You like art, you say? Well, you’ve picked a fantastic weekend to be in Columbus because we have lots of arts and crafts events going on this weekend. This weekend will also see many trees adorned with ornaments and lights. It’s my favorite time of year, with all of the pretty twinkling lights smiling and shining. Take our Best of 2012 Survey when you have a moment and get entered to win a great prize pack! Enjoy!
Tonight, pick up a couple of gifts during the Columbus Historical Society’s Annual Book Bash. MadLab opens their production of the Age of Bees tonight. The Wexner Center’s ZOOM Family Film Festival kicks off tonight and lasts through Sunday. Short North Stage has Comedy Tonight and we’ve got a discount for you. The King Arts Complex opens an exhibit on The Beauty of Dolls tonight. COTA is having a Rosa Parks tribute today and tomorrow. CATCO’s The 12 Dates of Christmas continues in Studio Three. The Story of My Life opens this weekend in Studio Two.
Celebrate one year of GROOVE at Exile on Friday night! The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has Holiday Pops Friday through Sunday. It’s the last weekend to shop at Via Patina. The Main Library has the Huntington Holiday Train on display once again. SegAway Holiday Tours are starting up Friday. The Holiday Tree at Frank Fetch Park gets its lights Friday night. The Grand Illumination happens on Friday at 5:30pm in Bicentennial Park. Columbus Commons begins their Holiday Fair. It’s opening night for Scrooge at TAPA Theater. FoodTrucks Giving is happening in Whitehall from 11am to 10pm. Lindsay Gallery opens their Self Taught Ohio show Friday night. Shadowbox Live has got the Santa Babies in Holiday Hoopla XXI. City Music presents the Silk Road Journey: An Evening of Indo-Persian Music and Dance at The Lincoln Theatre.
There’s a Winter Accessories Drive happening at the Columbus Winter Farmers Market on Saturday and you can win tickets to see Monster Trucks. Are you doing the Jingle Bell Run? 400 West Rich has another Winter Farmers Market going on. The CCAD Art Sale is happening on Saturday. Head over to the North Market for more shopping at the Holiday Open House and Craft Extravaganza, Saturday and Sunday. Visit Clever Crow Pizza before they close their location at North Market. Get an ugly sweater at CS Gallery. There’s a Crafty Mamas sale at Sprout Soup. Winterfair is also going on. Dance at Heatwave. It’s time again for Holiday Hop in the Short North! Quality returns to The White Room. Vinyl Frontier has live music starting at noon. Go to a Queen Tribute at the Bluestone (and help Project Zero!). Go to Columbus Commons for a Princess and Super Hero Cupcakes and Cocoa at 3pm. Tour the Snowden-Gray House.
Village Lights lights up German Village Sunday. Head to a free cocktail party at Erika Taylor Urban Spa first and take a free shuttle to German Village! Learn tricks to baking vegan at the Franklin Park Conservatory. If you are school shopping, go to the open house at the Columbus Academy. Catch The Walking Dead at the Gateway Film Center. Scrooge is at Shadowbox Live. Todd Oldham visits the Wexner Center to discuss and introduce “Charley Harper’s Animal Kingdom.”
And if you want even more tree lighting events, head to the Ohio Statehouse on Monday evening!
Enjoy your weekend!