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Ms. Living Dead Columbus pageant at Studio 35

Ten contestants will perform at the second edition of the zombie pageant, which will take place at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse. All proceeds will benefit the Cause for Canines organization, a volunteer-based, all-breed dog rescue. But the contestants are not required to be hardcore horror fans. At the first pageant, “we had a lot of girls that actually grew up in the pageant circuit,” co-founder Sam Antics said. “They were like, ‘It’s a pageant. I’m doing it.’ ... It was really neat to see them transform into zombies and take what they were used to and doing it in a zombie way. [This year] a lot of our zombies are actually moms, which I think is really cool.”

Vacation album release shows at Used Kids, the Summit David Leonard artist talk at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery Hello Emerson release show at Rumba Cafe Atari Jones at Granero Lounge ‘The Portrait as Still Life’ closes at CMA’s Carnegie Gallery Dru Batte’s ‘Finding Light in New Places’ exhibition continues at 934 Gallery Summer Beerfest at Express Live ‘Good Time’ opens in theaters Earwig, Nerds in Paris, more at Big Room Bar The Shivas at Ace of Cups The Salty Caramels release show at King Avenue 5 Saturday

‘Whose Streets?’ documentary screened at Wexner Center

“Whose Streets?” is a deeper dive into the activism that was born out of the shooting death of black teenager Mike Brown. Through footage of both the initial chaos as protests turned into scenes resembling war zones to, more importantly, a running documentation of the firm and persistent disruptive activism that has continued for months, “Whose Streets?” is remarkable. The film joins recent superb docs like “13th” and “I Am Not Your Negro” to form an important crash course in our country’s racism problem, both past and present. 

Park Street Festival day two in Arena District Powell’s Ill Mannered Brewing second anniversary The Japanese B-Sides, more at Spacebar Voice Cross plays Café Bourbon Street Mojoflo at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza Sunday

Urban Scrawl day two at 400 West Rich

Prioritization and hydration. Urban Scrawl vet Lucie Shearer says these are the keys to a successful weekend of live painting murals in late August in Franklinton. Urban Scrawl 11, set for Saturday and Sunday, will be Shearer’s fifth. Her first Scrawl was done, in part, because she felt like a noob on the Columbus art scene, and the event provided the opportunity to engage not only with other artists as they were working but also in an event that was unique to the community. “Standing there with a beer and talking to people about what you’re working on is fantastic. Many people are too shy to ask, but at Urban Scrawl that’s the whole point,” Shearer said. “You can guarantee the artists love what they’re doing and are happy to talk about it.”

Jason Isbell plays the Ohio Theatre ‘Into the West’ at Tantrum Theater BrewDog official grand opening in Canal Winchester Hanif-Willis Abduraqilb, Yogi Split at Milo-Grogan Butterfly Garden Kimberla Lawson Roby author talk at CML Main Branch