Local Love...November in Columbus

So we all know that Columbus is the place to be for Halloween festivities, but I bet you didn't know that there also happens to be a lot going on in November around here, too! From today's International Festival to the end of the month's Antique Market, there are plenty of events to keep your calendar full. And by events, I should really say concerts, because, holy cow, are there a ton of concerts this month! I've included my favorites, but make sure to check out Experience Columbus for the full line-up as well as loads and loads of other events that I didn't/couldn't include here. I have, however, left you with 10 pretty awesome options (my faves!) to keep you busy this month. Enjoy!


11/3: 58th Columbus International Festival @ Veterans Memorial

This larger-than-life festival showcases over 200 booths representing over 80 cultures, with arts, crafts, entertainment, and food from all over the world! Attractions include cultural dances, face painting and games, a global art and paintings gallery, and ethnic culinary classes. Admission: $2-$7, children under 5 are free! 10am-7pm. More info here.

11/6: Pretty Lights Analog Future Tour @ The LC, Lifestyles Community Pavilion

Witness the tour of Pretty Lights' dual-release acclaimed albums, A Color Map of the Sun and Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun- said to represent a turning point in Pretty Lights mastermind Derek Vincent Smith's artistic growth. Admission: $42.85. Doors open at 7:30pm. More info here.

11/8: Kanye West- The Yeezus Tour with Kendrick Lamar @ Nationwide Arena

Catch the 21-time Grammy Award-winner in action in a video- and lights-heavy stage show that Rolling Stone describes as "guaranteed to raise the room's collective heart rate." Kendrick Lamar is the highly-anticipated opening act. Admission: $32.50-$125. Doors open at 8pm. More info here.

11/8: The Wedding Experience @ COSI

This twist on the traditional bridal show takes couples through three mock themed reception experiences staged by top Columbus professionals. Fun extras like dance lessons, hair and make-up trials, live music, gourmet appetizers, signature drinks, stunning décor ideas, prize giveaways and swag bags for every bride are sure to make it a night to remember! Admission: $12-$20. 6:30-9:30pm. More info here.

11/9: Sleigh Bells @ Newport Music Hall

The New York City duo is bringing their rhythmic noise pop to the Newport for the concert I'm most looking forward to this month. Acclaimed among critics and musical peers, it's sure to be a show you don't want to miss! Admission: $22 in advance/$25 day of show. Doors open at 8pm. More info here.


11/14: MGMT @ The LC, Lifestyles Community Pavilion

If you didn't get to see any of the American psychedelic rock band's festival appearances this summer, now is your chance to catch their show, as the tour for their long-awaited self-titled third studio album comes to Columbus. Kuroma will be opening. Admission: $32.50 in advance/$35 day of show. Doors open at 7pm. More info here.

11/16: Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience World Tour @ Nationwide Arena

The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artist is back in his suit and tie with his first headlining tour in six years, featuring the critically-acclaimed album, The 20/20 Experience. Admission: $56.55-$193.85. Doors open at 8pm. More info here.

11/17: Columbus Holiday Craftacular @ Schiller Park Community Center

A lively holiday craft festival where you can shop handmade crafts and fine arts from over 50 local artists. Shoppers can also enjoy live entertainment, artist demonstrations, make-and-take craft sections, raffle prizes, festival foods, and handmade holiday desserts. Admission: free! 11am-5pm. More info here.

11/23: A La Carte Food Tours- A Tasting Tour of German Village

Experience German Village's charming old world architecture, and feel the influence of its German heritage while sampling the area's best food. Stops include Katzinger's Deli, the original Max and Erma's, Schmidt's Sausage Haus, and Schmidt's Fudge Haus. Admission: $45. 1-4pm. More info here.

11/30: Scott Antique Market @ The Ohio Expo Center

The amazing indoor market, dubbed the World’s Largest Monthly Indoor Antique Show and "America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt!,” features aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible treasures. Admission: free! 9am-6pm. More info here.

Will you be going to any of these events? Tell me what you're up to this month in the Comments section!