Events @ the Bistro

2012 is sure to be an exciting year for the Backstage Bistro
Stay tuned to this page for more information on events!

Past Events

The Columbus Brew Ha Ha

July 16th – 18th, the Backstage Bistro will be hosting a number of events for the Brew Ha Ha. Find out what all the buzz is about at

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

The Columbus Urban League Young Professionals will be taking over the Backstage Bistro on Thursday July 19th, Contact Andrea at for more information on this event.

Central Ohio Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation

On Friday June 22nd, the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation hosted a fundraiser that began in the Backstage Bistro. Mingling, hors d’oeuvres, and fabulous auction items were enjoyed, all while supporting a great cause.

Go Green Bikes at Shadow

Yay Bikes! hosted Yay Bikes! & a Movie with us on Monday, June 11th. Yay Bikes members and guests enjoyed dinner in the Bistro and on the Patio with other bike enthusiasts then moved into the theater to view “Breaking Away”.

Donor Program

Tuesday, June 12th was a special Shadowbox Live Donor-Only Party on the Patio. Select Donors were invited for snacks, drinks, and summer time fun on the patio with Shadowbox Live cast members. To find out how you can become a Shadowbox Live Donor, contact Edelyn Parker at

Mayor Micheal B. Coleman

Thursday June 7th 2012, the Backstage Bistro hosted a private Coleman for Columbus event. Attendees enjoyed hors d’oevures, drinks, entertainment from Shadowbox Live and a visit from Mayor Coleman, himself. The evening was a great success, and some participants even stayed around in the Bistro after the event for dinner, drinks, and dessert.

On Thursday May 17th 2012, the Backstage Bistro was one of the stops along the YayBikes! and Green Columbus May Green Drinks – Bike Hop. Columbus’ environmentally conscious rolled up to the patio for drinks and appetizers. Special thanks to Eriyah Flynn for her photos of the event, who also sends compliments to the Backstage Bistro chef! She “loved her specially prepared vegan appetizer!”

Shadowbox Academy

On Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, the Backstage Bistro welcomed the attendees of the Shadowbox Live Academy Fundraiser. The fundraiser was a great success, as was the Bistro where supporters of the Academy met for cocktails, hors d’oevures, and mingling with Shadowbox Live’s finest prior to the event. For more information about the Shadowbox Live Academy, visit

Children's Hospital

The Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosted Laughing, Living, Giving at Shadowbox Live on October 5th, 2011, and the Backstage Bistro was the venue for the events cocktails and registration prior to the silent auction in the theater and special performance of Legacy. Attendees gathered to show their support and raise money for the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Condom Couture 2011

On Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, Planned Parenthood used the Backstage Bistro to welcome its supporters to the 2011 Columbus Condom Couture Fashion Show and as the stage for the post-fashion show party (where supporters could mingle with models and CCAD designers.) All proceeds from this event were to benefit Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio and vital health care, education and advocacy programs in our community. Though this event was met with some controversy, the evening was filled with fun, fashion, and good health—and the Backstage Bistro looked almost as good as the models!

Who's Who GLBT

On Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, Shadowbox Live and the Backstage Bistro welcomed the guests of the book launching party for the inaugural Who’s Who in GLBT Columbus. Guests mingled, wined, and dined before entering the theater for the official book launching and special performance of Holiday Hoopla XX.