Navigator Weekly Planner: The 15 Best Things To Do This Week Including Dear Evan Hansen, David Leonard, And Coffee & Comics

Welcome back to another week.

Columbus is full of fun and interesting things to get into this week. From live music to drink tastings to musicals, you’ve got a lot of choices when it comes to getting out on the town.

What are you waiting for? You’ve got plans to make.

Monday, September 16


Woodland’s Tavern | 6 p.m. | Free
Fat Head’s & Jameson Drinking Buddies presents FLIPPO at Woodland’s Tavern. FLIPPO is a cover band that performs classics from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more.

Tongues Untied: 30th Anniversary Screening & Lecture

Wexner Center for the Arts | 7 p.m. | Free
Ohio State Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies celebrates the 30th anniversary of Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs’s documentary on the lives and perspectives of black gay men. This was a groundbreaking film of the time and still fosters strong conversation about what it means to be a black gay man in this world. The screening is followed by a lecture by scholar Darius Bost.

Delaware County Fair

Delaware County Fairgrounds | 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Varies
The Delaware Country fair runs from 9/14-9/21. Check out the amazing projects, beautiful baskets, fun rides, and of course all the fried food you can possibly consume!

Tuesday, September 17

Dear Evan Hansen

Ohio Theatre | 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Tickets start at $90
Dear Evan Hanson is a six time Tony award-winning contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

Nationwide Arena | 7 p.m. | Tickets start at $30
Watch the Blue Jackets take on the Buffalo Sabres at Nationwide Arena to kick off their preseason!

Wednesday, September 18

Yelp Defies Gravity

Gravity | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Free
Yelp will be hosting a fun party that melds art and science in the new Gravity community in Franklinton. You just have to RSVP, which you can do at the link above.

Short North Bourbon Tasting

Bristol Republic | 6 p.m. | $25
As part of a Columbus whiskey tasting series, Bristol Republic is hosting a bourbon tasting of five different bourbons. One in particular is a little special! Arrive between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to finish the tasting on time.

BodyHIIT on the Lawn at Gravity

Gravity | 6:30 a.m. | $5
Cova Cowork and Flex Fitness OT owner Josh will lead a HIIT workout at the new Gravity building. No experience is required. Admission is free for Grvaity residents and Cova Cowork members. $5 fee for all nonresidents.

David Leonard

The Basement | 7 p.m. | $15
Indie artist David Leonard is performing at The Basement! Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Thursday, September 19

Harry Potter Wine Tasting

Jeffrey Park Community Center | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $20
Wine tasting and Harry Potter? Sounds like a good combo to me! The fourth Harry Potter Wine Tasting will be at the Jeffrey Park Community Center. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Bilingual Storytime

Cub Shrub | 9:30 a.m. | Free
Jennifer Morris is a licensed teacher and she’ll be hosting a bilingual storytime at Grandview’s Cub Shrub to help kids become more familiar with the Spanish language! They’ll read a children’s book in Spanish then practice what was learned with hands-on activities.

Steve Hofstetter

Via Vecchia Winery | 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | $20
Steve Hofstetter is one of YouTube’s most popular comics with over 100 million views. Check out what all the fuss is about at his stand-up show at Via Vecchia Winery on South High St.

Friday, September 20

Coffee and Comics

Crimson Cup Coffee House | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Free
Like comics? Like coffee? How could you not? Crimson Cup Coffee House is hosting comic lovers alike to talk about the comic scene in Columbus.

BLENDED: Columbus Symphony and Wine

Gateway | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $25
Gateway is hosting an evening of wine and live chamber music with members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra! The night is all about blends – wines made from more than one grape and string quartet classics that have inspired popular music.

Landon Tewers

Big Room Bar | 7 p.m. | $13
Indie rock artist Landon Tewers will be performing at Big Room Bar with The Lost Boys Collective and Odd Promise! For only $13 you can go check out a new artist!

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