Weekend Picks: Earth Day, Big Cats and More

Columbus Monthly staff
Volunteers from Corna Kokosing, from left, Doug Betchie, Colleen Kresse, and Jamie Srbljan, harvest lettuce to help out at the Four Seasons City Farm in Old Town East, during Earth Day Columbus in 2018.

Earth Day Columbus, Friday, April 12 to Saturday, April 20

Earth Day is next Monday, but Earth Day Columbus—a weeklong beautification effort in Central Ohio—kicks off this weekend. Plant trees, clean up litter or join in on one (or more) of the dozens of volunteer opportunities. Start the weekend with tree planting at Alum Creek in Westerville (12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12), choose from more than 60 Saturday events, then wrap things up on Sunday with invasive plant removal, neighborhood cleanups or any of 20 other activities.

National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13

Photographer Steve Winter has traveled the world in an effort to capture images of the world’s fiercest felines. He’ll show off stunning photos of jaguars, cougars, leopards and tigers—and his stories of adventure and misadventure to get them—at the McCoy Center for the Arts in New Albany.

Lincoln Theatre 10th Anniversary Open House, Sunday, April 14

It's been 10 years since the Lincoln Theatre reopened following its stunning restoration and renovation. Celebrate at a free open house from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday that will include live music, dance and spoken-word performances, visual art displays, kids' activities and refreshments.

Moonlight Market, Saturday, April 13

The spring temperatures seem to be here to stay (fingers crossed!), which is perfect timing for the first Moonlight Market of the season. The outdoor market takes places on Gay Street between High and Fourth Streets from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Pop-up shops, sidewalk vendors and street performers will be on hand as well as brick-and-mortar shops and restaurants that stay open late for the event.