Best Things To Do This Week

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on April 22, 2024
Photo courtesy of Monster Jam on Facebook

Here are the best things to do this week in Columbus as chosen by Step Out Columbus’ editors. This list includes the best things to do including live music, festivals, theater, concerts, sports, nightlife, and more. Love knowing what’s going on in Columbus? Be the first to know everything from the best new restaurants to the hottest events – subscribe to our free email newsletter!

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Exhibit

Robin F. Williams: We’ve Been Expecting You

Tue, Apr 23 - Sun, Aug 18 • All Day

Columbus Museum of Art • 480 East Broad Street Columbus, 43215

Central

Exhibition Description The Columbus Museum of Art is pleased to organize and present the first solo institutional exhibition featuring the work of the ...

Exhibit

Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris

Tue, Apr 23 - Sun, Aug 18 • All Day

Columbus Museum of Art • 480 East Broad Street Columbus, 43215

Central

Beginning in the early 20th century, French artist Marie Laurencin (1883–1956) created a unique pictorial world that placed women at the center of modern ...

Exhibit

DEPICTING MEXICO AND MODERNISM: GORDO BY GUS ARRIOLA // REPRESENTANDO A MÉXICO Y

Tue, Apr 23 - Sun, May 5 • All Day

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum • 1813 N. High St Columbus, 43210

Central

As the first retrospective on Gordo (1941-1985), this exhibit celebrates the dazzling artistry of Mexican-American cartoonist Gustavo ‘Gus’ Arriola ...

Exhibit

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Tue, Apr 23 - Tue, Sep 24 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

COSI – Center of Science and Industry • 333 West Broad St. Columbus, 43215

Central

Your Ticket Aboard Titanic Awaits. Experience the wonder and tragedy of the world's most famous ocean-liner, Titanic. Viewed by more than 25 million ...

Nightlife Events

Clintonville Euchre League – Every Tuesday!

Tue, Apr 23 +more dates • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Combustion Brewery & Taproom – Clintonville • 2971 N High St. Columbus, 43202

Central

Every TUE, 6-8pm! Clintonville Euchre League!       $50 gift card and swag bag to the winning team each month! Tournament will finish at the end ...

Comedy Events

XXXTREME COMEDY HYPNOSIS WITH RICH GUZZI

Tue, Apr 23 • 6:15 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $19

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant • 145 Easton Town Center Columbus, 43219

Central

Ticket Policy: The Funny Bone has a full bar and a dinner menu that is available in our cafe and through your server when you are seated in the showroom! Seating ...

Live Music

BLP Kosher Presents: The Dreidelman Saga Tour

Tue, Apr 23 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $25

Newport Music Hall • 1722 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

Presents: The Dreidelman Saga Tour BLP KOSHER Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 07:00PM  BLP Kosher is an upcoming rapper from Broward County, Florida. Blending ...

Things to Do

River Ridge Horse Show

Wed, Apr 24 - Sat, Apr 27 • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ohio Expo Center – Fair Grounds • 717 E 17th Ave Columbus, 43211

Central

Multi-Breed Horse Show featuring the American Saddlebred, Morgan and Hackney Pony along with feathered horses and Roadster Horses under saddle. ...

Arts & Crafts

Throwing Experience

Wed, Apr 24 +more dates • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Admission starts at: $55

Kiln room • 2050 S High St Columbus, OH 43207

Central

Come and give wheel throwing a try! This evening engagement gives you a chance to experience throwing for yourself, overseen by our experienced instructor ...

Comedy Events

Deric Cahill

Wed, Apr 24 • 5:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $27

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant • 145 Easton Town Center Columbus, 43219

Central

Ticket Policy: The Funny Bone has a full bar and a dinner menu that is available in our cafe and through your server when you are seated in the showroom! Seating ...

Nightlife Events

ADULT FANS OF LEGO NIGHTS

Wed, Apr 24 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $24.99

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus • 157 Easton Town Center Columbus, 43219

Central

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is excited to provide Adult Night events!  These events are held four times throughout the year and include activities ...

