Here are some of the other exhibits, plays and performances we can't wait to see this winter.

Here are some of the other exhibits, plays and performances we can't wait to see this winter.


Ohio Art League

Through Jan. 29

1552 N. High St., Campus

Linda Diec and Amy Neiwirth present the Ohio Art League's first Member Curated Exhibition of the year, turning traditional notions of candy and domesticity on their heads.

"Fluffing Reality"

Dublin Arts Council

Jan. 11-Feb. 25

Opening reception 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11

7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin

Rory Krupp paints watercolors, but his geometric works are far more contemporary than the pastoral landscapes you might associate with the medium. Titles like "The sound of confidence" and "Knowing what to do and getting away with it" pique curiosity about Krupp's winter exhibition.

"A Night at the Movies"

Southern Theatre

8 p.m. January 14-15

21 E. Main St., Downtown

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra will partner with Grammy Award-winning film composer Dave Grusin to present classic movie music. Grusin, who's perhaps more famous as a jazz musician than as a composer, was a close friend of late film scorer Henry Mancini, and the group will perform Mancini favorites such as "The Pink Panther Theme" as well as other nostalgic tunes.

"Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven"

Bureau for Open Culture

Jan. 27- March 12

Opening reception 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27

60 Cleveland Ave., Downtown

CCAD's Bureau for Open Culture calls on 17 artists from around the world to tackle the question: "Does anything disappear long enough today to become a classic?"

"I Am My Own Wife"


Feb. 2-20

Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre

77 S. High St., Downtown

One actor, Chris Roche, plays more than 30 characters in the telling of the remarkable life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transgendered person who survived pre- and post-Nazi Germany.

"Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph"

Columbus Museum of Art

Feb. 4-April 24

480 E. Broad St., Downtown

After you check out the Columbus Museum of Art's renovated galleries, stop back by in February for this upcoming exhibition, an exploration of the ways American painters have been inspired by the photograph. Expect pieces from contemporary greats like Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg plus photographers including Alfred Stieglitz and Man Ray.


Available Light Theatre

Feb. 10-19

Columbus Performing Arts Center

549 Franklin Ave., Downtown

This dramatic script about finding purpose in the face of wickedness promises a monster, a letter from an ex-girlfriend and a road trip to the Ohio Caverns. Its dark twists are recommended for fans of "Donnie Darko" and "28 Days Later."

"Marriage of Figaro"

Ohio Theatre

Feb. 11-13

39 E. State St., Downtown

The Count just can't keep it in his pants. The powerful, unhappily married man wants to have his way with the future wife of Figaro, his head servant. Like every good opera, the plot of "Marriage of Figaro" reads like a soap opera. This February, Opera Columbus will stage the comedic drama, which opens with one of Mozart's best and most famous overtures.

Tiempo Libre

Lincoln Theatre

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18

769 E. Long St., Downtown

This group of Miami-based Cuban musicians is on a (successful) mission to make Americans fall in love with timba, a joyful variation on salsa that features Afro-Cuban beats. Their grooving congas and timbales will have audience members moving in their seats - if not dancing in the aisles.


The Pythian Theater

March 14-19

867 Mt. Vernon Ave., King-Lincoln District


Tradition and innovation, history and progress combine in this celebration of the movements that unite and define the African Diaspora. Charles Davis, founder of the African-American Dance Ensemble, will perform with his troupe and local dancers in a vibrant show that brought rave reviews last season.

"Les Miserables"

Broadway Across America/CAPA

March 15-20

Ohio Theatre

39 E. State St., Downtown

A theater classic has been revamped for its 25th-anniversary production with new staging and scenery inspired by the artwork of Victor Hugo, the author behind this poignant tale of turbulent 19th-century France and its inhabitants.

"Ardine Nelson: Image-Self"

Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery

March 21-April 22

3600 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington

Nelson, a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and photography professor at Ohio State, collaborated with students on a project about self image. Nelson shot 23 portraits and allowed the students to alter them in any manner to address the question, "How does one understand self through image?"

Nathalie Djurberg

Wexner Center for the Arts

March 26-July 31

1871 N. High St., Campus

Djurberg is a Swedish-born installation artist who uses a combination of claymation video, music and sculpture to create works often containing graphic violence and sex. Think the Island of Misfit Toys from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" meets Tool's "Prison Sex" music video.

"Southern Bound Comfort"

Wexner Center for the Arts

March 30-April 2

1871 N. High St., Campus


Gregory Maqoma recently choreographed the opening event of the World Cup, and Shanell Winlock is a lead dancer with South Africa's acclaimed Vuyani Dance Theatre. Paired together, they're even more explosive. During two duets this spring, they'll explore themes of expectation, heritage, connection and desire.

Columbus Dances Fellowship Concert

Fisher Theatre

April 15-16

592 E. Main St., Downtown


Young artists with new ideas will be the focus of this inaugural event created by the Columbus Dance Theatre and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Five choreographers chosen to receive $2,000 fellowships will stage their work at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.