Columbus Events April 23 – 30

I love Goodale Park in the Spring!

I love Goodale Park in the Spring!

Hello! I am so looking forward to all the delicious food that I am going to consume this weekend.  On Saturday, Sam and I have tickets for the sold out Hot Chicken Takeover (not trying to rub it in – there will be more!).  On Sunday, I’m headed to The Too Many Cooks event featuring The Table.  I’ve heard enough exciting things about their menu that I’m excited to hear directly from the chef.  Sunday night is Columbus Soup (also sold out, also happening again).  If I could be in multiple places at once, I’d also be found at Wafflepalooza and Schmeckfest.  Thankfully for my waistline, this is not possible.

In an effort to make you think I care about more than just eating things, I’d also like to highlight the Imagine400 event on Friday and the Earth Day Celebration at Columbus Commons on Saturday – the latter event will offer local bands, food trucks, and booths from all kinds of environmentally-related orgs.

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, April 23

Volunteer for Earth Week 2014 – various time and locations – Join Green Columbus and a group of wonderful sponsors in celebrating Earth Day 2014, which we’re calling “Gratitude” this year, by volunteering several hours of your time at one of dozens of service sites across central Ohio during the week of April 19-26. Find a volunteer opportunity here.

Legend Valley Cider Tasting – 6pm-8pm – Ohio Taproom (1291 W Third Ave) – Join us April 23 from 6-8 at The Ohio Taproom to taste central Ohio’s newest boozy treat from Legend Valley Cider. Join Joe Van Ostran of Legend Valley Cider to sample his fantastic cider and ask questions about this new addition to the Columbus drinks scene. More info here.

Ron Pope Live – 7pm-10pm – $15 – The Basement (391 Neil Ave) – Tickets here.

Living with Lynching: Author Talk with Dr. Koritha Mitchell – 7pm-8:30pm – free – Bexley Public Library (2411 E Main St) – Bexley Public Library is excited to host author Koritha Mitchell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, to discuss her book, Living With Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930. This groundbreaking and award-winning book is the first full-length critical study of lynching plays in American Culture. More info here.

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Thursday, April 24

Volunteer for Earth Week 2014 – various time and locations – Join Green Columbus and a group of wonderful sponsors in celebrating Earth Day 2014, which we’re calling “Gratitude” this year, by volunteering several hours of your time at one of dozens of service sites across central Ohio during the week of April 19-26. Find a volunteer opportunity here.

614 Magazine 5-Year Anniversary Party – 6pm-8pm – free – The Pint House (780 N High St) – Cocktails, Pizza, Pretzels and… Pine Trees! Help celebrate 5 years of (614) Magazine! The first 150 people will receive complimentary SKYY Vodka cocktails courtesy of (614), plus free Pint House pizza and pretzels. Also, we’ll be celebrating half a decade with you by giving away 614 pine tree seedlings (thanks to the local app, Sprout it!) to whoever wants to help keep the planet healthy. Worried about feeling a little rough the next day? We’ll have plenty of free Life Support Hangover Relief on hand. Facebook invite here.

Experience Mt Vernon Ave – 6pm-9pm – This block party event will highlight the resources on the Near East Side and those in close proximity by providing valuable information to the community! Local businesses, institutions, organizations, and entrepreneurs will be invited to network and share their experiences. Festivities will include information tables, food, and a live musical performance by The Liquid Crystal Project! More info here.

Alternative Fashion Week 2014: Reconstruct Your Luck – 6pm-9pm – free? – Seventh Son Brewing Co (1101 N 4th St) – See a fashion show and hear some upcycling advice from three awesome local fashion designers. Here’s how the night will go down: Local designer Crys Darling (of Label Yourself) will give a little talk about how she works her upcycling magic. Then Crys and her talented fellow local designers Jennifer Felizardo (of Phlipped Fashions) and jewelry designer Sarah Kovach (of Westwood Underground) will treat us to a fashion show of expertly reconstructed garments and jewelry. Then we’ll start the competition, which ends in a RUNWAY SHOWDOWN.  After the runway, audience members can vote for a winner by putting a buck in a ballot box. And guess what? The winning team gets to keep all those bucks, baby! Facebook invite here.

