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What To Do This Week: October 7-13

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What To Do This Week


what to do this week in Downtown Columbus

What do you get when you mix amazing music with stellar performances and add a hearty dose of inspiration? This week in Downtown Columbus, of course.


Zedd: Orbit Tour

Tuesday, October 8 | 6:30 pm
EXPRESS LIVE! 405 Neil Ave

More than 6.6 million people follow him on Facebook, so it’s no surprise that legions of fans say Zedd’s Orbit Tour with special guests Jax Jones and NOTD is one of the best shows of their lives. Lucky us. Columbus is #8 of 11 U.S. stops for this multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-winning artist.


Peppa Pig Live!

Tuesday, October 8 | 6:00 pm
Palace Theater, 39 E State St

Singing, dancing, and life-size puppets? This action-packed adventure show has all that – and more. Kids will delight in joining Peppa and friends on a surprised-filled outdoor adventure. And, just think? You’ll get to hear the show tunes again and again, all the way home. Only this week in Downtown Columbus.


Pinocchio Puppet Show

Thursday, October 10 | 10:30 am
Columbus Metropolitan Library - Main Branch, 96 S Grant Ave

Capture the kids’ imagination (and attention) with a classic re-telling of Geppetto’s beloved boy. Pre-K through 3rd grade school groups, especially, will be mesmerized by this live performance featuring giant puppets.


Project Lab: Turn Your Own Wand

Thursday, October 10 | 6:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St

Make a date with someone you love (or just yourself). This enchanted evening starts with learning how to use a lathe machine tool, and ends with turning a square block of exotic hardwood into your very own magical wand.


Columbus Emerging Leaders Summit

Friday, October 11 | 8:00 am
Franklin University - Ross Auditorium, 301 E Rich St

Join other young professionals for this 9th annual conference that brings next-generation leaders together with superstar innovators. The all-day event includes panel discussions, networking, mentoring, and a unique presentation that showcases real-world leadership progression.


GDex 2019 

Fri-Sun, Oct 11-13 | Hours Vary
Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St

For the love of games and creative technology, gamers and techno-geeks cannot miss this weekend-long event. Featuring not-yet-released gaming projects and technologies, the expo includes sessions, showcases, raffles, tournaments, and more.


NightLight 614: Get Out - Season Finale

Friday, October 11 | 7:00 pm
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St

Join BrewDog, local food trucks, and your friends for a season-ending send-off of this 21+ outdoor social cinema series. Eat, drink, groove, hang out, and enjoy the view until the show. The movie that’s been called “funny, scary, and thought provoking” starts at sundown.


American Festival

Fri-Sat, Oct 11-12 | 7:30 pm
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St

Get your tickets to a distinctive double-score concert that puts the spotlight on African-American history and culture. The Columbus Symphony pays homage to love and freedom with deeply moving performances and unforgettable tunes.