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Friday

Kent Grosswiler “Beauty Found in Darkness” book release at Kafe Kerouac

This book of haiku – accompanied by illustrations from local artists – is born from writing exercise local artist/writer Kent Grosswiler undertook when he was starting over after years as a drug addict and later a counselor.

Blueprint album release show at Ace of Cups “Centered” marks 40th anniversary of Cultural Arts Center Pearl Market kicks off season Downtown The Cartographers at Bethel Road Pub Saturday

Local rap crew 3rd Power at Rumba Cafe

The four MCs in Columbus rap crew the 3rd Power go way back, tracing their history to now-closed Monroe Middle School on the East Side. Still, after all these years and all that shared history, the four friends — Rashad, Blaksmif and brothers Co City and P.A. Flex — manage to surprise each other when they get in the studio.  Dig the crew’s new EP, Attack of the Drum (Act I). 

Lustmord in concert at COSI Planetarium “DISRUPTING THE NARRATIVE” continues at Urban Arts Space Giant Claw, Jacoti Sommes and more at Spacebar

   

Sunday

Available Light Theatre presents “An Octoroon”

This audacious 2014 Obie Award-winning play featuring slaves and slave owners asks things of its audience in different, sometimes uncomfortable, mostly funny ways. And what it’s asking is for reflection and consideration of our attitudes about race, racism and identity, as well as the history of each. 

Norma Jean, the End of the Ocean and more at Ace of Cups White Party with Asia O’Hara at Axis Nightclub