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EVENTS • SERVICES September/October 2017

Submission Deadline 20th of the Month
Local non-profits in the Short North and directly adjacent areas are given free listings on first-come first-serve basis.
Listing available to all others for a fee.
E-mail or call Margaret at 614-251-0656 or mail to the Short North Gazette, PO Box 8071, Columbus, OH 43201

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DARREN CALHOUN FEATURED SPEAKER @ King Avenue United Methodist Church Changing the Conversation Speaker Series: Chicago-based social justice activist and LGBT worship leader Darren Calhoun will talk on “The Intersection of Racial and LGBTQ Identity” on Sun., OCT 1 at 7 p.m. at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave. Visit and

JUNG ASSOCIATION COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Conversations at JungHaus are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at 59 W. Third Ave. from 10a to Noon. Free, donations welcome. SEPT 9: Narcissism and Process Drama: Katherine Burkman’s 2016 book, The Drama of the Double, suggests that doubling is based in narcissism. She will present a process drama workshop using non-threatening acting exercises that lead to writing exercises resulting in a play. Or almost a play. OCT 14: Active Imagination. Enjoy a presentation by Phil Meeks about his past work with archetypal guides while engaged in 30 days of active imagination. There will be time for others to share their experiences as well. Visit

COLUMBUS DAY ITALIAN PARADE: Columbus Day Italian Parade and High School Marching Bands Competition with 2017 Parade Grand Marshal Derek Grosso, president, CEO, and founder of Columbus Young Professionals Club. Sun., OCT 8 at 1 p.m. The parade weaves 1.2 miles through Victorian Village, Short North, and Italian Village. All bands will be stopped on High Street for a stationary 5-minute performance. At the end of the route, they will be directed to the Carfagna Stage (big tent) for one final song performance, which will begin tentatively at 2 p.m. For details and application to march, visit

?TASTE OF ITALY: Come enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Italian Village from 18 Columbus area Italian Eateries. Sample as you like and also enjoy a wide variety of Italian wine, beer, and spirits. The event will take place on Mon., OCT 2, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Columbus Italian Festival site under the large tent at the corner of East Lincoln and Hamlet streets. Entertainment by Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets call (614) 294-8259.

ITALIAN FESTIVAL: Hosted by St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church on the grounds of the historic church in Italian Village at the corner of Hamlet and E. Lincoln. Fri., OCT 6 through Sun., OCT 8 enjoy live entertainment, open-air markets, Italian dancing, bocce ball tournament, Zona Bambini (children’s area) and fabulous food. The Columbus Italian Parade and High School Marching Band Competition is back and marching right through the Short North to Italian Village on Sun., at 1 p.m. Line-up 9:30 - 11 a.m at Dennison and Buttles. Festival Admission: Adults $5/day; 12 and under free. • (614) 294-8259.

NEW MUSIC CONCERT FREE: Bearthoven: American Dream. Following the release of its 2017 album Trios, Brooklyn new music trio Bearthoven ( returns to Columbus with three world premieres by upcoming compositional voices. Karl Larson, piano; Pat Swoboda, bass; Matt Evans, percussion, embrace a sound pallet somewhere between jazz, classical and avant-garde. Program includes Shelley Washington’s Silk; the world premiere of happy/angry music by Adam Roberts [commissioned by the Johnstone Fund]; the world premiere of Near Sky by Kristina Wolfe; and the world premiere of American Dream by Scott Wollschleger. Held Wed., SEPT 13, 7 p.m., at Short North Stage Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St. Free street parking after 6p weekdays on south side of Fifth Ave. west of High. Visit

KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY @ THOMPSON RECREATION CENTER: Halloween party with free candy, freaky face painting, creepy crafts, haunted house and ghoulish games. Come in costume or not. Scheduled Fri., OCT 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Located right off West Fifth at 1189 Dennison Avenue. Call 614-645-3082 for more information.

SHORT NORTH BLOCK WATCH: A web-based community engagement resource serving Italian and Victorian Villages, Harrison West, Dennison Place, The Circles, and High Street business district, to share information, foster collaboration, promote safety. Real world meetings are held a few times a year. and FB.

