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Located on the east side of downtown Columbus, the district is home to four institutions of higher education (Capital University School of Law, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College, and Franklin University), as well as the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus Museum of Art, and Kelton House Museum and Garden.

MadLab Returns With Their 25th Season and New Artistic Director Will Macke

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab Returns With Their 25th Season and New Artistic Director Will Macke

I’ve reviewed many shows in the intervening years. Still, the last general article on our longest-running company devoted exclusively to new work, MadLab, came in 2015 when I corresponded with then-Artistic Director Andy Batt as they set out on their 20th season.  As we inch our way toward whatever normal looks like, MadLab announced a […]

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Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Charles Busch helped coalesce a new gay theatre movement in downtown New York in the ‘80s and his work continues to resonate and reverberate through film adaptations and countless revivals. To celebrate 2021’s Pride Month, Columbus’ LGBTQQIAA company, Evolution Theatre, presents a jubilant run through Busch’s breakthrough hit, 1984’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, directed by […]

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What’s Next for Downtown?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What’s Next for Downtown?

By some measures, 2020 was a typical year for Downtown; it once again topped CU’s annual list of neighborhoods with the most announced and completed development projects, and new apartment buildings continued to open throughout the year. Several new, high-profile proposals were also unveiled – including one for a 30-story mixed-use tower on a North High Street […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Arena District

It’s been a very long time since we had regular Construction Roundup photo updates, which means a lot of progress has been occuring if you haven’t been out “crane spotting” during the pandemic. Below, we’ve got some photo updates from Downtown Columbus, The Discovery District, The Arena District, Franklinton and some other nearby hot spots. Make […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

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Thursdays with Morgan – Beer Tasting

  Thursdays with Morgan – Beer Tasting

Currently not happening, please check before you go (3/12/20) ____ Don’t rush home on Thursdays, stop by The Hills Downtown and wait for rush hour to be over! Every Thursday, our beer director, Morgan, will choose 4 new and exciting beers for you to taste! Just $5.00 gets you a sample of each beer, plus […]

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Thursdays with Morgan – Beer Tasting

  Thursdays with Morgan – Beer Tasting

Currently not happening, please check before you go (3/12/20) ____ Don’t rush home on Thursdays, stop by The Hills Downtown and wait for rush hour to be over! Every Thursday, our beer director, Morgan, will choose 4 new and exciting beers for you to taste! Just $5.00 gets you a sample of each beer, plus […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION