Navigator Weekender: The 13 Best Things Happening This Weekend Including The Columbus International Auto Show, CBJ VS. Senators, And Peter Pan

We may be inching towards spring, but this weather certainly has felt more winter-like. But despite the snow and cold, we made it through another week.

If you’re looking for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day plans, we’ve got you covered. But even if you’re not looking to celebrate all things Irish, there is still a lot going on this weekend!


High of 41F. Mostly sunny.

Peter Pan: Lost Boy of Neverland

What: The Grandview Carriage Players are inviting you to Neverland. This adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about Peter Pan is captivating and fun for all ages. Tickets are $5 at the door.
When: March 16-18, 2018
Where: Columbus Performing Arts Center

3rd Annual Spring Fling Craft Beer Tasting

What: Take a stroll through the finest plants that Oakland Nursery has to offer while sipping on new and local craft brews. The event is free, but it is 21+.
When: March 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Oakland Nursery, 1156 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43224

Mendelssohn’s “Scottish,” Copland, and Beethoven

What: Celebrate some of the best music legends at Mendelssohn’s “Scottish”, Copland, and Beethoven. The evening will feature Mendelssohn’s romanticism, Beethoven’s force, and even jazz inspirations from Benny Goodman. Tickets start at $10.
When: March 16 at 8 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre

Columbus International Auto Show

What: The Columbus International Auto Show is back again. Check out all of your favorite sports cars, sedans, SUVs, and more. You can take a test drive or just check out the classics. Tickets are $10 at the box office and $8 online.
When: March 15-18, 2018
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center


High of 43F. Wintery mix of preciptation.

Wine & Cookie Pairing

What: Wondering which Girl Scout Cookies go perfectly with which wine? Camelot Cellars Winery is ready to help. At this perfect pairing event, you’ll taste four cookies and four wines. Tickets are $10 and you can even purchase your own box of cookies after the event.
When: March 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Camelot Cellars Winery

MoJoFlo at Copious

What: Local neo-funk band MoJoFlo will be leaving it all on stage at Copious this weekend. Enjoy everything from aerial performances and Soul Train lines to hula hoop choreography. Tickets are $15.
When: March 17 at 9 p.m.
Where: Copious

Retired Plant Sale

What: Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting a retired plant sale on Saturday morning. Prices start at $3 and a variety of plants will be available, including orchids from the recent exhibit. Lines will be long, so be sure to get there early!
When: March 17 at 8 a.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory

Outspoken- A Night of Poetry and Soul

What: Outspoken- A Night of Poetry and Soul will feature poetry by the talented Janel Taylor and soulful sounds by EV Jones. There will also be a special guest appearance by Grammy Award Nominee Norman Whiteside. Tickets are $35.
When: March 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 6170 Busch Blvd, Columbus, OH 43229

Montgomery Gentry at The Bluestone

What: Country star Eddie Montgomery will be performing at The Bluestone this weekend. Ray Scott will be opening the evening. Tickets are $30.
When: March 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Bluestone

Blue Jackets vs. Senators

What: Cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets as they take on the Senators. Tickets start at $33.
When: March 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena


High of 51F. Sunny.

The Columbus Toy & Collectible show

What: Over 300 tables will be showing off their favorite collectibles, including Star Wars, Transformers, GI-Joe, Legos, and present toy lines. Tickets are $7 at the door, cash only.
When: March 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Ohio Expo Center

Clothing Swap!

What: Take your gently-used clothes and swap them out at Land-Grant Brewing this weekend. This event is for men’s clothing and costs $5 to attend, but don’t worry, you’re money goes to a good cause. The funds will be used to help support Employment Opportunity (CEO), a non-profit assisting people re-entering the workforce find jobs.
When: March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Land-Grant Brewing Company

Yoga with the Animals

What: Meet some animal ambassadors and get your yoga on at the Ohio Wildlife Center. Families can learn, explore, and discover together how to coexist with our wild neighbors at this fun and friendly event.
When: March 18 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Ohio Wildlife Center

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