Trivia Night

The Big Bad Music Trivia Show with Mark Dantzer

Wed, Apr 24 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Budd Dairy Food Hall • 1086 N 4th St Columbus, 43201

Central

The Big Bad Music Trivia Show with Mark Dantzer ...

Live Music

TBD: The Improvised Musical! – Music Hall Stage

Wed, Apr 24 • 6:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $15

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

TBD: The Improvised Musical! is a full-length, completely improvised musical based on a title given by you, the audience. Featuring musical improvisers ...

Live Music

STRFKR

Wed, Apr 24 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $25

Newport Music Hall • 1722 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

STRFKR Ruth Radelet Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 07:00PM Being No One, Going Nowhere. The title of STRFKR’s fourth album may seem bleak at first. ...

Cinema

[Free Film Screening] Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask

Wed, Apr 24 • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thurber House • 77 Jefferson Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

ABOUT THIS EVENT Join us for this FREE (with RSVP) screening of Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask, a new documentary film directed by Ohio University ...

Comedy Events

CORINNE FISHER

Thu, Apr 25 • 5:45 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $32

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant • 145 Easton Town Center Columbus, 43219

Central

Ticket Policy: The Funny Bone has a full bar and a dinner menu that is available in our cafe and through your server when you are seated in the showroom! Seating ...

Market

APRIL INDOOR NIGHT MARKET AT NORTH MARKET BRIDGE PARK

Thu, Apr 25 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

North Market Bridge Park • 59 Spruce Street Columbus, 43215

Central

APRIL INDOOR NIGHT MARKET North Market Bridge Park is bringing back our Sip, Stroll and Shop experience indoors during the colder months! Join us once ...

Theater

The New Seattle

Thu, Apr 25 +more dates • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Columbus Museum of Art • 480 East Broad Street Columbus, 43215

Central

The New Seattle by Cory Skurdal This original play, a world premiere, by Columbus playwright, Cory Skurdal, tells the story of an elderly woman who is ...

Nightlife Events

Live Band Karaoke

Thu, Apr 25 • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bristol Republic • 1124 N. High St. Columbus, 43201

Central

Live Band Karaoke ...

Live Music

The Dream and Beyond

Thu, Apr 25 +more dates • 6:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $45

Shadowbox Live • 503 S Front St, Ste 260 Columbus, 43215

Central

Inspired by Martin Luther King’s immortal address at the 1963 March on Washington, The Dream and Beyond is a metamedia celebration of the stories, champions ...

Theater

Romeo & Juliet

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 10:00 am - ?

Admission starts at: $38.50

Ohio Theatre • 39 E State St Columbus, 43215

Central

Dashing sword fights, ballroom grandeur, and a romantic balcony scene evoke the essence of Shakespeare’s iconic play. The ballrooms of Verona are filled ...

Sporting Event

MONSTER JAM

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $20

Schottenstein Center • 555 Borror Dr Columbus, 43210

Central

GET READY to REVV it up at MONSTER JAM® - the most action-packed motorsports event on four wheels.  Witness world-class driver athletes and the most ...

Theater

Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $19

Lincoln Theatre • 769 E Long St Columbus, 43203

Central

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated ...

Arts & Crafts

Pottery Throwing Date Night

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission starts at: $55

Kiln Room • 2050 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43207

Central

Come and give wheel throwing a try! This evening engagement gives you a chance to experience throwing for yourself, overseen by our experienced instructor ...

Theater

All the Days: A Family Play in Two Weeks

Fri, Apr 26 - Sun, Apr 28 • Times Vary

Eclipse Theatre Company • 915 Schrock Road Columbus, Ohio 43229

Northeast

Written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Dee Dee Meeter-Kiraly, All the Days:  A Family Play in Two Weeks takes us on a journey with the Zweigman ...

Live Music

NRBQ – Music Hall Stage

Fri, Apr 26 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $30

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

“One of the world’s greatest bands … an American treasure.” — Entertainment Weekly NRBQ is Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and ...

Theater

EMBER WOMEN’S THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘NIGHT MOTHER

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $26.50

Madlab • 227 N. 3RD ST. COLUMBUS, 43215

Central

Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place in a small country house where Jessie is preparing for one final night with her mother, Thelma. ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Fury vs. Orlando Valkyries

Fri, Apr 26 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $28.50

Nationwide Arena • 200 W Nationwide Blvd Columbus, 43215

Central

Columbus Fury vs. Orlando Valkyries ...

