A rundown of select arts events taking place Jan. 31 through Feb. 9

Jan. 31

Affirmative Distraction at the Pelican Room
Imagine Productions “Into the Woods” at Columbus Performing
The Ogun Meji Duo at Lincoln Theatre Arts Center
CATCO “Every Brilliant Thing” at Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre
Poetry Night with Marcus Jackson at Gramercy Books

Feb. 1

Richard Perez at CCAD Canzani Center Screening Room
Available Light Theatre “Appropriate” at Riffe Center Studio One Theatre
TBD the Improvised Musical at Up Front at Shadowbox Live
“Homegrown” exhibition reception at 934 Gallery

Feb. 2

“John Waters: Indecent Exposure” opens at Wexner Center for the Arts
“From Columbus with Love” opens at Wild Goose Creative
Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition reception at Urban Arts Space
Danielle Julian Norton artist talk at Angela Meleca Gallery
Curtis Schieber Book Signing at the Barrel and Bottle
Gallery Hop at the Short North Arts District

Feb. 3

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at Columbus Civic Theater
Cygnus Quartet at Columbus Performing Arts Center
Columbus International Children's Choir at St. Joseph Cathedral
Winter Flea at Strongwater Food & Spirits

Feb. 4

The Poetry Forum at Bossy Grrls
NOW Music festival: Christopher Weait at Capital University

Feb. 5

“Hamilton” at the Ohio Theatre
“Childish” A One-Man Comedy Show with Jimmy Mak at Up Front at Shadowbox Live
Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam at Mikey's Late Night Slice
Growlin' Gremlin Comedy Showcase at The Daily Growler

Feb. 6

Sandra Bolzenius at Gramercy Books
The Hashtag Comedy Improv Show at Up Front at Shadowbox Live
Writers' Block Poetry Night at Kafe Kerouac

Feb. 7

CATCO “Every Brilliant Thing” at Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre
The Drunken Underground “King Lear” at Pretentious Barrel House
The Life and Art of Barbara Shermund with Liza Connelly at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Netta Yerushalmy “Paramodernites” at Wexner Center for the Arts

Feb. 8

Piff the Magic Dragon at Lincoln Theatre
“Let There Be Light” opening reception at the Vanderelli Room
“Esteban Was Eaten” opening reception at Blockfort
The Sick World of Doctor Show at MadLab

Feb. 9

“The Flood” at Southern Theatre
Hearts United for One Billion Rising at Second Sight Project
“Hamilton” at the Ohio Theatre
Short North Stage “Hand to God” at Garden Theater