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Mega Weekend: 50 Ways to Warm up your St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend: 50 Ways to Warm up your St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
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It’s back to being chilly and cold! Tickets are on sale for ALL THINGS BRUNCH! Have you tried the new Veronico restaurant? Enter to win tickets via PromoWest Live to: Gucci Mane, Two Door Cinema Club, In This Moment: HALF GOD/HALF DEVIL TOUR, and Vince Staples.

Thursday
Pecha Kucha celebrates 10 years and 40 talks, with an event at the Idea Foundry. Short North Stage presents a staged reading of The Normal Heart throughout the weekend. Keep celebrating black art with Holler’s month long event lineup. Blooms and Butterflies and Fairy Gardens continue at Franklin Park Conservatory. Global Gifts begins their fair trade Oriental rug event. The Gateway is putting on a March Madness contest. Little Rock Bar hosts a comedy happy hour. Do you know your rights as a protestor? basi Italia welcomes Lede Family Wines for a special wine dinner. Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Florida Panthers. Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton & The Big Band Explosion perform at the Southern Theatre. Columbus Queer Open Mic features Apollo Akembe.

Friday
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, watch the parade downtown at noon! COTA asks, have you thanked your driver lately? The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus performs Heroes at the Lincoln Theatre through the weekend. Beauty and the Beast plays at the Grandview Theater. Sketchy Sex continues at MadLab. The St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl is happening in Granville. Go to a Sit & Stitch at Yarn it & Haberdashery. Onyx Productions presents ROHO at the Van Fleet Theatre. The Queens & Weiner Show puts on The St. Patty’s Day Edition at Dirty Franks West. There’s more St. Patrick’s Day happenings at Easton, Hills Market Downtown, Lineage Brewing, and Claddaugh’s. There’s a bar crawl happening around the Short North Parlour Room. Enjoy some poetry and coffee at Bottoms Up Coffee Co-op. Evil Dead The Musical begins at Club Diversity. Body Heat continues at Shadowbox Live. Catch Candlebox at the Newport. See performances of Art in Motion. 80s Synth Worship dance party Laser Beam is at Ace of Cups. Damn, Girl is back at Skully’s.

Saturday
Don’t miss the Ohio Roller Derby’s home season opener! The 24-hour Science Fiction Marathon begins at noon! AIDS Walk Central Ohio hosts a bar crawl. The Columbus Symphony presents Pixar in Concert. Big Brother is hosting an open casting call at Barrel on High. Visions from India continues at The Pizzuti Collection. The Spring Fling continues at Oakland Nursery. Race in the St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler. Dublin hosts a big parade for St. Patrick’s Day. The retired plant sale is Saturday and Sunday at Franklin Park Conservatory. There’s a Madness themed bar crawl in the Park Street area. Visit with Councilmember Stinziano. Jewelweed Floral Studio invites you to make a Macrame Plant Hanger. Learn ways to handle difficult conversations on race and racism. Bon Jovi plays Nationwide Arena. Dance at Swank at the Big Room Bar.

Sunday
There’s a special Back to the Future event happening in the 4th and Main District. Stop in the Wexner Center for their current art exhibits. There’s a bicycle swap meet at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Make string art. The Malarkey Ensemble plays Natalie’s. Attend a tree grafting workshop. The Grange Insurance Audubon Center hosts a Spring Equinox Hike. Broken Whispers continues at Shadowbox Live. Enjoy an evening of spoken word by Cypher. Take in a Nat King Cole tribute at the McCoy Center. Drink sauerkraut juice. Savor over the menus lined up for Dine Originals Restaurant Week, which begins on Monday.

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