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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 20, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of January 13, 2020:

 

Food

(614) Restaurant Week 2020

January 20-25 | Various Restaurants | Varying Hours

It’s Columbus (614)’s Restaurant Week 2020! Several downtown Columbus restaurants are participating in this joyous annual celebration of local food, including:

 

Half-Pint Columbus

For $20, The Half-Pint Columbus is offering a custom-designed three-course meal that includes several favorites—from stuffed jalapenos and Cajun catfish BLTs to chef-made mini cakes and roasted veggie sandwiches. Click here to view The Half-Pint’s full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Nada

For $25, Nada—located in the Arena District—offers a three-course meal featuring tasty creations ranging from baby kale Caesar salads and churros to Baja fish and caramelized cauliflower. Click here to view Nada’s full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Rodizio Grill

For $30, Arena District’s Brazilian steakhouse, Rodizio Grill, is giving Restaurant Week participants a three-course meal that includes unlimited Brazilian appetizers, an award-winning gourmet salad bar and The Full Rodizio—unlimited rotisserie grilled meats. Click here to view Rodizio Grill’s full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Over in Grandview Yard, Hofbräuhaus Columbus is bringing the German-flavored fare to Restaurant Week 2020, with a three-course meal that lets you choose from a variety of dishes—from bratwurst chili and a sampler of würsts to Bavarian cream puffs and Oktoberfest-style roasted chicken. Click here to view Hofbräuhaus Columbus’ full Restaurant Week menu.

 

Events

5th Line 5K

Saturday, January 25 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM

The 5th Line 5K Race, presented by OhioHealth and hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and M3S Sports, is a surefire way to kick the winter blues! Grab your running shoes and join this 3.1-mile foot race to the finish line at Nationwide Arena center ice. Afterwards, attend the post-race party to receive tons of cool swag! Register now to claim your spot in the race.

 

Dinosaur Adventure Columbus

January 25-26 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 9 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience living with dinosaurs? Coming this weekend to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Dinosaur Adventure is a one-of-a-king exhibit featuring realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with life-like movement and roars. Dino fans of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities including fossil crafting, obstacle courses, dinosaur rides, live entertainment and more! Click here for tickets.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets

Wednesday, January 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Join us this Wednesday at Nationwide Arena for a match-up between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Winnipeg Jets. Last November, we saw a formidable opposition from both teams, resulting in a narrow loss for the Blue Jackets. Find your tickets and cheer on the Jackets during this exciting rematch!

 

Music

Umphrey’s McGee

Saturday, January 25 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Coming to the stage this Saturday at EXPRESS LIVE!, Umphrey’s McGee will be bringing a night of unforgettable music to the Arena District! These experienced performers bring together a talented mix of jazz, rock, metal and funk that is sure to please any ear. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. followed by a spectacular performance by opening band, The New Deal. Grab your tickets and witness this exceptional night of performance!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

January 29 – February 2 | Nationwide Arena

The rink at Nationwide Arena transforms into happiest place on earth in just one week! Come see Disney On Ice for a magical performance of Dream Big, brought to you by some of your favorite Disney characters! Join Anna, Elsa, Moana, Maui and Miguel as they skate their way through musical adventures. Check out tickets to see one of these spectacular performances, with showtimes available from Jan. 29- Feb. 2! Make a wish, dream big, and see it all on center ice!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 13, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of January 13, 2020:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, January 14 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

It’s hockey time again and to kick off a new wave of exciting hockey action the Columbus Blue Jackets invite you to Nationwide Arena for their match against the Boston Bruins. Don’t miss out on the fun—grab tickets for this great game!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Thursday, January 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Back on center ice at Nationwide Arena the Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Carolina Hurricanes for the third time this season. The Blue Jackets have managed to secure a win in the past two matchups, finishing off the Hurricanes in overtime back in October.

What’s more for our vets, this game is Military Appreciation Night. Special military recognitions will be held throughout the game, and the first 10,000 fans will receive Blue Jackets camo hats. Additionally, USO volunteers will be on-site collecting approved items for USO Support Lounges across the country. Fans who donate any of the items listed here will receive a voucher for one free ticket to an upcoming home game.

 

Get your tickets for this great game of hockey and cheer on the Blue Jackets for the hat trick!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils

Saturday, January 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

It’s been a back and forth game of domination between the Blue Jackets and the New Jersey Devils, as both teams have taken wins from the other by large margins this season. Coming to Nationwide Arena this Saturday, witness the next part of this exciting saga. Find your tickets, grab your seats and become part of the action!

