Highlights include the return of Ohio State football, Sugarland, Legally Blonde: The Musical and several festivals, including Oktoberfest.
Actors' Theatre-Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St, 444-6888. Dark of the Moon, 9/2 thru 5 at 8 pm. Adm free; donations welcome.
Available Light Theatre-Riffe Center, Studio Two, 77 S High St, 558-7408. Merrily We Roll Along & Stop Sign [language], 9/23 thru 10/2. Adm free; donations suggested; see avltheatre.com for more info.
Broadway Across America-Columbus-Palace Theatre, 34 W Broad St, 431-3600. Legally Blonde: The Musical, 9/28 thru 10/3, Tue-Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 & 8 pm & Sun 1 & 6:30 pm. Tickets $22.50-$132.50.
CATCO-Riffe Center, Studio Two, 77 S High St, 469-0939. The Last Smoker in America, 9/29 thru 10/24, Fri-Sun at 8 pm. Tickets $11.50-$40; see catcoistheatre.org for more info.
Columbus Children's Theatre-Park Street Theatre, 512 N Park St, 224-6672. Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type, 9/16 thru 10/3, Thu-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 1, 3 & 5 pm & Sun at 1 & 3 pm. Tickets $10-$20; colschildrens theatre.org.
Echoes in Time Theatre-Ohio Historical Center/Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Ave, 297-2300. They Rolled, Shouted, Barked like Dogs! Evening with Itinerate Preacher, thru 9/25, Sat at 1 & 3 pm. Tickets $8, seniors $7 & children 6-12 $4.
Evolution Theatre Company-Riffe Center, Studio Two, 77 S High St, (800) 745-3000. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, thru 9/4. See evolutiontheatre.org for tickets & showtimes.
King Arts Complex-867 Mt Vernon Ave, 645-5464. Topdog/Underdog, featuring Eddie George, 9/23 at 7 pm. Tickets $20-$60; call for details.
Mayhem & Mystery-Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W Broad St, 464-0143. Festival Fracas, 9/14 thru 10/26, Tue at 7 pm. Tickets $25.95 for dinner & show.
Shadowbox Cabaret-164 Easton Town Center, 416-7625. Cabaret-style shows with actors serving food & drinks between acts. Nightmare at Shadowbox, 9/2 thru 11/13, Thu at 7:30 pm & Fri-Sat at 7:30 & 10:30 pm; tickets $30, seniors & students $20; The Lunchbox, a showcase of past productions, Fri at noon; tickets $10, seniors & students $5.
Southern Theatre-21 E Main St, 469-0939. Meno-pause: The Musical, 9/7 thru 12, Tue-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 & 8 pm & Sun at 2 & 5:30 pm. Tickets $40-$47.
Saturday, Sept 4
Time Trax-classics & current dance, Concerts on the Creek, 7-9 pm, Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill St, Gahanna, 342-4000. Adm free.
Tuesday, Sept 7
Hallogallo 2010: Michael Rother & Friends-performing music from Neu!, 8 pm, Wexner Center, 1871 N High St, 292-3535. Tickets $20, members & students $16.
Thursday, Sept 9
George Strait & Reba McEntire-with Lee Ann Womack, 7 pm, Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, 431-3600. Tickets $22-$91.50.
Friday, Sept 10
Deftones-with This Will Destroy You, 7 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $32 & advance $29.
Ludo-There For Tomorrow, The Graduate & Tommy & the High Pilots, 6 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $15.
Saturday, Sept 11
Dionne Warwick-7:30 pm, Palace Theatre, 34 W Broad St, 469-0939. Tickets $29-$85.
New Basics Brass Band-PBJ & Jazz, noon-2 pm, Topiary Park, 480 E Town St, 294-5200. Adm free.
Sunday, Sept 12
All People Band-Harmony on the Southside Series, noon-1:30 pm, Mike Dyle Community Garden, 764 Wager St, 732-4666. Adm free.
Hot Hot Heat-with 22-20s & Hey Rosetta, 6 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $15 & advance $13.
Monday, Sept 13
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-with Telekinesis & The Sewing Circle, 7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $10.
Tuesday, Sept 14
Hinder-with My Darkest Days, 7 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $22 & advance $20.
Wednesday, Sept 15
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet-presented by CityMusic Columbus, 8 pm, Lincoln Theatre, 769 E Long St, 223-3093. Tickets $25, seniors $21 & students $11.
Thursday, Sept 16
Electric Six-with the Constellations, 7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $14.
Rosco B-classical guitar from member of 1970s group Soul Partners, with the Buckeye Politicians,
7 pm, Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. Adm free.
Pavement-7 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $32.50.
Tuesday, Sept 21
Matt Hires-7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $10.
Thursday, Sept 23
Badfish-with Scotty Don't & Full Service, 7 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $15 & advance $12.
Lights Over Paris-with Hear Explosions & Hollywood Heartthrob, 7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $10.
Sugarland-with Little Big Town & Randy Montana, 7:30 pm, Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, 431-3600. Tickets $22-$52.50.
