Tag: Columbus


Pizza, Beer & Jokes tries to make fundraising funny

March 26, 2015
For some, participating in a fundraiser for a friend’s student organization can be a chore. One group aims to make it more tolerable than mere appeasement with fresh pizza, cold beer and live comedy — that’s the goal of Pizza Beer & Jokes. Pizza Beer & Jokes isn’t your typical student organization fundraiser. Instead, it’s a show, exclusively for the organization that books an event with PB&J. “PB&J’s are really exciting shows in the fact they are three separate groups coming together to create a fun event,” said PB&J member Joe Horan, a fourth-year in mathematics. “You have Pizza Rustica, providing a performance space for free, the Columbus-based comedians who… Read more

Opinion: Columbus offers many alternatives to drinking for Ohio State students

March 26, 2015
Drinking is a social event for college students. With nothing to do, nowhere to go and nothing to talk about, students are thirsty — thirsty for entertainment and adventure. More often than not, students quench their thirst with booze at the dozens of nightclubs and bars catered to the students 21 and over. But what about the students under the age of 21 who are just as parched without the same access to happy hour? Or those who simply want to break up the monotony of party-going and barhopping? Regardless of the fact that I fall one month short of being legal myself, I truly believe Columbus is a city… Read more

Concert review: Blue Man Group brings new color to OUAB’s acts

March 24, 2015
I arrived at Ohio Theatre Monday, and there were tons of students eager to get into the hall to grab their seats. As the doors opened, students rushed in and ran to the front of the theatre. I’ve heard before that people in the lower deck usually have the best experience at Blue Man Group’s shows. The people in the first couple of rows where given ponchos to protect their clothing and we were left with funny slogans that ran across the screen until the show started. “They’re freaking awesome!” said Adam Todoran, a fourth-year in psychology, “I’m pretty biased because I’ve seen them before, but it’s a completely different… Read more

The Basement celebrates 10 years with anniversary concerts

March 22, 2015
Ten years ago, The Basement — nestled in the concrete streets of the Arena District, across from the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion — opened its doors for the first time. “I still know the date — it was February 5, 2005,” said Britton Dove, The Basement’s general manager. “They had a free show with a local band called Watershed, who were great, by the way.” In a space Dove said he believes used to be a storage room for the state penitentiary, worn leather couches line the walls and the occasional graffiti is accompanied by tape masking holes where concert-goers have left their marks in the past decade. Marissa Luther, the… Read more

Kizzy Hall aims to leave you wanting more

March 18, 2015
In an attempt to shine light on local music, The Lantern’s “Columbus’ Own” is a weekly series that will profile a new Columbus band each week.  By day, the members of Kizzy Hall are self-proclaimed office slaves. By night, the Columbus based quintet feeds an endless drive to create through their music. “(Singer John Herwig) writes songs obsessively, and he records obsessively,” said bassist Eric Pacella. Herwig’s passion for the band’s music and its members is abundantly clear. “I do this every night of my life.” Herwig said. “Honestly, I put a lot of effort into this band. This is more effort than I put into my day job. I… Read more

Columbus Museum of Art makes nurses its latest muse

March 18, 2015
For centuries, nurses have been depended upon to care for others in life-changing situations. From the birth of a child to the death of a loved one, nurses are present for life’s moments of joy and sadness. Now, an art exhibition is set to tell the story of the men and women who have made nursing their profession, and explore the impact they have on our everyday lives. The Columbus Museum of Art is set to show “Shine On: Nurses in Art” Friday through June 21 and its curator, Carole Genshaft, said “Shine On” uses art ranging from pre-Columbia 300 B.C.E. through 2014 to showcase three themes: the rise of… Read more

Opinion: Being trapped in Columbus over break shouldn’t keep you inside

March 12, 2015
While many hope to get away and go to the beach, for others, going home or staying in Columbus is the only option for spring break. If you’re in that latter boat, there’s some good news: Spring is in the air and there are countless ways to explore the greater Columbus area. Whether it’s fine wine, live music, exquisite cuisine or a night at the movies, there is certainly no reason to be bored this spring break. Irish festivities Davis-Shai House outside of Newark will host the “March into Spring Irish Tea” on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include traditional Irish cuisine, live entertainment and,… Read more

Roots of Columbus band V!bes began in kindergarten

March 10, 2015
In an attempt to shine light on local music, The Lantern’s “Columbus’ Own” is a weekly series that will profile a new Columbus band each week.  Childhood and school friends with an appreciation for nicknames make up reggae-infused pop band V!bes. “Mitch was my first-ever friend,” guitarist Danny Mareco said of bassist Mitch “The Hammer” Ammar, whom he met in kindergarten. Drummer Brandon  “Hessman” Hess met the pair through attending the same grade school in Westerville, and frontman Kevin “The Saylor” Wharff joined the crew through mutual friends in college. Mareco took some time off from school at Ohio State from 2006-07 and then-Ohio University students Hess and Ammar did… Read more

Students self-produce show at Columbus Dance Theatre

March 10, 2015
Friends since freshman year, four fourth-year dance students are producing their own concert called “Dynamic Collision” in an effort to showcase more of the talent found in the Department of Dance. “We called it ‘Dynamic Collision’ because we each come from different backgrounds of dance, and we incorporate a lot of different styles,” said Kimberly Isaacs, a fourth-year in dance and arts management. Julie Kogan, a fourth-year in dance, said one reason the group decided to do its own show was because the four wanted to create their own work and be able to get professional experience. “Even though they (the Department of Dance) do a spring concert and a… Read more

Art undergrads set themselves apart in juried Hopkins Hall exhibition

March 9, 2015
Spring is usually associated with old giving way to new. But for some of the undergraduate students whose work is displayed in the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, art is found in the sometimes old, sometimes broken and sometimes dead parts of life. The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition features 22 art students’ works on display from Monday through April 17 at Hopkins Hall Gallery. A showing on April 2 will also include a reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. In order for students to be eligible, one must submit at least three pieces of artwork, a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled as a full-time student. The jury then picks which pieces… Read more