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Navigator Weekender: The 19 Best Things To Do Including A Dinosaur Show, Matsuricon, And Urban Scrawl

As summer draws to a close, let’s be sure to send it off with a bang. This weekend there are a ton of festivities to end August the right way. Whether it’s cosplaying at Matsuricon or hitting up an all night dance party at Ace of Cups, make sure to enjoy the weekend and stay true to yourself.

Weather

75° F, partly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain.

America’s Best Dinosaur Show

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What: An exhibit featuring 80 animatronic dinosaurs, rides, and educational activities for the kids.
When: Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

New Documentary: Whose Streets?

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What: An honest and unflinching documentary on the protests in Ferguson Missouri following the death of Michael Brown.
When: Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43210

AfterShock Comics Tour Signing with Joe Pruett and Paul Jenkins

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What: Joe Pruett and Paul Jenkins of After Shock comics will be in town for a special signing event and meet and greet.
When: Friday, August 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: World’s Greatest Comics, 5992 Westerville Rd, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Big Room Bar 2 Year Anniversary: Day One

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What: Celebrate Big Room Bar’s second anniversary with Earwig, Nerds in Paris, and Fields and Planes.
When: Friday, August 25 at 9 p.m.
Where: Big Room Bar, 1036 S Front St, Columbus, Ohio 43206

Matsuricon 2017

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What: It’s giant robots versus magical girls at this years Matsuricon, celebrating video games, anime, and all things awesom.
When: Friday, August 25 at 12 p.m. to Sunday, August 27 at 5 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus Summer Beerfest at Express Live! – 8th Annual

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What: Celebrate the end of summer with a good craft brew at Express Live!
When: Friday, August 25 to Saturday, August 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Express Live!, 405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Craft Brew at the Zoo

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What: Enjoy craft brews at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with live music by The Spin Doctors. Yes. The Spin Doctors.
When: Friday, August 25 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, Ohio 43065

Field To Table

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What: A candlelit dinner fundraiser benefiting the Conservatories community garden outreach programs.
When: Friday, August 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Weather

77° F with clear skies.

Central Ohio Heart Walk

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What: Join others in this charity walk benefiting the American Heart Association.
When: Saturday, August 26 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

 

Urban Scrawl 11

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What: This two-day arts festival in the Franklinton Arts District celebrates community and urban beautification.
When: Saturday, August 26 12 p.m. to 10 p.m and Sunday, August 27 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 400 West Rich, 400 W Rich St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Crawfish Boil

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What: $14.75 gets you all you can eat crawfish with a pint of Homestead beer.
When: Saturday, August 26 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Rehab Tavern, 456 W Town St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Iconoclash: The Cars & Talking Heads Dance Party at Ace of Cups

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What: An all night dance party featuring tunes from legendary bands The Cars and The Talking Heads.
When: Saturday, August 26 at 9 p.m.
Where:  Ace of Cups, 2619 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

Somali Cultural Festival

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What: Celebrate diversity with Columbus’ first ever Somalian cultural festival.
When: Saturday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where:4411 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229

Pub Mahone Mayweather Vs. McGregor Fight and Grand Opening

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What: Stop in for Pub Mahone’s grand opening and check out the Mayweather/McGregor fight, no cover.
When: Saturday, August 26, the fight starts at 9 p.m.
Where: Pub Mahone, 31 E. Gay StreetColumbus, Ohio, OH 43215

Weather

80° F, partly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain.

Central Ohio Indivisible Groups Picnic!

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What: Celebrate resistance and unity with Ohio District 15 Indivisible.
When: Sunday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires

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What: Watch singer/songwriter duo Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires perform live at the Ohio Theatre.
When: Sunday, August 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Table Side Dances on Pizza Sunday!

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What: Enjoy an evening on the patio with live jazz, modern dance, and pizza.
When: Sunday, August 25, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: GoreMade Pizza, 936 N 4th ST, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Carnegie Author Series featuring Kimberla Lawson Roby

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What: Listen to author Kimberla Lawson Roby discuss her newest book, “Sin of a Woman”.
When: Sunday, August 27 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Don Dixon, Marti Jones, and Webb Wilder

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What: Join Marti, Don, and Webb for a night of story and song at Natalies Coal Fired Pizza.
When: Sunday, August 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, 5601 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43085

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