Ohio State and the wide city of Columbus are never short of events, but searching through them all is a chore. We’ve compiled a list of the most worthwhile places you need to be coming up this month, hand-picked by the editor. Some of these favorites are on campus, so if you know, you know, but sometimes you just need a break from college life, and you just gotta go off-campus. We hear both needs, Buckeyes.
If You Know, You Know 😏
2.4 Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn // Ohio Union, Barbie Tootle Room
Is it another space for your brilliant memes? Can you go viral on LinkedIn? Should your profile read like a resume or like a cover letter? If LinkedIn has always felt like a minefield you’re probably going to explode, attending this workshop before graduation should put your Fisher- less mind at ease.
2.7 BuckeyeThon // Ohio Union
So you missed the early deadline. There are still ways to help the kids! Throughout the dance marathon, dancers will be fundraising all night long trying to out- fund each other, and there’s no reason why you can’t do your own non-silent disco across the street at Midway in similarly bright colored attire. #FTK!
2.19 When They See Us // US Bank Conference Theatre
Get ready to celebrate amazing TV shows, movies, and other pieces of art made by black hands this Black History Month. If you haven’t heard of When They See Us, it follows the story of five young black boys who were wrongly tried for the murder of a white runner in 1989, and has themes that we still see in the U.S. today.
2.21 TASTE OF OSU // Ohio Union
Free pizza from the RA has got nothing on Taste of OSU. It can be a roommate dinner out, a romantic stroll through the tastings, or just a stop in between class and activities. Taste of OSU is the annual feast you really don’t want to miss.
2.21-29 Pride & Prejudice by Off The Lake Productions // Lawrence Tower Ballroom
If the theatre department is too expensive for you, I highly recommend keeping up with Off The Lake Productions on campus. One of their many annual performances is coming up at the end of the month, and it’s a modern twist on the classic Pride & Prejudice. For only $1 or a canned food item, this is a college date night dream come true.
Gotta Go 💨
2.6 Speak Easy // Wild Goose Creative
Get loud and proud at Columbus’s longest- run storytelling open mic series. The stage is open to new voices the first Thursday of every month, and as long as you’re there early enough to sign up and your story follows the theme, you’re approved to perform. For an easy $5 this is a pretty entertaining Thursday night off-campus for anyone. (Psst! This month’s theme is My First Crush.)
2.13 Columbus Speaks // Kafe Kerouac
If you want a location that sits a little closer to campus, Columbus Speaks is coming to Kafe Kerouac on High St. Similar to Speak Easy, expect to see a handful of practiced storytellers, and time set aside for newcomers to take the mic for five minutes. This one doesn’t have a theme, so all stories are welcome.
2.17 FACING THE DIVIDE: The Impact of Slavery // Columbus Metropolitan Library
Black History Month isn’t only an opportunity to celebrate the arts and inventions of famous black Americans – it’s an opportunity to check-in with the progress we’ve made in making our country an accessible, inclusive space for everyone. If you want an event during Black History Month that makes you feel and learn something real, this conversation hosted by the Columbus African Council is set to be a great one to visit. (And if you’ve never been to the Columbus Metropolitan Library before, you’re in for a regal treat!)
2.22 Mardi Gras Bar Crawl // Arena District
Still regret dropping the French minor when you got to college? Have no fear – Mardi Gras celebrations continue even outside of the classroom, and this one is sure to be more fun than store-bought king cakes and a pop quiz ever were.
3.6 Iliza Shlesinger // Palace Theatre Columbus
If I had a dollar for every time my roommate screeched in laughter at one of Iliza’s jokes, I’d have enough to get a round of drinks for everyone before the comedy show. This time of year we could all use a good laugh, and nothing feels better than getting off campus and hitting the town for a good show!