TM MEDITATION INTRODUCTION AT NORTHSIDE LIBRARY: You are cordially invited to an introductory talk, "Consciousness, Creativity, and Your Brain" on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. Wed., SEPT 13, 7:30p at the Northside Library, meeting room #1, 1423 N. High St. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn how TM's documented benefits for releasing stress, anxiety and fatigue impact expansion of consciousness and creativity. Current published research indicates that TM is effective for culturing 'total brain development', ie stimulating communication between cortical areas and neural networks that may not have been on speaking terms. What is emerging from current research and in the experiences of meditators is an understanding of the pivotal role that transcending plays in self-actualization. The Sept 13 meeting will discuss how these modern insights parallel the ancient Vedic cognitions that TM comes from in terms of the development of higher states of consciousness. From both sources, ancient and modern, there is an emphasis on the practical results of enlivening hidden reserves of the brain for increasing effectiveness and fulfillment in daily life. Presentation by Sharon Penko and Cary Davis, Certified TM Teachers. Contact at and for details of the TM course that will follow this introductory meeting.

SHORT NORTH TOUR OF HOMES & GARDENS: Join the Civic Association for its annual showcase of homes and gardens in the Short North featuring unique art, architecture, interior design and landscaped courtyards. The preview tour is Sat., SEPT 16 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a preview party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A $75 ticket provides a tour of the Sells Circus House, not included in the main event. Preview tour tickets may also be used for the Sunday tour. The general tour is Sun., SEPT. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on tour day, good for visiting all tour homes and gardens as well as riding the trolley that circles the tour route. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Thurber Village Center on Sunday. The 2017 tour features 9 homes. Don’t miss this special day in your neighborhood.

SHORT NORTH PARENTS MEET-UP: Meet parents and kids from the neighborhood. Very casual way to introduce you and your family to others. Plan playdates, exchange emails, just chat. Real world meetings are held monthly. Visit Short North Parents FB for updates and conversation.

ITALIAN VILLAGE SOCIETY MEETINGS: Monthly meeting 2nd Tuesday: SEPT 12; OCT 10; NOV 14 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jeffrey Park Community Ctr., 233 E. 1st Ave. The IVS is a forum for neighborhood issues: business and residential development, traffic, and safety. Membership is available to anyone wanting to promote and invest in the community. Membership as low as $5/yr for students.

SHORT NORTH CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING: Public meeting covering neighborhood issues and projects. Paid membership is not required to attend. Everyone is welcome. All members in good standing may vote on issues. Held monthly the third Thursday 7-8 p.m. in Goodale Park shelterhouse. Scheduled SEPT 21; OCT 19; NOV 16. Call 614-228-2912.

HARRISON WEST SOCIETY MEETING: Fast-paced, no-obligation monthly meetings covering vital neighborhood issues and planning for neighborhood get-togethers. Held at 7 p.m. in the Harrison Park Condos Community Center, 575 W. 1st Ave. every third Wednesday. Scheduled on SEPT 20; OCT 18; NOV 15. Visit

HARRISON WEST PARK CLEANUPS: The HWS needs volunteers to help keep neighborhood green spaces trash-free, weed-free and blooming. Visit or email Bob Mangia at for more information.

FRIENDS OF GOODALE PARK VOLUNTEER WORKDAY: Work with neighbors to help improve the quality of Goodale Park. Gloves and tools are available.If you can bring your own it is greatly appreciated. Meet at the shelterhouse: Sat., OCT 7, and NOV 4, 9a to Noon. Weather update posted on FB, Twitter, and for more info.

