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What To Do This Week: September 16-22

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What To Do This Week

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While away the last full week of summer with activities and events in Downtown Columbus that are surely worth your time. Here’s what to check out this week.


Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

Wednesday, September 17 | 7:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd

The Columbus Blue Jackets are back in a pre-season opener against the Buffalo Sabres. With the Blue Jackets coming off the highest-scoring season in franchise history, and the Sabres basking in the glow of their major comeback, this just may be an anything-goes kind of game. Oh, for the love of hockey.


Dear Evan Hansen

Wed-Sun, September 17-22 | Hours Vary
Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St

The kudos just keep coming for the national tour of this Tony® Award-winning musical about a socially awkward 17-year-old finding his way through school – and life. Topical, touching, and timeless, Dear Evan Hansen manages to make magic out of the maudlin with a message that goes straight to the heart.


Night Market

Friday, September 20 | 6:00 pm
North Market, 59 Spruce St

Hang out late at the North Market for a European-and Asian-inspired indoor-outdoor market, featuring extended hours from select merchants and handmade wares from visiting vendors. There’s also music and giveaways from C102.5, family-friendly games and activities – all for free – plus beer, wine, and cocktail tickets for purchase.


Jameson Rodgers

Friday, September 20 | 6:00 pm
The Bluestone, 583 E Broad St

Rolling Stone magazine says if you like Eric Church, you’ll love this Mississippi-born country artist. A relative newcomer, Jameson Rodgers is making a name for himself with sold-out shows throughout the Midwest and across the South. Concert goers can expect a mix of musical storytelling, rock grit, and electro-pop instrumentation.


Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday, September 21 | 2:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd

Bring on a little pre-season rivalry! It’s the Blue Jackets turn to pull off a victory against five-time Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. With lineup shake-ups on both sides, these teams have something to prove – to themselves and to each other. How lucky for the fans.



Saturday, September 21 | 7:00 pm
The Basement, 391 Neil Ave

This indie-pop duo’s music has a seamless flow and effortless rhythm that, perhaps, comes only from two musicians who’ve known each other since grade school. Having recently released their first full-length album in five years, fans will appreciate an evening marked by upbeat tempos, quirky vocals, and what one reviewer calls a “perfect balance of modern and retro sonics.”


Tyler, The Creator

Sunday, September 22 | 5:30 pm
EXPRESS LIVE!, 405 Neil Ave

This rapper, singer, songwriter, and designer has been called everything from “a cockroach-vomiting goblin” to “crazy talented.” Critics, however, are singing the praises of more vulnerable lyrics and soulful expressions coming from this always-evolving artist. But it’s Tyler, The Creator’s showmanship and spirited performances that make this a gotta-see show for fans.

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