A rundown of select arts events taking place through Sept. 1

Aug. 23

Midwest Queer Comedy Festival at multiple locations

Columbus Black International Film Fest opens at Wexner Center for the Arts

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

24

Chamber Brews: Literature at Two Dollar Radio

“Lost in Time” at MadLab

The Quiz Box at Backstage Bistro

Cyclodrama “And Then There Were None” at Club Diversity

25

David Jon Krohn “75 & Still Kickin'” at Columbus Dance Theatre

Urban Scrawl starts at 400 West Rich

Summer-Fall Art Show reception at the Heritage

“F-Art” closing reception at the Vanderelli Room

26

Local Author Festival at Gramercy Books

Mara Marek and Andrew Collin at Wholly Craft

Red Herring Productions “Equus” at Franklinton Playhouse

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

27

Writers' Block Poetry Night at Kafe Kerouac

28

Suspicious Wizard: a new show by Erik Tait at Backstage Bistro

VIVO Music Festival opens at Strongwater

29

Suzanne Silver “Codes and Contingencies” book launch at Appendix

Hashtag Comedy Improv Show at Backstage Bistro

The Poetry Forum at Bossy Grrls

30

Evolution Theatre Company “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at Columbus Performing Arts Center

VIVO Music Festival “Circles” at Columbus Museum of Art

31

BalletMet Columbus at Bicentennial Park

Joke Jams at Rumba Café

Warehouse Theatre Sam Shepherd Festival opens at MadLab

Kountry Wayne at the Funny Bone

Sept. 1

Anniversary Double Feature at the Nest Theatre

Julie Rae Powers “Out of Hiding” opens at Sean Christopher Gallery

(Not) Sheep Gallery grand opening at (Not) Sheep Gallery