ITALIAN VILLAGE COMPLETE STREETS IMPLEMENTING COMMITTEE: Make our neighborhood streets complete streets, uniting the neighborhood, not dividing it, and safely accommodating pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit riders and adjoining residents as well as vehicular traffic. Focus on parking, crosswalks, lighting, street trees, promoting storm water management and Blueprint Columbus, sidewalk amenities, signal timing, one-way vehicular traffic and development as it affects our neighborhood’s streets and sidewalks and their safe use. At Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. 4th St. monthly last Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm: SEPT 28. Visit

RUMMAGE SALE AT KING AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: The sale is Fri., OCT 13, 9am-4pm, and Sat., OCT 14, 9am- 1:30 pm in the Church Fellowship Hall at 299 King Ave. Includes bake sale and crafts. Proceeds benefit NNEMAP and others. Call 614-424-6050 to schedule donations. Visit

KIDS CODE PROGRAM: Do you have a child that is interested in computers and learning to code? Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join Tech Talent South for an afternoon of code on Tuesdays from 4pm-5:30pm during a free 4-week Kids Code Program on NOV 7, 14, 21, 28. To join all 4 sessions, you will need to register for each week separately. Held at the Northside Library, 1423 N. High St. If you have any further questions, contact Community Organizer Evelyn Van Til Visit

JANE’S MIC NIGHT: HEAR JANE ROAR: All welcome to attend and listen to women sharing their stories. “Women’s lives are real, and what they experience is legitimate and sincere (actual, authentic, undeniable). The hope is these stories will bring validation and hope to all women.” Held every other month. Meet on Thurs., SEPT 21, 7p.m. at Stone Village, 139 East 2nd Ave. Four women are scheduled to present. Refreshments provided. Visit

WEINLAND PARK SEWING CIRCLE: Learn to sew with us! All materials provided in a fun, friendly, and relaxed environment for all ages. Make a simple applique project with our sewing machine or try hand sewing with an embroidery project or bring your own project. Get to know your neighbors and be creative! Safety needles for children or new-to-sewing available. Held at the Northside Library, 1423 N. High St., on Sat., OCT 14 and NOV 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. On Sat., SEPT 13 meet at 4th Street Farms, 1377 N. 4th St, to make a banner for the grape pergola. More information at

FALL TREE TOUR MID-OCTOBER: Friends of Goodale Park will be hosting a Walk and Talk focusing on the colorful fall foliage in the park. The tour will be led, once again by arborist Rick Frantz. (see page 3 for more) He has far-reaching knowledge of the Goodale trees that is thoroughly entertaining. Meet at the Caretakers Residence on Wed., OCT 18 at 6 p.m. for an hour-long tour. No cost. Visit

ART ON HIGH EVENTS: See page 12 for a number of upcoming walks down High Street with the Art on High project team who will be on hand to walk and talk with small groups about the street art project, its constraints and opportunities, and where YOU think art should go along High Street.

COLUMBUS OPEN STUDIO & STAGE (COSS): A two-day event that provides an opportunity for the Columbus creative community to open their studio and stage doors to the public, shining a light on the creative process and practice. COSS is a self-guided tour of individual studios with scheduled tours of performing arts organizations. Four dozen artists. ART TOUR WEEKEND: OCT 7-8 from 11a to 5 p.m. COSS maps must be purchased online for $10. Visit for more information

ACME ART COMPANY Resurrected Art Auction. ACME Art Company’s infamous Art Auction is resurrected once again. New and emerging artists will present their artwork for silent or live auction. Proceeds benefit the artists and The Vanderelli Room. Sat.,OCT, 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Preview exhibition – Franklinton Fridays, Oct. 13 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ACME Art Company will be collaborating with The Vanderelli Room at its Franklinton Arts District location at 218 McDowell Street.

AGING WITH INTENTION: The Jung Association is offering an opening workshop beginning a series of dialog groups on aging. Pilgrimage and Poignancy: Aging as a Journey to Self will be presented by author John P. Schuster, an executive coach with a graduate degree in psychology and Jungian studies and author of five books. Held on Sat., SEPT 16 at the Goodwill Industries Headquarters, 1331 Edgehill Rd. in Grandview, at 9 a.m. Visit to register or call 614-291-8050. Cost is $50 for members.

HIGHBALL HALLOWEEN: A creative mashup that’s a bit Mardi Gras, a bit carnival and a lot Halloween. Directly on High Street from the Short North to the Arena District, a creative convergence of fashion, art, music, dance and eye-popping costumes. Entertainment, street dancing, worshops. Come one come all on Fri., OCT 20 & Sat., OCT 21. Visit to sign up as a volunteer, check ongoing schedules or purchase tickets.

