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This Summer’s Guide to Movies to Watch Under the Stars
outdoor movie this summer

It’s summertime again and that means the outdoor movie schedule is getting started. This summer has a great range of family friendly movies, movies perfect for date nights, movies to go watch with a group of friends, and more. The Topiary Park celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. The Gateway is also showing […]

New Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Grant Avenue

Next week, the Downtown Commission will review the latest proposal for new apartments in Downtown’s Discovery District. Representatives with local developer Pizzuti have submitted plans to convert a surface parking lot at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Grant Avenue into a five-story mixed-use apartment building. If constructed as planned, the new building at […]

Genies, Supervillains, Shadows and Smart Girls Gettin’ Nutty in Theaters

Aladdin by George Wolf Stepping in for Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin was always going to be a thankless task, but while everyone was busy debating the casting of Will Smith, the director’s chair went largely unnoticed. Could Guy Ritchie, who’s evolved from rough and tumble British crime capers (Snatch) to both big […]

Local Men’s Grooming Products Company Opening Store & Yoga Studio

Part yoga studio, part retail shop, Cliff Wellness Yoga & Apothecary celebrates its grand opening in Marble Cliff on Monday, June 3. Located at 2125 W. Fifth Ave., the address creates a physical storefront for Cliff Original, as well as a number of other local brands. Jared Friesner launched men’s grooming products company Cliff Original […]

First Look: Roosevelt Coffee House at Gravity

Roosevelt Coffee House at Gravity is now open. With now double the locations, Founder Kenny Sipes says they’ll hopefully have twice the impact.  “If we can give $111,000 in four years in one shop, then hopefully we can give another $111,000 in another shop, and another $111,000, and it’ll hit half a million in 10 […]

Art of Yoga Restructures Programming
Art of Yoga studio

“We really want affordable yoga in Downtown Columbus and the Franklinton area,” said Jordan Davis, director of the non-profit Art of Yoga at 566 W. Rich St. “I strongly believe that we can help so people many achieve well-being thru movement and other arts,” she says. “We have great teachers and classes that are very […]

Mega Weekend – Peonies, Strawberries, and Raves!
grilling out in columbus

Welcome to a weekend full of fun events of things to do in Columbus. Take a look at some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists below. FESTIVALS -Have fun at the Columbus Psych Fest-Go to the Village Pets Fest-Attend Jeni’s Strawberry Jam-The Asian Festival is at Franklin Park-The Peony Fest is sold out!-Go to the Utica Ice […]

Yoga and the Sacred Shimmy of Tribal Dance
Tribal Dance in columbus

There are fake diamonds. There are real diamonds. Then there are those who show you how to see the sparkle in the dance of life regardless of the glass. Angie Never is one of those special kinds of teachers, and she has opened her own dance and yoga studio to share tribal dancing in Columbus, […]

Restaurant Review: Short North Goody Boy

The Short North’s upward spiral has reached the iconic Michael’s Goody Boy. The establishment has long hosted a landmark-quality sign, replete with a giant, luminous, yellow arrow. If not visible from miles away, it’s certainly visible from a decent-sized block. The signage has long held promise of some sort of adventure. In recent years, however, the […]

Photos: L7 at Express Live!

Legendary punk-metal power-chord rockers L7 played a surprisingly undersold Express Live! on Wednesday night for the first time since their reformation. The once trailblazing all-female four-piece knocked out cuts from their long history to a slightly well aged, yet enthusiastic audience. Reunited since 2014 after a long hiatus, long time members Suzi Gardner, Donita Sparks, Jennifer Finch and Demetra […]

Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Actor’s Theatre’s Amanda Phillips
Amanda Phillips in an Actors’ Theatre of Columbus of Macbeth.

