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You’ve got a variety of festivals and concerts to choose from this weekend Columbus. Will it be Mac & Cheese Fest or Italian Fest? Needtobreathe or Envelope? Or how about we do them all? Hey, with some creative scheduling, it’s possible.

Weather

79 F. Cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.

Needtobreathe

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What: This Christian rock band hails from Seneca, South Carolina. They’ll be playing tunes from their latest studio album, “Hard Love”.
When: Friday, October 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

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What: Don’t miss the chance to watch the movie that started a franchise, on the big screen and with live accompaniment by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
When: Friday, October 6 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Mac & Cheese Festival

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What: The best restaurants in Columbus serve up their own Mac & Cheese recipes at this event. Proceeds will go directly to the adolescent and young adult cancer program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
When: Friday, October 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Italian Festival

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What: Enjoy food, culture, and fun at this year’s Columbus Italian Festival.
When: Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8.
Where: 720 Hamlet St, Columbus, OH 43215

Grassinine + Clemens & Co at Brothers Drake / Dick & Jane Week

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What: This live performance happens as a part of the Dick & Jane project, a collaborative effort that inspires young middle schoolers to write and produce their own music.
When: Friday, October 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Brothers Drake Meadery, 26 E 5th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Weather

84 F. Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.

Gallery Hop

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What: Take in the sights and sounds of the Short North at night. There are tons to do at this once monthly event, from amazing restaurants to some awe-inspiring art galleries.
When: Saturday, October 7 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Short North.

Oktoberfest Grove City

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What: Check out all the German-themed beers at foods and Grove City’s very own Oktoberfest celebration.
When: Saturday, October 7 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Grove City Town Center, 3378 Park St, Grove City, Ohio 43123

Fashion Week

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What: Enjoy a week of fashion and fun in the Capital City. Each event in Fashion Week is meant to give exposure to those in the up and coming fashion scene. The organization also provides scholarships for the young designers.
When: Saturday, October 7 through October 14.
Where: The Kids Fashion Show kicks off the event at the Central Ohio Ronald McDonald House, 711 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43205

Archaeology Day at the Ohio History Center

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What: Explore the many artifacts and archaeological objects found right here in Ohio.
When: Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Ohio Historical Center, 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Throwback Bar Crawl

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What: An 80s, 90s, and early 2000s themed bar crawl because why not, everyone’s labeled a millennial anyway. Don’t miss out on all the drink specials and the Beer Drinking Competition!
When: Saturday, October 7 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Register at BBR Columbus, 106 Vine St, Columbus, OH 43215

Weather

80 F. Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.

Freaks + Leeks Vegan Brunch

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What: Eat a delicious all-vegan brunch at the headquarters of this local indie book publisher and cafe.
When: Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, 1124 Parsons Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43206

All American Muscle Car Show

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What: Come check out all the awesome American Muscle cars the Central Ohio area has to showcase. Prizes will be given out for Best American Muscle, Rat Rods, and Biggest Club Participation.
When: Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Advanced Auto Parts, 6901 E Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Rick and Morty Party!

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What: Every week Hamptons on King hosts a raging Rick and Morty party. Come hang out with your friends and watch everyone’s favorite interdimensional nihilist take on the universe.
When: Sunday, October 8 at 8 p.m.
Where: Hamptons on King, 234 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Barley’s, Beats & Blade Runner

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What: Barley’s and Studio 35 hosts this combination beer tasting, live performance, and movie screening. Rapper and Columbus native, Envelope, will be laying down bars right before a screening of the newest Blade Runner movie, Blade Runner 2049.
When: Sunday, October 8 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Studio 35 and Drafthouse, 3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43202

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