FINAL SCREEN ON THE GREEN: Located at the softball diamond in Goodale Park’s SW corner, screenings are free and open to the public. Starts at sunset (7:30), and food is available at least one hour before showtime. SEPT 15: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure [1985]. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. No rain dates. Visit

SHORT NORTH STAGE: The Glass Menagerie: This towering classic, set in the Great Depression, catapulted Tennessee Williams to fame. Told by a prodigal son haunted by memories of his domineering mother, a faded Southern Belle, and his invalid sister, whose fragile world is defined by her collection of glass animals. Shattering and shimmering, The Glass Menagerie will break your heart. SEPT 7 - 24 (Thurs-Sun) Matinees Sat and Sun. Held at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $32. Visit

SIX WORD STROLL AND SHARE: Participants will experience a detailed, 60-minute tour of up to four Six in the Short North murals with a neighborhood-based docent. The tour will include an intimate conversation about the themes presented in the six word story which inspired the mural, followed by a 90-minute, facilitated six word story writing workshop (called a slam) with author Larry Smith. Held SEPT 17 from 1-4 p.m. Visit to register.

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Dreamgirls. This electric megawatt of a Broadway musical inspired the hit 2006 movie starring Beyonce. Based loosely on the Supremes, it follows a fictional 1960s girl group, The Dreamettes, on their roller coaster journey to the top of the record charts. Filled with belting, high-energy songs and slick musical numbers, Dreamgirls promises fantastically entertaining theater along with some seismic emotional jolts. OCT 26 - NOV 19. Held at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $30-$44. Call 614-725-4042, visit

ANIMAL BLESSING: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 386 Buttles Ave. in Victorian Village, will present their annual Blessing of the Animals on Sat., OCT 7 at 10 a.m. on the plaza in front of the church. All are welcome to bring creatures large and small to receive a pet medal, blessing and personalized certificate. Call 614-299-5781 or visit for more information.

KING AVENUE PLAYERS will stage The Fantastiks on OCT 19-22. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow." Showtimes are nightly at 7:30p, with a 3p matinee Sunday. A free-will offering is accepted. Held at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave. For more information visit or call (614) 424-6050.

OHIOANA BOOK AWARDS: Celebrate Ohio literature with Ohioana as they recognize the 2017 Book Award winners. The evening will include award presentations, a round-table discussion, and book signings as well as hors d’oeuvres and Ohio wine. Scheduled Fri, OCT 6 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium (6-9 p.m.) Tickets are $50 per person. Phone (614) 466-3831 or visit

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE Junie B. Jones The Musical: The trials and tribulations of first grade are faced head on by the sassy and lovable Junie B. Jones. From best pal drama to her first pair of glasses, Junie B.'s school year is one for the books. Sneak a peek into her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" and see how she overcomes adversity in a way only she knows how. One-act musical, 60 minutes. Recommended for age 6 and up. Staged SEPT 21 - OCT 15. at Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. Call 614-224-6672 or visit for schedule and pricing.

21st ANNUAL SCHOOL FOR OLDER WISER LIFELONG SCHOLARS: OWLS is a school for older adults offered to residents of central Ohio who are searching for knowledge and mental stimulation, as well as an opportunity to interact with like-minded peers. Seven intellectually stimulating courses, each four 2-hour sessions. Held at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber, 717 Neil Ave. OCT 2-26. $20/course (residents) $25 (non-residents). Visit or call David Robinson at 614-565-2490 or Julian Larson at 614-262-5638.

VOLUNTEER AT GLOBAL GIFTS: Help support Fair Trade by volunteering at nonprofit Global Gifts located at 682 N. High St. Volunteers gain retail experience while learning about the artisans and farmers who produce high quality handmade jewelry, home decor, clothing, coffee, chocolate, and more. Stop by the store or email our Volunteer Coordinator at for more information about volunteering. Scheduled orientations will be held on Sat. SEPT 30 and OCT 28 from 10-11 a.m. but are also available by appointment. Visit or Global Gifts Short North on FB to learn more.

