Wednesday, January 17, 2024

#GoAllOut with these Upcoming Events in Columbus, Georgia!

The Columbus Event Calendar is JAM PACKED with things to do when you #VisitColumbusGA in 2024. Make plans to #GoAllOut with us at some (or all!) of these wonderful upcoming events!

Love what you see on this list? There's more! Click here to see the full Community Calendar. 

 

ENERGETIC LINE & COLOR

From The Wes and Missy Cochran Collection

Through Feb 24, 2024 at The Do Good Fund Gallery

Curated by Columbus State University students Brianna Cochran, Symone Franklin, and Sarah Grimwood, Energetic Line and Color delves into a thoughtfully curated selection from the Wes and Missy Cochran Collection, comprising artworks crafted by African American artists between 1956 and 2002. The pieces exhibit exuberant explosions of color manifested through abstract presentations. This captivating assortment of organic lines and geometric configurations captures moments of joy and exploration during a period when these artists confronted numerous obstacles hindering their self-expression. The exhibition invites viewers to embark on a journey through the perspectives of visionary artists venturing into the realm of the non-existent, breathing life into the inanimate.

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LENNART ANDERSON: A RETROSPECTIVE

Through - April 12

The Bo Bartlett Center

Lennart Anderson (U.S.,1928-2015) was an artist renowned for his deceptively complex paintings that transform common delicacies, mundane objects and a sitter’s calm interiority into phenomenological meditations on light, form and time. In collaboration with the Lennart Anderson estate and Leigh Morse Fine Arts, and originating from the New York Studio School, the Bo Bartlett Center will host one of the largest iterations of this first major survey featuring more than 40 works from both private and public collections, such as the Center for Figurative Painting, Brooklyn Museum, Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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SOUTH ARTS EXHIBITION

Through - April 12

The Bo Bartlett Center

The Bo Bartlett Center is hosting the annual South Arts exhibition, which includes nine artists residing in nine southern states. These artists are selected from a pool of more than 800 applicants by a panel of jurors to receive their respective state fellowships. The artistry on display is a testament to the strength of art in the south, presenting diverse themes, visions, and styles. South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization empowering artists, organizations, and communities, and increasing access to arts and culture.

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Little Women

Feburary 16- March 2

Family Theatre

Enjoy this timeless and enduring classic from Louisa May Alcott about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Acquaint — or reacquaint — with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Together, the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.

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NO SHAME THEATRE

Every Friday Night!

The Springer Opera House

No Shame Theater is a late-night, uncensored event in which performers get five minutes to express themselves through music, poetry, sketch comedy, prose, rap, improvisation, dance, rants, stand-up comedy – almost anything goes.

There are only three rules at No Shame Theatre:

• The performance can last no longer than five minutes.

• The performance must be your original material.

• You can’t break anything – the space, the law, or yourself.

No Shame Theater is an 18 and up event, and IDs are checked at the door. Admission is $5 for audiences as well as performers.

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METROPOLIS

February 17

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

Organist Clark Wilson will visit RiverCenter to play this extraordinary landmark 1927 silent picture. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

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CELEBRATE THE WAVE 

Feburary 18

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

Organist Ken Double returns to RiverCenter to continue this weekend celebration of The WAVE.  Nationally known as one of the foremost theatre organists of this time, Ken is known to us as the organist of the Atlanta Fox’s Might Mo!!  Having delighted thousands with is artistry and special flair at the console, Ken will offer a special matinee performance putting The WAVE through it paces for RiverCenter audiences.

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PAINTING WORKSHOP SERIES

Feburary 17 & 24 

1327 Wynnton Road

Spend your Saturdays in February at the Museum during this special four-week workshop series! This afternoon class is designed to help students aged 6-10 improve their painting skills. Taking inspiration from work in the Museum's permanent collection, instructor Lesley Jakovcic will lead participants through a series of activities utilizing both watercolor and tempera paints. All skill levels are welcome! Price includes all classes in the series.

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BALLET MAGNIFICAT!

Feburary 18

Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

Stratagem: a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end.

Ballet Magnificat!'s newest ballet, Stratagem, inspired by C.S. Lewis' highly acclaimed "Screwtape Letters", reveals the great spiritual battle being waged by Satan and his demonic forces. The story is actually told from the perspective of our enemy in order to reveal to us the extent of demonic activity that affects our lives as humans, Christians and non-Christians alike. This ballet is an exposition of such a real and pertinent battle, and is presented in an artistic and theatrical fashion. With opposing angelic forces, complex human characters, and a set of quirky, precocious demons, audience members are invited to partake in a playful yet sobering story of temptation and deception.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF GREATER COLUMBUS POPS CONCERT

Feburary 20

Northside High School

Join the YOGC for a fun night of modern music at our annual Pops Concert! This concert will feature the Youth Orchestra (high school symphonic orchestra), String Orchestra (middle school string players), and Chamber Ensembles.

