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February 01, 2008
What To Do In Our Neighborhood: February

Spotlight Events for February

When the Levees Broke, A Requiem in Four Acts. Directed by Spike Lee: February 1-29th, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts; 1871 N. High St.; Free
Tauted as the "most thorough account of the disaster in Katrina" Spike Lee looks at the aftermath in New Orleans of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This Emmy award winning documentary portrays the grief, loss and inspiring hope our fellow Americans have suffered and endured. Lee portrays a piece of American history that everybody should know about.
For more information, movie times, etc. visit www.wexarts.org or call 614-292-3535

Fiery Foods Festival: February 16th, 2008
The North Market; Vine Street; Hot Food, Hot Music. Hot Fun!
From 8am- 4pm join the North Market for this hot and spicy fiesta! With cooking demonstrations, chili cook offs, live music and free give aways, this is the perfect way to stave off the February chills. Have a family? Bring them down to enjoy the live Caribbean music and free maracas, sombreros and chili-pepper shaped cookies! Single? Join Columbus Alive and the North Market for a spicy cooking class for singles from 2:00-4:00! Learn how to really heat up the kitchen this year!
For more information about this hot and spicy event visit www.northmarket.com.

100 Years of Jazz: From Ragtime to BeBop and Beyond. Performed by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra: February 13-17th, 2008
Southern Theatre; 21 E. Main St; $35- $48.00
Called a "tour de force" of a concert, this CJO program will take you on a trip from ragtime to the blues, through the swing age and right through BeBop. Ragtime legend Terry Waldo and the "young lion" Roy Hargrove, join the CJO as they capture the majesty, mood and legacy of this truly American music; Jazz.
Visit www.jazzartsgroup.org or call 614-294-5200 to get your tickets or to find out more about this musical journey through history!

Images of New York Art Exhibition- February 1st, 2008
Substance for Fashion Conscious People; 783 N. High St.
Looking for an insight into people and their natural urban environments? Join us at this art exhibit featuring the photography of Mark Bair, "Images of New York." While growing up in San Fransisco and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Bair gained a true appreciation for the beauty of the natural landscape. He has taken that appreciation and turned it into a truly inspiring exhibit showcasing the beauty of the man made landscape of New York City.
For more information about this fantastic exhibit visit www.shopsubstance.com

Spike Lee: 25th Hour- February 16, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts; 1871 N. High St.; 7:00-9:00pm; Admission $5.00-$7.00
Watch one of Spike Lee's most celebrated films as Edward Norton portrays a convicted drug dealer spending his last day of freedom before serving a seven year sentence. The film was one of the first to acknowledge the aftermath of 9/11. Enjoy the film as it examines the complex relationship between New York city and its inhabitants.
For more information and to get your tickets today call 614-292-3535 or visit www.wexarts.org.

The Labyrinth of Desire- Ohio State University: February 14- March 1, 2008
Roy Bowen Theatre; 1849 Cannon Dr.; $10-$15
Come see the OSU thespians put on the high energy romantic comedy that examines desire, friendship and identity. Watch as this tale of intrigue and the mysteries of life unravel in the Labyrinth of Desire.
For show times and more information visit www.theatre.osu.edu or call 614-292-2295

Arnold Sports Festival: February 29- March 2nd, 2008
He promised. And he did not disappoint. Arnold is back. The world's largest multi-sport fitness weekend will feature thirty seven events including twelve Olympic sports! More than 17,000 athletes will participate as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Lorimer celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Arnold Classic. The Arnold Fitness EXPO boasts 650 booths providing everything the sports enthusiast could ever want. Don't miss on this event you won't get another opportunity for another year!

When the Levees Broke, A Requiem in Four Acts. Directed by Spike Lee: February 1-29th, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts; 1871 N. High St.; Free
Tauted as the "most thorough account of the disaster in Katrina" Spike Lee looks at the aftermath in New Orleans of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This Emmy award winning documentary portrays the grief, loss and inspiring hope our fellow Americans have suffered and endured. Lee portrays a piece of American history that everybody should know about.
For more information, movie times, etc. visit www.wexarts.org or call 614-292-3535

Lovestruck- Ravel to Sinatra performed by BalletMet: February 8-16th, 2008
Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center; $25-$44
This romantic program is just in time for Valentine's Day. With pieces choreographed by world renowned choreographer Twila Tharp like the "Sinatra Suite" and others created by Heinz Poll like the Bolero set to the inspiring music of Ravel, this show is a sure hit. BalletMet has even included selections from their own groundbreaking 30x30! Don't miss this fantastic program performed by this fabulous ballet company. Bring your significant other for a romantic date, or grab some friends for a night on the town. Either way you are guaranteed a fabulous experience.
To get your tickets, or for more information visit www.balletmet.org or call 614-229-4848

Edna Boies Hopkins: Now until March 2nd, 2008
Columbus Museum of Art; 480 E. Broad St.
This fantastic exhibit will only be on display for the rest of February. So don't miss this limited time event. The wife of Ohio artist James Roy Hopkins, Edna developed her own unique talent and had a stunning career with woodblock prints. Her brilliant career was cut short arthritis, but her legend lives on. Come see this exhibition showcasing fifty of Hopkins' best woodblock prints. These beautiful pieces range from floral compositions to figural works that depict scenes from Appalachia to Paris.
Visit www.columbusmueseum.org or call 614-221-6801 to start planning your visit!

Footloose the Musical performed by the Center Stage Players: February 22- March 2, 2008
Axis Nightclub and Theatre; 775 N. High St.; $12.50-$15.00
You watched Kevin Bacon shake it in the blockbuster hit movie. Now see the Center Stage Players perform the musical based on the hit movie. Join Ren as he faces the challenges a new town, new friends and new enemies. And take away some fantastic dance moves while you're at it!
Get your tickets today by visiting www.csp5.com or call 614-306-0447.

Murfaro's Beautiful Daughters performed by the Columbus Children's Theatre: February 14-24th, 2008
Park Street Theatre; 512 N. Park St; $9-$13.00
Bring your family to see the Columbus Children's Theatre weave the African tale of Mufaro and his two daughters. Let these fabulous storytellers take you on a journey as two polar opposites vie for the title of queen. A true battle of good vs. evil, this story will take you on a journey of adventure, betrayal, honor and the meaning of self worth.
For more information or to purchase your families tickets today call 614-224-6672 or visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org.

Harlem Gospel Choir- CAPA: February 21-22nd, 2008
Southern Theatre; 21 E. Main St; $25-$29.50
Spend an evening with definitive gospel choir in America. This collaboration of the very best Harlem choirs have to offer, will entertain you and inspire you with foot stomping and hand clapping beats. Join them for an evening of the blues, jazz and gospel. Plan on a truly unforgettable evening.
To start your plans, visit www.capa.com or call CAPA at 614-469-0939

Kiss and Tell a Vox Concert. performed by the Columbus Gay Men's Choir: February 15-16th, 2008
Columbus Performing Arts Center; 549 Franklin Ave; $20
Check out this groundbreaking musical collaboration between the Columbus Gay Men's Choir and the ProMuscia Orchestra. What's better than one fabulous musical group? Two, naturally!
Wondering how you can attend? Wonder no more. Visit www.cgmc.com or call 614-228-2462 today!

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