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May 18th, 2015 9:08 AM

Upcoming Franklin County Events

Franklin County Events

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Flea Market of Collectables

 

 

Below is a list of upcoming local community events and activities. Click the links for more detailed information.

 

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Arts / Theatre / Music

5/18/2015

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/18/2015

Advanced Crochet

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/19/2015

Tuesday@One

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/20/2015

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/20/2015

Zentangle: May Flowers

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/20/2015

Knitting: Versatile Vest

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/20/2015

Elegant Dance Profile

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/20/2015

Which One's Pink

Shadowbox Live

5/21/2015

Art of Movement Foundations

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/21/2015

Which One's Pink

Shadowbox Live

5/25/2015

Eddie Adams: Vietnam

Dublin Arts Council

5/26/2015

Eddie Adams: Vietnam

Dublin Arts Council

5/27/2015

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/27/2015

Eddie Adams: Vietnam

Dublin Arts Council

5/27/2015

Knitting: Versatile Vest

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/27/2015

Elegant Dance Profile

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/27/2015

Yank! The Musical

Evolution Theatre Company

5/28/2015

Eddie Adams: Vietnam

Dublin Arts Council

5/28/2015

Abstract Acrylic Painting

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/28/2015

Art of Movement Foundations

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/28/2015

Yank! The Musical

Evolution Theatre Company

5/29/2015

Eddie Adams: Vietnam

Dublin Arts Council

5/29/2015

Yank! The Musical

Evolution Theatre Company

5/30/2015

Eddie Adams: Vietnam

Dublin Arts Council

5/30/2015

Yank! The Musical

Evolution Theatre Company

5/31/2015

Yank! The Musical

Evolution Theatre Company

5/31/2015

Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band (featured event)

Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society

5/31/2015

Which One's Pink

Shadowbox Live

5/31/2015

Which One's Pink

Shadowbox Live


Business Events

5/18/2015

Clintonville Golf Classic

Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce

5/21/2015

Velvet Ice Cream Success Story

Conway Center for Family Business


Education

5/18/2015

How to Use Your Mac Computer

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/19/2015

Grow With Me

Groveport KidSpace

5/19/2015

Working with Layers-Photoshop

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/19/2015

Free Kids Book Club

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/20/2015

Grow With Me

Groveport KidSpace

5/20/2015

2015 May 20th Leadership Serie

WELD

5/20/2015

2015 May 20th Leadership Serie

WELD

5/20/2015

2015 May 20th Leadership Serie

WELD

5/21/2015

Preschool Rock n' Rollers

Groveport KidSpace

5/21/2015

How to Make a Photo Book

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/21/2015

Petite Chefs

Groveport KidSpace

5/22/2015

The Ohio Inventors

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/22/2015

Preschool Picassos

Groveport KidSpace

5/23/2015

Milkweeds and More

Wild Ones Columbus

5/23/2015

iPhone Basics

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/26/2015

Grow With Me

Groveport KidSpace

5/26/2015

Tuesday@One

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/26/2015

Farm House Clip Board

Groveport KidSpace

5/27/2015

Grow With Me

Groveport KidSpace

5/28/2015

Preschool Rock n' Rollers

Groveport KidSpace

5/28/2015

Petite Chefs

Groveport KidSpace

5/29/2015

Preschool Picassos

Groveport KidSpace

5/29/2015

English History

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/30/2015

iPhone Basics

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/30/2015

Card Class

Groveport Cultural Arts Center


Health

5/18/2015

Moving Core & Stretch for 50+

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/18/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/18/2015

Beginning Line Dance 50 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/18/2015

Total Body Fitness 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/18/2015

Advanced Yoga with Vanessa

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/19/2015

Senior Cardio Circut 50+

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/19/2015

Exercise with Weights 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/19/2015

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/19/2015

Chair Volley Ball

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/19/2015

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/20/2015

Zumba Gold

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/20/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/20/2015

TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/20/2015

Beginning Line Dance 50 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/20/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/20/2015

Beginning Cha Yoga 50+

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/20/2015

Total Body Fitness 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/20/2015

Beginning Yoga with Sherri

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/21/2015

Exercise with Weights 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/21/2015

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/21/2015

Chair Volley Ball

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/22/2015

Exercise with Weights 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/22/2015

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/22/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/22/2015

Total Body Fitness 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/23/2015

Intermediate Yoga with Vanessa

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/23/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/23/2015

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/25/2015

Moving Core & Stretch for 50+

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/25/2015

Beginning Line Dance 50 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/25/2015

Total Body Fitness 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/25/2015

Advanced Yoga with Vanessa

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/26/2015

Senior Cardio Circut 50+

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/26/2015

Exercise with Weights 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/26/2015

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/26/2015

Chair Volley Ball

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/26/2015

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/27/2015

Zumba Gold

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/27/2015

TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

5/27/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/27/2015

Beginning Line Dance 50 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/27/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/27/2015

Beginning Cha Yoga 50+

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/27/2015

Total Body Fitness 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/27/2015

Beginning Yoga with Sherri

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/28/2015

Exercise with Weights 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/28/2015

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/28/2015

Chair Volley Ball

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/29/2015

Exercise with Weights 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/29/2015

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/29/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/29/2015

Total Body Fitness 50 Plus

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/30/2015

Intermediate Yoga with Vanessa

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/30/2015

Intermediate Yoga with Vanessa

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/30/2015

Intermediate Yoga with Vanessa

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/30/2015

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

5/30/2015

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Lecture / Workshop

5/19/2015

Intro to Social Enterprise

The Center for Social Enterprise Development

5/20/2015

2015 Leadership Series

Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD)

5/28/2015

Armchair Travel

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Literary

5/20/2015

A Very Thurber Martini Tasting

Thurber House


Senior

5/20/2015

Mystery Trip

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Special Events / Holiday

5/21/2015

Grandview Memorial Service

Grandview Parks & Recreation

5/23/2015

Grandview Memorial Day Parade

Grandview Parks & Recreation


Sports & Recreation

5/30/2015

Girls on the Run 5k

Girls on the Run of Franklin County

5/30/2015

Girls on the Run 5k

Girls on the Run of Franklin County


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Chad Wilson
cwilson@franklincountyevents.com

 


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May 13th, 2015 7:09 PM





Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and Discovery Special Improvement District send this Downtown News Network e-alert to Downtown Columbus business and property contacts. It is intended for re-distribution to downtown employees, residents and others. Content is collected and managed by Capital Crossroads and Discovery SIDs for their member property owners and their tenants.
 

