I cannot believe it is already Thursday, but here we are and the weekend is here. fRESHSTREET Yakitori is closing up shop in Double Happiness, so if you’ve always wanted to try that, get there by Saturday. We’ve got a few ticket giveaways going on with Promowest, so get entered for those. Columbus-area Panera Bread restaurants are selling cookies to benefit Autism Speaks. Plan your summer festival calendar. Tickets are on sale for the Columbus Historical Society’s bus tours.
Tonight is the grand opening of The Pint House. The Decorator’s Show House is open and the Dine Originals Cafe is ready to serve you lunch, or make reservations for their special dinner series. Broadway’s War Horse continues through Sunday at the Ohio Theatre. The Columbus Comedy Festival starts tonight at Wild Goose and runs through Saturday. Available Light Theatre is hosting their season announcement party at Brothers Drake. The Wexner Center hosts an Unforgettable Evening with Natalie Cole. Enjoy an earth week dinner at the Worthington Inn. Explorer’s Club is hosting a Samuel Adams beer tasting event. Zack Baird is performing comedy at The Green Room. See Passing Strange in the main auditorium of the Garden Theater. The Hills Worthington is hosting a wine and cheese event. Author Eric Litwin of Pete the Cat will be doing readings. The theatre department at Columbus State is putting on a free show of Six Degrees of Separation at the Lincoln Theatre through Saturday. Viva Vagina continues at Shadowbox Live. St. James Tavern has Beer & Soup for the Soul. And there’s a ZombieWalk benefit happening at Circus.
If you knew Chris Lane, who was a “force of nature for MadLab and the Columbus theatre and improv communities and unexpectedly passed away, there will be a celebration of his life on Friday. There is a Game of Thrones convention happening Friday through Sunday at Ravenwood Castle. BalletMet continues performances of The Little Mermaid. The Ohio Dance Festival and Conference is going on through Sunday. It’s the last day to get applications turned in if you’d like to apply to be the executive director of the Short North Alliance. Go dancing during Groove at Exile. It’s the last weekend to see A Streetcar Named Desire. It’s also the final weekend to see artwork by Craig Carlisle at the Sharon Weiss Gallery. Taboo continues at Shadowbox Live. Brother’s Drake has live music and a new flavor of mead, Ginger Verve. Go see Mud or Oblivion. The Gateway Film Center is hosting the Ohio Young Professionals Weekend and Leadership Conference Friday and Saturday. Get a deal on coffee at The Actual Brewing Company. Celebrate the 228th birthday of John James Audubon at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center – CAKE!
The last home match for the Blue Jackets is against the Predators, and their run for the playoffs. Your favorite Short North Sale Reduction is happening at La Fogata. The Crew takes on DC United. The Earth Day Celebration is happening at Columbus Commons and Jeni’s is having their grand opening of their new shop there. The BIA Condo Quest is Saturday and Sunday. Opera Columbus presents Opera Atelier in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. It’s Duckling Day at the Whetstone Library. McGuffey Lane is at the Hollywood Casino. It’s the last indoor Worthington Farmers Market of the season. Rowe is having a trunk show with Svee. It’s the last day to see Brian Reaume artwork, Coastal Refugees. Are you signed up for Crafty Night Out at Wholly Craft? Sean Carney’s Blues for a Cure spring show is at Woodland’s Backyard. Historic downtown Grove City presents a Night on the Town. Do the Diabetes Fun Walk, or the Roadrunner Run. BassJam is taking over Skully’s. 400 West Rich has a farmer’s market. Participate in Paint-A-Palooza. ProMusica has a Tour of the Baroque concert. ROF Fashion presents Behind the Mask. Listen to the musical group, The Magpie Consort Saturday or Sunday. There’s a reception for the Idea Lab happening at OSU Urban Arts Space. O-Gee is back at Fabric Lounge. Arcade Super Awesome is having a party before they move to their new location.
It’s the last day to check out Mindbender Mansion and the Amazing Mazes at COSI. Head to the Columbus Museum of Art to see the Rothko show, and also check out In the Box: Mobile Experiences. Underland is at Shadowbox. The new Seasoned Farmhouse has a class about the wonder of eggs. Off the Wall Comedy at Wall Street presents Ian Harvie. See Chris Mann at the Lincoln Theatre. Enjoy music from The Lion King in Powell. The Food Truck & Cart Hop at Hal & Al’s starts up again.
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