Mickalene Thomas is visual artist and filmmaker who finds inspiration in art history and popular culture to create an image of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Thomas uses her art to study how identity, gender, and sense of self are informed by the ways women are represented in art and popular culture. She uses rhinestones as her signature material, in order to create a new layer of meaning and a metaphor of artifice within her works. Thomas currently has a solo exhibit featuring 30 of her paintings, videos and immersive instillations in the Wexner Center's art space. This exhibit will be available to the public until Dec 30, for more information on Thomas and her exhibit click here.
On October 11, Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSI) held their annual meeting at the Ohio State House Atrium. The event highlighted the importance of citizen diplomacy and its role in building diverse and inclusive communities as well as celebrated the accomplishments of the GCSI. The meeting included a panel which featured NBC4 newsanchor, Colleen Marshall, current Columbus mayor, Andrew Ginther, former mayors, Michael Coleman and Greg Lashutka as well as Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council President. In this panel Mayor Ginther talked about the decision to grow Columbus' sister city relationships and the impact that they have had on the city and community. For more information about the event and future GCSI events, click here.
Timed to daylight-saving on Sunday November 4th from 12-6pm, this art event brings together downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming. This art event is free and open to the public, make sure you set some time aside to attend! The art gallaries include Angela Meleca Gallery, Appendix, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Center, Hawk Galleries, OSU Urban Art Space, and OAC Riffe Gallery. For more information, click here.
Maker Hour of Code is for ages 4-104 and is part of international Hour of Code activities. Hour of Code is part of Computer Science Education Week (Dec 3-9) celebrated annually in honor of Admiral Grace Hopper - so they are going to kick things off on Saturday, Dec 1 at Franklin University running from 11am-3pm!
Their mission is to inspire diverse people to design, create and make! MHOC features VR, gaming, 3D printing, digital technology, CNCs, lasers, coding activities, and much more!
Maker Hour of Code was amazing last year with over a hundred families participating, and they want to widen their reach this year even more! Participate in this cool even by registering for space by Nov 1.
The event is free to attend, and there are opportunities to also participate as a volunteer.
Check out their website at: Hour of Code for more information about the event and who they are! Do NOT miss out and register by November 1st!
Brokemans Running Co. is a local Columbus running movement that is trying to bring the community together and promote physical and mental health. On November 4th they will be hosting a beer mile, where at every quarter mile mark runners need to chug a beer. Registration is $30 and 100% of profits from beer sales are going to a charity that they are passionate about. All finishers will recieve a Brokemans Beer Mile t-shirt and a finisher woodal coaster. For more information and tickets, check out their website.
Please note that this is a 21+ event. All partcipants must show a form of I.D. to participate, for more on the rules of the beer mile click here.
Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse is hosting an event to celebrate the new Queen movie: Bohemian Rhapsody. Tickets for the event are $30, and will include the following: a custom pint glass, raffle prizes, 10 beer samples, and the showing of the new movie. The tasting will begin at 2pm sharp and the movie will follow at 4pm. To purchase tickets to the event click here.,
Apple is known for their revolutionary designs and technology, with their second fall event just being announced everyone is wondering what they will unvail. Currently, people believe they are going to release a new Macbook and iPad Pro, but there has been talk about the Mac Mini. To learn more about the latest design and the potential upgrade of the Mac Mini, click here.
Google just released their latest smartphone, the Google Pixel 3, which includes an updated camera, higher screen resolution and more. With over 60GB of storage and a 5.4 inch FHD+ display this phone proves to create some competition for Apple and Samsaung, both big names in the smartphone market. For a more information on the Google Pixel 3, click here.
The stars from the hit show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ is doing a live show improv tour. The hit show is a improvised comedy show with content based off of solely audience suggestions. The live show will showcase longstanding improv done on the show as well as new skits and a musical. Be sure to bring your suggestions because audience participation will be key to the live show as well! To purchase tickets and view the tour dates click here.
Last night Eminem went on Jimmy Kimmel's The Tonight Show, and performed his latest song 'Venom' which is featured in the hit movie 'Vemon' from the Empire State Building. This performance was captured on the Google Pixel 3, which is set to release in the United States this Thursday. For more information click here:
According to new reports over a quarter of Android users are planning to switch to iPhones, due to their quality and lower priced models. But will we see an overall drop off in the amount of Android users in the near future? For more answers and information check out the BGR article in the link below:
The Obama Foundation, has launched a new program, The Global Girls Alliance. This new program works to empower adolescent girls from around the world through education, in an effort to let them achieve their full potential and allow for them to transform themselves and their communities. Check out the video below for more info:
The one and only Kanye West met Thursday with President Donald Trump, telling the President in an Oval Office meeting before reporters why about numerous issues that he is passionate about and working on solving. Watch the video below:
NextPlay is hosting their one year anniversary and invites you to share a toast with them on November 8th to celebrate a year of their accomplishments. NextPlay has gone from 0-4000 members, produced 11 events that led them to double digit hires, and have partnered with 17+ major tech companies. The event will take place from 6pm-10pm at the E-Sports arena in Oakland, Ca. The event has an 800 person capacity and admission will be facilitated on a rolling basis. RSVP is required but admission will not be guaranteed so be sure to show up early! For more information on the event and to RSVP click here.
Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation is hosting their fourth annual fundraising event on October 25th. Shannon Hardin, the President of Columbus City Council will be the keynote speaker at the event. The goal of the event is to connect people to Parsons Avenue, a nonprofit organization that is aiming to change the south side of Columbus. There will be food and refreshments served and the event will go from 5:30-7:30pm. Any donations made during the event will help support the redevelopment of Parsons Avenue. Tickets can be purchased here.
Join COSI for a special first look at their newest exhibit, The Power of Poison. During the event you will have the opportunity to explore COSI, take a ride on the High Wire Unicycle, enjoy various themed activities, a concession stand and a cash bar. You also have the option to add on an all-you-can-eat wristband to your ticket to the event. The buffet will be open until 8pm. The ticket price for the event is $14 for members, $18 for non-members when you purchase in advance, and $20 for non-members at the door. To purchase a ticket to the event click here.
Easton Town Center will be hosting a Fall Food Truck event on Friday, October 12th. There will be over 20 food trucks at the event and beers will be poured from World of Beer. The beverage proceeds from the event will benefit their Change for Charity, HandsOn Central Ohio. For more information of the event click here.
Brewdog in the Short North is putting on its monthly Crafts & Craft Beers event on October 7th. The DIY craft this month will be creating your own candle in one of your favorite Brewdog beer scents. The scent options available will be the Punk IPA, Hazy Jane, Jet Black Heart, or Elvis Juice. To purchase a ticket to the event click here.
The Festival For Good will take place on Saturday October 13th in Franklinton, Ohio. The Festival For Good celebrates social entrepreneurship and will be bringing together local business that support a social cause. The fesival will feature local food trucks, local brewers, and live music. For more information click here.
Forbes and their partner Revolution have created a list of ten emerging cities for startups that are set to thrive in the future. The goal of identifying these cities is to highlight areas where the costs for beginning these startup companies is more attainable than places like Silicone Valley. Forbes set out to compare the 30 largest metro areas, eliminating the the 10 metro areas that had received the most amount of VC funding over the past 3 years. The area’s education levels, college presence, entrepreneurship rates, working-age population growth and centre capital investments were all compared to determine the best cities. Columbus, Ohio was identified as the number one location for rising startups. Columbus scored high due to the large college presence, low cost of living, increase in VC deals, and a large amount of funds started. To read more about the study visit the full article here.