It will be sunny, but slightly cool. Happy Weekend everyone. What are you up to? This week started Dine Originals Columbus Week, have you gotten to try any menus yet? You only have until Sunday and there are so many to choose! Make sure you don’t miss out. World of Beer also opened at Easton if you haven’t been to check that out yet. Or go check out Manifesto or Natalie’s if you want something new. Get your Thanksgiving orders in if you are ordering items. We also have contests going to win a $50 Dine Originals Gift Certificate here, or enter to win a pair of tickets to the Found Footage Festival here.
Tonight, take advantage of shopping deals during the Russell Street Happy Hour in the Short North. Via Patina opens their popup shop Downtown. The Columbus International Film and Video Festival continues through Sunday. If you are into vampires, there are Twilight premieres happening at The Arena Grand and The Gateway Film Center. Go to GFC at noon if you want to watch it all! Did you register to tour Columbus’ first LEED Fire Station? Mustache items are on sale at Bink Davies through Friday, in support of Movember. There’s a special deal at the Hills Market on milk, eggs and bacon. Shadowbox Live’s Holiday Hoopla XXI opens tonight!
Listen to artist Donald Moffett give a talk at CCAD and see the new exhibit. Easton is lighting their Holiday Tree and Santa will be there to help out. Make sure you make time to see the Annie Leibovitz exhibit at The Wexner Center. Short North Stage continues with performances of the hilarious The Little Dog Laughed. Go on a musical journey through the 1960′s to benefit food pantries on Friday night. WildLights at the Zoo opens on Friday night and there is a special food drive partnership with the MidOhio FoodBank where you can get in free and get free parking if you bring in five items per person. The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting a Public Forum on the Future of Art on Friday and Saturday. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Cheek & Charm, a night of appealing and bright music, Friday through Sunday. The Wexner Center has more films from the Masters of Studio Ghibli on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There’s an artist reception for the OSU Faculty Club’s new exhibit by Joseph Taylor. Dance Uptown returns to Mershon Auditorium Friday and Saturday. Late Nite Wake UP! returns for its first live show of the season on Friday. Check out a new standup show 15 & Killin’ It at Wild Goose Creative.
Happy 5th Birthday to House Wine, who will be celebrating with cupcakes and $5 glasses of wine. There’s another edition of the 400 West Rich Winter Farmers Market on Saturday. Craftin’ Outlaws has your holiday gifts covered, check them out at the Gateway Film Center. CATCO is Kids has more performances of The Tales of Beatrix Potter Saturday and Sunday. Search for owls at Battelle Darby Creek. Grandview has a Holiday Bazaar happening. Go see some crazy and hilarious VHS tapes at the Found Footage Festival at The Drexel. Make Snow Globes at EcoFlora (rsvp first!). Christmas Tree sales begin at the North Market on Saturday. LeBoom is back at Skully’s with DJ Klever. The Clintonville Farmers Market is having a special Thanksgiving Harvest event. Go on the 11th Year of Yay Ride! Brezel is donating 15% of sales at the North Market on Saturday and Sunday to Movember. Off The Wall Comedy is featuring Dana Goldberg. Merry & Bright opens at the Franklin Park Conservatory, kicking off with a make your own glass ornament event. Celebrate Grilled Cheese at 400 West Rich on Saturday.
Did you get your RSVPs in to the Charcuterie tasting at Due Amici? ZenCha Downtown is hosting two Japanese Tea Ceremonies. Go hiking at Three Creeks to look for beavers. Latitude 41 has a special Fall Cocktail Dinner. If you’re not shopped out, there’s the Avant Garde Craft Show on Sunday. Jorgensen Farms has their Third Sunday Farm Dinner. Watch out for the Hot Chocolate 5K Downtown. Sunday is the last performance of La Boheme at Shadowbox’s Backstage Bistro. As always, Gateway Film Center is showing The Walking Dead. Or if you want to just stay home and unwindulax, check out WOSU’s documentary on Olde Towne East.
Enjoy your weekend!