14 Super Fun Events In Columbus You Won’t Want To Miss This November

Welcome to November, friends.

Since we’re all about to be in the full swing of the holiday season, it’s probably advantageous to get our calendars in order while we still have the chance.

Whether you’re looking for a glamorous evening out with Broadway in Columbus or looking to learn something new at a class, November has a lot going on, and I can guarantee you’ll find something you won’t want to miss.

Early November

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Columbus is SO Gay: An Image History of LGBTQ Activism | November 1

What: Join Dr. Ken Schneck as he displays images from his work LGBTQ Columbus: Images of Modern America highlighting the heroes and villains that are part of the fabric of Columbus’ LGBTQ history.
When: November 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N High St.

The Great Pumpkin Run: Columbus | November 2

What: Get ready to run! This chilly, fall run has a 5k and Tough Pumpkin option and it’s a great way to work off all of those extra Halloween candy calories.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 2
Where: Genoa Park

Travel Photography and Visual Composition: The Story Behind the Destination | November 2

What: Looking to take your travel photography to the next level? Leonardo Carrizo will be leading a class at Midwest Photo explaining the concept of Visual Language and how to improve your photo composition.
When: November 2 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Midwest Photo, 2887 Silver Drive, Columbus, OH 43211

Bob Dylan and his band| November 4

What: The iconic Bob Dylan will take the stage this weekend on the Ohio State University campus. Talk about bucket list goals!
When: November 4 at 8 p.m.
Where: Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.

Plenty O’Smiles Christmas Cookie Challenge | November 4

What: Help us cheer on Plenty O’Smiles as she competes in Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge on Mon, Nov. 4th! Watch live on the south side of the restaurant with Plenty and Virginia West.
When: November 4 at 11 p.m.
Where: Union Cafe, 782 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

USA vs. Sweden | November 7

What: Cheer on the US Women’s National Team as they go head to head against Sweden. This is the first time the teams have met since they played against one another at the World Cup over the summer.
When: November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: MAPFRE Stadium

COSI After Dark: True Crime (21+) | November 7

What: Calling all amateur sleuths and armchair detectives. This COSI After Dark is for anyone who likes a little mystery along with their science. If True Crime is your jam, then don’t miss this unique After Dark session. Stay sexy and don’t get murdered.
When: November 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: COSI


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March Through Time at Ohio History Center | November 9

What: Take the whole family to explore Ohio’s military history in March Through Time. All Veterans will receive free admission to the Ohio History Center on 11/9. Active duty and military family members will receive a $2 discount.
When: November 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Ohio History Connection, 800 E 17th Ave.

Ohio State Reformatory Ghost Hunt | November 15

What: Search for ghosts at Ohio State Reformatory. The evening will include a psychic medium, a history tour, ghost hunting vigils, and dinner. There will be unlimited refreshments available throughout the night, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, bottled water, and a selection of snacks.
When: November 15 from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, Ohio 44905

Ohio Made Holiday Market | November 15-16

What: Shop Ohio Made on November 15th & 16th at the Hollywood Casino Columbus. The Holiday Market features 80+ one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty small businesses from right here in Ohio.
When: November 15-16, various times
Where: Hollywood Casino, 200 Georgesville Road

Green Gala | November 16

What: Join the Ohio Environmental Council on Saturday, November 16, at the Columbus Downtown Hilton for a spectacular evening celebrating five decades of environmental progress. Guests will honor trailblazers who have fought for a healthier environment for all Ohioans as the evening looks forward at what’s to come.
When: November 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Late November

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Thurber House Presents Senator Sherrod Brown | November 17

What: Thurber House is pleased to present U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in partnership with Gramercy Books. Sen. Brown will be discussing his new book, Desk 88, which profiles eight senators who sat there before him. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child, to Idaho’s Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who stood up to segregationists.
When: November 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Capital University, 1 College and Main, Columbus, Ohio 43209

Wildlights at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium | starting November 15

What: Whether you have been a coming to Wildlights every year or if this is your first year, this is definitely an event that you won’t want to miss out on. Thousands of lights will illuminate the zoo, creating a truly magical experience for the whole family.
When: November 15 through January 5, 5 p.m. to close.
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Les Misérables | starting November 19

What: Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. Do you hear the people sing?
When: November 19 through November 24, various times
Where: Ohio Theatre

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