- I am bummed that I won’t be able to share in the fun that will be happening this weekend and the next couple of weeks because I am heading out of town but don’t feel too sorry for me as I am going to Florida and hoping for sunshine… I promise to try to bring some back to our soggy city! Until then, I will continue to be in touch with all of you through my blog!
Jazz and Rib Fest
There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with hot ribs and cool jazz! Featuring the finest local, regional, and international jazz artists on three stages, the 36th annual Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a diverse lineup of artists guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of any jazz connoisseur while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights.
Headliners Include: David Sanborn, Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX featuring Marion Meadows, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, John Pizzarelli Quartet, and Red Baraat.
For more information visit: www.HotRibsCoolJazz.org
Scioto Gardens 9th Annual Gardening and Arts Festival
Saturday July 18th
9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Celebrating Art in the Garden. Artists & craftsmen, plants, live music, and food all nestled in a natural setting. Free gardening workshops.
Please join the Roll Call: Artists Unite July 18th from 7pm to 10 pm, at the Vanderelli Room, for ROLL CALL: Artists uniting to benefit the Vanderelli Room. A silent auction of works created by many of Columbus’ finest artists will be held to upgrade, continue, and expand it’s community projects.
The Vanderelli Room will be celebrating Alicia’s (AJ) Vanderelli’s 40th Birthday and auctioning off artwork to raise money for the gallery. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction for commission work. Silent auction pieces will have a starting bid price determined by the artist and if the piece sells the artists can decide to donate 50% 75% or 100% of the proceeds to the gallery. The commission auction will be live and the auctioneer will show slides of an artists work and the audience will bid to have that artist create a piece for them. Size and other limitations will of course be presented as well as making sure the buyer understands they will be working under guidelines from the artist and the artist will not be asked to create anything outside of their style or comfort zone. The artist can then decide what percentage (50/75/100) they want to donate to the gallery once complete.
Cap City Creatives Birthday
- AJ’s Cafe
- July 20th-August 15th
Cap City Creatives (CCC) is turning 6!
Please join them in celebrating our birthday at AJ’s Cafe this year. New work from several of their artists will be on display.A closing reception and birthday party will be held on a date TBA.
- Young Writers’ Short Plays
- 8 p.m. each night
- MadLab has selected 9 plays from almost 60 submissions from area young playwrights. This year’s playwrights range from high school freshmen to seniors, and two students are veterans, returning to the program for the second time.FRIDAYS
7/10, 7/17, 7/24
Pop Up Ads and Murder
7/11, 7/18, 7/25