Columbus Events Sept 12 – 18

Sam and I tried out Philco in the Short North this week - I got a coney dog, maple ricotta cornbread, and an arugula parmesan salad.  Everything was delicious!

Sam and I tried out Philco in the Short North this week – I got a coney dog, maple ricotta cornbread, and an arugula parmesan salad. Everything was delicious!

Hello!  A few things this week… First, The Big Give 2013 is taking place Sept 17-18 – it’s a fantastic opportunity to support your favorite local nonprofit and get it some matching dollars, too.  This year, there are even some rewards for people who choose to donate – you can get a free scoop of Jeni’s Ice Cream and a Piada stick. Yum!

Second, Delaware County Emergency Management still appears to be looking for zombies for their large-scale safety exercise on Oct 12th. Register here.  It sounds like a totally random activity but I bet it will be entertaining.

Third, Dine Originals Week is coming up.  I know there are a bunch of restaurant weeks throughout the year, but in my opinion this has some of the best deals!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, Sept 12

Food Truck Food Court @ Columbus Commons – 11am-2pm

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Friday, Sept 13

Pearl Market – 10:30am – 2pm – free – Pearl Alley (btw Broad, High, Gay and Third) – The unique urban market delivers a merchant mix reflective of the rich cultural diversity of central Ohio, including a wide array of locally grown produce, hand-crafted merchandise and delicious food, while providing a retail incubator for local entrepreneurs. Major credit cards and the Ohio Direction Card are both accepted at the Pearl Market Tent in exchange for tokens that may be used throughout the market. More info here.

Paw Paw Festival – 4pm-12am – $10 – Lake Snowden (5900 US 50, Albany OH) – Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a weekend filled with everything pawpaw: food, beer, music, art, history, trees, people, and much more! Smell, touch, and taste this wonderful tropical-flavored fruit that has been growing in America for thousands of years and is considered Ohio’s first fruit.  More info here.

Whole Foods Dublin 5 after 5 Featuring Art Performances – 5pm-7pm – $5 – Whole Foods Dublin (3670 W Dublin Granville Rd) – GCAC and the Columbus Arts Marketing Association have organized performances and live arts demonstrations at the Sawmill Whole Foods Market’s Fridays 5 After 5 wine and food tastings! Come to Whole Foods from 5-7 p.m. and enjoy food and wine tastings for only $5 and wonderful performance and arts demonstrations by Otterbein Musical Theatre, BalletMet, McConnell Arts Center, Chamber Music Columbus, Early  Music in Columbus, Dublin Arts Council, Columbus Children’s Choir and Central Ohio Paperfolders. (note: some of these played on Sept 6th so not all of them will be there on 9/13). More info here.

Columbus Microbrew Festival – 5pm-10pm – $20 – North Market (59 Spruce St) – Beer tasting admission is $20 and includes a commemorative pint glass, 10 tasting tickets and a $5 North Market food certificate. Discount coupons good for $2 off the tasting admission fee will be available at all participating microbreweries in September. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. Representatives from each microbrewery will be on hand to answers questions about their signature drafts. More info and list of participating breweries here.

Screen on the Green: Despicable Me – 7pm – free – Goodale Park (120 W Goodale Blvd) – Join us for “Despicable Me” on a 30-foot screen at the park’s softball diamond (southwest corner). Nina West will emcee. The movie starts at sundown and will be preceded by a “Despicable Me” trivia and costume contest (best group and individual costumes) with prizes from local businesses. Food trucks/carts will sell refreshments. Remember to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. More info here.

Actor’s Theatre of Columbus: Romeo and Juliet – 7:30pm – free – Columbus Commons (160 S High St) – Actors’ moves back to the Columbus Commons for a production of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, directed by Ross Shirley, to be performed at the Columbus Commons, Friday-Sunday, September 6-15. Facebook invite here.

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Saturday, Sept 14

Farmers Market at North Market! – 8am-3pm

Worthington Farmers Market – 8am-12pm – free – High St btw Dublin Granville and England St – The Worthington Farmers Market is Central Ohio’s largest farmers market, boasting more than 50 vendors from Columbus and the surrounding areas. The market includes locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced cheeses, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup, high quality cuts of meat from carefully raised farm animals, eggs from pastured chickens, flowers, herbs, plants, homemade soaps, and much more.  More info and schedule here.

