Face it. Fall is here, but there’s no need to hibernate for the next six months. We compiled a list of things to do downtown that promise to keep the blood pumping and your dance card full. Check it out and feel free to add to the list. Read to the end to find out how to enter to win some tickets to CAPA’s Aimee Mann show, and don’t forget to let us know your fave.
Depending on whether you want to give your mind, belly or body a workout, there’s a variety of things to keep you active over the coming months of cooler temperatures. Use this as a jumping off point.
10. Dance away boredom as you sashay around a vintage vinyl record store. Did you know there are two right downtown? New on Gay Street is Vinyl Frontier, and Spoonful Records right next to B1 Bicycle.
9. Speaking of B1 Bicycle, they rock the house in end of season savings – up to 50 percent off some models. So if you’ve got rusty spokes or just want to upgrade your wheels to prime for next summer’s Pelotonia, check ‘em out.
8. Squirrel away walnuts (or any other snacky poo for that matter) for the upcoming cold weather at the Peanut Shoppe. Pat Stone and her crew now take credit cards so you can even plan on a little early holiday shopping when you go.
7. Whether you spend time in tornado alley, fly into Nevada’s “Valley of Speed,” or follow Klinky the Meerkat and her adventurous clan, COSI plops you in the middle of the action when you take a seat in the John Glenn Theater and experience the action in Extreme 3D.
6. No doubt, you can nourish your culture at one of the great museums downtown, but did you can also feed your right and left brain at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) even if you’re not a student? Entrepreneurship in the Creative Community will be the topic of discussion on November 10 in a day-long program.
5. Pretend you can still see the summer green glimmer off the trees as you take a mid-afternoon break at 39 Below Frozen Yogurt. The multitude of flavors and toppings offer all the distraction you need through April when temps will once again be on the rise.
4. Want to prepare for the upcoming election with some political trinkets? The Statehouse Museum Shop has that and more... We’re Capital Crossroads SID and we endorse Downtown.
3. When have you ever been encouraged to peek in your neighbor’s window? That’s exactly what we want. Ah-em, with a few caveats. CAP-UP - Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project celebrates the city’s Bicentennial and Columbus Creativity with these art installations all around Capitol Square.
2. Fly into Hawk Galleries at the corner of Fourth and Main to see how artists use glass to create contemporary masterpieces. Demos, lectures and even studio tours will coax you of the house on a cold soon-to-be winter day.
1. What’s the future hold for you? TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo might just tell you when CAPA brings her to the Palace Theatre on October 29, and we know that free tix for a CAPA show are in someone’s immediate future. Forward today's edition of Right Now Downtown to a friend and both of you will be entered to win tickets to CAPA'S presentation of Aimee Mann.