The repetoire for this concert will be featuring our "Second & 20"... pieces from the second decade of YOGC. The music of John Williams will be familiar to many of your ears, including themes from popular movies like Jurrasic Park, Indiana Jones, and the beloved Star Wars!

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SWEET SOUTH MUSIC REVIVAL

Feburary 21 

The Loft

Don't miss this concert series of Southern music hosted by local musicians Jesse Shelby & Jason Ezzell.

Learn more here!

 

 

COLUMBUS ARTISTS' GUILD MONTHLY MEETING, FEATURING HANNAH ISRAEL

Feburary 22

Columbus Public Library

The Columbus Artists' Guild February meeting features CSU Professor Hannah Israel giving a presentation on “Making and Doing: The Practice of an Artist.”  A versatile artist, Hannah reflects on information as a form of abstraction. The nature of her work maps the relationships of our existence by illustrating how fragile time can be and how predictable our experiences can be based on the temperament of the world around us. Light refreshments at 5:30p, meeting following. Free, open to the public.

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LENNART ANDERSTON: A RETROSPECTIVE, PUBLIC RECEPTION

Feburary 22

The Bo Bartlett Center

The public reception of Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective! This show features a large number of paintings by late painter Lennart Anderson spanning his art career. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

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AUTHOR ENCOUNTER

Feburary 22 

Columbus Public Library

Come celebrate poet and writer DéLana R.A. Dameron and the publication of her breath-taking new novel REDWOOD COURT in this special author appearance. This breathtaking novel tells the story of one unforgettable Southern Black family as seen through the eyes of its youngest daughter in the 1990s.

Copies of REDWOOD COURT will be for sale at the event, and Ms. Dameron will sign autographs after her presentation.

Learn more here!

 

DRUM TAO

Feburary 122

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

DRUM TAO‘s stage is created through phenomenal performances and expressions consisting of incomparable “Wadaiko-drums” and the beautiful melody of Japanese flutes and harps. Their 2018 Off-Broadway shows in New York completely sold out, and their long-run production “Mangekyo” in Tokyo was wildly successful and was extended for three years through the Tokyo Olympics. DRUM TAO is the “Japanese Entertainment” for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations!

Learn more here!

 

 

HOLES

Feburary 23- March 3

Springer Opera House

Stanley is a boy wrongfully sent to a juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake, and is forced to dig holes in the desert. Stanley eventually realizes that he and his fellow prisoners - Zero, Zig-Zag, Armpit, Squid, X-Ray, and Magnet - are digging holes because the Warden is searching for something. Stanley will do his best to dig up the shocking mystery of Camp Green Lake. 

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COLUMBUS TOY & COMIC BOOK SHOW

Feburary 25

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Come Visit the Coca-Cola Space Science Center February 25th, 2024 to check out local vendors selling collectible Toys and Comic Books! Exepct to find local vendors selling collectibles, card tournaments PokémonMagic the Gathering, and Yu-Gi-Oh will be held with prizes offered, numerous raffle drawings, a planetarium show and night star tour, and more! $6 single tickets, $20 family 4 pack, VIP 1 hour Early access + Extra Show at 11am $10.

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TOAST OF THE TOWN

March 1

Columbus Convention & Trade Center

Don’t miss the fourteenth year of Toast of the Town - an annual food and beverage extravaganza benefiting the Columbus Symphony Orchestra! Join us on Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center where world-class wines, fine foods, hand-crafted beers, and Southern spirits all await you at the Grand Tasting. Meet the local and regional chefs, vintners, distillers, and brewmasters who will be on hand to share their toasts and tastes. In one evening, guests will have the opportunity to taste all of the best products on the market! The Bottle Shop Wine Wall and a silent auction filled with a variety of wines, experiences, and unique treasures completes the evening.

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Emmet Cahill

March 1

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

Emmet Cahill, Star of PBS Phenomenon Celtic Thunder,  has been widely hailed as Ireland’s Most Exciting Young Tenor.  News of his sold out debut concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall has turned heads with audiences throughout North America and he is quickly building a reputation for being the golden voice of this generation. His debut album release went straight to #1 on the World music Billboard charts, Amazon Charts and iTunes World Music.

Learn more here!

 

Don't forget, this isn't a comprehensive list! There's so much to do in 2024 in Columbus.  Click here to see the full Community Calendar. 

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