Navigator Weekender: The 13 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including The King And I, CapCity Half Marathon, and Bob’s Burgers Burger Bar

It’s time for the weekend! After a long week of work, you deserve to pack this weekend full of fun things to do! We have the best of the best right here for you to choose from.


Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Chance of rain.

Vintage Market Days of West Columbus

What: This market has everything vintage and vintage inspired as well as architectural salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry, and clothing. While you explore you can enjoy live music and food trucks too! Tickets can be purchased at the door.
When: Friday April 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 4951 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard

Grand Opening Cousins Maine Lobster at Pins

What: Another amazing food truck is coming to Columbus! The grand opening of Cousins Maine Lobster is at Pins Mechanical this weekend.
When: Friday April 27 4 p.m.
Where: Pins Mechanical Company, 141 N. Fourth Street

The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018

What: The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo is for up and coming entrepreneurs to explore their dreams and get the guidance and resources they neeed to be successful.
When: Friday April 27 12 p.m.
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center

The King and I

What: The touring show of “The King and I” has come to our own Ohio Theatre! Tickets start at only $30.
When: Friday April 27 8 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre


High of 51F. Chance of rain in the afternoon.

Independent Bookstore Day

What: Help celebrate the Book Loft’s 44th birthday! They’ll be raffling off prizes and giving away Advanced Reader’s Editions of upcoming children’s books. There will also be a few special guests!
When: Saturday April 28 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: The Book Loft German Village

April Sale at Franklin Park Conservatory

What: Hosted by the Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society, the Franklin Park Conservatory will be selling a variety of plants! They sell out fast so it’s best to go early for the best selection.
When: Saturday April 28 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St.

Night of Jazz w/ Stephan Spottswood & Friends

What: You can get delicious cocktails while listening to Stephan Spottswood’s magical jazz that fits well with the speakeasy atmosphere of this venue.
When: Saturday April 28 8 p.m.
Where: The Pelican Room located in the basement of Side Bar Restaurant

Capital City Half Marathon

What: The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5K are this weekend! Columbus loves this event and there are tons of great places around town to cheer on the runners!
When: Saturday April 28 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Downtown Columbus, map can be found on website

Historical Society Trolley Tour

What: The Upper Arlington Historical Society is putting on trolly tours to showcase the early years of the community. Reserevatoiions are required and ticket prices are $25 per person.
When: Saturday April 28 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 3600 Tremont Rd. Upper Arlington

Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes

What: Come cheer on the Columbus Crew SC as they take on the San Jose Earthquakes!
When: Saturday April 28 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mapfre Stadium


High of 55F. Sunny

Professional Bull Riders Columbus Invitational

What: The top 35 bull riders have come to the Columbus Invitational for this exciting showcase! Watch them take on these massive animals in the Schottenstein theatre for a show that will be nothing short of amazing.
When: Saturday April 28 6:45 p.m.
Where: Schottenstein Center

The Bob’s Burgers Burger Bar for the Bed race

What: Preston’s burger Joint team will be grilling up Bob’s Burgers inspired meals to benefit the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio. The Ohio Taproom will also be donating 10% of the days sales.
When: Sunday April 29 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 pm.
Where: The Ohio Taproom 1291 W 3rd Ave.

Science Sunday: Discover Ohio’s Eathworks

What: Join archaeologist Dr. Jarros Burks to learn about the ancient earth of our Ohio grounds!
When: Sunday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Blacklick Woods Metro Park

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