Things to Do

What to do this weekend

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

๐Ÿš˜ Shop for a new ride at the Columbus International Auto Show, back for the first time since 2019.

  • Noon-9pm today, 10am-9pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday at the Convention Center. $6-12. Kids under 10 free!

How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Columbus

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

It's your lucky day! We've pulled together a list of the best local St. Patrick's Day events this weekend:

โ˜˜๏ธ Watch the downtown parade organized by the Shamrock Club of Columbus.

What to do this weekend in Columbus

Country star Blake Shelton performing with a guitar and singing.

Blake Shelton performing at the Grand Ole Opry in 2021. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM

๐ŸŽต Head "back to the Honky Tonk" with country star Blake Shelton.

  • 7pm tonight at Nationwide Arena. $29-249.

Wildlife center director Lolita Haverlock's perfect Columbus day

Ohio Wildlife Center executive director Lolita Haverlock holds a small owl on her finger in a nature setting.

Photo: Courtesy of Lolita Haverlock

Lolita Haverlock is the executive director of the Ohio Wildlife Center, the state's largest wildlife hospital.

  • The Powell nonprofit admits more than 7,500 animals annually, with a goal of rehabilitating and releasing as many as possible back into the wild.

We asked Lolita to describe her Best Day Ever in Columbus:

๐ŸŽต Music to start your day: '80s all day! Depending on the mood, everything from Whitney Houston to Bon Jovi, or Michael Jackson to LL Cool J.

  • If it was acceptable, I would probably wear leg warmers to work.

๐Ÿ‹๏ธ How to fake it at The Arnold

Arnold Schwarzenegger holds up a fist while speaking at a podium

Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses the crowd at his Arnold Sports Festival in 2020. Photo: Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Get pumped โ€” the nation's biggest and best sports festival is back this weekend.

  • Never been but considering a visit to the Convention Center? Here's a guide to hide that you're an amateur.

What to do this weekend if you're not attending the Arnold

A Crew fan holds a black and gold Ohio state flag in the Lower.com Field stands

Crew fans in the Nordecke at a match last season. Photo: Graham Stokes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

๐Ÿ’ Cheer on the Blue Jackets against the Seattle Kraken on Family Night, with demonstrations by COSI on "the science of hockey."

Women's History Month events in Columbus

Illustration of the word history with a female symbol standing in for the T and O.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Today kicks off Women's History Month, an opportunity to celebrate women's achievements and promote gender equality.

  • Alissa is especially excited for this year's theme: "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories," which recognizes journalists and storytellers across all types of media.

New mysterious comedy shows are a hit in Columbus

Illustration: Axios Visuals

Here's a recommendation for readers looking to add some suspense to an otherwise normal night out.

What's happening: For nearly a year, national company Don't Tell Comedy has hosted stand-up shows throughout Columbus that keep the venue and comedians a mystery until the day of the event.

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