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Mega Weekend – 60+ Ways to Spend Your Weekend in Columbus

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – 60+ Ways to Spend Your Weekend in Columbus
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This weekend’s events run the gamut from Wes Anderson film releases, to beer tastings, to poetry slams, and everything in-between. The weather may still be a wintry mix, but Columbus is blooming with things to do! Plus, don’t miss out on tickets to Moon Taxi, Numbers Fest, X Ambassadors, and the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest!

The Columbus Blue Jackets hit the ice again this weekend! Photo via Columbus Blue Jackets.

Thursday, April 5:

Starting your weekend with a special  Cheese Tasting: Farmhouse Cheeses from the British Isles is definitely a good idea. Get involved and Meet Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy and Team! Help foster your children’s imagination at the Thurber House Master Class: Cultivating Children’s Creativity. Check out the local arts scene at ‘Odds Are’ Blockfort Artists’ Reception. Get wild at COSI After Dark: Wild Wild West Broad. Sip and learn at the Grow, Muddle, and Stir Fundraiser. Love Wes Anderson? Don’t miss the Isle of Dogs  Opening at The Gateway Film Center or at the Drexel Theatre in Bexely! It’s finally time for the Timeflies: Too Much To Dream Tour. Catch the excitement at Nationwide Arena for the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. Tell your story at Speak Easy: KID LOGIC: STORIES OF HOW WE THOUGHT THINGS WORKED. Relive the magic of 75 Years of The Little Prince. Dig into some electric house music with Malaa @ The Bluestone. Learn something new at the Columbus Historical Society’s Remembering Buckeye Steel Castings. Love theatre? Good news! You’ve got five local options tonight! Have you seen The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, or the Pink Floyd tribute “Which One’s Pink?” yet? Don’t miss Lord Denney’s Players’ production of Sir John Falstaff & the Merry Wives of Windsor by Shakespeare, OGP’s Ohio Premiere Co-Production of @thespeedofjake at MadLab, and Available Light Theatre’s Every Brilliant Thing.

Henry Hess during a show at Wild Goose.

What’s happening at Wild Goose Creative this weekend? Check out this Saturday’s poetry event!

Friday, April 6:

Headed downtown? Check out the opening reception for Collision: 2018 CCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition as well as the incredible Monotypes by Alice Carpenter at the Cultural Arts Center. Then head over to 934 Gallery for WȦTERBEDZËN: Works by Albert Gray and George Brazil. Be sure to stop by the Gallery Opening: Enter the Oasis, A Group Show at the Gateway Film Center. Get mystical with the First Friday Film Series featuring: WillowMake something bright at the Decorative Votive/Candle Holder workshop. What could be better than a Sip & Spa Wine Tasting?! Head over to the Soul at the Joseph for Whiskey on High: Toki Takeover. Take a walk on the historical side with the Innovators of German Village Walking Tour. Sip local at the Dutch Creek Mead Tasting! Check out Twin Peaks at The Newport. Listen, learn, and help fundraise at the Poetry Slam with Sara Abou Rashed and OH12 Congressional Candidate Jackie Patton. Stop by A&R Bar for Thirdstory. Looking for some encouragement and advice? Don’t miss Get Over It! An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant. Lovers of horror, check out Argento April at the Gateway Film Center. Enjoy classical music like you’ve never experienced it before at Naked Classics with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra: Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, or enjoy Symphony Fantastique with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. You can even see LIL JON at Dahlia this weekend.

Don’t miss this weekend’s Roller Derby! Photo by Jennifer René.

Saturday, April 7:

Have you signed up for the Lady Tutu 5k or the RACE FOR A PLACE (TO CALL HOME) 5K? Love yoga? Check out the Open House at Tribe614. Don’t miss the CCAD Art Fair. Speak out about your experiences at the Short North Parking Summit. Celebrate great, local beer at the Kindred Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party. See something strange and wonderful at the Museum of Biological Diversity Open House 2018. Share your thoughts at Councilmember Stinziano’s Community Hours. Take a walk on the natural side at Wild Herb Walks. Artists, don’t forget to submit your work for the CALL to Artists: eARTh. Learn something tasty at Beer School at BrewDog. Head up to Mansfield for a one-of-a-kind Bird Encounter. Get cultural at the Palestinian Cooking Session! Check out Unsettled Spaces: Works by Kyla Zoe Rafert. It’s time for another Ohio Roller Derby! Don’t miss 40 Year Mixed Bag: pop-up show and celebration. If you haven’t seen piano prodigy Gavin George play, definitely don’t miss him with ProMusica: Stravinsky & Beethoven. Check out more live music with Steve Moakler’s Born Ready Tour, or the Pop Evil: Music Over Words Tour. Cyclists, head to Third Way Cafe for Tunes for Trails. Dance the night away at the Swungover Saturday’s April Dance. There’s a reason Gallery Hop is a Short North staple event; it’s always fresh. Laugh it up at Wonder Doug’s Open Mic Comedy w/ special guest host. Did you know Jay Leno is in town? Don’t miss Classical Guitar Virtuoso Jesse Cook at Lincoln Theatre. It may not be Halloween yet, but you can still visit the Tree Bar of Horrors! Spooky punk show with Mummula and pals.

ProMusica's Naked Classics

There are several chances to catch not only ProMusica Chamber Orchestra this weekend, but also the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss out!

Sunday, April 8:

Wind down before the work week starts with Community Yoga – Coffee & Chill. Don’t walk down the aisle without visiting the Short North Arts District “Wedding Wander” or The Wedding Experience. Take time to experience something beautiful at Blooms & Butterflies at The Franklin Park Conservatory. Find something to take home at the Columbus Furniture Makers Showcase. Eat well at the Freaks + Leeks @ Strongwater. (Check out their special menu tributes to Neutral Milk Hotel!) Make something lovely at the Workshop: Sterling Tapered Wrap Ring. Find shopping, raffles and more at the Spring Fling Shopping Event. Watch films and discuss them with other cinephiles at the SPRING 2018 FILM SERIES at Upper Arlington Public Library. Bring the whole family to enjoy the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Family Library Series. Don’t miss this Free Concert Featuring Violinist and Concertmaster of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Spend An Afternoon with Elizabeth Catte at Wild Goose Creative. Sit down for something wonderful at the Sunday Suppers at 1400 Food Lab. Enjoy live, choral music at the Capriccio Jubilee Singers Encore Performance. End your weekend on a high note with Lucy Dacus or The Eagles!

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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