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BULLETIN BOARD January/February 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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NEW MUSIC CONCERT FREE: Part of the New Music at Short North Stage series sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will perform David Lang's 'love fail' at the Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St. on Wed., FEB 22 at 7 p.m. Free street parking after 6p weekdays on south side of Fifth Ave. west of High. Call 614-725-4042, visit

ST. FRANCIS ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PASTA DINNER: Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and good company at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Mardi Gras Pasta Dinner on Sat., FEB 25 from Noon to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall, below the Church, 386 Buttles Ave. (in Victorian Village). Enjoy penne pasta with meatballs and homemade sauces, cash wine bar and live entertainment, plus a silent auction, raffle and bake sale. Tickets will be sold at the door: prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Vegetarian options and carry-out orders also available. Call 614-299-5781 or visit

WOMEN’S STORIES: HEAR JANE ROAR OPEN MIC: Come on a journey, listening to women tell their stories of truth as a political means to changing the world. Scheduled Thurs, JAN 26 at 7 p.m. at The Shrunken Head, 251 W. Fifth Ave. Email for more information.

HUBBARD LANTERN FESTIVAL: Come celebrate culture and community at Hubbard Mastery School, 104 W. Hubbard Ave. on Sun., FEB 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. Free event includes martial arts demonstrations, Lion Dance, crafts origami, making wontons, calligraphy, singing. (see article P. 18).

ITALIAN VILLAGE STREETS COMMITTEE: Our goal is to make our neighborhood streets “complete streets” in the sense they should unite our neighborhood, not divide it, and safely accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit riders and adjoining residents as well as vehicular traffic. We address such issues as 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. Held at Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. 4th St. monthly on the last Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm: JAN 26 and FEB 23. Visit

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: Sat., FEB 18 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Thompson Community Recreation, 1189 Dennison Ave. Visit Short North Parents FB for updates and conversation.

JUNG ASSOCIATION COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Conversations at JungHaus are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at 59 W. Third Ave. from 10a to Noon. No cost, donations welcome. JAN 14: Jung and Aging: Possibilities and Potentials. Facilitator Linda Meadows. In this life, how do we continue to unfold, not furl? FEB 11:The Red Book and Paradoxes. Explore Jung’s diary and the power of creative paradoxes he used to go beyond himself. Jung realized “the soul demands your folly, not your wisdom.” Facilitated by Terry Malinowski.

SHORT NORTH STAGE: The Chaplin Plays – Wild Women Writing. Wild Women Writing presents two mesmerizing plays by acclaimed Ohio playwright Don Nigro, fresh from Off-Broadway. The double feature opens with Tramp on Tightrope with Monkeys, in which Charlie Chaplin tries to figure out just who he is. In the second feature, Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess, a doctor tries to persuade Charlie that he is not in fact Charlie. Both plays explore a crisis of identity, drawing on the life experiences of the Charlie we all know and love. JAN 5-15 at 8 p., Th-Sat, (2p on Sun). The Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $25; Student $12. Call 614-725-4042, visit

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Hand to God. A puppet made from a grey sock, some fake red fur, and a bit of felt might not seem the stuff of evil, but meet Tyrone. This hilariously foul-mouthed puppet from Hell was the toast of Broadway last season as he took over the left hand of a hapless teenager and waged a reign of delightfully blasphemous terror among a group of young people planning a puppet show in a church basement in Texas. Now, Tyrone will make his regional debut in Columbus. “So ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing”—New York Daily News. FEB 2-19 at 8 p., Th-Sat, (2p on Sun). The Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $30. Call 614-725-4042, visit

GODMAN GUILD TAI CHI AND ZUMBA CLASSES: Godman Guild offers weekly Tai Chi and Zumba classes to community participants for a minimal fee. Tai Chi begins JAN 7 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. The participation fee for the 12-week session is $15. To register call 614-294-5476 ext. 106. The Godman Guild is located in Weinland Park just north of Fifth Avenue at 303 E. Sixth Avenue

WINTER FLEA: The quarterly open-air market is scheduled this winter at Strongwater Food + Spirits, 401 W. Town St., on Sun., FEB 5 from 11a - 5p. All Fleas feature friends from throughout central Ohio selling a wide variety of handmade jewelry, original artwork, antiques, vintage clothing, quality records, unique crafts, and much, much more. To volunteer or receive more info email Proceeds benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. See Columbus Flea on FB or Wordpress

CREATE A VALENTINE AT THE RIFFE GALLERY DOWNTOWN: Family and Friends Poetry and Valentine Playshop with author and poet Amy Greensberg on Thurs., FEB 9, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Create a Valentine in poetry for a loved one. Art supplies will be on hand to adorn your prose. Register at from January 24 – February 7.

