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First Look: ROOH

Fine-dining Indian restaurant ROOH is set to open its doors this Thursday, November 14. The 4,500 square foot restaurant at 685 N. High St. will bring an infusion of Indian cuisine to the Short North that balances traditional flavors with more approachable and familiar ingredients. The menu features both small and large plates, which are […]

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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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NEXT: Mechanized Warfare

The videos are certainly impressive, and just a little creepy.  If you go on YouTube and search “Boston Dynamics,” you can see some of their work.  Boston Dynamics is developing robots—both four-legged and bipedal—that are capable of impressive feats of locomotion and balance. One example includes a four-legged robot that can maneuver over a variety […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s Evocative, Moving ‘Home’

CATCO leans into its core strengths with an invigorating production of Samm-Art Williams’ mythopoetic 1980 Tony nominee Home directed by David S. Harewood. Home traces the journey of Cephus (Rico Romalus Parker) through a vibrant abstraction of the mid-20th century black experience (including the Great Migration and Vietnam), watching his friends die and society turn […]

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Design of Downtown Building Doesn’t Match Plans Approved by Commission

A six-story building currently under construction at 275 S. Front St. is not being built to the specifications approved by the Downtown Commission.  The building, called The Matan and developed by Lifestyles Communities (LC), was initially approved by the commission in late 2015. A series of design revisions followed, including one in January of 2018 […]

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Former Governor Strickland to Headline Democratic Debate Viewing Party in November
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Update: The November 20th Democratic Presidential debate viewing party hosted by Columbus Underground at the Gateway Film Center will kick off with a live podcast interview featuring Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Join us at 7pm for drinks and discussion with some audience Q&A before the debate begins at 8pm. Columbus Underground is excited to […]

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Drag Meets Opera for Nina West Debut at Southern Theatre

A brand-new show featuring both drag and opera will host drag queen, actor, and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 alum Nina West. While there are still very little details on the performance, it’s to be assumed West will demonstrate her singing chops. Her third studio album, “The West Christmas Ever” was released on Nov. 8. […]

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Dance Preview: North American Premiere of Radouan Mriziga’s ‘7’ Comes to Wexner Center

The Wexner Center for the Arts has cultivated relationships with cutting-edge dance and theatre artists from around the world throughout its 30-year history. That trend continues this weekend as they present the North American premiere tour of Marrakech-born and Brussels-based choreographer Raduoan Mriziga’s 7. Mriziga studied in Tunisia and France before making his way to […]

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Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Columbus Underground is celebrating the contemporary architectural and design talents represented in the myriad of new development proposals that have been announced over the course of the past 12 months. While other local architectural awards honor completed projects after construction has finished, ours instead takes a look at […]

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Gateway Screens Films from Sundance Indigenous Institute Fellows

November is National Native American and Alaskan Native Heritage Month. It’s safe to say that this may go under-celebrated in Central Ohio, but Gateway Film Center is giving you the chance to rectify that situation. Thanks to the Sundance Film Festival and Arthouse Convergence, GFC is able to bring in a program of six short […]

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The Snowden Gray Mansion Enters a New Era

The Snowden Gray Mansion has had quite the turnover. The mansion was built in the 1850s by part-namesake Phillip Snowden and his wife, Abigail, who were good friends with the Kelton’s of the Kelton House, just a few doors over. After just 10 years, however, the Snowdens lost the house and eventually filed for bankruptcy. […]

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First Look: Law Bird

Wines are being poured and cocktails being mixed at the new Law Bird bar in the Brewery District. The project comes from renowned mixologist Annie Williams Pierce and her husband Luke. The menu is heavily focused on drinks with a selection of cocktails, sakes and wines. Guests can kick things off with a $5 Mini […]

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Restaurant Review: REBoL

REBoL is a glitzy-looking project in a glitzy-looking location. Found at Easton II (aka Bridge Park in Dublin), the new spot has all the slick marketing of a mega chain. And yet, according to the internet, it has a more modest origin story. The first REBoL made its debut in Cleveland. Columbus is home to only the […]

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Photos: USWNT vs. Sweden

The U.S. Women’s National Team returned to MAPFRE Stadium on Thursday evening as an impressive Carli Lloyd captained the team to a 3-2 win over Sweden. Lloyd opened the scoring early in the first half and then provided the assist for Christen Press to double the U.S. lead before Lloyd scored her second of the […]

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Candle Lab Closes Downtown Location

The Candle Lab’s newest storefront has closed its doors. After just 15 months in business, the shop across from the Convention Center at 459 N. High St. has poured its last candle. A sign posted on the door states: We have made the difficult decision to close our Convention District location. We’ve been open here […]

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Romantic Elves, Bombast and Spooky Hotels this Week in Theaters

A sequel nearly 40 years in coming tops the list in a big Hollywood week. If you’re ready for the Christmas rush, we’ve got you covered, too. Let us help you decide.  Doctor Sleep by Hope Madden and George Wolf The Shining was always going to be a hard act to follow, even for Stephen […]

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NRI Announces Final Phase of Parks Edge Project

Work could start as soon as next year on a 10-story, 50-unit condominium building in the Arena District. To be called Parks Edge North, the building represents the third and final phase of the Parks Edge project, developed by Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI). The first phase of the project, announced in late 2015, was completed in […]

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Brewed! Coffee Beer Tasting Party

If you love coffee-infused beers, then Brewed is the event for you! The Columbus Coffee Festival, Columbus Underground, and Seventh Son Brewing are hosting a celebration of coffee-infused beers where fans can sample of some of the region’s best flavors, all in one location. Join us on Sunday, December 8th on the second floor at […]

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Florin Coffee Opening Shop in North Linden
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Local roaster Florin Coffee has been roasting beans from 874 Oakland Park Ave. for about a year, but soon they’ll add a coffee shop to the mix. Florin Coffee will open the doors to its first shop in North Linden this December. Co-Owner Hans Hochstedler says the original plans for their space were roasting only […]

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First Look: Moxy Hotel

The first Moxy Hotel in Ohio softly opened its doors to customers last week, and kicked things off in style with a grand opening party last night. This boutique Marriott brand focuses on a young and hip clientele with contemporary decor, a swanky bar on the second floor and outdoor balcony views that overlook the […]

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Theatre Review: Ad Hoc’s Uproarious, Incisive Revival of ‘Chamber Music’

Ad Hoc Theatre Company formed under the mission statement “to support Planned Parenthood by creating beautiful art about powerful women.” They lean into that mission with a vibrant, challenging take on Arthur Kopit’s 1965 absurdist comedy Chamber Music, directed by Jeb Bigelow. Bigelow has assembled one of the strongest casts I’ve ever seen in a […]

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FlixBus Launches Pittsburgh & DC Routes Starting at $9.99

Nearly three years after Megabus quietly discontinued service in Columbus, a new alternative to Greyhound is set to launch service next week to Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. FlixBus, a German-based company that began operating in the U.S. in 2018, announced today that the two new routes will start running on November 14. Columbus passengers can […]

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Mega Weekend – NVMM 5K, Downtown Art Sunday, Wex Wide Open, Comedy, and Christmas Ales!
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Welcome to the weekend! There are a ton of great comedy events in Columbus this weekend! Honor our veterans and do the 5K that ends on the top of NVMM. Explore Downtown Art Galleries during Downtown Art Sunday. Check out our contest page to win concert tickets. Below are some top picks for the weekend and find […]

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The Rossi Now Under New Ownership

Fear not regulars, The Rossi isn’t going anywhere. The restaurant is under new ownership, and sporting some new menus, but Owner George Tanchevski wants to keep the character of the Short North mainstay. Randy and Tina Corbin opened The Rossi in 2004, and eventually expanded their restaurant empire to include Club 185, Little Palace, El […]

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The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Mt. Calvary

Thousands of people pass it each day without so much as a thought; the small hill dotted with tombstones near the old Cooper Stadium on the city’s near west side. The place is called Mt. Calvary Cemetery. It was founded in 1865 to replace the urban St. Patrick graveyard that once occupied the land where […]

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