Events April 12 – 16

After eating an amazingly-delicious kielbasa cheddar jalapeno kolache from Kolache Republic at Camelot Cellars' Bakers Bazaar, I sat back to reflect on how I wanted two more.

Do you have plans yet for the weekend?  Here’s what I suggest:

1. Check out the newly-opened Yogi Perogi in Grandview

2. Sign up to volunteer on Saturday at the largest Earth Day event in the US

3. On Sunday, attend Columbus’s best pizza potluck, the Pizza Grand Prix

If none of those ideas floats your boat, check out the rest of the weekend event list!  Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Market-to-Market Bicycle Adventure on May 5th – if they sell out before you get your ticket, you’ll miss out on a free t-shirt, free breakfast, free Jeni’s Ice Cream, and the chance to bike 26 miles up and down our fine Olentangy Bike Trail.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 12 

Cocktails at the Conservatory – 5:30pm-10pm – $11 – Franklin Park Conservatory – Visit the Conservatory and view its exhibitions during this weekly after-hours social event. Enjoy a full bar selection, featured cocktails, small plates and live music. 21 and over.  Entrance fee includes $10 of tokens to be used towards drinks and small plates.  Check out their orchids and butterfly exhibit while you’re there!

Project Paint: An Evening of Cocktails and Painting – 6pm-9pm – $35 – Columbus Museum of Art – Art netWork has partnered with Colors and Bottles to offer an evening of fun, painting, and cocktails to raise funds to support the Columbus Museum of Art. Come and enjoy a painting class with cocktails and networking in an inspirational setting.  Not only will you have the opportunity to learn how to paint with a local artist, but you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Museum, mingle with old friends, and make new ones! More info here.

 
 

Friday, April 13

Food and Fashion: Sustainability in Consumption – 8:45am-3pm – free – Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center (2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, 43210) – Join OSU Net Impact for a summit featuring presentations and panels with influential leaders in sustainable food and fashion. Product donations courtesy of Honest Tea (http://www.honesttea.com/).  Hear from Warren Taylor [Snowville Creamery], Eric Henry [TS Designs], Christina Getachew [Substance], Cory Hawkey [OSU Energy], Todd Mills [Local Matters], Jeff Sharp [Associate Professor, OSU], Tricia Wheeler [Edible Columbus], and more!  Then join us for a sustainable, free, zero-waste lunch and a film screening from Catalytic Clothing! Catalytic Clothing is artist/designer Helen Storey and chemist Tony Ryan. Catalytic Clothing employs textiles as a means to purify the air, allowing ordinary people to positively impact the environment by wearing everyday clothes.  Find more information and RSVP here.

Equine Affaire – 9am-7:30pm – $14 – Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave, 43211) – The 45th annual Equine Affaire is expected to draw an attendance of more than 100,000 for the four-day event. Horse owners and enthusiasts can meet and learn directly from some of the world’s most accomplished horse people, as well as see some of the country’s finest horses. More than 200 clinics, seminars and demonstrations will take place. Returning this year is the Pfizer Fantasia – A Musical Celebration of the Horse, which takes place nightly in the coliseum.   More info here.

Gateway Comedy Festival – 4pm-10pm – free – South Campus Gateway  (High St at 11th Ave) – Do you like comedy? If not, we’ll change your mind! We have standup comedians, comedy troops, improv, amateurs, funny movies….you name it, we’ve got it.  5 stages, choose your own entertainment!

Capitol Steps – 8pm-10pm – $20 – The McCoy Center for the Arts (New Albany) – The Capitol Steps are an American political satire group. The group has been performing since 1981, and has released approximately thirty albums consisting primarily of song parodies. Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. The Capitol Steps have performed on PBS, public radio, and in various small- and medium-sized venues around the United States.  More info here.

614 Magazine Live Music Showcase – 9pm-12am – $5 – Skully’s Music Diner (1151 N High St) – Come see five of the best and most diverse bands Columbus has to offer for just $5!  Includes: The Randys, Town Monster, The Regrettes, and Forest & the Evergreens.  The first 100 people through door will receive a complimentary Jim Beam Red Stag cocktail courtesy of (614)!  Proceeds benefit The Jazz Arts Group.