ROTARY CLUB: Meetings for the Short North Rotary Club are held in the lower level of Denmark in the Yankee building, 463 N. High St., IN THE MORNING at 7:30 a.m. on Tues., JAN 17 and 31 and FEB 7 and 21 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. Contact person is Terry Traxler at 614-783-2233 or Visit and FB

STONEWALL DROP-IN MEDITATION CLASS 2ND SATURDAYS: No registration or payment required – just drop in! Held at Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High St. on 2nd Saturdays from 10:15 to 10:45am with instructor Nick Conn. Participants explore how to find stillness within through mind/body awareness at their own level in a relaxed, lighthearted, welcoming atmosphere. It will introduce body awareness, breath work and relaxation techniques. There are no physical requirements or experience necessary. Visit or call (614) 299-7764 for further information.

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 and drinks. Upcoming theatre outings: Wed., JAN 25 (Riffe Theatre); Fri., FEB 10 (Ohio Theatre) Wed., MAR 1 (Riffe Theater). For more information go to

JEFFERSON SIGNATURE SERIES: Internationally acclaimed musicians perform in a beautiful setting of fine visual arts at the Columbus Museum of Art. Chamber music on Sunday continues FEB 12 with LINCOLN PIANO TRIO, the Artist-in-Residence ensemble at the Merit School of Music. Their extensive discography includes the GRAMMY nominated “Annelies” based on the Diary of Anne Frank. Winners of Italy’s Master Players International Competition, they have toured internationally as well as in the US. The concert begins at 3 p.m. The Cardinal Health Auditorium is in the museum at 480 E. Broad St. Tickets for individual concerts are $30; seniors and CMA members $25; students $10. To order tickets, call 614-268-0750 or email to

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Snow White: Our professional touring company is excited to engage and entertain with their adaption of Snow White. In our version of the classic tale Princess Snow White escapes from the Wicked Queen, whose vanity and jealousy have led her to threaten the princess. Snow White seeks refuge and protection from a group of mysterious and silly dwarves. Ultimately Snow White is saved by true love’s first kiss. Our Touring Company will be bringing this story to life through plenty of storytelling and even some fun audience participation. 50 Minutes. Recommended for ages 3+. Performed at Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. Staged JAN 12 - 22. Adults: $20-$25. Child/Student/Senior: $15-$20. ($12 on Thurs.) Call 614-224-6672 or visit for schedule.

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Charlotte’s Web: In this adaptation of the classic E.B. White tale, an affectionate runt of a pig meets a barnyard full of animals who quickly become family. When Wilbur’s life is endangered, a spider named Charlotte uses her web-weaving skills to help save Wilbur’s life and ensure his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring our Winter Youth Performance Conservatory students, ages 8-12, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. 60 Minutes. Recommended for ages 5+. Performed at Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. Staged FEB 2-12. Adults: $20-$25. Child/Student/Senior: $15-$20. ($12 on Thurs.) Call 614-224-6672 or visit for schedule.

SHORT NORTH WINTER SALE: It’s the biggest sale of the year. Many area merchants are offering discounts on various items such as clothing, furniture, candles, art, and accessories to push inventory to prepare for new incoming spring inventory. The sale is scheduled JAN 6 - 29, featuring amazing offers from the district’s favorite shops. Many merchants will stay open late. Please check merchant listings for individual store hours. Not all stores are open on Sunday. Come early for the best selection. Visit Short North on FB for updates.

ALDUS SOCIETY: A group devoted to books and the printed arts. On FEB 9: History of Text Series: Graeme Boone, professor of music, and director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at OSU will speak on music manuscripts. MAR 9: Ravneberg Lecture: Speaking on printmaking, Sergio Soave, professor of art, College of Arts and Sciences at OSU. Meetings held at 7:30 in the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Free/open to the public. Parking is available behind the Thurber Center as well as in the State Auto lot off of N. 11th Street. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. Call 614-268-6222 or visit

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.