 

Music

Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion Featuring McGuffey Lane

Saturday, January 18 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Country rock band McGuffey Lane returns home for Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion at EXPRESS LIVE! The band found its roots at the now-defunct Zacharia’s Red Eye Saloon in Columbus in 1977 and began hosting annual reunion concerts beginning in 2001. Now, nearly two decades later, the band is once again bringing country rock to the good people of Columbus! Get your tickets for a night of tunes and come see the show!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Umphrey’s McGee

Saturday, January 25 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Coming to the stage at EXPRESS LIVE!, Umphrey’s McGee brings a night of unforgettable music to the Arena District! These experienced performers bring together a talented mix of jazz, rock, metal and funk that is sure to please any and all musical tastes. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. followed by a spectacular performance by opening band, The New Deal. Grab your tickets and don’t miss this exceptional night!

 

5th Line 5K

Saturday, January 25 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM

The 5th Line 5K Race presented by OhioHealth and hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and M3S Sports is about to get underway! Grab your running shoes and join this 3.1-mile foot race to the finish line at center ice. Afterwards, join in the fun at the concourse level for a post-race party! Register to claim your spot in the race or contact [email protected] for more information.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 6, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of January 6, 2020:

 

Fitness

fitCAMP

Monday, January 6 | Arena District Athletic Club |

Join the Arena District Athletic Club for the first class in a series of 16 high-intensity training sessions—all part of fitCAMP, a four-week group training fitness program. This bootcamp-style training program promises quick results with lasting benefits. Check out pricing for fitCAMP and view a list of additional classes and programs available to the Columbus Arena District.

 

Ice Haus Noon Skate

Mon-Fri | OhioHealth Ice Haus | 12 PM

Looking for a fun way to stay fit after the holiday season? Whether you hug the rail or swirl on center ice, you’ll get a healthy dose of exercise during Noon Skate at the OhioHealth Ice Haus! Take a lunch break and gather family and friends for an afternoon of indoor ice-skating amusement and fun—Monday through Friday.

 

Beauty

MySalonSuite Grandview Yard

1090 Yard Street

If you’re in need of a makeover to start 2020, then head over to MySalonSuite in Grandview Heights for a variety of services done by Columbus’ top beauty professionals! Downtown Columbus Resident VIP offers special discounts/promotions, listed individually by service provider—simply visit their website, scroll to Beauty Professionals at this Location and click details to view the offers.

Not familiar with the Resident VIP program? No problem! Enter our New Year, New You Contest for the chance to win $50 in skin care services from Melanie West at MySalonSuite Grandview Yard.

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Food

With the start of 2020 comes resolutions to live and eat healthier. Luckily, several restaurants in the Arena District offer a selection of healthy menu options to help you conquer your cravings without burning through your calorie count! Here are a few:

 

Veranico Kitchen

401 N Front St. | Menu

Enjoy delicious soups, sandwiches, bowls, salads, house-made juices and more at Veranico Kitchen, located south of the North Market. Check out hours and plan your next meal on their website!

 

Nada

220 W Nationwide Blvd | Menu

Nada mixes healthy with Mexican cuisine, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a variety of margaritas and craft cocktails! Check out Nada’s website for hours and information.

 

Zoup Eatery

155 W. Nationwide Blvd | Menu

Find your next sandwich, salad, bowl or soup at Zoup! Dine-in or order-out a wide variety of daily soups and low-fat food products. Whether you are gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian, there is a dish to be enjoyed for everyone.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion Featuring McGuffey Lane

Saturday, January 18 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Country rock band McGuffey Lane returns home for Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion, brought to  you by EXPRESS LIVE! The band found its roots at Zacharia’s Red Eye Saloon in 1977 and began hosting annual reunion concerts beginning in 2001. Now, at the turn of the decade, the band brings country rock once again to the good people of Columbus! Get your tickets for a night of tunes and come see the show!