LITTLE ROCK BAR Open Stage Comedy: Everybody’s a Comedian at 8:30p on Wednesdays with host Travis Hoewischer, editor of 614 Magazine. Rock Your Cock Off Karaoke Tuesdays at 9p. Join Cougarbait Kevin for fun, frivolity, and $3 drafts all night. Located at 944 N. 4th Street. Call 614-824-5602 or visit

COLUMBUS ART WALKS: Self-guided walks with maps and audio tours of several districts including the Short North are available from Columbus Public Health. Download the map or audio description online at Call the main number 614-645-2646 with the site extension to access information about artistic, historical and architectural sites. Signs have been posted at the various sites.

FALL FLEA: The quarterly open-air market is scheduled at Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. 4th St., on Sun., OCT 1 from 11a - 5p. All Fleas feature friends from throughout central Ohio selling a wide variety of handmade jewelry, artwork, antiques, vintage clothing, quality records, unique crafts, and much more. Email to volunteer. Proceeds benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. See Columbus Flea on FB or Wordpress

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER TALKS: Conversations & Coffee. Bringing together artists and those who love art in a relaxed setting. Free program with coffee held each Thursday at CAC from 12-1 p.m. CAC is located at 139 W. Main St. SEPT 7: Victor M. Espinosa, Ph.D., with guest from Sociology of Culture OSU, Latina/Latino Art and Aesthetics in the Midwest. SEPT 14: Shoichiro Nakamura, Pianist, World Journey from Argentine to Russia in Piano Music, performance in Main Gallery. SEP 21: Jesus Walle, LatinoMoji series, artist from the Loft Gallery Pasos De Arte exhibit SEPT 28: Vasiliev Nini, monumental sculpture artist with Mastery in Realism, Expressionism, Abstraction. OCT 5: Rob Velella, literary historian, performs as Edgar Allan Poe in this first-person interpretation of the author. OCT 12: Steve Abbott, poet, Sight of Music; Main Gallery, Tom Baillieul, exhibition coordinator. OCT 19: Richard Lopez, pianist, composer, jazz master, composition for Sight of Music, Main Gallery. OCT 26: Sue VanWassen Hove, oil painter, Eternally Ephemeral: Cloudscapes, Loft Gallery Artist. Visit

THOMPSON RECREATION CENTER: Offerings include a wide variety of classes and activities: arts, crafts, painting, basketball (adult/teens), boxing, Capoeria, cheerleading, Chen taiji, ceramics, drawing, football, games, grappling, ice hockey, judo, Muay Thai, self-defense, soccer, hockey (street and ice), video games, weight room, zumba. Located at 1189 Dennison Ave. Call 614-645-3082

COMFEST FOLLOW-UP AND PLANNING MEETINGS: Join and help plan ComFest 2018. Planning meetings are held at the residence house in Goodale Park (enter from N. Park St.). Wed., Sept 13, 7:30p; Tues., Sept 26, 7:30p; Tues., Oct 17, 7:30p; Wed., Oct 25, 7:30p; Thurs., Nov 9, 7:30p, Nov 19, 1:00p; Thurs., Dec 7, 7:30p. Everyone welcome. Join in and help.

PARADISE GARAGE WEEKLY RIDE: Paradise Garage hosts a weekly road shop ride on Thursday nights at 6:30p and Sunday mornings at 9:30a. These rides leave from Paradise Garage 921 N. High St. The Thursday rides split into A and B groups. The B group is a no-drop ride, but you should be able to maintain 18mpr. Rides vary between 30-40 miles long. The Sunday ride is a 'C' level, meaning a pace of 14mph of about 25 miles. Helmets required, lights are encouraged year round, required for night riding.Come prepared with flat repair tools, food, and anything you may need. Check FB page for current ride status. We will try and post any cancellations with over an hour’s notice. Visit Paradise Garage Racing on Facebook, 614-299-0899 or

TRAILBLAZERS: The Trailblazers is a program at Stonewall Columbus for LGBTQ adults ages 50+. Events include seminars, computer workshops, the Trailblazer NL, and social outings at least once a month where members meet at the Center and get a ride to the theater or concert, and then finish up at Union Cafe for discounted food/drinks. For more information go to

