We’re calling it. The Mega Summer Weekends have started. This is usually one of the biggest Saturdays of the year in Columbus. Enjoy!
Tonight, if you’re lucky and have tickets, you can catch Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith at Studio 35. It’s opening night of a new exhibit: Remembering Ding- The Political Cartoons of Jay N. “Ding” Darling at The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. It’s American Craft Beer Week and you can celebrate with beer related films tonight with Elevator Brewing Company at The Grandview Theatre. Learn what you can do about inequality in your life at The Lincoln Theatre (and grab a taco before!). The Dayglow party is happening tonight. ShadoxboxLive has performances of Cutting Room Floor through Saturday. Green Drinks is back tonight and is teaming up with Yay Bikes! for a bike month bar crawl, starting at Hal & Al’s. MadLab’s Theatre Roulette continues through Saturday. All you gentlemen, get FITTED at Old Familiar Barbershop.
Get your dancing shoes and head to 400 West Rich for NOIR, Squared’s 10th Anniversary Party, Celebrating a Decade in Dance. The Pearl Market is happening downtown on Friday. Rock on the Range starts Friday and goes until Saturday at Crew Stadium. You can also head to Nelsonville for the Music Festival, going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cause Collaborative, the annual event for non-profits is Friday. Support the Downtown Dog Park at Bark & Brew III. Short North Stage presents A Garden Variety Show featuring The Flotation Walls on Friday and Saturday at The Garden Theater. The Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series presents its season finale, “Raise Me Up!,” Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Harmony Project. The Wexner Center has their Spring Exhibitions Opening Celebrations and you have a chance to chat with artist Omer Fast. Fill your body with soul at Funkdefy. MadLab presents 3 in 30: Vegas Friday and Saturday.
Go find some cool things at the Village Valuables Sale in German Village. Are you running in the Race for the Cure? The 29th Annual 24 Hour Science Fiction Marathon is taking place at The Drexel and they’ve got some great Ohio premiers! Help out the Hudson Street Market on Saturday. Help out in Weinland Park at Roots & Roofs. Go to PINNED! a Motorcycle Throwdown at The Dude Locker. Go check out AleFest at Brewmaster’s Gate. Ohio’s newest sports team, The Ohio Machine has its opening lacrosse match Saturday. Support the North Market at The Apron Gala. Go on Year of Yay Bike Ride #5. The King Arts Complex has its 25th Anniversary Gala Saturday night. The Eco-Chic Craftacular returns Saturday and Sunday at Whetstone Park. Take the Dr. Mario High Score Challenge at Super Game Team. CATCO’s performance of The 39 Steps continues.
Pirates Weekend continues at The Santa Maria! Go see the new exhibit on ancient Rome at the Columbus Museum of Art, Marvelous Menagerie. See Reefer Madness. Dine outside at Jorgensen Farm’s Third Sunday Dinner. The Hoof Hearted Brewing Keg Leakin Weekend lasts until Monday. Fresh Air Djs in the park are at Franklin Park. The Clippers have games at home all weekend. Finish off your weekend with a free scoop of the month at an Ice Cream Social at Vienna Ice Café. Enjoy your weekend!
Please note: While every effort is made to include every wonderful weekend event, this list is not all-inclusive of what is happening in Columbus this weekend. If you have something great you’d like to share, please do so in the comments. Thanks!