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Olde Towne East

Renovation and New-Build Proposed for Corner of Oak and Wilson in Olde Towne East

By Brent Warren

Plans have been presented to the Near East Area Commission to build a two-story, mixed-use building on a vacant lot at the southeast corner of Oak Street and Wilson Avenue. Before beginning the new construction, though, the developer plans to renovate the dilapidated building next door.  [Read More...]


Renderings Unveiled for New 12-Story Downtown Hotel By Walker Evans

It was announced last week that Indus Hotels has proposed the construction of a new 12-story Hilton Garden Inn hotel at 77 East Nationwide Boulevard, and today the preliminary renderings have been revealed that give an idea of what the development could look like.  [Read More...]


Kroger Buys Macy's Site at Kingsdale

By Walker Evans

The City of Upper Arlington published an announcement tonight that the Kingsdale Macy's (which recently announced plans to close) was purchased by The Kroger Company on January 15th. If Kroger moves forward with opening a new grocery store, it could be the closest built store to an existing competitor.   [Read More...]


DNC Announces 2016 Convention Date, No Host City Yet By Walker Evans

The Democratic National Committee is still teasing out the announcement of the host city for their 2016 Convention, but today announced the official timeframe for the event: the week of July 25th.  [Read More...]


Dublin Approves Plans for Eight Mixed-Use Bridge Park Buildings By Walker Evans

Dublin City Council approved a basic development plan yesterday evening for the first phase of the larger Bridge Park project. The plan, presented by Crawford Hoying Development Partners, calls for the construction of eight mixed-use buildings in phase one.  [Read More...]
 

Five-Story, 219-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Jeffrey Park By Brent Warren

Wagenbrenner Development will present the latest plans for their Jeffrey Park development to the Italian Village Commission tomorrow. The plans call for a five-story, 219-unit apartment building located east of the apartments currently under construction along West First Avenue. [Read More...]


Stone Brewing Recommends Columbus for BrewDog Expansion By Walker Evans

One of the bigger disappointments of 2014 was the news that the Stone Brewing Company would not be expanding to Columbus after much consideration and deliberation, and that they would not be anchoring the super cool Urban Food-and-Beverage Production Campus at the former Timken site. [Read More...]
 

 

 

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FOOD & DRINK

Sweet Carrot opening in former Rife's Market space

Sweet Carrot Restaurant and Catering Moving to Old Rife's Market By Rebecca Wagner

Columbus food truck Sweet Carrot is expanding into a brick-and-mortar location at 1417 West Fifth Avenue, the old Rife's Market.

Angela Petro, owner of Sweet Carrot, had been searching for a building for the past two years. Sweet Carrot (an anagram of Petro's first business, Two Caterers) rolled out in 2012, setting up warm weather headquarters at the High Line Car House on 550 South High Street.    [Read More...] 


 Blue Top Asian Fusion Opens in Kenny Center Mall 
By Rebecca Wagner

Blue Top Asian Fusian, a new Chinese restaurant, has opened at 1178 Kenny Centre Mall in the former Thai Taste location.

The restaurant, owned by Lei Liu and son James Wang, serves a blend between new and traditional Chinese food, available for sit-down, takeout, and catering.  [Read More...]


 

Short North Bar Barrel On High Rebrands, Remodels By Rebecca Wagner

Scott Ellsworth, owner of campus dive bar Too's Spirits Under High, has taken over business at whiskey bar and restaurant Barrel 44, rebranding the inside and tweaking the name to Barrel on High.

Ellsworth refers to Barrel on High as a grad school bar upgrade from Too's. He kept the majority of staff that worked at Barrel 44 previously, additionally taking former Too's manager Karrio Ballard along as co-owner and operator.  [Read More...] 


First Look: Wolf's Ridge Brewing Tap RoomBy Rebecca Wagner

Wolf's Ridge Brewing Company has unveiled their long awaited tap room to the public. The Downtown brewery, which opened in 2013, has been planning and reconstructing the tap room since just two months after the front of house opened. [Read More...]

