Local Love... January in Columbus

With the frenzy of the holidays behind us and bitter weather forecasts ahead, it can be tempting to snuggle up in a blanket and hibernate January away. But before you and your Netflix lineup become one, check out this list of events you don't want to miss this month!...  


1/4 & 1/5: Worthington Historical Society Antiques Show

They had me at costume jewelry. But in case you drive a harder bargain, there will also be a large assortment of antiques including painted furniture, stoneware, linens, silver and much more from the foremost antique dealers across the midwest.

Holiday Inn Hotel, 7007 N. High St., Worthington
Saturday 10a-5p, Sunday 11a-4p
Admission: $8
More info here.

 1/11: A-Z, Columbus Dance Theatre

An experimental performance of 26 short phases, each representing a letter of the alphabet with its own color and style, set to original compositions by Jazz pianist Bradley Sowash . The second act will be a unique performance composed of the audience's favorite phases and compositions from the first act.

Bronwynn Theatre, 777 Evening St., Worthington 
Saturday 8p-10p
Admission: $12-$25
More info here.

1/7 - 1/12: We Will Rock You 

Broadway in Columbus presents the smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, featuring the greatest hits of rock group, Queen. Sing along to all of your favorites, such as "Another One Bites the Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and of course, "We Will Rock You."

Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., Downtown
Times and prices vary.
More info here.



1/17: Franklin Park Conservatory Bridal Show

An elegant evening at one of Columbus' most sought-after wedding venues. View distinctive rental spaces decked out in the hottest trends for 2014, including bride and groom styles, floral arrangements, invitations, and catering, all while enjoying the bubbly bar and possibly taking home some raffle prizes!

Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., East
Friday 6p
Admission: $18-$22
More info here.

1/18: Crafternoons! Up-Cycled Hand Warmers

Learn how to make scented hand warmers by up-cycling a variety of fabric to be filled with microwavable rice and essential oils. The reusable warmers can also be used as hot compresses or even to sooth achy muscles. All supplies provided.

OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., Downtown
Saturday 1p-2:30p
Admission: Free with RSVP
More info here.

1/20: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Celebrate MLK Day with a gathering at City Hall, followed by a march across the Broad Street bridge to Veterans Memorial for a free program featuring theatrical reenactments, a performance by the Martin Luther King Children's Choir, and more.

City Hall, 90 W. Broad St., and Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St., Downtown
Monday 4p (Ceremonial March) and 5:45p (Celebration Program)
Admission: Free!
More info here.


1/20-3/22: The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes

See the Fab Four as they revolutionized rock music! Revisit the beginnings of the Magical Mystery Tour with 84 never-before-published images by CBS Television and LIFE photographer Bill Eppridge.

The Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, 2199 E. Main St., Bexley
Monday-Saturday 1p-5p
Admission: Free!
More info here.

1/20-1/25: Restaurant Week Columbus

Enjoy unique three course menus from the very best restaurants Columbus has to offer at a fraction of the regular price. Not only will it support the local restaurant industry, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank will receive a $5,000 donation from participating restaurants. This is the perfect week to experience places you've been meaning to try! 

Throughout Columbus
Monday-Saturday, Reservations highly recommended
Admission: $15-$35
More info here.


1/23: Hear & Now @ The MAC- Augusten Burroughs

A reading by the author of Running with Scissors, A Wolf at the Table, Possible Side Effects, Magical Thinking, and Dry, from his latest work, This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't, a  (no-doubt witty) book about his insights and what his life experiences have taught him.

Bronwynn Theatre, 777 Evening St., Worthington 
Thursday 6p Reception and 7p Reading
Admission: $5-$10
More info here.

Looking for even more outing ideas for January? Check out the ultimate resource, Experience Columbus, for any and all happenings in Columbus.

Will you be attending any of these events this month?