Navigator Weekly Planner: The 15 Best Things To Do This Week Including Taste Of Italy, Hugh Jackman, And Bianca Del Rio

Hey Columbus! How’re you feeling about this weather? It’s sweater weather, and we’re so unbelievably happy about it.

Get in the fall mood this week with lots of great things happening around town. Here are 15 ideas to get you started!

Monday, October 7

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

Nationwide Arena | 7 p.m. | Starts at $34
Hockey season has begun! Watch the Blue Jackets take on the Buffalo Sabres this Monday. Tickets start at $34.

Harvest Blooms

Franklin Park Conservatory | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $19
Jump right into the spirit of fall at Franklin Park Conservatory. From mums to ornamental brassica, the Conservatory’s gardens and courtyards are vibrant, bright, and showcasing autumn. Tickets to the conservatory are $19 for adults, $12 for kids, and free for members.

Taste of Italy

Italian Village | 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | $40
As a pre-event to the Columbus Italian Festival this weekend, they are hosting a Taste of Italy event. Your ticket includes unlimited sampling from 18 Italian Restaurants, 2 drink tickets and a one day pass to the weekend festival. The event will be at the corner of East Lincoln Street and Hamlet Street.

Tuesday, October 8

Peppa Pig Live

Palace Theatre | 6 p.m. | Starts at $38
Take your kids to see their favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends.

Bon Iver

Schottenstein Center | 7:30 p.m. | Start at $40
Bon Iver is coming to Columbus with opener Feist! Tickets start at $40 to pack the Schottenstein Center!

Hugh Jackman

Schottenstein Center | 7:30 p.m. |
Hugh Jackman will bring The Man. The Music. The Show. to the Schottenstein Center performing songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more. Actress, singer and Tony Award Nominee Keala Settle will also make a special appearance!

Wednesday, October 9

Bianca Del Rio “It’s Jester Joke”

Express Live! | 7 p.m. | $45
RuPaul’s Drag Race champion and comedy queen Bianca Del Rio will be coming to Columbus for her brand-new comedy show “It’s Jester Joke.”

Cookies & Craft Beer

North High Brewing | 6:30 p.m. | $40
North High Brewing is hosting a 2-hour class where you will learn the basic techniques of decorating sugar cookies with royal icing and enjoy a craft beer. You’ll be taking home 4 decorated Halloween themed cookies and a full swag bag. Ticket includes all supplies, a swag bag, and one beer.

Kid Quill: Meet Me at Sunset Tour

The Basement | 7 p.m. | $13
Kid Quill takes the stage at The Basement with opener MoonLander this Wednesday.

Thursday, October 10

Columbus Crew Stadium Groundbreaking Ceremony

650 West Nationwide Boulevard | 1 p.m. | Free
Join the Columbus Crew as they break ground for their new downtown stadium. There will be food trucks and music to help celebrate this moment with the team!

Thurber House Evenings With Authors: William Matson and the Crazy Horse Family

Columbus Museum of Art | 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $26
Join William Matson and Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown, Sr. for an inside look into the life of famed Lakota war leader, Crazy Horse from the book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy. Tickets are $26 and $21 for students.

The Honey Tour with Robyn and ESG

Express Live! | 6:30 p.m. | $70
The Honey Tour is coming to Columbus. Swedish singer-songwriter Robyn and American band ESG create the Honey Tour for an evening of smooth sounds and constant dancing.

Friday, October 11

Highball Halloween

High St. in front of the Convention Center | 6 p.m. | Start at $15
Highball Halloween is Columbus’ biggest Halloween event and the nation’s most elaborate costume party. A one night ticket is $15. The weekend package that includes Friday and Saturday, as well as 6 drink tickets, is $42.

Columbus Italian Festival

Italian Village | 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. | $5
Italian Village will be busy this weekend as the Italian Festival takes over. Enjoy food from the best Italian restaurants in town as well as a variety of live performances.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks

Nationwide Arena | 7 p.m. | Starts at $44
The Blue Jackets play the Anaheim Ducks this Friday at Nationwide Arena. Tickets start at $44. Go CBJ!