 

Treat to Try: Soodles Brownies By Miriam Bowers Abbott

Now that the holiday eating season has ended, the time of the great purge has begun.

New Year's resolutions often focus around diet things, and there's a host of fun themes to follow. Soodles Bake Shop makes goodies that are compatible with almost every purge theme. [Read More...]

 

First Look: Forno Kitchen + Bar By Rebecca Wagner

Forno Kitchen + Bar, located at 721 North High Street, has opened its doors. Sister restaurant of popular watering hole Short North Pint House, Forno's food is cooked in a stone-fired oven (hence the name, which translates to 'oven' in Italian), with the menu including an array of pizzas, small plates, and and a heavily-stocked drink menu. [Read More...] 


 

 

 

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UFO sightings in Columbus

Government Files Document Dozens of Columbus UFO Sightings By Jesse Bethea

Urban legends about government conspiracies and men in black may be suspect, but it is a fact that between the 1940's and the 1960's, the US Air Force investigated thousands of UFO reports from across the country and across the globe. Now for the first time, declassified documents from the Air Force's storied Project Blue Book can be found in an easily accessible database.    [Read More...]


 

Three to Go: An Art Field Trip in Columbus By Jeff Regensburger

I cleared out some space on my calendar on Friday so I could enjoy a mini art field trip. My intention was to catch up on some area artists and venues, both old and new. The fact is there are a lot of great places to see art in Columbus, certainly more than I typically have time to cover for Columbus Underground. In that spirit, here's a few destinations you might consider visiting as you organize your new year's art calendar. [Read More...] 


 

The Flaming Lips Returning to Nelsonville Music Festival in 2015 By Walker Evans

The Nelsonville Music Festival has grown into its own as a well respected and highly anticipated regional music festival, and this year the fest is bringing back one of its biggest previous bands to date: The Flaming Lips.   [Read More...]


Theatre Review: Psycho Beach Party has Stellar Acting but Falls a Bit Flat By Lisa Much

Rare do I see a show that leaves me asking, "What the...?" (Insert word of choice there). While watching the opening night of Columbus Immersive Theater's production of Psycho Beach Party, I felt annoyance, confusion, frustration, and a little anger. I heard a lot of laughter from the audience, but I, personally, found very little funny apart from a few one-liners and, of course, the final moments of Act One.

A note: this review contains a few more spoilers than I would normally write, nothing too specific, but a tad climatically-focused.  [Read More...]


Review: Saturday Morning Celebration By Dan Stout

The Saturday morning cartoon officially died in October of 2014. This past weekend, The Vanderelli Room held a sugary cereal-fueled wake in its honor.

"It's Saturday Morning Somewhere" is a tribute to the brightly colored cartoons that held generations of children in rapt attention. [Read More...] 

 

 

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Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review: Hot Chicken Takeover

By Miriam Bowers Abbott, Photo by Mollie Lyman

A formal Columbus Underground Hot Chicken Takeover Review: it's about cluckin' time.

Sure, HCT has been around for a while, but in a most disconcerting, unstable way. When it made its debut in 2014, prospective guests had to follow news briefs that detailed the weekend location and time of the chicken joint's operation.

Then, there was the scarcity, HCT operated only as long as supplies lasted. So there was an element of urgent competition just to get a piece of fried chicken. [Read More...] 


 

 

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Health and Wellness 2015

From January 5 - 11, Columbus Underground is featuring our Health & Wellness Week series, brought to you by the The Fitness Loft. The Fitness Loft is more than just a gym - it's a visionary approach to developing a sustainable community and creating an atmosphere that encourages people to lead a healthier life. Our holistic concept includes biometric wellness screening, Technogym exercise equipment that records progress, free group fitness and nutrition classes, an on-site Registered Dietitian, and much more to give you a truly unique wellness experience. Located at 625 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206.

