10 things to do this weekend in Columbus: BalletMet, Post Malone – The Columbus Dispatch

10 things to do this weekend in Columbus: BalletMet, Post Malone – The Columbus Dispatch

Don’t look now but the weekend is almost here. And we’re ready for it, are you?
No plans, you say? That’s a good thing because we have plenty of suggestions for events happening in the Greater Columbus area.
What, you ask?
Well, for starters, music lovers have much to consider , with concerts by Post Malone, Pusha T and Gordon Lightfoot.
And who couldn’t use a laugh? Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan is coming to town on Friday, but if you want to see his show, you better hurry. Tickets are very limited.
Still craving more ideas? No problem. Read on, and be sure to kick back, enjoy and have some fun.
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Popular UFC commentator, comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan will take the stage Friday at Value City Arena, West Lane Avenue and Olentangy River Road. A comedian for 20 years, Rogan is known for his comedy specials on Netflix and Comedy Central as well as being a color commentator for UFC since 2002. Tickets start at $49. (https://www.schottensteincenter.com
Want a night out with your kids and see a movie? The Short North Civic Association has you covered. Stop by the softball field at Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St., on Friday at 7 p.m. for a free showing of the Disney Pixar movie “Coco,” projected on a giant inflatable screen with cinema-quality sound. (https://shortnorthcivic.org/screen-on-the-green/)
A New York native and Grammy-nominated artist, Post Malone, is coming to Columbus this weekend. He will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Fresh off the release of his fourth album, “Twelve Carat Toothache,” Malone took to the road to visit 33 cities. He’ll be joined by special guest Roddy Ricch. Tickets start at $79.50. (https://www.nationwidearena.com
Pusha T extended his “It’s Almost Dry” tour, adding stops around the country including one at Kemba Live, 405 Neil Ave., at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Grammy-nominated rapper released his most recent album, “It’s Almost Dry,” in April and it topped the Billboard charts in May. Tickets cost $35. (https://promowestlive.com
Enjoy music that nourishes the soul and pleases the ears during the “Southern Soul Music Festival.” The show features a slew of soul music legends, including the artists Tucka, Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Nellie “Tiger” Travis and Big Robb. The one-night-only performance will take place at 8 p.m. Friday in the Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. Tickets cost $79.50. (www.capa.com
See a legend and tap your toes at the same time: At 83, Canadian-born folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot still maintains a robust tour schedule. This weekend, the singer-songwriter identified with 1960s-era folk classics such as “Early Morning Rain” and “Ribbon of Darkness” will be in Columbus for his latest concert. Lightfoot will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Riffe Center’s Davidson Theatre, 77 S. High St. Tickets start at $39.50. (www.capa.com)
The elegant, evocative choreography of Artistic Director Edwaard Liang will be front and center during BalletMet’s season opener this weekend. “BalletMet at the Ohio” — set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday — will feature two Liang dances, “Tributary” and “Murmuration,” performed by the troupe’s 26 dancers in the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. A dress rehearsal open to senior citizens will take place at 11 a.m. Friday. Tickets start at $34. (www.balletmet.org
Calling all sitcom fans: Just how well do you know “The Golden Girls”?  Can you recite every pithy putdown by Bea Arthur? What about every credulous comment by Betty White? If you feel you have a mastery over the classic TV show, you may want to sign up for “The Golden Girls Trivia Night” at 8 p.m. Friday at Sotto Terra at The Sanctuary on Neil, 618 Neil Ave. Cocktails will accompany multiple trivia rounds, which may be attended by trivia teams of no more than 10 people. Reservations are required; $10 cover charge. (www.sottoterraatthesanctuary.com)
Evolution Theatre Company will present “Boy,” Anna Zeigler’s play inspired by a true story about finding love amid the confusion of gender identity two decades after a well-intentioned doctor convinces parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Performances, suggested for ages 16 and older, are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, as well as Sept. 21 and Sept. 22; 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Sept. 23-24; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road. Tickets cost $15 to $30. (evolutiontheatre.org, dublinohiousa.gov/abbey-theater
Dozens of artists and crafters will be peddling their wares at the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Makoy Event Center, 5462 Center St., Hilliard. Shop for jewelry, woodworks, accessories for pets and more. A concession stand will be operating at the site. A portion of the proceeds from the show benefits the Charity Newsies, to purchase clothing for children in need. Admission is $3, or free for kids younger than 12. (www.avantgardeshows.com)


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