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An aerial view of the Columbus Arts Festival, set to take place this year June 12 through 14. Credit: Courtesy of Greater Columbus Arts Council

Arts fest and burlesque among list of things to do in Columbus this week

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The 54th edition of the Columbus Arts Festival hits downtown this weekend. But there are plenty of other ways — from a strip tease to market fleas — to stay entertained as well.

Thursday, June 11

  • Food Truck Food Court, (every Thursday through September) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Columbus Commons. 160 S. High St. Free admission. 10 food trucks to purchase from. http://columbuscommons.org/happenings/food-trucks/
  • Free Pool with Student I.D. (every Tuesday and Thursday), 2 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Suzi-Cue, 1950 N. 4th St.
    http://suzi-cue.com/index.php/news-events
  • Easton Farmers Market, (every Thursday through August),  4 to 7 p.m. at Easton Town Square. 160 Easton Town Center. Admission is free. Push that campus food aside for the summer. Come out and enjoy fresh Ohio-grown produce. http://www.eastontowncenter.com/listing/agenttype/view/propertyid/343/easton-farmers-market–events.aspx
  • Thirsty Thursday & Karaoke, 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Oldfield’s North Fourth Tavern. 1571 N. 4th St. Karaoke and $3 Long Islands and Pabst Blue Ribbon tall boys.
    http://www.oldfieldsosu.com/events
  • Paging Columbus: Hide and Seek, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Urban Arts Space. 50 W. Town St., Suite 130. Admission is free. Hannah Stephenson, poet and instructor, will lead this monthly literary event designed to help break our creative locals out of their shells and embrace individuality. http://artsinitiative.osu.edu/events/paging-columbus-9

 

Friday, June 12

  • Fitness Yoga, (every Friday), 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Easton Town Square. 160 Easton Town Center. Admission is free and is open to ages 13 and up. Already stressing out about summer classes? Avoid those forehead wrinkles that college brings and practice your downward-facing dog with this class. http://www.eastontowncenter.com/listing/agenttype/view/propertyid/344/fitness-yoga–events.aspx
  • EDITORS’ PICK: Columbus Arts Festival, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Bicentennial Park/Downtown. 233 Civic Center Drive. Free admission. Venture downtown to see Columbus’ own riverfront used as an outdoor art gallery that will hold the creations of our nation’s top artists. While enjoying the art, you will also experience a variety of local food, live music, art activities and much more. The event will go on June 12 through 14. http://columbusarts.com/details.php?id=100523&type=e
  • Book to Film Series: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gateway Film Center. 1550 N. High St. Admission is free with any library card. The Gateway Film Center continues its program of showing a film inspired by a well-liked book. http://gatewayfilmcenter.com/featured_film_series/book-to-film/
  • Oklahoma Joe’s Pulled Pork (every Friday), 5 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday. 1978 Summit St. Every Friday night Ruby’s cooks its signature pulled pork in a smoker outside the bar.
    http://www.rubytuesdaylive.com/

 

Saturday, June 13

  • Weekend Brunch, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Every Saturday) at Ethyl and Tank. 19 E. 13th Ave. Nurse the weekend’s wounds with an expanded breakfast menu and a self-serve bloody mary bar. http://www.ethylandtank.com/
  • Trash to Treasures Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Olde Towne East. 734 Oak St. Admission is free. Walk around the surrounding neighborhoods and dig for cheap treasures that will spruce up your college space. https://www.facebook.com/events/811790072237460/
  • Pre-Festival Park Cleanup (Part I), 9 a.m. to noon at Goodale Park. 120 W. Goodale St. Admission is free. Help your community get ready for festivals at Goodale Park like the Columbus Pride Festival and Parade and Community Festival by cleaning up the park. https://www.facebook.com/events/912797778763666/
  • Ohio Proud Summer Harvest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Easton Town Square. 160 Easton Town Center. Admission is free. We go to The Ohio State University, so most of you guys have some Ohio love. Well now’s the time to show it. Come out to this festival and show love for Ohio while snacking on various locally grown foods. http://eastonway.com/EventsShopping/ohio-proud-summer-harvest/
  • Columbus Arts Festival, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Bicentennial Park/Downtown. 233 Civic Center Drive. Free admission. Venture downtown to see Columbus’ own riverfront used as an outdoor art gallery that will hold the creations of our nation’s top artists. While enjoying the art, you will also experience a variety of local food, live music, art activities and much more. The event will go on June 12 through June 14. http://columbusarts.com/details.php?id=100523&type=e
  • The Moonlight Market, 6 to 11 p.m. on Gay Street. Admission is free. Mosey on down Gay Street and shop for unique items like handmade jewelry and vintage T-shirts. http://www.moonlightmarketcolumbus.com/
  • EDITORS’ PICK: Summit Street Striptease, Doors open at 8 p.m., Show starts at 10:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday. 1978 Summit St. Admission is $10 or $7 if you bring a friend. Must be 18 years or older. Ooh-La-Las Burlesque, Columbus’ longest running burlesque dance company, features women in burlesque get-up showing what their mamas gave em’ through performances in either a classic era, modern, comedic and theatrical setting. https://www.facebook.com/TheOohLaLas/info?tab=page_info
  • World Naked Bike Ride, 10:30 p.m. at 400 W. Rich St. Admission is free. Volunteer with fellow community members to show your support for three causes: cyclists and their vulnerability to cars, decreasing oil use and automobile transportation, and throwing away the typical beauty standard by celebrating all body types. You need to bring a bike, bike lock, lights, and ID. http://wnbrcolumbus.org/

