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Actual Wolves sketch comedy at Garden Theater

Founded by Columbus standup comedian Dan Loper, Actual Wolves will mark its third anniversary as a sketch-comedy ensemble later this year (the troupe went by the moniker Alpaca Lips for its first year or so). Given an opportunity to bring its show to the main stage at the Garden Theater, Loper and mates figured it was a great time to celebrate some of what they feel is their best work, and so The Very Best of Actual Wolves will take the Garden Theater stage on Friday, Aug. 11. For this show, Actual Wolves will bring back some of its favorite sketches from the past three years, weaving them together with newly written material. Musician and comedian Matt Monta will serve as host for the evening, playing music and interjecting some of his own humor.

‘HERE The Musical’ at the Nest Theatre Virginia West’s ‘Oh What a Night’ opens at Axis Nightclub Love Alive EP release show at Woodlands Tavern ‘Pasos de Arte” exhibit of Latino art reception at Cultural Arts Center Stauf’s Coffee Roasters grand opening inside Columbus Idea Foundry 934 X PBR at 934 Gallery Dick Dale plays Park Street Saloon Wesley Bright & the Honeytones at Ace of Cups Paper Lung, Shape of the Sun at Spacebar Lawn Care, Farseek at Café Bourbon St. Saturday

90s Fest at Columbus Commons

Capitalizing on the era of flannel, “Friends” and the Fresh Prince, ’90s Fest returns to the Columbus Commons for an event the promoter describes as a “totally immersive, time-traveling experience” full of “throwback-tivities.” This year’s musical lineup features headliner TLC, which has performed as a R&B duo since the 2002 death of third member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes; Blackstreet, the R&B group best known for the 1998 Grammy-winning single “No Diggity”; and C&C Music Factory, the group whose hit “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” lives on to this day in non-Pixar animated films and Applebee’s commercials.

Actors Theatre presents ‘The Tempest’ at Schiller Park Hula Hop at the Grass Skirt Tiki Room Local Author Festival at Gramercy Books ‘Human’ opening reception at Open Door Studio & Gallery Will Hoge, Erica Blinn at Rumba Cafe Looms, Roof Dogs at Spacebar Apollo, Aphotic at the Basement Sunday

Youssou N’Dour at Express Live

If you only know Youssou N’Dour from his contributions to Paul Simon’s Graceland and Peter Gabriel’s So, there are more than 30 albums of this Senegal native’s genre-bending music to explore. N’Dour often employs his gigantic vocal range in a style of music known as mbalax, a type of West African dance music that fuses Western sounds and the traditional music of Senegal. The internationally renowned singer also ran for president of Senegal in 2012, and last year he released his 34th album, Africa Rekk.

Festival Latino in Downtown’s Genoa Park ProMusica Chamber Orchestra at Franklin Park Conservatory Dank Showcase at the Milo-Grogan Butterfly Garden