Editor's picks: 26 things to do this weekend

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Pardon this Nelsonville-heavy newsletter, but the music fest is occupying all my mind space. I'll be covering the music festival this weekend for Alive, so look for plenty of Instagram posts. Otherwise, here's what I'd do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.

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Built to Spill, Flaming Lips and more at Nelsonville Music Festival

This is probably the day to go if you're only looking for one day to go, as far as lineup goes. But I've compiled a helpful list of five hidden gems you might want to check out while you're there (the undercard's always the best, particularly with its Ohio-dominant lineup).

"Don't Think I've Forgotten" at the Wexner Center for the Arts

Yellow Paper Planes at Tree Bar

Grrrls Rock Columbus fundraiser with Didi, Ipps and Kizzy Hall at Ace of Cups

Get your taco on at Mojo Tago

Zombiewalk Columbus at Greater Columbus Convention Center

Art Prom at MINT

The Kafe Kerouac Show at Kafe Kerouac


The Rolling Stones at Ohio Stadium

Hey, maybe you could luck out and get $30 tickets, a limited number of which were released in random sections of the stadium. Could be your day.

"Buyer and Cellar" at Vern Riffe Center, Studio Two Theatre

Nina West's day-ego, Andrew Levitt, stars in this play about being an unemployed actor working in Barbra Streisand's basement, so yeah, sounds pretty amazing!

Bell's 30 for 30 at The Walrus

The Grandview Hop along Grandview Avenue

Seasonal Pulp at Wild Goose Creative

O-GEE Old-School Hip-Hop Party at Strongwater Food & Spirits

Midwest Fresh at Ethical Arts Collective

Sam Moss at Rambling House

CAW's "Remnants" at OSU Urban Arts Space

"Winds of Change: People, Places & Environment" at Cultural Arts Center

Off the Grid at the Wexner Center for the Arts

Simon Majumdar appears at three events at The Commissary

Check out Downtown's latest new bar, restaurant and live music venue, The Walrus


Hurray for the Riff Raff at Nelsonville Music Festival

Hey did you know some anonymous donor gave some money to NMF so you can buy two-for-one Sunday-only tickets? That's 30 buckarinos to see Hurray for the Riff Raff, Merle Haggard, Brandi Carlisle and more.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Rumba Cafe

The Decemberists at LC Pavilion

Warmth Brunch at Ace of Cups

#wildartcolumbus: One Day Pop-Up Art Opening and Live Auction at Wild Goose Creative