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Friday ComFest weekend at Goodale Park
ComFest's main stage headliners - fuzz rockers Bummers on Friday, rapper Dominique Larue on Saturday and soul collective MojoFlo on Sunday - highlight the fest's still-expanding musical reach. With dozens of performers representing myriad genres, the annual "party with a purpose" offers a little something for everyone this year. Our best advice? Grab one of the fest's trademark colored mugs, fill it with the (adult) beverage of your choice and wander around Goodale Park a bit just taking in the sights and sounds. But the Alive staff also offers here a few picks for the weekend, starting with Copywrite, among others, on Friday.Jazz/funk fusion outfit Flippo at Natalie's Japanese B-Sides plays Big Room Bar "The Fits" opens at Gateway Film Center "Natural Worlds" exhibition closes at City Center Gallery Five nearbybars to check out when ComFest gets rained out (or even if it doesn't) Saturday "Raiders!" doc, fan film screens at Gateway Film Center
In 1982, a trio of 11-year-old friends embarked on an adventure ambitious even by Hollywood standards: a shot-for-shot remake of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." See the fan film, plus a documentary about its making "Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made," accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmakers at Gateway Film Center.Actors' Theatre presents "The Countess of Monte Cristo" in Schiller Park Silversun Pickups at Newport Music Hall Throwback metal duo Castle at Ace of Cups Megan Palmer on ComFest's Gazebo stage Chris Tucker at the Palace Theatre Sunday Columbus Gay Men's Chorus presents "Finding Oz" at Lincoln Theatre
"Finding Oz" was created by staff and members of the CGMC using songs from "The Wizard of Oz," "The Wiz," "Wicked," "The Boy from Oz" and songs from the catalog of Judy Garland. The story of bullying takes place at a high school reunion 20 years in the future and is woven together using staging, choreography and video sequences in the style of social media posts. Songs such as "What is This Feeling?" from "Wicked," "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" from "The Wiz" and the classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" help to tell the story of three characters all looking back on how bullying affected their lives.T. Wong on the Bozo stage at ComFest Rebirth of Slick One 4 at Barrel on High