Thursday, June 2
Regina’s Pick: Purity Ring, 7 p.m. at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. Get ready for a magical night of lights and alternative electro pop. $25 with fees via Ticketmaster, all ages.
Performing Arts Workshop, 6-8 p.m. at Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St. Let your voice be heard as the University District Organization is taking public input and opinions for future art displays and opportunities.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, 8 p.m. in the Green Room of The Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St. The August Wilson play presented by Short North Stage theater company. Performances continue through June 19 at 8 p.m. with weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 reserved and $25 general admission via Vendini.
ERTHBRNR, 9 p.m. at Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St. A night of hardcore and metal, with openers Maharaja and Bourbon Train. $6 at the door, 18+.
Friday, June 3
Mark Lomax Trio, 8 p.m. at the Wexner Center for the Arts. This local jazz trio features Mark Lomax on drums, Edwin Bayard on saxophone and William Menefield on piano. Tickets are $16 general public, $13 for members and $10 for students with valid ID.
Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, 7-9 p.m. at various venues within the Short North Stage, 1187 N. High St. The Midwest tradition continues as teams of slam poets face off in friendly competition. Admission is free, all ages.
Mr. Tiger record release party, 9 p.m. at Ace of Cups, 2619 N High St. Mr. Tiger will be playing along with Spray Paint and Fell Riders to celebrate the release of its new album. $5 at the door, 21+.
Saturday, June 4
Gallery Hop, starts at 4 p.m. in the Short North Arts District. Celebrate Columbus’ art scene with a night of new gallery exhibitions and street performances, and wind down at one of the many restaurants or bars in the district.
“Princess Mononoke,” 4 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St. The local theater is ending their monthslong screenings of Studio Ghibli movies with a fans’ choice screening of the movie. A pre-screening party is set for 3 p.m. Tickets are $9 including fees on Gateway’s website.
Second Annual Tequila Tasting, 4-8 p.m. at Park Street Cantina, 491 Park St. Taste up to 60 different tequilas at one of Ohio’s largest tequila tastings. $23.09 via Eventbrite, 21+.
Human Rights Commission Gala, 6 p.m. at the Ohio Union, 1739 N High St. Held in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at Ohio State’s Student Union, this gala will be honoring human rights advocate Sherri Saum and nonprofit health-care organization Equitas Health. $125 for students with valid ID, $200 general public.
Sunday, June 5
Cage the Elephant, 6 p.m. at EXPRESS LIVE! Alt-rock group Cage the Elephant will be performing with Portugal, the Man and Twin Peaks on EXPRESS LIVE!’s outdoor stage. $39.50 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Monday, June 6
Whiskey Bear Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. at Mikey’s Late Night Slice, 268 S 4th St. Laugh it up with local and out-of-town comedians such as Ian Miller, Gary Sheriff, and more. $5 at the door.
Tuesday, June 7
“Kings, Queens, and In-betweens,” 7 p.m. at the Wexner Center for the Arts. This film premiere is filmmaker Gabrielle Burton’s celebration of Columbus’ lively drag scene. $6 students, $8 general public. Tuesday showing sold out, but there is another showing on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8
The Neighborhood, 6:30 p.m. at Newport Music Hall. The Californian rock band will be playing with openers Mothxr and Kevin Abstract. $25 plus fees via Ticketmaster.