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Friday, April 25

Volunteer for Earth Week 2014 – various time and locations – Join Green Columbus and a group of wonderful sponsors in celebrating Earth Day 2014, which we’re calling “Gratitude” this year, by volunteering several hours of your time at one of dozens of service sites across central Ohio during the week of April 19-26. Find a volunteer opportunity here.

Columbus Pet Expo – 11am-8pm – $8-12 – Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave) – The All American Columbus Pet Expo is the largest pet expo in the U.S.A. It is 154,000 square feet of “pet edu-tainment,” featuring everything new and good for your pets. Dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, reptiles, llamas, hamsters, rabbits & more, are ALL represented at the Pet Expo. Enjoy agility training, grooming, demonstrations and competitions. Meet the dog & cat breeds. Plus, if you are looking to adopt a pet, over 40 pet rescue groups will be on hand at our Mega Pet Adoption, all 3 days of the event. More info here.

Traxler Tees Open House – 2pm-6pm – free – Traxler Tees (4608 Indianola Ave) – In 2010 Traxler Tees consisted of one manual screen printing press made by Zachary Traxler – now in 2014 –we have several presses both manual and automatic, pre and post apparel finishing, embroidery, branding and design, brand consulting and more in house. This event is to showcase our printing capabilities and highlight new brands, products, and services offered at our Clintonville location in Columbus, Ohio. Stop by for a catalog, promotional sample items, free Late Night Slice pizza, refreshments, and free tees! We will be offering a sale during the event for new orders.  RSVP in advance! More info here.

COSI Family Friday Night – 5pm-9pm – $11 – COSI (333 W Broad St) – COSI offers extended hours and price reduced admission to families so you can visit, learn, and play late! Includes all of COSI’s permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the 7 story Extreme Screen theater. Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands on activities and demonstrations. More info here.

Imagine400 – 7pm-10pm – free – Strongwater (401 W Rich St) – On Friday evening April 25th from 7-10PM, the 400 West Rich event space will have a Showcase Gallery Party promoting seven of our tenants to help bring attention to ALL of the amazing artists we have here at 400. This is expected to be the first of a series of exhibitions to showcase the creativity of 400 West Rich. Art work from our tenants will also be displayed. During the Event, we will have specialty cocktails, a food table, and a 50/50 raffle. More info here.

Late Nights at the Climbing Wall – Open until 12am – free – Audubon Metro Park (400 W Whittier St) – The climbing wall will stay open till midnight. Climbers must bring their own equipment. Late night fishing is also available on these dates from the dock on the Scioto River. More info here.

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Saturday, April 26

Worthington Indoor Farmers Market – 9am-12pm – free – The Shops at Worthington Place (7227 N High St) – 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.

Blooms and Butterflies – 10am-5pm – $12 – Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E Broad St) – The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a warm and tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. See new butterflies emerge from their chrysalises, then watch them take their first flight during daily presentations. More info here.

Ashville Viking Festival – 10am-5pm – free (donations of canned goods accepted) – Ashville Village Park (200 Walnut St) – Presenting a living history event that reenacts a Viking All-Thing from a thousand years ago. There will be a variety of entertainment, including music, dance and sword play, along with crafts demonstrations and period merchandise to buy. More info here.

Columbus Pet Expo – 10am-8pm – $8-12 – Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave) – The All American Columbus Pet Expo is the largest pet expo in the U.S.A. It is 154,000 square feet of “pet edu-tainment,” featuring everything new and good for your pets. Dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, reptiles, llamas, hamsters, rabbits & more, are ALL represented at the Pet Expo. Enjoy agility training, grooming, demonstrations and competitions. Meet the dog & cat breeds. Plus, if you are looking to adopt a pet, over 40 pet rescue groups will be on hand at our Mega Pet Adoption, all 3 days of the event. More info here.

400 W Rich Farmer’s Market – 11am-2pm – free – 400 W Rich St – The 400 Market, housed in a newly-renovated 100-year-old warehouse, serves foremost as a community gathering space. Come to celebrate Columbus’s incredible local food scene and creative cottage industry. Stay to get to know local artists, enjoy live music, sip a bloody mary, and soak in the positive energy. More info here.

