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September 27th, 2016 3:31 PM

Your Weekly Events Guide: Korn & Breaking Benjamin: Nocturnal Underground Tour - Presented by 99.7 The Blitz, TECH N9NE, Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer, SWITCHFOOT & RELIENT K - Looking for America Tour, Clutch - Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016, Ingrid Michaelson - Hell No Tour, Hatebreed with Special Guests: DevilDriver, Devil You Know, Phantogram - Presented by CD102.5, Brian Culbertson, Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Chris Botti, Panic! At The Disco, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Thrice, The Faint, The Devil Makes Three. Get better recommendations when you track more performers and events.

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Mega Weekend!

It's the first weekend of fall! OSU has a bye week, what are your plans? We have a sneak preview of the new Julep on Friday night, contests are going on for Haunted Fest and we have Promowest contests running for Metro Station, Good Charlotte, James Vincent McMorrow, and Chase Rice. Don't forget to pick up tickets to Best Bites Burgers.


ADVERTISEMENT  Attend the Nationwide Children_s Championship event at the OSU Golf Club for free. Click for tickets and info. Sept 22-25.


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BalletMet, the Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus reunite for Twisted 2. Stop in the Wexner Center to see their new exhibit Look Before You Leap: Black Mountain College. Second City brings the laughs to The Lincoln Theater. The Nationwide Children's Championship begins at the OSU Golf course, with $1 beer specials and more! Head to Parsons Avenue for the grand opening of their newest building, The Eisen. Mozart's shows off their beautiful new patio with a party. Cement Marketing hosts another Digital Mixer. Esprit de She is happening in Genoa Park. The Gladden Community House invites you to Marching for More inside of the 'Shoe. Enjoy the Ultimate Tasting Experience at Wild Goose. Broken Whispers continues at Shadowbox Live. Try wine & bacon at Camelot Cellars. King Arts Complex hosts an exhibit of work by Chinese artists. Attend a talk on school safety. Novelist and writer Masande Ntshanga visits CCAD. It's Improv Wars Fall edition Round 2 at Big Room Bar. Author Suzanne Berne comes to the CMA. It's the final weekend to experience August Wilson's Fences. Goodnight Moon continues at the Columbus Children's Theatre. Bear Grillz plays Park Street Saloon and you can find Bear's Den at The Basement. The hilarious show An Act of God continues with CATCO. Josh Krajcik returns to Columbus with a show at Rumba Cafe. Ace of Cups hosts the final reunion for Howlin' Maggie. Enjoy Ramen After Dark at The Whitney House. The Little Brown Jug is tonight. 


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The Cultural Arts Center hosts an opening reception for their significant show featuring the art by women: Dare to be Heard. Enjoy the Ohio Craft Brew Festival at North Market Friday and Saturday. Go on a Caffeine Crawl. Country Night Lights starts. Christopher Titus is at the Funny Bone. Otterbein Theatre brings The Addams Family to the stage. Shop the Pearl Market. The Columbus Oktoberfest begins. Dance at Restart at Avalon. Try Yoga on a Stand-Up-Paddleboard. New Belgium Brewing brings their popular beer and film clips tour to Columbus Commons. And More! plays the Basement. Catch The Shadow Zone at Shadowbox. Do some Drag Queen Bingo. 80s Synth Worship Dance Party Laser Beam IV happens at Ace of Cups. The Union County Covered Bridge Festival begins. 


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ADVERTISEMENT  Chamber Music Columbus presents Formosa Quartet on Saturday. Click for tickets and info.




Support Equitas Health during their Art for Life fundraising event. Chamber Music Columbus presents The Formosa Quartet at the Southern Theatre. Grandview Theater is hosting comic Rory Shovel. Express Live! hosts CD102.5's Fall Fest. Take part in the Tour de Brew at Lineage Brewing. Join The Refectory for their annual patio event, Champagne Under the Stars. The Great Inflatable Race is happening at Franklin County Fairgrounds. Do yoga at Hot Chicken Takeover and you can catch their food truck in Grandview at the Goodwill. Tour the city by bus with the Columbus Historical Society. Groovy Plants Ranch celebrates Bluegrass and Pumpkins. Cheryl's flagship store in Westerville hosts their 2nd annual Fall Festival. The Columbus VegFest is happening at Northland. Stewart Elementary and Southside STAY are putting on an Art & Craft Market. Go on a Downtown Brewery Tour. Enjoy Lobster Days at Hills Market Downtown. There's a Harvest Fair happening at Columbus Commons. Floating Pumpkin Patch returns to Worthington Pools. Helter Swelter is at Ace of Cups. Councilmember Stinziano hosts open hours. St James celebrates 20 years. The Warehouse hosts Motel Fetish is Closed. The Topiary Park is showing The Hunger Games outside. Columbus Modern Dance Company invites you to a special event at the Fitness Loft. Enjoy the Urban Art Experience. Jim Gaffigan brings his show to the Palace Theatre. Greenlawn Abbey invites you to Spirits & Spells. Attend the Ugly Dress Gala. O-Gee returns to Copious. Chalk the Block is at Easton. 


