Navigator Weekly Planner: The 14 Best Things To Do This Week Including Evenings With Authors, Library Holiday Open House, And Columbus Blue Jackets

What did you do this weekend? Something amazing I hope.

I’ve always tried to be the type of person that looks forward to Mondays instead of dreaded them. I’m not very good at it. But all the great things happening in Columbus make it much easier!

Monday, November 18

Sara Abou Rashed, A Map of Myself

Riley Auditorium, Otterbein University | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Free
Otterbein University presents Sara Abou Rashed and her 70-minute one-woman perfance on war, immigration, language, home, history and more.

The Pool at Conservatory Aglow

Franklin Park Conservatory | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $19
Light artist and sculptor Jen Lewin conceived ‘The Pool’ as a huge puddle of light that would invite viewers to jump in. The concentric circles of 100 glowing computerized pads light up when you step on them. This art piece will only be here for one month! Make sure to check it out as part of the Conservatory’s light exhibition.

Tie Dye Pint Night

Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $25
It’s paint night at Elevator Brewery! For $25 you will receive a white brewery t-shirt to tie dye and a pint. $10 from each t-shirt will be donated to The Brightside Foundation in support of mental health and suicide awareness.

Tuesday, November 19

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Naitonwide Arena | 7 p.m. | Start at $11
Fill Nationwide Arena this Tuesday as our beloved Blue Jackets take on the Montreal Canadiens.

Thurber House Evening with Authors: Scott Woods

Columbus Museum of Art | 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $27
Join the Thurber House Evening with Authors series! This Tuesday, Scott Woods will be talking about his book “Urban Contemporary History Month” his poems talk about twenty-first-century Black life.

Les Misérables

Ohio Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Ticket prices vary by day
Les Misérables will be playing at the Ohio Theatre from November 19-24.

Wednesday, November 20

Main Library Holiday Open House

Columbus Metropolitan Main Library | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Free
The library is launching the Huntington Holiday Train and lighting up Topiary Park! Bring the whole family for hands-on activities, live music, drinks and cookies while visiting live reindeer in Topiary Park!

GRLwood and Teamonade

The Basement | 7 p.m. | $10
GRLwood and opener Teamonade take the stage Wednesday night at The Basement.

Catfish Cooley’s Nitro Comedy Tour

Funny Bone Comedy Club | 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | $25
Bang Productions presents Catfish Cooley’s “Nitro Comedy Tour” featuring Andrew Conn with DJ Slim McGraw

Thursday, November 21

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings

Nationwide Arena | 7 p.m. | $23
The Columbus Blue Jackets play the Detroit Red Wings this Thursday at Nationwide Arena.


Express Live! | 7 p.m. | $27
Static-X has four openers this Thursday at Express Live! Check out Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black!

Open Mic at The Music Room with Shiloh Hawkins

The Music Room | 7:15 p.m. | Free
Join Singer-Songwriter Shiloh Hawkins for open mic on the last Thursday of every month at the Music Room at The Market!

Friday, November 22

Easton 21st Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Parade

Easton Town Center | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Free
Bring the kids to see Santa and his special guest light the Christmas tree at Easton. After the lighting there will be a Christmas parade around Easton.

Kountry Wayne

Funny Bone Comedy Club | 7:45 p.m. | $30
Kountry Wayne rose to fame via Facebook and now h’s touring the country!

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