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 events you need to be going to 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.
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8: The Mental Health Show
Independence Hall 100
If not for antidepressants, laughter would be the best medicine. Join the collaborative efforts of Buckeye Standup Comedy Club, Fishbowl Improv, 8th Floor Improv Comedy Group, Circular Reasoning Improv, The Sundial Humor Magazine, and of course, various student health and wellness organizations.
12: The Mask You Live In Screening
Stillman Hall 10
OSU students never stop being woke, and this documentary is known for tackling toxic masculinity in America. If you listen to Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, you know this one comes up a lot. Treat yourself to some extra knowledge.
20: Flicks for Free: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
US Bank Conference Theatre
If extra knowledge isn’t your thing, maybe the newest Quentin Tarantino film is. No worries if you missed it hit the theatres this summer, now’s your time to revisit it in equally comfy theatre seats hosted by OUAB.
23: Sloth Yoga 2019
Agricultural Administration Building
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Go visit ag campus for the first time in your life and get a little sweat out of it! Tickets are $15 and only 125 seats are open, so register online NOW at chaire.osu.edu/events.
28: Thanksgiving Dinner (FREE!)
Not being able to go home for the holidays hurts enough. Don’t force yourself to eat a McChicken on Thanksgiving this year, go to Ohio State’s Thanksgiving dinner, or busy yourself by volunteering to work it and give back to your community. Free tickets are available for pick-up at Enarson 140, Hale Hall, and the Ohio Union Information Center.
2: November Gallery Hop
Short North Arts District
The Short North Gallery Hop is happening early this month, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to see new and unique artwork, exhibits, street performers and more. What’s even better is that while the Gallery Hop officially runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., many bars and restaurants are open later so you can party far into the night.
9: Once Upon a Bar Crawl
Ever wanted an excuse to dress up as your favorite Disney characters that didn’t involve going to some crummy house for a Halloween party? In this unique bar crawl, costumes are encouraged as you travel around Columbus hopping from bar to bar drinking some “enchanted potions” and having a ball with people who are (hopefully) just as Disney-crazed as you.
15: Wild Lights
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Every year the Columbus Zoo puts up a dazzling assortment of lights (sometimes called “zoo lights”) all around the zoo and aquarium. Make sure to come at night to see all the lights, and the crown of the zoo, a giant Christmas tree, in their full glory.
19: Les Miserables
One of Broadway’s most successful musicals comes to Columbus this November for a fantastic five-night show. This particular production is said to have reinvented and reinvigorated the story of shattered dreams, love, and atonement in 19th century France during the French Revolution.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Can’t wait to get the Christmas cheer flowing? CAPA guarantees to please with this charming adaptation of a holiday classic. Experience the enduring story of Ebeneezer Scrooge’s daring search for the meaning of Christmas while you’re struggling to find the meaning of life amidst finals.