"Finding Vivian Maier" premieres tonight at The Gateway. Hope to see you there.
Aside from the forecasted rain today (which hopefully lets up in time for post-work patio drinks), it looks to be another beautiful spring weekend. Still, I'll likely be spending my Friday night in the movie theater watching "Finding Vivian Maier." Then the rest of the weekend will be filled with concerts and bike rides. And beer and food and …
Also! Don't forget to sign-up for Alive's Cinco de Mayo bar crawl taking place from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Register teams of five ($30/person) at columbuscincocrawl.com. Registration gets ya an event T-shirt, a bucket of five Coronas (5!) at each stop (each stop!), a koozie for the trip and other giveaways and specials along the way. Woo hoo! Bar crawls!
"Finding Vivian Maier" at the Gateway Film Center
Beyond the incredible real-life story of a nanny becoming a world-famous photographer posthumously, I'm intrigued by the way this documentary aims to get inside a creative mind that's resistant to attention.
Dave Coulier at Funny Bone
Cut. It. Out.
Qiet and Bethesda at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar
Qiet, hailing from the Dub V (that's West Virginia, for all you non-Mountaineers out there), is like a weirdo blend of Gogol Bordello and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
Bareburger in the Short North
Not so much down with the all game-y burgers, but definitely down with the vegan options (carrot cake? wha?).
Blueprint at Double Happiness
Those of us who've come to know Albert Shepard (aka Blueprint) personally, even if only barely, know the words his fellow Rhymesayers rapper Brother Ali had to say about the local MC only scratch the surface. To wit: "Blueprint is one of the most free and beautiful people I've ever known. Its [sic] wonderful when we appreciate someone's art and have the privilege of knowingloving the real person. I always find myself wishing the public could have a sense ofjust how genuine this music is. How it's a snapshot of a precious life being lived. Seeing photos of Eyedea in this video (and Eyedea was very clear in telling anyone that Blueprint and Musab were the purest MC's on Rhymesayers) reminded me to stop and appreciate the gems we share this life with while they're here." Amen, Brother.
Protomartyr at Cafe Bourbon Street
Post-punk that may or may not take inspiration from its native Detroit.
Aziz Ansari at Palace Theatre
"Sometimes you gotta work a little so you can ball a lot." Tom Haverford knows what's what.
Waxahatchee, Swearin' and All Dogs at Ace of Cups
These bands perfectly complete the Venn Diagram of my formative years. Basically: Emo's back. I couldn't be happier, particularly on the heels of today's announcement that my all-time favorite '90s emo band, Mineral, is reuniting (and will play the Grog Shop in September!). You won't find a better lineup on Sunday, I guarantee it.
Columbus SOUP Spring Event at COSI
Easily the best way to eat soup in the city.
Wafflepalooza 2014 at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar
You had me at "wafflepalooza."