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Friday Franklinton Playhouse debuts with Red Herring Productions' "Endgame"

Michael Herring knew he wanted to make a new home for his theater company in Franklinton. Already thriving in the visual arts, the neighborhood was ripe for the addition of a new, dedicated space for theater. Red Herring Productions transformed a vacant makeshift gallery and storage space into a black box theater, which opens this weekend with Samuel Beckett's "Endgame."

"In Our Nature" by Columbus painter Laura Sanders opens at Joseph Editions "Dual Nature," exhibition in linoleum by Bill Miller, opens at Lindsay Gallery Short North Coffee Housereopens Nights at Spacebar Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons at Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza Saturday Local rockers Electric Hand EP release at Big Room Bar

Time travel hasn't yet been invented, but listening to Purple Hearts, the new EP from local garage-rock quartet the Electric Hand, can provide a similar sensation. "It's one of the last eras of true sexiness; look at the ways the clothes would fit on people," Ottinger said of the period between 1964 and 1969 that his band's music reflects. "And the music itself was pure. You'd just plug in and go."

Pinchflat celebrates all things bikes, art at Wild Goose 934 Gallery opens photography exhibition "Eternalize" "Animating Principle," Pop Art from Donna Estep, opens at Snort North Tavern Rapper Chief Keef at the Newport Music Hall Sean Christopher Gallery opens "Selections" from painter Chris Taylor Pints & Paintings benefit event at The Pint House Zombie on Radar at Spacebar Bloodthirsty Virgins at Tree Bar Fister at The Summit Sunday Folk-punk singer Cate Le Bon at Big Room Bar

Just when you think Cate Le Bon is going to deliver the melody your ear's prepared for, she decides to not give you the satisfaction. On "Wonderful" - a cut from the Welsh singer-songwriter's newest album,Crab Day- she delivers verses that pummel along only to be counteracted by a faux-majestic chorus underscored by snorting horns. Le Bon has perfected a form of folk-leaning post-punk.

Available Light Theatre presents "Feels Like (the body project)" Johnny Craig at Double Happiness Take your mom out to brunch!