More Spooky Affairs Starting Tomorrow!

The party starts early this week with the book launch of my friend Cynthia Rosi’s long awaited book!!!  It’s sure to be a frighteningly good time!

The Light Catcher

Book Launch Party

Via Vecchia Winery 

6:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday

cynthia;s launch party

Via Vecchia Winery hosts the launch of The Light Catcher, a mystery novel by Cynthia Rosi, on Wednesday, October 29th. Party 6:30-9pm.

Tarot card reading plus a haunted history winery walk with ghost stories. Wine tastings, appetizers, available to purchase.

RSVP to Lindsay Everson, viavecchiawinery@gmail.com with Book Launch in the subject line.

Ohio Art League

Juried Exhibit

6-8 p.m.

McConnell Arts Center

Thursday

OAL

This year OAL’s annual Fall Juried Exhibition will be on exhibit at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington from October 30, 2014 – January 5, 2015.  Come out  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 30th from 6-8pm.

The Juror of Esteem is Rod Bouc, artist and Executive Deputy Director of Operations at the Columbus Museum of Art. Out of over 120 submissions, Rod carefully chose 25 works to be exhibited for this annual OAL exhibition.

Find out more about Ohio Art League: www.oal.org

From there, things get a little more raunchy but equally ghoulish…check out this weekend’s happenings!

TRAUMA

THE BLUESTONE

9 P.M.-2 A.M.

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HALLOWEEN.FETISH.PARTY.
Three Nights. Three Themes.
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Thursday October 30th – Circus
Friday October 31st – The Ward
Saturday November 1st – Masquerade

Costumes are mandatory, Theme is optional.

HalloWine Party

Good Vibes Winery

7-10 p.m.

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It’s time to start planning your costume and practice your favorite song!  Good Vibes Winery is having a Halloween party with Karaoke at the winery on October 31st with prizes for the best costumes!  This event benefits WARM and we will be collecting non-perishables on Friday and Saturday.  In addition, $1/bottle of all carryout wine sales will be donated to W.A.R.M.

As it gets closer to the Holidays, we believe it is a time to reflect on our blessings and give back to those in our community less fortunate.  Good Vibes will be donating $1 for every carry out bottle of wine purchased on Friday, October 31.  We also will be collecting items for the WARM Pantry from October 28 – November 1.  Most wanted items for the Pantry are:

  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Chicken
  • Baked Beans
  • Rice Sides
  • Cereal
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Toothpaste.

 

  • While costumes are not required to attend the party, Good Vibes will be awarding gift cards for the scariest, funniest, and most original costumes.  So, it’s not too late to start thinking about that unique costume.  You just might win!

Dave and Art will be entertaining the crowd with Karaoke. No matter what your music preference is, we’re sure they will have a tune to fit your talents.  Whether you want to sing solo or with a friend, you’ll have fun entertaining the crowd.

See you at the HalloWINE Party!

Fear Hundred

Strongwater Food and Spirits

6-11 p.m.

Friday

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Step right up and party with Fear Hundred as the Haunted Carnival opens its ghastly doors for one night only!
Come to 400 West Rich when the circus comes to town, bringing with it the creepiest local artists and performers under the Big Top.

Feast your eyes on the daring feats of Movement Activities Arial Dance, the hypnotic undulations from Sacred Shimmy Belly Dance, the spooky symphonies of Mummula, The Magic Mirror, Fear Hundred’s dark carnival-themed art show, and more.

Shake your bones in your finest costume as the sideshow rolls in…and hope you make it ’til morning.

$3 cover, 21+

CS Gallery

Friday

6-9 p.m.

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Show dates: October 23rd – November 5th
Opening night: Friday, October 31st, 6-9pm

Trick or treat! The reception for the October open falls right on Halloween. Olde Towne East Parsons Carnival will be happening at the same time as the show. Businesses on Parsons will have games and prizes. Come play Pin The Parts On The Zombie and check out some amazing artwork.
See the link below for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/874249129260396/

 

MARK TWAIN CRAFT BAZAAR

SATURDAY

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The Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is one of the most highly anticipated holiday bazaars in Westerville.  As it enters the 30th year, the Mark Twain Craft Bazaar has grown to include over 140 unique artists from throughout Ohio and welcomed 2000 patrons last year. All items are beautifully hand crafted.

 

AND, OF COURSE, SATURDAY IS THE EVER-POPULAR SHORT NORTH GALLERY HOP FEATURING:

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ROY G BIV Gallery proudly presents the work of Carol Boram-Hays and Andrew McCauley. Boram-Hays’ compelling yet toxic sculptures explore our conflicted relationship with industrialization. McCauley’s scorched paintings portray the atrophy caused by multiple sclerosis.

If you happen to be in Indy this weekend!

