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Mega Weekend – Don’t Miss Brews Over Beats, The Race for The Cure, and The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival!

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – Don’t Miss Brews Over Beats, The Race for The Cure, and The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival!There's plenty to do this weekend including the Hip-Hop and Craft Beer centric Brews Over Beats Festival! (Photo courtesy of 2x2 and Seventh Son, sponsors of this year's Brews Over Beats.)
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There’s plenty to do this weekend, so don’t miss out! We’ve rounded up the best music and art events, shopping hints, theatre productions, and ways to give back in your neighborhood. Don’t miss your chance to win tickets to Product Runway!

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Theatre Roulette takes the stage this week. Matt Schlichting as Chad, l-r, with Malerie Torres as Mary, Nick Arganbright as Jay, and Casey May as Brad in “The Counselors” by Mike Miersen, part of the MadLab Theatre production of “Theatre Roulette 2018” Photo by Anna Leeper.

Thursday, May 17th:

See something new at the Urban Arts Space and check out Disrupting the Narrative. Don’t miss the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, happening all weekend. It’s time for another CRC Third Thursday Celebration! Have you visited Sip & Shop at Polaris? Support the Ronald McDonald House at the Raffle-rama Happy Hour as part of the Brek Trek. Celebrate your lady friends at Illuminated Women Sip & Shine. Have you ever wondered how the band TOOL hones their musical craft? Here’s your chance to learn directly from the source. Wind down at Brews & Botanics. Learn the basics at Essential Oils 101 at Preserve on Calumet in Clintonville. It’s back! Don’t miss Theatre Roulette at MadLab Theatre. Head to Granero Lounge for a pre-party with Gene Farris.

Easton Food Fest is back in action this weekend. Check it out! (Photo courtesy of event listing from Easton Town Center)

Friday, May 18th:

Moms, grandparents, dads, caregivers; everyone is welcome to unwind at Terra Gallery’s Mom’s Morning Out each Friday morning. Looking for something lovey and local? Check out Lined. Layered. Linked Jewelry Exhibition at The Smithery. It’s time for the Easton Food Fest! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet India’s Ambassador to the United States, Navteg Sarna. Love beer? Love hip-hop? You’re in luck this weekend at Brews Over Beats Festival. Head out of town, but leave the driving to someone else during The Daily Growler UA Warped Wing Boomerang Bus Tour + Party. Laugh it up at the Awesome Comedy Show at Ethel’s, or take a walk on the German side for the Innovators of German Village Walking Tour. Don’t miss the opening of Inherent Structures at the Wexner Center for the Arts! Try something new at Sparkling on High this week. Looking for live music? Check out Ryan Smith at La Vina, head to King Avenue 5 for this album release party, Columbus Psych Fest, Fables, Lost Dog Street at Woodlands, Wesley Bright and The Honeytones, The Mike Casey Jazz Trio, Sander Van Doorn at Dahlia, or the one-of-a-kind experience of Chamber Brews – World Folk. Ready for more comedy? Check out Two XX Sketch. This Friday night is the perfect time to catch a Clippers game!

The North Market is celebrating 22 years of the annual Apron Gala this year. Don’t miss it! (Photo by Logan Miller for Columbus Underground.)

Saturday, May 19th:

Bargain hunters, don’t miss Village Valuables 2018 this weekend in German Village. The Topiary Park is one of Columbus’s most recognizable landmarks and public parks. Give back and help Plant the Topiary Park. The time has come for the grand opening of the Children’s Garden at the Franklin Park Conservatory! Relive your childhood and visit Hocking Hills for A 30-minute (approximate) ride with a talking Thomas the Tank Engine. Spend time outside and learn about sustainability at the family-friendly WestFest: West Campus Sustainability & Outreach Festival. Make the best of the warmer weather at the Summer Kickoff Pool Party at Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen. Celebrate Columbus’s Fierce Females at The Hills Downtown. Learn how to use scent for comfort at the Aromatherapy Foundations Class. Wind down at the The Royal Pool Party. Get outside, kayak, and help keep Columbus clean at the Kayak, River Clean Up, and Happy Hour with HERO USA and Pacifico. Learn tips and tricks for your essential oil stockpile this cool Hydrosols workshop. Go hog-wild at Pork-a-Palooza. Obviously nothing can go wrong with Beer and Karate. Clearly that’s a match made in (comedic) heaven. Be sure to check out the full calendar for the ReelAbilities Film Festival, art exhibit, and Meditation series! Glam it up for the Columbus Symphony Gala. Don’t miss the opening reception for As If A Field Could Become Some Dream. Here’s your chance to see Fleet Foxes! The North Market Apron Gala is always a hit, don’t miss it! Ready for more live music? Check out Rhiannon Giddens concert at The Southern Theatre.

The Sunlight Market returns to Gay Street this Sunday. Don’t miss out!

Sunday, May 20th:

Celebrate the young runners who have worked diligently and supported one another’s goals for Girls on The Run. Sunday is the perfect day to relax at the Franklin Park Conservatory for Blooms and Butterflies. The Sunlight Market is back! Stop by Gay Street to shop, dine, sip, and people-watch. Lend a hand to the folks at Faith Mission for the May Columbus Outreach. Everyone deserves a best friend (or several), so don’t miss your chance to bring one home from Mingle With Our Mutts. In case you missed it last week, there’s another great Brewga: Craft Yoga at Endeavor! Celebrate the return of the Maroon Arts Group at Welcome Back MPACC & Willowbeez SoulVeg OPENING DAY. Find great deals at Goods on Goodale: An Art + Retail Marketplace. Bring the whole family for KidX Club: Bubbles & Balloons. Visit the Riffe Center for Wellness Through Artistry. There’s only limited time left to see The Dream at Shadowbox! Listen and learn from award-winning authors at the Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library. Enjoy cocktails and brunch-inspired bites at Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party & Fundraiser for ROX: Ruling Our Experiences. Don’t miss Portugal The Man this weekend. Connect with other women over dinner at Brio Tuscan Grille this Sunday. Grab a pillow and a (decaf) coffee at Kafe Kerouac for Nappy Hour. Don’t miss the 2018 Dragon Boat Race at Westbank Park!

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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