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What To Do This Week: July 8 - 14

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What To Do This Week

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Please all the people in your crowd with these eight different events, activities, and adventures found only in Downtown Columbus this week.


The Suffers and Doc Robinson

Thursday, July 11 | 5:30 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Mix it up on a pre-weekend night with this free, no-tickets-required Downtown concert. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, grab a drink and some grub from the on-site beverage concessions and food trucks, then get ready to soak up the sizzling sounds. Music starts at 7:00 pm and features Houston’s award-winning Gulf Coast Soul ensemble, The Suffers, along with Columbus’s own acoustic-style singer-songwriter, Doc Robinson.

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Nightlight 614 Outdoor Film Series: Training Day

Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 pm
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St

This is serious fun. Serious, with props to Denzel Washington and his legendary performance in the 2001 police drama, Training Day. Fun, thanks to the pre-show events, which include hanging out with other 21+ adults, tunes from our resident DJ, fabulous food trucks, local craft beer, and wine.


Food Truck Food Court

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

It’s food on wheels every Thursday at the south end of the Commons. Eight regulars are on the lawn with favorites ranging from Hawaiian to Korean, and from street food to meatballs. Even better? Being joined by July’s newcomers, Barroluco and Cousins Maine Lobster.


Fright Nite Friday with Fritz: Jaws

Friday, July 12 | 7:30 pm
Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St

In the summer of 1975, people talking were talking about Columbus’ local legend Fritz the Nite Owl and a campy movie named Jaws. Both are back and as good as ever. Join us in the wayback machine for a re-creation of Night Owl Theater featuring Fritz himself, along with retro commercials, hokey special effects, and of course, a great white shark nicknamed Bruce.


Art Explorations

Saturday, July 13 | 1:00 pm
Lazarus Building, OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 W Town St

Got kids ages 4 to 11? Bring ’em here for an informative and interactive arts experience that introduces them to art and the appreciation for it. Together, you and the kids can create artistic masterpieces of your own making in a gallery-style setting.


Picnic with the Pops: Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx

Saturday, July 13 | 8:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

If you’ve got “Too Much Time On My Hands,” Come Sail Away” with your “Babe” for the “Best of Times” with “Mr. Roboto” and one of the most iconic voices of 1970s American rock band, Styx. Founding member and frontman Dennis DeYoung is taking the stage as Arnie Roth conducts the Columbus (rock) Symphony.


Moonlight Market

Saturday, July 13 | 6:00 pm
Gay Street District, 1 Gay St

Your perfect evening starts on Gay Street. Shop merchants and markets. Dine in or out. Be entertained and regaled. Moonlight Market offers five hours of shopping, stopping, strolling, and other festival-style enjoyment. Great for a Downtown date night. Fun for families. Something for everyone.


Destroyers vs. Albany

Sunday, July 14 | 3:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd

Here’s your last chance to catch the Columbus Destroyers at home for the 2019 season. So, get your football fix with this fast-paced, all-out race to the endzone. Cheer on our own Arena League team as they attempt take the Albany Empire down a notch from their #1 conference standing. 


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