Events August 1 – 7

This caramel roll from Eleni-Christina Bakery made me really happy

My favorite time of day is the early morning, so I was pretty happy to hear about two new shops that opened up in the Short North: One Line Coffee and Eleni-Christina Bakery.  (Well, Eleni-Christina isn’t new, it’s just newly open to the public.) Read the reviews and then stop by to try them for yourself!

Breakfast with Nick:  One Line Coffee

Columbus Food Adventures: Eleni-Christina Bakery

On a different topic, I might sound like a broken record, but I’m seriously excited for Fete en Blanc and it’s coming up next Friday!  Still not sure what it is?  Genevieve does a great job describing it in this blog post.  I hope I see you there!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 1

Ohio State Fair – 9am-10pm – $10 (or $6 @ Kroger!) – Ohio Expo center (717 E 17th Ave) – Get ready for the 159th Ohio State Fair! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists and impressive magicians, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, horse shows, an eight acre natural resources park, and much more! The Midway features more than 60 exhilarating rides, while Kiddieland is home to rides geared toward parents riding with small children. You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the 175 food vendors. More info here.

Short Film for Social Change – 8pm – free – Brothers Drake Meadery (26 E 5th Ave) – The Columbus Film Council and Brothers Drake Meadery are proud to sponsor a series of documentaries that both inform and inspire created by organizations that have successfully leveraged the power of short film for social change.  Capturing the interest of audiences in the internet age presents new challenges for nonprofits and community organizations. But with the advent of Facebook and Twitter comes the ability for anyone to easily share compelling stories of perseverance and triumph through short form filmmaking. Learn from the diverse examples of nonprofits — large and small — how to turn moving stories into moving images that make a difference.  This community-focused screening with interactive discussion will provide actionable insights for organizers, volunteers, filmmakers or anyone interested in how documentary shorts can serve a greater good.

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Thursday, August 2

Ohio State Fair – 9am-10pm – $10 (or $6 @ Kroger!) – Ohio Expo center (717 E 17th Ave) -Get ready for the 159th Ohio State Fair! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists and impressive magicians, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, horse shows, an eight acre natural resources park, and much more! The Midway features more than 60 exhilarating rides, while Kiddieland is home to rides geared toward parents riding with small children. You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the 175 food vendors. Daily discount info here.  More info here.

Food Truck Food Court – 11am-2pm – free – Columbus Commons (160 S High St) -Get good eats from the best food trucks and carts Columbus has to offer every Thursday afternoon at Columbus Commons.

Zauber + Food Truck – 5pm-8pm – free – Zauber Brewing (1300 Norton Ave – btw 3rd and 5th Ave) –Buy a growler and support Mobile food (there’s a different vendor each week).  More info on Zauber Brewing Co here.

Latitude 41 Rooftop Beer Garden Event – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Latitude 41 (50 N 3rd St) – Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends accompanied by live music, freshly grilled pork sliders ($4), wood fired trout ($9) and grilled sweet corn ($2) with sides and local craft beers from Columbus Brewing Company. Create your preferred picnic plate!  More info here.

Qbert (Acoustic 70’s) – 6pm-8pm – free – Woodland’s Tavern (1200 W 3rd Ave) – Come enjoy good company, great food, $2 drinks, and the acoustic sounds of the 70’s with Qbert at the Woodlands Tavern happy hour. Bring a drum or a dij and help Qbert stay on the beat as the buzz begins to thicken and the stress of the work day melts away.

Downtown Live featuring Andy Shaw band and Lydia Loveless – 6:30pm-10pm – free – Columbus Commons – Unwind after work, enjoy a frosty beverage and dig into the local music scene at the world-class Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in Columbus Commons. Thursday nights at the Commons provide a perfect early kick off to the weekend so don’t miss out.

Speakeasy: Stories of Downs and Ups – 7pm – $5/BYOB – Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St) – The idea is simple: an audience, an open microphone, and great stories. Hilarious, gripping, poignant, it’s up to you. Audiences are invited to come to listen or come to tell as folks from all corners of Columbus offer their stories live on stage!  Each night will start with a blank sheet of paper and people from all walks of life can add their name and tell a 5-7 minute story.

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Friday, August 3

Ohio State Fair – 9am-10pm – $10 (or $6 @ Kroger!) – Ohio Expo center (717 E 17th Ave) – Get ready for the 159th Ohio State Fair! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists and impressive magicians, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, horse shows, an eight acre natural resources park, and much more! The Midway features more than 60 exhilarating rides, while Kiddieland is home to rides geared toward parents riding with small children. You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the 175 food vendors. Daily discount info here.  More info here.

All Ohio Balloon Festival – 2pm-9pm – $5 – Union County Airport (760 Clymer Rd, Marysville) – The 37th Annual All Ohio Balloon Festival will be held at the Union County Airport.    The event features bands, food, kid activities, over 30 hot air balloons, and a nightly hot air balloon glow at 9pm.

