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What To Do This Week: July 29 - August 4

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It’s still full-on summer in Downtown Columbus with a week that features hot local and national acts, refreshing tastes, outdoor concerts, and on-the-lawn fun.


2019 Riesling Tasting

Monday, July 29 | 6:00 pm
Serendipity Labs, 21 E State St

This evening, it’s all Rieslings, all the time. Find your favorite among ten different samples of this beloved white grape wine. Known for being crisp and fruity, it’s no wonder Rieslings have universal appeal. So, even if you’re not into wine, trust us, you’ll still have a good time.

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Free Fitness Classes

Tuesday, July 30 - Saturday, September 28 | Hours Vary
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Grab a couple of friends and your workout gear and head to the park for some free fitness-focused fun. These no-excuses classes feature a wide range of get-fit (and fun) activities, including Hip Hop, kickboxing, yoga, and Zumba. Choose one or all seven classes over three different days. No need to register, though a signed waiver is required.


Yonder Mountain String Band

Wednesday, July 31 | 7:00 pm
A&R Music Bar, 391 Neil Ave

It’s bluegrass like you’ve never heard: gritty, firey, and edgy. And, of course, punctuated by the band’s rapid rhythms and ace instrumentals. Hailing from Boulder County, Colorado, this acoustic ensemble is known for bending the boundaries. As they say, “It’s not just bluegrass – it’s progressive.”


Free Thursday Concerts: The Floorwalkers and The Spikedrivers

Thursday, August 1 | 7:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Another chance for free live music under the stars this summer. Start your fun at 5:30 pm with a visit to one of the on-site beverage and food trucks. Then get ready for the Ohio-grown, jam-band sounds of The Floorwalkers, and the down-and-dirty sounds of Midwesterners, The Spikedrivers. It's bound to be a fun-filled evening in Downtown Columbus.


NightLight 614: Heavyweights

Thursday, August 1 | 7:30 pm
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St

The screening of an American comedy about a group of underdog kids and a fitness fanatic starts at sundown. The hanging out, however, starts much earlier for the over-21 crowd with a selection of craft brews, four wines, eight food trucks, and entertainment from NightLight’s resident DJ, Bohno.


Free Commons for Kids: Characters Day

Friday, August 2 | 10:00 am
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Grab the kids and their superhero costumes, and head to the Commons for a meet-and-greet with some pretty princesses and caped crusaders. With face painting, inflatables, crafts, and all kinds of fun on tap for the kiddos, you can let ’em pretend and play all morning long. 


Whiskey Business

Friday, August 2 | 5:30 pm
The Goat, 2019 S High St

Enjoy local duo Jordan and Emily as they cover a wide variety of tunes from the 70s through today. Their setlist includes an eclectic selection of pop, rock, and alternative tunes from artists like Van Morrison, Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, and Chris Stapleton.


Small Town Murder

Friday, August 2 | 8:00 pm
Davidson Theater, Riffe Center, 77 S High St

What started as a hit podcast is now an on-the-road show, featuring two comedians who find hilarity in weird, true-life crimes and awful horror stories. The duo kills it on stage, delving into the details of a murderous town, the involved parties, and the criminal circumstances.


The Navigators 

Saturday, August 3 | 6:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Wanna hear a group of Columbus executives and professionals – including a tax attorney and an optometrist – play a little bit of everything from the past five decades of American music? Then come to the Commons for a free concert, presented by Hertz Investment Group. The Navigators is a 13-piece local band who happens to have played with the likes of Jimmy Buffet and Jefferson Airplane.


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