Friday, Sept 24
Van Dyke Parks-with Clare & the Reasons, 8 pm, Wexner Center, 1871 N High St, 292-3535. Tickets $20, members & students $16.
Zoso-"The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience," 7 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $15 & advance $12.
Friday, Sept 24 & 25
Guitar Summit-Jazz Arts Group's Great American Songbook Series, with Vernon Reid, Dan Faehnle & Sheryl Bailey, 8 pm, Southern Theatre, 21 E Main St, 469-0939. Tickets $41-$49.
Sunday, Sept 26
Spacehog-7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $12.
Tuesday, Sept 28
Klaxons-with Baby Monster, 7 pm, The Basement, 391 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $12.
Wednesday, Sept 29
Jason Mraz-with Robert Francis, 7 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $38 & advance $35.
Yeasayer-7 pm, Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, 461-5483. Tickets $22 & advance $20.
A Muse Gallery-996 W Third Ave, 299-5003. Kim Goldfarb, 9/1 thru 10/14, reception 9/3, from 6-9 pm. Tue-Sat 11 am-5 pm or by appt. Adm free.
Bryn Du Mansion-537 Jones Rd, Granville (740) 587-7053. Bryn Du Art Show, 9/29 thru 10/8. Tue & Wed 1-5 pm & 5:30-7:30 pm, Thu 1-8 pm, Fri 1-5 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm & Sun 1-5 pm. Adm free.
Canzani Center Gallery-60 Cleveland Ave at Gay St, 222-6163. Shared Spaces: 2010 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, 9/9 thru 12/4, reception 9/8, from 5-7 pm. Tue-Fri 11 am-6 pm, Thu till 8 pm & Sat noon-5 pm; closed Sun. Adm free.
COSI-333 W Broad St, 228-2674. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, thru 9/6. Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm & Sun noon-6 pm. Tickets $13.75, seniors & youth 2-12 $7.50 & members $5.50.
Dublin Arts Council-7125 Riverside Dr, 889-7444. Emerging, student art exhibition, thru 9/24. Tue 10 am-7 pm, Wed-Fri till 5 pm & Sat 11 am-2 pm. Adm free.
Franklin Park Conservatory-1777 E Broad St, 645-1800. Savage Gardens, thru 11/14. Daily 10 am-5 pm (Wed till 8 pm). Adm $11, seniors & students with ID $9, children 3-17 $6 & members & children under 3 free.
Grandview Heights Public Library-1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. Nature Photography, by Shelley Clark Lovegrove, thru 9/30. Mon-Thu 10 am-8:30 pm, Fri till 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm & Sun 1-5 pm. Adm free.
High Road Gallery-12 E Stafford Ave, Worthington, 781-6454. Works of Heart: An All Member exhibit by Worthington Art League, 9/29 thru 10/3. Wed-Sat noon-4 pm. Adm free.
Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor-128 N Oval Mall, Ohio State University, 292-5072. houseWARNING, thru 10/7. Mon, Wed & Fri 9 am-5 pm, Tue & Thu till 7 pm; closed Sat & Sun. Adm free.
McConnell Arts Center-777 Evening St, 431-0329. Invention Released: Tyler Bohm, thru 9/5; Ochre Hornet Moth: Michelle Stitzlein, thru 10/31. Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Thu till 9 pm & Sun noon-5 pm; closed Mon. Adm free.
Mowry Alumni Center-Ohio Wesleyan University, 16 Rowland Ave, Delaware, (740) 203-6908. Art Quilt Works: Tammy Perakis Wallace, thru 9/22. Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm. Adm free.
Ohio Arts Council-Riffe Center, 77 S High St, 644-9624. Deep Space: Ohio Photographers, thru 10/17. Tue 10 am-4 pm, Wed & Fri till 5:30 pm, Thu till 8 pm & Sat-Sun noon-4 pm. Adm free.
OSU Faculty Club-181 S Oval Dr, 292-2262. MEMORIES: Paintings by the late Paul Patton, thru 10/29. Call for hours. Adm free.
OSU Urban Arts Space-50 W Town St, 292-8861. Works by Alan Price, thru 10/2, reception 9/30, from
6-8 pm; Charles A Csuri: Beyond Boundaries, 1963-present, thru 10/9; Visualizing the Experiences of
War, thru 10/23. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 11 am-6 pm & Thu till 8 pm; closed Sun-Mon. Adm free.
Rebecca Ibel Gallery-Linda Gall: Wanton Surrender, thru 9/30, Miranova Gallery, 2 Miranova Pl, Suite 150; Heimir Bjorgulfsson, thru 9/30, Short North Gallery, 1055 N High St. Tue-Fri 11 am-5 pm & by appt. Call 291-2555 for info; both exhibits free.
Sherrie Gallerie-694 N High St, 221-8580. Ceramics by Jack Earl, 9/4 thru 30. Tue-Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat 11 am-5 pm & Sun 1-5 pm. Adm free.
Short North Gallery Hop-galleries open late, live music & more, 9/4, from 4-10 pm, Short North Arts District, N High St from Goodale Blvd to Fifth Ave, 228-8050. Adm free.
