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What To Do This Week: September 23-29

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What To Do This Week

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From traditional to budget-friendly to flat-out fantastic, fall fun arrives in Downtown Columbus this week.


Twisted 3

Thu-Sun, September 26-29 | Hours Vary
Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St

Celebrate 50 years of CAPA with Ballet Met, the Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus. This can’t-miss performing arts event features three performances on just one stage.  Show-goers get to take in the premier of a new ballet, a theatrically immersive rendition of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, and a comedic one-act opera, Gianni Schicchi. Cheers, CAPA!


Composition Poetry Night

Thursday, September 26 | 9:00 pm
BurgerIM, 121 S High St

Ten bucks gets you in front of the mic. So, show off whatcha got – as long as it’s a poem, song, rap, or stand-up bit. This is the place where words are meant to be heard. Free parking at the Riffe Center.


COSI Family Friday Night

Friday, September 27 | 5:00 pm
COSI, 333 W Broad St

Break out of your Friday-night rut. Save money (and possibly your sanity) by letting the kids roam all 320,000 square feet of this world-class science center. Enjoy themed activities and 300+ interactive experiences, too. Not so ordinary, huh?


Cartoon Crossroads (CXC) Columbus

Sat-Sun, September 28-29 | 11:00 am
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave

This is like Comic-Con, Columbus style. Interact with world-class cartoon storytellers, animators, and creators. Find inspiration – not to mention comic books, graphic novels, original art, and more. Then, learn from 135 or so comics-makers at one of many workshops, readings, signings, and panel discussions.


Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 28 | 12:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Forget pumpkin spice blah, blah, blah. This is the real deal: a full-fledged pumpkin patch on the Commons. There’s also games, crafts, inflatables, and all kinds of kid-friendly fall fun. Just $5 gets kids into the inflatables and pumpkin patch; everything else is free.


Columbus Water Lantern Festival

Saturday, September 28 | 4:30 pm
Scioto Mile Promenade, 233 S Civic Center Dr

Look for happiness and hope to shine bright on this fall night. The annual festival featuring floating lanterns made by friends and neighbors is back. Let the evening begin with fun, food, and music. Then, design your own lantern before joining the grand finale: the lighted lantern launch on the Scioto.


Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019

Saturday, September 28 | 7:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd

Miranda Lambert headlines this all-female performance with special guests Elle King, Pistol Annies, and Tenille Townes. Known for putting it all out there, Lambert’s show is expected to feature straight-up, awesome music and a rock-the-house performance that’ll turn ordinary fans into die-hard fanatics.


Columbus Blue Jackets Pre-Season Home Game Finale

Sunday, September 29 | 5:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd

It’s the Columbus Blue Jackets versus the St. Louis Blues in this final pre-season home game at the Ice Haus. So, what if the Blues were the 2019 Stanley Cup® champs? This is Columbus, where “We are the 5th line!” and the Blue Jackets are fixing for a faceoff.

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