Looking for something different to do? We have 8 memorable ways to spend your time in Downtown Columbus this week.
Monday, September 30 | 7:00 pm
Platform Beer Co., 408 N 6th St
This is your last chance, trivia lovers, to play four, fast-paced, buzzer-based rounds of quizzery at Platform Brewing this season. Each winning team receives a $10 gift card – plus bragging rights. And who can put a price on that?
Wednesday, October 2 | 7:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 Nationwide Blvd
After a long hiatus, these modern masters of rock and roll are back – together, on tour, and in their home state. Known for mixed vocal effects and layered guitar sounds, they’ve added a few extra guitar players to replicate the album sounds. Special guest, Modest Mouse.
Wednesday, October 2 | 9:00 pm
The Walrus, 143 E Main St
Forget your worries, your inner critic, and your performance anxiety. Come to karaoke night to drink, eat, and sing. Pick your song, follow the lyrics, and belt it out. And don’t be surprised if your friends – and a room full of strangers – join in.
Thursday, October 3 | 7:00 pm
National Veterans Memorial Museum, 300 W Broad St
Hear the real-life stories of the soldiers depicted in the movie, Black Hawk Down. The heroes who were in Somalia in 1993 for the 18-hour firefight will share their battlefield experiences – and the lessons learned.
Friday, October 4 | 7:00 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd
Biscuits will be flying, chirps will be going, and flows will be flowing at this season’s home opening game. Grab a brew, a bite, and a buddy for this on-the-ice battle between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tuesday, October 4 | 2:00 pm
OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 W Town St
Get a top-down view of Downtown Columbus from the spectacular rooftop garden, and a bottom-up look at what it took to transform a historic building into a green one. Tour the Urban Arts Space’s current exhibition, too.
Saturday, October 5 | 5:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S Grant Ave
Family genealogy can be complicated, especially if you want to trace it. Nationally known genealogist Tony Burroughs joins Ohio Genealogical Society Librarian Tom Neel to share where and how to research your family tree. This free, all-day event includes talks, tours, and activities.
Sunday, October 6 | 7:00 pm
Jo Ann Davidson Theater, Riffe Center, 77 S High St
Join Joel Hodgen and cast for a hilarious evening of jokes, riffs, sketches, and songs inspired by Hodgen’s Peabody Award-winning TV comedy show. Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete with a cheesy movie or two. And this one’s got ’em.
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