 

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James Ragland Enters Race for Columbus Mayor

James Ragland

By Walker Evans

The race to replace outgoing Mayor Michael B. Coleman just got another contender with the news that James Ragland has officially announced his candidacy for the position. Ragland currently serves as Development Director at the Cristo Rey High School, and has previously held positions with the University District Organization, the State Central Committee for the Ohio Democratic Party, and as a Legislative Aide at Columbus City Council. 

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UPDATE: Mayoral Candidate Terry Boyd's "$2 Million" Claim is False
Terry Boyd

By Jesse Bethea

Last week, Columbus Underground interviewed Terry Boyd, Republican candidate for mayor. At one point in that interview, Boyd was asked how strenuous he expected the campaign to be, and he answered "I think it's going to take a tremendous effort, because let's face it, the Partnership, the Columbus Partnership has pledged over $2 million for my opponent's campaign." Later in the interview, Boyd clarified that the opponent he referred to was City Council President Andrew Ginther. 

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Isabela Gould to Lead Neighborhood Design Center
Isabela Gould

By Walker Evans

The Neighborhood Design Center announced on Friday that Isabela Gould will be taking on the role of Executive Director at the organization, replacing outgoing director Al Berthold. Prior to this position at the NDC, Gould was a lecturer at OSU's Knowlton School of Architecture and the founder of Gould Design Studios in Worthington.

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Upcoming Franklin County Events

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Arts / Theatre / Music

1/26/2015

Line Dance

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

1/26/2015

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

1/26/2015

You Are Here: MFA Exhibition

Hopkins Hall Gallery

1/27/2015

Hatred Doesn't Work preview

Dublin Arts Council

1/27/2015

emerging: Student Artwork

Dublin Arts Council

1/27/2015

Arts Scholars Exhibition

Urban Arts Space

1/27/2015

You Are Here: MFA Exhibition

Hopkins Hall Gallery

1/27/2015

Jean Kirsten: For Laban

Urban Arts Space

1/27/2015

Tuesdays@One Program

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

1/28/2015

emerging: Student Artwork

Dublin Arts Council

1/28/2015

Line Dance

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

1/28/2015

Hatred Doesn't Work preview

Dublin Arts Council

1/28/2015

Arts Scholars Exhibition

Urban Arts Space

1/28/2015

Jean Kirsten: For Laban

Urban Arts Space

1/28/2015

You Are Here: MFA Exhibition

Hopkins Hall Gallery

1/28/2015

Elegant Dance

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

1/29/2015

emerging: Student Artwork

Dublin Arts Council

1/29/2015

Hatred Doesn't Work preview

Dublin Arts Council

1/29/2015

Arts Scholars Exhibition

Urban Arts Space

1/29/2015

Jean Kirsten: For Laban

Urban Arts Space

1/29/2015

You Are Here: MFA Exhibition

Hopkins Hall Gallery

1/29/2015

You Make Me Do This

Urban Arts Space

1/30/2015

Hatred Doesn't Work preview

Dublin Arts Council

1/30/2015

emerging: Student Artwork

Dublin Arts Council

1/30/2015

Jean Kirsten: For Laban

Urban Arts Space

1/30/2015

Arts Scholars Exhibition

Urban Arts Space

1/30/2015

You Are Here: MFA Exhibition

Hopkins Hall Gallery

1/31/2015

Tunes and Tales

Westerville Symphony

1/31/2015

Hatred Doesn't Work preview

Dublin Arts Council

1/31/2015

Jean Kirsten: For Laban

Urban Arts Space

1/31/2015

emerging: Student Artwork

Dublin Arts Council

2/2/2015

You Are Here: MFA Exhibition

Hopkins Hall Gallery

2/3/2015

Hatred Doesn't Work preview

Dublin Arts Council

2/3/2015

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Dublin Arts Council

2/3/2015

You Are Here: MFA Exhibition

Hopkins Hall Gallery

2/3/2015

Jean Kirsten: For Laban

Urban Arts Space

2/3/2015

Tuesdays@One

Groveport Cultural Arts Center

2/4/2015

Iris Folding

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

2/4/2015

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Dublin Arts Council

2/4/2015

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2/4/2015

Jean Kirsten: For Laban

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2/4/2015

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Business Events

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Children Activities

1/26/2015

Grow With Me

Groveport KidSpace

1/28/2015

Grow With Me

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Preschool Rock n' Rollers

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Preschool Picassos

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1/31/2015

Snow Much Fun!

