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What’s Up: July 28-August 3: Coldplay and healthy food come to Columbus

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Students play volleyball and basketball under the lights on west campus. Credit: Hannah Herner | Arts&Life Editor

Students play volleyball and basketball under the lights on west campus. Credit: Hannah Herner | Arts&Life Editor

 

Thursday, July 28

 

Mojoflo, 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Bicentennial Pavilion Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. The local funk band is set to take the stage at 9 p.m. with opening act Popgun to start at 7 p.m. as a part of Columbus Common’s free downtown live concert series. Food trucks are set to open at 5 p.m. along with an artisan marketplace. Admission is free.

 

Coldplay, 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. The seven-time Grammy award-winning band bring its “Head Full of Dreams” tour to Columbus, supported by Alessia Cara and Foxes. Tickets still available from venue start at $60.45 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Lecrae, 7 p.m. at the WCOL Celeste Center inside the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, 717 E. 17th. Ave. The Christian rapper is set to perform at the Ohio State Fair. Tickets are $24.75 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Brit Floyd, 7 p.m. at EXPRESS LIVE!, 405 Neil Ave. Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band from the UK is set to play the outdoor venue. Tickets start at $65.70 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

“Fire” and “Wildness”, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Wexner Center for the Arts. “Fire”, directed by Deepa Mehta, depicts a lesbian relationship between two Indian women while “Wildness” centers around an LGBT bar in Los Angeles. Tickets are $6 for students.

 

Friday, July 29

 

Healthy Bites, 6-9 p.m. at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St. This event will feature local food vendors such as Pocket Produce, Krazy Kraut, Zest Juice Co., the Cadence Kitchen and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to Godman Guild Association. Tickets are $32.64 including fees via Eventbrite.

 

Wizard World Comic Con, 3-8 p.m. August 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. August 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. August 31 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 500 N High St. The gaming convention is making a stop in Columbus. A three-day ticket is $82.35 including fees via Ticketleap.

 

Motion City Soundtrack, 6:30 p.m. at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. The alt-rock band is set to play with openers A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Rozwell Kid. Tickets are $31.35 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Melanie Martinez, 6:30 p.m. at EXPRESS LIVE!, 405 Neil Ave. The electro-pop singer-songwriter is set to play the indoor venue along with Handsome Ghost. Tickets start at $44.70 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Charlie Puth, 7 p.m. at the WCOL Celeste Center inside the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, 717 E. 17th. Ave. The singer-songwriter, known for “See You Again” will be joined by DNCE, known for “Cake by the Ocean” at the Ohio State Fair. Tickets start at $40.25 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Dying of the Light, 7 p.m. August 29 and 30 at the Wexner Center for the Arts. A documentary about movie projection, directed by Peter Flynn, will be followed by a Q&A with a projectionist on Friday Night’s showing. Tickets are $6 for students.

 

Hannah’s Pick: Picnic with the Pops: The OSU Marching Band, 8 p.m. August 29 and 30 at the Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. The Ohio State marching band is set to play with the Columbus Symphony. Tickets start at $31.50 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

The Receiver, 9 p.m. at Skully’s, 1151 N. High St. The Columbus-based band makes a local stop on its tour supported by Vesperteen and Room & Board. Tickets are $7 and those under 21 pay an additional $2 at the door.

 

Saturday, July 30

 

Local Stuff Showcase, doors open at 4 p.m. with music to start at 7:30 p.m. at Scarlet and Grey Cafe, 2203 N. High St. Local acts To Kill A Monster, Capital Rising, They’re Coming They’re Coming, Creature Comforts and Paper Lung are set to perform. Admission is free. Ages 18+.

 

Mati Lyons, 6:30 p.m. at the Basement, 391 Neil Ave. Indie-pop singer-songwriter is set to perform. Admission is $10 at the door.

 

Maddie & Tae, 7 p.m. at the WCOL Celeste Center inside the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, 717 E. 17th. Ave. The country duo based in Nashville, Tennessee, is set to perform at the Ohio State Fair with opener Levi Hummon. Tickets are $24.74 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Sunday, July 31

 

Wendy’s Frosty 5K, 8:30 a.m. at Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln. The fourth annual run raises money and awareness for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Registration is $43.65 including fees.

 

Betsy Ross, 12:30-2 p.m. at Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St. Hear the garage rock three-piece as a part of Goodale Park’s summer music series. Admission is free.

 

Kenny Rogers, 7:30 p.m. at the WCOL Celeste Center inside the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, 717 E. 17th. Ave. The classic country artist is set to take the stage as a part of his final world tour “The Gambler’s Last Deal.” Fellow country music staples The Oak Ridge Boys and Linda Davis are set to open. Tickets are $37.25 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Pupils of Groove, 10 p.m. at Scarlet and Grey Cafe, 2203 N. High St. The local blues rock trio is set to perform. Tickets are $3 at the door only. Ages 18+.

 

Monday, August 1

 

Rachel Platten and A Great Big World,  7 p.m. at the WCOL Celeste Center inside the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, 717 E. 17th. Ave. The singer-songwriter known for “Fight Song” is set to perform along with the duo known for “Say Something.” Tickets are $32.75 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Dead Sara, 7 p.m. at the Basement, 391 Neil Ave. This post-hardcore band is set to play with opener Grandpa V Prowler. Admission is $21.85 including fees via Ticketmaster.

 

Tuesday, August 2

 

Yoga on The Oval, 5:30-7 p.m. on The Oval. Enjoy a yoga practice, refreshments and the opportunity to win free classes presented by Fleet Feet Sports, Frontrunner and Yoga on High. Admission is free.  

 

Dolly Parton, 7:30 p.m. at the WCOL Celeste Center inside the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, 717 E. 17th. Ave. The country music star is set to take the stage during the Ohio State Fair to a sold-out crowd

 

Hugs and Kisses, 9 p.m. at Ace of Cups, 2619 N High St. The experimental electronic group is set to play with openers The American Jobs and Field Sleeper. Admission is $5 at the door.

 

Wednesday, August 3

 

Jon Kay & Steppenwolf, 7 p.m. at the WCOL Celeste Center inside the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, 717 E. 17th. Ave. The Canadian-American rock group formed in the 1960s is set to perform with special guest Foghat. Tickets are $29.75 including fees via Ticketmaster.  

 

Weird Wednesdays, 10 p.m. at Scarlet and Grey Cafe, 2203 N. High St. This week’s installment features Conscious Pilot, Modality and Osage. Admission is $5. Ages 18+.

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