A rundown of select arts events taking place Aug. 9-18

Aug. 9

Whiskey Bear Tonight at Backstage Bistro

Actors' Theatre of Columbus “A Midsummer Night's Dream” at Schiller Park Amphitheatre

Red Herring Productions “Equus” at Franklinton Playhouse

Film Festival of Columbus opens at Gateway Film Center

10

Aina Turiaga “ODD BoX” opening at Rehab Tavern

Roots: An Open Expression at Maroon Arts Group MPACC

“F-Art” reception at the Vanderelli Room

Kelly Reichert “fellowship + solitude” reception at Ohio Art League X Space

Adena Griffith “Behind the Eyes Below the Throat” at Blockfort

11

“Chibi usa” closing at No Place Gallery

“The Zoo Story” and “Trifles” at Columbus Civic Theater

Cyclodrama “And Then There Were None” at Club Diversity

“The Zoo Story” and “Trifles” at Columbus Civic Theater

12

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra at Franklin Park Conservatory

13

Writers' Block Poetry Night at Kafe Kerouac

14

Really Old School: A Vaudeville-Style Comedy Show at Backstage Bistro

Summer Happy Hours at Contemporary Art Matters

15

Abbey Mei Otis at Two Dollar Radio

Hashtag Comedy Improv Show at backstage Bistro

Lisa Scottoline at Gramercy Books

The Poetry Forum at Bossy Grrls

16

Chelsea Hodson/Alice Bolin/Elissa Washuta at Two Dollar Radio

Actors' Theatre of Columbus “A Midsummer Night's Dream” at Schiller Park Amphitheatre

17

Tripp Fontane at the King Arts Complex

Cyclodrama “And Then There Were None” at Club Diversity

TBD The Improvised Musical at backstage Bistro

18

“I'm Ready to Be Set on Fire Now” at 934 Gallery

African Village Arts Festival at William H. Thomas Gallery

Prints & Pints at The Daily Growler German Village

PupArt at McConnell Arts Center