AFTER HOURS @ PIZZUTI COLLECTION: Pacesetters After Hours is scheduled Thurs., SEPT 14 and OCT 12 from 6 to 9p. FREE* cocktail party for 21 and over emerging collectors and cultural enthusiasts. Grab a colleague or two and connect with fellow art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy the incredible art of the exhibition, mingle with fellow members of the community, all while enjoying refreshments from local patrons. Complimentary admission is made possible by support from PNC Arts Alive! Located at 632 North Park St.

FREE PRESS SECOND SATURDAY SALON: Enjoy food, drink, music, art, good friends and acquaintances for socializing, networking, relaxing, having fun. Salon held from 6:30 to Midnight at 1021 E. Broad St., east side door.Scheduled OCT 14, NOV 11. Park in rear and on street. Call 614-253-2571 or visit

SHORT NORTH ROTARY CLUB: Meetings for the Short North Rotary Club are held in the lower level of Denmark, 463 N. High St., IN THE MORNING at 7:30 a.m. on first Tues., with snacks, happy hour specials, a cash bar, special guests. Rotary engages in humanitarian service, high ethical standards, and work for peace and goodwill in local and international communities. Confirm schedule with contact person Terry Traxler at 614-783-2233 or email Visit and FB

JUNG ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP, Discovering the Gift of the Shadow: A three-session workshop exploring how the shadow is formed and manifests in our lives, and what it means to embrace it, is scheduled at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd, on NOV 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Janice Bachman, a Columbus Jungian analyst, will conduct the workshop. Registration and details at or 614-291-8050.

WILD GOOSE CREATIVE FIGURE DRAWING AND MORE: Top-notch community arts organization located at 2491 Summit St. just south of Hudson offers concerts, workshops and meetings for creative folks: writing, painting, performing arts, craft classes, knitting, drawing and more. Regular offerings include Figure Drawing for $7 (to help cover cost of hiring a live model). The session is 7-9p the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month only. SEPT 20; OCT 4 and 18. Most events free. Visit

ALDUS SOCIETY: A group devoted to books and the printed arts. On Thurs., OCT 12, Deidra Herring, associate professor and subject specialist for education, collections, instruction, and public services at the Ohio State University libraries, will talk about the Highlights for Children archive. Founded in 1946 in Columbus, Ohio, Highlights for Children has been one of the nation’s most successful children’s literature publishing ventures and continues to thrive today. Over 70 years of the magazine’s archives are housed in the Rare Books and Manuscript Library at Ohio State University and is a primary research resource for the study of children’s literature, cultural literacy, primary education and cognitive development. Held at 7:30 in the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Free/open to the public. Parking is available behind the center as well as in the State Auto lot off of N. 11th St. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. Call 614-268-6222 or visit

COLUMBUS FOOD ADVENTURES: Short North Tour begins at the North Market followed by stops at six food venues. The 1.5 mile tour starts at 11 a.m., rain or shine and is offered every Friday and Saturday. The cost $55, includes tastings at 6-7 stops, a historical overview of the neighborhood, and a guide with plenty of culinary knowledge. Visit or call 614-440-3177 for more info or private tour.

OPEN MIC AT HOUSE BEER: The new owner of House Beer at 843 N. High St. is featuring an Open Mic Night every WEDNESDAY starting at 8 p.m. Visit or call 614-670-8095 for more information.

COLUMBUS RUNNING CLUB: Big downtown group run that meets every Saturday at the Columbus Running Co. in the Short North at 765 N. High St. for a 8-10 a.m. run through the city: all abilities, paces, distances. Short North Speed Work group run is every Wednesdays at 6 p.m: best for intermediate to advanced runners. Call 614-947-7717 or visit

VAUGHN WIESTER’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA: Every Monday night, the 21-piece Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra plays at the Clintonville Woman’s Club, 3951 N. High St. just north of the Park of Roses. Guest vocalists and instrumental soloists are occasionally featured. Come and go any time between 7:30 and 10:45. (7:15 for best seats). Casual and congenial. Seating at tables or row chairs. Setups, snacks and pop are sold; you can BYOB. $10, $5 students. Ample parking

