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August 22nd, 2016 12:14 PM

 

 

 

 

Columbus Commons Park Updates

 

  • PARK CLOSURE NOTICE: The park will be closed to the public on Thursday, August 25 starting at 5 pm for a ticketed event. 
  • Food Truck Food Court will take place in the East Lawn this week. 
  • Featured Food Truck: Paddy Wagon. Even scrupulous, upright, law-abiding citizens can’t help but be attracted to Paddy Wagon’s offerings.  The fact that the menu options are named for criminal behavior is perversely attractive. Catch them every Thursday from 11 am - 2 pm at our Food Truck Food Court. Learn more. 
  • No Fitness Classes Saturday, August 27. Due to an event, there are no Yoga or Zumba fitness classes this Saturday. We hope to see you next week!
  • Last Commons for Kids! There is just one more Commons for Kids left for the year this Friday, August 26. You'll find all the family-friendly fun in the East lawn from 10 am - 1 pm. 

 

 

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

 

 

Live Nation Concert: NEEDTOBREATHE 

Thursday, August 25, 5 pm - 11 pm

Produced by Live Nation

NEEDTOBREATHE Presents TOUR DE COMPADRES at Columbus Commons with special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, and Welshly Arms. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. 

 

Central Ohio Heart Walk

Saturday, Aug 27, 8 am - Noon 

Produced by the American Heart Association

This fundraiser for the American Heart Association features a 1-mile or 3-mile walk throughout Downtown Columbus. Learn more

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLUMBUS COMMONS CAFES

 

TORTILLA

Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm

Plus special events! 

 

Burritos, bowls, tacos and more, made with fresh ingredients and authentic flavors. Mexican street food with something for everyone. 

 

JENI'S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS

Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm

Plus special events! 

 

Creatively inspired Ice creams and sorbets. Delicious frozen treats for all occasions

 

 

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT

What kid doesn’t love a carousel ride? There’s one more chance for free spins at Commons for Kids this Friday, Aug 26 from 10 am – 1 pm, plus there will be tons of other free activities to entertain the kiddos. Thank you @annieallen707 for sharing this photo of your little equestri-man. 

Tag your photos ?#?ColumbusCommons and your photo could be chosen as our fan photo of the week, which comes with a $10 gift card to Tortilla Street Food or Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams! Your photo may even be selected as our fan photo of the week and featured on our video screens!

Keep up with the Commons @ColumbusCommons

 


 

 


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Discover what's happening in Columbus!

 

Discover what's happening, when it happens.

 

 

 

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Historic Firehouse in Franklinton to be renovated

 

Historic Fire House to be Renovated in Franklinton By Walker Evans

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Heritage Ohio announced yesterday that the groups would be collaborating to renovate the historic Engine House #6 building, located at 540 West Broad Street in Franklinton. Most passers by will recognize the building as “Jimmie Rea’s Electronics,” which has had a sign on the building since 1975. [Full Article..]

Apartments for a weird spot in campus area

 

Apartments Proposed for Unusual Campus-Area Site By Brent Warren

An unusually-shaped parcel located behind the Gateway parking garage could be the site of the latest student housing project in the University District. Buckeye Real Estate is hoping to put a three-story building on the long and skinny parcel (it measures 26 by 235 feet). Eight ground-floor garages would provide direct access to apartments above, which would have either one or two bedrooms. [Full Article...]

 

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Shadowbox Live's new show Broken Whispers is fantastic

 

Theatre Review: Shadowbox’s Broken Whispers Sometimes Shines New Light on ‘Gatsby’ By Richard Sanford

Shadowbox Live continues its recent trend of interspersing their bread-and-butter sketch comedy and song revues with more ambitious, serious work, with Broken Whispers. I attended a preview performance on Wednesday of this dance-theatre adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s modernist classic The Great Gatsby. Choreographed and staged by Katy Psenicka, adapted by Jimmy Mak and directed by Stev Guyer, Shadowbox started from one twist: Gatsby (Amy Lay) is cast as a woman.  [Full Article..]

Hadley's to open this week

 

Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen Scheduled to Open on August 26th By Walker Evans

After a year and a half in the making, Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen is ready to open its doors to customers on Friday, August 26th, which will coincide with the BBQ Block Party planned that same weekend. The bar is the latest addition to the growing entertainment and food scene on South Fourth Street in Downtown Columbus. [Full Article...]

