I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited for 2019.
If your New Year’s Resolution was to experience more of Columbus, you’re not alone. Exploring our city’s events can be a little intimidating. There’s honestly so much going on all the time that it is hard to keep track sometimes. But that’s where we come in. We sorted through and picked out the best things going on this month, just for you.
What: COSI After Dark is legit one of the best recurring events you can find in Columbus. They are always well organized, but most importantly, they’re fun AF. The theme of this session is “Wizard School”. Tickets for these things sell out so insanely fast, so don’t hesitate order yours! Get more info here.
When: January 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: COSI, 333 W Broad St.
What: I’m a proud cat lady (I know, you’re shocked) and I can’t wait for the fourth annual Amazing Cat Show at 400 W Rich. The art show raises funds and awareness about trap and release programs in the Franklinton neighborhood and visitors can purchase tons of cat themed art. There will also be adoptable cats from Colony Cats on site!
When: January 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 400 W Rich St.
What: Critically acclaimed actress Glenn Close will be speaking in New Albany. In addition to slaying in Hollywood, Close is also an advocate for mental health. Throughout the evening, she’ll discuss her struggles dealing with mental health issues and her work to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental healthcare.
When: January 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: McCoy Center, 100 West E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany
What: Check out some of the city’s most talented singers and instrumentalists during the city-wide celebration, “I, Too, Sing America: Harlem Renaissance at 100.” Tickets for the concert are $21.50 and can be purchased through CAPA.
When: January 18 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E Long St.
What: The 3rd Annual Women’s March will be held in Columbus on January 19. The focus of this year’s march will be to celebrate intersectionality and equality and honor the heroes of the Civil Rights movement. Stay up to date on info regarding the march via their Facebook page.
When: January 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Downtown Columbus, specific location TBA
What: Listen up, muggles! You can have a totally immersive Potter experience this month at the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Concert. The evening will feature a live symphony orchestra accompanying the film on a massive screen. Pretty cool right? Accio, tickets!
When: January 19-20, various times
Where: Columbus Symphony, 55 E State St.
What: Celebrate Easton’s 20th year (I feel so old) with tons of delicious food. Taste of Easton will showcase 25 dining establishments from the area. There will be We’re kicking off our 20th year with a celebration of food! Join 25 of our dining establishments for a Taste of Easton! Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Community Kitchen.
When: January 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Ctr.
What: In the mood for an evening of freaking awesome music? Then join me at the Gregory Alan Isakov w/ Danny Black concert. I thing Gregory Alan Isakov is one of the most interesting and underrated musicians out there right now. If you haven’t heard of him, you can take a listen here. Tickets are $28 in advance and $32 the day of the show.
When: January 24 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St.
What: Nothing kicks off a solid year like going to Wonderball. The annual event at the Columbus Museum of Art is arguably the coolest gala you can attend all year long here in Columbus. Break out your favorite black & white attire and dance the night away in style. Ticket prices vary. Get more info here.
When: January 26 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St.
What: I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell you what Hamilton is. So instead, let me tell you how you can actually get your hands on some tickets. The award-winning musical will be offering a daily lottery where you can snag $10 tickets! It’s not too good to be true, I promise. Read up on how to participate here.
When: January 29-February 17, various showtimes
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St.
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