Monday, November 29, 2010

Wild Goose in December!

It's a busy season at Wild Goose Creative! Please join us for some our great upcoming events in the month of December.

Speak Easy
Thursday, December 2 @ 7 pm
$5 at the door
Our monthly live storytelling event! Come share or just listen to the stories. The theme for December is Celebrate Good Times (Come On!): Holiday Tales.

Too Many Cooks: Coffee & Cocktails with Luck Bros Coffee
Sunday, December 5 @ 7 pm
$10 at the door
Our monthly culinary arts event will feature Andy Luck from Luck Bros Coffee and Paul Schmucker, cocktail expert and enthusiast.
Monday Night Live Wild Goose Menu Launch Tweet-a-thon Christmas Pageant Comedy Fundraiser
Monday, December 6. Doors @ 8:30 pm, show starts @ 9:00 pm
$5 at the door
Join us for a special edition of our monthly comedy night, kicking off our menu fundraiser campaign and featuring a live Twitter fundraiser.

Holiday Art & Trunk Show
Monday, December 9 from 6-10 pm
Get your Christmas shopping done with an arts and crafts show featuring the work of Etsy Team Columbus!

Sunday, December 12 from 7-10 pm
Bring your art, crafts, or vouchers for artistic service and swap it for holiday gifts!

Christmas Presence
Thursday, December 18 @ 7 pm
Our annual night to celebrate all things Christmas related, with songs, stories, food, and community. Take a moment to slow down and ponder the season.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wild Goose meets Garrett Morris!

Here's the Wild Goose Comedy Cabaret team pictured with SNL alum Garrett Morris at the 2nd annual Shadowbox Sketch Comedy Festival. Morris served as a judge at the festival, and we got the opportunity to get a picture with him afterwards!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

BaconCamp - September 4, 2010

Bacon. It's delicious. And we'd all eat a pile of it if no one was watching. It deserves to be celebrated.

Wild Goose Creative is the official Columbus presenter for the national event BaconCamp! It is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment about bacon. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event. It i...s community driven and everyone is encouraged to participate by presenting (food, art, demo), judging, or volunteering.

BaconCamp is not a spectator sport.

There are a limited number of tickets available, so buy them early! We do expect to sell out and we want to be able to celebrate bacon with you!

We will be holding a Bacon Cooking contest and a Bacon Art/Craft contest. We will have prizes available from amazing Columbus vendors and restaurants, and illustrious judges from local businesses. BaconCamp is proud to be held at North Market this year!

When: Saturday, September 4th, 2-5 PM (International Bacon Day!)

Where: North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columbus, OH 43215

More info:

BaconCamp Columbus 2010 is sponsored by:
North Market
Bacon Salt
Edible Columbus
Betty's Family of Restaurants
Feed Social Media
Jeremy Slagle Design
Wholly Craft!
Stinkybomb Soaps
Das Lolli
Bluescreek Farm
Columbus Music Co-op
Breakfast with Nick

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Columbus Creative Soapbox

Join us on Thursday, July 8 at 6 pm, outside the Columbus Museum of Art for the Columbus Creative Soapbox. Nearly 70 arts groups from Columbus will get 2 minutes at the mic to tell everyone what they do. Come see a sampling of Columbus' amazing creative scene!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GEEKFEST 2010: June 16-19

We're opening our doors to celebrate geek culture! If you are a comic book fan, superhero fanatic, film buff, gamer of any description--or if you wish you were--you are welcome!

Wednesday June 16 (FREE)
7pm Gallery Opening: Hey Kids!: A History of Comic Book Advertising
Throughout Geekfest we will be featuring Hey Kids! : A History of Comic Book Advertising,” a exhibition curated by local artist Michael Neno. The exhibit will feature over 60 ads from the 1930s to the present. In addition to classic ads for Charles Atlas, with their sand-kicking bullies, X-Ray Specs and 'Sea Monkeys,' the exhibit will feature a diverse array of obscure, bizarre, charming and unintentionally funny appeals--from the earliest ads for video games to the anti-drug ads of today's comic books.

Thursday June 17
7pm Forbidden Kingdoms: The Art and Science of Roleplaying Games
Gaming enthusiast and actor Karl Boettcher sees a natural link between roleplaying and the stage, and he leads a group of gaming actors in a roleplaying demonstration/performance for you. This event is designed to share with an audience of experienced gamers and the inexperienced alike the awesomeness of communal improvisational storytelling. Come learn about roleplaying, and experience a cool story!The setting is Edinburgh, just before WWII. A steam train puffs in the distance, on a gleaming steel bridge across the Firth of Tay. Danger and intrigue await those who ride upon it! Will our heroes ride into glory or will our foes manage a great destruction?

Friday June 18
8pm Sketch by Number presents an hour of geeky sketch comedy
Local sketch comedy team Sketch by Number produces unique, fast-paced, audience-participatory comedy, and they get their geek on in a frenetic hour on the Wild Goose Creative stage. This is a team of talented performers, not to be missed.