 

And more photos for a sneak peak! [PHOTOS]

 

  

 


 

 

 

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Bridge Park Construction update

 

Construction Roundup: Bridge Park MORE

 

Get the Latest News on CU: MORE

 

Race for Franklin County Prosecutor Heats Up MORE

 

First Look: Giant Eagle Market District Express MORE

Local Beers go up in flames

 

Warehouse Containing Local Beer Distributor Burns in Overnight Fire MORE

Balboa wins Best Taco at Best Bites

 

Balboa Named Best Taco of 2016 at Best Bites MORE


August Finally Delivers Great Movies  MORE

 

CBC Releases Creeper in Bottles MORE

 

Council Accepting Applications for Charter Review Committee Membership MORE

 


 


 

 

ARTS, FOOD, COMEDY, LIFE

 

Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

By Lauren Sega

A federal district court judge blocked an Ohio law Friday, which would have stripped state funds from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations that perform or promote non therapeutic abortions. Judge Michael R. Barrett of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the action against Planned Parenthood would result in irreparable injury and infringes on the various rights guaranteed to the organization under the First and Fourteenth Amendments. MORE

Planned Parenthood

 

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Oats and Barley Market opens in Short North

 

First Look: The Oats & Barley Market MORE

Changes at 17th and High

 

Changes Made to Mixed-Use Development Proposal at Seventh and High MORE

 

CHECK OUT THE CU EVENT CALENDAR.

 

Dish Deathmatch: King Kong versus Godzilla MORE

 

Chumley’s Relocating to Highline at Nine Development MORE

 

Program to Bring Unique Public Art to the University District MORE

Wicked is great and back in Columbus

 

Theatre Review: Crowd-Pleasing Wicked Returns to Columbus MORE

 

Theatre Review: MadLab’s Muddled Scritch Scritch  MORE

 

Clintonville is a Hub for Antique and Vintage Shopping MORE

 

 

Check out the Festivals of 2016!

 

 

Mr. Robot

 

TV Review: Mr. Robot — Where Is My Mind? MORE

 

Poll: What Does “Local” Mean to You? MORE

 

Sneak Preview: Pins Mechanical Co. MORE

 

Hot Chicken Takeover Named Best Food Truck of 2016 MORE

 

 

UberEats launches

 

UberEATS Food Delivery Launches in Columbus MORE

Budd Dairy Co gets preserved

 

New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses  MORE 

Dessert Bowl

 

Restaurant Review: Dessert Bowl MORE

New butcher coming to North Market

 

Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe Coming Soon to The North Market MORE

 

Find your next apartment, condo, office, or home! Visit Urban Living.

 



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August 22nd, 2016 12:12 PM

Upcoming Franklin County Events

Franklin County Events

Full Community Calendar   |   Local Nonprofits

 

 

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

 

 


Arts / Theatre / Music

8/22/2016

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/22/2016

Swing Dancing

Mid-Ohio Boogie Club

8/23/2016

Laura Bidwa: Wonder 48

Dublin Arts Council

8/23/2016

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/24/2016

Laura Bidwa: Wonder 48

Dublin Arts Council

8/24/2016

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/25/2016

Laura Bidwa: Wonder 48

Dublin Arts Council

8/26/2016

Laura Bidwa: Wonder 48

Dublin Arts Council

8/26/2016

Summer Sizzle Concert Series

City of Grove City

8/26/2016

Rhythm on the River

Scioto Mile

8/27/2016

Laura Bidwa: Wonder 48

Dublin Arts Council

8/29/2016

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/29/2016

Swing Dancing

Mid-Ohio Boogie Club

8/30/2016

Laura Bidwa: Wonder 48

Dublin Arts Council

8/31/2016

Laura Bidwa: Wonder 48

Dublin Arts Council

8/31/2016

Line Dancing

Groveport Cultural Arts Center


Children Activities

8/22/2016

Youth Sewing - New Program

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/23/2016

Grow With Me

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/23/2016

Kid's Night

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/24/2016

Grow With Me

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/25/2016

Preschool Rock n' Rollers

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/25/2016

Tween Chef

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/26/2016

Preschool Picassos

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/27/2016

Preschool Science

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/29/2016

Youth Connection

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/30/2016

Grow With Me

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/31/2016

Grow With Me

Groveport Cultural Arts Center


Education

8/22/2016

How to Use Your Mac Computer

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/23/2016

Tuesday@One

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/24/2016

How to Make a PhotoBook – Demo

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/29/2016

How to Use Your Mac Computer

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/29/2016

Family Dining

Groveport Cultural Arts Center


Health

8/22/2016

Heavy Free Weights Class 55 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/22/2016

