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Mega Weekend Spring 2016 – Vol. 5

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend Spring 2016 – Vol. 5Nora, the Zoo's polar bear cub, will make her first public appearance on Friday, April 15 at 9:30am. Photo by Grahm S. Jones for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
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Happy Weekend! Best Bites Brunch has sold out for tonight and there will be no tickets available at the door. Thank you for helping us donate $3,000 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio! This looks like it is going to be the first beautiful weekend in awhile. The Sunlight Market is opening on Gay Street this Sunday, go shop and stroll and enjoy brunch and breakfast specials from the area restaurants. Win tickets to Promowest show Dawes. Get your ticket for the Urban Living Tour. Take our Demographics Survey.

Thursday
Dine Originals Restaurant Week continues through Sunday with prix fixe menus and specials. Go to a discussion about digital advertising, moderated by CU’s Nancy Colvin. Want to be a speaker at the next TEDxColumbus? PizzaRev opens in the Gateway. Cement Marketing hosts a digital mixer tonight. Camelot Cellars opens in Olde Towne East. Go try some Sweet/Spicy/Savory beers at St James Tavern for Weird Beer Night. Burgundy, Banjos, and Books at Via Vecchia Winery. Snoopy continues at Park Street Theatre. It’s the final week to see The Best of Burlesque at Shadowbox Live. Hear author Joyce Maynard at Columbus Museum of Art. CATCO continues Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The Full Monty continues at Short North Stage. Paintdrop is happening at Park Street Tavern.

Friday
See the polar bear baby Nora on Friday mornings (9:30am) at the Zoo. The Roosevelt Coffeehouse celebrates their anniversary. Join BalletMet for A Night at the Barre. The Ghibli movie at the Gateway Film Center this weekend is Tales from Earthsea. Friday is the last day to check out the CAW exhibit: Landmark at Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery. Check out this workshop on being a conscious leader. See new creative research works at Ohio State. #FEST is happening in Athens through Sunday. Andrew Bird plays Express Live! Go on a hike to look for Salamanders at Highbanks Metro Park. Out of the Box Community Theatre presents Drinking Habits. The CSO’s Festival Vienna 1900 begins featuring five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw. Check out the Annual Columbus Creative Industry Mixer at Park Street Cantina.

Saturday
Area record stores are celebrating Record Store Day, have a fun time exploring! It’s free cone day at Velvet Ice Cream’s Ye Olde Mill. Angela Meleca Gallery hosts an Opening Reception for Ed Valentine’s Exhibition “gathered”. Fort Hayes HS hosts a festival to discuss the social injustices in the world and what you can do to get rid of them. Scott Woods’ 24 Hour Poetry Reading is happening. Head out to the Metro Parks and get some photos to enter in their contest. Learn the Benefits of Meditation at The Art of Yoga. You can still see MEAT Sink at Mint Gallery. AIDS Walk Central Ohio is taking place, as well as the Columbus International 5K. Italian Village Park is having a work day. Help clean up Parsons Ave and Oak Street in Olde Towne East. Check out the PreK Connection Fair at East High School. Big Room Bar hosts a yoga brunch. The Camp Chase Trail is a part of National Opening Day for Trails. Find out the age of your home. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing hosts another Drafts and Crafts. The Ohio Herb Education Center hosts a Mother-Daughter Spa Day. Finds on Fifth is happening in 5XNW. Help cleanup the area around Community Grounds Coffeehouse. OSU Football hosts their Spring Game, and you’ll get to see the Men’s Lacrosse team too. ProMusica presents The Romantic Piano. Raise money for COSI during blast. Columbus Crew SC take on New York City FC at Mapfre Stadium. Scandalous continues at Shadowbox Live. Dance at a Saved by the 90s Party.

Sunday
The Sunlight Market has its first event on Sunday on Gay Street. Celebrate at the Short North Gala. It’s the final day of Dine Originals Week! Head to The Kitchen for a yoga brunch. Sample some gluten free foods at Celebrate Local. Enjoy a class on Spring Foraged Foods at the Seasoned Kitchen. Columbus Landmarks invites you to explore the West Side during its Illuminated Spaces: Sacred Places Tour. Schoolhouse Rock Live continues at Shadowbox Live. Simply Living is hosting a meet up. Seventh Son Brewery asks you to come play Hearthstone and make new friends during Fireside Columbus. Head to Notes for Bobby Floyd’s Jam Session. Spring Soup focuses on art and takes place in Worthington. Master Pianist George Winston plays at the Lincoln Theatre.

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