Delaware County Fair – 9am-10pm – $6 – Delaware County Fairgrounds (236 Pennsylvania Ave) – Enjoy a traditional county fair with daily entertainment, junior/senior fair animals and exhibits, tractor pulls and other motor events. World-class harness racing, featuring the Little Brown Jug. More info here.

Clintonville Farmers Market – 9am-12pm – free – High St between Orchard Lane and W Dunedin Rd – We promise freshly-harvested and produced local Ohio seasonal food and lots of fun. We are a producer-only market, which means that everything you see at market is grown or produced by the stall farmer or cottage food producer. More info here.

Big Green Head E-Waste Recycling Day – 9am-1pm – 47 Hall St, Powell – With the help of communities, businesses, schools, and volunteers, Big Green Head organizes community recycling drives. Our collections make recycling convenient, create public awareness, rescues resources from going to the landfill AND benefit student groups and local causes. Drop off your unwanted electronics and we’ll make sure they’re either reused or responsibly recycled, conserving our natural resources and reducing landfill space. Collections are FREE except $20 Charge for *Tube TVs. More info here.

Columbus Toy Show – 9am-3pm – $5-8 – Veterans Memorial (300 W Broad St) – We strive in making our Columbus Toy & Collectible Show the best in Ohio! View our image gallery for a few great photos that showcase our past ventures. We expect our 2013 Columbus Toy & Collectible Shows to be even bigger and better with an incredible selection of toy lines represented. More info here.

Enkutatash Ethiopian New Year – 9am-4pm – $15 in advance/$20 at door – Whitehall Community Park (402 N Hamilton Rd) – Central Ohio’s seventh annual Ethiopian New Year festival will feature: A multicultural lunch catered by Columbus’ top ethnic restaurants, international dance performances, Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, Fashion show, Tony West and the Imani Dancers, Ethiopian Youth Choir, educational presentations about some of Africa’s global contributions, and inflatables and children’s games! Meet Ohio’s New American community and enjoy fun for the whole family! More info here.

Old Hilliardfest – 10am-5pm – free – Downtown Hilliard (5344 Center St) – Old Hilliardfest includes a selection of food vendors, various organizations and small businesses with information booths, a number of artisans with merchandise for sale, and several venues with live music. More info here.

Ohio Proud Fall Harvest – 10am-6pm – free – Easton Town Center – Ohio Proud companies offer samples and sell everything from salsas and mustards to butter toffee confections and ostrich burgers at the Ohio Proud Fall Harvest at Easton. More info here.

Paw Paw Festival – 10am-12am – $10 – Lake Snowden (5900 US 50, Albany OH) – Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a weekend filled with everything pawpaw: food, beer, music, art, history, trees, people, and much more! Smell, touch, and taste this wonderful tropical-flavored fruit that has been growing in America for thousands of years and is considered Ohio’s first fruit.  More info here.

Westgate’s Arts in the Park – 11am-7pm – free – Westgate Park enclosed shelter (321 Wicklow Rd) – A festival of neighborhood and local artists exhibit and offer their work for sale, and musicians from the Westgate area and beyond perform throughout the day. The art of the spoken word makes its debut this year with slam poetry and a speakers’ platform using the Hyde Park model. Food trucks, craft vendors and children’s activities are part of the offerings. Guests may also view the finished mural of 200 children playing in Westgate Park created during last year’s event as part of the city’s bicentennial celebration. More info here.

Columbus Microbrew Festival – 12pm-10pm – $20 – North Market (59 Spruce St) – Beer tasting admission is $20 and includes a commemorative pint glass, 10 tasting tickets and a $5 North Market food certificate. Discount coupons good for $2 off the tasting admission fee will be available at all participating microbreweries in September. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. Representatives from each microbrewery will be on hand to answers questions about their signature drafts. More info and list of participating breweries here.

Fiesta Mexicana – 12pm-10pm – free – Bicentennial Park (233 Civic Center Dr) – Celebrating America’s independence and Hispanic heritage month. Music, color and fun. More info here.