Capital Crossroads SID Notes


 Business Member Recognition

Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District's Business Membership program is vital to the SIDs ' efforts, providing additional revenue for a variety of important initiatives central to its mission of making downtown the cleanest, safest and best place to live, work and play in central Ohio. Business Members demonstrate a commitment to downtown through their voluntary support of the SID.
Thank you to these new Business Members:


Renewing Member at the Steward Level: BakerHostetler


Patron Level: HeadshotsColumbus; Puffin Foundation West; Capstone Dental


Advocate Level: Chase Tower

 

Pearl Market Kick-Off

May 19, 10:30 a.m.

Pearl Market returns to the Pearl and Lynn alleys for another summer of locally grown produce, hand-crafted merchandise and delicious food treats. The Market opens at 10:30 a.m., but a stilt-walking tomato and veggie brigade will lead the Columbus Police and Fire Pipe and Drums around High, Broad, Gay and Third Streets beginning at 11:45 a.m. Look for more walking veggies handing out reusable shopping bags, perfect for use in the Market. 

 

Pearl Market
May 19 - October 30, Tuesdays and Fridays
Pearl and Lynn Alleys
Pearl Market returns to the alleyways between Broad, High, Gay and Third Streets each Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., May 19 - October 30. This unique urban market delivers a merchant mix reflective of the rich cultural diversity of central Ohio, including a wide array of locally grown produce, hand-crafted merchandise and delicious food, while providing a retail incubator for local entrepreneurs. Major credit cards and the Ohio Direction Card are both accepted at the Pearl Market Tent in exchange for tokens that may be used throughout the market. Thanks to a generous donation from Puffin Foundation West, Pearl Market doubles the spending power for those shopping with the Ohio Directions Card. downtowncolumbus.com

 

Bold Booth Now Installed

The Bold Booths project, a partnership between Capital Crossroads SID and The Ohio State University Office of Outreach and Engagement, is a public art installation project conceived as part of the 2012 Finding Time public art program. Five simple parking lot shacks are scheduled to be replaced with visually interesting booths, bringing public art to surface parking lots downtown. The first booth has now been installed in the Great Southern Hotel parking lot near the intersection of High St. and Main St. http://boldbooths.org 

 

COTA Downtown Employer Pass Pilot Program
COTA, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Capital Crossroads SID plan to participate in a pilot downtown employer pass program. COTA has approved participation and MORPC will vote on participation on May 14. If approved, the program will allow a pilot group of employers offer downtown employees unlimited access to COTA services for a 20-month period. Select employees at Bricker & Eckler LLP; Huntington Bank's 37 W. Broad St. office; Nationwide; Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP; and State Auto's 175 S. Third St. office will be eligible to participate. As office vacancy rates drop and surface parking lots have been replaced with developments, the demand for spaces in parking garages and lots has increased. This program is designed to ease that demand by encouraging more employees to choose transit.

 

Discovery SID Notes

 

Discovery Beach Volleyball League

The Downtown YMCA organizes a spring and summer co-ed beach volleyball league at Discovery Beach (100 N. Grant Ave.) on Mondays and Tuesdays. Registration is still open. Register online now; the winning team will get a $50 gift card from Hills Market Downtown. Happy hour specials from Hills are also available for team members on game nights. Based on interest, leagues may continue throughout the summer. Contact Shawn Gunnoe of the YMCA at sgunnoe@ymcacolumbus.org with questions. 

 

Discovery Beach
Again this summer, a sand volleyball court will be open downtown at 100 N. Grant Ave. The court is open for free play all summer long. Just head to Hills Market Downtown to pick up a ball and the key to unlock the gate. You can also reserve the court for a private event by contacting Shannon Fergus at SAFergus@sidservices.com.

 

Traffic Alerts

 

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15. There will be a greater than usual number of cyclists on the road. Under Ohio law and City Code, bicycles belong on the road. Bicyclists and motorists must share the road safely and legally, which means both must obey all traffic laws.  

 

Komen Race for the Cure Street Closures

 

E. Broad St. between High St. and Third St. will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday, May 15 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16

 

N. Front St. between W. Broad St. and W. Spring St. will be closed from 5 a.m. to approximately noon on Saturday, May 16.
 

High St. between Town St. and Broad St. will be closed from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

 

The following rolling closures will occur on Saturday, May 16 from about 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

5K Race Course: Begins on N. Front St. (north of W. Gay St.); north to W. Spring St.; east to High St.; north to W. Goodale St.; west to Park St.; south to W. Nationwide Blvd.; west to Neil Ave.; south to W. Long St.; east to Marconi Blvd.; south to W. Broad St.; west to Belle St.; south to Town St.; east to High St.; north to the finish line at the Columbus Commons.

 

One Mile Fun Walk Course: Begins on N. Front St. (north of W. Gay St.); north to W. Long St.; west to Marconi Blvd.; south to W. Broad St.; west to Belle St.; south to Town St.; east to High St.; north to the finish line at the Columbus Commons.