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Education

1/26/2015

How to Use Your Mac Computer

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

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iPad Basics Series

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

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Exhibits

1/27/2015

Fergus Scholarship Exhibition

Urban Arts Space

1/28/2015

Fergus Scholarship Exhibition

Urban Arts Space

1/29/2015

Fergus Scholarship Exhibition

Urban Arts Space

2/2/2015

Designs by Stootsy

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Health

1/26/2015

SilverSneakers® Classic

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

1/27/2015

SilverSneakers® Circuit

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1/27/2015

SilverSneakers® Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

1/28/2015

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

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Gentle Hatha Yoga

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

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The Art of Movement Foundation

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SilverSneakers® Circuit

City of Upper Arlington - Senior Center

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SilverSneakers® Classic

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

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SilverSneakers® Classic

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Beginning Line Dance 50 +

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Advanced Yoga with Vanessa

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What To Do This Weekend

The NHL All-Star Weekend is finally here after so much delay. Which means it’s a perfect weekend to take in some hockey, go ice skating, sledding, or pretend you’re a tourist. As always, here’s what I’d do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.

Thursday

Record Swap at Seventh Son Brewing

Mostly I just want to drink delicious beer and think about buying records. I probably won’t buy any records, but, you know, beer usually leads to purchasing records, so who’s to say.

Friday

Become a tourist for a weekend

This weekend, pretend you’re a tourist. You don’t have to go to the NHL All-Star Game or any of the other festivities associated with the event. Just check out some place you’ve always meant to go, but never got around to. See your city with a new set of eyes. If you’d like our suggestions, we’ve got a list of about 50 places we’d consider must-stops for any Columbus visitor.

Nicolas Cage-a-thon at Studio 35

I mean, seriously, how can you pass this up? You can’t. You won’t be able to live with yourself if you miss Bad Movie Nite tribute to Nic Cage.

Saturday

Watch "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" feminist doc at The Gateway

While you're there, don't forget to look for Tony Timione's pop-culture inspired art, like this awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael sculpture

Sunday

WARMTH: January pop-up at Ace of Cups

Visit one of Alive’s recent picks for one of the city’s “cutting-edge chefs” at her Ace of Cups brunch pop-up. I’ll be there ordering all the vegan empanadaaaaaaaas.

 

 

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News and Notes

 

The Women's Fund of Central Ohio Keyholder Event Tickets

Tickets for the Women's Fund of Central Ohio Keyholder Event, this year featuring Melissa Etheridge, will go on sale on January 25. Melissa Etheridge writes songs focused on strength, resiliency, romance and inspiration, which have resonated with audiences for decades. Her spirit and confidence radiate beyond her music as she advocates for gender equity and raises awareness to create a stronger community for all. http://www.womensfundcentralohio.org 

 

Double Your Donation to Transit Columbus

From now through January 31, any donation made to Transit Columbus will be matched by a generous donor. Click here to make your donation count even more.

 

Take COTA When It Snows

Remember COTA and the CBUS are fantastic options when the flurries fly and the temperatures plummet. You can avoid the snow, ice and terrible bad-weather drivers on a nice warm bus. What could be better? http://www.cota.com 

 

All-Star Winter Park Set for NHL All-Star Weekend

The Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star Winter Park to is being held in McFerson Commons, across the street from Nationwide Arena this week. The park features an outdoor ice rink, a massive three-lane snow slide down Nationwide Blvd. and will serve as a hub for outdoor entertainment for fans of all ages before and during the All-Star Weekend, January 24 - 25. The ice rink will be open through January 25, featuring public skating, youth hockey, private events and other programming. The snow slide will be open January 22 - 25. For more information on NHL All-Star Weekend, click here.

