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44 Things to Do in Columbus This Weekend

Anne Evans Anne Evans 44 Things to Do in Columbus This WeekendPhoto by Mark Spearman.
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Winter is still rolling along, although you are in for some nice temperatures to do some outdoor activities this weekend! We’ve got a bunch of new contests for you to win tickets to PromoWest shows, plus CATCO’s Sex with Strangers. Don’t wait much longer to get tickets to Best Bites Sweet Treats – have you seen all the newly added treats you’ll get to taste?

Thursday
Samson, A Men’s Emporium hosts their grand re-opening Open House. Short North Stage’s performances of Hand to God have been selling out, have you seen it yet? Artists, apply to be a part of GCAC’s Open Studio and Stage. The Winter Park ice skating and more continues. Dom Irrera appears at the Funny Bone. Trapped Columbus starts some new escape room themes. Tell COTA your thoughts on transforming mobility. Weiland’s Market hosts a cheese tasting. CATCO’s performances of Sex with Strangers begin. Head to Wild Goose for the Columbus Queer Open Mic. The Bodyguard has been showing at the Ohio Theatre. Evolutionaries continues at Shadowbox Live. MadLab continues performances of FFN’s Date Night. The Vagina Monologues plays through Feb 18 at Columbus Civic Theater, although it is selling out, so call ahead! Today, #DayWithoutImmigrants is gaining traction throughout the nation.

Friday
Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative begins on Friday with Dear Piqua. Head to Otterbein to see Top Girls. See fiber artist Char Norman’s work at the Cultural Arts Center. Princess Mononoke shows at the Gateway Film Center. Bottoms Up Coffee Co-op hosts another round of Poetry + Coffee. Blue Jackets take on the Penguins. Body Heat continues at Shadowbox Live. Hear all new material from your favorite local comedians at New Noise! The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus performs their latest show, VOX: As Seen on TV. The CSO invites you to an All Mozart show at the Southern Theatre. Catch the Queens & Weiner show at Dirty Frank’s Westgate. Damn, Girl! has another edition at Skully’s.

Saturday
Are you going to Mix & Shake, a one-of-a-kind spirits event at North Market? Si Señor opens their Grandview location on Saturday. Columbus celebrates its boxing legends at a special event at the Barack Recreation Center. Check out what’s new at the CMA. Stonewall hosts a hike at the Scioto Audubon. There’s an encore screening of Love, Dance at the Gateway Film Center. Wolfgang Gartner has a show at Dahlia. Do the Fight for Air Climb. The King Arts Complex hosts Aminah Robinson Day. Go on Winter Hike #11 at Three Creeks Metro Park. Buffalo Exchange celebrates their grand opening with Ray Ray’s. Enjoy Crafternoons at OSU Urban Arts Space. Learn what to do with your essential oils. Grandview Avenue hosts a Block Hop with a chili cookoff at Balboa. Studio 35′s Saturday Cinema Classics continue with Goldfinger. 934 Gallery hosts artist Joshua Penrose for a closing talk. Ryan Smith plays RAM Brewery. It’s Mardi Gras Madness with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Express LIVE! Hear Ladies Sing the Blues: Songs & Sounds of The Harlem Renaissance at the Lincoln Theatre. Time for another Word Up! at Little Rock Bar.

Sunday
Take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join Dabble & Stitch’s block of the month club. Find yourself a copy of Doug Powhida’s book. Enjoy the beauty of orchids at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Ray Brooks plays while you brunch at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza. See Broken Whispers at Shadowbox Live. We’re hearing The Princess Bride and beer tasting at Studio 35 is sold out, do you have tickets? Do Winter Hike #12 at Slate Run Metropolitan Park. ProMusica’s Brass Quintet hosts a family concert. The Blue Jackets take on the Predators. Celebrate the music of Central Asia at Otterbein University.

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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