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The Smithery hosts another Jewelry Edition. Columbus Commons presents Tour De Compadres. Shop the North Market Peddler's Picnic. Enjoy the New Albany Classic. Check out the Dublin Pet Fair. Magically Delicious plays the Harrison West Jazz Stage. See School House Rock Live. Studio 35 hosts the Best of 48 Hour Film Festival. The Blue Jackets have a preseason game against St. Louis. Columbus Crew SC takes on New England Revolution. Kanye West brings his concert experience to the Schott.


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ADVERTISEMENT  Huge list of all the festiavls happening in 2016_ Thanks to the City of Upper Arlington for sponsoring. Visit them on September 5 for the Labor Day Arts Festival.



Check out the Events Calendar for more! Events listed in the Mega Weekend are curated from our events calendar. If you have an event you would like to have considered, please go to the events calendar on Columbus Underground and submit it! Enjoy your weekend!, 11 E. Gay St., Ste. 300, Columbus, OH 43215

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Author Masande Ntshanga upends coming-of-age conventions

You might have certain expectations for “The Reactive.” The author, Masande Ntshanga, certainly expects as much. After all, it’s a novel with an HIV-positive protagonist living in South Africa in the 1990s. But to read the slim, 161-page work from local publisher Two Dollar Radio is akin to gazing into one of the abstract Mark Rothko paintings that continually pop up in the book. In other words, there’s much more to it than what might initially appear. Masande Ntshanga will discuss “The Reactive” and more.






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“Dare to Be Heard” speaks out

It may not seem all that groundbreaking to offer women artists the opportunity to speak, through their art, about issues facing women artists, but the decidedly male-centric history of art suggests otherwise. “Dare to Be Heard” is the result of a two-year process to present such an exhibition, Columbus feminist artist Stephanie Rond curating the beginning of a conversation centering on issues of creativity and identity from the female perspective.





Royal Trux at Helter Swelter

In a time when nostalgia is so carefully managed and rock comebacks (replete with personal trainers and facelifts) are par for the course, Royal Trux serves as the anti-reunion antidote, an opportunity seemingly solely driven by a chance to make art in the moment once again.





‘Twisted 2’ intertwines the arts

Twisting can indicate an act of intertwining separate things and making them one. That might be the best way to think about “Twisted 2,” the collaborative performance featuring the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet and Opera Columbus. All three companies share the stage, dancing, singing and playing simultaneously and in equal measure. In a word, twisted.





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Columbus Commons Park Updates







New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour

Friday, September 23, 7 pm - 10 pm

Produced by New Belgium Brewing

This free event pairs New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings with inspiring short films created by fans and 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit a local non-profit. Learn More. 


FREE Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 24, Noon - 4 pm

Presented by PNC

Produced by CDDC

A fan-favorite Family Funday, featuring pumpkin decorating, inflatables, Carousel rides and more! There will also be a special performance from the Shazzbots from 2 pm - 4 pm. Some activities require a $5 wristband. Learn more.



Walk to Defeat 

Sunday, September 25, 9 am - 11 am

Produced by the ALS Association

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, and to raise money for a cure. Learn more.

















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The park was packed last Friday with people pigging out on pork at the Ohio Bacon Fest. Thank you Kelly for sharing this photo!

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Who will be the Social Entrepreneur of the Year? Join us tonight to find out!


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Social enterprises are impacting the Columbus community in many ways and The Metropreneur will honor those efforts at its second annual Aspire event on Thursday, September 15 at Studio 35, located at 3055 Indianaola Ave. The evening will feature an interview with Joel Diaz, Chief Marketing & Community Affairs Officer at Equitas Health that will aspire social enterprises to new heights, a panel discussion to tackle the technical questions, and an award ceremony to honor the 2016 Social Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Rotary District 6690.

Check out the 4 Finalists Announced for Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Aspire is presented with support from The Center for Social Enterprise Development, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, ECDI and SalesFuel.

Tickets are $10 and are available here. Online ticket sales available until 5pm. Tickets also available at the door.



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