Dublin Irish Festival – 4pm-12am – $10 – Coffman Park (5600 Post Rd) – An anniversary to remember is shaping up when 25 years of Dublin Irish Festival dance and music ignite on seven stages featuring returning favorites and fresh, young artists. Entertainers from Ireland and the US, including internationally acclaimed dancers and a mix a traditional music and Celtic rock, promise to make this year’s Festival the perfect getaway for the entire family. The Festival, set on 29 acres in Dublin, Ohio, just north of Columbus, Ohio, is one of the nation’s premier Irish festivals and a central Ohio tradition. More than 100,000 visitors are expected. More info here.

29th Annual St James Brats & Crafts Festival – 4:30pm-10pm – free – St James Lutheran Church (5660 Trabue Rd) – The event will include authentic German food and beer, live German music and dancing, a hot-air balloon launch Friday evening and an 1860s-era “base ball” game Saturday at 4 p.m. played by the Ohio Village Muffins. The weekend concludes with the Columbus Maennerchor and the traditional German Worship Service on Sunday afternoon. Facebook invite here.

Canal Winchester Blues & Ribsfest – 5pm-11pm – free – 10 N High St, Canal Winchester – A two day summer street celebration featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a variety of quality non-rib food options, locally crafted items/art, children’s activities, and a beer garden for our Blues/Rib-loving friends 21 and over.  More info here.

Rhythm on the River presents Transit Arts Young Artists on the Move –8pm-11pm – free – Bicentennial Park (233 Civic Center Dr) – The Transit Arts performance group is a dynamic blend of outstanding professional artists and talented youth artists inspiring and challenging one another to honor our roots while creating fresh new work. Rhythms rise from the drums, turntables, and dancing feet, as poets, hip-hop emcees, break-dancers, DJs, musicians, singers, and visual artists flow together to create a breathtaking, and interactive, multi-disciplinary performance experience. More info here.

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Saturday, August 4

Ohio State Fair – 9am-10pm – $10 (or $6 @ Kroger!) – Ohio Expo center (717 E 17th Ave) -Get ready for the 159th Ohio State Fair! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists and impressive magicians, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, horse shows, an eight acre natural resources park, and much more! The Midway features more than 60 exhilarating rides, while Kiddieland is home to rides geared toward parents riding with small children. You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the 175 food vendors. Daily discount info here.  More info here.

Dublin Irish Festival – 11am-12am – $10 – Coffman Park (5600 Post Rd) – An anniversary to remember is shaping up when 25 years of Dublin Irish Festival dance and music ignite on seven stages featuring returning favorites and fresh, young artists. Entertainers from Ireland and the US, including internationally acclaimed dancers and a mix a traditional music and Celtic rock, promise to make this year’s Festival the perfect getaway for the entire family. The Festival, set on 29 acres in Dublin, Ohio, just north of Columbus, Ohio, is one of the nation’s premier Irish festivals and a central Ohio tradition. More than 100,000 visitors are expected. More info here.

Canal Winchester Blues & Ribsfest – 12pm-11pm – free – 10 N High St, Canal Winchester – A two day summer street celebration featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a variety of quality non-rib food options, locally crafted items/art, children’s activities, and a beer garden for our Blues/Rib-loving friends 21 and over.  More info here.

African American Cultural Arts Festival – 12pm-9pm – free? –Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E Broad St) – Building on the history and heritage of the King Lincoln District, our festival will give you the favor of and the history of black arts, music and dance. It will also feature a book fair and health screenings. The festival also includes workshops on home buying and money management from 1-3 p.m. at the Eldon Ward YMCA at 130 Woodland Ave. A youth summit for teenage youth will be held from 6:30-8 at the YMCA, focusing on the topic “If I was Mayor.” More info here.

29th Annual St James Brats & Crafts Festival – 12pm-10pm – free – St James Lutheran Church (5660 Trabue Rd) – The event will include authentic German food and beer, live German music and dancing, a hot-air balloon launch Friday evening and an 1860s-era “base ball” game Saturday at 4 p.m. played by the Ohio Village Muffins. The weekend concludes with the Columbus Maennerchor and the traditional German Worship Service on Sunday afternoon. Facebook invite here.

All Ohio Balloon Festival – 2pm-9pm – $5 – Union County Airport (760 Clymer Rd, Marysville) – The 37th Annual All Ohio Balloon Festival will be held at the Union County Airport.    The event features bands, food, kid activities, over 30 hot air balloons, and a nightly hot air balloon glow at 9pm.

Short North Gallery Hop – 4pm-10pm – free – Short North Arts District – The first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors converge on the strip, the epicenter of the High Street Experience. They come to celebrate art and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and cosmopolitan fun. Countless art experiences. District specials. Prize drawings. Ramped up entertainment. Unexpected surprises. Join us for an unforgettable experience.

