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Monday, ​ February 20, 2017, 7:30 PM.   Youth Beat Radio on WCRS and Tuesday on WGRN.  Tune in this award winning program every Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM and Tuesdays at 5:30 PM on WGRN 94.1 or listen online at  Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM and WCRS 102 on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact





Monday, February 20 , 2017,  7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizing meeting.  We continue to organize our signature campaign to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries.   We will have petitions and supplies for petitioners at the meeting.  You can turn your finished ones in as well.  Location:  88 W. Blake St., Columbus OH.  See the CCBOR website for more information: more information, please contact CCBOR at   Please sign the petition for clean air, pure water and safe soil before March 1, 2017!  Volunteer - contact Greg Pace:  Like/Share FaceBook:




Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:30 PM.  Islamophobia:  Its Causes and Consequences, How to Counter It in Daily Life.  In recent years, prejudice towards and discrimination of Muslims has reached a fevered pitch. Beyond blatant physical attacks or acts of vandalism, polls show that negative sentiment towards the followers of Islam runs deep, and has manifested itself in a range of ways. In an evening discussion that addresses this pernicious phenomenon, author Nathan Lean discusses its causes, its consequences, and highlights some of the underlying dynamics that have animated it in recent history. Looking ahead, he also offers key insights on how students, scholars, and members of community at large can counter instances of prejudice and help realize a world that values pluralism and diversity.  Nathan Lean is a writer and scholar of the Middle East. He is the author of four books, including the award-winning The Islamophobia Industry. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, CNN, Salon, and the Christian Science Monitor among others. He lives in Washington, D.C.  Free and open to the public.  Location:  250 Knowlton Hall, 275 West Woodruff Avenue.  Parking: Tuttle Garage. It is a short walk to Knowlton Hall, room 250, where the presentation will be hosted.  Co-sponsors: The Multicultural Center; the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department; the Mershon Center for International Security Studies; the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.  Islamophobia: Its causes and consequences, how to counter it in daily life




Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 PM.  DAPL, Through the Lens Photographs and Talk by Bob Studzinski.  Noted Columbus photographer, Bob Studzinki will be sharing his photographs and experiences while on assignment at Standing rock.  Come join us to learn more about Standing Rock and what we can do to support.  Sponsored by the Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio, Education Committee.  Location:  Northwood High Building, 2231 N. High St., Columbus, 43201.  Facebook.




Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  First Look – Let’s Elect Some Women!   Come meet the Democratic Women running for office in various jurisdictions around Franklin County who have been endorsed by the Democratic Party. Sponsored by the Franklin County Democratic Women’s Club.



Rambling House Soda (310 E Hudson St, 43202).  Registration and more information:  Facebook.  




Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  SSPA Postcard Party.  Join South Side Progressive Action for an event to huddle and write our representatives. This event is for anyone interested in making your voice heard to your representatives and get to know our new group for progressives on the South Side of Columbus!  We will have some postcards, stamps and writing supplies. Please bring your own, if possible.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Parsons Branch, 1113 Parsons Ave., Columbus 43206.  Facebook.  




Tuesday, February 21, Noon – 12:40 PM.  Weekly Lunch Hour Rally at Portman’s Office.  Every Tuesday at noon –rally to demand accountability. Bring a Valentine's card for him saying what you love about the ACA or telling your ACA story. Wear red!!   Location:  37 W. Broad St.  Organized by Women for Progressive Action.  Facebook.  





Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Hearing on Conversion Therapy.  Council President Zach Klein, chair of the Rules and Reference Committee, is conducting a public hearing to discuss prohibiting the practice of "conversion therapy" within the City. Members of the LGBTQ community and mental health professionals will be on hand to present information on the practice. 



"This effort is to protect our children from a bogus and harmful practice that has no scientific support or evidence of clinical effectiveness," said Klein. "I am taking a stand with the numerous mental health professional organizations that condemn 'conversion therapy'."  Public testimony will be accepted. Anyone wishing to address City Council on this matter must fill out a speaker slip onsite before 4:30pm on the day of the hearing. Testimony must be limited in scope to the topic of conversion therapy.





Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Town Hall Meeting – Protect Our Care.  From February 20 to 24, Congress will not be in session and legislators will return to their districts. Members of Congress often use this time to meet with their constituents and hold town hall meetings. But few members of Congress have scheduled town halls or other events that will let them hear from their constituents about why the Affordable Care Act is important to Ohioans. That's why we're hosting a town hall meeting to give you a chance to speak out about health care.  Congresswoman Joyce Beatty will be attending the event to speak about the importance of affordable health care and hear stories from Ohioans affected by the ACA. Location:  First Congregational Church, Parish Hall, 444 E. Broad St.  Parking: Parking to the west of church. Entrance for people with disabilities behind the church on the side closest to the Columbus Museum of ArtFacebook Event.  Do you have experience with the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid and want to tell your story? Get in touch at or 614-456-0060 ext. 228.





Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 PM.  Political Education: Racism 101 Conference Call.  This Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) conference call workshop is meant for people who are new to anti-racist work and interested in the basics: what is racism, how it operates, what is white privilege, what do we mean when we use the words “white supremacy,” and what can we do about it. This is Part 1 of a 4 part series. Contact for more info. Political Education: Racism 101, Conference Call Registration






Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Turkey:  Cradle of Civilizations.  Serving as a bridge between Asia and Europe, Turkey is at the crossroads of many different civilizations. Join us for a presentation on Turkey’s past, present and future. Ali Durhan and Dr. Gulchin Ozer, both natives of Turkey, will share information on the rich cultural history of the country as well as discuss their own experiences moving to the United States and integrating into our culture here. They’ll finish the presentation with a brief summary of the current political situation in Turkey and its effects on people and democracy. Time will be reserved for questions and discussion, and refreshments including baklava and Turkish coffee will be served. The presentation is free but reservations are required. Please RSVP to Meredith Southard at 614-807-2626 or This program is presented as a partnership between the Worthington Libraries and the Worthington International Friendship Association.  Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 N. High St. Worthington, Ohio 43085.  RSVP and more information here





Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 – 8:45 PM.  OSU Environmental Film Series.  Screening:  “Return of the River.”  A story of the largest U.S. dam removal project, Elwha River, Olympic Peninsula and salmon habitat recovery.  Location:  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC), Room 130, 151 Woodruff, OSU. .  Free and open to all, up to 117 attendees each evening.  Free pizza and beverages available at 6:45 PM.  More information:




Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 PM. Rally for Single Payer – Medicare for All.  The Single-Payer Action Network Ohio (SPAN-OHIO) will hold a rally prior to a meeting with Senator Rob Portman’s office in Columbus.  The rally will assemble in the park next to the building.  SPAN-Ohio will be asking that Senator Portman support Medicare for All – a health care system that is universal, of high quality, comprehensive, publicly financed, not tied to employment and accountable to the citizens of the country – not Wall Street.  The lack of a health care system that meets the above standards has resulted in preventable deaths and disease as well as financial hardship for many who just have the bad luck of getting sick or having an accident. The current system is inefficient and wasteful and a drain on our economy.  We’d like to show Senator Portman that his constituents are behind Medicare for All and hope that those who agree will be present at this rally. Stories about personal difficulties with the current system will be shared – so bring yours!  Visit the SPAN Ohio Website: to become a member and sign up for updates.  Contact: Location:  Outside Senator Portman’s Office, 37 W. Broad St., Columbus.  Facebook.




Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM.  District 12 ACA Town Hall:  With or Without Tiberi!  We've called, we've written, we've begged, and Rep. Tiberi still refuses to schedule a town hall to tell us what his plan is to replace the Affordable Care Act. So Indivisible: Ohio District 12 has decided to set one up for him.  Since he's ignored petitions and phone calls from over 1,500 people, we hand-delivered an invitation for him to come to our town hall meeting.  We'll be waiting for him then, whether or not he shows up.  If he declines to come, we will have a slate of speakers, both patients and medical workers, share their stories about the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and where we can go from here.  Rep. Tiberi has been called "the quarterback" of the effort to dismantle the ACA, as he is the Chair of the Health Subcommittee of Ways and Means. Repealing the ACA before a new bill is ready could result in nearly one million Ohioans losing their health coverage, according to an Urban Institute study. Still, Rep. Tiberi has not been able to provide any solid, workable details on what a replacement plan would look like.   Attendees are encouraged to get creative and write out their questions, stories, or messages for Representative Tiberi to bring to the event. There will be a box to deposit the messages that will be delivered to Rep. Tiberi's office. Messages can also be publically posted on the website:  We will also be accepting donations to help improve the health of all District 12 residents, through gathering personal care supplies for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Examples of needed items include diapers, vitamins, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, body wash, and deodorant. Location:  First Unitarian Church of Columbus, 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, and to RSVP go here:






Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Ohio 15th Town Hall with an invite to Congressman Steve Stivers.  A town hall, question and answer with an invite out to Congressman Steve Stivers. Hopefully the Congressman recognizes the strong interest in a forum like this and chooses to attend.Location:  Makoy Center, 5462 Center St, Hilliard, 43026.  Facebook.  



Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  2/22 Call-In Day to #StopTheSellout (Round 2). Call-in to OSU President Drake's office and tell him that you DO NOT support administrators' attempts to privatize campus energy at the expense of workers, the CWA union, academic freedom, and a sustainable future.  President Drake's Office phone number: (614) 292-2424. Script: "Hello, my name is ________. May I speak with President Drake? I have a message for him. Please let him know that I do not support Ohio State’s attempts to sell our energy to a private corporation. This plan will be detrimental to the workers on OSU’s campus. This deal is not in the interest of sustainability or transparency. The possibility of a fossil fuel corporation taking control of Ohio State’s energy systems is     More information on our campaign: 
More information on the Comprehensive Energy Management Plan:



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Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights at Global Gallery.  If you haven’t had a chance yet to sign our ballot petition to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries, please stop by to sign and learn about our campaign.  It only takes a few minutes of your time and you can enjoy the wonderful coffee shop!  Location:  Global Gallery Coffee Shop, 3535 N. High St.  (N. High and Dunedin). 




Thursday, February 23, 2017, Noon – 1:00 PM.  Thursdays at Tiberis.  This is a weekly rally at Representative Tiberi’s office,  Last week we have 25 protestors in front of Tiberi's office and it was below freezing! Next week it’s going to be above freezing and dry!  Join us as we remind the public that Tiberi is Missing! Bring signs.  Location:  250 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Columbus 43085-2332.  Legal parking is available at the public park diagonally across the street.  Facebook.  






Thursday, February 23, 2017,  8:00pm-LATE.  Activist Recharge Dance Party.  Activism burnout is real! Self-care is a necessity! This is an inclusive dance party for activists - friends and strangers - to work through burnout with good feels, good tunes, and good vibes. Resist, recharge, and resist some more. Donations at the door will go to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Standing Rock. Local orgs will be onsite to provide info on actionable next steps. Location:   Ace of Cups (2619 N High St, 43202).  Facebook





Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Forum:  We the People are Greater than Fear.  The purpose of this forum is to talk about the services offered by the Columbus Chapter of CAIR-Ohio, to discuss the challenges faced by American Muslims, and to provide timely information about the effect of recent Executive Orders on the Muslim and immigrant communities, and how we can work together to stay engaged and fight back!  Cair-Columbus attorneys Romin Iqbal, Esq. and Jennifer Nimer, Esq. will be presenting the information and will answer questions.   This event is free/donations to CAIR-Columbus will be accepted!  For more information about CAIR-Columbus , go to Location:  Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43202.  For more information, contact cmhammond11@att.net




Thursday, February 23, 2017, Rally at Rob’s!  Raising our voices against Portman’s bad choices.



Join Moms Clean Air Force in Ohio and other concerned Ohioans in opposition to the Senator's willingness to hand President Trump his full slate of bad cabinet nominations. Senator Portman is expected to vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator when Pruitt has sued the agency more than a dozen times and still refuses to embrace climate action to protect public health and our natural resources.  Facebook.  





Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  One Mile Prayer March for Columbus.  The 2017 State of the City address will be held at the Police Training Academy. For months community groups have been calling for change. City leadership knows what we want, now we are going to march and pray that they decide to act. March with us as we pray that Mayor Ginther and public officials of Columbus hear the cries of our community for real investments and real changes.   We believe that the City of Columbus has everything we need to create a healthy and beloved community that is safe for all of its citizens, but we must evolve from aggressive tough-on-crime policing that targets low income people and African-American communities to an approach that values evidence based solutions driven by the community itself. Lets join together and make Columbus a true "Sanctuary City" for all of its residents.
4:00 - Doors Open at Hope City House of Prayer
4:30 - Opening & Welcome
5:00 - March to Police Academy 1000 N Hague Ave
5:30 - Prayer Rally at State of the City
6:00 - Watch Party, food & fellowship at Hope City
Hosted by the People’s Justice Project.  Location:  Hope City House of Prayer, 3330 El Paso Drive, Columbus 43204.  See details at Facebook.





Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:00-7:00 PM.  FAIR Districts:  Regional Leader Online Training.  You can make a difference! Leadership will be essential to engaging volunteers in your area and raising the community’s awareness of this important reform effort.  Sign up here.





Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM).  Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's



State Of The City Address.  Location: Chief James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy and  Regional Training Academy, 1000 N. Hague Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43204.   RSVP by February 22



614-645-RSVP (7787) or





Thursday, February 23, 2017, 11:00 PM till Midnight.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio on WCRS 98.3 / 102.1 FM.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio features:  a) newly released Alternative and Independent music  b) emerging Alternative musical trends from across the world  c) interviews with local musicians, filmmakers, artists and actvists.  All shows are: 1) broadcast on 98.2/102.1 FM  2) streamed “live” on the internet and 3) available for download at:






Friday, February 24, 2017, 3:00 PM. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Webinar:  What State Advocates Can do to Help Save Federal Health and Safety Net Programs.  This webinar will review the threats to Medicaid and provide guidance on how state advocates can defend the program against these threats. CBPP staff will also provide a brief overview of the other threats to federal health and safety net programs and the tentative timing for how these threats might play out.  Please register for the webinar at this link





Friday, February 24, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 PM.  National USAS Rally to #StopTheSellout.  During the 20th National United Students Against Sweatshops Conference) students and activists from across the country will rally in opposition the Comprehensive Energy Management Plan, a deal by Ohio State administrators to sell off campus energy to a private corporation. Read more about USAS at OSU's campaign here:  Facebook Event.






February 24-25, 2017.  United Students Against Sweatshops National Conference.  We are very excited that USAS’s 20th National Conference will be hosted at the Ohio State University. With the incoming Trump administration, our fight and resistance is more important than ever before. Register below for the 20th National Conference at OSU, so that we may continue our work fighting alongside workers and building student and worker power.  More information and conference registration here.




Friday, February 24, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Yes We Can Volunteer Celebration and Canvass Kickoff.



Now that Yes We Can's endorsed candidates are officially on the ballot, it is time to get to work! Whether you have volunteered before or not, join our endorsed candidates and Yes We Can leadership to learn about how you can help elect a new vision for Columbus!  Location:  Big Room Bar (1036 S Front St, 43206) Yes We Can Volunteer Celebration and Canvass Kickoff




Saturday, February 25, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 PM,  Stonewall Columbus Volunteer Involvement Event. 



Looking to get more involved with your local LGBTQ community? Stonewall Columbus needs volunteers at The Center on Saturday, February 25! Stop on by and help out for as long as you can! Learn about more upcoming volunteer opportunities! FREE PIZZA & SNACKS! Get more familiar with your LGBTQ community center and make new friends. This meeting is open to anyone and everyone! Learn about how you can earn credit for volunteer service hours and have fun! No RSVP necessary – Just drop in!



Questions? Contact us at (614) 299-7764 or Location: Stonewall Columbus, The Center on High, 1160 N. High St., Columbus 43201, downstairs. Free parking available as space permits.




Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6:30-9:30 PM.  My Project USA Annual Dinner 2017.  PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING OUR YOUTH.  Fighting Against Islamophobia through Service and Charity.  Join us for an inspiring evening celebrating the Muslim community's contributions in lifting up the Columbus community. We will also be recognizing our most valued volunteers from round the year activities. Join us to celebrate our accomplishments, to learn about our continued and upcoming initiatives and to invest into the future of thousands of children and families right here in Columbus, Ohio. Help us protect and empower them against drugs, gangs, and violence. Help us foster strong Muslim youth as community leaders and public servants. Help us build resilient, self sufficient communities. Location: Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017.  For more information:   Contact:, TICKETS:  Adult: $25.00






Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:30 – 5:30 PM.  Simply Living 25th Anniversary Meeting at Rambling House.  We're celebrating a quarter century! Join us in a new neighborhood venue, the lively Rambling House, makers of soda, dispensers of spirits, and home to the blues and fine local bluegrass music! Come meet our new board members and say hello to those you know! Let’s again sip soup and break bread together as we did last year, and continue our tradition of being the “Best Potluck in Town.” The 2nd Annual Carol Fisher Civic Engagement Award will be given, and the honoree will be announced soon!   Activity: strategic visioning. More details to come.  Please email Sarah at to update your contact info.  Free. Location: 310 E. Hudson, Columbus 43202. Parking in the school parking lot across the street.  More information:





Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM.  Reading for the Resistance Book Group.  We’ve marched, we’ve called, we’ve written, we’ve donated, we’ve knitted…or maybe we’ve done all or none of these things. Now let’s read! We can keep the spirit of the historic #womensmarch alive with a monthly book group. Our first book is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Don’t have time to read the whole thing? Here’s an article by the author describing the topic:  Not a big reader? Watch the documentary “13th” by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:



Don’t have a Netflix subscription? Watch the author’s Tedx Columbus talk here:



We’ll share the location–or perhaps multiple locations, to keep the our conversations small and inviting–depending on our numbers, so please RSVP. Also, wherever you are, feel free to organize your own book group for that weekend, or read along with us on social media. To join the virtual book group, post your thoughts or reactions about the book in the events discussion page here (posts will be moderated for approval), and/or share a pic of yourself with the book and where you’re joining us from!



Looking forward to reading with you!  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Linden Branch, 2223 Cleveland Ave.  Facebook Event.  




Saturday, February 25, 12:00 PM (rescheduled).  Sexuality and Socialism Study Group.  Join us for our next monthly study group, on the book "Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation," written by Sherry Wolf.  Sexuality and Socialism is an accessible analysis of many of the most challenging questions for those concerned with full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.  Inside are essays on the roots of LGBT oppression, the construction of sexual and gender identities, the history of the gay movement, and how to unite the oppressed and exploited to win sexual liberation for all.  Sherry Wolf is the associate editor of the International Socialist Review. She was on the executive committee of the National Equality March Oct. 11, 2009 and has written for publications including the Nation, MRZine, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, and Socialist Worker and speaks frequently across the country on the struggle for LGBT liberation as well as a wide range of social and economic justice issue.  Location:  St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 30 W. Woodruff, Columbus 43210.  Facebook Event






Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM.  Camp Congress for Girls Columbus 2017.  CAMP CONGRESS FOR GIRLS COLUMBUS 2017.  Camp Congress for Girls Columbus 2017 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 9 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a girl-friendly lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President.  Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls will receive a Citizen Legacy badge upon completion of the program. The camp day runs from 8am to 5pm. The registration fee includes program materials and lunch. No refunds will be given for camp registration fees unless the organizer cancels or reschedules the session. The general camp fee is $160 and the Girl Scout registration fee is $120. For additional information contact us via email at or 202-660-1457 ext 2.  Website.




Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Comrades, Coffee, and Co-op.  Join Columbus DSA for their February social event.  Location:  Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op, 1069 W. Broad St., Columbus 43222.


Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4:00 PM.  Benefit Concert for LSS Faith Mission Homeless Shelters.  
Gethsemane Lutheran Church is hosting Synchronicity Trio (cellist Bruce Posey, violinist Dick Reuning, pianist Sharon Walton) and guest artist clarinetist Denise Spires for a benefit concert for Faith Mission (  Player’s Choice is open to the public and features Synchronicity’s personal favorites of classical and light classical music including works by Beethoven, Piazzzolla, Sowash and other composers. Join us for a diverse and entertaining program, some interesting musical facts, the company of good friends, and a terrific reception with goodies donated by Mozart’s Café and Bakery – all for a freewill donation for a great cause: HELPING THE HOMELESS. Location: 35 E. Stanton Ave, Columbus 43214. (




Sunday February 26, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00  Pm.  Before The Flood With Leonardo Dicaprio.  Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions. Sponsored by Ecohouse Solar, Interfaith Power & Light, and Simply Living. Discussion to follow film. Please reserve tickets on Eventbrite.  $5 donation requested at the door.. Updates on Facebook and Meetup.  As an added benefit for attending, people who come to either or both events get a punch on their SL benefit card! Hope to see you there! Location:  Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave. in Clintonville 43202.  Updates on Facebook.