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Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2009 – Vol. 5

Anne Evans Anne Evans
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Another weekend loaded with things to do! Start your weekend early with The Wex Drive-In showing of The Wolf Man, or the CU Happy Hour at The Hills Market. Columbus Pride Festival is happening all weekend, events center around the Short North. The parade is on Saturday at 1pm. Stop by the Cultural Arts center for a special viewing of their Contemporary Quilt Exhibit on Sunday from 1-4:30pm. The 19th Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival is also going on this weekend at Franklin Park. Catch Available Light Theatre’s latest play God’s Ear before it is gone! Head out to Gahanna for the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival. Or if you want to go a little farther, head to Logan for the Washboard Music Festival. Or go just a little farther for the Slow Food Event in Athens. And don’t forget about the Actor’s Theatre in Schiller Park if you want to go on a picnic. PBJ & Jazz starts their summer series on Saturday in the Topiary Park. For more outdoor music, check out Rhythm & Art in Poplar Park on Friday evening. Also, don’t forget the fundraiser for Zoe Buyalos in Clintonville on Saturday. Or, you can help the Ohio Art League celebrate its’ 100th birthday. If geeky board games are more your thing, check out the Geekfest at Wild Goose Creative this weekend. Try to get one last dinner in at Handke’s before it closes. And of course, Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dads out there! Enjoy your weekend Columbus!

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  • Bear

    “Head out to Gahanna for the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival. Or if you want to go a little further, head to Logan for the Washboard Music Festival.”

    Or go just a little farther.

  • added to the post! thanks Bear!

  • Bear

    Thank you.  ;-)

  • Pedal Instead is at the Pride Festival this weekend. Don’t worry about traffic or parking!

  • mitchellosu

    VERY excited about the parade.

  • ShimmyKnocker

    Happy Pride Everyone!!!

  • pez

    Is there an admission for pride this year? Thought I read something about a possibility of it here.

  • ShimmyKnocker

    I believe they are asking for a $5 donation at the door; proceeds go to Stonewall Columbus for future Pride events.

  • actually they are 10 dollars as i got my wristband today. if its 5 at the door i will be pissed…lol

  • pez

    Does the $10 mean they won’t gouge on beer? Thinking of heading down for the parade and hanging for a bit, but I can’t justify paying $10 each for the two of us for the right to buy 2 $8 beers.
    $10 admission and $4 beers – cool
    no admission and $6 beers – OK
    $10 admission and $6/8 beers – too rich for my blood.

    Was a little surprised when at Comfest last year they wouldn’t let me use my No Planet/No Party mug from 2007, even after I said that I was recycling and that’s what the cup suggested. Not sure if that was a rule or just some pain in the ass beer lady.

  • Nicely done.

    These weekly posts are great.

  • Ugh. The amount of Kelly Clarkson and Cher remixes I will have to endure if I venture near High. I’ll pass, thanks.

  • AmyDub47

    Yes, come to Geekfest! I’ve written a couple sketches and will be performing in Sketch By Number 3.0 – we’re a group of OSU theatre students and recent grads who have been putting on this sketch comedy show for a couple years now, and 3.0 is our special “geek” edition. There’s a preview tonight at 10:30 p.m., pay-what-you-can, and a performance tomorrow night at 8 p.m. for $5. It’s a fun, audience interactive night, and the closing number will not disappoint! :)

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