THINGS TO DO TODAY IN COLUMBUS

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Things to Do

Color, Fly, Butterfly

Sun, Jun 23 - Sun, Nov 17 • All Day

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

Central

The Cardinal Health Gallery will experience its own metamorphosis into an immersive butterfly coloring experience which invites guests to color their own ...

Exhibit

Paul Busse Garden Railway

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • All Day

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

Central

All aboard! The Paul Busse Garden Railway is arriving at Conservatory station. 9 G scale model trains travel across 1,122 feet of track that runs ...

Exhibit

Leah Wong – +/- Perspectives

Sun, Jun 23 - Tue, Jul 2 • All Day

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

Other

On View May 16 – July 2, 2024 Opening Reception: Thursday May 16, 2024 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM +/- Perspectives Drawings and cutouts in my ...

Exhibit

Karin Dahl – How Does Color Sound?

Sun, Jun 23 - Tue, Jul 2 • All Day

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

Other

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

Things to Do

2024 Stonewall Pride 5K

Sun, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 30 • All Day

Admission starts at: $25

Other

The Stonewall Columbus Pride 5K is back in 2024! This year you have the option for a virtual 5K and a month-long virtual mileage challenge! No matter ...

Exhibit

The Nature of Color

Sun, Jun 23 - Mon, Sep 2 • All Day

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

Central

Our world is awash in color. Come and explore the world of color in this immersive exhibition! Color makes the world feel vibrant and alive. But that's ...

Exhibit

Best of 2024 exhibition opens

Sun, Jun 23 - Sat, Jul 6 • All Day

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

Central

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

Festivals

Buckeye Country Superfest – Zach Bryan, Billy Strings, Turnpike Troubadors

Sun, Jun 23 • All Day

Ohio Stadium • 555 Borror Dr Columbus, 43210

Central

Due to overwhelming demand, organizers for Buckeye Country Superfest have announced that 2024 will include not just one, but two full days of the most ...

Exhibit

Robin F. Williams: We’ve Been Expecting You

Sun, Jun 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

Through The Vines: A Seasonal Journey

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • All Day

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

Central

A site-specific installation created by the artists at Applied Imagination will invite guests to explore the lights, sights, and sounds of the four seasons ...

Exhibit

Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris

Sun, Jun 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 ...

Sporting Event

Formula 1 Raceday at Land-Grant – Spanish Grand Prix

Sun, Jun 23 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Central

Get ready for the ultimate Formula 1® viewing experience at Land-Grant! 🏁 Join us for RACEDAY excitement, featuring the Spanish Grand Prix on our big ...

Things to Do

HAUS UND GARTEN PRETOUR EVENT

Sun, Jun 23 • 9:00 am - ?

German Village • 588 S 3rd St Columbus, 43215

Central

PreTour Highlight: Must-have ticket – VIP preview of homes provides a look at many of the areas not available on Sunday’s tour. Cocktail Party: ...

Things to Do

2024 Summer Arts Camp

Sun, Jun 23 - Fri, Jun 28 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stuart’s Opera House • 52 Public Sq Nelsonville, 45764

Other

Stuart's Opera House Summer Arts Camp invites kids ages 9-16 to think creatively about the world around them and express themselves through the arts. Our ...

Things to Do

Wellness by the Water​

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Admission starts at: $50

Get Out Adventures • 6000 Harriott Rd Powell, 43065

North

NEW IN 2024! Wellness by the Water​ Rise and shine, fitness enthusiasts! Get ready to kickstart your day with a burst of energy! ...

Exhibit

Blooms & Butterflies

Sun, Jun 23 - 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 ...

Exhibit

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Sun, Jun 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 ...

Things to Do

The Event 4 Car Show Presented by The Triple F Collection

Sun, Jun 23 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $19

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

Central

The largest collection of exotic cars in the Midwest, with over $100 million is cars on display from Bugatti, Pagani, Rimac, McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, ...

Exhibit - Visual Arts

Through the Vine: A Seasonal Journey

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission starts at: $26

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

Central

A site-specific installation created by the artists at Applied Imagination will invite guests to explore the lights, sights, and sounds of the four seasons ...

Tours

Summer in the Center

Sun, Jun 23 - Sat, Jul 20 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ohio History Center • 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, 43211

Central

Included with museum admission during June and July, 2024. School may be out, but history is in! Explore different themes throughout the summer with ...

Things to Do

FPN Pride Storytime with Special Guests

Sun, Jun 23 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stonewall Columbus • 1160 N. High Street Columbus, 43201

Central

Join us for a delightful afternoon of stories, activities, and special guests at the Family Pride Network Pride Storytime! This fun-filled event is designed ...

Exhibit

FREEQUENCY

Sun, Jun 23 - Sat, Jun 29 • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

Central

See the full list of programming on the FREEQUENCY webpage! FREEQUENCY features art from Black artists whose work is positioned in an Afrofuturistic ...

Exhibit

A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back

Sun, Jun 23 - Sat, Jun 29 • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

Central

In 1981, Chicana feminist intellectuals Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa published what would become a touchstone work for generations of feminist ...

Eat & Drink

WeRISE Juneteenth Celebration 2024

Sun, Jun 23 • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Point at Otterbein University • 60 Collegeview Road Westerville, OH 43081

Northeast

Join us for a day filled with joy, unity, and reflection. This in-person event will commemorate the end of slavery in the United States with music, food, ...