 

Road Race Updates
Columbus City Council passed legislation requiring that road race promoters apply for a permit at least 30 days prior to an event and to reach out to affected neighborhoods along the race course. This section will post updates about race applications that have been filed for downtown to allow for comment. Please send any comments to Kelly O'Dell at KLOdell@columbus.gov.


Event: Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K
Date: June 13
Location: McFerson Commons
Feedback Due: May 15

 

News and Notes

 

COTA Summer Youth Pass Program

COTA will once again offer unlimited rides to local youth for only $62 through the Summer Youth Pass Program, a savings of more than $120. Passes go on sale on Friday, May 15. The passes allow unlimited rides for youth 17 years old or younger on all COTA lines (excluding Mainstream service) from June 1 through August 31. To purchase, bring proof of age (driver's license, state ID, birth certificate or student ID with photo) to COTA Pass Sales at 33 N. High St., Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Or mail a written request along with proof of age and include a check for $62 to COTA Pass Sales, William J. Lhota Building, 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215. There is a 75 cent upcharge for each Express bus ride. Only one pass per person. http://cota.com

 

Take COTA to the Zoo

COTA is making transportation between Downtown and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay easier. Now through September 7, take COTA's Zoo Bus on weekends and holidays. Board at the Statehouse or leave your car at the Griggs Dam Park & Ride. It is just $2 each way; and ask your bus operator for a transfer/coupon and receive half-off regular Zoo admission or $4 off Zoombezi Bay admission for the day of your ride. Weekday service between Downtown and the Zoo will begin Monday, June 1 and run through Friday, September 4. For more information about Line 98, visit http://cota.com/zoobus .

 

COTA Votes to Extend Free Fares on the CBUS
The COTA Board of Trustees has voted to extend free fares on the CBUS through May 1, 2016. The CBUS Downtown Circulator provides smart, convenient, user-friendly service to residents, employers and visitors in the downtown area. Financial commitments from several organizations in the downtown area helped to make this extension possible. http://www.cota.com

 

COTA Online Meeting for Cleveland Ave. BRT Project
If you were unable to make it to COTA's open house for their proposed Cleveland Ave. BRT Project, you can join an online meeting anytime through May 21, 5 p.m. You can find the same information that was presented at the in-person meeting, including an introduction video, online comment card, and visuals of the improvements involved with the enhanced service. http://www.cotabrtonlinemeeting.com 
 

Registration Open for Free Fitness Classes
Columbus Commons
Free fitness classes began on May 4, presented by United Healthcare. Enjoy Bootcamp, Hip Hop, Kickboxing, Yoga and Zumba along with a new Interval Training class. All participants are required to register by filling out an online waiver and release
 

Weekly Group Run
Columbus Commons
The Columbus Eastside Running Club and Second Sole will host a free Downtown Group Run on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., through July 27. Whether you are training for a marathon or are looking for motivation, join this fun run in a supportive environment. The group will meet at the south end of the park near the carousel between 6:15 - 6:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your own water. All participants are required to fill out an online waiver and release

 

Bus It to the Ballpark
COTA has partnered again this year for Bus It to the Ballpark. Riders who present a valid COTA 31-day pass at the ticket winner will pay only $1 for general admission tickets to seven day games throughout the 2015 season: May 19, June 3, June 24, July 6 and July 30. Tickets must be purchased in person at the ticket window on game day. Valid on general admission tickets only on a first-come, first-served basis. One ticket per valid COTA monthly pass. Subject to availability. http://www.cota.com 

 

Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day will take place on Friday, May 15. You can ride with a group on one of eight pre-planned routes or ride on your own into downtown Columbus for a celebration at Columbus Commons at 8:00 a.m. with free breakfast, booths and awards. Mayor Michael B. Coleman will ride with the group that has the most committed riders. Last year over 400 riders participated. Registration is now open at http://www.Columbus.gov/B2W2015 

 

National Bike Challenge
The National Bike Challenge runs May 1 through September 30. Go to http://www.nationalbikechallenge.org to sign up for the Challenge and ride for your workplace, create a team or join an existing team. 

 

Special Events

 

Exhibit: Nick George: Degrees of Freedom
Now through May 23
Angela Meleca Gallery
Angela Meleca Gallery presents the first solo exhibition of photographic works by gallery artist Nick George. His practice centers on photography, both as medium and subject. Degrees of Freedom includes two new bodies of work: the first, The Weather, features large photographs surrounding the unsolved 1970 bombing of Rodin's The Thinker at the Cleveland Museum of Art; the second, You need 12 squares, utilizes geometric abstraction through the lens of a perpetual awareness game to question an artist's capacity to act independently in making their own creative choices.
http://www.angelamelecagallery.com

 

Exhibit: Dante Marioni and John Kiley
Now through May 31
Hawk Galleries
http://www.hawkgalleries.com

 

Fabric of Survival: The Artwork of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
Now through June 14
Columbus Museum of Art
At first glance, the colorful needlework collages of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz seem to depict bucolic scenes of the Polish countryside. On closer examination, they tell a horrific tale of survival. Mrs. Krinitz and her younger sister Mania, were the only members of their family, and among the few Jews in their Polish village, to survive the Holocaust. At the age of fifteen, Esther refused the Nazi order for town's Jews to report to a nearby railroad station for relocation. She and her sister separated from the family and never saw them again. In 1977, at the age of fifty, Esther began creating works of fabric art to depict her stories of survival. Over a twenty-year period, she created a collection of thirty-six needlework pictures that tell her remarkable story in great detail with bold design and exquisite composition. http://www.columbusmuseum.org

 

