This is a week for all Columbus citizens to take pride in who they are — whether it’s by strutting their stuff in the Pride parade or by belting out country lyrics about God and freedom. Whatever you take pride in, there’s plenty to do this week in our city.
Thursday, June 18
- 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.
- Easton Farmers Market, 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.
- Best Coast, doors open at 7 p.m. at Newport Music Hall. 1722 N. High St. Opening artist is Bully. Tickets are $24.60, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.bestcoast.net/
- Imagine Dragons, 7:30 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Smoke + Mirrors Tour featuring Imagine Dragons w/ support from Metric and Halsey. Tickets start at $37, fees included, and are available through Ticketmaster. https://www.imaginedragonsmusic.com/tour
- The Evening with Floetry, doors open at 7 p.m. at LC Pavilion. 405 Neil Avenue. Tickets are $57.10, fees included, for reserved first four rows, $41.60 for general admission seating. http://www.promowestlive.com/events/1075
- Melvins, doors open at 8 p.m. at A&R Music Bar. 391 Neil Ave. Opening artist is Le Butcherettes. Tickets are $23.60, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.promowestlive.com/events/916
- Mary Ann Brandt’s “Songs Gays Like”, Doors and drinks at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. at Level Dining Lounge. 700 N. High St. Turn up your Pride festivities with performances not only by Mary Ann Brandt but also by Betty Cracker, DeMonica Hunter, Ashley O’Shea, Tula Tubesucker, and EMCEE June Bugg. http://www.columbuspride.org/events/mary-ann-brandts-songs-gays-like
- Live music, starting at 8:30 to 10:45 p.m. at Ace of Cups. 2169 N. High St. Featuring Nude Art, The High Definitions, Injecting Strangers and Brat Curse. http://aceofcupsbar.com/
- Wex Drive-In, opens at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. at Wexner Center Plaza. 15th Avenue and High St. The Wexner Center brings the good ol’ fashioned drive-in experience to campus once again this summer with “The Darjeeling Limited” as its first showing. http://wexarts.org/film-video/darjeeling-limited
- Live music, 10 p.m. at Rumba Cafe. 2507 Summit St. Are you done ‘shaking it off’ with Taylor Swift? Check out this music set featuring Skarab, Fundamental Sound, Mas Bagua, and Lethal FX. Tickets are $5, under 21 pays additional $2 at door. http://columbusrumbacafe.com/
Friday, June 19
- Fitness Yoga, 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
- Book to Film Series: Paddington, 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/
- EDITORS’ PICK: Columbus Pride Festival, 4 to 11 p.m. at Goodale Park. 120 W. Goodale St. Come out and support 33 years of Pride while enjoying the parade and festival.
- 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.
- Swimwear Fashion Show, 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Axis Club. 775 N. High St. Nick the Gardener, an Ohio local, will strut his stuff alongside Rupaul’s Drag Race and American Idol contestant, Adore Delano, during this show. Tickets are $12 until Friday, $15 at the door. Must be 18 years and older. http://www.columbuspride.org/events/swimwear-fashion-show
- Jaeger Run for Pride 5k, registration at 6 p.m., race starts at 7 p.m. at Goodale Park. 120 W. Goodale St. Get your workout on while supporting Pride during this 5k run. Entry fee is $30. Each runner will receive a Run for Pride t-shirt and wristband. The first 10 male and female runners to finish the race receive a medal and a gift. Pre-register on the website: http://www.runforpride.org/
- The Clarks, doors open at 6:30 p.m. at A&R Music Bar. 391 Neil Ave. Opening artist is Bastard Bearded Irishmen. Tickets are $21.60, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.clarksonline.com/tour/
- The Dream Thieves with Personal Public, doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Newport Music Hall. 1722 North High St. Opening artists include The Battle of Gravelines, New Haven, Second Story Anthem, A Side of Paradise and Subterranean Feedback. Tickets are $14.95, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.promowestlive.com/events/1025
- Cave Singers, doors open at 7 p.m. at The Basement. 391 Neil Ave. Celebrate The Basement’s 10 year anniversary with this artist and opening artist, Motherfolk. Tickets are $12, fees not included.
- Downtown Drive-In, parking starts at 8 p.m., show starts at 9:15 p.m. at North Market. 59 Spruce Street. It’s not Wednesday, but you can still wear pink to this outdoor showing of Mean Girls. We won’t judge. Admission is $18 per car, but you can bike or walk-up to the movie for free. Refreshments will be available by some North Market merchants. http://www.northmarket.com/activities-events/events-calendar/agenttype/view/propertyid/253/downtown-drive-in-mean-girls–events.aspx
- Live music, starting at 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Ace of Cups. 2169 N. High St. Featuring Fingers, Playing to Vapors and Receiver. http://aceofcupsbar.com/
Saturday, June 20
- Weekend Brunch, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Every Saturday and 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/
- Columbus Pride Parade and Festival, parade starts at 11 a.m., festival 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Goodale Park. 120 W. Goodale St. Come out and support 33 years of Pride while enjoying the parade and festival. http://www.columbuspride.org/
- Crafternoons!: Exploring with Materials, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Urban Arts Space. 50 W. Town Street, Suite 130. This monthly event aims to give guests 16 and older a space to express themselves with various craft materials. Admission and use of materials is free. RSVP is required and can be done through this website: http://artsinitiative.osu.edu/events/crafternoons-13
- EDITORS’ PICK: Buckeye Country Superfest, 5 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. 411 Woody Hayes Drive. Country comes to the ‘Shoe with artists like Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, David Nail, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope and Parmalee. Tickets start at $58.55, fees included, and are available through Ticketmaster. http://www.buckeyecountrysuperfest.com/
- Drag-a-Palooza, 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Axis Club. 775 N. High St. Show off your groovy moves at the largest, official after-pride dance party. 18 years and older. Tickets are $15 until June 19. $20 at the door.
