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Friday

Dru Batte’s ‘Finding Light in New Places’ exhibition at 934 Gallery

Dru Batte has been reaching for her camera “like I’m reaching to pick up pieces” in the wake of the death of her friend, Daniel Sebastian Loper. Shooting the images that will be featured in her exhibition, “Finding Light in New Places,” which opens this weekend at 934 Gallery (and will remain on view through Aug. 26), has been an “unintended process of grief for myself. Daniel’s death, unbeknownst to me, instigated this exhibition,” she said. There is physical light represented in all of these images but, as the title suggests, there’s a metaphor at work as well. 

‘TBD The Improvised Musical’ at Backstage Bistro ‘Pasos de Arte” exhibition continues at Cultural Arts Center TRISM grand opening in South Campus area’ ‘Brigsby Bear’ opens in theaters Columbus Urban League YP ‘Back to the Block’ Sourvein plays Ace of Cups ‘Perfect Arrangement’ Evolution Theatre Company Teeny Tucker at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza Hybrid Moments at Double Happiness Saturday

Dalek at Double Happiness

Endangered Philosophies, the most recent album from New Jersey hip-hop trio Dalek, doesn’t drop until early September, yet perennially forward-looking rapper Will Brooks (aka MC Dalek) already has his eyes focused squarely on the next move. “As soon as we’re done with an album, I’m already looking at the next thing,” said Brooks, who will perform solo at Double Happiness on Saturday, Aug. 19. “I hope to keep evolving. I don’t have much time for nostalgia.”

Columbus Food Truck Festival on Downtown riverfront FMMF at Fortress Obetz Actors Theatre presents ‘The Tempest’ at Schiller Park Gin and Vodka Festival takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Swarming Branch & Time and Temperature at Pizzuti Collection CrestFest 2017 street party in Clintonville Desert Noises plays the Basement Alley Islands: Play Island at Blockfort Sunday

Rahsaan Roland Kirk documentary screening at Ohio History Center

Columbus native and jazz master Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s remarkable life and career is the subject of Adam Kahan’s 2014 documentary, “The Case of the Three Sided Dream,” which will be screened at the Ohio History Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20. The showings are presented in part by New Harvest Urban Arts Center, and all donations — $10 is suggested — will benefit the Rahsaan Roland Kirk Scholarship Fund for high school seniors.

‘Into the West’ at Tantrum Theater Creative Babes 3-year anniversary party The Tillers plays Woodlands Tavern Band, Abgyhr, Pete Fosco at Café Bourbon Street Virginia West’s ‘Oh What a Night’ opens at Axis Nightclub