Shine On: The Art of Nursing
Now through June 21
The Columbus Museum of Art
This exhibit celebrates the history of nursing from its instinctive beginnings in ancient times to its development today as a highly skilled profession. The exhibition will feature art by well-known artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Mary Cassatt, George Bellows, Howard Chandler Christy, Alfred Eisenstaedt and Romaine Brooks. These artists and others explore themes including the human instinct to care for one another, the birth of professional nursing led by Florence Nightingale, the critical role of nurses in wartime, and the complexities of nursing in modern times. Shine On celebrates Central Ohio's robust nursing community and will be presented during National Nurses Week in 2015. http://www.columbusmuseum.org

 

Exhibit: All Play, No Work
Now through July 5
Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery
Curated by Massilon Museum Director, Alexandra Nicholis Coon, the exhibition will display artwork by 13 Ohio artists, exposing the nature of their private lives through an introspective look at time spent away from daily routines in various leisure activities. http://oac.state.oh.us 
 

Exhibit: Celebrating the past 10 years and launching the next decade
Now through July 17
Fresh A.I.R. Gallery celebrates 10 years as a nonprofit art gallery with a mission to exhibit the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Their mission is to educate the community and work to break down the stigma of mental illness and/or substance use disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Since opening, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery has shown 60 exhibitions, displaying the artwork of over 200 artists, sold more than 250 pieces of artwork totaling over $60,000. Many exhibits demonstrate the courage and struggles of the artists as they combat stigma and address social issues. http://www.southeastinc.com  

 

Blooms & Butterflies
Now through September 27
Franklin Park Conservatory
Spring returns with the emergence of hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies. Watch them take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Daily presentations at 1 and 3 p.m. share more about this fascinating species, and related family programming is offered throughout the season. http://www.fpconservatory.org 

 

SURGE Columbus, Teen Open Studio
May 14, 21 and 28, 4 - 8 p.m.
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus teens are welcome for this drop-in program in a space designated just for them where they can experiment with technology and art supplies, or just hang out with friends. SURGE is a collaboration between CMA, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Wexner Center for the Arts, COSI, and WOSU Public Media, and is made possible by a grant from Battelle Memorial Institute with lead sponsor support from JPMorgan Chase Foundation. http://columbusmuseum.org 

 

Bike to Work Day
May 15, 8 a.m.
Columbus Commons
Ride downtown on one of eight pre-planned routes, converging at Columbus Commons at 8 a.m. for a celebration with breakfast, awards and prizes. Mayor Bikin' Mike Coleman will join the riding group with one of the pre-registered groups. Even if you don't work downtown, you can register you bike to work here. http://www.columbus.gov/B2W2014 

 

Building Intergenerational Communities in the Workplace: Coexisting Positively for Increased Productivity
May 15, 11 - 11:30 a.m. (networking) 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (panel discussion)
1111 E. Broad St.
This Lunch and Learn series addresses intergenerational living and its effect on the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millenials. How do we enhance the workplace with all of the skill sets working together? Can we learn from one another? How can our workplaces benefit from intergenerational employees? Is there room for everyone? Expert panelists will discuss the positives and negatives and give ideas on how to make it work for everyone. Resources will be provided to all attendees; snacks will be available. You can also bring your lunch. 

 

Page Turners: The Art of Award-Winning Picturebooks from the Mazza Museum
May 15 - September 6
Columbus Museum of Art
Each year, a number of prestigious awards including the Caldecott Medal, the Newberry Medal, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Mazza Medallion are presented to the very best examples of picturebooks for children. Page Turners showcases imaginative, humorous, scary, exquisite, and lively art from award-winning books from the 1950s to the present. http://columbusmuseum.org 

 

Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
May 16, 8 a.m.
Downtown Columbus
Register to run or come down to support the 35,000 runners and walkers who make the Columbus Race for the Cure one of the largest nationally. All funds from the Komen Race for the Cure go to research, education, screening and treatment programs. http://komencolumbus.org 

 

The Best of Urban Living Tour
May 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This self-guided tour features 30 apartments, condos and urban living amenities. This year's tour includes an official after-party, presented by Wagenbrenner Development. Tour ticket holders are invited to end the day's event at Jeffrey Park in Italian Village with local beer from Seventh Son, Hoof Heartland and Land Grant; live music; and food trucks. Tickets for the tour are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Yay Bikes members can enjoy a $5 discount on their ticket price. Ten percent of all ticket sales will be donated to Faith Mission and their programs. http://www.columbusunderground.com/urbanliving 

 

Beyond the Visual
May 19, 26, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Fresh A.I.R. Gallery
In conjunction with Fresh A.I.R. Gallery's 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, they will host a series of performing artists and artists' talks addressing important cultural issues. On May 19, from 5 - 6 p.m., Anisa Grandevivala, poet, writer and physician, will lead a workshop, The Art of Risk, designed to inspire attendees to take creative risks and engage with art and the journey of artists. Then from 6:30 - 7:30, Hope & Liberation Coalition, an organization that strives to raise awareness and promote prevention of human trafficking through the arts, will speak about their work. http://www.southeastinc.com 

 

Vintage "Base Ball" Game: Ohio Village Muffins vs. The Capitol Cannons

May 19, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ohio Statehouse West Lawn

Celebrate the Ohio Statehouse and take a step back to the 1800s with an exhibition game of the Ohio Village Historical Muffins versus members of the Ohio General Assembly and other elected leaders. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come to the "People's House" to enjoy the hour-long "old-time" base ball (originally two words) game. There is no cost to attend. Concessions will be available, and there will be cannon-firing demonstrations after the game. http://ohiostatehouse.org 

 

Community Open House for Downtown Columbus Streetscape Standards

May 20, 4 - 6 p.m.