- Damien Rice, doors open at 6:30 p.m. at LC Pavilion. 405 Neil Ave. Tickets are $46.10, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. https://tour.damienrice.com/
- Zoofari 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Columbus Zoo. 4850 Powell Road. Enjoy not only the zoo after hours, but sample food and drinks from over 100 Ohio restaurants too. Artists including The Reagonomics, Jason Quicksail, and The Street Players will be performing. Event is 18+ and tickets are $150. https://columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/zoofari
- Live music, starting at 9:30 to 11 p.m. at Ace of Cups. 2169 N. High St. Featuring Lo-Pan, KEN Mode, and Fight Amp. http://aceofcupsbar.com/
- The Big Phat LGBT Party, doors open at 10 p.m. at Newport Music Hall. 1722 N. High St. Bring the 2015 Columbus Pride celebration to campus. Tickets are $38.50 for V.I.P., $21.60 for general admission, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.promowestlive.com/events/1025
- Fine Animal “Before the Glow” album release show, 10 p.m. at Brothers Drake Meadery. 26 E. 5th Ave. After year-long feelings of anticipation, Fine Animal, featured previously in Columbus’ Own, will release their full length album. The band will be accompanied by three other Ohio bands: Rollergirl, Conversion Delay and Damn the Witch Siren which was also featured previously in Columbus’ Own. https://www.facebook.com/events/838567136237338/.
Sunday, June 21
- 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
- Pride Brunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goodale Park. 120 W. Goodale St. Not ready to end the 2015 celebration of Pride just yet? Rally on with this brunch. http://www.columbuspride.org/
- Columbus Lesbian and Gay Softball Association Bat n’ Rouge, gates open at 12 p.m. with first pitch at 3 p.m. at Dodge Park. 667 Sullivant Ave. Come out swinging for the 30th anniversary of this event and to support Pride in Columbus. Tickets are $10 through TicketWeb. http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5735775
- Buckeye Country Superfest, 5 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. 411 Woody Hayes Drive. Country comes to the ‘Shoe with artists like Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, David Nail, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope and Parmalee. Tickets starting at $58.55 with fees. http://www.buckeyecountrysuperfest.com/
- Karaoke, 10 p.m. at Ace of Cups. 2619 N. High St. http://aceofcupsbar.com/
Monday, June 22
- 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 23
- Gray Garden, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., reception is 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hopkins Hall Gallery. 128 N. Oval Mall. Emma Kindall and Jessie Horning, two OSU MFA students, will present their work. Admission is free. The exhibition will go on through June 25.
- 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
- Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional, doors open at 6 p.m. at LC Pavilion. 405 Neil Ave. Opening artist is K.Flay. Tickets are $44.45, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://thirdeyeblind.com/tour/
- PHOX, doors open at 7 p.m. at The Basement. 391 Neil Ave. Celebrate The Basement’s 10 year anniversary with this artist and opening artists, Mechanical River and Oliver Oak. Tickets are $17.95, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://phoxband.com/#toursection
- Live music, starting at 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Ace of Cups. 2169 N. High St. Featuring Señor Citizen and The Border Patrol, Birthday Girl and Red Dons. http://aceofcupsbar.com/
- 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! Check out the movie line-up on the website. http://www.eastontowncenter.com/listing/agenttype/view/propertyid/347/movies-by-moonlight–events.aspx
Wednesday- June 24
- Sounds on the Town, 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
- Heartless Bastards, doors open at 7 p.m. at A&R Music Bar. 391 Neil Ave. Opening artist is Craig Finn. Tickets are $21.60, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.theheartlessbastards.com/shows/
- San Cisco and The Griswolds, doors open at 7 p.m. at Newport Music Hall. 1722 N. High St. Openers are MOTHXR and Urban Cone. Tickets are $8.45, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.sancisco.com/blogs/tours
- The Helio Sequence, doors open at 7:30 p.m. at The Basement. 391 Neil Ave. Opening artist is Lost Lander. Tickets are $21.60, fees included, and available through Ticketmaster. http://www.heliosequence.com/#Tour
- 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 bumping and grindin’ and come out swingin’ and yee-hawin’ instead. Beginner swing dance lessons at 7:30 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/
- Live music, 9 p.m. at Ace of Cups. 2169 N. High St. Featuring Sad Boys DJ Night. http://aceofcupsbar.com/
- 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.