THINGS TO DO TODAY IN COLUMBUS

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Exhibit

Orchids

Thu, Feb 29 - Sun, Mar 10 • All Day

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens • 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, 43203

Central

Drawing inspiration from the details of art nouveau design and its embrace of the beauty of forms and objects found in the natural world, Orchids in ...

Exhibit

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

Thu, Feb 29 - 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

Traversing Textiles exhibition

Thu, Feb 29 - Sat, Mar 30 • All Day

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

Central

“Textiles and fiber are an integral part of human lives, aiding in survival, defining cultures, and expressing values. Fiber traverses every aspect of ...

Exhibit

Future Perfect: Completion Pending

Thu, Feb 29 - Sun, May 19 • All Day

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens • 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, 43203

Central

Join us in celebrating Franklin Art Glass Studio’s 100 year legacy, with the exhibition, Future Perfect: Completion Pending. On display are works from ...

Things to Do

Arnold Sports Festival

Thu, Feb 29 - Sun, Mar 3 • 8:00 am - ?

Admission starts at: $25

Ohio Expo Center & State Fair • 717 E 17th Ave Columbus, 43211

Central

The Arnold Sports Festival will return to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Ohio Expo Center in 2024. The festival will feature the world’s ...

Exhibit

Blooms & Butterflies

Thu, Feb 29 - Sun, Jul 7 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens • 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, 43203

Central

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Blooms & Butterflies and stroll amid hundreds of colorful exotic butterflies flying freely through the Pacific ...

Things to Do

trace layer play 4: Experiencing Research Together

Thu, Feb 29 - Fri, Mar 1 • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

OSU Hopkins Hall Gallery • 128 North Oval Mall Columbus, 43210

Central

Join the trace layer play arts-based research collective in exploring the creative research process. We are graduate students and recent alumni from the ...

Exhibit

Sun Spell

Thu, Feb 29 - Sat, Mar 16 • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

OSU Urban Arts Space • 50 W Town St, Suite 130 Columbus, 43215

Central

Sun Spell is a group exhibition, showcasing the work of practicing contemporary artists who are completing their Master of Fine Arts degree in the Department ...

Live Music

Wib Schneider Trio on Charlie’s Stage – Free Happening Hour Show

Thu, Feb 29 • 5:00 pm - ?

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

Natalie’s Grandview presents Wib Schneider on Charlie’s Stage. For this Happening Hour show, there will be no admission charge, but tips are greatly ...

Classes & Workshops

E.T.

Thu, Feb 29 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Admission starts at: $35

Brush Crazy • 1299 Bethel Road Columbus, 43220

Central

Come in and get a little Brush Crazy! E.T. is our featured painting. With 10 or more people registered, an artist will lead you through this painting, ...

Live Music

Bradley Mellen

Thu, Feb 29 • 5:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $5

Ginger Rabbit • 17 Buttles Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

Show: $5 Showtimes: 6:00 - 7:30 (Doors Open 5:30) 8:15 - 9:45 (Doors Open 7:45) ...

Live Music

Happy Hour w/ Rick George

Thu, Feb 29 • 6:00 pm - ?

Woodlands Tavern • 1200 W 3rd Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

"A Pittsburgh native and current resident of Dayton Ohio, Rick draws on his experiences being born and raised along the rust belt to craft stories and ...

Nightlife Events

Open Mic hosted by Zach Whitney

Thu, Feb 29 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rambling House • 310 E Hudson St Columbus, 43202

Central

Join us every week for Open Mic hosted by the ever legendary Zach Whitney! Sign ups are at 5:45PM (SHARP!) and performances run from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. ...

Classes & Workshops

The Communal Garden: Popular Indigenous African Botanicals

Thu, Feb 29 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens • 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, 43203

Central

This is a community gardening class taught by the founder of the Bronzeville Growers Market, Julialynne Walker. Classes in The Communal Garden series teach ...

Comedy Events

LIAM CULLAGH

Thu, Feb 29 • 6:15 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $32

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

Central

LIAM CULLAGH is a standup comedian, actor, and writer from Massachusetts. Liam started doing standup in Boston when he was 18 and now performs in LA. His ...

Classes & Workshops

Clay Hand-Building

Thu, Feb 29 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Brush Crazy • 1299 Bethel Road Columbus, 43220

Central

Your $10.00 RSVP reserves your spot in this DIY clay workshop and will be credited towards your purchase. When you get to the studio, you will receive ...

Sporting Event

Ohio State Buckeyes Mens Basketball vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

Thu, Feb 29 • 6:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $11

Schottenstein Center • 555 Borror Dr Columbus, 43210

Central

Ohio State Buckeyes Mens Basketball vs Nebraska Cornhuskers ...