Earth Day Celebration @ Columbus Commons – 11am-10pm – free – Columbus Commons – Join Green Columbus and a group of wonderful sponsors in celebrating Earth Day 2014, which we’re calling “Gratitude” this year, at a celebration at Columbus Commons on April 26th. Show your gratitude for the service site volunteers and all the natural environment provides by attending this fun, family event! The celebration will feature your favorite local bands, food trucks, kids’ activities, environmental groups and businesses, and much more. Bring your friends and family for a full day of fun in the heart of downtown Columbus. More info here.

Columbus Disability Pride Parade and Festival – 11:30am-2:30pm – free – Beekman Park (2200 Carmack Rd) – This festival is a celebration of the physical and neurodiversity in all Columbus residents that makes our community unique. This event is sponsored by the Coalition of Students Advocating for Individuals with Disabilities, a student organization at The Ohio State University. Join us for an exciting day of celebrating diversity! Activities include: Parade! Performance by Shopworks Theatre Company and the DSACO dance team. Festival featuring community and student organizations. Free snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, and more! More info here.

Ohio Shorts – 7pm – $3 – Wexner Center – Come see the best in Ohio-produced short films—whether documentary, animation, dramatic narrative, or something in-between. Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite film, and cash prizes will be awarded to filmmakers selected by the audience and jury. Meet the filmmakers and fellow film fans at a reception after the screening. Visit our Ohio Shorts Youth Division page for more about our competition and screening party for filmmakers ages 18 and under. More info here.

Alternative Fashion Week Grand Finale Runway Show – Doors open at 7pm – $10 (21 tix left!) – Strongwater Food at Spirits (401 W Town St) – See seventeen unique Columbus designers show breathtaking original fashions on our runway. Enjoy Columbus’ biggest, most incredible fashion show and then stay for the party. You’ll dance with DJs, mingle with models, and meet the designers. Best night ever! There will be a bar. Restaurant on-premises. This event is all ages, but parents please use discretion, as the event is adult-oriented. There will be drinking and runway collections are permitted to include racy looks. Get tickets (before they run out!) here.

Wood.Metal.Art Spring Open House – 7pm-11pm – free -1009 McKinley Ave – Come on down to Franklinton the last Saturday of April & view the artwork of our resident artists & help us kick off the start of our monthly series of art shows and events. We will have live music (tba) a fire pit to warm yourselves, and you’re most welcome to BYOB. Mediterranean cuisine by Niko’s Street Eats will be rolling up in their food truck for the evening. Facebook invite here.

Rockabilly Extravaganza – 9pm-12am – free – Hal and Als (1297 Parsons Ave) – Rockabilly night with Slick Andrews and Johnny Rebel. More info here.

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Sunday, April 27

Columbus Food Swap – 9am-1pm – free (donations requested) – The Kitchen (231 E Livingston Ave) – First, swappers set up with their wares. You may bring as many items as you like. Smaller sizes are easier to swap. Swappers fill out a swap card for each different item that they intend to swap.  After the items are set up, everybody circulates around the room. Interested parties offer bids on the swap cards for each item, but these are just to open discussion. The first 30 minutes or so is spent circulating and making offers on swap cards and then the actual swapping begins! Actual swapping takes place through discussion and agreement. No money changes hands. RSVP and get instructions here.

Ashville Viking Festival – 10am-5pm – free (donations of canned goods accepted) – Ashville Village Park (200 Walnut St) – Presenting a living history event that reenacts a Viking All-Thing from a thousand years ago. There will be a variety of entertainment, including music, dance and sword play, along with crafts demonstrations and period merchandise to buy. More info here.

Blooms and Butterflies – 10am-5pm – $12 – Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E Broad St) – The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a warm and tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. See new butterflies emerge from their chrysalises, then watch them take their first flight during daily presentations. More info here. *I checked and I think it is open on Easter.

Columbus Pet Expo – 11am-6pm – $8-12 – Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave) – The All American Columbus Pet Expo is the largest pet expo in the U.S.A. It is 154,000 square feet of “pet edu-tainment,” featuring everything new and good for your pets. Dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, reptiles, llamas, hamsters, rabbits & more, are ALL represented at the Pet Expo. Enjoy agility training, grooming, demonstrations and competitions. Meet the dog & cat breeds. Plus, if you are looking to adopt a pet, over 40 pet rescue groups will be on hand at our Mega Pet Adoption, all 3 days of the event. More info here.

