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Mega Weekend – Arts, The Arnold, and Plenty of Great Music

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – Arts, The Arnold, and Plenty of Great Music
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There is always something great happening in Columbus, and this weekend is no exception to the rule. Whether you’re headed to The Arnold, looking for the best local food and drinks, or interested in the best local artists this weekend will not disappoint. Enter to win tickets to Jazz Arts Group’s New Orleans One Mo Time. Shop, eat, drink, watch, and support local every weekend with MegaWeekend!

Grab your pals and have a laugh at Lincoln Theatre this weekend.

Thursday, March 1:

Watch four of the highest ranked teams in the world at the SheBelieves Cup at Mapfre Stadium. Explore something new at Ed Phillips: Textural Abstracts. Welcome a new generation of artists and thinkers at the Undergraduate Art Scholarships Exhibition 2018 and Thesis 2018: Department of Art MFA Exhibition at The OSU Urban Arts Space. Catch the Columbus Songwriters Showcase at Brothers Drake Meadery. Go on the Columbus Central City Tour, or the Irish Experience Tavern Tour. Craft something lovely at the Forged Bar Necklace Workshop. Have you read Ready Player OneMeet the Author: Ernest Cline. Experience Pink Floyd Tribute, “Which One’s Pink?” at Shadowbox Live. Have a laugh at Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man at Lincoln Theatre.

There’s always excitement at the Arnold Sports Festival. Take in demonstrations from athletes from around the world!

Friday, March 2:

Get inspired at Pencil & Paper At the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Final weekend to view Orchids: Utopia. Don’t miss All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion. The HUMP! Festival is back. Are you ready for the Arnold Classic Sports Festival? There are yoga events there all weekend. How about the Terminator Series After Party at The Big Bang Piano Bar? How about taking a turn to Throw Axes at the Arnold!? Diamonds IceCream celebrates three years. Grab some popcorn and the whole family for First Friday Film Series: Hidden Figures. Unwind and uncork at March Madness Wine Tasting or Fabulous Fridays at Wyandotte with Live Music by Annie Hawe. See from another perspective at Sign of the Times: Work by Andrew Ina. March Madness is here – do a wine tasting. Experience Death of a King: A Live Theatrical Experience. Looking for something to do with the kids? Check out CATCO’s Garfield: The Musical with Cattitudeor Musical Improv MIXTAPE. Dance the night away with Dj Shift @ Dahlia. See giants on stage at the Children’s Theatre.

Geology rocks! Learn more about the natural landscape and geological features at Blendon Woods this weekend.

Saturday, March 3: 

Endeavor Brewing hosts a viewing party for the Crew’s season opener. Third Way Cafe hosts Explorer’s Club for brunch. Donate your used electronic goods for a great cause. Fight human trafficking and get a good workout at Aruna Run for Freedom. Find a one-of-a-kind at the 2018 Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show. It’s Gallery Hop. Get down at Get Right ! Feb Edition. Get ready for Spring at Essentially Clean Workshop. Stop! It’s Maple Time. Don’t miss Saturday Cinema Classics: The Dark Crystal at Studio 35. Learn and grow at Introduction to Western Herbal Energetics & Philosophy. Bring the whole family for another ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Family Library Series. Nina’s back with the Kiss My Biscuits Drag Brunch. Check out Steadfast Music Fest 2018. You can learn more about Geology at Blendon Woods today, and that’s a rock fact. Don’t miss another segment of Beeler Gallery’s Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series featuring Dushko Petrovich. Try a new drink and check out a vibrant neighborhood on this week’s Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour: University District. Get to know the music of the German Romantic period with Brahms & Friends with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. It’s game, set, match at ComedySportz Columbus. Experience insightful poetry and a panel discussion on immigration at The Other Box: New World. Join Chamber Music Columbus for a special performance by The Elias String Quartet. Get ready for a Heatwave! Don’t miss Planning For Burial(Flenser), Pale Grey Lore, Primitives, Strep Torso at Big Room Bar.

Do you have plans for watching the Oscars? Check out your options at Studio 35, Grandview Theatre and Draft House, or The Drexel Theatre! (artwork courtesy of Adam Brouillette)

Sunday, March 4:

Celebrate Ohio’s Birthday with a free party at the Statehouse. Check out ROY Spectrum featuring Cameron Granger, Diana Abells, Amanda Le Kline, Kate Shannon and Doo-Sung Yoo. There’s nothing else in town quite like Side Show right now. Learn how poverty is being fought around the world at the 2018 APTE Summit. Celebrate canines at Pins for Pups 2018. Learn to Prepare Chicken Tikka Masala and Jeera Rice with Create Your Curry at 1400 Food Lab, or enjoy the Turkish Food Festival. Brunch and boogie at Dance Sucka! Brunch Edition. Check out Terra Gallery’s Spring Exhibition Opening 2018. Local filmmaker Milan Karcic’s Jimmy Glasses Returns to The Gateway with some great news! Enjoy a free concert with Sunday at Central and The Philadelphia Sound. Who will win at the Oscars? Find out at the Drexel Red Carpet Bash Oscar Party, Grandview Theatre and Drafthouse, or the Studio 35 Cinema and Draft House Oscars Party. Start March off with some good, Irish fun with The Irish Rovers. Donate hygiene products. The Dream is at Shadowbox Live.

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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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!