Editor's picks: 26 things to do this weekend in Columbus

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Your weekend awaits, Columbus. Let it be awesome. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend, if I could be everywhere all the time.


Rocktoberfest feat. Way Yes, She Bears and The Dewdroppers at Skully's

Alive's fifth annual Rocktoberfest goes down tonight at Skully's with locals Way Yes, She Bears and The Dewdroppers. Get fresh afterwards with DJ Giovanny. There will be drink specials, someone dressed as a bear and general weirdness.

Remember Joey Blackheart and help start a needle exchange program at the inaugural Blackheart Fest at Cafe Bourbon St./The Summit

Indianola Stroll in Clintonville

Nina West's Heels of Horror VII "Sunset Ghoulevard" at Axis Club

Blue Jackets vs. Flames at NWA

It's BOOB Thirty! at Ace of Cups

White Birch Tap Tasting at Growl

"Bad Santa: The Director's Cut" at Wexner Center for the Arts


Open Mike Eagle, Serengeti, Metro & Hafrican at Double Happiness

If you like your hip-hop a little weird and on that alternative tip, this show is for you. Open Mike Eagle put out one of the year's funniest rap albums in Dark Comedy. Serengeti often raps in character as a married man named Kenny who has a thick Chicago accent and loves the Bears, Bulls and White Sox. The alt-rapper has also recorded with artists as diverse as Sufjan Stevens and Odd Nosdam, the underground hip-hop producer who co-founded the label anticon and is perhaps best known as cLOUDDEAD, the lo-fi hip-hop group he formed with Yoni from Why? Columbus rapper Metro was once signed to underground label Def Jux along with local legend Camu Tao in their party-rap group S.A. Smash, while Hafrican is one of the city's latest rising talents. Four great rappers, one great venue. It doesn't get better than this.

Blackheart Fest at Cafe Bourbon St./The Summit

"NOW-ism: Abstraction Today" at Pizzuti Collection

Land-Grant Brewing opens in Franklinton

Circleville Pumpkin Show

German Village's Monster Bash

Shock Around the Clock 24-hour horror marathon at Drexel Theatre

Comic book artists P. Craig Russell and Galen Showman signing at Laughing Ogre

Maker Date Night at Columbus Idea Foundry

Become a Kid Again, adult-themed circus at Strongwater Food and Spirits

Zombie Pub Crawl in the Short North

Writers Block Hip-Hop Music & Art Event No. 09 at The Summit

Dreamers & Indigo Wild at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar

Temples at Newport Music Hall


Try some local pumpkin/fall beers

It's fall, you know want that pumpkin beer. Get it.

Blackheart Fest at Used Kids

MaxFun meetup at Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Market Flea at North Market