Mega-Party at Wex Saturday, April 10
For its annual big fundraising event, GenWex—the Wexner Center’s young patrons’ group—hosts Off the Grid on Saturday, April 10 from 9 pm to 2 am throughout the Wexner Center for the Arts. Hundreds of people are expected to attend. Details follow.
WHAT: All-night, late-night dance party featuring music and entertainment provided by local performers Anna and the Annadroids, local soul band Nick Tolford and Company, and Columbus’ DJ Detox. Chicago-based mashup wunderkinds The Hood Internet headlines, taking the stage at 11:30 pm with its mix of vintage soul, indie, and hip hop. Fabulous food all night long from a dozen Dine Originals Columbus member restaurants. Partygoers can also see the sports-in-art exhibition Hard Targets before it closes the next day. More info on the party and the bands, a list of restaurants, a video, and more: wexarts.org/offthegrid
WHAT FOR: A good time—and a good cause. This party benefits the center’s wide range of nationally recognized educational programs.
WHERE: Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. Café, lobbies, galleries, Performance Space.
TICKETS: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. For tickets call visit wexarts.org/offthegrid. Must be 21 to attend.
WHO HELPED: The Wex reached deep into the city’s vibrant arts, civic, corporate, and (even) dance- club scenes to pull out a range of members for the evening’s host committee. In addition to selling tickets for the night, the 36-member group helped to design the evening’s décor and set up a series of pre-event parties.
WHO ELSE HELPED: Wex designer Erica Anderson created the distinctive look of the logo and posters. Her streetscapes adorn two locations: 601 N. High St (Yukon Building, in the windows of the former Starbucks) and on the façade of the former Garden Theater on N. High just south of Fifth.
MIXTAPE: Listen to the featured bands and groups here: http://bit.ly/aFEuxI
FACEBOOK: RSVP here: http://bit.ly/9jmm1C
ABOUT GENWEX: GenWex is the center’s young professional (or semi-professional) art fans group. Part social, part educational, GenWex holds events throughout the course of the year such as concert warm-ups, events with curators, gallery tours, trivia nights, meet-ups, and more.
Off the Off the Grid is sponsored by Big Lots, and receives event support from Dine Originals Columbus and Superior Beverage Group. Promotional support is provided by Alive and Sweatin’.
OFF THE GRID PRE-PARTIES
GenWex is hosting a series of events leading up to the big night to spread the word and, in some cases, raise more funds for Wexner Center education programs.
March 18: Sweatin’: Off the Grid
GenWex will take over the monthly dance-party at Axis Nightclub (861 N. High St.) run by local dance-party entrepreneur (and host committee member) Scotty Niemet. Admission $5.
March 27: Café Bourbon Street
A collection of local bands and DJs fill the night at the music venue (2216 Summit St.). Proceeds for the night, including a raffle, will go back to Wex education programs. Admission $5.
April 5: The xx pre-show happy hour
Happy hour at Bodega (1044 N. High St.) just before the sold-out show by The xx, five days before Off the Grid.