Best Things To Do This Weekend

Best Things to Do Guides


Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on May 13, 2024
Photo courtesy of Rock Against MS on Facebook

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

Please check with venues & event organizers to confirm time and schedule updates, as things may have changed since publishing!


Best of 2024 exhibition opens

Fri, May 24 - Sat, Jul 6 • All Day

Ohio Craft Museum • 1665 W. Fifth Ave. Columbus, 43212


Opens Sunday, May 5th – Closes Saturday, July 6th Now in its 41st year, Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s annual juried members’ exhibition, “The Best ...


Karin Dahl – How Does Color Sound?

Fri, May 24 - Tue, Jul 2 • All Day

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center • 777 Evening St Worthington, 43085


On View May 16 – July 2, 2024 Opening Reception: Thursday May 16, 2024 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ...


Robin F. Williams: We’ve Been Expecting You

Fri, May 24 - Sun, Aug 18 • All Day

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


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


Columbus: Two Perspectives

Fri, May 24 - Mon, Jun 3 • All Day

Studios On High Gallery • 686 N High St Columbus, 43215


Columbus: Two Perspectives Jessica Wojtasek and Jennifer Jolley-Brown ...


Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris

Fri, May 24 - Sun, Aug 18 • All Day

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


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 ...


Lorena Crus Santiago + Brock Oakley Ailes + Marsha Mack + Ronald Claxton

Fri, May 24 - Sat, Jun 8 • All Day

934 Gallery • 934 Cleveland Ave Columbus, 43201


Lorena Crus Santiago + Brock Oakley Ailes Marsha Mack Ronald Claxton Opening Reception Saturday, May 18 4 – 10 p.m. Closing Reception Saturday, ...


Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Fri, May 24 - Tue, Sep 24 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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


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 ...

Arts & Crafts

Throwing Experience

Fri, May 24 +more dates • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Admission starts at: $55

Kiln room • 2050 S High St Columbus, OH 43207


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

Live Music


Fri, May 24 • 6:00 pm - ?

Columbus Commons • 160 S High St Columbus, 43215


A group comprised of Columbus executives and professionals playing high-energy rock tunes from the 1960s to today. Since their formation in 2002, they ...


Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Fri, May 24 +more dates • 6:00 pm - ?

Short North Stage • 1187 N High St Columbus, 43201


Hair is the iconic original Broadway rock musical featuring chart-topping hits such as “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In,” and “Good Morning, ...

Live Music

Mozart’s Mass in C minor

Fri, May 24 - Sat, May 25 • 6:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $30.50

Ohio Theatre • 39 E State St Columbus, 43215


Mozart’s Mass in C minor Rossen Milanov, conductor Aubry Ballarò, soprano Katrina Thurman, soprano David Walton, tenor James Eder, bass Stephen ...

Things to Do

Open Studio

Sat, May 25 • 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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


Sensory hour is from 10:00–11:00 AM Open Studio at CMA engages creative thinking through material exploration and monthly BIG IDEA's, with local teaching ...


Jeni’s Strawberry Jam

Sat, May 25 - Sun, May 26 • 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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


SAVE THE DATE! The bigger, better 2024 edition of Jeni’s Strawberry Jam at Land-Grant is set for two days of fun over Memorial Day Weekend: 🍓 ...


AANHPI Heritage Month: Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Sat, May 25 - Sun, May 26 • Times Vary

Admission starts at: $7.75

Gateway Film Center • 1550 N High St Columbus, 43201


Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Run Time: 139 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022 Starring: James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonathan Ke Quan, Michelle ...

Things to Do

Free Family Fun Day + Movie Night ft. Encanto

Sat, May 25 • 4:00 pm - ?

Columbus Commons • 160 S High St Columbus, 43215


Start your summer with a free party at the park. And by party, we mean hours of free family-friendly games, crafts, face painting, carousel rides, live ...

Comedy Events

Kam Patterson!!!

Sat, May 25 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $25

The Attic Columbus • 892 Oak St Columbus, 43205


Kam Patterson!!! ...

Things to Do

Dueling Axes is coming to DogTap

Sun, May 26 +more dates • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

BrewDog Brewery & Taproom • 96 Gender Road Canal Winchester, 43110


Dueling Axes is coming to DogTap! Sign up for a throwing time through Dueling Axes They will be joining ...

Live Music

Capriccio Columbus

Sun, May 26 • 7:00 pm - ?

Worthington Village Green • 6550 N. High Street Worthington, 43085


Join Us Sunday evenings from May 19 to August 11 at 7:00 PM on the Northwest Village Green for family-friendly performances generously sponsored by FC ...

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