The Sol Center

5:30-9:30

Saturday 

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Throw on your favorite band or concert t-shirt and join us for opening night of this truly unique group exhibition!
Meet many of the participating artists, enjoy food and drinks, some great tunes and experience this interactive art exhibition with all of your senses!
Touch the art, play the instruments, hear the artist interviews and behind the scenes stories via Piggyback App on your smart device!

Pumpkins, Costumes, Things that Go Bump in the Night and Stephen King…EEEK!!!

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays because I love all things that go bump in the night, American Horror Story, Stephen King, costumes and the chance to get creative!!  This year there is a veritable plethora (how do you like those big words?) of things to get into so no one in our city should be left out of the festivities or be bored.

The city starts jumping tomorrow night and continues through next week so get your arty party on!!!

Check out these events:

 Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

Friday through Sunday 

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Curious to how the new Glass Axis space is coming along? Still haven’t found that fall glass gift yet? Make sure you come to our Annual Pumpkin Patch. You can be part of it being their best Pumpkin Patch to date!!

Oct 24-26, Glass Axis will have a sneak preview of their new site and their annual pumpkin sale. They will also be offering first come-first serve classes in hot and warm glass.

Highball: On the Rocks Celebrating the Big 80’s

6 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

Greater Columbus Convention Center (outside)

Friday

 

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HighBall: On The Rocks is our annual tribute concert honoring fabulous fashion and transformational music. HighBall: On The Rocks features regional bands and national headliners performing original and cover songs that pay homage to artists or genres of music that have inspired fashion and design throughout the ages. This year’s totally awesome theme is THE BIG ’80s. Dress in your most righteous ’80s look, and hear bands cover your favorite songs from the decade that was defined by big hair, big shoulder pads and big stars.

Join ’80s pop icon Taylor Dayne and hear The Wet Darlings, the fabulous Johnson Brothers MoJoFlo Lydia Loveless play the songs you know and love as well as some killer ’80s covers.

Tickets $5 at the gate…or you can purchase in advance Thursday through Sunday at Highball Headquarters
$50 VIP tickets while they last.
(another invite is going out for Saturday night for the Costume Couture Fashion Show.

ARTS & CRAFTS BAZAAR

WESTERVILLE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

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SATURDAY

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Join Teresa Morbitzer of Vintage Vamp and many other artisans at Central High School in Westerville this Saturday for their Arts & Crafts Bazaar!

 

Harvest Market

400 West Rich

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 400 Farmers Market’s kicks of it’s winter season with a fabulously fall Harvest Market on October 25!

Come celebrate the Farmers Market returning to the inside of 400 West Rich and have get into some shenanigans with a glass pumpkin patch from Glass Axis, trapeze arts, yoga, kids area, and these vendors:

Fincachocolate. | Root Dub | My Mushroom Store
Soaps and Suds | Boline Apothecary, Limited
Team Wearbear | Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals
Columbus Clay Works | Shady Grove Farms
Bud Whitley’s Garage | Jamara | Columbus Idea Foundry
The STEAM Factory | The Smoking Loon Smokery
Splash of Sherri | Sharon’s Delicious Bread
Swainway Urban Farm | PoorBoyz Produce
Novo Terra Farm | Candle with a Cause | Vivre La Vie
Urban Farms of Central Ohio | Potsbydi | Phyllis & Hazel
Actual Roastery | Peace Love and Freedom Gardens LLC

Keep an eye out for updates to this event page as we share more of our plans with you!

TRAUMA

THE BLUESTONE

9 P.M.-2 A.M.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

HALLOWEEN.FETISH.PARTY.
Three Nights. Three Themes.
.
Thursday October 30th – Circus
Friday October 31st – The Ward
Saturday November 1st – Masquerade

Costumes are mandatory, Theme is optional.

Highball

Greater Columbus Convention Center (outside)

6 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Saturday highball

HighBall is the nation’s fiercest costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District. Be a part of the HighBall street spectacle and model yourself on High Street. At HighBall, you are what you wear.highball-9

Tickets $5 at the gate…or you can purchase in advance Thursday through Sunday at Highball Headquarters
$50 VIP tickets while they last.

Hail to the King

Stephen King Themed Art Show and Costume Party

Rehab Tavern

Saturday

7:30-1:00 a.m.hail to king

w/ SK-themed ART by: Bryan Moss, Donna Estep, Derek Stewart, Ralph Walters, Dan Gerdeman, Samantha Knight, Mylesant Lopez, Katie Golonka, Quinn Kelogg, Joss Parker, Arlo Moon, Alan Reeve, Brent Elam, Daisher Rocket, Chad Kessler, Ellen Knolls, Quinn Kellogg, Nick Cline, Kristina Fendt, Roger Kent Grossweiler Jr., Albert Gray, Ken Mosley, Robyn Edwards and Michelle Amos!

Also MOVIES, COSTUME CONTEST (not necessarily SK-themed), PRIZES and MORE!

For something less haunting  in a scary kinda way!  Make a trip to Lancaster Saturday or later in the year!

