Some ideas to kick-start your weekend.

Friday Opening reception for Joey Monsoon at Lindsay Gallery

This is Monsoon's fourth exhibition at Lindsay, and it represents a departure for the artist, who worked in large formats and oil paints for the first time.

Opening reception for Hammond Harkins Galleries' new Short North location "Goodnight Mommy" opens in theaters Worst Kept Secret Fest at Skate Naked "Sweeney Todd" at Wall Street Nightclub Chef Bill Glover remakes his James Beard House dinner at Gallerie Saturday Jeff Smith in conversation with Francoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman

This is just one of many events of the inaugural Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival this weekend.

Jessika Edgar and Leonard Suyajaya show opening at ROY G BIV Gallery Moonlight Beerfest at Ace of Cups Tigers Jaw at Double Happiness Columbus Crew SC at New York Red Bulls Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets (preseason) Sunday Scary Plants return to Franklin Park Conservatory

Sneak up on children and say, "Feeeeed me, Seymour!" Just kidding. Go for the carnivorous and poisonous plants and stay for the pumpkin-carving demo by artists from Villafane Studio.

Joywave at A&R Music Bar The Gospel Soul Brunch at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza Emily Hearn at Rumba Café