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What to Do This Week: October 14-20

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What To Do This Week


Nothing beats a week of all your favorite things. And here they are – all in Downtown Columbus this week.


Kevin Gates: I’m Him Tour

Wednesday, October 16 | 6:30 pm
EXPRESS LIVE! 405 Neil Ave

Known as a rapper’s rapper, Louisiana-born Kevin Gates delivers music his way: deep, raw, and intense. Along with the gruff and lyrical Gates, concertgoers will also see performances from YK Osiris, Rod Wave, and SDoT Fresh.


Night Market at North Market

Friday, October 18 | 6:00 pm
North Market, 59 Spruce St

Grab some fun-loving friends and high tail it over to the Market’s outdoor plaza for this last-one-of-the-season event. Enjoy afterhours shopping, music, games, and giveaways – all for free. Buy a drink ticket and enjoy a beer, glass of wine, or Watershed Distillery specialty cocktail.


Haunted Statehouse Tours 

Fri-Sat, October 18-19 | 7:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square

Get your family-friendly fright on with a lantern-lit tour of the darkened hallways and chambers of the Capitol City’s Statehouse. Led by costumed guides, you’ll discover lore and legend along with a ghostly apparition or two. Boo!


Sip & Shop Saturday

Saturday, October 19 | 1:00 pm
Hills Market, 95 N Grant Ave

What starts with $1 sipping samples of specially selected wines and ends with a nibble from a palate-cleansing spread of cheese and cracker? A delightful Saturday afternoon at Hills Market Downtown.


Disney Concerts: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Saturday, October 19 | 8:00 pm
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St

Follow the misadventures of the iconic Jack Skellington in this stop-motion animated fantasy film, made even more magical with a live performance of the Danny Elfman score, courtesy of the Columbus Symphony. Rated PG.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon

Sunday, October 20 | 7:30 am
North Bank Park, 311 W Long St

Runners, walkers, and spectators, this is the 40th anniversary of one of the largest running events in the country. Fast and exciting, the marathon draws some 15,000 participants from almost every state and from around the world. Sideline cheerleaders welcome.


Sunlight Market

Sunday, October 20 | 11:00 am
Gay Street District, 1 E Gay St

It’s the season finale of this outdoor market, featuring coffee, brunch, shopping, and entertainment. Browse among nearly 50 pop-up vendors and sidewalk artisans. Plus, pop into any of the open retail shops for special Market-day promotions.


An Evening with David Sedaris

Sunday, October 20 | 3:00 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St

American humorist and author David Sedaris is bringing his sardonic wit to the live stage. Before an audience Q&A and book signing, Sedaris will regale listeners with colorful stories and keen observations of the human condition.