Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division Presents Music in the Parks

The Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division invites you to enjoy Music in the Parks, a  free summer concert series on Thursday evenings starting June 7 through August 2, 2012. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and unwind with some great live music.  The summer concert series is a success through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council, the Cultural Arts Commission and Huffman's Market. Concert patrons can enjoy cool creamy free ice cream treats thanks to Huffman's Market.  Concerts are family friendly, alcohol free events.

Upper Arlington is proud of its 40-year-history of providing and promoting a diverse, lively, accessible arts environment that advances the cultural assets and enriches the quality of life of the community and is grateful to the community  for supporting its endeavors.  Enjoy a diverse offering of performances from the whimsical Americana sounds of the Salty Carmels to Brazilian jazz of Kelly Delavaris to the neo-funk and R&B of Mojo Flo.  For the full schedule, click here.

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside the Amelita Mirolo Barn while concerts at community parks will be canceled.

Where:The UA Arts Stage in Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane.  One performance (on July 19) will be at Thompson Park at 4250 Woodbridge Rd.

When: Thursday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. beginning June 7 through August 2.

Upper Alrlington is also offering several other programs during the summer including Visual Rhythms, Celebrating UA, Music Theater Camp and performances of Blue Rock. Also, don't miss the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival on September 3!

CATCO- Phoenix Presents The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps, an adaptation from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock, has been a runaway hit in the English-speaking world, said Steven C. Anderson, CATCO-Phoenix artistic director. “Its tongue-in-cheek, satirical shout-outs pay homage to all of Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic work and it is a must-see for the fan of mystery and suspense, and Hitchcock, of course.”

Alfred Hitchcock’s film adaptation of Buchan’s novel is recreated by four actors in this Monty Python-esque stage homage. Actors play heroes, villains, sweethearts,children and the occasional inanimate object. Hurling puns and allusions to other Hitchcock films like comedic hand grenades, this farce is an award-winning night of hilarity.

Where: Vern Riffe Center for the Performing Arts, Studio One Theatre, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

When: Performances are May 9 through June 3 at various times.

For more information on performance dates and times click here.

Tickets are $32.50 for preview performances, $11.50 for $11@11 matinees, and $40 for all other performances. They can be purchased at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939.

The Ohio Statehouse Presents Summer Fridays at the Statehouse

Summer Fridays at the Statehouse provides an opportunity for the public and downtown community to gather on Capitol Square to experience some of Columbus’ diverse arts groups and to visit the beautiful Capitol building. The free programming provides and opportunity for arts organizations and artists to connect with this downtown community; while offering entertainment and education.

The Ohio Statehouse is partnering with 14 central Ohio performing arts groups to present Summer Fridays at the Statehouse. Summer Fridays is a FREE lunch-time outdoor performing arts series presented on the West Plaza (High Street) of the historic Ohio Statehouse.

Where: The Ohio Statehouse West steps; 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215

When: Performances will be each Friday in June through August from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

For more information: Go to www.ohiostatehouse.org info@ohiostatehouse.org;  or contact the Ohio Statehouse at (614) 752-9777

Image courtesy of FEVERHEAD.

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