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Mega Weekend: 52 Things to Do in Columbus This Weekend

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Weekend time! We’ve got a roundup of the top picks of the best things for you to do this weekend. The Arnold comes to town this weekend! Get pumped up by listening to The Confluence Cast before you go. Enter to win tickets to JOHNNYSWIM and Scarface vs. Too Short. Tickets are on sale for the Third Annual Whiskey Tasting at Park Street Cantina.

Thursday
Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art has started. Tonight, Brooklyn’s Pill plays Ace of Cups. It’s the last weekend to catch CATCO’s witty Sex with Strangers. Brilliant comedy Hand to God continues for another weekend at Short North Stage. Catch Crankdat at Dahlia. Go to a Bowl-A-Thon at Pins to benefit Women Have Options. WOSU invites you to Politics and a Pint. Shannon Hardin hosts a public meeting on My Brother’s Keeper. Take in a sensual show of live performances during Aphrodisia at Brothers Drake Meadery. The Blue Jackets take on the Minnesota Wild. WWE NXT Live is at Express LIVE! Evolutionaries continues at Shadowbox Live.

Friday
The Nintendo Switch is released. Take in the yoga events at The Arnold. “I Dream in Color: New Works by Alteronce Gumby and Stephanie Luening” begins at Hammond Harkins Galleries. See art and nature intersect at Ghost Forest. Colin Quinn appears at the Funny Bone. Documentary Kings, Queens & In-Betweens shows at the Gateway Film Center. The new director of PACT wants to meet you. Into the Labyrinth has an opening night at R.A.W. Gallery. The Table hosts an opening reception for Beautiful H20. 934 Gallery presents Playing with Color: Collected Works of Myrtle Bartolini. CATCO is Kids opens Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras at the Van Fleet Theatre. Body Heat continues at Shadowbox Live. Cal Scruby performs at Park Street Saloon. One Woman Sex and the City comes to the Lincoln. The Urban Jazz Coalition plays Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza.

Saturday
Glass Axis’ Glassquerade returns with an 80s theme. Don’t miss the Wex’s Off the Grid! It’s time for the home season opener for the Columbus Crew SC! The CSO presents Russian Winter Festival II. Looking for a great morning meal? Hoof Hearted hosts their Anniversary Party & Double Can Release. Have you checked out the new BrewDog Bar & Restaurant? The Indie Comics Fair comes to Ace of Cups. Make time to see Roxy Paine: Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor at the Beeler Gallery before the show ends. Gallery Hop is in the Short North. Stop by Rivet for Mr. Toast. Doc Robinson performs in Pursuit. Stratford Ecological Center hosts a Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast, or head to Malabar Farm for the Maple Syrup Festival. It’s the final weekend to see the orchids at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Learn how to be an advocate for refugees. Get excited – Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears announced a summer tour date. You can Bowl for Kids’ Sake at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Charity Newsies’ hosts a Pancake Breakfast. Make a pressed flower craft at the Ohio Herb Center. ProMusica invites you to an evening of Bassoon and Strings. The Columbus Winter Charity Event supports refugees and immigrants.

Sunday
Happy Birthday Ohio! Studio 35 hosts a beer tasting and movie with the new Logan. Columbus Idea Foundry hosts their Spring Open House. Catch up on some shows, like Tom Hardy’s Taboo. Cosmic Moon, Ruined, Soros, Warm Forever play The Mothership. Check out an Escape Room. Broken Whispers continues at Shadowbox Live. Remember Joey LaBute Jr during a balloon release in Goodale Park. Help fund a youth yoga project. Head to the Gospel Soul Brunch at Natalie’s. Kids can explore music and outer space with the Columbus Symphony, Momentum, and more! Axis hosts the Miss Gay Heart of America Pageant. Freddy Cole plays notes.

There’s always more in the Events Calendar! If you have something you want to highlight, post it in the comments!

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