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MegaWeekend – Dazzle Your Valentine With A Trip to The Theatre or Ballet

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill MegaWeekend – Dazzle Your Valentine With A Trip to The Theatre or BalletPhoto courtesy of BalletMet and photographer Jennifer Zmuda.
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It’s nearly Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re solo or coupled, there are plenty of events to celebrate friendship, true love, and the city you love. Win a Pair of Tickets to 100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie and Special Jam Session or Kelsea Ballerini!

Thursday, February 8th:

Don’t miss the best in Columbus’s art scene at Tim Harding “Shining Seas,” In the Forefront: Emerging Ohio Artists, How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD, I Felt, You PaintLines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper and Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge, Gallery exhibition, “VLNS NVR DIE,” by Columbus artist Grant Gilsdorf, All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion, Quilt National 2017, and Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics. Suit up for another The Beekeeper’s Year 1-Beginner Basics. Get ready for Restart Reggae at Two Truths, or take a trip with Eddie George in The Broadway Hit Musical, ‘Chicago.’ Don’t forget to visit the annual Blue Jackets Winter Park and Franklin Park Conservatory’s Orchids: Utopia. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month with The CML. Feeling stressed? Color Your Way Calm. Comedian Nate Bargatze visits the Columbus Funny Bone. Get wild at the Wild Winter Social & University Affair. Cozy up with your sweetie for the Chocolate Walk, or release some tension at the Photo Therapy Session: Abstracting & Relaxing. Continue the mellow at Cocktails and Candles – Mixology meets Scentology. Grab your mat for [email protected] or a smock for Pottery Open Studio at Dublin Community Rec Center. Columbus State Community College Presents: Courageous Conversations Women’s Voices series, tonight’s from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. featuring Yvette McGee Brown on the topic, “Follow Black Women.” Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series continues with Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, and Carrie Yamaoka. Relive “The Dream,” at Shadowbox Live. Promowest presents Enter Shikari. Backstage at The Lincoln presents the Local Visual Artist Showcase. Grab your brushes for the Open Paint Party at Terra Gallery, or listen and learn with Author Gregory Boyle to Present at Ohio Dominican. It’s Trivia Night at World of Beer. Don’t miss FFN’s Date Night 2018. Promowest and WCBE present Lotus. Take a seat for “The Performers,” at Short North Stage. Don’t miss They Might Be Giants at The Newport, or get personal with The Vagina Monologues. Party down with Mija- Never B Alone Tour at Dahlia Bar and Lounge, or Jordan Kirk Vinyl Release featuring Rowe / Small Songs / Friends at Brothers Drake Meadery.

Friday, February 9th:

Take a moment to see what’s on display at Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850-1950 From the Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom Collection at The Columbus Museum of Art or visit Highline Coffee for Brittni Hall: Abstracts. Join the conversation with Councilmember Stinziano Community Hours or the Weekly Art Talks: Conversations & Coffee at the Cultural Arts Center. There’s another great exhibit at ROY Spectrum: Liz Roberts, Mark Reamy, Scott Goss and Nate Ricciuto. Learn to make a Valentine’s Candy Bouquet, or catch some live music: Ryan Smith Performs at The Joseph. CD102.5 presents Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The Columbus Performing Arts Center welcomes Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry for a production of The Colored Section. Keep the fire burning at The Fight Is Not Over! Stay The Course! Celebrate community and music at the Lost Weekend Records 15th anniversary. Ready for more? The Bob Marley Tribute Tour 2018 presented live by The Ark Band. Unwind and uncork at Fabulous Fridays at Wyandotte – Live Music by Annie Hawe. Get ready for Shadowbox Live: EPIC. Take a moment to create something lovely at the Open Paint Party at Terra Gallery. It’s time for A Place in Time with XYZ. The Curtain Players present Lettice and Lovage, and CATCO Presents: Daddy Long Legs. Don’t miss the incredible ‘Giselle’ World Premiere, Presented by BalletMet, and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Russian Winter Festival II: Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff. Get the gang together for the Park Street 3-Bar Block Party, then Brothers Drake welcomes Midnight Orchid and the Robert Mason Trio. Feel free to chuckle at ComedySportz Columbus.

Saturday, February 10th:

Root down with Taiji For Balance Teacher Training, or bring the kids to Family Classic Movies at COSI. Make a difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and get some fresh air at the Polar Hike Series: Avery Park and the 45th Annual Winter Hike Series: #9 Highbanks. Become the barista at ESPRESSO: Introduction to Preparing Espresso and Espresso-Based Beverages at the Roasting Annex on Fourth Street, and find the best winter foods at Swainway Saturdays. Keep rolling with the Year of Yay: WINTER SPORTS with Yay Bikes! and Franklinton Cycle Works’ Bike School: Brakes. It’s time for the 3rd Annual Live, Love, Laugh Valentine’s Brunch at Copious as well as the Earthy Herbal Garden Series at The Ohio Herb Education Center. The Ohio Craft Museum presents Art + Mindfulness. Learn more about the pour at the Free Informative Winery Tour at RockSide Winery. The Martin de Porres Center invites guests to a special Keepsake Mini Journals Art Workshop. Don’t miss the Wine Education Series: Wine Tasting, Sensory Exercise, and Smart Buying Guidelines at Savoir Cooking + Wine. Barnes and Noble on Tremont welcomes guests for Beyond the Castle Book Signing, and Saturday Cinema Classics continues with “Casablanca,” at Studio 35. Visit a special book-signing with James Beard Award Winner Adrian Miller at Market District, or listen to Live Music at RockSide Winery w/ Peter Conrad.  Join the exploration with Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour featuring bars in the Short North. Ready to get fit with your sweetheart? Try out this Couples Aerial Workshop at Infinity Aerial or Partner Yoga at Flux + Flow in Clintonville. Freedom a la Cart hosts Eat Up! Columbus. Oh My! Events invites guests to enjoy a very special Plate & Pour – Valentine’s Day Edition. CD102.5 and Promowest present Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Catch Badfish: a Tribute to Sublime, or the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils. World-famous comedian Gallagher comes to the Northland Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a night of music and MAGIC GIANT at A&R Music Bar. Victory’s Live presents Tilt Shift // February // Midislut. Ready to dance it out before Valentine’s Day? Join The 2018 Broken Hearts Masquerade Ball. Relive the glory of both Shakespeare and the 90s with Romeo + Juliet at The Grandview Theater and Drafthouse.

Sunday, February 11th:

Get moving with a free ACRO Yoga at Athleta Easton. Celebrate your love at the Valentine’s Bazaar at Rickenbacker Woods or find new love at For the Love of Our Cats. Make something special for your amour at Make & Take Metal Stamping Event. Get some fresh air at the 45th Annual Winter Hike Series: #10 Glacier Ridge. “It’s what bwings us togever.” Princess Bride Beer Tasting. Shadowbox Live brings The Dream to audiences. Trace the life of your home at Date Your House Workshop. Jewelry and Accessories Swap at Global Gifts. Gather your gals for Galentine’s Day Craft Party. Brothers Drake welcomes Hayley Sabella / Hello Emerson / WYD. Promowest welcomes flor // co.yh North American Tour.

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