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MegaWeekend – Bowie and Prince, Cinema Revival, and A Whole Lot of Maple Syrup

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill MegaWeekend – Bowie and Prince, Cinema Revival, and A Whole Lot of Maple SyrupDon't miss the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland's Tree Tappers Community Festival this weekend.
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There is always something great happening in Columbus, and this weekend is no exception to the rule. Whether you’re interested in a night out on the town, a chance to enjoy live music, or even tapping your own maple syrup, this weekend will not disappoint. Shop, eat, drink, watch, and support local every weekend with MegaWeekend!

Runners of all ages, don’t forget to check out our List of Races, Marathons, Half-Marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks in Columbus in 2018!

Thursday, February 22:

Be sure to stop by The Columbus Arts Festival’s Arts Fest Pop-Up at the Dispatch Spring Home & Garden Show! Don’t miss Thesis 2018: Department of Art MFA Exhibition at The OSU Urban Arts Space. Celebrate National Margarita Day at Condado! Have the afternoon off? Check out the Columbus Central City Tour. The Smithery always has something great to make. Check out their Hammer Texture Domed Necklace Workshop. Join the conversation at the Columbus Neighborhood Conversations: Diversity & Inclusion and Columbus Women’s CommissionLearn to Make Tamales with Chef Brendon Fox at 1400 Food Lab. Planning a wedding? Don’t miss the Bridal Open House at The Reception House by Schmidt’s. The Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series welcomes Neil Goldberg. Are you interested in protecting the Freedom of the Press? Listen to COIN: The North American Tour 2018. Sit onstage with special guest artists for Backstage at The Lincoln Theatre: Copacetic. Sacred Shimmy Bellydance invites guests to The Seeker: Album Release Party. Head to Bexley for Poetry Night feat. William Evans & Nicole Homer at Gramercy Books. Have you seen the Pink Floyd Tribute, “Which One’s Pink?” at Shadowbox Live? The Price Is Right Live Returns to the Ohio Theatre. Catch Leaders of the Shift at Brothers Drake Meadery. You ready to visit the real Wakanda? Check out The Ogún Meji Duo +1 Concert Series.

“Woods’ lecture includes the reading of excerpts from various works by King, examining the issues around his use of the “Magical Negro” trope and black characters in general, as well as how his use of them relates to creative freedom, self-expression, and narrative license.”

Friday, February 23:

Explore something new at William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography. Enjoy food, wine, and live music at T’s for Tees. Stop by the Heel Turn Records 3rd Anniversary Show. Don’t miss Shadowbox Live: EPICLove Community? Check out Actor and Comedian Joel McHale at Columbus Funny Bone. If you don’t know local writer and poet Scott Woods, then you are missing the core of the Columbus literary scene. Don’t miss Stephen King’s Magical Negroes Lecture. Sip and score at Drag Queen Game Night at Camelot Cellars. Experience Restart House Music at Brothers Drake Meadery. From West African films to Tom Jones, you can see it at this weekend’s Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration at The Wexner Center for the Arts. Columbus Children’s Theatre welcomes audiences to enjoy “JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants INC.” Have you visited Lines/Edges at the Pizzuti Collection yet? Don’t miss How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD. Have a beer for cancer research at the Pelotonia Kick-off Celebration at Land Grant Brewing Co

The Parker Lee Foundation invites participants to help drink 10,000 PBR beers at Pins Mechanical Co. for a great cause. Photo courtesy of Adam Cairns

Saturday, February 24:

How many maple syrup events can be happening this week? At least three: Maple Syrup TimeMaple Time, the Tree Tappers Community Maple Syrup Festival. This week isn’t too frigid, but you can still enjoy the Polar Hike Series, or the 45th Annual Winter Hike Series: #13 Battelle Darby Creek. Bring the kids to the HOOT Family Film Series and the WOSU Kids Winter Party. Get moving at the PBR 10k’18. Set it in stone at the Historic Masonry Workshop. Visit Beeler Gallery at CCAD for An Art Book Affair. Practice Advanced Herbal Tea Blending. We’re going to make you an offer you cannot refuse at Saturday Cinema Classics: “The Godfather,” at Studio 35. Celebrate body diversity and acceptance with poetry and music at Menstruation Nation. Join the cause at Rockin’ to Beat Leukemia. Here’s your chance for a Night at the Museum. Dance the night away with Nora En Pure at TRISM or enjoy the Black River Gypsies and The Salty Caramels at Brothers Drake. Don’t miss Musical Improv Playlist and Cedric Gervais live at Dahlia Bar and Lounge. Don’t miss Iconoclash: Prince & David Bowie Dance Party at Ace of Cups.

Grab a gal pal and come by for free donuts, mimosas, card making activities, and early bird shopping!

 Sunday, February 25:

Don’t forget; there are only two weekends left to see Orchids: Utopia. Visit Wholly Craft for a Galentine’s Brunch Fundraiser. Everyone is welcome at the Mister G Concert and Purim Palooza! Love craft beer? Check out Juicy Brews Columbus. Make something lovely at the Sterling Nugget Ring Workshop. Listen to the remarkable 2018 Scholarship Competition winners at the Women in Music Columbus’s Sunday Concert Series, and bring the whole family for the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Family Library Series. Learn some kitchen skills at the Insta-Pot Workshop with Retro Dinner Diva at 1400 Food Lab. Take a seat for the Hickory + Oak Supper Club with Land Grant Brewing Co. & RayRay’s Hog Pit. Celebrate Black Girl Miracle: A Pop Up Gallery. Meet the team at the 934 Gallery Open House. Help your child kickstart their culinary skills at Kids Cooking Class-Kitchen Science/Pavlovas. Don’t miss a special Stage and Screen: Concert for George at The Gateway Film Center.

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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