9:30pm Nerdcore Rising: a film
Nerdcore: what happens when you mix hip-hop and computer-obsessed geeks. Nerdcore Rising follows MC Frontalot, the "godfather of nerdcore," on his first national tour to reveal to roots of the genre, the dorky complexities of its artists, and one MC's fight for nerd stardom. The film features Weird Al Yankovic, Jello Biafra, Tycho and Gabe, Brian Posehn, MC Frontalot, MC Kris, MC Lars, and a slew of other nerdcore artists and commentators. Come for your opportunity to see this film in Columbus!

Saturday June 19
9pm Video Game Costume Party
Come dressed as your favorite video game character -- anything from Link to Luigi to Liu Kang. Can you manage a Tetris block? We think maybe you can! There'll be door prizes, a variety of prizes for costumes, wicked video game music, and vintage and modern video game competitions, as well as cool gaming-themed food! Some of the proceeds will be donated to Free Geek Columbus, a local organization that provides computers to under-resourced populations.

Laughing Ogre Comics
Wholly Craft!
Fuse Factory
Vaguely Qualified Productions
Whistling in the Dark Theatre

For more info and updates:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Events, Events, & More Events!

So many events are coming up at Wild Goose Creative! Feel free to join us for any of them! (Links go to the Facebook events.)

Monday Night Live
Monday, April 26 at 8:30 pm
$5, BYOB
Our newest monthly event kicks off tonight! In the tradition of Saturday Night Live, this show will feature the best and brightest of Columbus in sketch comedy, stand-up, and live music. Join us the fourth Monday of every month!

Silent Art Auction fundraiser
Friday, April 30 at 6-9 pm
$20 ahead of time; $25 at the door
Help Wild Goose raise some funds while supporting local artists and designers! The event will feature the work of Columbus College of Art & Design students.

Too Many Cooks! with Trattoria Roma
Sunday, May 2 at 7 pm
Join us for our monthly culinary arts event! May will feature the delicious Italian fare of Trattoria Roma.

Speak Easy
Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm
$5, BYOB
True stories told live! Our monthly live storytelling event, held on the first Thursday of each month, draws a crowd who wants to hear and share their stories. The May edition will feature stories told around the theme of travel, so come on out and share your tale!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Press for the Columbus Comedy Festival!

Wow! Columbus has been good to us in so many ways. The Columbus Comedy Festival, coming up next week Thursday through Saturday, February 25-27, has gotten a lot of press lately. Here's just the beginning of the round-up!

Columbus Alive: Laughing Matters

614 Magazine: February Funnies

The Lantern: Columbus Comedy Festival next weekend

The Dispatch: Home-Brewed Wry

Columbus Local News

Metromix Columbus

We know that other articles are on the way!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Photos of Chris Gatton at Third Thursdays

Last night, local musician Chris Gatton played to a packed house for our February Third Thursdays.

Chris walked use through a variety of styles while playing some covers and some original pieces.

Thanks to Chris, the band, and everyone who beat the snow and joined us for some great music! We look forward to having Chris play at our space again!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Third Thursdays with Chris Gatton, musician

Chris Gatton has always had an acute appreciation for the beautiful in music, regardless of genre. Join him as he explores the elusive character of that thing we call "good" in music. With the help of three fellow local musicians, Craig Allen, Steffie Willis, and Andre Scott, he will be guiding you through some of his favorite melodies ranging from the Beatles to Taylor Swift to his own original melodies all in the context of an intimate jazz quartet.

Thursday, February 18 at 7 pm
at Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St. (just south of Hudson)
Only $5 at the door

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wild Goose on Fox 28 with Johnny D!

Check out this video from late December, when Wild Goose was graced with a visit from Johnny DiLoretto of Fox 28's Good Day Columbus! Johnny joined us a day before the New Year's Festival 2009 kicked off. We got to chat with him about Wild Goose in general, the Festival, our gallery, and some of the Festival events. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcoming Events!

There's a lot happening (as always) at Wild Goose, and you're welcome to join us for all of it! Just a taste...

Speak Easy - true stories told live
Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm
Our new monthly live storytelling event - taking place the first Thursday of every month - happens again on February 4. The theme for the month is Lost & Found: Stories about Love
$5 - BYOB

Too Many Cooks: vegetarian cooking
Sunday, February 7 at 7 pm
Chef Laura Robertson-Boyd teaches us the art of cooking and eating vegetarian. A great alternative to the Super Bowl!

Workchopping: Knife Skills
Saturday, February 20 from 9-11 am
A beginner-level class on knife skills for the kitchen!
$35 - e-mail to register

Columbus Comedy Festival
February 25-27
Join us for three days of performances and workshops featuring Columbus' best in improv, stand-up, sketch, and video comedy.
$10 each night/$5 each workshop

Sunday, March 28 from 2-5 pm
Celebrate all things beer with a parade, homebrew competitions, cooking with beer competitions, and much more!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Festival 2009 THANK YOUS!