Amanda Phillips is an actor, director and educator. She has worked in New York, Los Angeles, and in various regional theaters. Recent Columbus credits include Red Herring Productions’ DIRT, Columbus Civic Theatre’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and Actors’ Theatre’s 2018 production of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth. This year Amanda is in the director’s chair for […]

M at Miranova Closing for Renovations

M at Miranova is closing this weekend, but it’s only temporary. The Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ marquee restaurant and bar is celebrating its 18th anniversary, and in celebration, it’ll undergo an extensive remodel. The restaurant will close after dinner service on Saturday, May 25, with a reopening date set for June 18. M at Miranova will […]

Chicago-Based Sono Wood Fired Coming to Easton Town Center

Sono Wood Fired is bringing its first location outside of Chicago to Easton Town Center. Located in the North District at 4055 The Strand West, Sono Wood Fired will neighbor Athleta and the newly opened Shake Shack. An opening is expected in fall of 2019. Sono Wood Fired is owned by Chicago restaurant group Good […]

Local Studio Unveils Public Art Piece at OhioHealth

A public art piece contracted by OhioHealth for its new administrative office has been unveiled. The sculpture, titled “Beacon,” was installed in mid-May on the campus of the new administrative office, off of North Broadway just east of Olentangy River Road. Canneto Studios, who most recently designed a suspended, public art sculpture for The Castle […]

Photos: Columbus Joins Abortion Ban Protests Nationwide

On May 21, protesters nationwide joined together for the #StopTheBans rally, to stop state abortion bans passing across the country. In Columbus, protesters gathered outside of Gov. Mike DeWine’s office at 77 S. High St., before moving the demonstration to the front steps of the Ohio Statehouse. In April, Gov. DeWine signed Senate Bill 23, […]

Short Order: Block’s Bagels

Block’s Bagels has long been the local Columbus headquarters for bagels — real bagels. The business made its debut as a modest bagel stop here in town back in 1967. This was well before before bagels were a mainstream midwestern snack. Over the years, bagels have grown in popularity, and perhaps waned a bit too, as […]

Photos: Urban Living Tour 2019

The Spring 2019 Urban Living Tour showcased new townhouses, condos and apartments around the city of Columbus on Sunday, May 5. Over 800 potential home buyers and new residents explored the Short North to the South Side and all the neighborhoods in between. It was a beautiful day to enjoy rooftop views, decks, pools, and […]

SWACO Releases Plan to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030

In September of 2018, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, otherwise known as SWACO, developed the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative to unite organizations in a common goal of reducing food waste in central Ohio. The initiative, which includes more than 60 organizations, businesses, schools and nonprofits, came together to form solutions to prevent […]

Piper Perabo Talks Feminism, Intersectionality and Local Elections

Piper Perabo was always a feminist, she says, but it was only within the last few years that her feminism became active and intersectional.  As a white woman with a suburban childhood, a college education, and a massive platform as an actress (Coyote Ugly, Lost and Delirious, Cheaper by the Dozen), Perabo admits to possessing […]

Feeding Students and Helping Neighbors This Summer

Did you know only 1 in 6 children who qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year have access to meals during the summer? In 2018, Go Lunch Columbus, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Summer Food Program, served more than 500,000 meals at over 230 Columbus locations to students and others who have limited […]

Photos: Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

It may have a new name, but the first ever Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival grabbed the baton from Rock on the Range and took off running. Music fans from all over the world flocked to MAPFRE Stadium for guitars, screaming men, crowd surfing, overpriced drinks and the disruption of some typically unpredictable Ohio […]

The List: 10 New Restaurant & Bar Patios to Check Out in Columbus

In the months between late spring and early fall, when unseasonably warm mornings and nights become more frequent, Columbus residents tend to come out of every corner. Whether getting drinks and dining with friends in the Brewery District, or people watching in the Short North, this special time of year is not to be missed. […]

Changes Proposed for Second Phase of Gravity

Kaufman Development has submitted a revised plan for the second phase of the Gravity development in Franklinton. The new plan calls for an increase in the total number residential units and parking spaces, different designs for each of the project’s four primary buildings, and the demolition of a former warehouse on McDowell Street that was […]

Families Enjoy Hands-On Science Activities at WestFest

On Saturday, dozens of families gathered at Ohio State’s West Campus Quad to participate in the third annual West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival or WestFest. Sponsored by the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, the Center for Applied Plant Sciences, the Ohio Sea Grant, the Sustainability Institute and Ohio State […]

Canine Crusaders Unseating Avengers?

For the first time since its release, Endgame may get bumped to runner up at the box office. Can John Wick take them down? He does have some skills. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum by Hope Madden John F. Wick. You have to tip your hat to a filmmaker who understands his strengths and […]