Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Winter Beerfest, And The Women’s March

It’s the freakin’ weekend, guys!


We made it through yet another work week and those of us lucky to have two days off in a row should definitely be making the most out of it. We should see some warmer temperatures over the next few days, which means snowy roads may not work as an excuse to stay inside. So make your plans now!


High of 35F. Mostly Sunny.

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show

What: The Pancakes and Booze Art Show is a traveling show that visits dozens of cities around the world. The show features local artists, live music, body painting, live painting, and other types of performances. Tickets for the event are $10 at the door and $12 for the “line jumper” option. This event is 21+.
When: January 19, 2018 from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Where: Strongwater, 401 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

The Amazing Cat Show III

What: The Amazing Cat Show is back for its third year. The event was rescheduled last week after the bad weather. Join cat lovers, artisan vendors, and other fun people at 400 W Rich for a night of purrfection. See what I did there? The event is free and open to the public.
When: January 19, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 400 W Rich St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Russian Winter Festival I: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

What: Treat your ear to something beautiful at Columbus Symphony’s Russian Winter Festival. On Friday morning, you can attend the dress rehearsal of the event for just $10. Tickets for evening performances on Friday and Saturday can be purchased here. The symphony will be conducted by Rossen Milanov, featuring Natasha Paremski on piano. The program includes music from Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.
When: January 19 at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., and January 20 at 8 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215

The 8th Annual Columbus Winter Beerfest

What: Taste all of the amazing beer that Columbus has to offer at the 8th Annual Winter Beer Fest. In addition to local breweries, attendees will be able to try beers from around the world. With more than 130 breweries, live music, and thousands of beer lovers, it’s going to be a pretty good weekend. Tickets for the festival start at $55 and can be purchased here.
When: January 19-20, 2018
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert

What: This one man show explores the religious journey of classic author C.S. Lewis as he went from being an atheist to a Christian. Tickets can be purchased here.
When: January 19-20, 2018
Where: Riffe Center Theatres, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215


High of 40F. Mostly Sunny.

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

What: Looking for some family fun this weekend? Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, based on the book series, tells the story of a little girl and her beloved stuffed animal. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh some more. Tickets start are $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
When: January 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Where: Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC, 549 Franklin Ave, Columbus, OH

Columbus Woodworking Show

What: The Columbus Woodworking show will feature seminars, demonstrations, and a chance to see woodworking tools up close and in person. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here.
When: January 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211

Great Vacations Travel EXPO 2018

What: The Greater Columbus Convention Center will host the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo. Get the inside scoop on all kinds of vacations, from exotic cruises and European vacations to close-to-home escapes. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for AAA Members, and children 16 and under are free.
When: January 19-21, 2018, various times
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo

What: The rodeo is coming to town! Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo will include Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bareback Riding. The event will host a free preshow (with ticket) that will give fans a chance to get “down in the dirt” with interactive activities including pony rides, cowboy meet and greets, autographs & photos.
When: January 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., preshow at 6 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Women’s March Ohio Power to the Polls 2018

What: Women from all over the country will be gathering to march on January 20. In Columbus, the Women’s March will focus on the upcoming midterm elections, issues facing women and minorities, and more. The march will start at the Convention Center where attendees will hear speakers fighting against sexual assault, harassment, and inequities in the workplace. Then the march will hit the streets before ending at the Ohio Statehouse.
When: January 20, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215


High of 45F. Overcast with showers.

COSI’s Winter Movie Series: The Lion King

What: In continuation of their Winter Movie Series, COSI will be showing The Lion King this weekend. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. For more info, please click here.
When: January 21, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Where: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Orchids: Utopia

What: This year’s orchid exhibition theme will embody four classic elements: earth, air, water, and fire. Escape the cold and stroll through thousands of orchids on display. Tickets are included in conservatory admission.
When: January 21, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203

Two Dollar Radio HQ Brunch with Village Taco

What: Two Dollar Radio HQ is hosting another pop-up event with Village Taco. Get your brunch on, people!
When: January 21, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Where: Two Dollar Radio HQ, 1124 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206

National Audubon Photography Contest Travelling Exhibit

What: Photographers from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces submitted images to Audobon Magazine in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. Winners were chosen and now their work, showing birdlife through unique and vibrant photographs, will be on display. The event is free.
When: January 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215

Kidzapalooza 2018

What:Presented by Iheartmedia, Kidzapalooza is a one-day, family-friendly event. There will be games, contests, competitions, and prizes throughout the day. Dave & Jimmy from WNCI will be hosting a talent show and Woody and The Wake Up Call will be hosting a fun game called, “Are You Smarter Than Your Kid?”. The event is free.
When: January 21, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

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