Things to Do

What (else) to do this weekend

Trees illuminated by red, green, purple and blue spotlights

Scioto Mile trees illuminated for the holidays. Photo courtesy of Columbus Recreation and Parks

🎄 Bundle up and explore a festive riverfront filled with holiday lights on the Scioto Mile.

  • Daily from dusk till dawn. Free!

Where to watch The Game in Columbus

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A few recommendations for an ideal game day atmosphere:

🍿 Grab popcorn and bask in the big-screen experience at Grandview Theater and Studio 35.

What to do this weekend

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🦌 Visit the reindeer and other cold-loving animals at Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo.

  • 5-10pm Friday-Saturday, 5-9pm Sunday-Thursday, through Jan. 1.

Best Day Ever: Stephanie Cedeño

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Stephanie Cedeño shows off a pin of the Besa logo, a tree with a heart inside it. Photo courtesy of Besa

We're back with another installment of Best Day Ever, our feature highlighting how local movers and shakers spend their time in Central Ohio.

What's happening: Stephanie Cedeño is director of civic engagement for Besa, a Columbus nonprofit connecting people to community service.

Where to honor veterans in Columbus

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Friday is Veterans Day. Here's what's going on around town to honor those who have served our country:

Visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum downtown, which says it's the only museum in the country honoring the comprehensive history of all branches of the military.

What to do this weekend

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🎤 Relive your "Teenage Dirtbag" days at a Wheatus concert.

  • 7pm Friday at The Basement. $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

Best Day Ever: Jane Scott

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Columbus Metropolitan Club president and CEO Jane Scott at a forum. Photo: Rick Buchanan Photography

We're back with another installment of Best Day Ever, our feature highlighting how movers and shakers spend their time in Central Ohio.

What's happening: Jane Scott has been president and CEO of the Columbus Metropolitan Club for 19 years, a role she'll retire from in May.

What to do this weekend

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🎥 Take the family to watch "Ghostbusters" at the Ohio Theatre while enjoying a live performance of its score by the Columbus Symphony.

  • 8pm tonight. Tickets start at $19.
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