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Mega Weekend – Columbus Crew, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and The German Village Makers Market

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – Columbus Crew, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and The German Village Makers MarketPhoto by Matt Ellis.
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This weekend promises good weather with plenty of family events and concerts. Plus, don’t miss out your chance to win tickets to see Steel PantherJoan Jett, MisterWives, and Product Runway: Express Your Wild Side! Have you gotten tickets for the Urban Living Tour yet?

Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra return to the stage this weekend. Find out more below!

Thursday, April 26:

Celebrate Spring at Art in Bloom at Columbus Museum of Art. Get out of town for the Hocking Hills Urban Air Festival. It’s time for Columbus Documentary Week at the Gateway Film Center. Experience the Legends of Rhythm & Blues: From Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder & Beyond with the iconic Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Head to Little Rock Bar for the Elysian Brewing Company’s Dust Up Tour featuring live music, art, and more! Make something unique at the Fused Glass Workshop at the Ohio Craft Museum. Wind down for the weekend with Preoccupations. Head to the Bexley Public Library for An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Elizabeth Strout. You’ve only got two weeks left to see the Pink Floyd Tribute, Which One’s Pink? at Shadowbox Live! Visit the historic Lincoln Theatre for the Columbus Children’s Theatre production of Annie. The Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox welcomes guests for another iteration of the The Not So Late Show. Don’t miss the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Take a trip on the wild side with the Unicorn Comedy Hour(ish). See some local actors shine in an age-old comedy in Educating Rita.

Kids paint for free this Friday night at Clay Cafe Clintonville. Find out more below!

Friday, April 27:

There is nothing else happening this weekend quite like the contemporary folk-opera The Cradle Will Rock. Have you voted for your favorite Ohio attraction for LEGOLAND yet? Don’t miss out; this is the last weekend to see Monotypes by Alice Carpenter at the Cultural Arts Center. Make something great at the Kids Paint Free event at Clay Cafe Clintonville! Visitors can find art, home decor and more at the Vintage Market Days of West Columbus. Experience something memorable at Beer and Ballet with BalletMet! Stop by Crafted Drafts for Jack’s Hard Cider Tasting. Walk and explore with the Innovators of German Village Walking Tour. Stop by the Short North Stage’s Green Room to see A 21st Evening with Actual Wolves. It’s time for another Drag Queen Game Night! Don’t miss April’s PMS Show. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Have you visited William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography at the Columbus Museum of Art yet? Experience something family-friendly and wonderful with Alice in Wonderland. Don’t miss the Awesome Comedy Open Mic at Ethel’s at Short North Stage. Have a pint and literally take home a tree at the Drink Trees | Harvest/MadTree/Earth Day! Headed to Pickerington? Check out A Chorus Line.

Have you visited OSU’s STEAM Factory? Find out what is on the schedule this weekend below!

Saturday, April 28:

Don’t miss the Columbus Crew in a home game against the San Jose Earthquakes! Head to the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest! Worthington residents can find new homes for unwanted items at the PreCycle Day event. Who wouldn’t want to go to a Bloody Mary Bacon Brunch? (Worry not, fellow vegetarians; they’ll event have vegan tofu bacon!) Find something unique at the NBUMC Garage Sale. Take a trip to  SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comic Expo). Head to OSU’s STEAM Factory for Saturday with a Scholar: sailing against the wind. It’s the perfect season to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory, especially for Arbor Day. It’s time for another great HOOT kid-friendly film event! Head to Powell for the Powell Chocolate Walk. Don’t miss the Grand Opening of The Photo Lab at Chromedge Studios. If you don’t already have a green thumb, check out A Container Herb Garden workshop. Writers of color can collaborate, support and inspire one another at Railroad: A Black Writer’s Book Club. You do not want to miss Trio Solisti with Chamber Music Columbus. Make space in your garden and add new plants from the Spring Plant Swap. Check out unique, bellydancing-inspired dancewear at the Habibi Dancewear Spring 2018 Fashion Show. Love boardgaming and beer? Definitely don’t miss Tabletop Day 2018 at BrewDog with Beers & Board Games Club. Join community members and local law enforcement officers for Walking While Black Documentary, Discussion and Meal. Support community engagement and the Driving Park neighborhood at the GWCF Silent Auction. Find out how Columbus stacks up musically in Homegrown: Becoming A Music City documentary. Plus, don’t miss performances like The Skivvies at Short North Stage, Ryan Smith, Night Terrors, and Vesperteen!

There’s plenty to do in German Village this weekend including walking tours, the Makers Fest, and mroe! (Photo by Walker Evans.)

Sunday, April 29:

It’s National Small Business Week; where are you shopping and dining this weekend? Visit CCAD and check out work by great student artists! March for Babies with The March of Dimes. Run and color your way through Dye Hard 5K at The Clark County Fairgrounds. Put your old electronics to a new use at the Shreve Boy Scout Metal and Electronics Recycling Event. This is a perfect weekend to visit Blooms and Butterflies. Ride with confidence after the Motorcycle Blessing. Visit the Germania Singing and Sport Society’s Annual Schmeckfest. Don’t miss the German Village Makers Market! Stop by Global Gifts for unique treasures from the Sandpiper Imports Trunk Show, then head over to Sherrie Gallery for an Opening Reception with Marilyn Parker. Have you seen The Dream at Shadowbox yet? Enjoy Eddie’s Memorial Glow Golf Classic.

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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