I think I'm getting really old. Who can believe it's almost May?! WE are getting to that time of year when there are more and more events. Not to mention, the farmer's markets are gradually starting to open over the next few weeks (click here for my "when do they open" column). I can almost feel summer!
There are so many events coming up, I am certain to miss something. However, I have learned how to effectively use the "label" feature in Gmail, so hopefully that means I won't forget as many events as I have in the past. And maybe, just maybe, I'll actually answer an email or two.
If you have any events to add, please email me or leave them in the comments.
- First up, this Saturday is Cinco d'Ohio at the North Market! This event will showcase lots of great Ohio Proud products, features cooking demonstrations, and will include salsa and taco contests created by local chefs and amateurs alike! Events take place throughout the day, from 8a - 4p. In addition to Cinco d'Ohio on Saturday, Sunday is the first Artisan Sunday at the Market! The spaces occupied by farmers on Saturdays will be overtaken with crafters on Sundays.
- Tonight is another Columbus Underground Movie Happy Hour at Studio 35 (Clintonville). The double feature is $5 and there will be draft PBR specials. The Animation Show is one of the featured movies. I am a huge animation dork and am really hoping I get tomorrow night off work so that I can see the last showing here in Cbus.
- Tomorrow is Taste of the Independents at the Smith Brother's Building in Italian Village. It's a chance to taste lots of food from Central Ohio's independent chefs (non chain or small chain restaurants). I worked one of these events a few years ago and it was very fun. I can't afford to go, but the other food bloggers are covering it for me, fortunately!
- This Saturday is the Gallery Hop in the Short North. Gallery Hop is a great chance to get to see the artistic side of Columus and is a must-do if you are new to the city. Find a place to park, stroll through the galleries, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a nice glass of wine.
- Beginning this Saturday at Rivet Gallery in the Short North (northern end, Garden district) is the "Down the Bunny Hole" custom toy exhibit. These works look pretty interesting from the pictures, and I can't wait to go down to their gallery to check them out in person, although it will probably make me bitter because I'm not doing anything artistic . . .
- Waterfire on the Mile begins this Saturday; this weekend's festivities will benefit Susan G. Komen foundation; there will be a celebration of breast cancer survivors and music included.
- This Friday, Michael Feinstein will join the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
- This weekend is the Central Ohio Folk Festival. I am guessing there will be lots of tin flutes and fiddles playing.
- The Ohio Historical Society will host an heirloom plant sale this Saturday and Sunday at their location in Columbus.
- Sunday is the Powell Street Market. Go early, have brunch at the Sedeo Cafe (then email to let me know how it was, because it's a long drive) and stay for all of the street vendors and the like.
- This week at Sur la Table, you can learn: make dinner in Tuscany (well, make a Tuscan dinner), celebrate Cinco de Mayo, make brunch for Mom, learn quick dinners, and Mediterranean grilling. Click to their calendar for more information.
- Don't forget the Wednesday "Buckeye Bounty" events at Whole Foods Dublin. This event will celebrate Ohio made goods (and I believe some produce and the like as well) and takes place every Wednesday afternoon 3p - 7p. I work on Wednesday nights, so I'll have to leave a market report on that to someone else.
- To put on your calendar for next weekend is the Ohioana Liabrary 2nd Annual Book Festival May 10th. The event features lots of writers - Harvey Pekar will be there for the love of crumb cake!! - there will be book signings, readins, panel discussions - all sorts of good things for the writer or the reader in you! Who knows, maybe one day I'll be an Ohioana author. The State Liabrary of Ohio is located in Italian Village (274 E 1st ave). I might have to cut my market day short to make it to that one.