Navigator Weekly Planner: The 13 Best Things To Do This Week Including The Weeks, The Rocky Horror Show, And Blue Jackets Home Opener

Welcome to Monday, Columbus. I know we’re taught to dread Monday’s and as of right now, I sort of do. But I’m trying really hard to start thinking of them as new beginnings instead of the end of the happy weekend.

With all the great things happening in Columbus during the week, it’s not hard to get excited for the week! Here are 13 fun things to do this week.

Monday, September 30

DeVotchKa & The Joy Formidable

The Basement | 7 p.m. | $23
Check out some new music by DeVotchKa and their opener The Joy Formidable at the Basement. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door for a night of fun alternative music.

14th Annual Golf Outing

York Golf Club | 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. | $100
Drivers for Survivors is hosting their 14th annual Golf Outing to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. Golfer registration is $100. Non-golfer dinner registration is $20.

Tuesday, October 1

All American Quarter Horse Congress

Ohio Expo Center | 10/1-10/27 | Varies
HEad to the Ohio Expo Center for the world’s largest single-breed horse show. Ticket prices vary based on activity. The showcase will also feature professional bull riding!

The Weeks

The Basement | 7 p.m. | $15
Rock band The Weeks take the stage in The Basement with openers Spendtime Palace and The Vernes. Tickets are only $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

Best of Thanks Obama

Up Front at Shadowbox Live | 8 p.m. | $7
The Thanks Obama comedy troop combines their biggest comedy hits into one epic show for only $7! Food and drink are available for purchase.

Wednesday, October 2

The Black Keys

Nationwide Arena | 7 p.m. | Tickets start at $50
The Black Keys take the stage in Columbus on Wednesday. Modest Mouse will open for the band. Tickets start at $50.

Thurber House Evenings With Authors: Rafael Rosado

Columbus Museum of Art | 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $26.25
Join author Rafael Rosado at the Columbus Museum of Art for a discussion on how he makes his books come to life. Tickets are $26.25 regular and $21 for students and seniors.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

COSI | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $25
Check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit at COSI! Explore the dojo and Splinter’s room, the underground lair, Donatello’s workshop and lab, and the streets of NYC with the team. Adult tickets are $25, $20 for kids, and free for members.

Thursday, October 3

Harvest Blooms at the Conservatory

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.

The Rocky Horror Show

Short North Stage | 8 p.m. | Start at $35
It’s that season again! I know, it’s always early. Get into the spooky spirit with the Rocky Horrow Show at the Short North Stage.

Think Like an Artist Thursdays

Columbus Museum of Art | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | $5
Explore your artistic side and enjoy craft beer, cocktails, and live music at CMA. Cost of the program is included with Thursday evening admission, which is $5 for nonmembers and free for members.

Friday, October 4

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Opening Night

Nationwide Arena | 7 p.m. | Start at $54
The Blue Jackets kick off their season with a home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tickets start at $54.

Lewis Black: The Joke’s On Us Tour

Jo Ann Davidson Theatre | 8 p.m. | Start at $50
Comedian Lewis Black is coming to Columbus. Black is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanor in his comedic style.

Featured image via The Black Keys