Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend, Including Sunlight Market, Live Music, And German Village Art Crawl

You’ve had another productive week, so take the weekend to get out and enjoy this fabulous city. As always, Columbus has a host of events prepared for you. Don’t miss the markets, music, and the other exciting affairs that await.


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Fitness Yoga on the Square

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What: Work on your strength and flexibility in this introductory yoga class. It’s free and open to the public. You’ll be led by instructors from Life Time Fitness and CorePower Yoga.
When: Friday, July 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Ctr., Columbus, Ohio 43219.

Movie Under the Stars – The Uninvited 

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What: Grab some pals, chairs, and blankets. The movie is part of the society’s classic film series – a haunted house story that focuses more on plot than gore. You can also grab food from Skyward Grille. The cost is $5 per person.
When: Friday, June 14 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association, 700 Greenlawn Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43223.

The Amazing Dog Show

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What: An evening of dog-themed art, activities, and even a raffle. Proceeds from the sales will go to the local nonprofit, PetPromise. Dog-themed art is one of the few things you  actually need in life.
When: Friday, July 14 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: 400 West Rich, 400 W. Rich St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Creekside Live: Popgun with Jesse Henry

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What: Enjoy this summer concert series, headlined by popular Central Ohio bands. Beverages will be sold on site, but be sure to make time to grab food from a local restaurant beforehand.
When: Friday, July 14 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Creekside Gahanna, Creekside District, Gahanna, Ohio 43230.

Contemporary Screen: Afterimage

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What: Do you like art and foreign movies? See the late Polish director Andrzej Wajda’s last film. It centers around a painter who lived through WWI and the Stalin era. Afterimage is critically acclaimed and a New York Times Critic’s Pick. Read the NYT review for more background.
When: Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43210.


80° F with a 10% chance of precipitation. It will be partly cloudy. Thankfully, no predicted thunderstorms.

Brit Floyd at Express LIVE 

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What: The Pink Floyd tribute band will perform favorites, with special honors to the Animals album. This group is known to put on a good show. General admission the day of the show is $40 and $35 in advance. General admission pit seats are $55 and reserved pit seats are $99.
When: Saturday, July 15 from 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: Express LIVE, 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

German Village Art Crawl

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What: Local artists, including painters, sculptors, pottery makers, woodworkers, and jewelers will fill Macon Alley. About 37 regional artists will be featured, and their work will he on sale. Appreciate the art, hit up a restaurant, and enjoy the live music.
When: Saturday, July 15 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: German Village Society, 588 S. 3rd St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Summer Movie Series: South Pacific

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What: Here’s looking at you, old movie fanatics. If you’re not familiar with older movies, South Pacific is a screen adaptation of a musical based on a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of short stories. The movie takes place on an island during WWII and traces two love stories fraught with tension from the war.
When: Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State. St, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

North Market Farmers’ Market

What: The market will feature more than 20 farmers. Head here for locally-grown fruit, veggies, flowers, and more. Some vendors featured this Saturday include Anderson Orchard, Pristine Valley Farm, Harriet Gardens, Boline Apothecary, and Glenn Avenue Soap.
When: Saturday, July 15 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: North Market, 59 Spruce St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

10TV & Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure

What: This family-friendly, free event lets you enjoy the summer weather and connect with nature. The kiddos can have a blast with sack races, archery, climbing on the rock wall, live animals, playing in the creek, and other fun activities.
When: Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Big Meadow picnic area at Highbanks Metro Park, 9466 US-23, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.


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The Sunlight Market 

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What: Businesses will open early with special houses and offer promos. Browse artisan products from over 50 vendors. You can also listen to live music and get your brunch on.
When: Sunday, July 16 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

OSU Ross Tri Fit Challenge 5k Run

What: Go on a run (or walk) through the OSU campus. Entry fees go to the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Registration fees vary.
When: Sunday, July 16 from 8 p.m. – 10 a.m.
Where: Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210.

In The Valley Below at The Basement

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What: This duo spent their earlier years in Los Angeles and snagged appearances on Letterman and Conan. They’re best known for their alternative hit, “Peaches,” which climbed the charts in Europe and then the U.S. Check out their latest music and feel that vibe. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 the day of the show.
When: Sunday, July 16 from 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The Deeptones: Goodale Park Music Series

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What: Set your Sunday afternoon to the tune of deep funk. The Deeptones perform originals and covers. Satisfy your hunger with food carts, including J-Pops and Sunnyside Tacos.
When: Sunday, July 16 from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Peddler’s Picnic

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What: Snatch up some art, jewelry, baked goods, house ware, and other products at the market. There will be a variety of vendors, including B. Sage Studios, Harley’s Soaps, Jit Jewelers, Indigo Iris Designs, and more.
When: Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: North Market, 59 Spruce St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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