Including Rocktoberfest, Blackheart Fest, Zombie Pub Crawl and more
Way Yes plays tonight's Rocktoberfest, along with The DewDroppers and She Bears.
Your weekend awaits, Columbus. Let it be awesome. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend, if I could be everywhere all the time.
Rocktoberfest feat. Way Yes, She Bears and The Dewdroppers at Skully's
Alive's fifth annual Rocktoberfest goes down tonight at Skully's with locals Way Yes, She Bears and The Dewdroppers. Get fresh afterwards with DJ Giovanny. There will be drink specials, someone dressed as a bear and general weirdness.
Remember Joey Blackheart and help start a needle exchange program at the inaugural Blackheart Fest at Cafe Bourbon St./The Summit
Indianola Stroll in Clintonville
Nina West's Heels of Horror VII "Sunset Ghoulevard" at Axis Club
Blue Jackets vs. Flames at NWA
It's BOOB Thirty! at Ace of Cups
White Birch Tap Tasting at Growl
"Bad Santa: The Director's Cut" at Wexner Center for the Arts
Open Mike Eagle, Serengeti, Metro & Hafrican at Double Happiness
If you like your hip-hop a little weird and on that alternative tip, this show is for you. Open Mike Eagle put out one of the year's funniest rap albums in Dark Comedy. Serengeti often raps in character as a married man named Kenny who has a thick Chicago accent and loves the Bears, Bulls and White Sox. The alt-rapper has also recorded with artists as diverse as Sufjan Stevens and Odd Nosdam, the underground hip-hop producer who co-founded the label anticon and is perhaps best known as cLOUDDEAD, the lo-fi hip-hop group he formed with Yoni from Why? Columbus rapper Metro was once signed to underground label Def Jux along with local legend Camu Tao in their party-rap group S.A. Smash, while Hafrican is one of the city's latest rising talents. Four great rappers, one great venue. It doesn't get better than this.
Blackheart Fest at Cafe Bourbon St./The Summit
"NOW-ism: Abstraction Today" at Pizzuti Collection
Land-Grant Brewing opens in Franklinton
Circleville Pumpkin Show
German Village's Monster Bash
Shock Around the Clock 24-hour horror marathon at Drexel Theatre
Comic book artists P. Craig Russell and Galen Showman signing at Laughing Ogre
Maker Date Night at Columbus Idea Foundry
Become a Kid Again, adult-themed circus at Strongwater Food and Spirits
Zombie Pub Crawl in the Short North
Writers Block Hip-Hop Music & Art Event No. 09 at The Summit
Dreamers & Indigo Wild at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar
Temples at Newport Music Hall
Try some local pumpkin/fall beers
It's fall, you know want that pumpkin beer. Get it.
Blackheart Fest at Used Kids
MaxFun meetup at Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Market Flea at North Market