Local Love... February in Columbus

So I won't bore you with talks about the weather, because I'm sure every single one of your Facebook friends is doing plenty of that for you this winter. Plus, we don't let things like weather hold us down anyway, do we? Because we're Ohioans, right? Nothing like blizzards, fatally low temperatures, or hazardous road conditions keep us from having fun! Maximus shmaximus- Who can fret about storm warnings when there's so many fun things going on this month? Check out my top picks!...


Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Collective screening of the Academy Award Nominated short films for 2014.  Individual programs shown for the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary nominees.
Now through 2/8, Monday-Sunday noon-1 am
Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., OSU
Admission: $6.50-$10
More info here.


Think Outside the Brick

A group exhibition of innovative new work by artists who use LEGO® brand building blocks. Presented by CMA's Center for Creativity.
Now through 2/16, Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5:30pm and Thursdays 10 am-8:30 pm (closed Mondays)
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Downtown
Admission: General admission $12, Sundays free!
More info here.


ImageOHIO 14

ROY G BIV Gallery presents ImageOHIO, the 14th annual exhibition of the best photography, video and digital art by Ohio artists.
Now through 2/21, Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm
Roy G. Biv Gallery, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Short North
Admission: free!
More info here.



CATCO's Shipwrecked!

A breathless story of a seafaring, Victorian gentleman whose adventures spring to life like a theatrical pop-up book. Is he a genius or a mere con man?
2/5 through 2/23, show times vary
Studio Two Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Downtown
Admission: $11-$45
More info here.


BalletMet's Alice In Wonderland

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land of mayhem and magic in Gerard Charles' Alice in Wonderland.
2/7 through 2/15, show times vary
Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St., Downtown
Admission: $25-$80
More info here.


Valentine Food and Wine Pairing Dinner

An intimate evening featuring live music, passionate foods, and wonderful wine.
2/14, 7:30 pm
Wyandotte Winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr., Gahanna
Admission: $75 or $150/couple, Member discounts apply
More info here.



North Market Fiery Foods Festival 2014

Chili leaders from across the country will head to North Market to take part in fiery foods cooking challenges, eating contests and other red hot and spicy events.
2/15 and 2/16, Saturday 8 am-5 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm
North Market, 59 Spruce St., Downtown
Admission: free!
More info here.


Kings of Leon

Kings Of Leon will be at the Schottenstein Center with special guest Gary Clark, Jr. to promote their recently released new album, "Mechanical Bull."
2/18, 7:30 pm
Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., OSU
Admission: $26.50-$52.50
More info here.


Build Your Own Herbal Wellness Kit

Learn how simple salves, essential oils, liniments, and tea bags can find a place next to your bandages in your first aid kit.
2/22, 1-2 pm
Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St., Gahanna
Admission: $20-$25
More info here.


So how will you be spending your February? Will you make it to any of these events? And if any of you have tickets to the sold-out Arctic Monkeys show, just know that I am jealous. Very, very jealous. :)