 

Saturday, April 14

Net Impact Earthday 2012 River Clean-up – 9am-12pm – free – COSI (333W Broad St, 43215) – Net Impact of Central Ohio is organizing a Green Columbus Earthday 2012 “Root Down” worksite to clean-up the Scioto River. We will be removing debris from both river banks from North Bank Park down to Mound Street. The site is being hosted by COSI. There will be FREE parking available behind COSI (corner of Belle and W. Town Street) and supplies for the clean-up will be provided. We welcome experienced adult kayak or canoe enthusiasts who would like to assist with the “water-only” access areas of the banks. Volunteers for the river clean-up need to be 12 years old or above.  Please contact Net Impact Secretary Ron Smith at rlsmith1986@gmail to register for this great volunteer opportunity!

Equine Affaire – 9am-7:30pm – $14 – Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave, 43211) – The 45th annual Equine Affaire is expected to draw an attendance of more than 100,000 for the four-day event. Horse owners and enthusiasts can meet and learn directly from some of the world’s most accomplished horse people, as well as see some of the country’s finest horses. More than 200 clinics, seminars and demonstrations will take place. Returning this year is the Pfizer Fantasia – A Musical Celebration of the Horse, which takes place nightly in the coliseum.   More info here.

CCAD Art Sale – 10:30am – 2pm – $5 – Loann Crane Center for Design (112 Cleveland Ave, 43215) – Come to the annual CCAD Spring Art Sale to find amazing work by students and alumni. Take home great art and support local artists—all admission fees fund student scholarships and art sales go directly to an artist on the rise.  Admission is $5 for general admission (10:30 a.m.) or $50 for first choice (get in early at 9 am).  More info here.

Spring Rad Dog + Sticky Bun Challenge – 11am-2pm – free – Pattycake Bakery (3009 N High St) – Yay! Spring is almost here and you know what that means?!…..another vending season for Rad Dog and the start of another year of Rad Dog + Sticky Bun Challenges. If you are able to eat any Rad Dog plus one of our huge famous Sticky Buns in 1 sitting then we will take your picture for the Rad Dog + Sticky Wall of Fame. Come for lunch and bring your family and friends.

Cowtown Cash Mob – 1pm-4pm – $10-$20 – Oak St and Parsons Ave, Columbus – On Saturday, April 14th the Cowtown Cash Mob – a group of local consumers, committed to purchasing $10-20 worth of merchandise from a local small business in a concentrated way- will be having its inaugural Cash Mob outing in the Old Towne East neighborhood just east of downtown from 1-4pm.  The group will meet in the parking lot on the Northeast corner of Oak St & Parsons Ave.

Tenant Show and Open Studios @ 400 W Rich – 5pm-9pm – free – 400 W Rich St, Columbus, 43215 – The exhibition will feature works produced exclusively by the many tenants currently occupying what is quickly becoming a central hub of Columbus’ artistic community. Tenants will have their doors open so that viewers can sneak a peak at works in progress, possibly even the artists at work.  Recently the building has been host to a number of well-received art events such as the popular Pecha Kucha networking and presentation event, the alternative holiday open-house Festivus and most recently the variety show extravaganza Mardi Gras Columbus Style but this event will be the first to highlight exclusively the amazingly diverse range of local talent using the space to hone their various skills, crafts and products.

Taste of Marysville – 5pm-9pm – free – Marysville High School Field House (800 Amrine Mill Rd, Marysville) – The 2012 Taste Of Marysville will be held at the Marysville High School Field House 800 Amrine Mill Rd. Marysville on April 14th, from 5 to 9pm. No Matter what kind of food you have a taste for, The Taste of Marysville will allow you to come and experience what Union County food vendors have to offer.  This year the net proceeds will be donated to The United Way Of Union County. Admission is FREE, although patrons will need to buy taste tickets for the event. Tickets are sold 8 for $10, tickets can be shared. Those who want to sample a vendor’s food must present 1 ticket to the vendor per item.  More info on participating restaurants here.

The Salty Carmels @ Brothers Drake – 10pm-1am – no cover – Brothers Drake Meadery (26 E 5th Ave) – Come to Brothers Drake for an intimate no cover show with The Salty Caramels 10pm-1am. Hope to see you there! We’ll have our skillet good and greasy.

