Navigator Weekender: The 13 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Wyclef Jean, Dispatch Home & Garden Show, And Awolnation

February is just flying away folks! If you partied hard for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras, you may be thinking about taking it easy this weekend. But we’re going to have decent weather and there is so much happening. Ditch the sweatpants and leave Netflix for another night, it’s time to go out and enjoy your city.


High of 44F. Rain in the morning, overcast in the afternoon and evening.


What: 14 Industrial Design students at CCAD are showing off their work. The exhibition features pieces that show the juxtaposition between life on Earth as we know it and the potential of living on Mars. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
When: February 14-25, 2018
Where: Byers Gallery, CCAD

The Diary of Anne Frank

What: The Department of Theatre and Dance at Otterbein presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”. The play is a new adaptation of the heartbreaking story and will be running for two weekends. Tickets are $22. For more info, please visit the link above.
When: Friday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St, Westerville, OH 43081

100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie

What: Italian vocalist Roberta Gambarini and jazz drummer extraordinaire Jeff Hamilton are celebrating the classic musicians, drummer Buddy Rich and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Tickets start at 18 and can be purchased at the link above.
When: February 16-18, various times
Where: Southern Theatre

Chocolate and Beer at Endeavor Brewing Co.

What: Chocolate and Beer are truly the perfect pair. At Endeavor Brewing Co, you’ll have the chance to learn about the similarities between making both, and how they can work together. Pure Imagination and Santo Brigadeiro, two of Central Ohio’s best chocolatiers will be on hand. Tickets are $20.
When: February 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Endeavor Brewing Company


What: Awolnation is bringing their “Here Come The Runts Tour” to Columbus. Opening acts will be Nothing But Thieves and IRONTOM. Tickets are $31.50 in advance and $34 at the door.
When: February 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Where: Express Live

Bill Engval

What: Comedian Bill Engval will be performing this weekend at the Palace Theatre. Tickets start at $39.
When: February 16, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre


High of 40F. Periods of rain and snow throughout the afternoon and evening.

Midwest Craft Con

What: Midwest Craft Con is back. The three-day retreat is for mid-career crafters, makers, and creative business owners. There will be speakers, exhibitions, and most importantly, fellow craft lovers!
When: February 17-18, 2018
Where: Embassy Suites Dublin

N64 Mario Kart Tournament

What: It’s that time of the month again… Mario Kart time! Level One Bar + Arcade is hosting their monthly Mario Kart tournament. Entry fee is $5, which coveres swag and prizes.
When: February 17, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Level One Bar + Arcade

A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Wyclef Jean

What: Grammy-award winning musician Wyclef Jean is bringing a night of Symphonic Hip Hop to the capital city. Are you ready to hear “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and “Gone till November” with a full symphony orchestra? I am. Tickets start at $30.
When: February 17 2018 at 8 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre

Dispatch Home & Garden Show

What: The 62 Annual Dispatch Home & Garden Show kicks off this weekend. The eight-day event will include home expertise from local gurus and craftsmen, how-to sessions and demonstrations, fun for the kids, giveaways, celebrity appearances and more. Tickets are $13 at the door or $10 online.
When: February 17-25, hours vary daily
Where: Bricker & Celeste Buildings, Ohio Expo Center


High of 49. Abundantly sunny.

45th Annual Winter Hike Series: Slate Run

What: Get out and enjoy that abundant sunshine at the winter hike at Slate Run Metro Park. You can choose the 2.5-mile hike or the 5-mile hike, and food will be provided. The hike begins at Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area.
When: February 18, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Slate Run Metro Park

Brewhouse Brunch: Por’Ketta at Platform

What: Sundays are for brunch! Head to Platform Brewing Company for their Brewhouse Brunch, featuring Por’Ketta.
When: February 18, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Where: Platform Brewing Co.

Blue Jackets vs. Penguins

What: The Columbus Blue Jackets are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tickets for the match start at $50. Click the link above for more info.
When: February 18, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena

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