Live Music

Lo-Pan w/ Rebreather and Horseburner

Thu, Feb 29 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Ace of Cups • 2619 N High St Columbus, 43202

Central

Ace of Cups welcomes Lo-Pan on Thursday Feb. 29th with special guests Rebreather and Horseburner 18+ $10 Doors at 7pm ...

Live Music

Tyler Booth

Thu, Feb 29 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $13

Bluestone • 583 E Broad St, Columbus, 43215

Central

Tyler Booth Wilder Than A Buck Tour Doors Open 7:00 PM ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Bluejackets vs Carolina Hurricanes

Thu, Feb 29 • 7:00 pm - ?

Nationwide Arena • 200 W Nationwide Blvd Columbus, 43215

Central

Ticket Price: TBA Men's Professional Ice Hockey ...

Nightlife Events

Crazy Train Trivia

Thu, Feb 29 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Combustion Brewery & Taproom – Pinkerton • 80 W. Church St. Pickerington, 43147

Eastside

Crazy Train Trivia weekly every Thursday! ...

Nightlife Events

Word – Live Lit & True Tales

Thu, Feb 29 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

The Nest Theatre • 2643 N High St Columbus, 43202

Central

Word – Live Lit & True Tales 2/29 Doors & Drinks at 7pm / Show at 730pm Tickets $10 pre-sale Ages 16+ This bohemian storytelling hour is ...

Theater

Silent Sky

Thu, Feb 29 +more dates • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Blackbox Theatre • 1932 College Road Ohio State University Columbus, 43210

Central

By Lauren Gunderson Directed by Tom Dugdale Henrietta Leavitt wants to study the stars, but when she begins working at the Harvard Observatory in the ...

Cinema

Winter Sucks 2024: Blade II (2002)

Thu, Feb 29 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $13.50

Gateway Film Center • 1550 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

Director: Guillermo del Toro Run Time: 117 min. Release Year: 2002 Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Ron Perlman, Wesley Snipes Country: ...

Theater

Skeleton Crew

Thu, Feb 29 +more dates • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $48

Riffe Center • 77 S High St Columbus, 43215

Central

As the auto-industry changes in Detroit, four auto-factory coworkers have formed an unbreakable bond in the break room. But as rumors of the factory’s ...

Live Music

The Dream and Beyond

Thu, Feb 29 +more dates • 7:30 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 ...

Live Music

Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

Thu, Feb 29 • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

OSU Weigel Auditorium • 1866 College Rd Columbus, 43210

Central

This concert spotlights student composer-in-residence Ila V. Sharma and several student soloists selected as winners of the annual Ohio State undergraduate ...

Comedy Events

Nef Johnson Showcase

Thu, Feb 29 +more dates • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

The Attic Columbus • 892 Oak St Columbus, 43205

Central

Nef Johnson Showcase ...

Nightlife Events

RE:CHARGE ft JASON LEECH

Thu, Feb 29 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $15

The Summit Music Hall • 2210 Summit St Columbus, 43201

Central

Jason Leech plays RE:CHARGE at The Summit Music Hall on February 29 with special guests LucastheFlow and DJ Rob Chafin! ...

Live Music

Music Producers Jam Night

Thu, Feb 29 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Skully’s Music-Diner • 1151 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

Join Us for an Unforgettable Jam Session at Skully’s Music Diner! You’re invited! Sticky Studios presents an exhilarating night of music and collaboration ...

Nightlife Events

Karaoke With Ace

Thu, Feb 29 • 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Eldorado’s • 4968 N High St Columbus, 43214

Central

Karaoke With Ace ...

Nightlife Events

Live Band Karaoke

Thu, Feb 29 • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Central

Live Band Karaoke ...

Live Music

Shawn Price & The Residents with Aaron T. & The Guarantee

Thu, Feb 29 • 9:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Rambling House • 310 E Hudson St Columbus, 43202

Central

Music: 9:00 PM // Doors: 8:00 PM -- Tickets: $10 Pre-Sale // $15 Doors Happy Leap Year! And early birthday to Shawn Price! Come down for Open Mic starting ...

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Dub Pub

  • Casual
  • Bar Area
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Sports Bar
  • Patio
Bar

Finnegan’s Wake

  • Live Music
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Good for Whiskey Lovers
  • Whiskey Bars
  • Patio
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Late Night
Bar

O’Nelly’s Sports Pub and Grill

  • Live Music
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Sports Bar
  • Wait Service
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Bar Area
  • Reservations

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