Studios on High-686 N High St, 461-6487. A Natural Convergence, works by Beth Himsworth, thru 9/30. Mon-Sat noon-6 pm & Sun 1-6 pm. Adm free.
Terra Gallery-8 E Poplar Ave, 228-4188. Contemporary Landscapes & Cityscapes, 9/4 thru 11/3, reception 9/4, from 4-10 pm. Mon-Sat noon-6 pm & Sun till 5 pm. Adm free.
Wexner Center-1871 N High St, 292-3535. Mark Bradford, thru 10/10. See wexarts.org for more info.
COSI Columbus-333 W Broad St, 228-2674. Animalopolis, Dolphins & Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean, & Shackelton's Arctic Adventure, all thru 9/6; call for showtimes. Tickets $5.50-$7.50.
Wexner Center-1871 N High St, 292-3535. Five Easy Pieces, 1970, 9/3 & 4; Double Take, 2009, 9/9 & 10; Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders, 2008, 9/16 & 17; Planet of the Apes, 1968, 9/21 at dusk (drive in); Cropsey, 2009, 9/23 & 24; My Neighbor, My Killer, 2009, 9/28 & 29. All films at 7 pm; tickets $7, members, seniors & students $5.
COSI-333 W Broad St, 228-2674. Family Friday Night, 9/24, from 5-9 pm. Adm $8 for ages 2 & up.
Devine Farms-672 National Rd, Hebron, (740) 928-8320. Annual Pumpkin Egg Hunt, ages 2-10, 9/25 at 10 am. Adm free.
Grandview Heights Public Library-1685 W First Ave, 486-2951. First Friday Movies, 9/3, from 3:15-5 pm; Saturday Story Stomp, ages 2-5, 9/4 & 18, from 11-11:30 am; Tales for Toddlers, ages 18-36 mos, 9/7, 14, 21 & 28, from 10:15-10:45 am & 11-11:30 am; Baby Games, ages 6-17 mos, 9/8, 15, 22 & 29, from 10:15-10:45 am; Family Story Time, ages 2-5, 9/8, 15, 22 & 29, from 7-7:30 pm; Music & Movement, ages 2-5, 9/13, 20 & 27, from 1-1:30 pm; Sea Glass Jewelry, ages 5 & up, 9/14, from 3:30-4:30 pm; adm $1; Music with Miss Molly, grades K-4, 9/25, from 10:30-11:30 am. All events free unless otherwise listed.
Friday, Sept 3 thru 6
Greek Festival-38th annual event, with food, drinks, dancing, exhibits & more, Fri-Sat 11 am-midnight, Sun noon-midnight & Mon 11 am-7 pm, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N High St, 224-9020. weekend adm $5, seniors $4 & kids under 12 free.
Saturday, Sept 4 thru 6
Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival-annual-cruse-in, parade, live music from British Invasion, McGuffey Lane, Gas Pump Jockeys & more, Sat 10:30 am-11 pm, Sun noon-11 pm & Mon 10:30 am-6 pm, Canal Winchester, High St, 834-9727. Adm free.
Monday, Sept 6
Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival-over 200 fine art & craft artists, music/dance, family activities, food, drinks & more, 10 am-5 pm, Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd, 583-5310. Adm free.
Friday, Sept 10 thru 12
Hot Times Community Arts & Music Fest-local & national musicians, poets, dancers, visual & performance artists, Fri 5:30-11 pm, Sat noon-midnight & Sun 10 am-9 pm, Olde Towne East, Main St & Parsons Ave, (866) 234-0414. Adm free.
Saturday, Sept 11
Columbus GospelFest-local & national artists, plus wellness fair, health screenings, children's activities & more, 10 am-8 pm, Genoa Park, along Washington Blvd, 205-7437. Adm free.
Covered Bridge Festival-tours of historic bridges, art displays, music & more, 9 am-4 pm, 227 E Fifth St, Marysville, (937) 642-6273. Tickets $8-$25.
Festifair Arts & Crafts Festival-more than 80 artists & craft makers display wares for sale, plus food & games, 9 am-4 pm, Main & Fifth sts, Marysville, (937) 645-3087. Adm free.
Saturday, Sept 11-12 & 18-19
Jack Hanna's Fall Fest-special demos, basket weaving, pumpking carving, entertainment & seasonal treats, 9 am-5 pm, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd, 645-3550. Adm free with zoo adm.
Friday, Sept 17 thru 19
Riverfront Arts Festival-up to 150 artists, music, exhibitions, WaterFire, Opera Columbus & more, Fri 5-
9 pm, Sat noon-10 pm & Sun till 5 pm, Genoa Park, along Washington Blvd, 444-5767. Adm free.
Saturday, Sept 18
India Festival-live music, cultural performances, Indian cuisine, fashion show, children's activities & more, 10 am to 10 pm, Veterans Memorial, 300 W Broad St. Tickets $6 & seniors $5; see indiafestival.org for more info.
