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Mega Weekend — Art Exhibits, The Science of Star Wars, and More!

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend — Art Exhibits, The Science of Star Wars, and More!Columbus Metro Parks hosts 'The Science of Star Wars,' this weekend.
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There’s plenty to do to keep warm in Columbus this weekend! Enter to win tickets to: Umphrey’s McgeeRebelution, and McGuffey Lane & Friends, plus enter to win a whitewater rafting trip for four! Sweet Treats tickets are available, and join us for the Big Bacon Bash at Hills Market Downtown on Jan 13.


COSI — Photo by Walker Evans.


Grab your wand and sorting hat for COSI After Dark: Wizard School (21+). Escape the winter weather and raise money for a cause with  The Patriarchy Smash Bash. Tonight only, find out more about how to join Gahanna Herb Group, Earthy Herbal Garden Series or The Beekeeper’s Year at the Gahanna Herb Center Open House. Broadway in Columbus presents Phantom of the Opera at the Ohio Theatre only until January 14th.  Need to amp up your networking in 2018? Join the GETDOT Networking 2018 Kickoff Party at Bar145. Short North residents, did you know Surprise Modern Party + Cocktail Goods is moving to Clintonville?


Photo by Walker Evans.


The Universal Monsters series at the Gateway Film Center continues this weekend with The Invisible Man (1933) with Claude Rains. Wild Goose Creative welcomes lovers of literature and poetry for local author Steve Abbott’s Book Launch. Don’t miss First Squeeze Columbus at The Half-Pint where Nick Nocera will be signing his prints of his design. The Amazing CatShow returns to 400 West Rich for its third annual celebration of all things feline. Grab your popcorn for Terror From The 80s: Sleepover Slaughter double-feature at Studio35.



It’s here! The Big Bacon Bash at The Hills Market Downtown kicks off today. Looking for a tasty adventure near Columbus? Check out the Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise. Don’t forget, if you were waiting to try deNOVO, wait no longer. Take out your winter hiking boots for the Polar Hike Series. The 45th AnnualWinter Hike Series continues at Sharon Woods this week. Close out the evening with the 13th Annual Rock Pot Luck at Ace of Cups. Orchids Utopia opens at the Franklin Park Conservatory.



Work off yesterday’s bacon coma from the Big Bacon Bash with some gallery tours through The Pizzuti CollectionRoy G Biv Small Works Exhibition, and the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Coming to you from a galaxy far away and a park much closer, Columbus Metro Parks welcomes families to Highbanks Metro Park to learn about the Science of Star Wars. The Gateway Film Center continues their Ohio Grown Film program with JIMMY GLASSES as well as the Universal Monsters series with Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with Boris Karloff & Elsa Lanchester. Speaking of monsters, today is the last day to catch The Phantom of The Opera downtown! Looking for something to wear to the theatre or gallery? Check out the clothing swap + brunch + mimosas at the Clothing Swap: New Year, New Look. PACT shows Selma at the Lincoln Theater for free.

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