Decorative Arts Center

Lancaster Ohio

Beginning this Saturday- December 31st

decorative arts show

Campana Brothers: Brazilian Design Now is a rare opportunity to view a diverse assortment of designs created by South America’s premier contemporary designers, Fernando and Humberto Campana . The artists describe these pieces as “functional sculpture.”  But these furnishings and accessories are often described as “fresh and fun” and “playful and outlandish.”  Exhibition visitors will see chairs made of fuzzy stuffed animals, a steel and canvas sofa whose surface is embellished with 18 inch alligator dolls hand-made out of leather.  There is also a large cabinet covered with the tanned skins of the largest sustainably-farmed fresh water fish in Brazil.  In contrast, there are chairs covered with disks of felt and foam that imitate the colors and shapes of sushi – part of the Japanese cuisine brought to Brazil by immigrants.

This international exhibition from the Pizzuti Collection opens in
Lancaster October 25 and in Columbus February 7.
For more information please visit

Return of the Killer Crafts D.I.Y. or Die

Sunday

Garden Theater

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Get creepy for Halloween with a craft show dedicated to the darker side of the creative mind. Presented by What the Rock?!, Return of the Killer Crafts! will feature an invasion of vendors offering an array of handmade items in the holiday spirit, including jewelry, comics, plushies, clothing and original artworks. While perusing various forms of monsters, skulls and other things macabre, guests are invited to play games like “Pin the Arm On the Zombie” for prizes from local businesses with proceeds going to a local charity, and listen to spooky tunes spun by DJ Raymond T. Vinyl while enjoying a beverage in Ethel’s Stage Left Lounge. Freaks of all kinds are welcome, and admission is free. Held Sun., Oct. 26, 11am to 5p.m. at The Garden Theater 1187 N High St.

The Devilish Vendors!

3rd Dimension Studios
Back Porch Comics
Bearer’s Weird World Creations & Carny Critters
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Calaveras de Azucar
Cave Bear Studio
Creux Poche
Crime Cats
Donald T McCullough
Evette Makes Things
Get Your Gun
Jennifer’s Custom Designs
Memoire Arts
Nix Comics
Oldmanwithers
Red Panty Designs
Sandrandan on Etsy
Squids ‘n’ Squirrels
SugarKitty Corsets
What the Rock?!
Winged
Wolf and Hammer

 

Pumpkin Smash

CIF and The Art and Artists of 614

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Join The Art and Artists of 614 on Sunday, October 26 from 1:00-7:00 pm at the Columbus Idea Foundry for an eventful day celebrating the art of pumpkin carving!
Pumpkin Smash features more than 40 invited artists engaging in the creative challenge of pumpkin carving. Carved pumpkins will be auctioned off during a silent auction. The event also features an artist mixer and roasting of pumpkin seeds. Refreshments will be available.

Schedule
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Carving by invited artists
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Artist social mixer
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Silent auction bidding on carved pumpkins

***After party begins at 7:00 pm at Land-Grant Brewing Company located at 424 W. Town Street, Columbus. www.landgrantbrewing.com

I am constantly amazed at the ways in which so many people in our fair city find to be creative….this event is already sold out but I can’t wait for the next one!!! What a an awesome idea!!!  Who is in with me for the next foray into not so ordinary drinks?????

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At any given moment, Annie Williams has cocktails on the brain. On Oct. 26, The Sycamore bartender and cocktail consultant will share her latest creations by way of new pop-up speakeasy Four Thieves Thirst Parlour.

The concept is straightforward: Just like a pop-up restaurant, Williams and partner Luke Pierce will run a cocktail bar for one night at The Kitchen in German Village. The drinks? Not so straightforward. Order a Manhattan, and you’ll get a Manhattan trio of three mini Manhattans, each showcasing a different whiskey and bitter. Ask for a gin and tonic, and you’ll have a choice of three gins and three tonics, each tailored to pair with a specific gin. Williams also promises a mezcal offering and several carefully crafted nonalcoholic drinks.

The inaugural pop-up will be ticketed; for about $30, guests will receive sit-down service with a choice of two cocktails and a bar snack (think charred peppers and deviled eggs). Advance tickets will be available on Four Thieves’ website. fourthievesthirstparlour.com

 AND NEXT WEEK, TO NAME JUST A FEW THINGS:

 

the journeyA Columbus International Film + Video Festival Early Bird Screening Event

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
72 minutes
Mark Kendall

Tuesday, October 28
7:30pm
Drexel Theatre
2254 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs.This film follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.

Admission is FREE, donations encouraged.

 

Wednesday

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Watch Broad & High to learn about featured artist Jim Arter at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.   On the next episode of Broad & High, deer sightings along the downtown riverfront and a man who has lived his life within art and has been an advocate for children in art and education. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., only on WOSU TV. See a preview at :

http://wosu.org/2012/broadandhigh/october-29-2014-preview/