Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including The Columbus Arts Festival, Live Shows, And The Tater Tots & Beer Festival

Make sure you don’t miss the 56th annual Columbus Arts Festival this Friday as well as all the fun concerts and shows that are lined up. This weekend offers something for everybody. Whether it’s making Baby Art or chowing down on some tots at the Tator Tot & Beer festival, you’re not going to want to stay inside this time around.

Weather

80 F. A 10% chance of rain.
Sunset at 9 p.m.

The 2017 Columbus Arts Festival

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What: Columbus Arts Festival celebrates its 56th year with music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Enjoy food and drinks as well as work by local artists.
When: Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. to June 11 at 5 p.m.
Where: The Scioto Mile, Civic Center Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Idyll: Visual Poems Of Her, Colored

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What: A solo exhibit by David Butler utilizing pulp-fiction images from the 1960s and 70s to provoke questions on how society views women of color.
When: Friday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Fitness Yoga On The Square

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What: An introductory yoga class for strength, conditioning, and flexibility that’s free and open to the public.
When: Friday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Cd102.5 Presents Local ‘N Live at the Gateway: Tourist Trap

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What: This Friday for Local ‘N Live at the Gateway, Tourist Trap will be performing both original music and acoustic covers.
When: Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Gateway- University District, 1556 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Justin Stone with Andrew Benjamin at The Basement

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What: Justin Stone performs live with Andrew Benjamin at the Basement. Tickets are on sale for $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
When: Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Weather

86 F. A %10 chance of rain.
Sunset at 9 p.m.

Saturday Morning Cartoons – June Edition

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What: A morning of retro cartoon watching with a cereal and milk bar.
When: Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Cd102.5 Summer Kick-Off with Portugal. The Man, Electric Guest

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What: Come to Express Live! and check out big name acts Portugal. The Man and Electric Guest. Tickets are on sale for $10.50 in advance and $20 at the door.
When: Saturday, June 10 at 5 p.m.
Where: Express Live!, 405 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43215

Royal Blood at Newport Music Hall

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What: English rock band Royal Blood plays the Newport with tickets at a flat price of $25 in advance and at the door.
When: Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Clintonville Treasure Hunt (Community Yard Sale)

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What: For the second year in a row, Clintonville area residents will be putting up their wares for sale to the Greater Columbus area.
When: Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Clintonville, Columbus, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio 43202

Diet Cig w/ Sports & Jessica Wabbit

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What: A night of pop punk and fun at Rumba Cafe with live bands Diet Cig, Sports, and Jessica Wabbit.
When: Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

Weather

90 F. 10% chance of rain.
Sunset at 9:01 p.m.

Tater Tots & Beer Festival – Columbus

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What: Sample locally crafted beer and enjoy everyone’s favorite tiny potato snack: the tater tot.
When: Sunday, June 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Baby + Art

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What: Bring your 9+month-old baby and get messy making art.
When: Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Art with Anna, 420 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43209

The Wailers at Newport Music Hall

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What: Legendary reggae band, The Wailers, make their way to Columbus to perform at the Newport.
When: Sunday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Beer Shrimp Boil

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What: Tickets are just $20 for this All-You-Can-Eat Beer Shrimp Boil.
When: Sunday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Park Street Cantina, 491 Park Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Didi, Natural Velvet (MD), Polly Pocket at Spacebar

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What: Witness Natural Velvet’s self-described “art-damaged post-punk” live at Spacebar.
When: Sunday, June 11 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Spacebar, 2590 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

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