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What To Do This Week: June 24 - 30

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What To Do This Week


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Want to have fun? Don’t like to make plans? We’ve gotcha covered. Here’s your summer fun list for this week in Downtown Columbus.

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Monday, June 24 | 7:05 pm
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln

Ten cents gets you a Sugardale hot dog. And, ten to one, you’re gonna have fun. Why? ’Cause it’s Dime-A-Dog Night as our hometown heroes, the Columbus Clippers face their in-state foe, the Toledo Mud Hens. Even better, the Clippers are ahead of their rivals in the International League West standings.


Artist Voices: Creations from Columbus Recreation & Parks Community Center

Mon-Tue, June 24-29 | Hours Vary
Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 W Main St

Believe art can change the world? Then come to the Loft Gallery for an exhibition featuring the works of emerging young artists. Created during art classes at 29 different community centers, these pre-K through teen artists are sharing an expressive collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and pottery.


Thurber House Summer Literary Picnics: Kaira Rouda

Wednesday, June 26 | 5:30 pm
Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave

Good books, good food, and good friends converge on the lawn of the Thurber House as author Kaira Rouda comes back home to Columbus to share from her second psychological thriller, The Favorite Daughter. Always a crowd-pleaser, Rouda will talk, read, and sign books. And, of course, the Thurber House will be open for your touring pleasure.


Nightlight 614: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Thursday, June 27 | 7:30 pm
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St

Chill out surrounded by Downtown Columbus’ captivating cityscape and among your 21-and-over friends, neighbors, and coworkers. This low-key outdoor movie event starts with music, food trucks, wine, and craft beer, and ends with an under-the-stars showing of this highly popular fun flick starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.


Friday Karaoke Fun

Friday, June 28 | 8:00 pm
The Three Legged Mare, 401 N Front St, #150

Try it, you'll like it. you’ll like it. The beer and the karaoke, that is. Hosted by Excesss Karaoke (it’s not just karaoke, it’s a party!) and sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company, get a buck off any of their beers during the show. Don’t do karaoke? Then, dare a friend.


Commons for Kids: Go Green and Get Outdoors Day

Friday, June 28 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Kids sending you up the wall over summer break? Your turn. Send them up our vertical wall to see how high they can run. Or, let them get down and dirty, as they learn how to plant favorite fruits and veggies. Face painting, archery, and axe throwing (yep, for real), are all on tap. Bonus: The Peach Truck is making a stop at the Commons from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.


Picnic with the Pops: Patriotic Pops

Saturday, June 29 | 8:00 pm
Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Ah. The sights and sounds of freedom. And this is how it’s done: The United States Air Force Band of Flight from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, American Top 40 patriotic favorites, rousing Sousa marches (including The Stars and Stripes Forever), and a dazzling display of fireworks. 


Topiary Park Summer Movie Series: The Shawshank Redemption

Saturday, June 29 | 8:00 pm
The Topiary Park, 480 E Town St

It's been 25 years since this made-in-Ohio film made its debut. See it for the first time or again (free!) as this annual book-to-film series kicks off its 2019 season. This classic film features Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and a host of other unforgettable character actors. Bring your own snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs.