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What to Do This Week: May 20-26

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What To Do This Week

Pearl Market Attraction in Downtown Columbus

If you’re into things that are fresh, original and extraordinary, here’s a whole week of it – right here in Downtown Columbus.


Time Warp + It Goes Beyond the Face

Mon-Sun, May 20-26 | Hours Vary
Cultural Arts Center, 139 E Main St

Experience a cauldron of multicultural expression in this gallery of work from studio artist Boisali Biswa. Combining Western styles and techniques with the traditional artforms of her India homeland, Biswa’s art is at once personal and purposeful, as well as uniting and universal.

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Columbus Clippers

Tues-Friday & Sun, May 21-24 & 26 | Hours Vary
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park

You and up to 10,000 of your closet friends can cheer on our hometown heroes, the Columbus Clippers at one of the most magnificent ballparks in the country. First, the Clippers take on the Toledo Mud Hens. Then, they battle the Indianapolis Indians. From celebrities to fireworks to live music, there’s something special to accompany every home game.

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Your Country Needs You Yet to Fight the Battles of Peace

Tuesday, May 21 | 7:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave

The Columbus Historical Society presents this riveting lecture from PhD candidate Julie M. Powell about the contribution of World War I veterans to modern medicine for today’s military men and women. Powell will take you on a journey back to the early 20th century, sharing how the U.S.  approached veteran rehabilitation and re-education – and it may not be what you think. Registration is free and requested.

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Pearl Market

Friday, May 24 | 10:30 am
Pearl Market, 31 E. Gay St.

It’s opening day for one of Columbus’ longest-running farmers’ markets. Since 1991, local farmers and artisans have set up shop in the heart of Downtown, sharing their bounty of fruits, veggies, baked goods, flowers, coffee, soaps, and more. Shop every Tuesday and Friday from May to October.

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by Liang

Fri-Sun, May 24-26 | Hours Vary
Davidson Theater at the Riffe Center, 77 S High St

If you’ve never seen unrelated, short stories in ballet form (aka “mixed rep”), this is the one to see. Featuring the favorite choreography of BalletMet’s own Artistic Director Edwaard Liang, each dance has a unique vibe and intensity. Liang is a former New York City Ballet dancer and Emmy® Award winner who drew inspiration for some of this work from the most unlikely of places – a snow globe from Russia.

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Family Fun Day + Movie Night

Saturday, May 25 | 4:00 pm (Movie @ 8:15)
Columbus Commons, 160 S High Street

Carousel rides, facing painting, crafts, and other kid-friendly fun. What could be better than free day for the family? Sticking around for a free outdoor movie featuring Ralph Breaks the Internet, that’s what. $5 gets kids into every available inflatable.

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Leather and Lace: A Musical Tribute to the Women of Rock

Sunday, May 26 | 6:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High Street

No ticket required. Blanket and chair optional. This free concert event presented by Shadowbox Live® celebrates some of the most influential women in the music business: the hard-working women of rock-and-roll. Be sure to bring a few bucks for food and drink concessions, too.

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