Saturday, Sept 18 & 19
Devine Farms Pumpkin Festival-opening weekend, with wagon rides, corn maze, pumpkin painting, concessions & more, Sat 10 am-6 pm & Sun noon-6 pm, Devine Farms, 672 National Rd, Hebron, (740) 928-8320. Adm & parking free; some activities $1-$2.
Saturday, Sept 18 thru 25
Delaware County Fair-junior/senior fair animals, exhibits, tractor pulls & more, Sat-Sun 8 am-10 pm & Thu 7 am-10 pm, 236 Pennsylvania Ave, (740) 362-3851. Adm $5-$15.
Friday, Sept 24 & 25
Columbus Microbrew Festival-fifth annual celebration of local ale, Fri 5-9 pm & Sat noon-7 pm, North Market, 59 Spruce St, 463-9664. Tickets $15.
Friday, Sept 24 thru 26
Country Living Fair-fifth annual fair, more than 150 exhibits featuring antiques, vintage furnishings, crafts & more, plus food tastings, cooking demos & more, 10 am-5 pm, Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Ave, (866) 500-3247. Adm $15 & advance $12; weekend pass $20 & advance $15; early bird pass $35 (admission at 9 am).
Oktoberfest-food, drinks & performances by Hank Haller, the Klabberheads, Tommy Schoberg & Sounds of Sorgerbrecher, plus shopping & more, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat noon-11 pm & Sun till 8 pm, Ohio Expo Center & Ohio State Fairgrounds, 717 E 17th Ave, 444-5908. Adm free; see columbusoktoberfest.com for more info.
Saturday, Sept 25
Ohio Proud Fall Harvest-10th annual event, featuring over 20 Ohio Proud companies offering samples from salsas & mustards to butter toffee & ostrich burgers, 10 am-6 pm, Easton Town Center, Town Square, (800) 647-7683. Adm free; visit ohioproud.org for more info.
Columbus Clippers-Huntington Park, Neil Ave & Nationwide Blvd, 462-5250. Homes games: Toledo, 9/2 at 4:35 pm & 9/3 at 7:05 pm. Tickets $3-$15.
Columbus Crew-Columbus Crew Stadium, I-71 & 17th Ave, 447-2739. Home games: Seattle, 9/18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $23-$45; parking $7.
Columbus Polo Club-Bryn Du Mansion (front lawn), 537 Jones Rd, Granville, (740) 587-7053. The Columbus Polo Club takes on clubs from around the state, Sundays at 2 pm, weather permitting, thru Sept. Adm free.
Ohio Expo Center-717 E 17th Ave, 644-3247. Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show, 9/9 thru 13, Thu-Mon at 8 pm; adm free. See eoqha.us for more info.
OSU Sports-292-2624. Call for tickets.
Field hockey-Woody Hayes North Turf Field. Syracuse, 9/3 at 3 pm; Kent State, 9/5 at 2 pm; Northwestern, 9/24 at 3 pm; Robert Morris, 9/29 at 3 pm.
Football-Ohio Stadium. Marshall, 9/2 at 7:30 pm; Miami (Fla), 9/11 at 3:40 pm; Ohio, 9/18 at noon; Eastern Michigan, 9/25 (time TBA).
Soccer, men's-Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. College of Charleston, 9/3 at 7:30 pm; Buffalo, 9/5 at 2:30 pm; Akron, 9/29 at 7 pm.
Soccer, women's-Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Akron, 9/5 at 6 pm; Cleveland State, 9/8 at 7:30 pm.
Volleyball, women's-St John's Arena. Bowling Green, 9/18 at 7:30 pm; Cleveland State at 11:30 am & Xavier at 7:30 pm, both 9/19.
Scioto Downs-6000 S High St, 491-2515. Live harness racing, simulcast racing year round. Grandstand adm $1.50, clubhouse/patio/penthouse adm $3, parking $1; Sun-Wed adm & parking free.
Metro Parks-1069 W Main St, Westerville, 508-8000. Parks offer a varied schedule of events for children and adults; call or write for specific schedules.
Battelle-Darby Creek-1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway; trails, study sites, playground, environmental study sites, 6,633 acres.
Blacklick Woods-6975 E Livingston Ave, one mile E of Brice Rd, Reynoldsburg; nature preserve, nature center, trails, playground, in-line skating, golf course, 643 acres.
Blendon Woods-4265 E Dublin-Granville Rd, E of Big Walnut Creek, Westerville; nature center, wildlife refuge, disc golf course, trails, playground, 654 acres.
Chestnut Ridge-8445 Winchester Rd NW, two miles W of Rt 33 in Fairfield County; eastern limit of Wisconsin glaciation, trails, lake, playground, picnicking, 487 acres.
Clear Creek-185 Clear Creek Rd, Rockbridge, northern Hocking & southern Fairfield counties; Ohio's largest nature preserve, hiking, canoeing, pet trail, 5,252 acres.
Glacier Ridge-9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City, NW of Dublin; hiking trails, picnic areas, 200-acre wetland, bridle trail, wind turbine, 1,038 acres.
