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Mega Winter Weekend 2015 – Vol. 12

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Winter Weekend 2015 – Vol. 12Make a 4-Leaf Clover, Shamrock, or "Irish Shot Glass" at Glass Axis on Friday or Saturday and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a date! Photo via Glass Axis.
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The final Winter Mega Weekend! Looks like it is going to be warmer. Tickets are now on sale for Best Bites: Burgers at Brewmasters Gate presented by CU and Shadowbox Live and benefitting Community Kitchen Inc through The Columbus Foundation’s PowerPhilanthropy program, we hope to see you there! We have a special deal for Shadowbox Live’s production of Green Day’s American Idiot for that evening, but if you want see it a different time, save $10 with code CU10.

Thursday
Participate in Besa’s pet food and supplies drive by dropping off items at any Kaufman Development Community. See the work of Emerson Burkhart at the Ohio History Center. Indian Village Outdoor Education Center has a program for children to discover Ohio birds. Elm & Iron hosts a Ladies Night at their Powell store. Find out what the Columbus Police are doing on public policy at a meeting with Police Chief Kim Jacobs. NuLief Group hosts The First REACH Event to raise awareness for the prevalence of mental illness and addictions. Paint The Beatles at BBR Columbus. Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint has some karaoke with a FREQ dance party after. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents Side by Side, featuring John Clayton, Gerald Clayton and the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra all weekend. The Columbus Children’s Theater opens the regional premiere of Fancy Nancy the Musical. Funny and fresh play Trouble in Mind continues. You’d also enjoy On the Edge playing at Short North Stage. Thurber House Evenings present author Joseph Kanon at the Columbus Museum of Art. Spacebar has a night of live music.

Friday
collusion, a show combining the talents of Brian Reaume (painter, mixed-media crafter) and Chad Cochran (photographer) to chronicle abandoned homesteads and workplaces across the Ohio landscape opens at the Cultural Arts Center. Gallery 831 hosts an opening reception for Modern Primitiva: An Illumination. Boston Stoker Coffee Co has their grand opening. Lucky’s Market hosts a blood drive. Glass Axis hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Date Night. The Ohio State University Faculty Club’s 11th annual charity art auction at Faculty Club. The Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Oilers. See the musical fantasy, The Last OZ Story. Head to Actual Brewing for Actual Comedy: Hello, Darkness My Old Friend. Sex at the Box continues at Shadowbox Live. There’s a Local Music Showcase hosted by Lackluster at King Avenue 5. SRO Theatre presents Hair. Have you tried Red Velvet Café? Go to a SxSW Meetup at Groove U.

Saturday
Studio 35 kicks off Saturday Afternoon Fever with A Hard Day’s Night. The 32nd Annual Sci-Fi Marathon comes to the Drexel. It’s National Pi Day, get yourself a slice, and a special tshirt with Honeykiss Bakery. Go on the 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in the Park Street District. The Columbus Crew SC has their home opener against Toronto FC with more local food in the stadium. #MobilePhotoNow continues at the Columbus Museum of Art. Stonewall Columbus continues Health & Wellness month. Fado’s Irish Pub at Easton hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Party. COSI’s latest exhibit, Top Secret: License to Spy opens. Those with an older home may want to attend the Wood Windows Workshop put on by the Ohio Young Preservationists. Comedian Dustin Meadows brings his show, “How Have You Not Seen This?” to the Gateway Film Center and they will show Robocop. Yay Bikes continues their Year of Yay rides with an Underground Railroad theme. Oakland Nursery Columbus hosts a Spring Fling and the Columbus Winter Farmers Market will be there. Dublin hosts the Blarney Bash. Get Shamrocked at Park Street Cantina. Sneaker Freaks throw a March Madness Party at the Ohio Union. Malabar State Farm’s Maple Syrup Festival continues just this weekend. Watch out for the filming of I am Wrath. Urban Arts Space hosts Art Explorations for kids. Northwest Library hosts a Downton Abbey tea party. Hear chamber music while dining at the Refectory. Raise money for Make-A-Wish. The Big Easy, a night of epic stories, happens at Strongwater, and you can check out 400 Days art show. Dance at Body Language in the Brewery District.

Sunday
Orchids and Blooms and Butterfiles are on display at Franklin Park Conservatory. The Bosco Center hosts Brunch & Bowl. CATCO is Kids presents The Jungle Book. Gallery Players present Ragtime The Musical. Head to the Byrne’s Pub Irish Stew Cook-Off benefiting Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Whole Foods Market in Upper Arlington hosts a Brew Brunch with Irish beers. Go to an event with the salon industry’s top stylists.  Gateway Film Center has a beer tasting and a movie featuring Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Blue Jackets battle the Hurricanes. Cafe Bourbon Street hosts the Quality Times Record Tour. Plan out your St. Patrick’s Day!

Check out the Events Calendar for even more things to do, and if you have something you want to highlight, post it in the comments!

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