FREE museums on Saturday Perhaps you missed my mention about FREE entry into the Motorcycle Museum in Pickerington as part of Smithsonian magazine's FREE museum day a couple of weeks ago. You need to get an admission card (good for 2 people) online to get FREE entry to any of the museums participating in the event. Visit microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html. Several central Ohio museums are participating:
• Columbus Museum of Art. Museum currently features four exhibits in addition to the recently-installed Chihuly Illuminated exhibit: Kojo photography, Ohio Art League, George Tooker retrospective and Eye Spy. It's located at 480 E. Broad St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Kelton House Museum & Garden.The museum at 586 E. Town St. is open from 1 to 4 p.m. and features Victorian-era paintings and furnishings. • Ohio Railway Museum. This museum is located at 990 Proprietors Road in Worthington and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. • Ohio Historical Center. Located near OSU and visible from I-71, it's located at 1982 Velma Ave. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features a Soul! exhibit with items from the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. • Wexner Center.Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a walk-in tour is offered at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Of course, I recommend going to see the Luc Tuymans exhibit at the Wexner Center at OSU. I recently saw it mentioned on The New York Times' T Magazine Web site. Me with the artist.
Feeling like a road trip? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is included in museuma participating in Museum Day along with these other Ohio historic sites. Visit the Web site ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/enews/0909a.shtml
Oktoberfest OOPS! I originally told you wrong... It's at the Natural Resources/Commercial Pavilion at the Expo Center. It's free to get in the Schmidt's-sponsored event this weekend, but parking is $8. Of course, you'll want to take some money for food. I haven't had a cream puff for years and can't wait to have one on Sunday!