Heritage Trail-7262 Hayden Run Rd, Hilliard; six-mile multiuse trail along abandoned railroad, three-mile bridle trail, 87 acres.
Highbanks-9466 Rt 23 N, at the Delaware County line; nature center, trails, nature preserve, streamside study area, wetland shelter, 1,146 acres.
Pickerington Ponds-7680 Wright Rd, Canal Winchester; wildlife observation sites, hiking/biking trails, 1,405 acres.
Prairie Oaks-3225 Plain City-Georgesville Rd, St Rt 142, West Jefferson; trails, wetland areas, picnic areas, bridle trail, 1,635 acres.
Scioto Audubon-395 W Whittier St; birding, fishing, boating, hiking & jogging, plus the Audubon Center, with classrooms, a library, outdoor amphitheatre, nature store & more, 71 acres.
Sharon Woods-6911 Cleveland Ave, N of I-270; trails, nature preserve, Schrock Lake, Spring Hollow Lodge, trails, 762 acres.
Slate Run-1375 St Rt 674 N, Canal Winchester; Slate Run Living Historical Farm (working farm with tools, equipment and methods of the 1800s), trails, wetlands, playground, 1,715 acres.
Three Creeks-3860 Bixby Rd, Groveport; flood plain at the convergence of Alum, Big Walnut and Blacklick creeks, multiuse trails and tram, athletic fields, 1,050 acres.
Central Ohio Fire Museum & Learning Center-260 N Fourth St, 464-4099. Authentically restored 1908 fire engine house, featuring antique fire memorabilia & educational displays. Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm, group tours by appt; closed Sun-Mon. Adm $6, seniors $5 & children $4.
Columbus Museum of Art-480 E Broad St, 221-4848. Featuring works from the museum's collection of Impressionism, German Expressionism, Cubism, American Modernism & contemporary art, including works by Degas, Picasso, Monet, Hopper & Bellows (also see Exhibitions); plus the Russell Page Sculpture Garden; group tours available. The Museum Shop features books, jewelry & gift items; the Palette Express is open Tue-Sun 10 am-3 pm & Thu till 8:30 pm; closed Mon. Museum hours Tue-Sun 10 am-5:30 pm & Thu till 8:30 pm. Adm $10, seniors & students with ID $8, children 6-17 $5, kids 5 & under & members free.
Great Circle Museum-455 Hebron Rd, Heath, (800) 589-8224. Great Circle Earthworks, interactive video, timeline of ancient cultures & explanation of earthworks' alignment with the sun & moon. Mon-Fri
8:30 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm & Sun 1-5 pm. Adm free.
Hanby House-160 W Main St, Westerville, (800) 600-6843. Home of composer Benjamin Hanby, creator of "Darling Nelly Gray" & the children's Christmas song "Up On the Housetop"; on the National Register of Historic Places; items on display include original furniture & personal effects of the Hanbys. Sat-Sun 1-4 pm May thru Sept (by appt year-round). Adm $3, seniors $2.50, children 5-17 $1, 4 & under & OHS members free.
Heritage Museum-530 E Town St, 228-6515. Designed by architect George Bellows & built in 1852, this Renaissance Italian villa-style home was occupied as the governor's mansion by David Tod from 1862 to 1864; restored & maintained by the Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity. Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm & Sat-Sun by appt only. Donations suggested.
Kelton House Museum & Garden-586 E Town St, 464-2022. Once home to interior designer Grace Bird Kelton, this 1852 Greek Revival/Italianate house was a stop on the Underground Railroad; contains Kelton family mementos, antique music boxes & Victorian furnishings & gardens; operated by the Junior League of Columbus. Sun 1-4 pm or by appt at least 30 days in advance. Adm $6, seniors $4, students & children $2 & children 5 & under free.
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum-13515 Yarmouth Dr, Pickerington, 856-2222. Motorcycles & displays representing all aspects of motorcycling since the turn of the century, plus a gift shop & traveling exhibits; operated by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation. Daily 9 am-5 pm. Adm $10, seniors $8, AMA members $5, students 12-17 $3, children 11 & under free.
Motts Military Museum-5075 S Hamilton Rd, 836-1500. Features an extensive collection & preservation of personal stories & memorabilia from the men & women who served in the U.S. military. The Museum Shop features historic books, jewelry & gift items. Tue-Sat 9 am-5 pm & Sun 1-5 pm. Adm $5, seniors $4 & students $3.
Ohio Craft Museum-1665 W Fifth Ave, 486-4402. The only museum in the Midwest devoted wholly to collecting & displaying fine crafts. On display are the works of members of the Ohio Designer Craftsmen. Includes ceramics, contemporary fiber, studio glass, fine woodworking, metal & jewelry. Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm (during exhibitions). Adm free.
Ohio Historical Center-I-71 & 17th Ave, (800) 686-6124. Galleries depicting natural & recorded history & archaeology of Ohio; state archives & library located in three-story block cantilevered over the museum base; operated by OHS. Thu 10 am-7 pm & Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm. Adm $8, seniors $7, children 6-12 $4, 5 & under & members free; parking $4 & members free.
