Top things to do in Columbus for Sept. 6-8

Pat Metheny: Side-Eye, Sat., Sept. 7

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards and countless “Best Guitarist” polls since he recorded his first album, Bright Size Life, in 1975. A versatile and restless musician, Metheny is now paying it forward with his Side-Eye project, bringing attention to a rotating cast of emerging artists. This Saturday, Metheny will be joined onstage at the Southern by James Francies on keyboard and piano and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Tickets are still available.

Dispatch Fall Home & Garden Show, Sept. 6-8

Head to the Ohio Expo Center this weekend for the Dispatch Fall Home & Garden Show. There you’ll find everything needed to get your home and lawn in tip-top shape for the frigid months ahead—not to mention next year’s growing season. Catch special presentations by the hosts of HGTV’s Good Bones and PBS’ P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table, enter to win prizes and meet with nearly 200 home improvement companies.

Festival for Good, 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7

This end-of-summer party has all the usual trappings—great local food trucks, breweries and bands—but the emphasis is on the many social enterprises in attendance. Peruse goods and services from the likes of Third Way Café, Eleventh Candle Co., Ciela Handmade, The Art of Yoga and dozens more as they assemble for one day near BrewDog on West Town Street in Franklinton.

Columbus Baseball History, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8

Do you know that the Columbus Clippers are one of the only professional baseball teams with a historian on staff? Joe Santry has been working for the Clippers for more than three decades, and you won't find anyone in town with a deeper knowledge of Columbus' rich baseball heritage—from the old Cooper Stadium in Franklinton to today's Huntington Park in the Arena District. Head to the Ohio History Center to hear some of Santry's best stories.


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