Mega Weekend – The Best Easter Weekend Plans for Music, Egg Hunts, and More!
It’s Easter weekend, and that means egg hunts, live music, and brunch options galore! There’s something for everyone this weekend from the Ready Player One film event to a gospel brunch at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza. Plus, don’t miss out on tickets to Wolf Alice, ProMusica Naked Classics, Timeflies, Moon Taxi, Number Fest, X Ambassadors, and the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest!
Thursday, March 29:
Have you seen the city-wide Thousand People Italian Portraiture Exchange? Love basketball? visit the NCAA Women’s Final Four Tourney Town. Don’t worry, COTA is Extending CBUS Hours Friday and Sunday for Women’s Final Four. Celebrate the environmentally savvy community partners of Columbus at the 2018 GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration. Licking County has a lot going on this week at the Tasty Buns & Craft Beer Week: Art Hop. Listen to women who lead and inspire at the Courageous Conversations Women’s Voices. Don’t miss the Ready Player One Experience | Columbus Release Party! Enjoy great fashion at Small Talk, Big Party! Smash your opponents at SmashLAN’d at Game Arena. Move to the beat with Datsik at The Newport Music Hall. Head to Park Street Theatre for The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe onstage! Celebrate the opening of baseball season at the Drexel with Major League & Cleveland Indians Opener on the Big Screen. Have you seen the live music and live art of The Ogún Meji Duo +1 Concert Series? Head backstage for The Not So Late Show, or check out Second City. Head to The Summit for Soft Kill • Choir Boy • Pink Reason • DJ set by Hybrid Moments.
Friday, March 30:
Moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, you all deserve a break. Check out Mom’s Morning Out at Terra Gallery. Check out the 2018 Ohio State Design Exhibition. You don’t need to leave Columbus for the Spring Time in Paris Wine Dinner Party. Enjoy local music with Ryan Smith at La Viña at Club Corazón. Don’t miss the ‘Thousand People of Genoa’ Artist Reception with Emanuele Timothy Costa. Meditate with a Dharma discussion at Calm Abiding Meditation. Head to Crafted Drafts in Hilliard for a special Trappist Beer Tasting. Over two dozen artists band together for the Gallery Opening: Enter the Oasis, A Group Show at the Gateway Film Center just in time for the release of Ready, Player One. Learn from an expert at the Ethiopian Cooking Class. Head to Angry Baker for the Nothing Is Okay Book Release Party! Love cider? Check out the Wyndridge Cider and Beer Tasting. Enjoy live music and local wine at Fabulous Friday at Wyandotte – Live Music by Peter Conrad. It’s time for Drag Queen Game Night at Camelot Cellars. St. Patrick’s Day might be over, but you can still catch the Rockin’ Road to Dublin. The Nest Theatre throws down at Musical Improv MIXTAPE. Check out the -1+ CD Release Event.
Saturday, March 31:
Give back and get some fresh air at the Brain Injury Awareness 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, or the Milo-Grogan Litter Index/Committee Meeting. Show up for the Shazzbots and stay for the cartoons at HOOT 85: The Moon. Check out the Saturday Morning Art Classes Exhibition. Artists! Submit your work for the CALL to Artists: eARTh at Chromedge. It’s time for a good, old fashioned Easter egg hunt… or seven. Bring the whole family to Kidslinked.com’s Hilliard KidsFest and Bunny Run, the Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt and More, the Milo-Grogan Easter EGG HUNT, the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt for Clintonville, the Family Easter Egg Hunt in the Maple Grove Park, the Easter Egg Hunt at Slate Run Metro Park, the Easter Egg Hunt in Zanesville, or check out the Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Camelot Cellars. Celebrate great local food and beer at the Tasty Buns & Craft Beer Week: Craft Beer Fest & Food Truck Rally. Learn something tasty at Capturing Flavor: the Art & Science of Infusions. Experience something new at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary’s Bird Encounter. Get tips, hints, inspiration and good conversation at Mark My Words: Take Your Fiction to the Next Level. Love beer? Love movies? Don’t miss Founder’s Beer Tasting w/ Strange Brew. If you haven’t experienced Chamber Brews, this weekend is the perfect opportunity; Chamber Brews + Platform + Columbus Museum of Art. After the kids hunt some eggs, nature enthusiasts can try the Snake Hunt at Prairie Oaks Metro Park. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Support the Crew at Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. Make and take something awesome at Refigural x Wex: Make & Take Inspired by Todd Oldham Fashion. Don’t miss the The 13th Annual 24-Hour Zombie-Jesus Easter Movie Marathon.
Sunday, April 1:
It’s Easter AND April Fools’ Day! Celebrate both and stop by the Easter Champagne Buffet, or the Easter Soul Sunday: Derek DiCenzo TRio and Easter Gospel Soul Brunch – Old Landmarks: Traditional Gospel at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza… or visit all three and live it up. Don’t miss Blooms and Butterflies, and check out the latest news from the Franklin Park Conservatory. Kids, adults, beer enthusiasts, and candy connoisseurs unite for The Great Hunt: Kids and Adult Easter Hunt. Have you seen “The Dream,” at Shadowbox Live? Enjoy April Fools Day to its fullest and learn How to Fake Having Confidence at Kafe Kerouac. See what’s shaking with The Flex Crew at Skully’s. Show what you know at Trivia Night at Buckeye Bourbon House. Artists, don’t forget to submit your work for the Call for Artists for German Village Art Crawl 2018. Lend a hand and receive a free ice cream cone at Monthly Community Clean-up – Litter League. Looking for a friend? Check out Mingle with our Mutts! Looking for a Seder to join? Check out Passover 2018 with OSU Hillel.
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