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92 reasons to come to Off the Grid (give or take)

Wed, Apr 7, 2010

Only three days remain 'til Off the Grid, the inaugural annual GenWex mega-party (we like to think of it as the jump-off). That got us thinking of everything that's going on that night. Here it is, OTG by the numbers:

* Local soul outfit Nick Tolford and Company
* Three sets from Columbus's own DJ Detox
* 90 minute set by Chicago mash-up artists The Hood Internet (let's call that 1.5 hours)
* Food from 14 Dine Originals Columbus restaurants, including Tiramisu Panna Cotta "shooters" from Trattoria Roma, French country pate from The Refectory, gourmet mini s'mores from Due Amici, and much more
* Raffles for two airline tickets (they come in a pair!), two $100 Big Lots gift cards (they don't), and a $100 Wexner Center Store gift card
* A giant Pong game (we're counting that as two because of the controllers)
* A free photo booth (four, because there are four shots per sitting)
* Performance art vixens Anna and the Annadroids (five of ‘em)
* 36 host-committee members (and three sub-committees)
* We've been warming up (three pre-parties, two bar-crawls—if we're not ready by now…)
* A mixtape, to make sure that everyone's able to sing/dance along (8 tracks)
* Two cash bars
* The last chance to see the Hard Targets exhibition on the intersection between sport and art (four galleries)
* Video works by Rainer! (cameras, lights, projections, and gobos all over the place)
* Raising money for Wex education programs (they worked with tens of thousands of kids last year)

All that for only $40. But hurry: tickets are moving, and the price goes up to $50 day of event.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.