Editor's picks: 15 things to do this weekend

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

It's almost impossible to think of doing anything indoors when the weather's been this unseasonally great. And yet, there's so much great stuff going on this weekend at so many Columbus establishments, whether you're looking to help convince Stone brewing to come to Columbus via a 52-bars-and-counting tap takeover or hit up a beatbox battle. Of course, if the sun's calling you that strongly, you might be interested in the Dublin Irish Festival or helping Crew legend Frankie Hejduk celebrate his 40th birthday with a beach bash. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.


Strand of Oaks at The Basement

One of the year's most engagingly transparent and honest records should make for a great concert in the cozy confines of The Basement.

Connections, Daycreeper and The Gotobeds at Kafe Kerouac

Counterfeit Madison, Envelope and Necropolis at Ace of Cups

Dublin Irish Festival at Coffman Park

"Boyhood" at Gateway Film Center


Midwest Beatbox Battle at Strongwater

Riddle me this: What's something that grows even as it shrinks? The Midwest Beatbox Battle is your answer, duh. Now in its third year, this competition has grown so much it's been split into several smaller, regional affairs. Saturday's event marks the Midwest's regional championships. Expect a packed-house, about 35-40 beatboxers and a damn good time.

"Whad'ya Know" at Fritsche Theater

Gallery Hop in the Short North

Forest & the Evergreens at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar

Tap a Stone at various bars

Frankie Hejduk's Birthday Beach Bash at Flannagan's Dublin


Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes

The last day to catch Daniel Clowes' exhibit at the Wexner. Now you know.

As We Proceed at Double Happiness

Hebdo: Natalie's Anniversary Celebration at Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza

Summer Flea at Seventh Son