(50+) Moving Core & Balance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/22/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/22/2016

(50+) Beg. Line Dance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/22/2016

(50+) Advanced Yoga

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/23/2016

15-Minute Massage

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/23/2016

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/23/2016

One-Hour Massage Therapy

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/23/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/24/2016

TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/24/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/24/2016

(50+) Beg. Line Dance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/24/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/25/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/25/2016

Gentle Hatha Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/25/2016

New Albany Farmer's Market

Healthy New Albany

8/25/2016

The Art of Movement Foundation

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/26/2016

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/26/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/27/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/27/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/29/2016

Heavy Free Weights Class 55 +

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/29/2016

(50+) Moving Core & Balance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/29/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/29/2016

(50+) Beg. Line Dance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/29/2016

Tai Chi

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/29/2016

Cardio Kick Boxing Class

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/29/2016

(50+) Advanced Yoga

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/30/2016

SilverSneakers Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/30/2016

SilverSneakers Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/31/2016

TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

8/31/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/31/2016

(50+) Beg. Line Dance

Grandview Parks & Recreation

8/31/2016

SilverSneakers Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Lecture / Workshop

8/23/2016

Current Events Discussion

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/25/2016

Armchair Travel

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/30/2016

Current Events Discussion

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Special Events / Holiday

8/24/2016

Bingo

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

8/25/2016

Tailgate 2016

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Sports & Recreation

8/26/2016

Friday Line Dance - Drop-in

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center


Other

8/27/2016

GCACC's 28th Farmers' Markets

Grove City Chamber of Commerce


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Taste samples from:

 Condado, Bakersfield, The Point Bar & Grill , Phatt Taco, ACRE, Dos Hermanos, The Kitchen, Gallerie Bar & Bistro, Strongwater Food & Spirits, Tortilla Street Food, Yabos Tacos, Balboa, Local Cantina, Oliver's, Los Potosinos, plus Sunnyside Tacos! Shagbark Seed & Mill will be sampling their locally made corn tortilla chips and Too Good Eats will also be serving up their ice pops as a sweet treat to end your night.

There will be live music by Noe Salsa Project and hot sauce tastings by CaJohns Flavor & Fire.
To top it all off we have partnered with Corona to put together a specialty cash bar!

 

Buy tickets to Best Bites Tacos_

 

 

To Find out more about the food you will get to experience:
CLICK HERE

 

 

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Mega Weekend!

How are you spending the dog days of summer? Loving the outdoors? Or enjoying cool indoor activities? Don't forget, our Back to School Supply drive is happening now, and our friends at Shadowbox have stepped up with a special deal! Get $5 off of your tickets to Schoolhouse Rock Live and Shadowbox Live will then still give half of your ticket proceeds to SWAT! This offer valid for 2p, Sunday, August 7 or 14 only. $5 off code: SWAT. Current contests for you to win tickets to, courtesy Promowest, include: Ben Rector and The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Pick up tickets to Best Bites Tacos.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Enjoy Pizza and a Pint at CBC Restaurant. Sun-Thur after 4pm. Click for info.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Dancing at Luchnasa begins July 26. Get tickets to Tantrum Theater_s latest show_

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Register for the Columbus Beer Run_ August 20 at Land Grant. Click for details.

 

THURSDAY


 

Have you tried Sandman's Cheesesteak yet? Enjoy the Ohio State Fair through Sunday. Art exhibitions continue at CCAD, read our review of Aaron Fowler's Tough Love. Sherrie Gallerie continues to exhibit Alice Carpenter's art. Enjoy a Taste of Tri-Village this afternoon. The Heritage Concert series continues in Mayme Moore Park. COSI hosts another After Dark. The Randys play The Refectory. CAPA brings Where Eagles Dare to the Ohio Theatre. The Clippers play Indianapolis. See Jon Lovitz at the Funny Bone. NightLight614 shows The Goonies. The Winter's Tale continues at Schiller Park. See POZ at the Performing Arts Center. Stop in The Angry Baker on King Ave. 

