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The Weekend Warrior - June 19, 2024

5:59 minutes (5.45 MB)

The Weekend Warrior for June 19, 2024

The German Village Haus und Garten Tour - "A Modern Twist on a Classic" (Pre-Tour on Saturday; Tour itself on Sunday June 23 from 9AM to 4PM)
The Hilltop Bean Dinner (June 22 at Westgate Park in The Hilltop/Westgate)
The Powell Festival (June 21 & 22; Fireworks at 10PM on June 22 at Village Green Park in Powell)
Franklinton Night Market (June 21 outside Wild Goose Creative, Franklinton)

Freedom Fireworks (6/19 at Dusk; Columbus State Parking Lot - Long St. & Washington Ave.)
Whitehall Freedom Celebration (6/22 at 4PM; John Bishop Park)
Westerville We Rise Juneteenth (6/23 at 12PM; The Point at Otterbein University)
Black Author Spotlight Heritage (6/23 at 1:30PM; Martin Luther King Library)
(Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, and Bexley Juneteenth took place before the airing of this segment on WCRS on June 18, 19, and 19, respectively)

Rainbow Reynoldsburg Pride (6/22 at 4PM; Huber Park)
Granville Pride (6/22 at Denison University)
Westerville Pride (6/22 at State & Home Streets, Uptown Westerville)
Gahanna Pride (6/26 at 4PM; Hannah Park)

Sports Ball:
Columbus Crew vs. Sporting KC (6/22 at Field)

Theatre Roundup:
The Lion King (Ohio Theatre in Downtown Columbus)
Chicken and Biscuits (Actor's Theatre, Schiller Park in German Village; NOTE: Performances are weather dependent; please check beforehand)
It's A Wonderful Life the Radio Play (Otterbein Summer Theatre at Otterbein University in Westerville)
Big Fish (Little Theatre Off Broadway in Grove City)
The Pirates of Penzance (Opera Project Columbus at The Lincoln Theatre in King-Lincoln Bronzeville)
The Music Man (Arena Fair at Willis Theatre in Delaware)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Abbey Theater in Dublin)

BANNED! (6/22; Columbus Gay Men's Chorus at the Davidson Theatre, Vern Riffe Center in Downtown)

The Weekend Warrior - May 30, 2024

5:58 minutes (5.47 MB)

Here is what is happening this weekend.

Hops on High/Gallery Hop - The first of three Gallery Hops where High Street is closed off, will kick off Pride Month on Saturday June 1. (The other two are September 7, to celebrate 40 years of Gallery Hop, and once again, December 7 for Holiday Hop,) For June, High Street will be closed between Starr and Fifth Avenues.
Olde Towne Art Walk - one of two Art Walks in Olde Towne East this year, Bryden Road will be closed off between Parsons and Garfield, and 700 Studios will be open as well.

Pride Events:
BEXLEY - Pride Walk (May 31 at 5:30PM, starts at Main & Drexel; COTA - Line # 2)
DELAWARE - June 1 & 2 at Boardman Arts Park
SHORT NORTH - Hops on High (June 1 from 12-8PM; High Street between Starr and 5th Avenues; Closest Buses - # 1, 2, and 5 - There will be re-routes, go to http:///, or download the Transit App)
WORTHINGTON - Sunday Funday: Worthington Pride (June 2 from 12-6PM; High Street between South Street and State Route 161; Bus - # 102 - runs every 60 minutes on weekends)

Theatre Events:
Beauty and the Beast (Actor's Theatre)
Hair (Short North Stage)
Theatre Roulette: 25th Anniversary (MadLab - FINAL WEEKEND)
Man of La Mancha (Weathervane - OPENING Weekend)

Columbus Clippers vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Huntington Park; through June 2)
CORRECTION - Columbus Crew at CONCACAF Finals in Mexico (June 1)
Halfway to Beat Ohio Day (May 30; #TheGame on November 30 at Ohio Stadium; Michigan is looking for their first four-game winning streak against their little siblings since 1991; Ohio is looking to just cheat their way to the top again)
The Memorial Tournament kicks off on June 4 at Jack's Place, the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin (

And these events:
Porchfest (June 1 from 1 to 7PM in Central Bexley) (Closest Buses - Line 2 or 10)

The Weekend Warrior - May 2, 2024

5:05 minutes (4.63 MB)

NOTE: The Bexley Science Festival has MOVED to Montrose Elementary School from 6-8PM on May 3; The Science Bexley Main Event has been POSTPONED to June 21.

(Recorded April 30; Aired May 1 & 2, 2024)

The Weekend Warrior - August 24, 2023

4:33 minutes (4.14 MB)

Weekend Events Happening August 25-31, 2023

Among the events:
4th Friday (August 25; State Street between Home and Park Streets, Westerville) (Bus - Westerville COTA Plus)
Wonderbus at CAS (August 25-27; 2540 Olentangy River Road, Columbus) (Bus - Line 1)
Art in the Park (August 26; MPACC Box Park: 925 Mount Vernon Avenue, King-Lincoln Bronzeville) (Bus - Line 7)
Smoke & Fire Festival (August 26; Schneider Park, Bexley) (Bus - Line 1 or 2)
Grandview Hop (August 26: Grandview Avenue between First and Fifth Avenues, Grandview Heights & 5th by Northwest) (Bus - Line 3 or 5)
Merion Village Festival (August 27; Moeller Park, Merion Village) (Bus - Line 4 or 8)

ALSO (not included in Podcast):
Local Author Festival (August 26 at Bexley Public Library) (Bus - Line 2)

The Weekend Warrior - August 10, 2023

3:25 minutes (3.11 MB)

Among the events happening:
- The 20th Anniversary of the African-American Wellness Walk (August 12 at 7AM, at Livingston Park)
- The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival (August 10-12 at Huber Park in Reynoldsburg)
- Franklinton Fridays (August 11 in Franklinton)
- Festival Latino (August 12 & 13 at Genoa Park)
- Mid-Ohio Indie Book Expo (August 12 at Mid-Ohio Food Collective)
Plus more!

The Weekend Warrior - July 27, 2023

3:51 minutes (3.52 MB)

There is a lot happening this weekend:
- The Ohio State Fair is underway.
- The Whitehall Food Truck Festival is Saturday along Yearling Road.
- The Canal Winchester Blues & Jazz Festival is this weekend.
- The Lancaster Festival closes Saturday with Sheryl Crow headlining.
- Fourth Friday is Friday on State Street in Uptown Westerville and Grandview Hop is Saturday along Grandview Avenue in Grandview & 5th by Northwest.
- The Ganthers Place Garden Tour is Sunday in Ganthers Place on the South Side.
- National Night Out is next Tuesday.

Plus LIVE Theatre, Music, and who the Clippers are playing this weekend and next.

The Weekend Warrior - July 6, 2023

4:00 minutes (3.64 MB)
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