 

5th Line 5K

Saturday, January 25 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM

The 5th Line 5K Race presented by OhioHealth and hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and M3S Sports is about to get underway! Grab your running shoes and join this 3.1-mile foot race to the finish line at Nationwide Arena center ice. Afterwards, join in the fun at the concourse level for a post-race party! Participants will receive a 2020 medal, event shirt, Blue Jackets tickets, tumblr and more. Register to claim your spot in the race or contact [email protected] for more information.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


CBF Morning Run: What you need to know today and a beautiful night with my wife, Elvis and Zach

Originally published in Columbus Business First by Mark Somerson

Happy Monday morning, Columbus.

The Blue Jackets are on a roll, baby. Against all odds and conventional wisdom, the team is playing like a contender. Heck, they beat Boston in Boston last week.

But this column doesn’t start in Boston. It starts in Columbus a few days before we celebrated a new year …

My youngest daughter bought me a hat for Hanukkah.

It’s a warm and comfy Columbus Blue Jackets hat in red, white and blue. It’s topped with a pom pom.

Caroline purchased it for me as a replacement for the Blue Jackets hat that I gladly tossed to the ice on Nov. 29 when forward Gustav Nyquist scored a hat trick in the team’s 5-2 win over the Penguins at Nationwide Arena.

That was a glorious night spent celebrated with my other daughter, Mara, who is my partner at Blue Jackets games.

I have a few other Blue Jackets hats at home, but that was among my favorites. It was a third jersey hat that I quite liked. A nice topper, if you will.

Here it is:

Anyhoo, I wore the new hat on New Year’s Eve.

My wife, Jackie, and I started out the evening in the Brewery District, where we dug into a platter of “bread and fat” at Rockmill Tavern, drank some fine brews and shared a wonderful dinner. You might remember I wrote about said bread and fat in a past column. It is an amazing plate full of sin and flavor.

Go try it. Now. You’ll thank me. (By the way, if you are on a diet that restricts bread and fats, you might order the veggie platter.)

After a delightful meal, Jackie and I headed to the Arena District to watch the Blue Jackets play the Florida Panthers, who brought Sergei Bobrovsky back to Columbus for his first game at Nationwide Arena since leaving over the summer.

Jackie doesn’t attend that many games. But when she does, she expects the team to 1) score every time they bring the puck down the ice, 2) stop every shot on defense, 3) win, and 4) win by a lot.

That’s a lot of pressure on a team that has lost a good chunk of its starters to a ridiculous number of injuries, including one suffered by its starting goalie in the previous game.

In all, 10 players who should have been on the ice were nursing various body parts that were broken, ripped and bruised.

One that really deflated confidence was Joonas Korpisalo’s injury. He tore the meniscus in a knee Sunday afternoon, and that meant that Elvis Merzlikins would start in goal on Tuesday.

Elvis had yet to notch an NHL win. He was 0-4 heading into New Year’s Eve.

Jackie was not impressed with the odds. Oh, and she is not a fan of goalies who leave the crease to chase down pucks. She yells at them to get back. Loudly. Every time.

Thankfully, Elvis had one of those magical nights that rookie goalies dream about. The young man played the game of his life, stopping 36 of 37 shots.

While incredible, Jackie still yelled at Elvis to get back in the crease every time he skated behind the goal to play a puck.

What does this have to do with new hats? Well, Elvis wasn’t the only star of the game.

Defenseman Zach Werenski just happened to score three goals that night. A rare and lovely hat trick.

And when that third goal went in the net at 8:04 in the third period, I pulled my new hat from my head, cocked my arm and prepared to toss my lid to the ice.

That’s when Jackie caught my eye. “Really? Caroline just bought you that hat.” That’s true.

Besides, I’ve tossed four or five hats onto the ice over the years to celebrate these feats of hockey greatness. And it was chilly outside. Brr.

In the end, the Jackets won 4-1, Elvis and my wife got to celebrate a big win, and I kept my balding dome warm on the long walk to the car.

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 30, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 30, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers

Tuesday, December 31 | Nationwide Arena | 5:00 PM

Come join the Columbus Blue Jackets on New Year’s Eve for the final home game of the year! Nationwide Arena is hosting a match between the Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers before the big countdown. What better way to kick-off the new year than with good old-fashioned hockey? The first 10,000 fans will receive 2020 NYE sunglasses, and fans can enjoy a firework show after the game. Find your tickets and cheer the Blue Jackets into the next decade!

Other Blue Jackets home games this week include:

  • Saturday, January 4 San Jose Sharks | 1 PM
    • Goalie Mask Piggy Bank giveaway for all kids 14 and under

 

Parties

Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve at Big Bang Columbus!

