Navigator Weekender: The 14 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Brews Over Beats, Columbus Taco Fest, And Rock On The Range

Congratulations! You survived another week! Now it’s time to reward yourself with a fun-filled weekend! There’s so much to do this weekend and here’s 14 of the best.


High of 73F. Rain likely.

Brews Over Beats: Craft Beer and Hip Hop

What: Presented by Seventh Son Brewing & 2X2 Hip-Hop Festival, the Brews Over Beats will showcase a variety of craft breweries as well as hip-hop artists.
When: May 18, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 2000 S. High St.

Evil Dead: The Musical

What: This show captures the Evil Dead films in a hilarious retelling for this theatrical performance.
When: May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Club Diversity

The Spider Weaver: The legend of the Kente Cloth

What: This performance is a recreation of the book by Margaret Musgrave. The show will feature traditional songs and dance to showcase the African culture and the role of the Kente cloth.
When: May 18, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Theatre


Hugh of 79F. Thunderstorms.

Comedy Get Down feat. Cedric the Entertainer

What: Cedric the Entertainer will be joined by Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez for a hilarious night of comedy.
When: May 19, 8 p.m.
Where: Schottenstein Center

Children’s Garden Grand Opening

What: Franklin Park Conservatory has been working hard to give us a beautiful new children’s garden and it’s finally ready! Check it out at the grand opening this weekend!
When: May 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory

Columbus Taco Fest

What: The 1st annual Columbus Taco Fest! Enjoy the weekend with tacos, tequila, and music at what’s sure to be a great kick-off to festival season.
When: May 19, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Genoa Park

Art for Franklinton 2018

What: Franklinton Arts District is proud to announce the fourth annual Art for Franklinton at the Idea Foundry. The fundraiser will include both a silent auction and a live auction to support the Franklinton art community.
When: May 19, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W. State St.

Village Valuables

What: This is the biggest yard sale ever. German Village residents flood the sidewalks and yards with a variety of items to browse to a fun and chill Saturday morning.
When: May 19, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: German Village

Coming to America: Special Screeening

What: The Drexel is doing a special screening of “Coming to America”, one of the films in the exhibition “Creating the Illusion”. This will be the 30 year anniversary of the screening.
When: May 19, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Drexel Theatre

Steven Wright

What: Presented by CAPA, Steven Wright will be performing this weekend at the Riffe Center Theatre! This is definitely not a show to miss as he shares his comedic view of the world.
When: May 19, 8 p.m.
Where: Riffe Center Theatre

Race For The Cure

What: Race for the Cure is back to Columbus. The Susan G. Komen foundation is working to end cancer, one race at a time. Whether you’re running or cheering on those who are, it’s a great cause to get behind.
When: May 19, 8 a.m. expo opens and 9:45 a.m. race starts
Where: Downtown Columbus


High of 85F. Thunderstorms in the afternoon.


What: The New Albany Ballet Company has put on a charming ballet of the classic Cinderella. Join the dancers as they tell the tale of the stage at the Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts.
When: May 20, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Where: Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts

The Benefit

What: The fifth annual Benefit show is this weekend where dancers, musicians, and singers from the community come together to put on a variety of performances from classical to rock. All proceeds go to support the National Hemophilia Foundation Central Ohio chapter.
When: May 20, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Davidson Theatre, Riffe Center

Rock on the Range

What: Rock on the Range is back again this year with headliners like Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool and Godsmack.
When: May 18- May 20, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Mapfre Stadium

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