 

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NHL All-Star Weekend Road Closures

W. Nationwide Blvd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction between West St. and Marconi Blvd. for set-up of a snow slide as part of the activities for the NHL All-Star Weekend. The lane restrictions were put into place beginning Friday morning, January 16 at 5 a.m. 

 

John H. McConnell Blvd. will be closed between New Public Ln. and W. Spring St. from January 14 - February 4.

 

W. Nationwide Blvd. will be closed between West St. and Marconi Blvd. on January 16 from 12:10 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

 

W. Nationwide Blvd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction between West St. and Marconi Blvd. from January 16 - 31.

 

W. Nationwide Blvd. will be closed between John H. McConnell Blvd. and N. Front St. from January 24 at 6 a.m. through January 26 at 5 a.m.

 

Rolling closures will be in place for the NHL All-Star 5K on Saturday, January 24 from 9 - 11 a.m. Route includes High St. between Nationwide Blvd. and Mound St. 

 

Wall St. will be closed between W. Nationwide Blvd. and Marconi Blvd. from January 22 to January 26 at 5 a.m.

 

More than 100,000 are expected to participate in the festivities including games, entertainment, a winter park, skill competitions, and a Fan Fair. Motorists are encouraged to watch carefully for pedestrians in the area and expect some delays. Consider using COTA or a carpool to reduce congestion. 

 

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: Scioto Miles

Date: March 22 and April 12

Location: Genoa Park

Feedback Due: January 27

 

Special Events 

 

Think Outside the Brick

Now through January 25

Columbus Museum of Art

CMA's Center for Creativity hosts this exhibit, which celebrates the creative potential of LEGO building blocks. The exhibition features the return of the Central Ohio Lego Train Club's popular collaborative model of the city of Columbus with familiar landmarks and imaginative additions. You can also check out the LEGO Design Challenge finalists. http://www.columbusmuseum.org 

 

Exhibit: Fergus Fellow: Samantha Parker Salazar, Malleable Matrices

Now through January 29

OSU Urban Arts Space

Pushing traditional printmaking techniques to their limits, Samantha Parker Salazar constructs intricate cut-paper installations, inspired by hours of meditation, her work focuses on the obsessive layering of surface imagery and stylized motifs. A vortex of cut forms and vibrant hues, the physical manipulation of paper gives the conceptual power of beauty, destruction and potential to simple material. http://uas.osu.edu 

 

Exhibit: 23rd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition

Now through January 29

Reception: January 24, 5 - 7 p.m.

OSU Urban Arts Space

The Arts Initiative at The Ohio State University is pleased to present selected works by the recipients of the 23rd Annual John Fergus Family Fund Scholarship Awards, a juried competition open to all studio-based visual art and design majors. Recipients are chosen by a jury of faculty from the Department of Art; Design; Arts Administration, Education and Policy; and History of Art. http://www.uas.osu.edu 

 

Exhibit: Finding My Way Mixed Media Paintings by Richard Duarte Brown

Now through January 30

Artist's Talk: January 30, 4 - 5 p.m.

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

Brown's show features vibrant colors and various textures derived on mixed media surfaces, highlighting his desire to connect with the family of mankind. Brown recalls, "Living with mental illness and substance abuse was a normal way of life"; and he paints from a place that probes an intense desire to relate, communicating a cry for life. http://www.southeastinc.com 


 Exhibit: Jean Kirsten: For Laben

Now through February 6

OSU Urban Arts Space

Since his studies at The University of Fine Arts Dresden in the 1990s, Kirsten has investigated the works of notable performers including composer Carl Orff; theatre artist, Elinar Schleef; rhythmic gymnast, Jacques Dalcroze; and dance artist and theorist, Rudolf Laban, whose work Kristen is responding to in this exhibition. http://www.uas.osu.edu 

 

DRIVEbys: An exhibition of unconventional architecture for the most conventional thing