Food Truck and Cart Hop – 12pm-6pm – free – Southwest corner of Parsons and Gates – This Sunday: Tatoheads , Paddy Wagon Food , Mai Chau Truck , and Donatos Pizza food truck at the Southwest corner of Parsons and Gates noon to 6pm! Facebook invite here.

Schmeckfest – 1pm-3pm – $12-15 – Germania Club House (543 S Front St) – “Schmecken” is the German word meaning “to taste,” so a Schmeckfest is a “Tasting Festival,” where guests can try a variety of authentic German dishes prepared by Germania members. This is the fourth year for this popular event. Some of the specialties will be rouladden, saurbratten, Gulyas, cabbage rolls, sourkraut and red cabbage, spaetzle, soups, and a variety of desserts! Your ticket gives you access to unlimited samples. More info here.

Too Many Cooks: The Table – 1pm-3pm – $5 – Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St) – Come join us over at Wild Goose Creative and spend the afternoon with the good folks from The Table. Chef Donte Allen will be joining us, where he will regale us not only with stories from behind the closed doors of the kitchen life, but with quite the spread of gustatory goodness! He’ll come packing with some excellent pickled foods to start, take us through the steps of making some Chicken Liver Pâté (in only 25 minutes!!) and if we’re lucky, we’ll be able to follow all that up with his Beef Tarine as well! This might just be the most sophisticated Too Many Cooks yet! More info here.

Wafflepalooza – 2pm-6pm – $5 – Brothers Drake Meadery (26 E 5th Ave) – It’s that time again for the annual party that includes free, yes FREE waffles. It started way back on Mondays when Andy Shaw Band played regularly at Ruby’s. At first it was waffle batter in a pitcher, and make your own waffles on waffle irons. After almost burning the bar down we decided to up the ante and not allow drunk people to handle electronics. Taste of Belgium was so kind to partner with us last year was a blast at Bros Drake we decided to do it again. This is a family friendly day event so bring the kids, get some waffles from TASTE OF BELGIUM and watch some music. We’ll have activity books, waffle themed prizes, and maybe a few other surprises! Andy Shaw Band and Luke Harris from Playing to Vapors. $5 Cover. Facebook invite here.

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Monday, April 28

DesignColumbus – 7am-7pm – $25-50 – COSI (333 W Broad St) – DesignColumbus 2014 is an opportunity to learn and engage in the transformation of the Central Ohio built environment to be more healthy, prosperous and sustainable. The twelve educational seminars along with the trade show present current and future development of technologies for all leaders in Central Ohio creating buildings and communities that promote economic growth and sustain the health and vitality of all life. More info here.

Meatless Monday Supper Club – 4pm-7pm – $8 – Whole Foods Dublin (3670 W Dublin Granville Rd) – Here’s the deal!  $8 for a single trip to the hot bar, salad platters, or stir fry station filling your plate with meatless options. More info here.

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Tuesday, April 29

Improv Wars: Showcasing Columbus’ Improv Talent – 7pm-9pm – $8 – Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse (3055 Indianola Ave) – As with the two previous engagements at Studio 35, Improv Wars will showcase local improv groups competing for audience laughs and applause. This is an interactive evening where the audience gets to be a part of the show by providing suggestions to give the groups inspiration for their scene. The winning group for each night goes on to the finale on May 13th, competing for the Winner of the Improv Wars: The Spring Offensive. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Info here.

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Wednesday, April 30

Cleveland Ave Bus Rapid Transit Public Meeting – 6pm-7:30pm – free – Northern Lights Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (4093 Cleveland Ave) – The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is conducting preliminary design, engineering and environmental clearance for the Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The service will transport riders between downtown Columbus and Polaris Parkway/Africa Road. All interested persons are invited to the following three Public Meetings within the Cleveland Avenue corridor. Please join COTA to learn more and provide valuable input into the proposed project. Participants will have the opportunity to review displays, hear a brief presentation, and speak with project team members. More info here.

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