featuring new works by Meghan Durham-Wall and John Giffin, with Trisha Brown's Sololos. Dec. 3-4. Sullivant Theatre.

Exhibitions

All Members Thumb Box Show. Dec. 6-20. Ohio Art League.

Art & Technology Exhibition: Locovore Bot. Annual fall juried showcase featuring works in hybrid forms, holography, 2D/3D animation, robotics and digital imaging by undergraduate and graduate students in OSU's Art and Technology Department. Dec. 4-5. Haskett Hall Gallery and Soundstage.

Dave Thomas: Sky Woman and Other Native American Stories. Dec. 6 Jan. 31. Sean Christopher Gallery at Health Perspectives.

Debon Palmer Woodturning. Dec. 6. Gallery Zen Genius.

George Acock. Dec. 1-30. Mahan Gallery.

Holiday Group Show. Dec. 5. Chop Chop Gallery.

Members Small Works Exhibition. Dec. 1-29. ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists.

Stuff This Group Show Dec. 6-31. Rivet Gallery.

Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration: The Best of A Muse Gallery. Dec. 1-30. A Muse Gallery.

Events

The King Arts Complex & Nia performing Arts presents Black Nativity. Dec. 18-21. MLK Theatre, King Arts Complex.

Kujichagulia Kwanzaa Ball. Dec. 27. Multipurpose Room, King Arts Complex.

Light Up the Night: Make a Joyful Noise. Dec. 12. MLK Theatre, King Arts Complex.

Warhol First Sundays. Dec. 7. Wexner Center for the Arts.

C-Note Art Show. December. Junctionview Studios.

Wehrle Holiday Art Market. Ohio Dominican Art Department faculty and students showcase their talents. Jewelry, metalwork, stained glass, painting, prints, ceramics and more are available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale benefit the artists and the ODU Palette Club. Dec. 1-5. Ohio Dominican University, Wehrle Art Gallery.

Winterfair. Annual holiday arts market offering unique handcrafted works in sculpture, metal, jewelry, wood and more by local and national artists. Dec. 4-7. Ohio Expo Center.

Films

Columbus International Children's Film Festival. Tentative titles include: Max and Co., Jump!, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Nocturna, The Golem, Meet Me in St. Louis, Azur and Asmur: the Princes' Quest, Tiana 2: A New Amazon Adventure, and Girls Rock!. Dec. 4-7. Various locations.

Secret Cinema. Dec. 11. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Vivre sa vie. Dec. 12-13. Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.

Theater

Alice in Wonderland. Bread and Circus Theatre Company's groovy update to the Carroll classic set in the Swinging '60s. Dec. 5-13. Bread and Circus Theatre Company.

Broadway Across Columbus: Grease. Dec. 16-21. Palace Theatre.

Holiday Lunchbox. Shadowbox Cabaret's 45-minute stocking stuffer filled with sketches and songs from the company's 17-year Hoopla history. Dec. 4-26. Shadowbox Cabaret.

One-Act Plays. Annual event featuring original works by Ohio Wesleyan University student directors and playwrights. Dec. 5-6. Ohio Wesleyan Chappelear Drama Center.