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Mega Weekend – Tons of Theatre, Planetarium Shows, Sports, and The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend –  Tons of Theatre, Planetarium Shows, Sports, and The Columbus Gay Men’s ChorusHave you heard the buzz for 'An American in Paris?' There's even more onstage this weekend! Don't miss out! (Photo courtesy of CAPA)
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See stars onstage, on the big screen at the planetarium, and even on ice with the Columbus Blue Jackets games this weekend! There’s plenty to do around town, and even more to find on our Events Calendar. Plus, win tickets to New Orleans One Mo’ Time or X Ambassadors!

Denison University hosts the annual Vail Music Series, featuring acclaimed Classical-Contemporary ensemble Eighth Blackbird. (Photo courtesy of Eighth Blackbird/Denison University)

Thursday, March 8th:

Celebrate International Women’s Day in Olde Towne East with Wolf’s Ridge, Land Grant, Seventh Son, and more local favorites! Ladies (and gentlemen) in Westerville can get in on the celebration at IWD Ladies Night & Tacos! Grab a bite and share in community pride at the All People’s Fresh Market Grand Opening. View works by emerging artists at Thesis 2018: Department of Art MFA Exhibition and the Undergraduate Art Scholarships Exhibition 2018 at The OSU Urban Arts Space. What do you know about the history and culture of Downtown? Check out the Columbus Central City Tour. King Ave Players present Our Town. Families can enjoy the Dublin KidsFest! Sportspersons can visit The Drexel to enjoy the Hunting Film Tour. There’s still time to see JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants INC. Ready to learn how to capture the best photos? Check out the Photography Basics Workshop & Field Shoot. Looking for a house, but don’t know where to start? Check out The Spring Forward at Two Dollar Radio. Mix contemporary with classical music with Denison University’s Vail Series: Eighth Blackbird. Rock out with Corey Smith or Alex Cameron. Score big with the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche. Have you seen the Pink Floyd Tribute, Which One’s Pink? at Shadowbox Live yet? Don’t miss An American in ParisThe Realistic JonesesGodspell and more great shows all weekend!

Don’t miss the action this weekend as the Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Detroit Red Wings! (Photo courtesy of Columbus Blue Jackets)

Friday, March 9th:

See stars (and mostly planets) at “Pluto: the Distant, Icy World” at The OSU Arne Slettebak Planetarium. Ready for another great show? Check out Denison University Theatre’s The Government InspectorMadLab’s Sketchy Pitches, the family friendly Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude, or the regional premiere of Side Show. Ready for a major take-home craft? Check out the Wooden Wall Art workshop. Head to the Short North for another fantastic ROY Spectrum, and then visit the Suki and Solaine Trunk Show. Don’t miss the OSU Faculty Club 14th Annual Art Auction. Love video games and art? Don’t miss the Breath of the Wild Anniversary Art Show. Expand your palette at Glass Axis: Mini-Vitro Exhibition. Did someone say sparkling wine and live music?! Check out Sparkling on High. It’s back! You’re invited to the Surprise Modern Party Grand Re-Opening Party! Escape winter at the TROPICAL ADVENTURE DINNER PARTY. Head to A&R Bar for Graceful Closure. Any day is a great day for a beer tasting; Great Lakes Tasting at Crafted Drafts. Meet award-winning authors at Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library. While you’re at the library, don’t miss a special collaboration between the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus and the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus. Have you seen Round2Crew? If you love the Columbus Crew, you don’t want to miss this Trilogy of “Save the Crew” Films at Gateway Film Center. Enjoy wine tastings and great music at Live Music by Joey & Jessica. Don’t miss two great events at 400 West Rich: March Franklinton Friday and A Place In Time With XYZ: new work from JT Thompson Artist Talk & Reception. The Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Detroit Red Wings! Plus, Benchwarmers sports memorabilia art exhibition opens at Blockfort!

Support the Columbus Crew this weekend for the official season opener game! Photo by Matt Ellis.

Saturday, March 10th:

It’s back! The annual Blooms and Butterflies exhibit at The Franklin Park Conservatory opens this weekend. Experience cultural arts from around the world at the Multicultural Carnival at OSU. Enjoy popcorn (or maybe some Soylent Green) at the SF35-The 35th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon. The North Market has their first outdoor farmers market of the season. Celebrate 30 years of Cats Only Veterinary Clinic! You still have time to see All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion. Join the Community Conversation. Celebrate the best food at and drink at the Hills Downtown 5 Year Anniversary Party! There’s more to see this weekend at the OSU Arne Slettebak Planetarium. Share and grow at the Sixth Annual Seed Swap. Mix and match fashion for a great cause at the Solidarity Swap for Women Have Options. Love printmaking? Check out SID CHAFETZ | IDEALS. Head to Dublin for the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Find the best bridal trends at the Muticultural Bridal Affair. Food and music collide at Brunch + Beats. Support the Crew at Home Opener: Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact. Eat local at Cream & Sugar 2018 Season OPENING DAY! Join the conversation with Councilmember Stinziano Community Hours. Read local at Local Author Book Signing. Don’t miss Motionless in White – The Graveyard Shift Tour and Lights. Head to Global Gallery Clintonville for Sunshine Wine’s debut! Don’t miss Cory Branan and Two Cow Garage. Have you seen Shadowbox Live: EPIC? It’s time for Off The Grid! Don’t miss the Sci-Fi Sleepover at The Gateway Film Center, and Leprechaun at the Grandview Theater and Drafthouse.

Check out the “The Best Video Game Experience Possible” now open in Hilliard!

Sunday, March 11th:

Do your children love music? Don’t miss the New Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Lions, Tigers & Bears – OH MY! concert. Make something unique at the Make & Take Metal Stamping Event. Don’t miss Helen Welch and Friends. Looking for a new Sunday lunch spot? Check out SuperChef’s Sweet & Sour Burger. Explore American history with The Dream at Shadowbox Live. Visit a one of a kind film experience at the SPRING 2018 FILM SERIES at Upper Arlington Public Library. Ground yourself at the Sound Meditation Workshop. Have you visited Ed Phillips: Textural Abstracts? There’s still time to enjoy How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD at Beeler Gallery as well as In the Forefront: Emerging Ohio Artists at the Ohio Craft Museum. Don’t miss The Bunny Photo Experience. Find something new at the Fair Trade Rug Event at Global Gifts. End your weekend on a high note with Ryan Smith at The Crest on Parsons. Gamers rejoice, there’s a new game hub in town! Get motivated and give back at the Burpee-A-Thon. Definitely don’t miss Mothers Womb – Live at Skully’s.

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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