MegaWeekend – 58 Ways to Spend Your Weekend in ColumbusFebruary 15, 2018 2:00 pm Kylie Harwell-Sturgill
Whether you’re flying solo, spending the weekend with your family, or meeting up with friends, you’ve got your pick of a wide range of events this weekend. Don’t miss out, and don’t forget to check out our Contests page to win tickets to see Kelsea Ballerini!
Runners of all ages, don’t forget to check out our List of Races, Marathons, Half-Marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks in Columbus in 2018!
Thursday, February 15th:
Making a trip to Dayton? Stop by the OEFFA’s 39th Annual Conference: A Taste for Change. Head Downtown to catch the CCAD on Mars Exhibition or the Columbus Central City Tour. Celebrate those who make Columbus great at the 2018 Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA Legacy Celebration. Learn important skills at Self Defense w/ Dublin Police, or cool down with [email protected]. Listen and learn at Listening To: Pop Resistance at Beeler Gallery. Reimagine a fairy tale with Columbus Children’s Theatre Presents, “JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants INC.” Did you miss Valentine’s for work? You’re in luck! Valentines Day Maker Date Night continues. Grab your brushes and a friend for Paint with Palette – Painting Party at Wyandotte Winery or Open Paint Party at Terra Gallery. Celebrate two iconic American musicians at 100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Have a laugh with Comedian John Heffron at Columbus Funny Bone, or The Joke’s On US Tour 2018 with Lewis Black. Don’t miss Talib Kweli at Ace of Cups and The Vagina Monologues. Don’t miss Award-Winning Choreographers Kimberly Bartosik/daela and Joanna Kotze at Wexner Center!
Friday, February 16th:
Visit the Blue Jackets Winter Park and then watch the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers. Check out William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography. Get dinner and a show at the Best Laid Plans Murder Mystery Dinner. Visit the Columbus Cultural Arts Center for Weekly Art Talks: Conversations & Coffee and“Pencil & Paper.” Ready to decorate for March? Check out Make and Take St. Patrick’s Day Tulle Wreath. Sip and learn at with Land Grant Brewing at Taste Without Waste at Virtue Vegan Salon. Don’t miss the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series: Jo-ey Tang, Ian Ruffino, Michael Goodson, and James Voorhies. It’s not too late for Valentine’s Dinner at Bleu & Fig! Settle in for a show at Shadowbox Live: EPIC, or enjoy some local theatre with Lettice and Lovage, or “The Performers,” at Short North Stage. Listen to the best of The Beatles at All You Need is Love (and THE BEATLES). Experience something new with ‘Giselle’, Presented by BalletMet. Take a trip to the wild side with ComedySportz Columbus, or enjoy live music by Terrance & Friends @ Brothers Drake Meadery. Do you love video games and music? Check out “Journey LIVE” with Fifth House Ensemble. Get ready for FNA: Please Shuffle the Cards with Erik Tait at MadLab. Enjoy classic Americana with Ryan Smith at Hop Yard 62, or have a laugh with FFN’s Date Night 2018.
Saturday, February 17th:
Don’t forget to visit Orchids: Utopia! Gather the whole family for Family Classic Movies at COSI or get some fresh air at the 45th Annual Winter Hike Series: #11 Three Creeks. Call Pocahontas and send Pinocchio a reminder for the 2nd Annual A Breakfast with Characters. Do you love old buildings? Check out the Young Ohio Preservationists Present Heart Bomb 2018: Holy Rosary. Put your sweet tooth to good use at the Maple Sugar Tours. Bring home some local art from the Arts Fest Pop-Up at the Dispatch Spring Home and Gardens Show. They’re here! It’s Girl Scout Cookie season and Daily Growler has you covered at their Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing. Everyone deserves a good Saturday morning cartoon. Enjoy Sensory Friendly Films: “An American Tail” at The Gateway Film Center. Find the latest fashions at fab’rik Easton’s Spring Into Fashion. Step into the Southern Theatre and step into another world with Chamber Music Columbus Presents Lorelei Ensemble. Experience something new with ROY Spectrum: Liz Roberts, Mark Reamy, Scott Goss and Nate Ricciuto. Grab some popcorn and a date for Saturday Cinema Classics: “On The Waterfront,” at Studio 35. Get down for the count at Columbus Celebrates Its Boxing Legends 2018. Relive the romance as the Hilliard Arts Council Presents: “Seasons of Love Cabaret.” Shaken? Stirred? Try both at The North Market’s Mix & Shake. Learn to bellydance at Habeeba’s Bellydance Hafla! Don’t miss 103.9 Jack Throwback featuring Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience & Thunderstruck. Enjoy A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Wyclef Jean, or settle in for Osage / The WS Collective @ Brothers Drake Meadery. Dahlia Bar and Lounge brings you Matoma- One in a Million Tour 2018.
Sunday, February 18th:
Impress yourself with a new culinary skill after Croissant Making with Aaron Clouse at 1400 Food Lab. City Music Columbus presents the 9th Annual Top Dog Fundraiser. Make something lovely at the Candy Drop Enamel Necklace Workshop. Step outside for the 45th Annual Winter Hike Series: #12 Slate Run. Have you seen Daddy Long Legs? Have you been missing Boline Apothecary? Check out the Haven Herbs Launch Party! Make a difference with The Sound of My People. Grab a partner and head to the Oldies Dance Party at the Valley Dale Ballroom. Don’t miss Big Something at The Basement. Experience “The Dream,” at Shadowbox Live. Excision Presents The 2018 Paradox Tour. Head to The Pizzuti Collection for Lines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper and Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge, or to Beeler Gallery for How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD. Visiting the Gateway Film Center for a movie? Don’t forget to check out “VLNS NVR DIE,” by Columbus artist Grant Gilsdorf. The Wexner Center for the arts welcomes All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion.
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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