77 N. Front St., Lower Level Auditorium (building between City Hall and Police Headquarters)

The City of Columbus is currently preparing a comprehensive set of standards and guidelines for downtown streetscapes that will include, but not necessarily be limited to, sidewalks, curbs, lighting, street furniture, landscaping, and green infrastructure. Draft standards have been prepared. Representatives from the Department of Public Service and the Design Consultant Team will be on-hand to describe the preliminary recommendations, discuss options, and answer questions in an open house format. No formal presentation will be given. Questions may be directed to NL (Bud) Braughton, P.E., Department of Public Service Project Manager at NLBraughton@Columbus.gov or 614.645.8241.

 

COTA Public Comment Meetings

COTA will hold two public comment meetings regarding proposed service adjustments that will be effective on Monday, September 7, 2015. If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be available at http://cota.com/servicechanges starting May 21. You can share comments about the proposed changes by filling out the comment form at http://cota.com/contact or call 614.228.1776.

May 21, noon and May 26, 6 p.m.

William J. Lhota Building, 33 N. High St., William G. Porter Boardroom

 

Winds of Change: People, Places & Environments
Cultural Arts Center
May 22 - June 20
Opening Reception: May 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
This exhibit presents the multi-faceted works of the Phoenix Printmaking Cooperative. http://culturalartscenteronline.org 

 

Columbus Alive! Concert

May 22, 5 - 10:30 p.m.

Columbus Commons

Join Columbus Alive! for a free concert featuring local DJs, RoeVy, Funerals and Druid Cloak. Food trucks and beverage concessions will be available starting at 5 p.m. and music will begin at 7 p.m. http://columbuscommons.org 

 

City Tour Series
May 23 - October 24 (fourth Saturday of the month)
Columbus Historical Society
Discover the past, the present, and what's in store for the future of Columbus on the 2015 Columbus City Tour Series. Travel through Downtown with its historical centerpiece, the Ohio Statehouse, and the new Columbus Commons; the Short North Arts District; German Village, the Arena District; Olde Towne East; the Discovery District; Franklin Park and much more. Listen to stories of national significance, international intrigue and local history and lore. Cost is $30 per person, $28 for senior citizens $25 for members of the Columbus Historical Society. Registration and payment in advance are required. Click here to make a reservation. 

 

Family Funday + Movie Night

May 23, 4 - 8 p.m. (fun day), 8:15 p.m. (movie)

Columbus Commons

Come out to the park for a day packed full of fun for families. Enjoy free and ticketed activities including carousel rides, inflatable games, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and much more! Stick around for a free showing of Big Hero 6 presented by Heartland Bank. http://columbuscommons.org 

 

Asian Festival
May 23 - 24
Franklin Park Conservatory
This ever-popular festival celebrates Asian culture, dining, exhibits and more. http://asian-festival.org 

 

Shadowbox Live "Bigger Than Jesus" 

May 24, 7 - 10 p.m.

Columbus Commons

Go back in time to celebrate The Beatles with a live documentary. Shadowbox Live pays homage to the pivotal band, as well as the life and times of the era. Food trucks and drink concessions will be available starting at 6 p.m. http://columbuscommons.org 

 

Restaurant and Retail Reminders

 

For a complete listing of downtown restaurants, visit the DowntownColumbus.com website.    

 

Food Truck Food Court
Thursdays through October 29
Columbus Commons
Enjoy a wide arrange of lunch options on Thursdays at Columbus Commons. The Food Truck Food Court features local food trucks serving up delicious lunch options from trucks including Aromaku, Blue Olive, Mikey's Late Night Slice, Mixing Bowl Asian Grill, Paddy Wagon, Pitabilities, Red Plate Blue Plate, and Schmidt's Sausage Truck. http://columbuscommons.org/happenings/food-trucks/ 

 

Tortilla Opening for the Season
Columbus Commons
Tortilla is now open Monday - Saturday, from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and for special events. http://columbuscommons.org/visit/cafes/ 

 

Pure Pressed Organic Juicery
194 S. High St.
614.610.9898
Pure Pressed Organic Juicery is now open, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. They make all their juices fresh daily using a custom, cold-press juicer, which preserves all the nutrients of the raw fruits and vegetables. Each juice contains two to five pounds of organic fruits and vegetables, poured into a grab and go bottle. http://purepressedjuicery.com 

 

Flying Gent
46 N. High St.
Flying Gent has now opened a brick and mortar location, after closing their pop-up inside Cafe Brioso. They are open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Flying Gent offers merchandise reflecting classic style with excellence, quality and originality. http://flyinggent.com 

 

Events Calendar

 

May 15; Brother Son in Concert with Amy Black; Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theatre); http://sixstring.org


May 16; Nineteenth Annual North Market Apron Gala; North Market; http://northmarket.com


May 16; Bob Dylan; Ohio Theatre; ticketmaster.com


May 16; Komen Columbus Race for the Cure; Downtown Columbus; http://komencolumbus.org


May 17; EMS and Safety Day; COSI; http://cosi.org


May 19 - October 30; Pearl Market; Pearl and Lynn Alleys; http://downtowncolumbus.com 

 

May 20; A Very Thurber Martini Tasting; The Westin Columbus; http://thurberhouse.org 

 

May 21 - June 6; The Christians; Riffe Center Studio Two; http://avltheatre.com 

 

May 22; Columbus Alive! Concert Series Kick-Off; Columbus Commons; http://columbuscommons.org 

 

May 22 - 25; Cinevent; Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel; http://cinevent.com 

 

May 23; CD 102.5 ICT at the 15th Annual Pet Promise Rescue Run; McFerson Commons; http://rescuerun.com 

 

May 23; Movie Night: Big Hero 6; Columbus Commons; http://columbuscommons.org 
 

 

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Issue #4: May 13, 2015

Upcoming Events

 

Bike to Work Day 

Friday, May 15, 8 am -10 am

Columbus Commons welcomes the City of Columbus' Bike to Work Day Event. Various group rides will be made available throughout city neighborhoods. Choose your favorite route and commit to riding to work. Mayor Coleman will ride to work with the group that has the most committed riders. All rides will lead downtown to the Commons for awards at 8 am. Learn more.

