Random Notes

Sure, The Beat wrote just a couple of weeks back about the CAPA Summer Movie Series. But this week and weekend there's an added benefit of having several series premieres in the lineup, starting with Thursday's The Long, Long Trailer with Lucille Ball. The rest of the weekend includes two movies known additionally for their music -- Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and the Bond Film The Spy Who Loved Me, which featured a score and song (Nobody Does It Better) by Marvin Hamlisch that were Oscar-nominated. Series details are at

And there's the added benefit of promoting a video we shot with CAPA VP of Programming Rich Corsi in the projection room at the Ohio Theatre, which you can watch above.


And while we're promoting ourselves ... here's a cool event coming up in late June that we managed to squeeze into the July issue of Columbus Parent. Yep, check out our Fam Five every month for family shows/events approved by The Beat.

Anyway, the Wexner Center for the Arts will mark the release of Weinland Park Story Book with a family-friendly June 29 event at the Godman Guild. The book, completed in partnership with the Wex, celebrates this Columbus neighborhood with drawings from more than 40 area artists -- young and old, amateur and professional. See the original artwork on display, enjoy a free scoop of Jeni's ice cream and celebrate part of what makes central Ohio a great place to live.



Comfest, set for June 27-29 in Goodale Park, is an institution, another part of what makes central Ohio a great place to live.

The best in local entertainment of every kind, food and drink, social and environmental organizations, children's and family activities and the usual general craziness all help make up the weekend of fun. Additionally, local clubs and bars often have after-Comfest gigs to extend a day's entertainment.



And in case you missed it, there's a new festival coming to Columbus: The inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival will be held Labor Day weekend.

National acts including New Found Glory, Switchfoot and Parachute will participate, as is a host of local acts, at 15 venues throughout the Arena District and Short North. The Greater Columbus Convention Center will host a Fashion and Retail Expo.

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