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Friday CMA hosts "a different kind of Picasso show"

This is an example of the kind of engaging, innovative exhibition for which the Columbus Museum of Art's new Margaret M. Walter Wing was built, CMA Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes said. "Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change" was organized by the CMA, in partnership with the Barnes Foundation. The assembled 50-plus works by the 20th-century master examine an important stylistic period in Picasso's development as an artist in the years during and just following World War I.

2016 Columbus Arts Festival kickoff Street Fight Radio at Kafe Kerouac Taste of Chaos at Columbus Commons Park Street Festival "Wilburscapes" exhibition at the Ohio Art League X Space "Eres Un Princeso" exhibition and at the Pizzuti Collection "Asian Americans and Comics" at the Wexner Center for the Arts Saturday ElectroCult Circus brings its three-ring affair to Big Room Bar

Despite adopting the fantastical name ElectroCult Circus, much of I Wanna Know (I Don't Wanna Know), the new album from the sprawling, eclectic rock collective, finds inspiration in reality. Concerts, in turn, can be surreal, audacious affairs that blend performance, burlesque and comedy. The band's current roster even features a belly dancer, who will perform alongside the standard array of guitarists, percussionists and singers when the crew hits Big Room Bar for a record release show on Saturday, June 11.

NAF at Ace of Cups Ray LaMontagne at Columbus Commons "Game Masters: The Exhibition" at COSI Holly Wilson's "Vapid Conventionalities" at 934 Gallery Ohio Art League "Noves Histories" at Urban Arts Space Danielle Julian Norton/Melissa Vogley Woods "girls in pantyhose" at Angela Meleca Gallery Sunday Scroll Downers at Double Happiness

Though Scroll Downers is a relatively new project - this Columbus stop marks the end of the band's first-ever run of shows outside Baltimore - the players have already established a strong musical chemistry. This chemistry is particularly evident in the band's still-evolving live show, where album tracks exist next to more adlibbed, improvised cuts.

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Newport Music Hall Short North Stage presents "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Actors Theatre presents "Othello" in Schiller Park