Huntington Center, Ground Floor Lobby

Now through the first week of February 2015

Five Columbus architects developed designs for Bold Booths, an original and innovative proposal for installation of attendant booths at downtown surface parking lots, as part of Finding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012. Drawings, models and descriptions of the six designs are on view at the exhibition. DRIVEbys documents projects by Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, BAWorkshop, Blostein/Overly Architects, Neal Clements, and DesignGroup. The exhibition is curated and designed by Beth Blostein, Associate Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, and Bart Overly, Blostein/Overly Architects. The exhibition is open to the public. An Engagement/Impact Grant from The Ohio State University Office of Outreach and Engagement is providing primary support for this initiative and the exhibition. Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is the community partner for the program. http://www.boldbooths.org 

 

Exhibit: Muse, David Denniston & Ron Kroutel

Now through February 21

Angela Meleca Gallery

Opening Reception: January 8, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

http://www.angelamelecagallery.com 

 

Political Memorabilia

Now through March 19

Ohio Statehouse Map Room

This exhibit features a montage of political campaign material from Ohio elections. This material is from the Ohio Statehouse Museum's developing collections and covers elections and issues from the past 30 years.http://www.ohiostatehouse.org 

 

Orchids & Botanical Exploration

Now through April 5

Franklin Park Conservatory

Discover the allure of the orchid and the global exploration it inspired. Wander through warm, tropical plant collections with a radiant display of orchids. Dive into the rich history of botanical discovery and the plant hunters who traveled the world in search of the exotic and unknown. http://www.fpconservatory.org 

 

COTA Service Change Public Comment Meetings

January 22, noon

January 27, 6 p.m.

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

Two public comment meetings will take place regarding COTA service adjustments effective Monday, May 4, 2015. COTA makes improvements to its service three times a year in January, May and September. COTA's ongoing expansion program includes adding more than 70,000 service hours in 2015. Service expansion includes service to new destinations, increased frequency of service on existing routes, and increased spans of service. http://www.cota.com 

 

Grande Winter Ball

January 31, 7 - 9 p.m.

Ohio Statehouse Atrium

Individuals of all ages are invited to attend the Grande Winter Ball hosted by Civil War re-enactors, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery. Come dance or watch; learn how to reel or waltz. Dress in attire of the Civil War period or come as you are. A donation of $10 per person (tax deductible) or $15 per couple is appreciated. http://www.ohiostatehouse.org

 

Black History Month

February 1 - 28, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special display and free historical performances each Tuesday at noon. Visitors can also enjoy a special soul food menu at the Capitol Cafe each Tuesday. http://www.ohiostatehouse.org

 

BalletMet: The Great Gatsby

February 6 - 7, 8 p.m.; February 8, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; February 12, 7:30 p.m.; February 13, 8 p.m.; February 14, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Capitol Theatre

F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel dances from the page to the stage. Choreographed by longtime BalletMet dancer and three-time Princess Grace Award winner Jimmy Orrante. You will be captivated by the mystery and allure of lavish lifestyles ad unfulfilled love in the Jazz Age, with invigorating music, spectacular dancing and vibrant costuming. This performance features music new and old from artists such as Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington and current BalletMet dancer, choreographer and composer Gabriel Gaffney Smith. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St. or 614.469.8665) or all Ticketmaster outlets (800.982.2787 or http://www.ticketmaster.com). http://www.balletmet.org

 

BalletMet: Costumes & Cocktails

February 8, following the 5:30 p.m. performance of The Great Gatsby at

de-NOVO

Gatsby-inspired attire is a must. Admission is free but space is limited to the first 70 guests. RSVP online here. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. http://www.balletmet.org 

 

The Women's Sports Report

February 10, 7:15 - 9 a.m.

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Grand Ballroom

The breakfast celebrates girls and women in athletics, including local athletic achievements throughout 2014 and Columbus' growing stature as a top destination for women and girls' sporting events. Two of the nation's best long-distance runners, Sara Hall and Stephanie Rothsein-Bruce, will speak at the event about the role of women in growing long-distance running and will promote the USA Half Marathon Championships, which will be hosted in Columbus as part of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon in 2016 and 2017. They will be joined by Tracie Hitz, NCAA Director of Championships and Alliances - Women's Basketball and Andrea Williams, Championships Director for Football and Basketball at the Big Ten Conference, and Ohio State Senior Athletic Director Diana Sabau. Individual tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are $80 (tables of ten are $600 and $800 respectively). Tickets are available online here or by calling Katie Croysdale at 614.222.6134.

