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Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do Including Whose Live Anyway, Oktoberfest, And The New Albany Classic

We’re looking to have some beautiful late September weather coming up, don’t waste it by staying in. Enjoy the clear skies and get the most out of your weekend with all these upcoming events.


High of 88 F. Party cloudy with a 10% chance of rain.

Columbus Oktoberfest

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What: Once again, Oktoberfest in Columbus will be in full swing. Get to taste all the wonderful beers from breweries all across Ohio. Dance your heart out while decked in a traditional lederhosen and don’t forget to eat your fill of all the tasty sausages and German cuisine.
When: Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24.
Where: The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211

Whose Live Anyway

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What: Enjoy the improv comedic genius of the current cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway. Starring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray— all veterans in the world of the ha-has and chuckles. Audience members are encouraged to come ready with suggestions for the improv games. Who knows, maybe they’ll even drag you on stage.
When: Friday, September 22 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Jo Ann Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center, 77 S High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Pelotonia Rock N Wheels at Ace of Cups

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What: Enjoy this three band line-up for a good cause. Garbage Greek, Playing to Vapors, and Moira will be rocking the stage while CD 102.5’s own Lesley James MCs the event. All proceeds made from the silent auction go directly to Kara Jones & Antonio Arellano‘s Pelotonia fundraising efforts which will be completely matched by L. Brands.
When: Friday, September 22 at 9 p.m.
Where: Ace of Cups, 2619 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

Popgun. Zeppelin Set

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What: Local pop cover band, Pop Gun, is playing all your favorite Zeppelin tunes for one night only. No true rock fan is going to want to miss out on the best of ’70s Brit rock. Be sure to make it out!
When: Friday, September 22 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: King Avenue 5, 945 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43212

The Columbus Blue Jackets Vs. The Pittsburgh Penguins

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What: The Penguins and the Jackets have had a simmering rivalry develop in the last couple seasons. Watch them face off right here in town and hopefully score a win for the home team.
When: Friday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215


High of 90 F. Clear skies with a 10% chance of rain.

Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest

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What: Don’t miss Jungle Jack Hanna live and on stage as he shows off his furry animal companions. There will be all sorts of treats, entertainment, and activities. It’s the perfect fall activity to get the kids out of the house and doing something educational. The event cost is included with zoo admission.
When: Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, September 24
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, Ohio 43065

Driving Park Family Fun Day

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What: A community event full of fun, family, and face painting. Bring the kids over to Driving Park and get a chance to enjoy some free food and maybe even get some balloon art done. Everyone is welcome to attend.
When: Saturday, September 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House,  1334 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43205

Pelotonia Pop-Up Sale

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What: Help the Pelotonia and pick up on some great savings. For the first time ever, the organization dedicated funding cancer research is marking down the sale of their items. Pick up shirts, tank tops, quarter zips, and other nifty Pelotonia gear.
When: Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Close Quarters Combat! Multi Fighting Game Tournament

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What: Think you got what it takes to take on the best in the city? Join a host of local gamers as they go head to head for glory in a multitude of different fighting games. Cash prizes go out to each winner.
When: Saturday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Close Quarters Social Gaming Club, 480 W Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Endeavor Brewing Co. Grand Opening

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What: Endeavor Brewing launches into their grand opening this Saturday. Meet the brewer and take a tour of the facilities. They’ll start the morning with some soccer and will be open to the public for the rest of the day.
When: Saturday, September 23 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Endeavor Brewing, 909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212


89 F. Clear skies with a 10% chance of rain.

The New Albany Classic

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What: The 20th annual fair and jumping competition is set for this Sunday. In addition to the tournament, attendees can also expect a live performance by Nick Jonas.
When: Sunday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The New Albany Classic, 4584 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd, New Albany, Ohio 43054

Steve Miller Band At Express Live!

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What: The legendary 1960s rock group heads to the Capital City for a night of classic rock tunes and an old-fashioned good time. Sing along to all of their iconic hits like “The Joker” and “Jet Airliner”.
When: Sunday, September 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Express Live!, 405 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

CXC Kickoff – Interview with Comics Artist Laura Park

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What: Kick off Columbus’ annual Cartoon Crossroads, a festival dedicated to the history and culture of comic art. Laura Park, the Columbus Comics Residency recipient, will give a presentation about her work and her creative process.
When: Sunday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cause for Canines at Dublin Pet Fair

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What: Cause for Canines is an all breed dog rescue, dedicated to rescuing pups who have been given up by the owners because of difficult situations or those in danger of abuse. Come on out Sunday and maybe meet your new best friend.
When: Sunday, September 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017

This Sunday! Fresh Air at Franklin Park Amphitheater

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What: Come check out the freshest tunes from the city’s funkiest DJs. This will be a family-friendly event so be sure to bring along the kiddies for an afternoon of hip-hop and chill beats. As the Technic saying goes, “Teach them well.”
When: Sunday, September 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43203

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