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What to Do This Week: October 28-November 3 - Halloween Edition

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What To Do This Week

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Whether or not you’re into Halloween, you’re still going to find plenty of fall fun in Downtown Columbus this week. (Costumes optional, but not required.)



Mon-Sun, Oct 28-Nov 3 | 11:00 am
OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 W Town St

Find what speaks to you among the many works presented by 22 artists who happen to be art educators, too. This free art exhibit invites goers to explore transference of meaning as influenced by both universal concepts and individual points of view. Don’t miss this week’s artist conversation with Michael Mercil and Jacklyn Brickman on Wednesday, October 30 at 2:30 pm.


Halloween Wine Tasting

Tuesday, October 29 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Serendipity Labs, 21 E State St

Sip a total of 10 samples (11 for those in costume) of some very special wines amidst a backdrop of scary skeletons, playful pumpkins, and an all-Halloween playlist. Grab a bite before or after, or bring your own snacks. Vote for your favorite costume, get a chance to win a bottle of wine.


Russian Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

Tuesday, October 29 | 7:30 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St

Let yourself be transported to another place and time with this splendid re-telling of a classic German fairytale. This all-new production features lavish costumes, special effects makeup from an award-winning artist, hand-painted sets, and take-your-breath-away performances.


2019 Finale: Food Truck Food Court

Thursday, October 31 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Round out your Halloween week with some good things to eat. This is the last Food Truck Food Court of the year and, perhaps, the last vestiges of outdoor lunching. The eight regulars will be there, of course, along Maanas and The Redwood Wagon.


The Color of Science

Friday, November 1 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
COSI, 333 W Broad St

Want proof that science is for – and by – everyone? Register for this free evening featuring a diverse panel of local scientists and engineers. Listen and learn about the contributions of women and persons of color to modern science. Meet-and-greet, internationally inspired appetizers, and cash bar included.


The Romantic Cello: Masterworks 3

Fri-Sat, November 1-2 | 7:30 pm
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St

Be enthralled by a trifecta of passion, beauty, and artistic expression. This rarely performed masterwork features Elgar’s Cello Concerto, three of Diego Velazquez most famous paintings, and Brahm’s Symphony No. 3.


Black Violin

Sunday, November 3 | 7:30 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St

Experience the groundbreaking sounds of this world-class, classically trained duo. Violist Will Baptiste and violinist Kev Marcus fuse traditional strings with hip-hop grooves for a musical performance that transcends race, gender, and genre.


Japanese House

Sunday, November 3 | 6:00 pm
A&R Music Bar, 391 Neil Ave

Get swept up in the melancholic musings of British artist Amber Bain, a self-described “harmony-based, guitar-y alternative pop” artist. With songs rooted in relationships gone wrong, stirred with emotion, and shaken by loss, her performances are at once both rich and raw.