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Columbus Mega Winter Weekend 2014 – Vol. 14

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Mega Winter Weekend 2014 – Vol. 14
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Happy Weekend! This weekend is packed with art openings, lots of new theatre shows, birthdays, films, bike rides, sales, and more! Have you been enjoying the Pets Week articles?

Thursday
The Phantom of the Opera is playing at the Ohio Theater, it’s a newly reimagined show, don’t miss it! Speaking of Broadway, the 2014-2015 season was announced, and season tickets are on sale! Stonewall Columbus is hosting free health and wellness events all this week. Whole Foods Market on Lane Avenue is turning one and having a birthday party all day. Wine on High is hosting a Sip N Shop. The Columbus Diaper Bank launches with a party at Woodlands Backyard. Short North Stage will be hosting a reading of The Performers. MadLab opens A Girl Named Destiny. It’s the last day to see The House of the Spirits at OSU. CATCO’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is playing. Bolsanadas has a popup restaurant inside the Hills Market Downtown. Available Light Theatre is asking for your help in selecting their next season’s body of work. Freckleface the Musical opens at Columbus Children’s Theater.

Friday
Bad Movie Nite is back at Studio 35 with a VHS party. Check out the Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880 – 1910 exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art. Robert Post: Post Comedy Theatre will be at the Lincoln Theatre. CATCO is Kids opens The Wolf Tales. There’s a fundraiser for the Columbus Literacy Council. The World Health Happy Hour is at Brothers Drake. Foreplay continues at Shadowbox Live. CityMusic hosts Buckwheat Zydeco at the Valley Dale Ballroom.

Saturday
Off the Grid is back at the Wexner Center. The Art of Lustron opens at Tacocat Gallery. The Ohio Roller Girls have their home opener against the Music City All Stars. Squared presents Playhouse at Victory’s Live. Opera Columbus shows Pirates of Penzance Saturday and Sunday. Cravings Carryout Cafe is having a grand opening celebration weekend. Lift a Mother Up, a benefit for the Columbus Diaper Coalition, is happening at Igloo Letterpress. Malabar Farm’s Maple Syrup Festival continues. Stratford Ecological Center has a Pancake Breakfast, rsvp required. Go on a Spiritual Journey with the Year of Yay bike ride. Dr. Bob Tesla presents the Season 3 premiere with Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, happening at the Gateway Film Center.  400 Winter Market returns. Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer is at Wall Street. PBJ & Jazz has the final winter season show at the Lincoln Theater with Aaron Scott, Dave Dewitt and Derek DiCenzo. The Big Easy storytelling series is at Strongwater. Attend the Glassquerade fundraiser for Glass Axis. Art Explorations for Kids is at OSU Urban Arts Space. Your favorite Short North sale, Reduction, is back at Seventh Son Brewing. Go on the AIDSWalk Bar Crawl. 101 Beer Kitchen starts their brunch. Ace of Cups hosts the Indie Comics Fair. Don’t forget about the time change! Spring forward!

Sunday
The Crest hosts a Fat Heads Beer Dinner. Studio 35 pairs Top Gun with beer from Founders Brewing Company. Donate unused children’s books to the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Madness & Lust continues at Shadowbox Live. The Gateway Film Center hosts a beer tasting and viewing of Rushmore. Check out the Torpedo Room. Harvest Bar & Kitchen has opened in Clintonville.

Feature image: Jennifer Barlup as The Vigil Ant, left to right, and Andy Batt as Dr.
DDT from MadLab Theatre’s A Girl Named Destiny by Rand Higbee. Photo by Michelle Batt.

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. And, please take a look through our newly launched Event Calendar to find even more! Thanks!

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