Featuring a film festival, a food truck festival and other non-festival things.
Thursday Scope out the opening of the Film Festival of Columbus
The fourth Film Festival of Columbus kicks off a week of great programming tonight at the Gateway Film Center with the Civil War-era thriller "The Keeping Room."Mix some punk with your alt-country with Drag the River at Ace of Cups. Get back to roots with Nell Robinson with Ramblin' Jack Elliot at Natalies. Expand your tastes at Weird Beer Night at St. James Tavern. See a bevy of short speeches at Pecha Kucha at 400 West Rich. Get some early Depp under the stars at Wex Drive-In: Cry-Baby. Get acoustic with Bobby Long at Rumba. Friday Eat everything in sight at the Food Truck Festival
If you're looking for a sampling of Columbus food trucks all in one place, it's tough to beat this festival, which will feature more than 70 trucks, as well as live music, craft vendors and beer.Go straight to a theater to see the excellent N.W.A. film "Straight Outta Compton." Check out the bold art of M.T. Bush during Franklinton Fridays. See a chainsaw double as a musical instrument with Jackyl at the Alrosa Villa. See Christopher Tennant's solo exhibit at the Vanderelli Room. Get some laughs in a record store/hair salon with the comedy showcase To Hell With Good Intentions. Celebrate Japanese pop culture and anime at Matsuricon. Get your garage-rock needs filled by Kizzy Hall at Spacebar. Saturday Fly the flag with Betsy Ross
The local indie rockers who share their name with the flag creator will celebrate the release of their first full-length album with a great lineup of their musical friends.Get a taste of Memphis punk with Nots at the Dude Locker. Sample authentic (and affordable) northern Chinese cuisine at Jiu Thai. Get the best of both booze and food at the Watershed Cocktail Dinner at the Commissary. Celebrate the legacy of Elliott Smith as The Liner Notes perform his Figure 8 at Brothers Drake. Get "Exposed" to the works of the artists at Tacocat. Hear "Beautiful Things" with the Wet Darlings with Daymare & We Killed The Lion at Spacebar. Sunday Get delicate with Chris Staples at Rumba
Florida singer-songwriter Chris Staples can manage to move you with delicate folk that barely rises above a whisper, a perfect show for a Sunday evening.Get a lot noisier with Braid with Prawn and The End of the Ocean at Ace of Cups. Save the world through music with Hard Working Americans at Park Street Saloon. Go back to camp with a Netflix marathon of "Wet Hot American Summer." Feel irie with CLACI: A Rasta Revival at Brothers Drake.