Tuesday, December 31 | Big Bang Columbus | 7:00 PM

Swing into 2020 with a Roaring 20s party at The Big Bang! The Big Bang Columbus is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Put on your best 20’s garb and party along with an all-request Dueling Pianos show that will have you singing, laughing and dancing all night long. Table reservations will sell out, so get your tickets early!

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 5

Saturday, January 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE! It’s the fifth installment of Ohio Combat League brought to you by Team Tory! Come watch a spectacle of mixed martial arts fighting and see Ohio’s rising stars and veterans compete in a night of full contact sport. Grab your tickets for this event and be sure to check out these amazing fights!

 

New Year’s Resolution

Arena District Athletic Club Membership

Is getting in shape on the top of your 2020 resolutions list? Then join one of the best gyms in downtown Columbus—the Arena District Athletic Club. Conveniently located in the heart of the Arena District, the gym features a wide variety of daily fitness classes and personal trainers and offers state-of-the-art equipment. Visit the website and sign up for a free trial membership today!

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Happy 2020 and stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 23, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 23, 2019:

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Sunday, December 29 | Nationwide Arena | 5:00 PM

Celebrate the New Year at Nationwide Arena this Sunday as the Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. Back in October, the Blue Jackets lost to the Blackhawks after the game was sent into overtime—cheer on the home team during this revenge game. There will also be an Upper Deck trading card giveaway for all fans. Find your tickets and come support our team as we sound-off 2020 with a buzzer.

 

Music

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2019

Thursday, December 26 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Coming this Thursday to Nationwide Arena, the Hallmark Channel presents the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and their winter tour, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. TSO brings back all-new version of this original production from their best-selling album, the likes of which haven’t been performed in over eight years. Come watch this show of epic holiday proportions as rock and classical music come together in an unforgettable display of Christmas spirit. Get your tickets and get ready to rock!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 5

Saturday, January 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE! It’s the fifth installment of Ohio Combat League brought to you by Team Tory! Come watch a spectacle of mixed martial arts fighting and see Ohio’s rising stars and veterans compete in a night of full contact sport. Grab your tickets for this event and be sure to check out these amazing fights!

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Once again, happy holidays and stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 16, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 16, 2019:

Last-Minute Gifts

Blue Jackets Holiday Pack

Need a gift idea for the Columbus Blue Jackets fan in your life? Give them the perfect gift with the Blue Jackets Holiday Pack—which includes two tickets to two Jackets games of your choice at Nationwide Arena, plus a limited-edition team shirt from HOMAGE! Click here to get your holiday pack now.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitols

Monday, December 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Following a victory against the Capitols last week, the Columbus Blue Jackets invite the Washington Capitals to their home at Nationwide Arena for another exciting matchup tonight! Grab some friends, get your tickets and enjoy another action-packed Jackets game.

 

Additional Blue Jackets games and promotions this week include:

  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Los Angeles Kings | Thursday, December 19 at 7 PM
    • Third Jersey Game
    • Ohio Lottery Lucky Night – Blue Jackets scratch-offs for all fans
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils | Saturday, December 21 at 7 PM
    • Winter hat giveaway for first 10,000 fans

 

Music

The Winter Block Party

Thursday, December 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Let’s get this party started! The Winter Block Party, starring Megan Thee Stallion & Friends, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! this Thursday! The acclaimed rapper, who dropped her first full-length album in May, comes to the Arena District for a thrilling night of beats and bars. Find your tickets and come see the show!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2019

Thursday, December 26 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Coming soon to Nationwide Arena, the Hallmark Channel presents the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and their winter tour, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. TSO brings back an all-new version of this original production from their best-selling album, the likes of which haven’t been performed in over eight years. Come watch this show of epic holiday proportions as rock and classical music come together Get your tickets and get ready for the night of your life!

 

Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve at Big Bang Columbus

Tuesday, December 31 | Big Bang Dueling Pianos | 7 PM

What better way to celebrate the 2020s than with a roaring 20s party at Big Bang Dueling Pianos in the Arena District! Don your best Gatsby garb and party with an all-request dueling piano show that’s sure to keep you wholly entertained through the ball drop. Table reservations are going fast—click here to get your tickets. With a variety of packages to choose from, you’re bound to have a special evening at this NYE 2020 extravaganza!