 

Virtual Fitness Week

Hello, healthy! We're celebrating fitness at the park with a Virtual Fitness Week on our social channels. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CCFitnessWeek for fitness tips, healthy food truck options and the chance to win prizes!

 

Celebrate National Egg Month

Presented by the Ohio Poultry Association

This week, trucks at the Food Truck Food Court will be competing to see who can best use eggs in a sandwich. Head to the park, sample some sandwiches and then share the love for your favorite egg menu item using the hashtag #614Eggs.For more information, check out our blog here.

 

Looking for a tasty way change up your usual breakfast eggs? Try putting them in a tortilla! Check out this recipe for a southwestern breakfast burrito, courtesy of the the Ohio Poultry Association. 

 

Join us for Memorial Day Weekend

 

Columbus Alive! Concert

Friday, May 22, 5 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Columbus Alive! for a free concert featuring local DJs,

RoeVy, Funerals and Druid Cloak. Food trucks, and beverage concessions will be available starting at 5 pm and music will begin at 7 pm. Learn more. 

 

Family Funday + Movie Night

Saturday, May 23, 4 pm - 8 pm, Movie starts at 8:15 pm

Come out to the park for a day packed full of fun for families. Enjoy free and ticketed activities including carousel rides, inflatable games, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and much more! Stick around for a free showing of Big Hero 6 at 8:15 pm - presented by Heartland Bank.

 

Shadowbox Live "Bigger Than Jesus" 

Sunday, May 24, 7 pm - 10 pm

Go back in time to celebrate The Beatles with a live documentary. Shadowbox Live pays homage to the pivotal band, as well as the life and times of the era. Bar and food trucks will kick things off at 6 pm. Learn more. 

 

 

Ongoing Events

 

Food Truck Food Court

Presented by Pepsi 

Thursdays, 11 am - 2 pm. 

Get a taste of the best mobile eats in Columbus every Thursday at the Food Truck Food Court from 11 am -2 pm. Enjoy delicious dishes from 10 of your favorite local trucks. For all the juicy details, click herePlus, check out how we're celebrating national egg month at food truck food court by visiting our bloghere.

 

Free Fitness Classes

Presented by UnitedHealthcare

From now until June 13, Columbus Commons will be home to seven free fitness classes per week, thanks to UnitedHealthcare. Check out the class schedule and complete a waiver here. Remember that by attending these free classes you are fully aware of all risks involved and voluntarily agree to take on these risks.

 

Weekly Group Run Starting at Columbus Commons

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Now through July 27, the  Columbus Eastside Running Club, in partnership with Second Sole, will be hosting a free Downtown Group Run on Mondays at 6:30 pm. The group meets at the south end of the park near the Carousel between 6:15 and 6:30 pm and leave from the Commons at 6:35 pm.  Be sure to bring your own water bottle! Learn more here

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Experience Columbus

EVENTS TO EXPERIENCE

May 13-19, 2015

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Jerusalem 3D

Jerusalem 3D
2/11/15 thru 5/31/15

Jerusalem 3D takes you on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless...

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The Who Hits 50

The Who Hits 50
5/15/15

The Who brings their tour to Nationwide Arena.

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Rock on the Range

Rock on the Range
5/15/15 thru 5/17/15

The nation's biggest and most acclaimed active three-day rock festival returns to Columbus for its ninth year. More than 105,000 die-hard fans...

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Zoombezi Bay Opening Day

Zoombezi Bay Opening Day
5/16/15

Make the first splash of the summer be a visit to Zoombezi Bay! Grab your swimsuits and get ready for another splash-tastic summer season. 2015...

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Delaware Arts Festival

Delaware Arts Festival
5/16/15 thru 5/17/15

This juried open air street festival features fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, great food, children activities and a dog parade all in the...

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David Rogers' Big Bugs

David Rogers' Big Bugs
5/16/15 thru 9/27/15

Explore enormous insect sculptures created from fallen or found wood, cut saplings and branches, tree bark and other natural materials. Ten...

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Blooms & Butterflies
3/7/15 thru 9/27/15

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Top Secret: License to Spy
3/14/15 thru 9/7/15

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Spring Bulb display
3/15/15 thru 5/15/15

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Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
4/3/15 thru 6/14/15

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Reckless
4/4/15 thru 5/23/15

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Xanadu
5/1/15 thru 5/17/15

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Echoes in Time Theatre: Ruth Lyons, the Woman Who Invented Talk Television
5/2/15 thru 5/30/15

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Fried Chicken Throwdown at The Food Fort
5/14/15

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The Bros. Landreth - Presented by WCBE
5/14/15

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Fabulous Fridays - Pompeii's Inferno Pizza w/ Live Music by Annie Hawe
5/15/15

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WNCI's Spring Beats starring Nick Jonas
5/15/15

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19th Annual North Market Apron Gala presented by Huntington
5/16/15

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6th annual Rockin' on the Run 5k Walk/Run and Family Day
5/16/15

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Bob Dylan
5/16/15

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Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
5/16/15

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Tame Impala - Presented by CD102.5
5/16/15

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Village Valuables
5/16/15

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The King Arts Complex 28th Anniversary Gala
5/16/15 thru 5/17/15

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EMS & Safety Day
5/17/15

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They Might Be Giants - Presented by CD102.5
5/17/15
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Visit the new Columbus Underground! OUR CITY ONLINE

 

OUR CITY ONLINE

 

Monday, May 11 2015

 

 

CITY 

Big Give

The Big Give: Supporting The Arts Pays Dividends to the Community By Walker Evans

When it comes to making philanthropic donations to local nonprofits, there are a lot of different types of charities and causes. Some organizations help to fight hunger, others assist with homelessness, many help with children's needs and others fight for equality. A donation that goes towards funding the arts in Columbus may seem less essential by comparison, but Ruby Harper, Director of Grants & Services at the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) points out that it can mean so much more.  [Read More...]