Orange Johnson House-956 High St, Worthington, 885-1247. Restored 1811 & 1819 home of Orange Johnson, comb maker, road builder & banker; furnished in 1830s style; restored & maintained by the Worthington Historical Society. Sun 2-5 pm April thru Sept, group tours by appt; closed Mon-Sat. Adm $3, children 6-12 $2 & under 5 free.
Thurber House-77 Jefferson Ave, 464-1032. Literary center located in the restored Victorian home of James Thurber's family, furnished with period furniture & Thurber artifacts, featuring a Thurber bookstore & events such as author readings & writing programs. Daily 1-4 pm. Free self-guided tours Mon-Sat; guided tours Sun, adm $2.50, seniors & students $2.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium-4850 W Powell Rd (on the Scioto River, Rt 257, four miles N of Rts 161 & 33), 645-3550. Nationally known zoo featuring more than 600 species of wildlife, including an exhibit focusing on habitat preservation; manatees in a 190,000-gallon pool; collection of lowland gorillas; songbird aviary; prairie dog habitat; African Forest, Asia Quest & Islands of Southeast Asia & Australia areas; pachyderm exhibit, & a historic 1914 Mangels-Illions carousel featuring the original horses & Wurlitzer organ. Daily 10 am-5 pm. Adm $12.99, seniors & children 2-9 $7.99 & under 2 free; parking $5.
COSI Columbus-333 W Broad St, 228-2674. Hands-on museum on the Scioto peninsula downtown, featuring high-tech displays & interactive exhibits on science & industry, plus WOSU@COSI, a working TV & radio studio. Exhibition areas include Ocean, with a mystical seas area & scientific ocean exploration & Space, with exhibits on space exploration, plus little kidspace for children, seven-story Extreme Screen Theater (also see Film), Big Science Park, Atomic Café restaurant, Science2Go! Store & more. Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm & Sun noon-6 pm. Adm $13.75, seniors $12.75, children 2-12 $8.75, under 2 & members free.
Franklin Park Conservatory-1777 E Broad St, 645-8733. Opened in 1895; houses more than 400 plant species in four climatic zones, educational & art exhibitions (also see Exhibitions), four-acre community garden campus, Chihuly glass collection, a permament light installation by James Turrell in the Palm House, orchid & bonsai collections & an 88 acre park with formal outdoor gardens, plus Botanica, gift shop & green house, & Conservatory Garden Café. Daily 10 am-5 pm & Wed till 8 pm. Adm $11, seniors & students $8, children 3-17 $6, under 3 & members free.
Inniswood Metro Gardens-940 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville, 895-6216. Featuring more than 2,000 plant species in 121 acres of gardens & landscaped areas with an herb garden, woodland rock garden & three miles of walking trails. Daily 7 am-dusk. Free.
Jack Nicklaus Museum-2355 Olentangy River Rd, 247-5959. Honoring the legendary golfer who played for OSU before beginning his professional career; featuring artifacts & memorabilia from Nicklaus's life & career, art gallery exhibit dedicated to OSU's 100-year golf history & more. Tue-Sat 9 am-5 pm; closed Sun-Mon. Adm $10, students with ID $5.
Ohio Statehouse-Broad & High sts, 752-9777. Beautifully restored Civil War-era Statehouse & 1901 Senate building, featuring a visitors' center, museum, gift shop & café. Mon-Fri 7 am-6 pm & Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm; guided tours available Mon-Fri 10 am-3 pm & Sat-Sun noon-3 pm. Adm free.
Olentangy Indian Caverns-1779 Home Rd, Delaware (off Rt 23, six miles N of I-270, follow the signs), (740) 548-7917. Tours of historic triple-level caverns once inhabited by Wyandot Indians, plus gem mining & a museum with artifacts & geological displays; miniature golf, climbing wall, petting zoo, picnic area & playground available. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm. Adm $8.50, children 7-16 $5 & 6 & under free.
Thurber House-77 Jefferson Ave, 464-1032. Literary center located in the restored Victorian home of
James Thurber's family, furnished with period furniture & Thurber artifacts, featuring a Thurber bookstore & events such as author readings & writing programs. Daily 1-4 pm. Free self-guided tours Mon-Sat; guided tours Sun, adm $2.50, seniors & students $2.
Topiary Garden-E Town St & Washington Ave, 645-0197. Topiary reproduction of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, the postimpressionist painting by Georges Seurat, plus a visitors' center/gift shop. The only such re-creation in the world, featuring sculpted evergreen representations of 54 people, eight boats, three dogs, a cat & a monkey, plus a pond representing the River Seine, all covering half an acre in the nine-acre park; the tallest figure is 12 feet. Daily sunrise-sunset. Adm free.
