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“Are You Afraid of the Art?” closes at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

A fun and spooky tradition at Open Door, this annual, Halloween-themed exhibit is generally the most popular among the studio’s artists, Program Director Sharon Dorsey said. The spooky part comes courtesy the art, made by members at Open Door, a nonprofit gallery and studio in Grandview that serves artists with disabilities.The fun (and also spooky, I guess) part comes thanks to the exhibition’s opening reception, which doubles as a costume party. Or maybe it’s a costume party that doubles as an art reception.

King Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds at Double Happiness Haunted Fest at Ohio Expo Center “Waiting for Godot” at Franklinton Playhouse “Start at Home” Tour at Urban Arts Space Ekoostik Hookah at Woodlands Tavern Missio at A&R Music Bar Saturday

“Dreamgirls” at Garden Theater

For the final number in her senior vocal recital at Capital University, Amber Knicole performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” from the musical “Dreamgirls.” Nearly a decade later, the MojoFlo singer is offering up the impassioned number again, this time on stage as Effie White in the Short North Stage’s production of the musical.

The Front Bottoms at Express Live Victor Wooten at Woodlands Tavern Wonder Room debut at Columbus Museum of Art “Adding Machine: A Musical” at Otterbein University Theatre David Sedaris at the Ohio Theatre The Districts at the Basement Hellroys, Boondogglers and Redvines at Big Room Bar Sunday

“Only the Brave” still in theaters

Hollywood loves a good, real-life hero story. The problem is sometimes filmmakers can’t depict them as real people, flaws and all. “Only the Brave” is a story of such heroes, in this case the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of firefighters in Arizona whose exploits were detailed in the GQ article that was the basis for the movie. With a large cast and assured direction by Joseph Kosinski, the movie is surprisingly effective as both a tribute to these firefighters and an affecting filmgoing experience.

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza Fireheads, Wood Chickens, Bloody Show at the Summit Opera on the Edge at Backstage Bistro SeaBus at Flux & Flow