Design:ROLLS Downtown Tour – 1pm-4pm – $15 (tickets here) – Center for Architecture and Design (50 W Town St) – Take an intimate tour of Downtown Columbus, and learn the history of Columbus’ Central Business District and Civic Center. Stops will include Capitol Square, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus Museum of Art, Gay Street and the Arena District. All tours are rain or shine. Helmets required. Bikes not provided. No children under the age of 18 without parent or legal guardian. More info here.

Taste of Grandview – 4pm-10:30pm – free – 1515 Goodale Blvd – Now in its 8th year, Taste of Grandview is making some changes!  We’ve moved it up a month, moved it to a Saturday and added a tailgate party to the festivities! There will be so much too taste, do and see, you’ll want to spend all day with us!  There will be family activities, live music, the best food you’ve ever tasted, and Ohio craft beer. Mark your calendar for September 14, from 4-10:30 pm for the best party in town.  From 4-7 we’ll have our traditional Taste event and at 7 we’re moving into tailgate mode! Bring on the Buckeyes -vs- California. O-H! More info here.

Oyster Bar + Oyster Bay @ Hills Market – 5:30-7pm – $25 – Hills Market Worthington (7860 Olentangy River Rd) – Come celebrate the start of oyster season with us! Join us for this casual walkabout tasting on The Veranda as we taste the wines of Oyster Bay Winery and enjoy raw oysters and other delectable snacks.  Our Hills Own Chef will be on hand to chat about the different types of oysters, and Jeff Washburn of Oyster Bay Winery will be here to regale us with tales about this first-class estate.  Oyster Bay Winery takes its name from the local Oyster Bay in Marlborough, on the tip of New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Oyster Bay’s reputation has been built from vines grown in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, now recognized as one of the great wine-growing regions of the world. More info here.

Moonlight Market – 6pm-11pm – free – Gay St between High St and Third – Sidewalk vendors include a wide variety of clothing retailers, bakers, artisans and more. Existing brick-and-mortar Gay Street business are also joining in, providing later hours of business and special offers. With illuminated building projections and ubiquitous live music, visitors can expect the Downtown hotspot to be transformed into a unique market bazaar with Columbus flair. More info here.

Actor’s Theatre of Columbus: Romeo and Juliet – 7:30pm – free – Columbus Commons (160 S High St) – Actors’ moves back to the Columbus Commons for a production of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, directed by Ross Shirley, to be performed at the Columbus Commons, Friday-Sunday, September 6-15. Facebook invite here.

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Sunday, Sept 15

Delaware County Fair – 9am-10pm – $6 – Delaware County Fairgrounds (236 Pennsylvania Ave) – Enjoy a traditional county fair with daily entertainment, junior/senior fair animals and exhibits, tractor pulls and other motor events. World-class harness racing, featuring the Little Brown Jug. More info here.

Paw Paw Festival – 10am-4pm – $10 – Lake Snowden (5900 US 50, Albany OH) – Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a weekend filled with everything pawpaw: food, beer, music, art, history, trees, people, and much more! Smell, touch, and taste this wonderful tropical-flavored fruit that has been growing in America for thousands of years and is considered Ohio’s first fruit.  More info here.

Columbus Microbrew Festival – 12pm-5pm – $20 – North Market (59 Spruce St) – Beer tasting admission is $20 and includes a commemorative pint glass, 10 tasting tickets and a $5 North Market food certificate. Discount coupons good for $2 off the tasting admission fee will be available at all participating microbreweries in September. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. Representatives from each microbrewery will be on hand to answers questions about their signature drafts. More info and list of participating breweries here.

Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens – 10am-6pm – $15 in advance/$20 day of – Short North – Home improvement and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to explore beautiful and lovingly renovated spaces in the historic Short North and surrounding neighborhoods at the 2013 Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens. This year’s tour features 10 locations, ranging from the 900 square foot residence of Dru and Jeannie Simmons, a charming model of efficient use of space, to the sprawling 19th century home of Robert and Amanda Bundy, who’ve just completed the first phase of a major renovation project. Tickets include access to a trolley shuttle bus for easy traveling between tour stops.  More info here.