Wexner Center-1871 N High St, 292-3535. Multidisciplinary contemporary arts center designed by noted architect Peter Eisenman. Focusing on cutting-edge culture from around the world, with exhibitions, film & video screenings, concerts, dance, theater & public lecture programs, as well as Cam's on Campus eatery (Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm, Sat 11 am-2 pm). Galleries open Tue, Wed & Sun 11 am-6 pm & Thu-Sat till 8 pm. Ticket prices vary; see wexarts.org.
Friday, Sept 10
From Field to Table Dinner-cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, garden walks, al fresco dining & more, benefiting Franklin Park Conservatory, 6-10:30 pm, 1777 E Broad St, 645-6402. Tickets $300-$3,000; call for info.
Thursday, Sept 16
An Evening with TBDBITL-private performance by Ohio State Marching Band, plus special VIP cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, live auction & more, 6 pm, Huntington Club, Stadium Dr (west side, gate 17-21). Call 227-1602 for ticket info.
Friday, Sept 17
Halfway to St Patrick's Day Party-green beer & food from Columbus Culinary Institute, plus bagpipers, leprachauns, step dancers, music & more, 6-9 pm, Smith Brothers, 580 N Fourth St, 846-2440. Tickets $40; see centralohio.cff.org for more info.
Saturday, Sept 18
Children's Hospital Black Tie Ball-hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, dancing to the music of the Reaganomics & silent auction, benefiting Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Center, 7:30 pm, Medallion Country Club, 5000 Club Dr, Westerville, 791-1826. Tickets $75 ($100 after 9/17).
Cozy Cat Cottage Fundraiser-hors d'oeuvres, live music, wine, massages, psychic readings & more, benefiting Cozy Cat Cottage Adoption Center, 7-10 pm, Cedarbrook Garden Center, 6058 Glick Rd, 325-4227. Adm $50/couple & advance $30. See cozycatcottage.com for more info.
Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens Preview Party-(see Miscelleanous) exclusive tour of homes, plus cocktail reception & dinners at private residences, tours from 4-7 pm, reception from 6:30-8 pm & dinners at 8 pm. Tickets $100; see www.shortnorthcivic.org for more info.
Sunday, Sept 19
Rwandan Fete-hosted by Partners in Conservation, cocktail reception at 5 pm with African marketplace, dinner at 6 pm & program with Jeff Ramsey, director of Imbabazi Orphanage, plus live auction, 4850 W Powell Rd. Tickets $65; table of 8 $500. See www.columbus zoo.org for more info.
Thursday, Sept 23
After-Party With a Purpose-(also see Theater) jazz band, silent auction, plus Eddie George as DJ, benefiting Afterschool Arts Institute at King Arts Complex, 9:30 pm, King Arts Complex, 867 Mt Vernon Ave, 645-5464. Tickets $20-$25.
Columbus Chamber Clambake-87th annual networking & seafood extravaganza, 5-9 pm, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd, 225-6946. Tickets $95 & members $85; table of 8 $680 & members table of 8 $760; hospitality host $350 (includes 2 dinner tickets & one 8 foot table).
Opening Night Patron Gala-(also see Miscelleaneous) preview event for Arts, Design & Antiques, hors d'oeuvres, live auction & more, 7-10 pm, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St, 629-0322. Tickets $150.
Friday, Sept 24
Night of Chocolate-live music, wine, cocktail buffet & unique chocolate style show, benefiting the Wellness Community of Greater Columbus, 7:30 pm, Haaf Hall, Grange Corporate Office, 671 S High St, 791-9510. Call for tickets.
Wednesday, Sept 1
Creekside Farmers' Market-homegrown produce, baked goods, flowers & more, 4-6 pm, 123 Mill St, 342-4041. Adm free.
Wednesday, Sept 1 thru 29
Dublin Farmer's Market-vendors with fruits, vegetables, baked goods, dairy products & more, 4-7 pm, Dublin Community Church, 81 W Bridge St. Adm free; see dublinfarmersmarket.com for more info.
Thursday, Sept 2 thru 30
Market at 15th & High-vegetables, cheeses, meats, baked goods & more sold by local farmers, Thu 4-7 pm, Wexner Center Plaza, 1871 N High St, 292-9923. Adm free.
Friday, Sept 3 thru 28
Pearl Market-fresh produce, baked goods, jewelry, handmade goods & more, Tue & Fri 10:30 am-2 pm, Pearl Alley, 645-5133. Adm free.
Friday, Sept 3
American Red Cross Blood Drive-registration not required & walk-ins welcome, 11 am-5 pm, Community Room at Easton Town Center. Call 750-0616 for info & directions.
WaterFire-with BalletMet, performance at 7:30 pm, lighting at 8:30 pm & final performance at 9 pm, Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St. Adm free; see waterfirecolumbus.com for more info.
Saturday, Sept 4 thru 6
Traditional Powwow-auction, dance & hand drum contests, plus 5K walk/run & more. See naicco.org for more info; tickets $7, seniors & students $3.
Saturday, Sept 4 & 11
Gallery Walk Gahanna-shopping, dining & special demos from artists, Sat 4-9 pm, Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill St, 418-9114. Adm free.