Waterfire with Grassinine – free – Genoa Park – Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. and the fires are lit at 8:30 p.m. The live music resumes at 9 p.m. and the evening concludes at 10:30 p.m. – Floating bonfires illuminate the Scioto River downtown as crowds gather to enjoy music and entertainment. Half a dozen burns are scheduled throughout the season. More info here.

National Mead Day Celebration – 11am–12am – free – Brothers Drake Meadery (26 E 5th Ave) – Join us starting at 11am for mead breakfast with Taste of Belgium Waffles, try new flavors of blueberry candy and banana nut bread, participate in a free tour at 12pm, learn how to make mead at 1pm, and enjoy lots of great music and food all day!  Facebook invite and schedule here.

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Sunday, August 5

Ohio State Fair – 9am-10pm – $10 (or $6 @ Kroger!) – Ohio Expo center (717 E 17th Ave) – Get ready for the 159th Ohio State Fair! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists and impressive magicians, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, horse shows, an eight acre natural resources park, and much more! The Midway features more than 60 exhilarating rides, while Kiddieland is home to rides geared toward parents riding with small children. You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the 175 food vendors. Daily discount info here.  More info here.

Summer Flea – 11am-5pm – free – Seventh Son Brewing (1101 N 4th St, 43201) – Your favorite open-air “flea-tique” market makes its Summer appearance at the Seventh Son Brewing Co! Come for a day of flea-ridden fun in the Columbus sun! Support the MidOhio Foodbank and fill your flea bags with vintage clothing and accessories, handmade jewelry, artwork, antique housewares, vintage vinyl, and more! Treat yourself to goodies from Freedom a la Cart, Jeni’s Ice Cream, and more. There will be DJ sets by George Brazil, DJ Detox, Ron House, and more. We can’t wait to see you on the lot at our new home! Facebook invite here.

Dublin Irish Festival – 11am-9pm – $10 – Coffman Park (5600 Post Rd) – An anniversary to remember is shaping up when 25 years of Dublin Irish Festival dance and music ignite on seven stages featuring returning favorites and fresh, young artists. Entertainers from Ireland and the US, including internationally acclaimed dancers and a mix a traditional music and Celtic rock, promise to make this year’s Festival the perfect getaway for the entire family. The Festival, set on 29 acres in Dublin, Ohio, just north of Columbus, Ohio, is one of the nation’s premier Irish festivals and a central Ohio tradition. More than 100,000 visitors are expected. More info here.

29th Annual St James Brats & Crafts Festival – 12pm-4pm – free – St James Lutheran Church (5660 Trabue Rd) – The event will include authentic German food and beer, live German music and dancing, a hot-air balloon launch Friday evening and an 1860s-era “base ball” game Saturday at 4 p.m. played by the Ohio Village Muffins. The weekend concludes with the Columbus Maennerchor and the traditional German Worship Service on Sunday afternoon. Facebook invite here.

Goodale Park Music Series: The Spikedrivers –12:30pm-2pm – free – Goodale Park (120 W Goodale Blvd) – Join us for a live performance at the gazebo with The Spikedrivers.   Columbus Artmobile will offer free kids art activities. Nix Comics and Yuri The Comic will sell comic books. Live art will be provided by Emily Gallik with Rivet Gallery. Tweet And Go Seek will host a scavenger hunt with local prizes. Food carts will sell refreshments, as organized by Food Fort Columbus. This show will be emceed by Maggie Brennan from WCBE. Facebook invite here.

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Monday, August 6

Check out my Standing Events tab for other options.

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Tuesday, August 7

Science Pub: Where the Wild Things Will Be – 7pm-9pm – free – The Shrunken Head (251 W 5th Ave) – Jeremy Bruskotter is an assistant professor at the Ohio State University where he studies the social and political dimensions of wildlife conservation. Current research efforts focus on understanding and predicting political behavior undertaken to affect wildlife populations—especially large carnivores.   His presentation will cover carnivore policy and management, with an emphasis on the social conflict that often surrounds these actions. His talk will also cover recent research on the behavioral ecology of wolves, and the ways in which their natural behaviors affect conservation and policy decisions.Facebook invite here.

Super Tuesdays @ the Gateway – all day – $6.50 – Gateway Film Center (1550 N High St) – On a budget? No problem. Enjoy great movies every Tuesday at the Gateway Film Center for only $6.50. Relax with your favorite beer from the Martini Shot Bistro and enjoy the best in digital cinema!  $3 upcharge for 3D applies.  To view movie showtimes, purchase tickets, and read more about GFC’s unique events, visithttp://www.gatewayfilmce… for more information. (I added this to my standing weekly events tab too – this will be going on for a while!)

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