Mega Weekend – Record Store Day, Earth Day Celebrations, and More!
Start your weekend with Columbus’s biggest brunch event! With over 20 of your favorite brunch restaurants on the menu, you definitely DO NOT want to miss this year’s All Things Brunch Festival this Friday (Update: tickets are 100% sold out!). Tickets are selling out fast! Join us for the upcoming Urban Living Tour. Plus, don’t miss out your chance to win tickets to see X Ambassadors, Steel Panther, Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest, Joan Jett, MisterWives, and Product Runway: Express Your Wild Side!
Thursday, April 19:
Cheer on the Blue Jackets during the Stanley Cup Playoffs! It’s opening night for The Black Panther: Celebrating 50+ Years of Black Superheroes. Support Columbus non-profit ROX at Bourbon, Beer & Bites. Make something lovely at the Workshop Series: Exploration in Enameling Hand Sawn Shapes. Have you been to Game Arena yet? Join the Community Conversation on Neighborhood Safety. Why not take a break and let Kids Make the Meal: Salsa Chicken & Rice? Don’t miss Echosmith – Inside A Dream Tour. Learn how to make something you’ll love at the Intro to Machine Sewing. Experience Indelible Grace with Matthew Smith. Get rid of germs and save cash with Thrifty Herbal Homecare. Who was Columbus’s First Professional Aviator and the first person to fly an airplane over the Continental Divide? Time is running out to see The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe and the Pink Floyd Tribute, “Which One’s Pink?” at Shadowbox Live. Have you seen Educating Rita? There’s still a chance of rain and snow, so why not take advantage of Lines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper and Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge at The Pizzuti Collection?
Friday, April 20:
It’s finally here! Did you buy tickets to All Things Brunch!? Get a new design or simply enjoy the artistry of over 200 tattoo artists under one roof for the Hell City Tattoo Festival 2018. Recycle things you don’t need and have some tacos while you’re at it at the Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drive. Stop by the Gallery Opening: Enter the Oasis, A Group Show. Soothe, shade, and destress at Color Your Way Calm. OSU students have banded together to address mental health and wellness with the very first LOUD: Mind & Music Fest― check it out! Check out the Coop Open House. Ready for a day-trip? Don’t miss #FEST: The 16th Edition down in Athens. Have you seen The Storytellers at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center? Sip on craft beer and peruse art prints from 10 local artists at Prints and Pints: The Art of Drinking. Root down at Calm Abiding Meditation. Meet the artist at the Monotypes by Alice Carpenter – Artist Reception as well as The Storytellers Opening Reception. Four String Brewing and Jeni’s Ice Creams are teaming up for the Doc Robinson Double Album Release Party! Don’t miss Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather. Do you have tickets to see Matt and Kim? Support Bridgeway Academy and Raise Your Glass to Raise Awareness. Enjoy live music with Ryan Smith at Caribbean Jerks. The Wexner Center for the Arts always has something incredible up their sleeve; check out the lineup for Retrospective: Lucrecia Martel. Everyone is invited to celebrate Chunky’s Birthday Weekend! Enjoy a free showcase of films from local artists at the Columbus Moving Image Art Review 34.
Saturday, April 21:
It’s finally Record Store Day 2018! (And apparently it’s also Local Yarn Store Day!) Celebrate The Roosevelt Coffeehouse’s Third Anniversary this weekend with a live Teddy Roosevelt impersonator, prizes and more! Lend a hand and Volunteer for Yay Valet! for Columbus Earth Day. Head to 400 West Rich to hunt for treasure at the Yard Sale and Supply Swap. Step up for Community Clean-Up Day and Step Up For Stefanie’s Champions. Learn and celebrate at Color Outside the Lines: Celebrating Thirty Years at NAAMCC Motown Music Brunch. Bring the whole family for the Llama & Sheep Shearing Day at Stratford Ecological Center. Join in the family fun and fitness at the Healthy Kids Day at the Grange Audubon Center. Celebrate Earth Day at the Sun-Grant Sustainability Fair 2018 at Land Grant Brewing Company or head to Four String Brewing for Prints & Pints: The Art of Drinking. Kick back at the Lagunitas Beer Tasting with Harold & Kumar at Grandview Theatre. Get moving at the Ohio Roller Derby. You can enjoy yoga and chamber music? Don’t miss Art + Soul Yoga featuring Adagio by Cellohio. What could be better than a Spring Rosé Wine Dinner Party with Vanguard Wines? (Not much.) Experience A Taste of Class for Kids; a benefit for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Don’t miss ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque and Beyond. Foodies should check out Odd Bits & Offal: 9-Course, Cocktail-Paired Collaboration Dinner at 1400 Food Lab. Support cancer research at the Breath of Hope Celebration. Experience Post Animal at The Basement. Raise funds and awareness for the non-profit She Has A Name at the Oyo Dance Company Presents: Red Carpet Soiree. Head to the Newport for The Maine. Laugh it up at Open Bark Night. Don’t miss the Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution. Celebrate Record Store Day at 2500 Summit Street: Vinyl Release Show. Love choral music? You don’t want to miss the LancasterChorale’s concert featuring The Seven Stars: Choral Music of Jonathan Dove.
Sunday, April 22:
It’s back! Part street festival, part outdoor shopping spree; the Sunlight Market returns to Gay Street this week. After you shop, why not head over to Blooms & Butterflies at The Franklin Park Conservatory? What’s better than brunch with a drag queen? Three Queen Drag Brunch. They’re armed with instruments, and not at all dangerous; it’s Guerrilla Chamber Music at The Pizzuti Collection. You’ve tasted Betty Crocker’s version, now try your hand at the Better Than Boxed Brownies Cooking Class. Don’t miss A Really Big Fun Earth Day Art Show! There is nothing else in town quite like Opera Columbus’s Production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice. Check out what is next in the line-up for the SPRING 2018 FILM SERIES at the Upper Arlington Public Library. Visit the Milo Grogan Butterfly Garden for Earth Day with the whole family. Make meals for the whole week without pulling your hair out at the “Skinnytaste” Freezer Meal Party. Spend an enchanted evening at the annual Royal Feast with the Beasts – CCT Gala. Have you seen the Queer Queens of Qomedy? Find out what sets German Village apart during a German Village Walking Tour.
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