Grove City Farmer's Market-summer harvest items for sale, Sat 8 am-noon, town center, Broadway & Park St, 875-9762. Adm free.
Saturday, Sept 4 thru 25
Worthington Farmers Market-vendors selling produce, plants, meats & homemade foods, 9 am-noon, High St at 161, 888-3040. Adm free.
Tuesday, Sept 7 thru 28
Hilliard Farm Market-Ohio grown produce, prepared foods, agriculture products, flowers & more, 4-
7 pm, downtown Hilliard, Main & Center sts. See Hilliard Farm Market on Facebook for more info. Thursday, Sept 9
Tami Longaberger book signing-Weaving Dreams signing, 7-9 pm, Barnes & Noble, 4005 Townsfair Way, 383-1602. Adm free.
Friday, Sept 10
Evenings with Authors-presented by Thurber House, Thrity Umrigar, reading from The Weight of Heaven, 7:30 pm, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave, 464-1032. Tickets $20, advance, seniors & students $18. See thurberhouse.org for more info.
Sunday, Sept 12
All Horse Parade-more than 550 horses, mules & donkeys, plus live music, 3-5 pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave, Delaware, (740) 362-3851. Adm free.
Downtown Powell Street Market-more than 120 vendors with antiques, collectibles, arts/crafts, plants, produce & more, 9 am-5 pm, 47 Hall St, Powell, 396-3336. Adm free.
New Albany Walking Classic-10K walk at 9 am; visit newalbanywalkingclassic.com for registration info.
South of Broad Street Tour-hear about the only woman to win Miss America twice, plus a story about the start of the OSU marching band salute, noon-2 pm, Engine House 12, 734 Oak St, (866) 234-0414. Adm free.
Strides for Hope-5K run/walk, promoting ovarian cancer awareness & education, 9 am, Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, 546-9498. Call for registration info.
Tuesday, Sept 14
Red Carnation Day-109th anniversary of Ohio Governor & US President William McKinley's death, Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High sts. See ohiostatehouse.org for more info.
Wednesday, Sept 15
Slice of Columbus-pizza from local shops, live music, children's activities & more, benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital, 5-10 pm, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave, 461-5483. Tickets $12, advance $10, children 5 & under free.
Friday, Sept 17
WaterFire-with Opera Columbus, performance at 7:30 pm, lighting at 8:30 pm & final performance at 9 pm, Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St. Adm free; see waterfirecolumbus.com for more info.
Friday, Sept 17 & 18
Ceramic & Doll Show & Sale-manufacturers, vendors, artists & teachers showcasing ceramic fired arts, Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, 644-3247. Adm $7, children 12 & under free.
Friday, Sept 17 thru 26
Designer Showcase-tour the historic Houston House decorated in late 1800s, Sat & Sun noon-5 pm, 265 W Fifth St, Marysville, 582-2333. Adm $10.
Saturday, Sept 18
Kitchen Kapers-23rd annual event, tour of gourmet kitchens, plus food from area restaurants, benefiting Riverside Methodist Hospital, noon-5 pm. Tickets $20; see kitchenkapers.org for more info.
WaterFire-with Ladies of Longford, performance at 7:30 pm, lighting at 8:30 pm & final performance at
9 pm, Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St. Adm free; see waterfirecolumbus.com for more info.
Sunday, Sept 19
Gahanna Flea Market-antiques, handmade crafts, collectibles & more, 9-5 pm, Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S Hamilton Rd, 475-3342. Adm free.
Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens-(also see Parties) showcasing architecture, interior design, landscaping & personalities of ten area homes, 10 am-6 pm. Tickets $20 & advance $15. See shortnorthcivic.org for more info.
Thursday, Sept 23 thru 26
Art Design & Antiques Market-(also see Parties) antiques, contemporary art, vintage car show & more, 10 am-5:30 pm, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St, 629-0312. Tickets $10; three day pass $15.
Friday, Sept 24
Columbus Food & Wine Affair-grand tasting with food from area restaurants, 6:30-10:30 pm, Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, 882-4852. Tickets $125; see foodandwineaffair.com for more info.
Saturday, Sept 25
Grandview Hop-food, drinks, shopping, live music, art & more, 5-9 pm, Grandview Ave between First
& Fifth Ave. Adm free; see thegrandviewhop.com for more info.
Old Worthington Market Day-more than 250 exhibitors displaying hand crafted goods, meats & homemade treats, plus entertainment & flea market, 9 am-4:30 pm, High St at 161, 888-3040. Adm free.
Sunday, Sept 26
New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day-watch 30 of North America's top professional riders compete in show jumping, David Archuleta concert, family entertainment, carriage/carnival rides, clowns, face painting, petting zoo & more, 10 am-5 pm, Wexner Residence, 1 Classic Dr, 939-3026. Adm $15, children 12 & under free with adult.
Monday, Sept 27
Evenings with Authors-presented by Thurber House, David Rakoff, reading from Half Empty, 7:30 pm, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave, 464-1032. Tickets $20, advance, seniors & students $18. See thurberhouse.org for more info.