ITALIAN VILLAGE SOCIETY MEETING: Monthly meeting 2nd Tuesday: JAN 10; FEB 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 such as 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 ANNUAL WINTER PARTY: The Annual Winter Party is a fun way for Short North residents to mingle and learn about what's happening in our community. Admission is free and all Short North area residents are invited along with businesses/employees. Held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wed., JAN 25 at The Eagle Short North. Enjoy great appetizers, drinks, and desserts. Visit

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 Thurs. 7-8 p.m. in Goodale Park shelterhouse. Thurs, FEB 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 JAN 18, FEB 15. Visit

COMFEST PLANNING MEETINGS: Join and help plan ComFest 2017. Planning meetings are held at the residence house in Goodale Park (enter from N. Park St.). Tues., Jan 17, 7:30p; Wed., Feb 15, 7:30p; Tues., Feb 28, 7:30p. LOGO CONTEST MAR 2 at 7:30. Everyone welcome. Join in and help.

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 two hours 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month only. JAN 18; FEB 1 and 15; MAR 1. Most events free. Visit

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. JAN 12: Patrick Durkin, Arts and Autism Institute, “Re-Imagining Your Life.” JAN 19: Bernard Palchik, painter, Main Gallery artist; JAN 26: Sarah Hahn, ceramic sculpture, Main Gallery artist; FEB 2: Cherry Egidi, oil painter, abstract expressionist; FEB 9: Katherine Vogel, Elizabeth Mortine, Collectors of Fashion and Cultural Advocates, “Wearing the Kimono”; FEB 16:Char Norman, Main Gallery artist. CAC is at 139 W. Main St. Visit

SRO THEATRE COMPANY: The Lion in Winter. Presented in association with Warehouse Theatre, this classic is set in the court of King Henry II and explores the themes of a dysfunctional family, political maneuvering, war and peace, as well as aging, death, inheritance and posterity. As the principle characters plot, scheme, conspire and counter-plot between each other, the deep-seated emotional ties between them get played out in the political arena, such that sibling rivalry and marital jealousy translate into civil war, treason and perhaps even murder among the members of a royal family. Held at the Columbus Performing Arts Center Shedd Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave. JAN 27 - FEB 5 (F-Sun).Tickets $18-$20 Preview JAN 26 $10. Morning FEB 3 $13-$15.

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 614-299-2295 or visit

COLUMBUS FOOD ADVENTURES: Short North Food 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 $58, 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.

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

AFTER HOURS @ PIZZUTI COLLECTION: Pacesetters After Hours is held during GALLERY HOP the first SAT. every month. DEC 3; JAN 7; FEB 4. Free cocktail party for 21 and over emerging collectors and cultural enthusiasts. View the powerful works in the exhibits while you enjoy craft cocktails from OYO I Middle West Spirits, specialty brews from Rockmill Brewery, and the music of DJ Patrick. Located at 632 North Park St. Held from 6-8p. 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

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 two hours 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month only. NOV 16; DEC 7 and 21; JAN 4. Most events free. Visit

FREE PRESS SECOND SATURDAY SALON: Enjoy food, drink, music, art, good friends and acquaintances for socializing, networking, relaxing, having fun. NOV 12 and DEC 10 and JAN 14 from 6:30 to Midnight at 1021 E. Broad St., east side door. Park in rear and on street. Call 614-253-2571 or visit

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 8-10 a.m. run through the city. Call 614-947-7717 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.

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

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.

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


Located in a modular unit at the Hubbard Mastery School, 104 W. Hubbard Ave., for K-12 students. Open Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. CML is working to identify a nearby temporary location for other services.

Patrons can pick up reserves, drop off materials and browse a small selection of high-interest titles at the modular unit in the Kroger Store lot at High St. and W. 7th Ave.

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. is closed for a year while constructing a new facilty.


ROBBIE'S XTREME KLEEN: Housekeeping, Home Organization, Laundry Professional, Yard Cleanup. 614-314-7049 or 614-314-7048.

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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