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Mega Spring Weekend 2014 – Vol. 3

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Rain, rain, rain today. But you know what they say about April showers. Are you excited the weekend is here? Today is your last chance to enter to win a pair of tickets to opening night of The Addams Family. We’ve got some tickets up for grabs for concerts through Promowest too. Do you know an entrepreneur doing great things to better the community? Nominate them for Social Entrepreneur of Year, presented by Rotary Columbus and The Metropreneur. Get signed up for the next tour of available office spaces if you’re thinking about Downtown for your business. And it’s opening weekend for baseball!

Tonight, head to COSI’s After Dark program, a night just for adults. It’s the final day for the Gateway Film Center’s Documentary Week. Game of Thrones fans will want to check out the comedy show based on the show. CATCO’s Steel Magnolias continues with shows through Sunday. See The Miracle Worker. Amy Turn Sharp has a poetry reading from Hold Me Like Ohio at Wholly Craft. The Clippers have their opening game against the Indianapolis Indians. See There is No Silence, a fantasia inspired by a mime, at OSU. Comedian John Heffron is at the Funny Bone all weekend. Urban Arts Space hosts a poetry reading. Submit a design for a CoGo Bike-wrap. Sidebar hosts the Volstead Comedy Showcase.

CATCO’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change has been extended with shows Friday and Saturday. Fuse Factory’s Frequency Fridays returns to Wild Goose Creative. Out of Control is at Shadowbox Live on Friday and Saturday. Available Light Theatre continues We Are Proud, Friday and Saturday. Go on a rooftop tour of the Lazarus building’s garden. The Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Chicago Blackhawks. There’s a lecture honoring Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Bad Movie Nite takes over Studio 35 with Bugs Attack! It’s the final day to see AIA Columbus’ Fit City. There’s a fashion event happening at VUE. OSU and the Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Learn about pastry as a sculptural medium in the medieval days. Twelve Hours is at the Green Room at the Garden Theater. The Hollywood Casino has some concerts this weekend. Leap of Faith has line dancing at their location near Grandview. Avalon Fridays are back, go dance!

It’s time for the CCAD Art Fair! The Crew hopes to keep their winning streak alive by taking on Toronto FC. Enjoy the April Fools Parade and Festival of Fools in SoHud. Gallery Hop returns to the Short North. Stop in Kifle and help raise funds for MS. The Crew takes on Toronto FC. Rivet presents CCAD – Art of Illustration. Quail Crossing has a spring dinner. Are you up for 19 hours of tabletop gaming at KingMakers? Would you know how to survive in the wilderness? Ohio Designer Craftsmen has their annual gala. Bearvillities is at Wall Street to help raise money for AIDS awareness. Open Door Studios presents the This Inspired That art show. Learn how to use Chalk Paint at Edwin Loy Home, and give your furniture a pretty new look for spring. Take a look at art chairs in Clintonville. Attend Swap for our Sisters. Simply Vague’s new store Devoted opens in the South Campus Gateway. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents En Vogue. See the Paris exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art. Blooms and Butterflies is happening at the Franklin Park Conservatory. ProMusica presents works by Beethoven. Studio 35 has the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Have you tried Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink? The Treebar hosts a comedy night with Jefftival. There’s an Easter Festival at the North Broadway United Methodist Church. Sold out CD102.5’s Side B is happening, did you get tickets? See Nymphomaniac, Volume I. The art exhibition Blended Universe kicks off the 2014 season at the William H. Thomas Gallery. And don’t miss the Ohio Roller Girls battle the Tri City Rollergirls in a double header.

The Art and Artists of Ohio have their Inaugural Group Show at Tacocat. Game of Thrones premieres. House Wine has a Beers of Belgium tasting. Attend A Talk with Amy Raubenolt of Starry Night. Shadowbox Live continues Bigger Than Jesus. Walk through the Lustron home at the Ohio Historical Center. The Ohio Village presents Fireside Tales, an afternoon of storytelling for the whole family. Or, take your family to the Carnival of Animals with the CSO. Meet director Lloyd Kaufman at the Gateway Film Center. Learn how to become a beekeeper. Marcia Evans opens her satellite gallery in Franklinton. While you are in the area, check out the new Ethical Arts Collective. Wild Goose Creative hosts an artist reception for Stephanie Steele. Go to Lunafest. Get signed up for Earth Day! Make reservations for one of the best food events in the city – the Historical Dinner Club, featuring The Maramor on April 22.

Please note: While every effort is made to include every wonderful weekend event, this list is not all-inclusive of what is happening in Columbus this weekend. If you have something great you’d like to share, please do so in the comments. And, please take a look through our newly launched Event Calendar to find even more! Thanks!

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