 

The Big Give: Improving Columbus Through Amplified Giving By Walker Evans

You may know Mike Brown from his work at Experience Columbus, helping to develop Columbus as a national visitor destination. You may know Mike Brown from his work on the Independents' Day festival, which he has helped grow into a pride point for the creative community.  [Read More...]
 


The Big Give: Empowering Everyone to be a Philanthropist By Walker Evans

Nancy Kramer has played an active role at The Columbus Foundation with The Big Give campaign in the past, but this year she's taking it to the next level. The founder of Resource Interactive (now Resource Ammirati) is serving on the Governing Committee at The Columbus Foundation, which means that her work on The Big Give campaign actually began several months ago. [Read More...]


 

The Big Give: Building the New American Immigrant Community By Walker Evans

Columbus is home to a diverse range of immigrant communities that hail from countries across Africa, Asia, Latin American and beyond - and it goes without saying that their needs vary greatly from those who are native-born in the United States. Dr. Seleshi Ayalew Asfaw, Executive Director of Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS), is hard at work to ease the transition for new immigrants and their families and help them make their place in Columbus the best experience that it can be. [Read More...]
 

The Big Give: Piada Connects With The Community By Walker Evans

Piada Italian Street Food has seen exponential growth since launching their first store on Lane Avenue back in 2010. With 21 locations across Ohio, Indiana and Michigan and three more currently in the works (two in Houston and one in Toledo), the fast-casual restaurant has been able to touch a lot of communities very quickly.  [Read More...] 


 

Parking Lot Installations
 

Parking Lot Booths Transformed into Public Art Installations By Walker Evans, Photo by Andy Spessard

Last summer we announced a new public art program that would replace five simple parking lot shacks with more interest visual pieces that would add a public art component into the middle of these surface parking hardscapes. The program, known as Bold Booths, has officially launched with the first of those five booths now installed in the Great Southern Hotel parking lot near the intersection of High Street and Main Street. [Read More...]


 

Swing Easy: Weed Leads in Ohio By Jesse Bethea

It's been a busy couple of weeks here in Columbus. We had a mayoral primary election that might not be over, plus City Council and Board of Education primaries. Needless to say, we didn't have a lot of time for 2016. So let's jump back into it, shall we? [Read More...] 

 

Development Roundup: Updates from German Village, Downtown & Beyond By Brent Warren

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Whether it's incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking, or short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover, the aim of the roundup is to keep you informed.[Read More...]

 

Hop Yard 62 Invigorates Grove City Beer Scene By Rebecca Wagner

Hop Yard 62, located in historic downtown Grove City, is sparking new life into the local beer scene. Since opening on February 6th, Hop Yard 62 has been encouraging their customers to drink local, and subsequently enjoying a steady amount of business. [Read More...]

 

 

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Urban Living Tour May 17

Urban Living Tour Adds More Stops for May 17 Event

Looking for a new apartment, condo or home this year? Then kickstart your search in style with the return of our Urban Living Tour on Sunday, May 17th! Over 35 stops will be on this installment of the home tour event series, which will include brand new apartment buildings still under construction, fully finished condos that are move-in ready, fixer-upper homes in need of some TLC, and plenty of amenity stops to welcome you into the urban neighborhoods of the central city.  [Save $5 by getting your tickets in advance!...]


 

 

 

The Columbus Festival season has arrived!

The 2015 Columbus Festival Season By Anne Evans

It's the time that many wait for, the warm weather and the fun outdoor festival season, music, food, home tours, funnel cakes, and more! Below is a list of festivals beginning now and running through 2015. Get out your calendar and start filling it in! If you know of a festival that should be included, comment and let us know and we'll add it. This should be a great start to help get your weekends crammed with fun events all summer long. [Get the list...]

 

 

Find an apartment with our Urban Living listings

 

 

FOOD & DRINK

Eat Right presented by Dine Originals

Eat Right: Best Patios for People-Watching By Shelley Mann

Sunny skies and warm temperatures are becoming a trend, and that means only one thing-patio season! These patios offer prime people-watching opportunities, and stay tuned for more secluded patio picks.

Dine OriginalsBodega
1044 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201
The patio seating at this recently retooled (yet again) Short North hotspot is actually designed so that patrons can sip beers while looking right out onto High Street. Foodwise, new owner Brian Swanson has expanded the menu from the most recent fried-chicken-centric iteration to include burgers, gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pork belly nachos and more.  [Read More...] 

 

GoreMade Pizza Plans Opening of Italian Village Restaurant By Rebecca Wagner

Ironically, Italian Village is decidedly lacking in Italian restaurants. Caterer and pizzaiolo Nick Gore is looking to change that for good by opening a brick and mortar version of his mobile pizza operation, GoreMade Pizza. [Read More...]

 

Ohio's Own: Bacon Salsa By Miriam Bowers Abbott 

As a dining trend, bacon is forever strong. Perhaps it's not as huge as it was a couple of years ago, but bacon's classic roots mean that the meat will never fall out of favor.

So it was just a matter of time before Bacon Salsa hit the shelves. It's made in Waynesville, Ohio by a business called Seasonal Selections that jars lots of different Ohio Proud products. [Read More...] 

