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What to Do This Week: October 21 - 27

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What To Do This Week

Downtown Columbus this week

Comical, classical, cutting edge. You’ll find all that – and more – in Downtown Columbus this week.


Mean Girls

Tue-Sun, October 22-27 | Hours Vary
Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St

Grab a seat, then watch your back. Mean Girls, Broadway’s hot new musical from the creative team of Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels is here. This hilarious performance puts the perils of popularity to music in a modern-day story that shows what it means to be friend, frenemy, and, most of all, human.


An Evening with the Iconic Kenny G

Wednesday, October 23 | 8:00 pm
Palace Theatre, 34 W Broad St

Here’s something for those enthralled by smooth, jazzy instrumentals. Award-winning and groundbreaking musician Kenny G is keeping it saxy. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and solos of the saxiest man of our time in Downtown Columbus this week.


Columbus Blue Jackets v. Carolina Hurricanes 

Thursday, October 24 | 7:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd

Last year, the Blue Jackets stormed past the Hurricanes in a 3-0 win that tied the two teams in the Metropolitan Division. Can the CBJ repeat the performance? Or will the “wins” blow in Carolina’s favor? Take your seat at the Fifth Line and find out.


COSI Family Friday Night

Friday, October 25 | 5:00 pm
COSI, 333 W Broad St

Fun up your family’s Friday night with a star-gazing, hair-raising, rip-roaring evening at COSI. Visit all the exhibits and participate in science-centered, hands-on activities. Tickets are discounted for adults and kids – and the whole thing’s free for COSI members.


Haunted Statehouse Tours 

Fri-Sat, October 25-26 | 7:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square

Last chance, so, boo on you if you don’t get to this spooky (yet family-friendly), lantern-lit tour. Ghosts, goblins, and guides will be with you as you take a historical tour through the dark and dim hallways and chambers of the Statehouse



Fri-Sun, October 25-27 | Hours Vary
Davidson Theater, Riffe Center, 77 S High St

Beauty. Precision. Athleticism. Enjoy three very different ballets, an electric violin, and a string quartet as Ballet Met presents a mixed-rep performance. Mix-rep is an artform similar to a collection of short stories. From athletic to upbeat to edgy, this is living, breathing, moving art at its finest. Only in Downtown Columbus this week. 


Hands On Chemistry

Saturday, October 26 | 10:00 am
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave

Science is all around us and this week it’s getting real. The American Chemistry Society presents the transforming power of chemistry with hands-on demonstrations from every area of science: physical, earth, and space.