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10 Exciting Events Happening in Columbus This Weekend

Blog10 Exciting Events Happening in Columbus This Weekend

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a history buff, a theater aficionado, or a music lover, Columbus has something special for you this weekend. From cultural discussions to musical performances and family-friendly activities, here are ten events you won’t want to miss:

1. Arnold Sports Festival

  • Date: February 28 – March 3
  • Location: Columbus Convention Center and Various Locations
  • Details: The Arnold Sports Festival is taking place in Columbus this weekend, offering a plethora of sports competitions, health expos, and fitness events. Even if you’re not participating, it’s a fantastic opportunity to witness world-class athletes in action.

2. Author Discussion: “No Better Time”

  • Date: Thursday, February 29
  • Location: Gramercy Books of Bexley
  • Details: Join author Sheila Williams as she discusses and signs her historical novel, “No Better Time,” which sheds light on the significant contribution of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion during World War II.

3. Theater Production: “Skeleton Crew”

  • Date: Thursday, February 29 – Sunday, March 17
  • Location: Studio Two, Riffe Center
  • Details: Experience the gripping drama of “Skeleton Crew,” which follows four Detroit auto plant workers navigating the uncertainties of the 2008 recession. Preview performances begin this weekend.

4. Ohio State University Theater: “Silent Sky”

  • Date: Thursday, February 29 – March 8
  • Location: Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building
  • Details: Delve into the inspiring story of Henrietta Leavitt in “Silent Sky,” a captivating drama presented by the Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.

5. Musical: “Beauty and the Beast”

  • Date: Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3
  • Location: Palace Theatre
  • Details: Enjoy the enchanting tale of “Beauty and the Beast” while supporting a noble cause. Proceeds from this Broadway-quality production go towards benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

6. Film Screening: “Drift”

  • Date: Friday, March 1
  • Location: Gateway Film Center
  • Details: Catch the compelling character study “Drift,” starring Cynthia Erivo, as it opens at Gateway Film Center. Experience a moving narrative of resilience and human connection.

7. Early Music Columbus: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

  • Date: Friday, March 1
  • Location: Mees Hall, Capital University
  • Details: Immerse yourself in the rich sounds of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra as they present “Passions Revealed,” a program featuring 18th-century classics.

8. Family Musical: “Finding Nemo Junior”

  • Date: Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 10
  • Location: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center
  • Details: Dive into the underwater world of Nemo with this delightful musical adaptation performed by a talented cast of students in grades 4-8.

9. New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerts

  • Date: Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3
  • Location: McCoy Center for the Arts
  • Details: Embark on a musical journey with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra as they present aviation-themed concerts narrated by WBNS-TV news anchor Angela An.

10. Family Evening at Columbus Museum of Art

  • Date: Saturday, March 2
  • Location: Columbus Museum of Art
  • Details: Join the celebration of the late Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s legacy with “CMA Comes Alive: Aminah’s Playhouse!” Enjoy art activities, music, and more in a family-friendly atmosphere.

With so much happening in Columbus this weekend, there’s no excuse for staying indoors. Get out there and make some memories!

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