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Mega Weekend – Comfest, A Sing-Along with The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, and More!

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – Comfest, A Sing-Along with The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, and More!ComFest returns to Goodale Park Friday through Sunday. (Photo by Ashley Moody.)
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Welcome to the weekend! Don’t forget to enter to win a pair of 3-day passes to Breakaway Music Festival. Tickets are on sale for the Healthy Living Festival at Jorgensen Farms are on sale.

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Actors from Shadowbox Live’s “F#(k Cancer: The Musical.” Photo by Buzz Crisaulli.

Thursday, June 21: 

Today is International Make Music Day! Celebrate by visiting Stanton’s Music store where you can enter their giveaway. Learn CPR and First Aid. Join the fun and support the Clintonville Resource Center during CRC Third Thursdays! Visit the CML Grand Opening Celebration for the new Hilliard library branch. Stop by The Crest Gastropub for Garden to Glass. Check out this socially-conscious film screening in Clintonville. Don’t miss the opening of the John Glenn Astronomy Park! Interested in meeting fellow gamers? Check out this weekly Dice Masters Open Play. Try your hand at this Pottery Open Studio. Learn about the future of the Air Force’s Science and Technology Strategy at this Columbus Futurists session. Learn about the challenges and and issues facing immigrants to Central Ohio at the Immigration and Refugees Panel Discussion. Experience Sloan live in concert, or check out Chromeo at The Newport. Enjoy a special concert in Dublin with the Columbus Symphony Strings. Visit Shadowbox for their production F*** Cancer: The Musical. Don’t miss this Summer Solstice Fest and Special Release Party. How about some free lemonade? Learn about essential oils and more at Herbs and Oils for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Lactation. Have you seen The Cake yet?

What bands are you looking forward to seeing onstage at this year’s Comfest in Goodale Park?

Friday, June 22:

It’s time for Comfest 2018! Bring your children and their favorite stuffed animal for the KidX Club: Teddy Bear Tidy Up. Have you visited the Ohio Craft Museum’s Ongoing Silent Auction yet? Visit the Columbus Commons for Kids activities series every Friday morning this summer! Stop by The Smithery in Grandview for Lined.Layered. Linked artisan jewelry exhibition. How about a live lunchtime comedy show? High school-aged lacrosse players have a chance to learn with the Ohio Machine lacrosse team. Don’t miss the Easton Art Affair! The Columbus Cultural Arts Center welcomes guests this weekend to part two of the Centered 2018 Exhibition. Check out Creekside Live in Gahanna! Ready for live music and food? Head to the Columbus Commons to see The Navigators live in concert tonight for free! How about seeing Motherfolk at The Basement, or catch Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore at The Valley Dale Ballroom. Don’t miss Americana duo The Rough & Tumble at Third Way Cafe. Everyone loves a Big Gay Sing: 90’s To Now Sing-along… especially when Nina West is hosting. Head to A&R Bar for Magic City Hippies. This month’s PMS drag show is all about Pride. Did you know that there are centers around Columbus that offer Free Produce during the summer? Check out the schedule! Catch comedian Kevin Nealon at the Columbus Funny Bone.

Catch the Ohio Machine lacrosse team live in action, this weekend! (Photo courtesy of Ohio Machine official Facebook page.)

Saturday, June 23:

Looking for Parking for Comfest? Check out this incredible-sounding Women’s Day Retreat. Get outside with the whole family for this Youth Splash and Dash! OSU Alumni are invited for a special Ohio State Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Find out what a Crunchy 5K Run and Walk is, or simply Run With The Pack. It wouldn’t be a summer Saturday without the Westerville and Clintonville  Farmers Markets! See what’s happening at the Villa Nova Summer Kickoff. Head to Delaware State Park for the Family Adventure Camp, or visit the 59th Haus Und Garten Tour. What’s the “World’s Funnest” Fun Run/Walk 5K? Learn about sculptural art during this CityWalk Tour. Vegans and vegetarians certainly don’t want to miss the Vegan Street Food Pop-Up Market. Learn about aromatic distilling at this workshop! Head to Lebanon, Ohio for the Lebanon Garden Tour. Ask civic and community questions at Councilmember Remy’s June Community Hours. Don’t miss the WoCO (Women of Color Owned) Summer Market! It’s time for another edition of Railroad: A Black Writer’s Book Club. Learn and get tips for cooking at the Indian Market Field Trip & Cooking Class with Bidisha Nag. Don’t miss the Local Author Event with Matt Betts. How about a Symphony Summer Festival Concert? Walk to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis research at the 2018 Take Steps Walk. There’s another installation of the Cap City Nights Festival series tonight! Watch the Ohio Machine vs Denver Outlaws. Raise money for a great “paws,” at the LCHS Bark Park! Go see G Herbo at The Newport, or Parker Millsap at The Basement.

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

Sunday, June 24:

Don’t miss the ELM & IRON Warehouse Sale! Get out of the heat, and enjoy the beauty of Blooms & Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory. Paddle and learn at this Jackson Kayak Demo. Who doesn’t love a Clearance Sale from Half Priced Books? Stop by Yoga Happiness’s Open Studio! Enjoy great vendors on Gay Street for this month’s Sunlight Market. Here’s another chance to enjoy yoga and beer at Brewga. Did you know you can try Nate’s Steamed Bagels at Eugene’s Canteen this month? It’s time for the German Village Maker’s Market! Celebrate the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus’s 70th Anniversary. How about an Arts and Crafts class, or a chance to make your own jewelry? Check out this unique learning event at Comfest. If you’ve followed Crafted Draft’s Gahanna store on social media, you might have seen Pumpkin Rick. Check out this Jurassic World Beer Tasting! Learn to make your own cheese! Don’t miss Forever in Your Mind at The Basement. There’s another Hickory + Oak Supper Club this weekend, plus a Kamayan dinner at 1400 Food Lab with Bonifacio! End your weekend on a high note with Sir Sly.

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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