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Mega Weekend – 54 Ways to Spend your Memorial Day Weekend

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – 54 Ways to Spend your Memorial Day Weekend
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Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to try something new, connect with friends, and relax. We’ve gathered dozens of the best shopping, theatre, art, music, and outdoor activities for the whole family!

Start your weekend at the theatre for the hit, comedic musical, ‘The Book of Mormon.’ (Photo courtesy of CAPA)

Thursday, May 24:

Thursdays are perfect for visiting local galleries before the weekend rush. Stop by Flux + Flow in Clintonville for the Take HEART exhibit, or visit the Urban Arts Space Downtown to view Disrupting The Narrative. Have you visited the Artistically MAD cartoon exhibition at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum or Inherent Structure at the Wexner Center for the Arts yet? Support local radio during the 24-Hour Marathon Fundraiser for WCBE. Fashion, music, and design collide at Product Runway 2018. Stop by Via Vecchia Winery for An Evening with Mat Kearney. Love shopping? Don’t miss Fourth Home’s anniversary sale and event. Learn more about how to capture the best photos at this Photography Basics Workshop & Field Shoot. Treat yourself (and possibly some friends) at the Botanical DIY Night with Balm Skincare. Learn everything from correctly potting plants to changing a tire at Adulting With Yelp. Start your weekend with a concert featuring She Wants Revenge. The Book of Mormon musical has arrived in Columbus! Stop by Prost Beer and Wine Cafe for live music with Ryan Smith. You still have time to catch Theatre Roulette at MadLab! Love trivia? Calling all tabletop gamers! Check out Dice Masters Open Play at the Guardtower.

Friday nights are perfect for dinner and a movie. Check out the Book to Movie Film Series at the Gateway! (Photo by Walker Evans.)

Friday, May 25:

Don’t miss the family-friendly From Book to Film free movie series at Gateway Film Center! Whiskey lovers, don’t miss Whiskey on High this weekend. Ready to stop by more galleries? Check out the Columbus Cultural Arts Center for Centered 2018 PT. 1 ExhibitionMILOTI Program Two, then Make Marks/Moves. Why not take a guided tour like the Schiller Park History Walking Tour? The Smithery in Grandview combines shopping, a gallery experience, classes and workshops, and the ability to view works by local artisans of various mediums. Check it out! Want to learn the ropes of aerial acrobatics? Stop by this Intro to Aerial workshop. Don’t miss the Rock and Roll Honor Roll, or stop by Wyandotte Winery for live acoustic music. Check out the off-Broadway musical sensation; Evil Dead. Stop by Camelot Cellars for Drag Queen Game Night. Available Light Theatre’s production of ‘An Octoroon’ is being heralded as, “a roller coaster through the twisted American landscape of race, class, and identity.” Don’t miss it! Take the whole family for a nocturnal Wildlife Hike. Head to Shadowbox for The Quiz Box Trivia Game Show. Stand up and give your best standup comedy act at the Awesome Comedy Open Mic, or head to MadLab for It’s All Been Done Radio Hour: After Dark.

Don’t miss the Family Fun Day and Movie Night at the Columbus Commons this Saturday! (Photo courtesy of Columbus Commons.)

Saturday, May 26:

Headed out of town this Memorial Day Weekend? Why not stop by the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival? Check out the Pet Promise Rescue Run 5k and 1k, or hop on your bike for the Ohio Honor Ride. Don’t miss this month’s Hoot Kids’ Film Series: Art, and then be sure to head to Franklin Park for the 2018 Asian Festival! Celebrate all things pet-related at Village Pets Fest in Italian Village, then head to Drink and Draw with BARK. Join other nature enthusiasts for the Wild Herb Walk in Gahanna. Lovers of literature, rejoice! Check out this Literature Festival. It’s opening day for the municipal pool in Grandview Heights! Want to learn how to sail? How about a family-friendly Bird Encounter? Sunrise Sanctuary is a great place to enjoy time with animals. Check out their vegan-friendly Spring Fling! Ready for some bluegrass music with The Price Sisters? If you haven’t been to one of Scott Woods‘ literary events, you are missing out. Writers of color are invited to share and learn from one another at the unique Railroad: A Black Writer’s Book Club series. Check out the Family Fun Day at the Columbus Commons! Grab your crew and head out for a special Memorial Day BYOB Trolley Crawl through the Short North. How about a half marathon, quarter marathon, or 5k this weekend? Nina West is back at the Gateway Film Center! Don’t miss the Urban Jazz Collective and O-Gee Summertime Edition at Copious Notes. How about seeing The Greatest Showman at the Columbus Commons for free?

Are your kids out of school for the summer? Check out this Sunday’s family-friendly event at 16 Bit Bar+Arcade! (Photo courtesy of 16-Bit Bar+ Arcade)

Sunday, May 27:

Find some inspiration at Blooms & Butterflies at the Franklin Park Conservatory, and stop by their new Children’s Garden! Do your kids love trains? Stop by the Ohio Craft Museum for the Best of 2018. Enjoy some refreshing yoga poses before cooling off with a craft beer at Brewga. Every Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM, kids of all ages can enjoy 16-Bit Bar+Arcade‎: Shorty Summer Vacation. Who doesn’t love Butterflies? Head to Studio 35 for the Dead Pool 2 Beer Tasting with Revolution Brewing Company. Don’t miss this Hickory + Oak Supper Club with Land Grant Brewing Co. & RayRay’s Hog Pit. Check out this workshop for Herbs for Chronic Pain and Illness. For one night only, Shadowbox Live is offering a special Memorial Day free concert: Which One’s Pink. Ready for more live music? Head to Foxing at The Basement, or dance the night away at the White Party with Asia O’Hara from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Have you signed up yet as a vendor for the Hubbard Bazaar during next week’s Short North Yard Sale? Don’t miss out!
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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