Off the Grid @ the Wexner – 9pm-2am – $55 pre-registration/$65 day of event – The Wexner Center for the Arts – The party of the year returns—in 3D! Off the Grid fills three different dimensions of the center all night: our café, Mershon Auditorium lobby, and our black box performance space. Just like last-year’s sold-out party, this version promises to move your senses through time and space—and far off the grid—all night long. Nonstop dance sets from New York City legend Mike Simonetti, DJ Patrick, DJ Brooke LaValley, and Rainer will keep you moving. So will the tantalizing aromas and tastes of delicious eats from over a dozen Dine Originals Columbus restaurants. More info here.


Sunday, April 15

Equine Affaire – 9am-5pm – $14 – Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave, 43211) – The 45th annual Equine Affaire is expected to draw an attendance of more than 100,000 for the four-day event. Horse owners and enthusiasts can meet and learn directly from some of the world’s most accomplished horse people, as well as see some of the country’s finest horses. More than 200 clinics, seminars and demonstrations will take place. Returning this year is the Pfizer Fantasia – A Musical Celebration of the Horse, which takes place nightly in the coliseum.   More info here.

Pizza Grand Prix – 6pm-8pm – donations accepted – Wild Goose Creative – With so many pizza restaurants in Columbus, sampling them all can be a challenge. Just ask the bloggers of Pizza Slayer (http://14inchesoflove.blogspot.com/)…they’ve been working their way through central Ohio’s pizza offerings since 2008 and are still discovering new, tasty pies.   If you worry that you might be missing out on Columbus’ best slice, or know that you’ve already found it and want to share this priceless knowledge with the world, Columbus’s eighth Pizza Grand Prix is a must-attend event. In return for showing up at Wild Goose Creative with a medium or large pizza from your favorite restaurant, you’ll get to try other peoples’ favorites from all over town. Basically, this is one huge pizza potluck.   Would you rather bring a pizza of your own design? Enter our amateur pizza competition for the chance to win fun pizza-related prizes. To compete, shoot an email to nick@wildgoosecreative.com by April 12th.  BYOB. Donations to Wild Goose are accepted.  RSVP here.

 

Monday, April 16

Mobile Monday at St. James Tavern featuring Per Zoot – 6:30pm-9:30pm? – St. James Tavern (1057 N 4th St) – Stop by St. James Tavern every Monday to check out a local food truck and get a “mystery beer can” for $1.  ECDI’s Food Fort helps put this partnership together and it sounds great!

Central Ohio Food Forum – 6:30pm-8:30pm – Donations Accepted – Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St) – We’re all familiar with “Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer,” but do you? Have you ever wondered what a farmers “living wage” actually is?  Join us for a series of open and honest conversations about our food system, every third Monday at Wild Goose Creative.  Bring your ideas, questions and thoughts, your neighbors, friends and family.  This Monday, the Food Director of Grandview Heights City Schools! Carol Hamilton will be in attendance for our second discussion on school food.


Upcoming events to plan for:

April 21 – Alleviating Poverty through Entrepreneurship Summit – 9am-3pm – free! – Wexner Center for the Arts – The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit seeks to educate, impassion and empower individuals to alleviate poverty through market-based solutions on a local and global scale.  From creative conception to successful execution, APTE is an entirely student-organized and student-run undertaking that is free to attend, accessible, and community wide.  By connecting students, academics, practitioners, policy makers, and community members, the Summit spreads the spark of social entrepreneurship and gives attendees concrete channels of action to create positive social change.  More info here.

May 5 – Market to Market Bike Ride – 8am-12pm – $15 in advance/$20 at the door – North Market/Hills Market – Bike from North Market to Hills Market and back!  The cost includes breakfast, a scoop of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (at either location), an event t-shirt and a drawstring backpack filled with goodies and coupons from both locations with up to $50 worth of savings on Ohio foods. Breakfast will be served at both locations from 8- 10 a.m. to allow for riders to eat and set out on the trail at their leisure. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will be available at both locations upon ride completion. Registration can be made online at northmarket.com or thehillsmarket.com

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