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11 Exciting Events You Won’t Want To Miss This February

February may be a short month, even in a leap year, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to have some fun.

There’s certainly a lot going on this month, and it isn’t all about Valentine’s Day. As far as winter months go, February is my favorite. The daylight is slowly starting to come back, we usually have at least one day of pretty snow, and the Valentine’s Day vibes do ensure it’s all pretty romantic.

If you’re ready to have some fun and you aren’t just looking for Valentine’s celebrations, we’ve got a few suggestions. Happy February, fam.

COSI After Dark: Dinosaurs | Feb. 6

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What: Dinosaurs aren’t just for kids. Walk among giants in the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery and enjoy dinosaur-themed activities. This event is 21+ only.
When: February 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Divinations & Potions at Franklin Park Conservatory | Feb. 7

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What: Join your resident Hogwarts professors for a magical evening delving into the world of potions and divination. Use your green thumb and focus your inner eye to gaze into your future as we cover topics such as tea leaf readings, crystal meditation, plant lore and more. Enjoy Harry Potter-themed light snacks and craft your very own Amortentia potion to sip.
When: February 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203

2020 Columbus Polar Plunge | Feb. 8

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What: Do some freezin’ for a reason this winter and head out to the Columbus Polar Plunge presented by The Basement Doctor. Every year the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of jumpers throughout the state to take the plunge for Special Olympics Ohio. Be a part of the coolest event of the year and take the plunge, donate, spectate or volunteer!
When: February 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Express LIVE, 405 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

DC Super Heroes: Discover Your Superpowers | Feb. 8

What: Head to COSI for the opening day of their new superhero exhibit. Featuring all of your favorite DC superheroes, the day will be full of character experiences, interactive stations, and fun.
When: Exhibit premieres February 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

GALentine’s Succulent Workshop | Feb 11

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What: Break out those green thumbs and join Planthropy for a special succlent workshop. You and your friends will create your own succulent arrangement while learning all about these cute desert plants. Guys and gals are both welcome.
When: February 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Via Vecchia Winery, 2108 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43207

Trixie Mattel: Grown Up | Feb. 15

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What: Trixie Mattel is all grown up and backed by a live band for the first time. Get ready to laugh your butts off.
When: February 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Express LIVE, 405 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Hot Mikey’s Takeover 2020 Launch Party | Feb. 15

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What: The fan-demanded, much-beloved collaboration pizza between Hot Chicken Takeover and Mikey’s Late Night Slice is back for the 5th year. The “Hot Mikey’s Takeover” pizza is made with Warm Chicken Bites and Housemade Ranch from HCT on the perfect LNS Garlicky Crust (with pickles on every slice, of course).
When: February 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Mikey’s Late Night Slice, 268 S 4th St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Purrs & Palettes | Feb. 16

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What: Stop by the Eat, Purr, Love, Cat Cafe for a Valentine’s Day themed Purrs & Palettes. Channel your inner artist as you create a beautiful painting, all while getting some premium cat cuddles.
When: February 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café, 3041 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43202

Martin Lawrence: Lit AF Tour | Feb. 21

What:Hosted by Martin Lawrence, the Lit AF Tour will feature DeRay Davis, Bruce Bruce, Michael Blackson, and Benji Brown. The Tour follows the much-anticipated release of Bad Boys For Life, and will feature some of Lawrence’s biggest and baddest friends and tons of laughs.
When: February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive Columbus, OH 43210

World’s Toughest Rodeo | Feb. 22

What: The CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo will feature three fan favorites: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding. Contestants compete to qualify for the winner takes all Showdown Round. At the free pre-show event, fans can meet and greet the cowboys and cowgirls, Sit on a live bull in the chutes, enjoy pony rides, behind the scene looks, and giveaways.
When: February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 West Nationwide Boulevard Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus Winter Wine Festival | Feb. 29

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What: The festival features a large selection of over 40 wines distributed by Heidelberg Distributing. In addition to the wine sampling, food trucks will be in attendance, as well as a curated selection of artisan vendors. Several local artists have also been selected to assist in the design of the wine sampling booths. Cheers, friends.
When: February 29 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Brewmasters Gate, 485 S Front St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

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