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 2, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 2, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, December 3 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Join us at Nationwide Arena tomorrow night when the Columbus Blue Jackets will face off against the Arizona Coyotes. Last month, the Blue Jackets triumphed over the Coyotes in a three-to-two victory. Get your tickets to the game and come cheer on our favorite hockey team towards another victory!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers

Thursday, December 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers will be embattled in their first head-to-head of the season this Thursday. The puck drops at 7 PM at Nationwide Arena, so find some friends, grab your tickets and cheer on the Jackets to victory!

 

Music

CD102.5 Holiday Show

Tuesday, December 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Alt-rock station, CD102.5 is bringing the best of today’s rock music to EXPRESS LIVE! for their highly anticipated holiday show. The event, which will take place on Tuesday night, offers a lineup of old and new favorites, including Silversun Pickups, K.Flay and Upsahl. To help spread the holiday cheer, $1 from every ticket sale will be donated to the CD102.5 For the Kids Foundation. Take part in this holiday festivity and get tickets for the show.

 

Whiskey Myers

Thursday, December 5 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Texan based rock and country group, Whiskey Myers, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday! The six-part band comes to Columbus during a tour of their sixth and latest album titled after their namesake, Whiskey Myers. Since their debut album in 2008, the band has reached critical acclaim, with last year’s album, Mud, reaching number one on the iTunes country chart. An opening performance will be given by Rob Leines. Find tickets for the show and listen to the sweet sounds of the South!

 

99.7 Blitzmas 2019

Saturday, December 7 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Sunday, it’s Blitzmas 2019, brought to you by 99.7 The Blitz radio. Featured in the concert will be hit rock group, Chevelle, who has been appearing in top charts since their formation in 1995. Chevelle will be accompanied by groups Convey and The Band Royale, to deliver an unforgettable performance. Make sure to get tickets for this event and come to the stage to be wowed!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

The Concert For Us Harmony Project

Thursday, December 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7:15 PM

For their third year, Harmony Project, a nonprofit working to connect individuals through the arts, education and community service, will present The Concert for US at Nationwide Arena, next Thursday. The show will feature 1,000 voices, a 30-piece Harmony Band and Orchestra, and guest performers from TransitArts and We Amplify Voices. Buy your tickets and come see this amazing performance!

 

SantaCon Columbus Bar Crawl

Friday, December 13 | Arena District | 7 PM

Get ready for a JOLLY good time in the Arena District again this year! Join hundreds of Santas, Elves and Reindeer and hop around the many great Arena District bars. Enjoy drink specials, raffle prizes (gift cards and tickets to shows in the Arena District), a festive costume contest and more.

Participating locations include:

• Big Bang Columbus
• Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
• The Half Pint – Columbus
• R Bar Arena
• Whistle & Keg

Click here for more information.

 

Doobie

Saturday, December 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Alt/indie artist Doobie will be making a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! while on a tour of his recent album, Faithfully Faded. The performer, widely known for his hit song, When the Drugs Don’t Work, popularizes a unique sound of rock and rap influences that stick out amongst the noise of the music industry. DJ Hylyte, Krash Minati, BSE Count and Swaun will open. Buy your tickets for this event and come see the best of rock and rap rolled into one.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 18, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of November 18, 2019:

 

Gift Ideas

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up, shoppers will be flocking to Columbus to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. If you’re planning to get your gifts early, here is one place to shop in the Arena District!

 

Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line

Mon-Sat | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM – 6 PM

For the best and highest quality Columbus Blue Jackets merchandise, visit the Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line, located inside Nationwide Arena! Get official, licensed jerseys, hats, apparel, toys, novelties and more. With something for everyone—from newborns to adults—the store has it all!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Tuesday, November 19 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Following a loss to the Canadiens in a shootout last week, the Blue Jackets take to the ice at Nationwide Arena for a rematch on Tuesday. Now, with home field advantage on our side, grab a couple friends and cheer on the team to victory! Get your tickets now.

Bring the entire family to cheer on the Blue Jackets with the Dispatch Family Value Pack! Available for all home games, each pack includes a ticket, food, drink and more! The Dispatch Family Value Pack includes:

  • Game ticket
  • Hot dog
  • Popcorn
  • Pepsi
  • OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass

Click here to get your family value pack.

