Because you resolved to get out of the house more in 2016

Friday
Dennison Griffith: Another Worldopening reception at CCAD

Introducing Denny Griffith, a new artist on the rich Columbus scene who will have his first exhibition open this month at CCAD. Any confusion is understandable. Griffith is indeed the former and much-lauded CCAD president, serving for 16 years until his retirement in 2014. But the artist and former administrator, who has been fighting an as-private-as-possible battle with cancer for the past 20 months, insists thatAnother World, a sizable exhibition of his new work hosted by his former school, represents "a coming out as a new artist."

Franklinton Friday at 400 West Rich and other locations The Winding Stream at the Wexner Center for the Arts Tin Armor at Carabar Free Throw at Double Happiness Chrome Pony at Big Room Bar Saturday Rock Potluck 11 at Ace of Cups

The Facebook event says it all: "40 Musicians. From 40 different bands. Form eight new bands. For one night only."

50 Shades of Shadowbox at Shadowbox Live Brujas del Sol at Brothers Drake Sons of Gladys Elvis birthday tribute at King Avenue 5 Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena Sunday Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Lincoln Theatre

Columbus' grassroots opera company presents this Gian Carlo Menotti work fully staged and with an orchestra under the direction of former Columbus Symphony Orchestra maestro Alessandro Siciliani.