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What to Do This Week: June 3 - 9

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What To Do This Week

Downtown Columbus Riverfront

It’s been said that every summer has its own story. Start writing yours in Downtown Columbus this week with these good, magical, and memorable things to do.


Wake Up with the Commons

Tuesday, June 4 | 7:00 am
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

It’s an age-old breakfast conundrum: bagel or doughnut? We say both! Treat yourself and your colleagues to a Tuesday morning pick-me-up featuring some of the city’s best bagels, doughnuts, and coffee. And if you take a few minutes to enjoy yours on the Commons lawn before sharing with your coworkers? All the better.

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Finding Neverland

Tue-Thu, June 4-6 | Hours Vary
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St

This wildly acclaimed prequel to Peter Pan promises to deliver a spellbinding musical experience for the entire family. Featuring an original score and playful choreography, critics have called this Broadway theatrical event a “mesmerizing spectacle.”

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Harmony Project Presents: The Concert for Community

Thursday, June 6 | 7:30 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Sunset in the park gets even better, thanks to the harmonious sounds of the Columbus Children’s Choir followed by a 500-voice community chorus and 40 local musical artists. Free admission. Tickets required. Bring your own lawn chair.

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Lazarus Building Rooftop Tour

Friday, June 7 | 11:00 am
Urban Arts Space, 50 W Town St

Relish the dazzling views of Downtown as you tour this lush and living roof located atop one of our city’s most iconic structures. Included in the tour is a guided look at the current art exhibition, Visual Depiction of the Human Condition, featuring fine arts sculpture and glass. You’ll also hear insider secrets about the sustainable green elements of the redeveloped Lazarus Building.

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Columbus Destroyers vs. Atlantic City

Friday, June 7 | 7:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd


Cheer on the Destroyers as they fight for a comeback-win against the Blackjacks. After a hard loss to Atlantic City in the last matchup, this game is sure to have more than its fair share of drives, rushes, and high scores. Destroyers for the win!

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It’s All Been Done Radio Hour

Saturday, June 8 | 5:00 pm
MadLab Theater, 227 N 3rd St

Geek out on this modern twist on an old-timey radio serial. Live yet scripted, this comedy program’s been called a Cbus Top Pick and Best Hidden Gem. So, expect the unexpected – not to mention guest performers, fan-favorite recurring segments, and funny faux commercials.

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Columbus Arts Festival

Fri-Sun, June 7-9 | Hours Vary
John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr

Art is the star at this 58th annual festival featuring local and national artists from 37 states. Browse, buy, and admire beautiful, inspiring works in a variety of media ranging from glass to wood to fiber. Then eat, drink, and revel your way through the rest of the weekend with street food, local craft brews, and no less than 150 musical, theatrical, and literary performances.

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Riverfest at the Columbus Arts Festival

Sat-Sun, June 8-9 | Hours Vary
John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr

Get ready for some splishin’ and a splashin’ and an on-the-waterfront view of the Downtown skyline with FREE paddle boarding, kayaking, or canoeing. Hit the Arts Festival first, then grab your place in line for this first-come, first-served chance to see some of the most scenic parts of the Scioto River.

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