We here at Wild Goose Creative really value collaboration with the people, businesses, and organizations in Columbus. None of the work we do could be done without their support and contributions. So we just want to take a moment to everyone who helped make the 2009 New Year's Festival possible, and to encourage you to thank, visit, and support them!

First, to the Ohio Arts Council for their generous grant to support the Festival!

To our performers at the amazing New Year's Eve Party:
Jesse Cale
John Reuben

To everyone who provided food to help feed our hungry crowds:
Pattycake Bakery
Lavash Cafe
Snowville Creamery
Cafe Brioso
Brittany and Maria of Brezel

And to everyone who either performed, led workshops, or in other ways provided materials and talent to make the Festival happen:
Steve Languis of Our Handyman
Central Vineyard Church
Kal, Dwayne, and all the performers from Whistling in the Dark Theatre Company
Joel Veenstra, co-creator of Improv Legends
Everyone at Studio 35 Cinema & Draft House
The Alwood Sisters
Morgan Foster of Common Shiner
Alison Chapman of Igloo Letterpress
Jenn Deafeanbaugh and everyone with Fuse Factory
Matt Monta & the Hot Coal Band

And everyone else who read poems, told stories, improvised, cooked meals, baked goodies, moved materials, provided housing, or otherwise helped in any way during the Festival! We're grateful for everyone's support, and look forward to working with you all in 2010.

New Year's Festival: Brunch!

We wrapped up the Festival today with a brunch. What better way to end a big event than with a quiet and fun meal together?

We enjoyed eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, juice, mimosas, and crepes made by Wild Goose member Andy.

New Year's Festival: Book-Binding, LED Blinky-Bugs, Theatre Daedalus, & Matt Monta

The second full day of our New Year's Festival began with a breakfast at The Best Breakfast and Sandwiches in Westerville. Wild Goose member and breakfast blogger Nick Dekker led a small troupe there. Look for a post on his blog about that. Later that morning, back at the Wild Goose space, we hosted two workshops. Pictured first is Jenn Deafenbaugh of Fuse Factory leading a workshop on LED Blinky-Bugs. Look for many more workshops and events with Fuse Factory later this year!

Meanwhile, Alison Chapman of Igloo Letterpress led a workshop on book-binding. If you haven't had a chance to visit Alison's shop in Worthington, make sure you do so soon!

Later that afternoon saw a staged reading of The Copper Anniversary by members of Theatre Daedalus. Here director Jeremy Sony introduces the piece.

After dinner and an improv comedy show, we finished out the day with a concert by Wild Goose-favorites Matt Monta and the Hot Coal Band. We hope to have them back at the Goose again sometime soon!

Thanks to our presenters, performers, and attenders who came out to make the day a success!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Festival: Lavash Dinner, Alwood Sisters, & Night After Last

We finished out our first full day of the 2009 Festival with three exciting events. First was a dinner catered by Lavash Cafe.

Then we were graced with a concert by the Alwood Sisters. We were happy to welcome them to our space again.

And we finished the night with one of our signature events: Night After Last. This is a night of readings, stories, poems, and music looking at those moments in our lives - such as the changing of years - that have affected and defined us. We heard poems and stories from a number of writers and performers.

Plus music from Wild Goose-favorite Morgan Foster, of Chicago's Common Shiner.

The Festival continues tomorrow morning with Breakfast with Nick. Meet him at The Best Breakfast & Sandwiches in Westerville for a tasty breakfast and chat about food writing. Then we pick up at our space with two workshops at 11 a.m., one from Fuse Factory, and one from Igloo Letterpress. Hope to see you there!

New Year's Festival: Improv Legends and Build Your Own Smoker photos

Workshops are a-happenin' this afternoon! We're viewing the feature-length documentary Improv Legends, in which famous folks talk about the art form of improvisational comedy.

Across the street at our new WGC Studios, Karl Boettcher is leading a workshop on How To Build a Smoker.

He's sharing some examples of his work, including smoked salmon and smoked bananas.

New Year's Festival: Serial Cereal photos

This morning we started 2010 with a big meal of cereal and a staged reading by members of Whistling in the Dark Theatre Company of Transformers: Starscream's Brigade. You wouldn't believe some of the dialogue and stage directions. What better way to start the year?

A delicious breakfast of many favorite cereals, with Snowville milk and Brioso coffee!

New Year's Eve party at Wild Goose!

Our New Year's Festival kicked off last night with our New Year's Eve party, featuring performances from Mattiburns, Jessi Cale, and John Reuben.

Happy New Year to everyone from Wild Goose Creative! The New Year's Festival continues this morning. More details on the Festival here.