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Columbus Cultural Orchestra: A Symphonic Night of ’90s Hip-Hop

A crossover between tradition and contemporary, Columbus Cultural Orchestra (CCO) starts off their season with a tribute to 1990s hip-hop. Stephen Spottswood, founder and classically trained violinist, noticed that the orchestras he played with weren’t playing his favorite hip-hop and R&B songs. CCO is an exciting new orchestra program offered to instrumentalists ages13-25 who play at least at the intermediate level. Established in 2020, the orchestra teaches developing musicians arrangements of jazz, hip-hop, and classical. Bringing back classics to the orchestral world, you can expect to hear throwbacks from SWV, Brandy, Usher, Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah and more! Look forward to creative instrumentation including vocals, drums, keyboard, and disc jockey–to form a head bopping, beat dropping innovative performance!

$10 – $20

Cultural Connections – Immersed in India

During India’s 2020 pandemic lockdown four Carnatic classical musicians were kept from performing in Columbus. The musicians collaborated through technology and filmed a concert despite their isolation. 

$5 – $10

Worthingway Middle School Honor Jazz Band

The Worthingway Middle School Jazz Program will present Honor Jazz Band live in concert on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:00pm at the McConnell Arts Center.

777 Evening St
Worthington, OH 43085 


MAC Family Fun Series – Dhvani Instrument Petting Zoo

A musical adventure for the whole family is happening at the MAC! Participants will embark upon a friendly scavenger hunt to find traditional Indian instruments. By listening to, playing, and touching these instruments, children will learn about each one’s unique qualities.

$5 – $15

Cinema Columbus – We Are The Troopers

World Premiere – Cleveland International Film Festival (2023)

We Are The Troopers is the inspiring, hard-hitting, feature documentary of the legendary champions of the gridiron, the Toledo Troopers. The Anserina Films production shines a light on the women and their coaches from the Glass City who defied gender norms in the pre-Title IX era and dominated the National Women’s Football League.

Director: Jonathon Kimble
Runtime: 1 hr 45 min
Genre: Documentary
Country: United States


Cinema Columbus – New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks

Fun, artful, inspired, and thought-provoking film programs from the curated collections of New York International Children’s Film Festival award-winning and audience favorite short films from the 2022 Festival. Lively collections of short animation, live action, and documentary films reflect NYICFF’s commitment to storytelling and diversity and are sure to spark meaningful conversations.

Kid Flicks is full of journeys big and small, from a young artist’s river-bound trek to school and a passerby’s neighborhood stroll, to the search for a loving home and the path to understanding between friends.

$5 – $10

The Moonbats – The Doors Tribute Concert

Break on through to the other side with The Moonbats as they present an entire evening of music by The Doors!

“With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture.”

The Moonbats capture the spirit of the 60’s by performing the songs that changed Rock and Roll forever. With their humor, energy, and top-notch musicianship, The Moonbats bring an authentic rock experience through these immortal songs. The band members are Jesse McNamara (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Tony Brock (Bass/Lead Vocals), Maxwell Button (Drums/Vocals), and Rob Cave (Keyboards/Vocals).

$10 – $20

Water Reveries: An Evening of Poetry and Dance

Water Reveries, one of Global Water Dances Columbus (GWDC) city-wide events, is an evening of water inspired dance performances and poetry readings to bring people together, building awareness and social action around the importance of water and our relationship to it. Water Reveries features dance performances by Selo, Mansee Singhi, Hixon Dance, Perennial Movement Group, LP and Dancers, and Times Past Village Dancers, as well as poetry readings in collaboration with Dr. Susann Moeller of the Ohio Poetry Association. Enjoy this special presentation, inspiring action and collaboration for equitable access to safe, clean, and affordable water for everyone through the universal language of dance.

$5 – $10

HEATWAVE – The Music of Linda Ronstadt

Columbus' best musicians and vocalists bring you the award winning hit music of Linda Ronstadt, performing a show that has sold out 5 consecutive performances in 2022. It's an energetic troupe who come from Central Ohio's most accomplished bands.  Hear Linda's music performed in dazzling harmony and precision musicianship. Career and personal highlights are presented between songs spanning Linda's four decades and countless musical styles.

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