Theater

Disney Presents The Lion King (Touring)

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 1:00 pm - ?

Ohio Theatre • 39 E State St Columbus, 43215

Central

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from ...

Classes & Workshops

Friends and Family

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brush Crazy • 1299 Bethel Road Columbus, 43220

Central

Family and Friends painting together! It is always a good time to get together to enjoy each other's company and choose want you want to paint! So many ...

Classes & Workshops

Weaving The Threads: Professional Development for Women Writers of Color

Sun, Jun 23 • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $225

Streetlight Guild • 1367 E Main St Columbus, 43205

Central

As writers, we can take our artistry to the next level through professional development. It takes determination and skill to take ourselves seriously as ...

Exhibit

THE NANCY SHOW: BUSHMILLER AND BEYOND

Sun, Jun 23 - Sun, Nov 3 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Central

Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy was a popular comic strip for decades but was never taken seriously. In recent years, cartoon historians and aficionados have ...

Educational

Juneteenth BASH (Black Authors Spotlight on Heritage) Book Festival

Sun, Jun 23 • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

• 1467 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203

Central

Join us for a celebration that shines a spotlight on Black authors and their heritage through literature! Enjoy a day filled with enriching activities ...

Cinema

The Bikeriders (2024)

Sun, Jun 23 - Sat, Jul 6 • Times Vary

Gateway Film Center • 1550 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

Director: Jeff Nichols Run Time: 116 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023 Starring: Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Tom Hardy Country: ...

Theater

Evolutionaries: The Stories and Music of David Bowie and Prince

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 2:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $45

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

Central

Shadowbox Live pays tribute to the music and influence of David Bowie and Prince, and the revolutions they led across music, fashion and pop culture. ...

Nightlife Events

BANNED

Sun, Jun 23 • 2:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Riffe Center • 77 S High St Columbus, 43215

Central

As we continue to see legislatures ban books, Drag performances, and Women’s and Trans rights, join us as we sing a powerful concert, Banned, that celebrates ...

Things to Do

A Servants View with Beverly Gray

Sun, Jun 23 • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Adena Mansion & Gardens • 847 Adena Road Chillicothe, OH 45601

Other

Join local historian Beverly Gray on Sunday, June 23, for a discussion about the servants who worked at Adena. Admission to this event is free. For ...

Classes & Workshops

Pour Art

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admission starts at: $10

Brush Crazy • 1299 Bethel Road Columbus, 43220

Central

Pour your favorite colors onto canvas, wood or your favorite ceramic!! This is a fun and interesting experience with acrylic paint! Your $10.00 RSVP will ...

Nightlife Events

Rick Collura’s Blues Jam

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Eldorado’s • 4968 N High St Columbus, 43214

Central

Rick Collura's Blues Jam ...

Theater

The Pirates of Penzance

Sun, Jun 23 • 3:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $22

Lincoln Theatre • 769 E Long St Columbus, 43203

Central

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera is a swashbuckling adventure packed full of pirates, policeman, adventure, paradox, and romance, that is sure to please ...

Nightlife Events

FORNITE SUNDAYS

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 4:20 pm - 11:45 am

Half Baked • 765 N. HIGH STREET SHORT NORTH Columbus, 43215

Central

Get a Battle Royale, Get a Free Drink. All Nite Specials:
$2 Broke Boi Beers ...

Live Music

Dave Sabatka Sunday

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hofbrauhaus Columbus • 800 Goodale Blvd Columbus, 43212

Central

Dave Sabatka ...

Live Music

Fya & Sol

Sun, Jun 23 • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Flint Station • 225 Park Rd. Columbus, 43235

North

FYA & SOL ...

Things to Do

LaBlast Fitness Partner-Free Dance Party

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 5:00 pm - ?

Crystal Ballroom Dance Center • 402 East Wilson Bridge Rd. Worthington, 43085

North

LaBlast® is a 45-minute follow along dance party! This partner-free ballroom dance party is designed to help you tone your body, increase cardiovascular ...

Live Music

Bobby Floyd Trio – Charlie’s Stage – Free Happening Hour Show

Sun, Jun 23 • 5:15 pm - ?

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

Natalie’s Grandview presents Bobby Floyd performing on the classic Hammond B3 organ with his Trio on Charlie’s Stage. For this Happening Hour show, ...

Classes & Workshops

Poppy Pair

Sun, Jun 23 • 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! Poppy Pair is our featured painting. With 10 or more people registered, an artist will lead you through this painting, ...

Comedy Events

Rocky Dale Davis

Sun, Jun 23 • 6:00 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 ...

Live Music

Mike Wolfe

Sun, Jun 23 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Live Music! ...

Trivia Night

Make the Grade Trivia with Dr. A! ~ Every Sunday

Sun, Jun 23 +more dates • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Central

A singular trivia concept in two rounds with beer tokens awarded to the winners of each round! ...

Live Music

Nicholas Edward Williams

Sun, Jun 23 • 7:00 pm - ?

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

North

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 ...

Live Music

Nathan Graham and Dawna

Sun, Jun 23 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Rambling House • 310 E Hudson St Columbus, 43202

Central

Music: 8:00 PM // Doors: 7:00 PM -- Tickets: $10 // Doors: $15 Nathan Graham:
Born and raised in Chicago, Graham meshes South Side ...

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