 

 

ADVERTISEMENT  It_s the final weekend for the CAPA Summer Movie Series_ See The Princess Bride and the Wizard of OZ_ Click for times.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Enjoy a Melt Pig Roast feature sandwich at Melt Bar _ Grilled. Two locations_ Click to learn more.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Find out why Hilda Doyle chooses Columbus to make her art. Click to read her story.

 

FRIDAY

 

Earthy Delights opens at the Riffe Gallery. The Hot Rod Hula Hop begins and goes through the weekend with a bunch of special events. Thanks for all doing Pelotonia! Enjoy an Argentinian Dinner Party and cooking with Mojoflo at The Kitchen. Do some belly laughs at a comedy event at Vue. See work by artist Donna McCarty-Estep at The Table. Tantrum Theater continues Dancing with Lughnasa. Fierce Women of Film continue kicking ass at the Wex. Movies on the Mile and The Main Event in Bexley are showing the new Star Wars. The Dublin Irish Festival begins and goes through Sunday. It's a late night at the Climbing Wall. Ohio's Tax Free weekend starts. See Once on This Island Jr. at the Park Street Theater. Shop the Pearl Market. Go to the Columbus Summer Beerfest. JazZoo brings big band classics to the Zoo with vocalist Dee Daniels. See The Princess Bride at the Ohio Theater. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds play notes. The Dive-in Movies shows Minions. Catch The Floorwalkers at Natalie's. The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival begins.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Come to the Gateway for the happiest of happy hours_ Click to learn more.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Get ready to enjoy Festival Latino_ Next Weekend_ August 13 _ 14. Click to get the schedule.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Enjoy a Corona and be ready for refreshment. Same beach. New can. Click to find.

 

SATURDAY

       

Surprise Modern Party + Cocktail Goods has their Grand Opening. Do the Red Shoe Run in Highbanks Metro Park. Lobster Days begin at the Hills Market Downtown. Geek Love opens at Wild Goose Creative. It's time for Gallery Hop in the Short North. The Pizzuti Collection has their free family day, and then in the evening, their Pacesetters After Hours. Learn to navigate legal matters as a musician. Enjoy a Moet wine tasting at Wine on High. Have you experienced the Game Masters exhibit at COSI yet? The Fantasticks is nearly sold out, have you seen it? Work on a mural. Farmers Markets continue. The Commissary is having a big party for anyone bringing kitchen items they no longer need. New Albany Ballet hosts an open house. Go on a tour of Downtown Breweries. Brothers Drake celebrates National Mead Day and it's your last chance to eat at the Tokyo Go Go Truck. Easton calls all Superheroes! KDB Easton has double game play going on for the summer. Go on a tour of an urban farm. Primer Saturdays begin at Dahlia. Tour gardens in German Village by candlelight. Another Cap City Nights Festival is happening at Driving Park Community Center. 934 Gallery opens a new art exhibit, showing work by Nick Stull and Christopher Cropper. Watch The Wizard of OZ with CAPA's Summer Movie Series, Saturday and Sunday. Get Right at Skully's.

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Get ready for the 6th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival_ happening at Columbus Commons_ August 12 and 13_ Click for trucks.

 

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ADVERTISEMENT  Tickets are on sale for the Breakaway Music Festival. Click for the lineup.

 

SUNDAY

 

Germania hosts a pops concert. The Picasso exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art is certainly something to experience! It's the final day of the Ohio State Fair. Ohio Local Foods Week begins. Shop the Columbus Summer Flea at Seventh Son. Origami in the Garden continues at the Franklin Park Conservatory. There's another Peddler's Picnic at the North Market. The Hocking River String Band plays the Goodale Park Music Series. See Schoolhouse Rock Live, save $5 and help raise money for our Back to School Supply Drive!

 

ADVERTISEMENT  Best Bites Tacos returns_ August 18 at Strongwater. Click for tickets.

 

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!

 

 

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