Mega Weekend – Your Guide to Concerts, Comedy Acts, Mother’s Day, and More!
It’s never a dull weekend in Columbus, but the weather and Mother’s Day make this weekend even better! We’ve rounded up the best live music and art events, local shopping tips, theatre productions, and fun options for moms of any age. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to next week’s Beer + Ice Cream Festival, and don’t miss your chance to win tickets to Product Runway!
Thursday, May 10:
The best local writers, poets, musicians and more will gather this weekend for The Flyover Fest 2018. Don’t miss it! Celebrate and learn at the Artistically MAD: Opening Reception and Celebration. Headed to Grandview this weekend? Check out the Lined.Layered.Linked A contemporary jewelry exhibition at The Smithery. Craft, sip, and snack at Discover & Dine: an experience with chocolate, cheese & succulents. Raise funds for a great cause with some of the best food in the city at Taste of Dine Originals! Concerned about parking in the Short North? Stop by the Short North Parking Updated Plan Presentation. Learn how to make your garden great this year at How Does Your Garden Grow? Ask a Master Gardener. Learn something new at The History of German Village. Stop by the Drexel Theatre for an exclusive Central Ohio Screening of RGB with a Post-Screening Panel Discussion to Be Moderated by U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley. Ready for live music and local theatre hits? Check out Annie, Which One’s Pink?, Avenue Q, improv with Sassy Do LOVES Your Mom, MadLab’s Theatre Roulette, or The Sick World of Doctor Show: Mayday!
Friday, May 11:
Take your kids to experience live theatre Friday morning with We Are Stars!, CATCO is Kids: The Throne of Oz, or later this evening at PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO. Grab a friend and head downtown to see the OAC Riffe Gallery’s ‘Women to Watch Ohio.‘ Chime in on civic and community issues at the CCC Advisory’s President Pro Tem Stinziano’s May Community Hours. Check out what’s happening at Glass Axis at the Spring Glass Sale & Classes, and read about their community involvement before you go! German Village is gorgeous in the spring; why not enjoy a Schiller Park History Walking Tour? Looking for great food and drinks this Friday night? Check out Food Truck Friday: Cousins Maine Lobster, Darista Dips Four-Year Anniversary Party, Sparkling on High, or Herbs in the Alley. It’s time for the CCAD Fashion Show! Experience new works of art at Accidental Anthropology: Discovering Meaning in the Discarded and Overlooked. The Idea Foundry opens their doors for another Franklinton Fridays Startup Crawl. Dance the night away with MisterWives, N O A H, The Steel Woods, Jazz & Juleps, DJ Pauly D at The Bluestone, or local favorites Playing to Vapors and Sugar Ghost! Laugh out loud at Neat Neat Neat Weekly Stand-Up Showcase or Awesome Comedy Open Mic. Love craft beer? Definitely don’t miss Pack the Yard.
Saturday, May 12:
Do you make, love, or collect art? Why not take part in establishing a new gallery in Dublin? It’s time for World Fair Trade Day at Global Gifts! There’s plenty more shopping just in time for Mother’s Day at the German Village GartenMarkt, too. Ready to write? Check out Thurber House Master Class: Write a Story Start to Finish. Celebrate all things herbal at Herb Day. Know a bodybuilder? Invite them to the NPC EAS Mike Francois Classic. Learn more about electric bikes at Year of Yay! It’s Electric. Looking for a new opportunity? Don’t miss the City of Columbus Career Fair! Go treasure hunting at over 20 combined garage sales, local food trucks, screenprinting, and more at The Wetmore Recycle! Mothers and moms-to-be can enjoy a day of learning at Babies & Bumps 2018. Lovers of the unique and unusual don’t want to miss The Columbus Oddities & Curiosities Expo. Turn up the heat at The Ohio Eggfest. Take a night to Paint and Sip. Enjoy European football the way it’s meant to be enjoyed at the FC Schalke 04 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Viewing Party at Land Grant Brewing Co! How about a Bluegrass Brunch? Walk on the wild side at the Columbus Zoo on behalf of Walk MS. Don’t miss cheering on the Columbus Crew as they take on the Chicago Fire!
Sunday, May 13:
Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and special women who care with meaningful gifts like a day at the THRiVE Massage and Wellness, a special meal at Barcelona, a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Worthington Inn, Mother’s Day Photos at Easton, brunch at Camelot Cellars, a carriage ride at Easton, a banquet at Phenix Banquet Center. Looking to give mum some me-time? How about a quiet afternoon of knitting with friends at Dabble & Stitch Project Support: Knit + Crochet, an enamel necklace workshop at The Smithery, a late morning yoga class with beer at Brewga, or an evening of great music with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Don’t forget, there’s also Blooms & Butterflies at The Franklin Park Conservatory and The Dream at Shadowbox Live. See something unique at the Ohio Craft Museum’s Best of 2018. Take the kids to experience the beauty and science of live Butterflies at Polaris. End your weekend on a bang with live musical acts like Mainland, Flatbush Zombies, The Melting Pot open mic, or Ghost.
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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