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 18, 2019

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings

Thursday, November 21 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Red, white, AND Blue Jackets. The rink will surely feel patriotic this Thursday as the Columbus Blue Jackets take center ice against the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena! The first 10,000 fans who attend the game will receive free mini hockey sticks, courtesy of Value City Furniture! Show your pride and grab your tickets to the game.

 

Music

Static-X

Thursday, November 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Self-described evil disco group Static-X will visit Columbus to perform their first studio album in 11 years, “Project Regeneration,” which set to release in 2020. The band, which takes to the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! this Thursday, features a unique sound that mixes metal influences with electronic elements. The band will be accompanied by groups Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this night full of great music and live performances.

 

Events

MagicFest Columbus

November 21-24 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Hours

Are you a fan of Magic: The Gathering? If so, Greater Columbus Convention Center will be hosting MagicFest Columbus this weekend! The event includes a Grand Prix tournament, an opportunity for fans to meet the card artists, vendor booths filled with gaming swag and much more. Click here to get your tickets, bring your cards and embark on the road to become Champion!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Five Finger Death Punch

Tuesday, November 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

After rocking stages for well over a decade, heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch comes to Nationwide Arena! The band which has won a large sum of awards, including awards for Best International Rock Group and Best Live Performance, makes its way to the Arena District next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Joining the rock group is bands Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From the Gods. Get your tickets and find your seats for this intense performance of metal and rock.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 11, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of November 11, 2019:

 

Fitness

Arena District Athletic Club Open House

November 11-14 | Arena District Athletic Club | 5 AM – 10 PM

Looking to join one of the best gyms in downtown Columbus? The Arena District Athletic Club—one of the city’s cleanest and most modern gyms—is holding an open house for prospective members today through Thursday! Any time between 5 AM and 10 PM, stop in, tour the facility, meet Club staff and enter to win tickets to a Blue Jackets home game. You will also receive a 10-day free trial membership and a Club t-shirt just for coming in. Click here to learn more.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. St. Louis Blues

Friday, November 15 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Do you like the color blue? What about great hockey? If you answered yes to either of these questions, be sure to join us this at Nationwide Arena as we celebrate a matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the first-place St. Louis Blues. Grab your tickets and bring your friends to this exciting game!

 

Music 

The Neighbourhood

Monday, November 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Coming to the neighborhood tonight at EXPRESS LIVE!, it’s The Neighbourhood! This five-part California rock band makes its way to the Arena District for a night of music and melody, presented by Columbus’ alternative rock station, CD102.5. Opening the performance are musical artists, Claud and Slow Hollows. Grab your tickets here and don’t miss out on Monday’s exciting performance.

A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats Tour

Tuesday, November 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! welcomes hit rapper, A$AP Ferg, to the stage for a performance coming off his latest album, Floor Seats. Get tickets for this hot show before it sells out! Opening will be artists Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, featured in A$AP Ferg’s song, Wam.

The Final Campaign: Slayer, Primus, Ministry, Philip H Anselmo

Tuesday, November 12 | Nationwide Arena | 6:00 PM

Tomorrow night, Slayer, the legendary thrash metal rock group—along with groups Primus, Ministry and Philip H Anselmo—will take center stage at Nationwide Arena for the last leg of The Final Campaign tour. This highly influential metal band wraps up the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour, honoring the group’s 37 years of activity. Slayer experiences are known for their intense guitar hymns, heavy use of pyrotechnics and head-banging good times. Grab your tickets and be sure not to miss this legendary performance.

 

Events

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 4

Saturday, November 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming this Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE!—the Ohio Combat League! Watch a spectacle of dazzling mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting and see Ohio’s rising stars and veterans compete in a night of full contact sport. Grab your tickets for this event and be sure to check out these amazing fights!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Sunday, November 17 | McFerson Commons Park | 7:30 AM

This Sunday starting at McFerson Commons Park in Columbus’ Arena District, warm up in the cold weather by participating in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K! During the race, marshmallow sweet stations will be dotted along course routes—among other fun surprises. A Finisher Mug encourages the consumption of decadent fondue once you cross the finish line. Funds from the race will go to support Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click here to register.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Static-X

Thursday, November 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Self-described evil disco group, Static-X, returns to the Columbus stage to perform for their first studio album in 11 years, “Project Regeneration,” set to release in 2020. The band, which will perform at EXPRESS LIVE! next Thursday, features a unique sound that mixes metal influences with electronic elements. The band will be accompanied by groups, Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this night full of great music and performances.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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