Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Ray Ray’s Opening, OSU VS. Michigan State, and Black Restaurant Week

It may be cold, but there are still plenty of reasons to button up your coat, throw on a scarf, and head out! What are you doing this weekend, Columbus?

Weather

34F. Sunny.

Waitress

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What: The award-winning musical Waitress will be wrapping up this weekend. The show, which tells the story of a small town waitress who decides to change her life for herself, and her daughter. Waitress runs 2.5 hours and tickets are available here.
When: November 10 at 8 p.m. with more shows throughout the weekend.
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 East State St. Columbus, OH 43215

OSU Women’s Soccer NCAA Game

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What: The Buckeyes will take on SEC-foe, Vanderbilt University in a first-round match Friday Night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The 4th seeded Buckeyes are coming off an amazing season, which included many Big 10 honors.
When: November 10 at 6 p.m.
Where:Jesse Ownes Memorial Stadium, 2450 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes

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What: The Columbus Blue Jackets will take on the Hurricanes on Friday night. The Blue Jackets are looking to redeem themselves after a three-game losing streak. Ticket prices vary.
When: November 10 at 7 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

CAC Studio Sale

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What: The Columbus Cultural Arts Center open their doors for the annual studio sale which showcases CAC artist’s work that is available for purchase! Perfect for holiday gifts or starting your own art collection, there will be a wide variety of artwork to browse and purchase! Support local Columbus artists at this event.
When: November 10 at 5 p.m.
Where: Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 W Main St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Junk Bash Vintage Market

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What: Junk Bash Vintage Boutique brings together superbly curated vintage, vintage-inspired, handmade, fashion and craft goods from coast to coast. The show will feature the best of the best purveyors taking up home at Ohio Expo’s newly constructed, 75,000 sq. ft. Cardinal Hall in Columbus. No gimmicks, just great shopping.
When: November 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Where: Ohio Expo Center Cardinal Hall, 717 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

Weather

40F. Partly Cloudy.

OSU vs. Michigan State

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What: Coming back after a devastaing loss to Iowa, The Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the other team up north, Michigan State. Tickets are available here.
When: November 11 at Noon
Where: Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

Ohio Made Holiday Market

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What: Ohio Made Market is pleased to host the 2nd Annual Holiday Market at the Hollywood Casino Event Center in Columbus, Ohio! The market features Ohio’s top talent in handmade products! You’ll want to shop local this Holiday season with over 100 phenomenal vendors.
When: November 11 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Casino, 200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43228

Ray Ray’s Grand Opening!

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What: Ray Ray’s Hog Pit is officially opening at Land-Grant Brewing. The blowout, grand opening will be going all day. So stop in for lunch and stay for dinner. You won’t be disappointed.
When: November 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Land-Grant Brewing, 424 W Town St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Bexley Shop Hop

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What: Bexley’s historic Jeffrey Mansion will be transformed into a stunning upscale marketplace featuring dozens of unique, boutique-style retailers. Merchandise featured includes items such as upscale home-furnishings and antiques, artwork, clothing, jewelry, gift-style foods, personal accessories and much, much, more.
When: November 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N Parkview Ave, Bexley, Ohio 43209

Party With A Purpose!

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What: Woodland’s Backyard, the Ohio Taproom, and Best Buddies are teaming up to put on the first-ever Party with a Purpose! General admission includes tailgate food & free duckpin bowling. Tickets are $25 and can be purhased here.
When: November 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave. Columbus, OH 43215

Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Showdown

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What:Join 100 Craftin’ Outlaws who will be taking over the Greater Columbus Convention Center with DIY attitude. Shop the best of handmade from vendors all over the midwest and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Admission is free.
When: November 11-12 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Weather

46F. Cloudy with afternoon showers.

The Annual TWIG Bazaar

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What:The Annual TWIG Bazaar benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the largest single-day event sponsored by TWIG. Members spend countless hours crafting both traditional and unique items that include: home décor, seasonal items, children’s collectibles and many other holiday gift ideas. Shoppers can purchase an early entrance pass into the event by making a $25 donation to Nationwide Children’s.
When: November 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Ohio Expo Center Fairgrounds Lausche Building, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211

The Dark Crystal (1982) 35th Anniversary In 35mm

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What: The Gateway Film Center is inviting fans of all ages to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Dark Crystal (1982) on the big screen. From the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson, this masterpiece of animation recounts the timeless tale of good vs. evil and has become a cult favorite of children and grown-ups alike! Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here.
When: November 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Polaris Holiday Parade

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What: Head to Polaris Fashion Place for their annual Holiday Parade and Kick Off! The parade welcomes Santa to his set for the season brought to you by the Worthington Kilbourne High School Band and many more holiday characters!
When: November 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, Ohio 43240

CULYP Black Restaurant Week

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What: Join Columbus Urban League Young Professionals for Black Restaurant Week!
CULYP Black Restaurant Week is a chance for black-owned restaurants to offer dining deals to Columbus residents and raise awareness of their business. Participating restaurants include The Pitt BBQ, Aerial Wine Boutique, Just Naturally Yummy Bakery & Catering, J Hot Fish, Creole Kitchen, B&K Smokehouse, and Lincoln Cafe. All Resturants will have select menu items that range from $10 – $25.
When: November 12-18, 2017
Where: Various Locations

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