THE SHRUNKEN HEAD: Be a part of the acoustic open mic night at 8p on Wednesday. Signup from 7:15 -7:45. Comedy open stage is every Monday at 9p. Karaoke Tuesdays at 9p. Located at 251 W. Fifth Ave. Call 299-2295 or visit

WILD GOOSE CREATIVE FIGURE DRAWING AND MORE: Top-notch community arts organization located at 2491 Summit St. just south of Hudson offers concerts, workshops and meetings for creative folks: writing, painting, performing arts, craft classes, knitting, drawing and more. Regular offerings include Figure Drawing for $7 (to help cover cost of hiring a live model). The session is 7-9p the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month only. JUL 19 and AUG 2 and AUG 16. Most events free. Visit


For more information, call (614) 645-2275 or visit The Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library located at 1423 N. High St., just north of King Ave.


ACUPUNCTURE • HERBAL MEDICINE: Michael Barr, LAc, DAOM. Visit or call 614-723-9327.

PROFESSIONAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: Irina Boubeleva, LMT. Sport Massage, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Russian Medical. In the Short North Greystone at 815 N. High St., Ste M. Parking lot south of building. Call 614-571-7190 or email

HEALING WAYS, Massage Therapy: Christine McDevitt, LSW, LMT. Located in Clintonville at 3474 N. High Street, Suite D, one block north of E.N. Broadway. Call 614-261-6464.

SELL US YOUR VINYL RECORDS, LP’s, CD’s, DVD’s and stereo equipment. Cash in in a flash! 1155 N. High St. 614-421-1512

CLASSICAL DRAWING AND OIL PAINTING CLASSES at Cooley Studios 870 N. High St., Ste 11 in Worthington. or email cooley21@gmail or call Michael at 614-547-7900.


MENDING/SEWING: No job too small! Alterations, repairs (zippers, whatever), custom clothing, costumes. Everything from bridal to business to beach. Over 40 years experience. Reasonable. Call Maube at 614-578-5364. Visit

MENDELSON MASSAGE THERAPY: Since 1975, Ro-z Mendelson (former co-owner of Monkeys Retreat) has devoted himself to the study of classical Chinese arts and is now a licensed massage therapist offering Chi and Chinese massage, Trigger Point, Acupressure, Deep Tissue Massage and traditional Swedish Massage. Call to schedule an appointment at 100 E. Duncan St. in Clintonville. 614-353-5280 or email

PIANO TUNING AND SERVICE: University-trained technician with over 35 years experience serving Central Ohio. Call Richard Dacks at 614-582-5825 or 740-363-4103 or email

PLASTER RESTORATION • DRYWALL REPAIR: Local musician/sculptor apprenticed in drywall and old-time plaster work, including hawk and trowel texturing. 20-plus years of quality workmanship. Drywall repair tasks include cracks, holes and general structural wear and tear as well as finishing services on remodeling. Reasonable rates. Glowing references. Photos and portfolio available. Call D. E. Davis at 614-571-0202 or email

OHIO WHOLISTIC ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBS: Daniel Miller, L.Ac., Dipl.OM. Fully licensed graduate with master’s in acupuncture and oriental medicine from South Baylo University in Los Angeles with post-training. Free consultation. Located in Worthington at 6463 Proprietors Rd. visit or call 614-888-9303.

ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN SERVICES: Logos, Adverts, T-shirt Design Visit

REDI QUIK SIGNS: Indoor, outdoor, custom projects, T-shirts, installations. Over 20 years experience: Giving you the most since 1994. Owner Millard Draudt. Located downtown at 123 E. Spring St. Call 614-228-6641 or visit

TOM AND JERRY’S AUTO SERVICE, 1701 Kenny Road (near campus), 614-488-8507, Brakes • Exhaust • Timing Belts • Batteries • Tires • Transmission • more. 12 Month/12,000 Mile Warranty. Extended Warranties • Need a Tow? Call 499-6043 or 299-0141

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