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Theatre Review: Available Light’s Hilarious and Painful Appropriate

Happy families have no place on the stage since King Lear and before. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, opening this weekend in a visceral, hot-blooded production directed by David J. Glover for Available Light, skewers the contemporary model of toxic-family play, sets it on fire, and illuminates ugly truths about the human condition from a fresh, surprising […]

Kondo-ing it Yourself: 36 Places to Donate Your Clutter in Columbus

The new Netflix TV show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” in which the best-selling author reintroduces her popular tidying techniques to a brand new audience, has shed a light on the cluttered lifestyles of the everyday family. If you’re following Kondo’s method, you may be inspired to donate the stuff no longer “sparking joy.” Of […]

Nelsonville Music Festival Announces First Headliner for 2019

Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) is coming back for its 15th year, and Death Cab for Cutie is the first headliner to be announced. The festival, hosted by the historic non-profit theater Stuart’s Opera House, will take place at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville. It spans four days, June 6-9, 2019. […]

TV Review: “Sex Education” as Sweet as it is Sexy

If you’ve seen any of the ads for the new Netflix series Sex Education, you’ve likely recognized only one of the actors: Gillian Anderson. Her presence alone brought of lot of fans to the series. But while you may come for the Gillian Anderson, you’ll stay for all the feels. That is, if you can […]

Huli Huli Tiki Lounge & Bar Opening Soon in Powell

Tiki’s in the midst of a comeback, one of many its had since its first appearance in the 1930s. Huli Huli will be the latest bar to enter the central Ohio tiki scene, opening in Powell at 26 W. Olentangy St. next weekend. Huli Huli General Manager Nate Howe says their goal is to recreate […]

Glass, Shoplifters and Mad Fraternities in Theaters

M. Night Shyamalan brings his comic book trilogy to a close in every conceivable theater in Columbus. Meanwhile, over at the Wex the likely Oscar contender for best foreign language film rolls, while Gateway showcases the adverse effects (what?!!) of hazing. Glass by George Wolf M. Night Shyamalan has been grappling with expectations for nearly […]

Young’s Jersey Dairy Celebrates 150 Years

Although Young’s Jersey Dairy has been operating for over a century, it wasn’t until the past few decades that the farm became a destination attraction. One of the owners, Dan Young, said a good number of their customers travel from an hour away or more. Located just outside of Yellow Springs, the farm is a […]

Self-Driving Shuttle Planned for Linden

A second self-driving shuttle could be roaming the streets of Columbus as soon as this fall. Smart Columbus has announced plans to establish a route in Linden for a vehicle that would function like the Smart Circuit shuttle that started operating downtown in December. The new route would connect the St. Stephens Community House, at […]

Gymboree Closing All Stores With Second Bankruptcy Filing

For the second time in two years, Gymboree is filing for bankruptcy. The first filing in 2017 shuttered 350 stores as the company looked to right-size its operations, but this week’s news comes with a much heavier toll as all 800+ Gymboree locations are expected to shutter. The company cited a decline in the brick-and-mortar […]

The 3 Money Resolutions You Should Actually Keep

It happens every year: the glittery ball drops and the “new year, new you” talk begins. You promise yourself to save more money, lose twenty pounds, eat more veggies, spend more time with family, etcetera. And while you mean well, statistics show you’ll probably give up on your new goals before the snow has melted. […]

GCAC Selects Local, International Exchange Artists for Residency Program

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) has selected artists for its new “Space & Time” residency program, including two German artists and 10 local residency participants selected from Cart Pushers Studio Residency. The German artists were selected as part of the council’s annual international artist exchange, a partnership started in the mid-’90s where artists in […]

Mega Weekend – Top Events Happening This Weekend in Columbus
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Here’s to the weekend! Here’s a rundown of things for you to do to make the most of your weekend. There are events happening for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you are a federal employee, check out these area deals to help through the crisis. The Sweet Treats Dessert Festival tickets are selling quick! Stay safe through […]

