The arts and the artful take center stage in Downtown Columbus. Bring your sense of wonder to this awe-inspiring week of events.
Mumford & Sons Delta Tour
7:30 pm | Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.
You want banjo, you get banjo from the folksy English band, Mumford & Sons. Columbus is an early stop on their 60-date world tour that features what the band calls “radical” music from their fourth and most recent album, Delta. The performance also includes opening act Cat Power and a 360-degree line of sight, thanks to the in-the-round stage.
NHL Hockey: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins
7:00 pm | Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.
This anything-can-happen face-off between the Columbus Blue Jackets and six-time Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins guarantees just one thing: A fantastic game on ice. The Bruins may be the oldest team in the U.S. but the last time these two teams met, the Jackets took it by 1 in OT. Here’s to a repeat performance.
2 pm | Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, 215 N. 4th St.
Pucker up craft beer aficionados, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing’s exclusive two-hour taste and tour of their sour-style beers is for novice and hard-core sour beer fans alike. Enjoy a brief history lesson on the origins and makings of different styles of sours, a guided tasting of 5 sour beers, and a complimentary tour of the brewery’s sour section, The Mangrove.
COSI After Dark: Mythic Creatures
6:00 pm | COSI, 333 W. Broad St.
Dragons, unicorns and mermaids, oh my! Fantastical beings of the sky, earth and sea come to life in this adults-only evening featuring the American Museum of Natural History’s Mythic Creatures exhibition. Guests will enjoy themed activities, a cash bar and concessions, and the rest of COSI – without the kids.
Thursday Night Live!
6:30 pm | Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
Jumpstart your weekend with live indie music that’s totally unexpected and altogether enthralling. The Carpe Diem String Quartet will seize the night with a not-to-be-missed concert featuring everything from jazz to pop and classical to crossover.
Nordic Myths Festival
8:00 pm | Ohio Theater, 39 E. State St.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting and passionate beauty of Norse legend and mythology during a masterful performance from the Columbus Symphony. This compelling musical evening celebrates Nordic tradition through the immortal sounds of an operatic prelude, piano concerto and poetic suite.