Including Andyman-a-thon, Saintseneca Low Dough Show, Holiday Hop and more
Clevelander Marcus Alan Ward, who put out two of my favorite R&B projects in the last year (or so), is heading to Double Happiness Sunday. Photo courtesy of Marcus Alan Ward.
This weekend is all about local music, from the Andyman-a-thon to Saintseneca's largest local show to date, to countless other smaller, but equally worthwhile concerts. If you've been looking for an opportunity to explore the local scene a little more, here's your chance. Dive in. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.
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Saintseneca at Newport Music Hall
It's Saintseneca. It's a Low Dough Show. It's the Newport. Need I say more?
Andyman-a-thon featuring Comrade Question, Damn the Witch Siren, X-Rated Cowboys and Colin Gawel & the Lonely Boys at King Avenue Five
Gateway Film Center's Columbus Documentary Week
Free Book Friday at Delaware County District Library
Frequency Fridays featuring Zaimph, Mike Shiflet, Bbob Drake and Trill Khidr at It Looks Like It's Open
Connections, Counter Intuits, Mike Rep and the Last Call at Spacebar
Holiday Sweater/White Elephant Exchange w/ Oliver Oak, Fields & Planes, Maza Blaska at Brothers Drake Meadery
Dane Terry, Lonesome Leash and Jordan O'Jordan at The Garden Theater
Flea Bash at Strongwater Food + Spirits
Celebrate five years of flea with this bash at Strongwater featuring DJs George Brazil and Nathan Snell. Entrance is free, bar is not.
Holiday Hop in the Short North
"Women As____" at Tacocat Cooperative
Before They're Famous: The CCAD Fall Art Sale at Loann Crane Center for Design
OSU Men's Basketball vs. Colgate at Schottenstein Center
Get Right with DJ Giovanny at Skully's Music-Diner
Marcus Alan Ward at Double Happiness
This Cleveland musician's put out two of my favorite R&B releases of the last year (or so) in Last Night I Grew Tentacles and Eskimo. If you know my tastes, that's hardly surprising. Ward's music is left-of-center, low-key R&B. It's heady in the sense that it feels of a likeness to cloud rap, and is inspired as much by sci-fi as psychedelia. It's music that'll give you that sorta-sad/sorta-ebullient 3 a.m.-coming-down vibe, which should be a perfect fit for the intimate Double Happiness.
"The Theory of Everything" at a movie theater
"A Christmas Carol" at Columbus Civic Theater
Sunday Funnies at Little Rock
The Motel Beds, The Japanese B-Sides and Bicentennial Bear at Spacebar
CSA Finale Showcase at Short North Stage