Forty’s Chicken & Waffles Returns to Old North Arcade

For the last three years that Old North Arcade has been around, owner Ben Morgan has watched as food from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Ray Ray’s, Hounddogs and elsewhere came into his bar. Either on a typical Friday or Saturday night, or during a corporate event, wedding reception, or engagement party, “everyone always brings in […]

Plan for Prominent Corner on West Side Spurs Debate

A plan to develop six acres of vacant land at the corner of West Broad Street and Georgesville Road received zoning approval from the city’s Development Commission last week. Timothy Ryan, who is representing the buyer of the property – BSTP Midwest – said that the plan calls for a Thornton’s gas station, a hotel […]

Businesses Offer Deals for Federal Employees Affected by Shutdown

The government shutdown has entered its 26th day, and since Friday, 800,000 federal employees are living without an income. For those located in Central Ohio, and beyond, there are businesses offering some relief. Below is a list of known deals and offers from local and national companies. Let us know if we missed any! “A […]

Balanced Yoga Rebrands to GIVE Yoga and Expands
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Saturday, January 19, 2019 is the reveal for the big, new GIVE Yoga space at 3520 N. High St. Leah Westwater, owner of GIVE (formerly Balanced Yoga), and her GIVE Yoga team have been working on this studio expansion for over two years.   “It has been really complicated, but I like solving challenges,” said […]

Restaurant Review: East Coast Pizzeria

East Coast Pizzeria sounds like the name of a big pizza chain. It probably is the name of a pizza chain, somewhere. But it’s also the name of a locally owned pizza joint just north of Morse Road. Although the digs are modern, it’s got an old-school, familiar feel. There’s a big list of options that […]

Columbus Makes Art Presents Jewelry Artist Hannah Hoffman
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Over 150 artists will be selling their handcrafted work at Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 25th-annual Art Studio Clearance Sale. Several local artists will be on hand, including Columbus jewelry artist Hannah Hoffman, who has been participating in the sale for several years. We talked to Hannah about her art prior to the opening of the Clearance […]

Flux + Flow Brings Barre to the Bar
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“Barre at the Bar is a way for us at Flux + Flow to share our passion for dance out in the community,” says Russell Lepley-Pelacchi, co-owner of Flux + Flow dance and yoga studio in Clintonville.     “Ballet may sound intimidating but our mission is to make ballet accessible and enjoyable for all people of all body […]

Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Eventually, there’s going to be a point in this discussion where Giannios Candy Company gets accolades and raves. But at first blush, it’s excellence feels like a cruel reminder of all that is wrong in the mass-market chocolate candy world. If you’ve been around here very long, you know that things don’t have to be […]

Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Council Selects Replacement for Jaiza Page Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney, to fill the seat vacated by former member Jaiza Page. “We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin in a press […]

Short North’s Cub Shrub Closing its Doors

After just over three years in the Short North, children’s boutique Cub Shrub, 749 N. High St., is closing its doors. A firm closing date hasn’t been set, but the store will remain open at least through the end of the month. It’s not the end of the Cub Shrub brand, though. The Grandview location, which launched in April […]

Fleur’s Dream Supports Homeless Through Harsh Winter Season

As we move deeper into the winter season, the area’s homeless, numbering over 58,000, are needing more support. Lower temperatures usually drive more people to the counties’ shelters, filing them to capacity, and forcing the overflow onto the streets. Individuals need socks, gloves, hand and foot warmers, warm meals, winter jackets, blankets, lotion and other […]

Planned Parenthood Leaders Weigh in on the State of the Reproductive Rights Movement

Iris Harvey and Leana Wen are navigating some tricky political waters. On the state level, Harvey leads as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio against anti-abortion attacks from the state’s succession of conservative legislators and governors. And on the national level, Wen, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, oversees a […]

Photos: The Second Annual Big Bacon Bash

The second annual Big Bacon Bash was a sold out, bacon flavored extravaganza.

Join us on Sunday, February 3rd!

CLICK HERE for tickets and details