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What To Do This Week: September 2-8

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What To Do This Week

It’s back-to-usual after the Labor Day holiday weekend – but not in Downtown Columbus. This week you’ll find the uncommon, the unusual, and the unfussy. All of it undeniably entertaining.


Free Fitness Classes: Hip Hop, Kickboxing, Yoga

Wednesday, September 4 | 5:15 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

1, 2, 3. That’s how easy it is to get fit. And that’s how many classes there are on this single evening. Start out with a fun, energetic dance class, then get in a full-body workout before ending your night with a rejuvenating practice. Best of all, every class is free!


Wednesday Walrus Karaoke

Wednesday, September 4 | 9:00 pm
The Walrus, 143 E Main St

Hosted by Excess Karaoke’s Rob the Rum Guy and featuring 30 draft beer selections, full bar, wine list, and late-night menu, this isn’t karaoke as usual, this is wildly entertaining. Take your turn at singing your favorite song. Or, sing along with the best (and sometimes worst) performers – your friends.


Food Truck Food Court

Thursday, September 5 | 11:00 am
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

It’s Thursday and that means the food trucks are rolling in. Ena’s Outtarode Jamaican Grill and Pizza Cottage join our regulars for three hours of food trucks, glorious food trucks. Enjoy an open-air lunch on the Commons with your coworkers and friends.


Nightlight 614: 10 Things I Hate About You

Thursday, September 5 | 7:30 pm
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St

Nine bucks gets you an advance ticket to mellow and chill: an evening under the stars with friends, listening to live music, sipping an adult beverage, and watching a good flick. This time, it’s Julia Stiles in the 1999 rom-com, 10 Things I Hate About You. Bring something to sit on, along with your thirst and appetite, ’cause there’ll be food-truck fare, craft beer, and wine for sale, too.


Pearl Market

Friday, September 6 | 10:30 am
Gay Street District, 1 E Gay St

Tell the office you’re taking a short coffee break. Then step out for a 28-year tradition of shopping fresh and local: The Pearl Market. This week’s lineup includes pastas, pies, breads, mustard, honey, goat’s milk fudge, handmade children’s clothing, and a whole lot more.


Tash Sultana

Friday, September 6 | 7:00 pm
EXPRESS LIVE, 405 Neil Ave

This is the ticket to a night of pure musical artistry. Australian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana and special guest Leo James Conroy hit the stage for two brilliant performances. She’s been called a “one-person-band” and “guitar wizard.” He’s played a full brass band on euphonium. Prepare to be thrilled.


Rally Point Networking

Saturday, September 7 | 9:00 am
National Veterans Memorial and Museum, 300 W Broad St

Veterans, this is for you. Join other veterans and their families for a free breakfast, meet-and-greet, and opportunity to hear about veteran-centric organizations that launched post-9/11. Learn, collaborate, connect, and find support within your own community.