Mega Winter Weekend 2014 – Vol. 15
The final winter weekend. Yay! What have you got planned? We have some contests coming online today, you can win tickets to comedian Mike Birbiglia, The 1975, St Vincent, The Wanted, Bombay Bicycle Club, the Gateway Film Center’s documentary week, and more! Check the contests page. Get signed up for the next tour of available office spaces if you’re thinking about Downtown for your business.
Tonight, Shadowbox Live opens their new show Bigger Than Jesus. There’s an opening reception for Visible/Invisible, a show by Creative Women of Color, and curated by Stephanie Rond (who has her own amazing collection). Jazz Arts Group presents Bravo, Benny! The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, through Sunday. The Columbus Blue Jackets take on San Jose Sharks. JCC Gallery Players present The Producers. The Phantom of the Opera continues through Sunday. The Columbus Auto Show is in town. CATCO’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change continues, and tonight only, there’s $20 rush tickets beginning at 6pm. State of Devotion has opened their new store Devotion in Grandview, take a look. The Columbus Childrens’ Theatre continues Freckleface Strawberry. CCAD hosts visiting scholar Bob Nickas. There’s a public open house on the Short North Parking Study at the Goodale Shelter House tonight.
It’s Pi Day! Celebrate at Pattycake Bakery by buying a slice of pie. Hammond Harkins Gallery hosts an opening reception for Art in Conversation: Three Women- Karen Snouffer, Laura Alexander and Sally Tharp. MadLab continues performances of A Girl Named Destiny, and stay for 3 in 30: Luck. Squared presents Jason Allen for Avalon Fridays. Check out Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show at the LC. Short North Stage presents A Cabaret without a Conscience. Funny Bone at Easton hosts Lil Duval all weekend. The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus presents Family Ties, Friday and Saturday. Entries for Ohio Shorts are due. Foreplay continues at Shadowbox Live. It’s the final weekend for CATCO’s The Wolf Tales. OSU Faculty Club hosts its 10th annual art auction. Check out AIA Columbus’ exhibit FitCity. Blooms and Butterflies has opened at the Franklin Park Conservatory and don’t forget to see Bruce Munro: Light before it’s gone. Denmark has opened in the old Yankee Trader space. It’s the final day to register your bird house designs! Frequinox gets you dancing. Lynd Fruit Farm has its final sale of the season. Fright Club returns to Studio 35 with The Loved Ones.
Are you looking for Girl Scout Cookies? Here’s some craft beer pairing ideas and Columbus Food League restaurants are carrying cakes by Jenny’s Cakes based on the cookies, call to check for availability. St Patrick’s Day events are going on. The Columbus Zoo hosts a job expo. Columbus Winter Farmers Market returns to the Charity Newsies building. Burlesque event Shakedown is happening at the Garden Theatre. Crafternoons is back at OSU Urban Arts Space. CS Gallery hosts an opening reception for Exposure, a photography exhibit. The Sci-Fi Marathon is happening at the Drexel, starting at noon, can you last 24 hours? There’s a book signing for Hold Me Like Ohio, Amy Turn Sharp’s collection of poetry, at Sassafras Bakery. New store Happy Go Lucky Her hosts a preview at the Green Olive on Saturday and Sunday. There’s a Red Light Green Light party at Old Bag of Nails Westerville. Columbus Cultural Arts Center presents Craig Matis’ art. Donate blood at the North Market. Blended Universe opens at the William H. Thomas Art Gallery. Little Rock hosts Too Darn Loud, Too Darn Irish! Fritz the Nite Owl returns to Studio 35 with The Goonies. Standup comedian Chris Paugh has a show at Wild Goose Creative. My Best Friends Party presents LeBOOM! featuring BREAK SCIENCE at Skully’s.
The Tinder Box at Easton hosts The Smoking Tent Event. The Gateway Film Center’s National Theatre Live show is War Horse. Artist Brian R. Williams has new drawings at the Bexley Public Library. Shadowbox Live has another showing of Bigger Than Jesus. Get your kids books to the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and if you have extra time, sign up to be a reading buddy and make a difference in a child’s life. The Crest hosts a breakfast and workshop for local growers.
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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