 

 

Basil Thai 


Restaurant Review: Basil Thai, Brewery District Edition By Miriam Bowers Abbott

The space inside 460 South Front feels familiar. It is familiar. It's been the recent home of Front Street Bar & Grill and a Frezno revival. Walkable and urban: it seems like the address should be more successful than it has been for restaurants.

Now the space hosts a Thai joint. Not just any Thai joint, though. It's Basil Thai - a restaurant formula that has been successful in the Short North since 2009.  [Read More...]

 

Restaurant Roundup: Anniversaries, Spring Openings, New Menus & More By Rebecca Wagner

Spring has finally sprung in Columbus, and with it, a fresh batch of restaurant news. Here's what's been happening in food around the city.

2015 marks 101 years in business for Utica-based Velvet Ice Cream. In celebration, they've released two new summertime flavors: Buckeye Brownie and Summertime Peach. Both will be available at Velvet stores and their Ye Olde Mill ice cream factory. In the same vein, Darista Dips will be celebrating its first anniversary.  [Read More...]

 

A Kitchen Inspired 

 

 A Kitchen Inspired by Foraged Foods By Tiffany Dixon

The snow has melted, the grey skies are clearing, and the green shoots of spring are beginning to emerge. After a long hibernation, we are finally ready to step outside again, and there's no better way to celebrate the turn of the season than foraging for your dinner. Not only do you get Whole Foodsto spend time outdoors, but you also get to taste the results of your efforts in every impossibly fresh bite.

Whether you have stumbled upon a patch of morel mushrooms, fiddleheads ferns or wild ramps, here are 6 delicious recipes that celebrate the best that spring has to offer.  [Read More...]



 

 

 

 

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LIFESTYLE/ENTERTAINMENT

MadLab Theater Roulette

GCAC Presents: MadLab's Theatre Roulette Celebrates Sweet Sixteen By Stephen Woosley

As part of MadLab's yearlong celebration of its 20th anniversary, they will be presenting their 16th Annual Theatre Roulette. 17, if you include a best of Quintessential Roulette in 2009, but who's counting?

Theatre Roulette has become the mainstay of the last 16 MadLab seasons by representing its core mission of doing exclusively new works. Roulette is a shorts festival, but split up into three different nights of programming. They rotate through the annual three week run culminating in the final day of Theatre Roulette aka MadLab Christmas, when all three nights are performed on that day. [Read More...] 


 

Crew SC Mutes Seattle Sounders in 3-2 Home Game Win By Matt Ellis

The red-hot offense of Columbus Crew SC turned MAPFRE Stadium into a shooting-gallery on Saturday night as Kei Kamara bagged another brace and Federico Hiquain added another as Crew SC recorded another home win with a 3-2 beating of Seattle Sounders.

Kamara opened the scoring early when the big forward ironically beat Chad Marshall in the air and nodded the ball past Seattle 'keeper Stefan Frei. [Read More...]

 

Funding All DonorsChoose Projects in Columbus By Miriam Bowers Abbott

Stephen Colbert recently made some waves when he paid off all the DonorsChoose accounts in South Carolina. The dot-org website is devoted to collecting donations to fund classroom projects in public schools. Colbert's on the board of the do-gooder organization, and he's a native of the state. It makes sense that South Carolina teachers would be the beneficiaries of his $800K donation.  [Read More...] 


Theatre Review: Gallery Players' The Farnsworth Invention Soars Above Its Material By Richard Sanford

The history of modernity - the history of America, as most of us learned it or think we learned it - is the story of the "little guy" putting together an idea that shifts the world right off its axis. Something that rocks everybody back on their heels and draws forth an exultant breath. For every one of those stories that's 75% or more true, there's another story where that little guy gets crushed in the gears of the machine, gets ground down by someone luckier or richer or more tenacious or more bloodthirsty, or some combination of those things. [Read More...] 


 

 

 

 

Chintz Room

Restaurant Review: The Chintz Room By Miriam Bowers Abbott, Photo by Walker Evans

Of the grande dames of the Columbus Food League, only the femmie Chintz Room remains standing. To be sure, in the wake of Surly Girl and Betty's departures, there are still CFL joints such as Dirty Franks to feed you, but hot dogs don't exactly say "GIRL POWER".

Though not upscale, The Chintz Room is a fancier concept than its restaurant colleagues. It's a revival of a beloved Lazarus department store cafe, an institution that inspires loving memories of fancy fashion shows and classes on classiness. [Read More...] 


 


 

 

 

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Shadowbox Live Bringing Beatles Musical to Columbus Commons
Bigger Than Jesus

By Walker Evans

 

For the past five years, Shadowbox Live has made a tradition of producing a free outdoor showing of their Woodstock-themed "Back to the Garden" musical. But in 2015 they plan to shake things up a bit.

The theatrical company announced today that they would be returning to Columbus Commons on May 24th, but this time they're swapping Woodstock with The Beatles. In 2014, Shadowbox debuted Bigger than Jesus, a love letter rockumentary about the fab four. 

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Jeni's Solves Listeria Issue, Working Towards Reopening
Jeni's

By Walker Evans

On April 23rd, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams issued a recall after their ice cream tested positive for Listeria. The company voluntarily shut down both production lines and their retail stores. After a two-week inspection, they've identified the source of the problem and are working toward a $200,000 upgrade to their production kitchen to prevent future issues.

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Andrew Ginther Tops Mayoral Primary With 'Unprecedented' Numbers

Andrew Ginther campaign

By Jesse Bethea

 Tuesday was a good day for Andrew Ginther and his supporters as the City Council president easily thumped his Republican and Democratic competition in the 2015 Columbus mayoral primary. Ginther not only came out on top, but took nearly 52 percent of the vote, leaving the remaining percentage divided among Zach Scott (18.15 percent), Terry Boyd (17.92 percent) and James Ragland (11.85 percent). Ginther and Scott will face off in November's general election.

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