What to do in Columbus This Weekend (Jan 19-21)
It’s by no means warm outside, but after the past week or two it’s starting to feel downright balmy! It’s a great weekend to finally leave the confines of home where most of us have spent the last two weeks and get out among other people. Coincidentally, there are lots of great things happening around town this weekend. So sit home if you prefer (I won’t judge you), or head out for a night on the town. Either way, have a great weekend!
Oh, and one other thing. If you see Meredith Liepelt today, wish her a happy birthday!
SunDown RunDown Business Pitch Event
Friday 5:30 pm
Central Ohio is full of great entrepreneurial talent. If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea and grab a beer while you’re there. Doors open at 5:30pm, pitches start by shortly after 6:00pm
Columbus Winter Beerfest
The annual Columbus Winter Beerfest will take place Friday and Saturday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and will feature over 350 craft beers from more than 100 breweries from down the street and around the country. The event will also feature live local music and plenty of food truck favorites.
Columbus Covers Columbus Fest
The inaugural Columbus Covers Columbus Fest will take place on Friday and Saturday at The Shrunken Head. Musical acts will be performing songs from other local acts as well as some Ohio favorites. See local musicians covering the likes of 21 Pilots, The Floorwalkers, Mojoflo, Nes Wordz, The Worn Flints, Bobaflex, OAR, and many more. Take in a variety of comedians, poets, acostic acts, bands, rappers, live podcasts, and DJs. A portion of the festivals proceeds will go to the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Dublin Jerome High School Drama Club Presents an Evening of Student Directed One Acts
Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of one act plays directed by Jerome Theatre students, featuring talent young and old!
Columbus Symphony Presents Russian Winter Festival I: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
Friday and Saturday 8 pm
The Russian Winter Festival returns with passionate, exotic, and exuberant selections from the vast treasury of Russian repertoire. Focus: CREATIVE WOMEN.
Comedian Josh Blue at the Funny Bone
Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBCs Last Comic Standing. Possessed with an undeniable likeability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness; Josh continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.
AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo
This one-stop shop for everything travel related offers consumers exclusive access to the world’s top travel suppliers. In addition to offering exclusive information and discounts, the AAA Travel Stage will feature round-the-clock activities, presentations and entertainment. The EXPO features different zones highlighting regional destinations, so visitors can quickly and easily find the ideal getaway for their interests, lifestyle and budget. You will also have exclusive access to EXPO-only deals, so you are encouraged to bring a calendar and a form of payment and be ready to book on the spot.
Short North Winter Sale
Support participating small businesses during the Winter Sale and receive the best deals of the season. A variety of Short North Arts District shops are holding their post-holiday sales.
Metro Parks Winter Hike Heries: #4 Scioto Audubon
Saturday 10 am
The winter weather has climbed back up into tolerable temperatures, so why not get outside Saturday morning and get some fresh air? Enjoy a 1-2 mile hike along the trails of the Scioto Audubon.
Platform Beer Co. One Year Anniversary Party
Saturday 10 am
Platform’s Columbus Tasting Room is celebrating a successful first year. Join them at an all-day party for their 1st Anniversary as they feature a limited can release of Never Swim Alone, a limited retapping of Cherry Donut Pie, and rare pours exclusively for this event. Free commemorative pint glasses will be given to the first 100 guests.
Winter Jam 2018
Saturday 5 pm
GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum- selling and Billboard Music Award-winning rockers Skillet will headline the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular, showcasing a lineup of some of the best and brightest in Christian music.
Learn to Curl
Saturday 7 pm
Interested in checking out one of the best Winter Olympic sports? The Columbus Curling Club offers an opportunity for people of all ages to Learn to Curl. During these two hour sessions, our instructors will teach you the basics and then have you throwing stones in a game. Afterwards, enjoy socializing in their cozy warm room.
Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo
Saturday 7:30 pm
Expect the unexpected when the 2018 Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo National Tour returns to Nationwide Arena. See fan favorite events: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding with the top two competing in a thrilling Winner takes all Showdown Round, and be on hand for the unexpected from Manu Lataste, the ONLY professional bull jumper in the United States. See special guest William Michael Morgan in concert after the rodeo.