Editor's Picks: What to do this weekend in Columbus
The end of indie-rock supergroup Wild Flag hasn't been such a bad thing for music fans. While Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss have brought back Sleater-Kinney (who come to Columbus in December), Mary Timony has turned her attention to Ex Hex, who are sure to pack a sweaty Double Happiness tonight. Get there early for a good view.
- Have your Cake and Matt & Kim too at Day 1 of CD102.5's Summer Festival.
- Groove the night away downtown with MoJoFlo at Columbus Commons.
- Enjoy some grungy pop from across the pond with Happyness at Ace of Cups.
- Get hysterical with Reefer Madness: The Musical at AXIS.
- Check out Angela Meleca Gallery's first group exhibition.
The anticipation has been high for Izzy and Mo's Luncheonette, the long-in-the-works take on a Jewish deli from Till chef Magdiale Wolmark. As G.A. Benton's review indicates, it was worth the wait.
- Dance with the devil in the pale moonlight as the Downtown Drive-In at North Market presents Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman".
- Celebrate the delicious return of Freshstreet (for this weekend) with the Freshstreet Backyard BBQ and more at the Commissary.
- Party for a good cause at Block Party (614) at Strongwater Food & Spirits.
- Ham (and beer) it up at Christmas Eve in July at Actual Brewing.
- Get triple-heavy with Bardus/Lo-Pan/Bridesmaid at Spacebar.
- Have a sweet summer hang with Envelope, Donny & Jacoti and Sega Genesis at Ace of Cups.
- Get a real reggae fix with Freddie McGregor at Alrosa Villa.
- Say it ain't so with Weezer at Day 2 of CD102.5's Summer Festival.
- Don't eat after midnight with "Gremlins" on the big screen at COSI.
Bridget Oliver turned her newfound love of gory horror flicks into a Facebook discussion group. Now Bridget and her fellow gorehounds meet up in real life, too. This Saturday, they'll be chatting before an indie horror double-feature of "found." and "Headless."
- Be there from the start for the inaugural 2x2 Hip Hop Fest at Rice Paddy Motorcycles.
- Get frank with Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates at the Newport.
- Get Midwest Fresh as the party moves to its new digs at MINT.
- Dance like it's Prohibition (only with a full bar) at SWANK at the Garden Theater.
- Get spinning with Funkdefy! Vinyl Dance Party at Bossy Grrls.
After two days of bigger names, CD102.5's Summer Festival's third day boasts a great slate of national up-and-comers (FIDLAR, Cayucas, Joywave, Bully, Genevieve) for a ridiculous $5 ticket, but we're just as excited to finally see local band Digisaurus, the slinky new pop-rock project from James Allison (The Town Monster, The Regrettes).