Theater

Ride the Cyclone

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $48

Riffe Center • 77 S High St Columbus, 43215

Central

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime – or, the end of a lifetime that is! After a tragic rollercoaster accident claims the lives of several high school ...

Nightlife Events

The Tortured Poets Department: A Taylor Swift Dance Party

Fri, Apr 26 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $15

Ace of Cups • 2619 N High St Columbus, 43202

Central

The Tortured Poets Department: An All Taylor Swift Dance Party Columbus swifties! All is fair in love and celebration of TS11! Are you ready to dance ...

Live Music

MORGAN WADE WITH ALEX DEZEN

Fri, Apr 26 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $32

Mershon Auditorium • 1871 N High St. Columbus, 43201

Central

One of Nashville’s fastest-rising and most critically acclaimed young stars, Morgan Wade released her much-anticipated sophomore album, Psychopath, Aug. ...

Classes & Workshops

Bubble Art Class

Sat, Apr 27 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Brush Crazy • 1299 Bethel Road Columbus, 43220

Central

Blow bubbles into paint and not get in trouble!! Choose your favorite colors to blow bubbles onto canvas, wood or your favorite ceramic!! This is a fun ...

Live Music

Bobaflex

Sat, Apr 27 • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $20

Newport Music Hall • 1722 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

BOBAFLEX SAT, 27 APR 2024 at 06:00PM EDT Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 06:00PM ...

Theater

A Magic Flute Experience: The Temple

Sat, Apr 27 - Sun, Apr 28 • Times Vary

Admission starts at: $64

Opera Columbus • 55 E State St Columbus, 43215

Central

Mozart's final opera, The Magic Flute, transports audiences to a fantastical world of dragons, princesses, trials and mysteries. Good and evil battle, ...

Live Music

Chanticleer

Sat, Apr 27 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $21.90

Southern Theater • 21 E Main St Columbus, 43215

Central

Declared as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, Grammy-award winning ensemble Chanticleer’s repertoire spans classical, gospel, ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Crew vs. CF Montréal

Sat, Apr 27 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $39

Lower.com Field • 96 Columbus Crew Way Columbus, 43215

Central

Columbus Crew vs. CF Montréal ...

Sporting Event

Formula 1 Raceday at Land-Grant – Chinese Grand Prix

Sat, Apr 27 • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Land Grant Brewing Company • 424 W Town St Columbus, 43215

Central

Get ready to rock the ultimate Columbus Crew Watch Party destination! Let’s amp up the excitement as the Columbus Crew face off against CF Montreal at ...

Nightlife Events

The 32nd Annual Jebby Awards

Sat, Apr 27 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Riffe Center • 77 S High St Columbus, 43215

Central

Now in its 32nd year, The Jebby Awards is a celebration of local theatre, hosted by Columbus theater's #1 fan, Jeb Bigelow! Over the years, The Jebby ...

Dancing

Monochromatic Monthly

Sat, Apr 27 • 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Admission starts at: $10.00

Sotto Terra @ The Sanctuary (On Neil) • 610 Neil Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215

Central

Get dressed up in the color of the month and dance the mundane away with us as we move through the rainbow! This party is fresh, ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Fury vs. Grand Rapids Rise

Sun, Apr 28 • 2:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $28.50

Nationwide Arena • 200 W Nationwide Blvd Columbus, 43215

Central

Columbus Fury vs. Grand Rapids Rise ...

Theater

Super Freak: The Rick James Story

Sun, Apr 28 • 5:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $55.75

Palace Theatre • 34 West Broad St Columbus, 43215

Central

“Super Freak: The Rick James Story" takes audiences beyond the glittering facade of Hollywood and explores the layers of the legendary singer's internal ...

Live Music

Games We Play

Sun, Apr 28 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $22

A&R Music Bar • 391 Neil Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

SUN APR 28, 2024 - 7:00 PM Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 7:00 PM This show has been rescheduled to April 28, 2024 at the A&R Music Bar. All originally ...

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