Pizza Sunday @ Alana’s – 6pm-8pm – $20 – Alana’s Food and Wine (2333 N High St) – This will be our second attempt at serving up delicious pizza out of alana’s food & wine, so come join the fun if you missed it last time, or if you just can’t get enough! It’s an evening of GoreMade Pizza and delicious salad made by Alana! We’ll be stocking the pizzas served buffet style from 6-8. We’re serving the first 50 people in the door, so you may want to get there early to get in the door and get your fill! Cost is $20 at the door with a cash bar. Children 12 and under are $15 and children 2 and under are free. More info here.

Actor’s Theatre of Columbus: Romeo and Juliet – 7:30pm – free – Columbus Commons (160 S High St) – Actors’ moves back to the Columbus Commons for a production of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, directed by Ross Shirley, to be performed at the Columbus Commons, Friday-Sunday, September 6-15. Facebook invite here.

Breaking Bad Sundays @ the Gateway – 9pm – free – Gateway Film Center (1550 N High St) – Join us at Gateway Film Center every Sunday at 9:00 PM for AMC’s BREAKING BAD! Tickets are released three hours before the showtime, and admission is free. Enjoy 20 draft beers, cocktails, and drink specials. More info here.

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Monday, Sept 16

Dine Originals 10 – Each member of Dine Originals Columbus is offering a fixed menu at a value price for the ten day promotion, and a number of our restaurants are also planning special events and one-time menus. From a contest involving hot dogs and beer shots to a tapas and wine tasting for those who didn’t get to Spain this summer, if you have a curious palate and a taste for hospitality, you are going to be thrilled with our September celebration. List of participating restaurants here.

Delaware County Fair – 9am-9pm – $6 – Delaware County Fairgrounds (236 Pennsylvania Ave) – Enjoy a traditional county fair with daily entertainment, junior/senior fair animals and exhibits, tractor pulls and other motor events. World-class harness racing, featuring the Little Brown Jug. More info here.

Check out my Standing Events or Columbus Happy Hour tabs for other options.

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Tuesday, Sept 17

Dine Originals 10 – Each member of Dine Originals Columbus is offering a fixed menu at a value price for the ten day promotion, and a number of our restaurants are also planning special events and one-time menus. From a contest involving hot dogs and beer shots to a tapas and wine tasting for those who didn’t get to Spain this summer, if you have a curious palate and a taste for hospitality, you are going to be thrilled with our September celebration. List of participating restaurants here.

Delaware County Fair – 9am-9pm – $6 – Delaware County Fairgrounds (236 Pennsylvania Ave) – Enjoy a traditional county fair with daily entertainment, junior/senior fair animals and exhibits, tractor pulls and other motor events. World-class harness racing, featuring the Little Brown Jug. More info here.

Pearl Market – 10:30am – 2pm – free – Pearl Alley (btw Broad, High, Gay and Third) – The unique urban market delivers a merchant mix reflective of the rich cultural diversity of central Ohio, including a wide array of locally grown produce, hand-crafted merchandise and delicious food, while providing a retail incubator for local entrepreneurs. Major credit cards and the Ohio Direction Card are both accepted at the Pearl Market Tent in exchange for tokens that may be used throughout the market. More info here.

Taste of Dublin – 6pm-9pm – $35 – Conference Center at OCLC (6600 Kilgour Pl, Dublin) – Treat your taste buds to the 12th annual Taste of Dublin, where you’ll have a chance to sample great-tasting offerings from nearly 35 of the area’s best restaurants and caterers. Invite your friends, colleagues and neighbors to join you at Taste of Dublin for delicious food, great entertainment and socializing in the community. Taste of Dublin is open to anyone age 21 and older.  List of participating restaurants here.

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Wednesday, Sept 18

Dine Originals 10 – Each member of Dine Originals Columbus is offering a fixed menu at a value price for the ten day promotion, and a number of our restaurants are also planning special events and one-time menus. From a contest involving hot dogs and beer shots to a tapas and wine tasting for those who didn’t get to Spain this summer, if you have a curious palate and a taste for hospitality, you are going to be thrilled with our September celebration. List of participating restaurants here.

Slice of Columbus – 5pm-9pm – $15 in advance/$20 at door – Columbus Commons (160 S High St) – Slice of Columbus’ is central Ohio’s largest pizza event. Twenty area pizza shops will serve their most savory pies as they vie to be named “Best of Columbus” by a panel of local celebrities and chefs. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample unlimited pizza and vote for their favorite pie with the “People’s Choice Award.” More info here.

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