 

Restaurant Reminders

 

Hae Paul's Restaurant and Catering

79 S. Fourth St.

614.228.5199

Hae Paul's is hosting two special wine dinners in the coming weeks, one on January 31 and one on Valentine's Day. http://hae-pauls.com 

 

Cafe Napolitana Alley Bar

40 N. High St.

614.224.3013

Cafe Napolitana has opened the Alley Bar, which is accessible from their Pearl Alley entrance. Stop in for a drink, some pizza and to take in sports on the TVs.  http://www.cafenapolitana.com 

 

MEATBar and Mashita Noodle Pop-Up

The MEATBar offers outrageous beef, pork, chicken, duck and ahi tuna, plus vegetarian options like tofu, quinoa and mac and cheese. Lunches will run you $10 or less, and you'll be in and out quickly. During lunch hours, look for the Mashita Noodle Bar pop-up for some delicious ramen. http://www.facebook.com

 

Business Notes  

 

Hold Your Next Event at the Cultural Arts Center

Conveniently located downtown at 139 W. Main St., the Cultural Arts Center is housed in one of the city's most famous historical landmarks, which provides a truly unique setting for gatherings from 10 to 300. The multi-use facility is suitable for a variety of functions from workshops to social, business and civic occasions. Space includes the large Art Gallery, an intimate Loft Meeting Room and a lovely Courtyard (in season). For more information, call Todd Camp at 614.645.7514 or email  tmcamp@columbus.org.

 

Buckeye Laptop

109-1B S. High St.

614.636.2002

Buckeye Laptop is now offering a new service: phone data/picture transfer. If your memory on your phone is getting full, they can help. Just drop off your phone and get a free quote to transfer data to a thumb drive or DVD. And on Wednesdays, stop in to save over $50 in diagnostic fees on your device. http://www.BuckeyeLaptop.com 

 

Hills Market Downtown

95 N. Grant Ave.

614.702.7900

Stop by Hills Market for all of your NFL-watching party needs. Hills offers delicious prepared foods, pizzas, dips and much more. http://www.facebook.com

 

The Peanut Shoppe

21 E. State St.

614.221.8837

The Peanut Shoppe is now offering Ultra Chocolate, a solid milk chocolate made by Peter's Chocolate Co. It comes in a 10-pound bar, which they break into pieces, though a full bar may be a great Valentine's gift. Stop in and check it out. http://www.facebook.com

 

Team Chipmunk Has Moved

Team Chipmunk has moved their showroom and workshop to 65 E. State St., next to the Sheraton. They will be on hand on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. or by appointment to help with sizing, fitting, bridal and custom dress order questions. In-season women's and children's styles at their pop-up inside the Shops at Capital Square in the store State and Third. http://www.teamchipmunk.com 

 

Arts Calendar  

 

January 24; Art Explorations; OSU Urban Arts Space; http://www.uas.osu.edu 

 

January 25; Miro and Mendelssohn; Southern Theatre; http://www.promusicacolumbus.org 

 

January 27; Ohio Pride Painting Class; The Social Room; 614.600.1614

 

January 31; Chamber Music Columbus Presents Calefax Reed Quintet; Southern Theatre; http://www.ticketmaster.com 

 

January 31; The Gift In You! Trivia Game; Columbus Performing Arts Center; http://www.selahdance.org 

 

February 1 - 14; Make a Sculpted Glass Flower; Glass Axis; http://www.glassaxis.org 

 

February 1 - 28; Precious Love; Studios on High Gallery; 614.461.6487

 

February 3 - 8; Broadway in Columbus: Anything Goes; Ohio  Theatre; http://www.broadwayincolumbus.com 

 

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