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. We hear both needs, Buckeyes.
18 DigiEYE // Wexner Center for the Arts
The Wexner Center for the Arts always has something going on, and this time it’s a showcase featuring some talented students with very cool majors. Curated by Janet Parrott, this event is a showcase of live action and animated student projects from within the college of Arts and Sciences, starting at 7 p.m.
18-22 Jazz Festival // Hughes Hall Auditorium
Ya like jazz? This festival is a five day showcase celebrating jazz and featuring some insanely talented musicians. Every- one is welcome for free, and the lineup can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences event page online.
20 Off The Lake Productions’ 9 to 5: The Musical // Lawrence Tower Ballroom
If you love live theater but you have no disposable income, this is the show for you! Admission is only $1 or a canned food item, and you’re supporting an incredibly talented student organization. The canned goods go to Mid-Ohio Food bank and proceeds go to Transit Arts.
31 Spring Undergraduate Research Festivals // Ohio Union
If you don’t know by now, OSU is a research school. All undergrad students have the opportunity to present their research and do some networking at this event! (I’m sure you’ve seen some proud research board “parents” on Instagram before.) If you’re just now finding out about it, then you definitely missed the deadline to include your research in this showcase, but you can still check out what everyone else is up to and support your fellow students!
4.4 37th Annual Flute Festival // Hughes Hall
The Central Ohio Flute Association is hosting a festival on campus! It’s going to include lots of flute performances, some lessons, competition, and general merriment. If you didn’t know Columbus has a Flute Association, now you know. You abso-flute-ly have to be there.
Gotta Go 💨
5-6 Wine and Girl Scout cookie tasting // Serendipity Labs
The good people of Columbus, 10 for $10 Wine Tastings, have partnered with Serendipity Labs in the Short North to bring you an evening of fine wine and Girl Scout Cookie pairings. According to my Dad, “Life is too short to drink cheap wine.” So if you’re looking to sample two of the finest joys on this green earth, I highly recommend this event. According to Facebook, a troop of Girl Scouts will be available to satisfy all your cookie needs.
8 International Women’s Day Showcase // Natalie’s Grandview
Some of the most talented ladies in Columbus are coming together to perform! In celebration of International Women’s Day, this showcase is going to raise money for She Has a Name, a local nonprofit that fights against human trafficking. Great music for a great cause. Be there!
13 Irish Family Reunion // Columbus Convention Center
Hosted by the Shamrock Club, this annual event is the place to be if you’re Irish in Columbus. Tickets are $15. The event includes Irish food, live music, and lots of people who pre-gamed really hard. The family reunion is usually hosted on St. Patty’s Day after the parade downtown, but due to scheduling conflicts, it will be on the 13th. The parade is still on St. Patrick’s Day though, so you can keep the party going for a whole week!
17 The Bachelor Live On Stage // Palace Theatre
Even though this magazine is being published before the end of the season, I can confidently say I’m ready to move onto the next Bachelor(ette). Pilot Pete sucks. To move on even quicker, CAPA is putting on a one-night only, local Bachelor competition! Bachelor Nation favorites, Becca Kufrin and Ben Higgins, will be hosting the night, as one hometown bachelor from Columbus is introduced to ladies IN THE AUDIENCE THAT NIGHT. Whether you go to find love or just to be a part of the drama, this will definitely be the closest you’ll get to actually being on the show. Tickets are only $29 through D-Tix!
28 Wish You Were Here – 25 Years Of Celebrating Pink Floyd // Newport Music Hall
WYWH is celebrating 25 years as one of the most celebrated Pink Floyd tribute acts in the world. The evening includes a 10-piece band, authentic covers of all your favorite Pink Floyd hits, and vintage footage. Combine that with the sticky Newport floors and a drink? I’d say you’ve got quite the experience on your hands.