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Mega Weekend – Beer, Baseball, Concerts & 60+ Things To Do in Columbus

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – Beer, Baseball, Concerts & 60+ Things To Do in ColumbusThe Columbus Clippers host their first home games this weekend against the Durham Bulls!
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Spring has finally arrived, and we’ve gathered 83 of the best ways to celebrate the all weekend long! Plus, don’t miss out on tickets to Numbers Fest, Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather, X Ambassadors, Steel PantherGluten Free Food Allergy Fest, Joan Jett, MisterWives, and Product Runway: Express Your Wild Side!

Experience Clintonville hosts the annual Taste of Clintonville this Thursday evening. Photo courtesy of Experience Columbus social media.

Thursday, April 12:

Remember and celebrate all week with MLK: 50 Years Later. Find something fantastic at the Friends of the Library Big Book Sale. See what moves athletes at the International Sports Film Festival of Ohio. Learn about potential changes to the COTA system at the COTA May Service Change Public Information Meetings. Taste what makes Clintonville great at the 2018 Taste of Clintonville. Get involved and Meet Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy and Team. Learn to make authentic Banh Mi & Summer Rolls! Make something lovely at the Workshop Series: Exploration in Enameling Hand Sawn Shapes. Don’t miss the Family Food Truck Festival! Raise money for a great cause at the Women of Promise Fundraising Event. Ready to get involved in civic affairs? Check out Writing the 28th Amendment to Overturn “Citizens United.” Take your photography skills above and beyond at the Photography Basics Workshop & Field Shoot. How many weddings have been held at the White House? Which president was married there? Find out more at a special White House Weddings learning event. The wait is over, see Moon Taxi live! Enjoy stories, comedy, and more at Kick It With Sassy Do! Experience the magic of Cirque Du Soleil : Corteo. Have you seen The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe yet? Don’t miss The Vincent Gardner Quintet! Celebrate talent at Music and Memoir at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music. Have you visited Granero Lounge for Foundation Thursdays?

The Columbus Symphony returns this weekend for Impressionistic Scenes.

Friday, April 13:

Don’t forget to Vote for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus’s MINILAND Attractions! See what’s so special about the Monotypes by Alice Carpenter. Don’t miss The Bexley Public Library’s Spring Book Sale. Cycle safely at the How We Roll for Yay Bikes! members. Have you ever wanted to bring your child’s creations to life? Don’t miss the Free Glassblowing Demonstration of Children’s Drawing. Walk and learn at the Innovators of German Village Walking Tour. The Graduate Student Art Club at The Ohio State University welcomes the public to enjoy Groundwork. Meet the owner of Sideswipe Brewing during the Sideswipe Brewing Tasting. Have you heard Anderson East? Oh, Noir She Didn’t! Learn something fascinating at Monsters of the Unconscious. Meet a local musician with a great sense of humor at Jeff Meyers: Live Acoustic Originals. What’s not to love about pizza, beverages, games, and learning at Franklinton Fridays Startup Crawl? Enjoy live music and a great menu with Ryan Smith at The Powell Village Winery. Experience something amazing at Hixon Dance: False Prophets. Have you seen OGP’s Ohio Premiere Co-Production of @thespeedofjake at MadLab, or Available Light Theatre’s Every Brilliant Thing? Have a laugh at Go Long! with Hashtag Comedy. Experience something new with Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Impressionistic Scenes. Celebrate Friday the 13th in all of its spooky glory at Terror From The ’80s #8: Unlucky Days double-feature. Express yourself at Friday Night Karaoke at Backstage Bistro.

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Don’t miss the 2018 Clintonville 5k! (Photo courtesy of Columbus Running Event Management and Clintonville 5K social media.)

Saturday, April 14:

Celebrate and shop at the Sew to Speak 10th Birthday Party. All ages are welcome to run, walk, trot, or prance through the 2018 Clintonville 5K. Lend a hand and Volunteer for Yay Valet! at the OSU Football Spring Game. Find something unique at The Yellow Door Barn Sale. Join the German Village Walking Club, the African-American Male Wellness Walk Initiative and Spring To Your Feet! Walk to support HIV protection and treatment at the 2018 AIDS Walk Central Ohio. It’s time for Year of Yay! BINGO. Ready to shop? Check out the family-friendly Ohioana Book Festival, or visit the 2nd Annual Ladies Shopping Expo and help support Autism Speaks. Celebrate a year of great, local beer at Combustion Brewing’s One Year Anniversary Party. It has arrived! Don’t miss the BrewDog Short North Official Opening! Learn about sheep shearing and visit lambs at Sheep on the Farm at the Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm. Check out the Delaware and Powell Craft Beer Tour with Columbus Brew Adventures. Want to learn to fly? How about trying the Intro to Aerial Workshop first. Don’t miss CD102.5 Day featuring Franz Ferdinand and more. Celebrate exceptional community engagement at the City Year Columbus Red Jacket Ball.  Learn something fascinating and Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves. Have you visited the Second Saturday Soirée at 3060 Artworks yet? Check out the brass band ensembles at the The Salvation Army: God & Country Concert. Don’t miss the Columbus Clippers vs. Durham Bulls! BalletMet invites guests to their annual in-studio party; Night at the Barre-RED! Check out Party Thieves at Dahlia, or Tilt Shift with live dj David Michael at Victory’s Live. Headed to the King-Lincoln District? Enjoy An Electric Evening of Soulful Music with Chocõlate Sõul. Who doesn’t love Fritz The Night Owl or the classic Little Shop of Horrors?

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Family Day is back at the Pizzuti Collection! All ages are welcome to tour the gallery free of charge. Photo courtesy of Pizzuti Collection.

Sunday, April 15:

It’s back! Movie-lovers rejoice for the South Drive-In Opening Weekend. Have you visited the Wexner Center for the Arts’ All of Everything exhibition? Make something great at the Make & Take Metal Stamping Event. Looking for a furry friend? Don’t miss Mingle with our Mutts with Cause for Canines! Buy, sell, or trade at Thrift n’ Kicks. Learn about options for health and wellness at the Black Maternal Health Week. Find an opportunity that suits you at the Easton Job Fair. The Pizzuti Collection welcomes art lovers of all ages for Family Day. Does your closet need a spring cleaning? Stop by Fashion Xchange 614. If you haven’t seen The Dream at Shadowbox Live, you are definitely missing out. Try a unique pop-up dinner celebration at the Endeavor Brewing World Dinner Series! End your weekend on a high note with Durand Jones & The Indications. Enjoy a reimagined classic at Educating Rita. Find something lovely and local at the Terra Gallery Spring Art Sale. Have you started a knitting project that seems to never end? Learn how to power through the purling at Project Support: Knit + Crochet at Dabble & Stitch! Tell your story at Columbus Unscripted: Celebrate Stand Up, Story and Improv!

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