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What To Do This Week: August 12-18

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Food Truck Festival Downtown Columbus This Week

Things will be great when you’re in Downtown Columbus this week. There are movie shows and places to go. So, don’t wait a minute more. Everything’s right here for you.


Queen + Adam Lambert

Tuesday, August 13 | 8:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd

They are the champions and they will rock you. This epic concert event from the legendary band, Queen, and American Idol’s Adam Lambert pays homage to the late, great Freddie Mercury. This is your ticket to experience their greatest-hits setlist, outlandish costumes, and Mercury-worthy swagger.


COSI Farm Days

Wed-Sun, August 13-18 | 10:00 am
COSI, 333 West Broad St

Tractors and combines and farmers, oh my! From beehives to baby chicks to a milk “cow” named Daisy, say, ‘hello’ to family fun with farming. Just like everything else at COSI, Farm Days is a hands-on, nonstop, interactive experience. The kids will have a blast, but only you’ll know they’re learning where food comes from.


Nightlight 614: The Princess Bride

Thursday, August 15 | 7:30 pm
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St

If you’re over 21, this low-key night in the park is as you wish. Live music, food trucks, and on-tap beer and wine get things rolling around 5:30. Then, at sundown, it’s time to put the spotlight Princess Buttercup and her one true love in our feature presentation, The Princess Bride.


Thursdays with Morgan Beer Tasting

Thursday, August 15 | 5:00 pm
The Hills Market, 95 N Grant Ave

Sample four beers for four bucks (plus one!), and get a pint of your choosing from the bar. This $5 beer tasting event features local and seasonal brews, specially handpicked by Hills Market Beer Director Morgan. For just a buck more, hungry tasters can order a brats from the kitchen.


Food Truck Festival

Fri-Sat, August 16-17 | 11:00 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr

Cheers to free admission (and permission) to feast! This 9th annual event gives foodies pick of their pleasure from 60+ of Columbus’ most delectable mobile food vendors. And, accompanying all that food on the riverbanks of the Scioto Mile? Live music on two stages, arts, crafts, and family-friendly fun. Only in Downtown Columbus this week.


Alice in Wonderland Jr. 

Fri-Sun, August 16-18 | 12:00 pm
The Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave

You’re never too old or too young for a madcap, musical adventure. And this condensed version of a children’s classic is just the one. This production maintains the spirit of the original – wacky characters and all – yet with a faster pace, fresh dialogue, and new arrangements of familiar songs.


Sunlight Market

Sunday, August 18 | 11:00 am
Gay Street District, 1 E Gay St

Start one of the last Sundays of summer off with a leisurely brunch and some casual outdoor shopping. This is where to find what you didn’t even know that you needed – and then some.  Restaurants, retailers, and sidewalk vendors have all kinds of goods and goodies to offer, ranging from soy candles and hand-knitted finger puppets, to big mojitos and giant burritos.


Columbus Frosty 5K

Sunday, August 18 | 8:30 am
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln

Walk or run for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®. This annual event supports the nation’s only public nonprofit that focuses solely on finding forever homes through foster care adoption. That in itself is a good thing. Then again, so is the free Frosty awaiting every participant at the finish line.