It’s the week before Thanksgiving and all through Downtown, are things to be doing of which we have found. This list has been made, so there’s nothing to do. Just pick what delights you – and all your friends, too.
Tue-Sun, Nov 19-24 | Hours Vary
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St
Join the more than 70 million people who’ve seen “Les Miz,” the world’s most popular musical. An enthralling tale of unrequited love, enduring human spirit, and eventual redemption, this sung-through performance is sure to enrapture for the first time – or the next.
Tuesday, November 19 | 7:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd
Treat yourself to some loud, fun, and fast-paced entertainment on a Tuesday night in Downtown. It’s the CBJ versus the Montreal Canadiens. Edge-of-your-seat excitement? Check. Great concessions? Yup. A CBJ power play? Let’s hope!
Wednesday, November 20 | 6:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave
Get into the holiday spirit – for free! – at the Main Library in Downtown Columbus. Enjoy cocoa and cookies, sing-along carols, and shelves full of seasonal storybooks and cookbooks. See live reindeer at the lantern-lit Topiary Park and, maybe just maybe, welcome a holly jolly special guest.
Wednesday, November 20 | 6:00 pm
Winans Chocolates + Coffees, 216 S High St
Take the stress out of picking the perfect pour for your Thanksgiving feast. Winans has you covered. For just $20 you get 8 tastes of wine paired with delectable homemade candies. And when the sipping is done, shop hand-packed gift boxes for your favorite holiday hostess.
Wednesday, November 20 | 4:00 pm
The Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N 4th St
Keep up with how we’re keeping Downtown Columbus safe, clean, and vibrant. Join us and local experts for a look at affordable housing in Columbus and what it could mean for central Ohioans and the future of our city.
Thursday, November 21 | 6:30 pm
Idea Foundry, 421 W State St
Make like one of Santa’s elves with this workshop that lets you turn an ordinary block of wood into a wood-turned holiday wonder. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to use a wood-shaping machine known as a lathe to create a fun Christmas ornament. Ages 10+, please.
Friday, November 22 | 8:00 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St
Enjoy a lighthearted evening with actor-comedian Nick Offerman as he dead-pans and dances his way into your psyche. This one-man show’s been called “an evening of deliberate talk and light dance.” Musical interludes, also included.
Fri-Sun, Nov 22-24 | Hours Vary
Southern Theater, 21 E Main St
Celebrate the holiday season Downtown with a stirring rendition of this glorious German oratorio as performed by the Columbus Symphony, Columbus Symphony Chorus and a quartet of soloists. With triumphant choruses and dazzling arias, your holiday spirits will surely soar.
Saturday, November 23 | 1:00 pm
Hills Market, 96 N Grant St
How about a little cheese with that wine? Well, this is where to find it. For just a buck, you get a taste of four specially-selected wines and a nice little cheese-and-cracker accompaniment. Sip. Snack. Shop. It’s Saturday.
Saturday, Nov 23 | 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Lincoln Theater, 769 E Long St
The comedy revolution that started in 1959 Chicago is coming to Columbus. Witness the comedic talent of the next generation of goofballs as they put a modern-day twist on some legendary comedy sketches, songs, and improvs.