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Friday

Comedian Patton Oswalt at the Palace Theatre

In September 2015, Patton Oswalt stepped onstage at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and, for the first time in a long time in his career. The intensity owed itself largely to the personal trauma Oswalt experienced earlier that year, when his wife, true-crime author Michelle McNamara, died unexpectedly in April, leaving Oswalt as the sole caretaker of the pair's now-7-year-old daughter. 

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ screened at Gateway Film Center Same, Mary Lynn, Cherry Chrome at Big Room Bar Alive Craft Beer Night at Ohio Expo Center Edison at Brothers Drake Meadery Available Light Theatre Next Stage Initative at Columbus Museum of Art Saturday

‘Windows on Death Row’ exhibit, presentation at Billy Ireland

"Windows on Death Row" was conceived by TV journalist Anne-Frederique Widmann and editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte in response to what they saw as shortcomings and troubling trends in capital punishment, from trials to sentencing to death row. The exhibition features a selection of editorial cartoons addressing the issue as well as art created by inmates. "We thought, 'Let's try to put together a unique exhibition sampling art from inside and outside the prison walls. Let's try to gather artworks from my fellow editorial cartoonists on one side and from death row inmates on the other side — opening a window on the unseen world of incarceration,'" Chappatte said.

 

Word to the Wise at Kafe Kerouac Indie-rockers Whitney play Palace Theatre "Making Women" panel discussion at Urban Arts Space Longtime German Village eatery East Street Café to close Blockfort art studios Grand Opening event Gallery Players ‘Ragtime’ opens at JCC See David Skeens’ ‘Love Suite’ at Joseph Editions Rooms CD release show at Ace of Cups Drift Mouth plays Rumba Cafe Bloody Incisors plays Big Room Bar RVM: A Tribute to Pearl Jam at Spacebar Potty Mouth at The Basement   Sunday

Alt-country duo Shovels & Rope at the Newport Music Hall

South Carolina husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope, aka Michael Trent & Cary Ann Hearst, keep things interesting on their fifth album and New West Records debut, Little Seeds. It's the band's most personal batch of songs yet, written right after Hearst gave birth to the couple's first child. At the same time, Trent's parents were living with them while his father faced the early stages of Alzheimer's. That life-stage contrast makes for some tender ballads but also some stomp-box-fueled garage rockers.

Chicago rapper Noname at A&R Music Bar Sarah Oppenheimer’s ‘S-337473’ at the Wexner Center