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

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Columbus' concert season is heating up. This weekend in particular offers too many options to fit into a single weekend. Thursday kicked off the weekend's packed schedule with Lil Wayne, Curren$y, Lightning Bolt/Metz, Matt & Kim, Guster and the Vijay Iyer Trio. The options only gets more difficult to choose between from there. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.


Get Amy Turn Sharp's words of wanderlust on a print at Clintonville's Indianola Stroll

Go to Clintonville's (much, much, much smaller) version of Gallery Hop and try not to fall in the Indianola Stroll and Amy Turn Sharp's poetry, which will be on display in various forms at Alison Rose.

Damn, Girl! at Strongwater Food & Spirits

Bad Movie Nite: VHS Party! at Studio 35

Columbus Blood record release show at Spacebar

Brooke Cartus Comedy Showcase at Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint

Fright Club at Drexel Theatre

Alternative Fashion Week Opening Runway show at Land-Grant Brewing

Sufjan Stevens and Cold Specks at Palace Theatre

The Floorwalkers at Skully's Music-Diner

Columbus Documentary Week at Gateway Film Center

Get introduced to numerous emerging artists with "New School" at MINT


Crew SC vs. Orlando City SC at Mapfre Stadium

Crew SC finally returns home from what feels like a three-year exile, whether from road games or by-weeks. Coming to the newly christened Mapfre Stadium is Brazilian legend Kaka and his merry band of purple lions (?!). If nothing else, this'll be the most colorful game of the year, but my money's on an exciting, end-to-end match with Crew SC pressing to more firmly establish home-field advantage while Kaka, Brek Shea and Co. look to consistently counter-attack.

NumberFest in Athens

Get up early, wait in line, buy some vinyl at Record Store Day

AIDS Walk Central Ohio at McFerson Commons

Smokey Robinson at Ohio Theatre

Madlab's 20th Anniversary Party at MadLab Theatre

Knock Five Hip-Hop Music & Art at The Summit

Erika Hughes and the Well-Mannered at Rambling House

Sam Green's "The Measure of All Things" at the Wexner Center for the Arts

Get your Bloody Mary on at these fantastic Bloody Mary bars


"Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women" at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Art and literature have been dominated by the male perspective for centuries, to the point where people were incredulous when Sarah Lightman insisted there was a rich, vibrant history of confessional comics by Jewish women. So Lightman set about casting a light on the work of those silenced and unheard voices, and thus, a book and traveling exhibition was born, the latter of which comes to the Billy Ireland Sunday. Lightman will also speak and lead a Q&A with other Jewish women comics creators.

Big Sean at LC Pavilion

Craftin' Outlaws at High Line Car House

Take a trip around the Middle East at The Olive Tree

Ohio Machine vs. Denver Outlaws at Ohio Wesleyan University Selby Football Field