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Mega Weekend – Holiday Movies, Shopping, Brunch & More

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend – Holiday Movies, Shopping, Brunch & More
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Welcome chilly winter! You have until tonight to enter to win a pair of tickets to The Disaster Artist at The Drexel. You can also still win tickets to Psychic Warfare World Tour. Shop our Holiday Shopping Guide, presented by Elm & Iron. Tickets are on sale for New Year’s Eve parties at Balboa and at Hadley’s, get your plans set early!

Thursday
Have you tried Momo Ghar at the North Market yet? Express has a grand opening for their Downtown Popup Shop for the holidays. CATCO and Deaf West present American Buffalo. Enjoy an evening of stories and song from Melanie, the First Lady of Woodstock at Notes. See Ohio Paper Folders at the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting tonight. Clintonville stores are having a Holiday Shop Hop. The Disaster Artist begins at the Drexel and some showings are doubled up with The Room. Make and Take an ornament at The Smithery and create memories for your tree. COSI’s After Dark focuses on the new Dinosaur exhibit. 1400 Food Lab hosts Kai’s Crab Boil – Pop Up. See the downtown holiday lights on a Segway Tour. The Drexel hosts a PJ Party and Hot Cocoa Bar with The Polar Express. Get all things cozy at a Hygge Party at 400 West Rich studios. See The Broken Crowns Tour featuring Matisyahu, Common Kings & Orphan at the Newport. The Wexner Center presents 4 Days in France. Speak Easy presents “I DON’T BELONG HERE”: Stories of Black Sheep, Oddballs and Misfits. Do The Holy Cheezus Challenge. Start a new tradition with Short North Stage during Christmas in Columbus: Return of the Elf. The Harmony Project moves to Nationwide Arena with The Concert for US. Holiday Hoopla continues at Shadowbox Live. BQIC & Friends have an End of the Year Social!

Friday
BalletMet’s The Nutcracker celebrates 40 years and begins performances at the Ohio Theatre. Kitezh continues at MadLab. There’s a wide range of Christmas Classics at the Gateway Film Center through the weekend. Glass Axis hosts their Holiday Glass Sale and Workshop. Columbus Editorial Society presents its premier fashion show. Festivus returns to 400 West Rich. Chromedge has an Open House. Suit up – SantaCon is happening in the Arena District. CATCO is Kids presents Madeline’s Christmas. Dave Koz has the 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour at the Palace Theatre. Available Light brings back How We Got On, showing at the Lincoln Theatre. Hebdo plays Brothers Drake Meadery. Repo Man is the Cult 101 movie at the Gateway Film Center. The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus begins their annual JOY! Concert.

Saturday
Shop Elm & Iron Clintonville’s Annual Holiday Open House. Take a trip to Hocking Hills. Rivet presents Winter Woes by Elise Loeb, a one day show at Blockfort, and there’s also the Barter Show & More the Merrier Holiday Open Studio. Make sure to stop in What the Rock?! before the close after the holidays. Get your gifts wrapped in the Short North. Evening hours have started at the Franklin Park Conservatory for Gardens Aglow. Shop the Gifts of the Craftsmen Holiday Sale. Santa visits Easton, and also the Herb Center in Gahanna, and at IKEA! The Holiday Trolley Hop returns to The Discovery District. Are you doing the One Warm Coat 4 Mile Run/Walk? Dance party tilt shift returns to Victory’s Live with Flaw. The Year of Yay bike ride focuses on giving. See the Huntington Train Display at the Main Library. There’s a Holiday Bazaar at Berwick Alternative School. Watch out for the 6th Annual Santa Speedo Dash for Diabetes! Old Skool has a Founders Brunch Tap Takeover. Shop the Vintage Toast holiday popup shop at The Daily Growler in German Village/Brewery District. Take a Holiday Watercolor and Letterpress Workshop with Yao Cheng at Igloo Letterpress. Check out the Columbus BBQ Club. Grandview Theater and Drafthouse has A Christmas Vacation Beer Tasting and a movie. See Cratchit at Shadwobox Live. Two Dollar Radio hosts a book launch for “The Boy Who Tried To Touch The Sun“. Imagine what musicians will be putting out in 20 years during Wrecka Playa – Album Art in 20 Years at Second Sight Project. Join Wild Goose for the first-ever Hot Plate Iron Chef. DJ Ororo plays Brothers Drake during HIPS. The Blue Jackets take on the Coyotes.

Sunday
Shop the Cheers Art + Music Market at Strongwater and pick up a fun coloring book with a wildlife theme by local artist and Creative Babes. Binge on Godless. Experience Beyond Impressionism at the Columbus Museum of Art. Find out more about the Youth Yoga Program. Shop the Westgate Businessworks Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Are you doing the Short North Scavenger Hunt? How We Got On moves to Wild Goose. Cratchit has another showing at Shadowbox Live. Learn about the Hidden History of African Americans in Bexley. Go on the Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour. Make sure to experience the Chinese Lantern Festival. ProMusica presents Beethoven’s Eroica at the Southern Theatre.

There’s always more in the Events Calendar! If you have something you want to highlight, post it in the comments!

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