 

Sunday, June 14

  • Weekend Brunch, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Every Sunday) at Ethyl and Tank. 19 E. 13th Ave. Nurse the weekend’s wounds with an expanded breakfast menu and a self-serve bloody mary bar.
    http://www.ethylandtank.com/
  • Market Flea Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Market’s outdoor pavilion. 59 Spruce St. Admission is free. Looking for more unique or vintage items at a discounted price? Take advantage of those lazy Sundays and head on down to this flea market. http://www.northmarket.com/activities-events/events-calendar/agenttype/view/propertyid/230/market-flea-sundays-sponsored-by-cd1025–events.aspx
  • Columbus Arts Festival, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bicentennial Park/Downtown. 233 Civic Center Drive. Free admission. Venture downtown to see Columbus’ own riverfront used as an outdoor art gallery that will hold the creations of our nation’s top artists. While enjoying the art, you will also experience a variety of local food, live music, art activities and much more. The event will go on June 12 through June 14. http://columbusarts.com/details.php?id=100523&type=e
  • Next@Wex Fest: Belle and Sebastian, 5:30 p.m. at LC Pavilion. 405 Neil Ave. Next@Wex Fest features indie pop band Belle and Sebastian w/ support from Jungle and Son Lux. Tickets are $40.60, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster.
    http://wexarts.org/performing-arts/nextwex-fest-belle-and-sebastian

 

Monday, June 15

  • Meatless Mondays, 8 to 11 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 1555 W. Lane Ave. Admission is $8. Fill both your plate and belly with a variety of meatless foods. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=1995281
  • Nerd Night, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Ruby Tuesday. 1978 Summit St. Admission is $1 for 18 years and older. Need a space to nerd out with your anime side? Ruby Tuesday welcomes you with their nerdcore DJ’s, bands, movie showings and video game exhibitions. http://nerdnight.animepunch.org/

Tuesday, June 16

  • Remnant: Residual Remainder, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hopkins Hall Gallery. 128 N. Oval Mall. Admission is free. Hillary Nicole Reed, OSU graduate teaching associate and student, will direct a picnic influenced by photographic printing. Attendees will have lunch on a piece of sensitised fabric that leaves imprints behind. Each attendee will see their prints and a discussion will be held by Reed after the lunch to discuss the prints. http://hhg.osu.edu/exhibitions/remnant-residual-reminder
  • Columbus Zoo Animals (every Tuesday in June and July), noon to 1 p.m. at Easton Town Center, 1 Easton Oval. Admission is free. http://www.eastontowncenter.com/listing/agenttype/view/propertyid/1095/columbus-zoo-animals–events.aspx
  • Half-off Drinks all night, Fourth Street Bar & Grill. 1810 N. 4th St. http://fourthstreetcolumbus.com/calendar/
  • All you can eat wings (every Tuesday), 4 to 8 p.m. at The Ugly Tuna Saloona, 1546 N. High St. Fee is $10.95, save $2 with a BuckID. https://www.facebook.com/uglytuna
  • Pre-Festival Park Cleanup (Part II), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Goodale Park. 120 W. Goodale St. Help your community get ready for festivals at Goodale Park like the Columbus Pride Festival and Parade and Community Festival by cleaning up the park. https://www.facebook.com/events/912797778763666/
  • Hozier, 6 p.m. at LC Pavilion. 405 Neil Ave. Support from folk-rock band Dawes. Tickets are $48.55, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://hozier.com/live/
  • New Kids on the Block, 6 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. The Main Event Tour features New Kids on the Block with support from TLC and Nelly. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, starting at $26.30, fees included.
    http://nkotb.com/events
  • Movies by Moonlight, dusk (about 9:30 p.m.) at Easton Town Square. 160 Easton Town Center. Admission is free. Bring your significant other, family, or friend to watch a movie under the stars. Don’t forget buttery movie popcorn! This week they will be showing “Father of the Bride.” http://www.eastontowncenter.com/listing/agenttype/view/propertyid/347/movies-by-moonlight–events.aspx

 

Wednesday, June 17

  • Sounds on the Town, (every Wednesday through August), 6 to 9 p.m. at Easton Town Center. 160 Easton Town Center. Admission is free. Walk around Easton every Wednesday until August 26 to hear a mix of local, regional, and national jazz musicians.
    http://www.eastontowncenter.com/listing/agenttype/view/propertyid/83/sounds-on-the-town-concert-series–events.aspx
  • Hinder, 7 p.m. at the Newport Music Hall. 1722 N. High St. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. http://hindermusic.com
  • Swingin’ Wednesdays, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar. 2871 Olentangy River Road. Admission is $3, free with valid college ID. 18 years and older. Take a break from bumpin’ and grindin’ at Midway and come out swingin’ and yee-hawin’ instead. Beginner swing dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/428318990666815/
  • Half-off Appetizers all night, Fourth Street Bar & Grill. 1810 N. 4th St. http://fourthstreetcolumbus.com/calendar/
  • Free Pool & Trivi-oke, 9 p.m. to midnight at Ruby Tuesday. 1978 Summit St. http://www.rubytuesdaylive.com/
  • Whisky Wednesday & Trivia, Oldfield’s North Fourth Tavern. 1571 N. 4th St. http://www.oldfieldsosu.com/events

 
To find more things to do in Columbus, visit thelantern.com/events.

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