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Encaustic Workshop (Currently Full) (Winter Session 2023)

Learn basic encaustic collage, assemblage, and image making techniques to expand your mixed media art making! Supplies are provided by the instructor; you are welcome to bring any collage materials or embeds you would like to use in your creations. Please bring 1-2 wooden surfaces to work on.


Black Joy: A Family Film Series – Black Panther

T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.


Arts Enchanted Evening 2023

Arts Enchanted Evening is a progressive dinner party that aims to showcase the McConnell Arts Center’s beautiful facilities and arts offerings. As guests move through the building they will have a sampling of heavy hor d'oeuvres in the decorated rooms.

Cultural Connections – Thiossane West African Dance Institute

Enjoy a night of heart-pounding African drumming and dance, by the Thiossane West African Dance Institute. Learn the origins of this art form, discover the historical significance of African dance and drum, and explore the genre that has served as the inspiration and basis for so many forms of dance and music.

$5 – $10

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

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

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
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