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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of April 1, 2019

There are no events in downtown Columbus during the week of April 1, 2019—APRIL FOOL’S!

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of April 1, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins

Tuesday, April 2 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Tomorrow night, the final home game of the 2019 NHL season will take place at Nationwide Arena, as the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins face off. The regular NHL season is coming to a close, and now the march is on for the Columbus Blue Jackets to get into the playoffs. They need your help, 5th Line, cheering them on along the way! Get your tickets here.

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Thursday, April 4 | Huntington Park | 6:05 PM

While hockey season is ending, baseball season is finally here! Join the Columbus Clippers on Thursday, at Huntington Park, for their first home game against the Indianapolis Indians. Come loud and proud to support the Clippers for the start of their 2019 season! Click here to order your tickets now.

Additional Columbus Clippers home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Friday, April 5 | Huntington Park | 6:05 PM

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Saturday, April 6 | Huntington Park | 6:05 PM

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Sunday, April 7 | Huntington Park | 2:05 PM

 

Music

Catfish and the Bottlemen w/ The Worn Flints

Tuesday, April 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Welsh indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen, along with opener, The Worn Flints, will be jamming the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! on Tuesday.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

TESLA

Friday, April 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

TESLA’s world tour brings them to EXPRESS LIVE! on April 12. For 30+ years, TESLA has been known for putting on “never disappointing” shows for their fans, loyal and new. Come out, watch and be amazed with this rock n’ roll/heavy metal-mixed band next Friday. Get your tickets here.

 

Ring of Honor Wrestling | Masters of the Craft

Sunday, April 14 | EXPRESS LIVE!| 5 PM

Wrestling fan? The Ring of Honor will be hosting its Masters of the Craft event on April 14 at EXPRESS LIVE!. Experience the immediate fallout of the G1 Supercard with appearances from Dalton Castle & The Boys, Bandido, Shane Taylor and many more! Don’t miss your chance to see Ring of Honor Wrestling live in Columbus. Purchase your tickets here.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of March 25, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of March 25, 2019:

 

Music

Justin Timberlake: “Man of The Woods” Tour

Sunday, March 31 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Get ready for Justin Timberlake’s return visit to Columbus on Sunday at Nationwide Arena! This show is being praised for its 360-degree multi-stage experience which includes sleek dance numbers, cutting-edge lasers and 3D projections that bring to life the set list filled with his hit songs. Get your tickets today!

 

Maggie Rose

Thursday, March 28 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

This Thursday, Maggie Rose continues her Change The World Tour at A&R Music Bar. Listen as she captivates audiences with her mixed set of rock, soul, rhythm and blues, country and gospel music. Fellow band, Them Vibes, and artist, Gretchen Pleuss, will accompany Rose with their own opening sets.

Tori Kelly: The Acoustic Sessions

Friday, March 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Famed L.A. singer and songwriter, Tori Kelly, will make an appearance at EXPRESS LIVE! on Friday to continue her Acoustic Sessions tour. The Grammy nominee will perform not only her greatest hits, but also covers of popular songs and new releases. Don’t miss out as Kelly delivers her melodic R&B twist; get your tickets here.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders

Tuesday, March 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

We’re coming down to the wire as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the New York Islanders for a playoff spot. With the Islanders being the second seed in our division, the Jackets will have to put up a fight at tomorrow’s game. Come out and show your support for the home team as they give it their all tomorrow at Nationwide Area.

Additional Blue Jackets home game dates at Nationwide Arena this week include:

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Thursday, March 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

If you’re heading to the game, start your weekend early with the Blue Jackets Happy Hour. You’ll receive a game ticket and can take advantage of complimentary beverages at the Great Lakes Brewing Company inside Nationwide Arena from 5 to 7 PM. Tickets start at just $40. Click here to order your tickets now.

 

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Thursday, April 4 | Huntington Park | 6:05 PM

Baseball season is finally here! Join the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park on April 4 for their first home game of the season against the Indianapolis Indians. Come loud and proud to support the Clippers for the start of their 2019 season! Click here to order your tickets now.

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Arena Crossing Apartments | Clifton Floor Plan

If you find yourself spending most of your time in downtown Columbus, it’s probably time to put down some roots there. With Arena Crossing Apartments located minutes away from the top entertainment and food destinations, this location would be a dream.

The Clifton floor plan at Arena Crossing Apartments features everything you could want and more! These 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments include a spacious living room, large kitchen with pantry and a walk-in closet. There are even units with a balcony and hardwood flooring to add on to your dream downtown Columbus apartment. The Arena Crossing community includes a rooftop pool with a fire pit, personal storage units and so much more.

Schedule a tour of Arena Crossing Apartment’s Clifton unit today!

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Ted’s Montana Grill

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

Ted’s Montana Grill, located in the Arena District, invites downtown Columbus apartment residents to enjoy a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entrée! Applies to the Arena District location only; limit one appetizer per table.


The Perfect Night Out: Guide for Introducing Friends to Downtown Columbus

You’ve recently moved into a downtown Columbus apartment. After a few months of living, working and exploring in the city, your friends from out of town call up and plan a quick weekend visit.

Obviously, you want to show them a great time, but with so much to do in Columbus—from the Arena District to Grandview Heights—planning the perfect night suddenly seems overwhelming.

But fear not! As experts on all things fun in downtown Columbus, we put together a blueprint for the perfect night out. If you want to impress your friends and introduce them to the great city that is Columbus, check out this guide.

 

The Pregame

Every great night out begins with a solid pregame! To give your friends the warmest welcome possible, pick up some drinks and hors d’oeuvres from your local supermarket and have them laid out and ready by the time they arrive.

If you’re a downtown Columbus apartment resident crunched for time, your Resident VIP card will get you free curbside express pickup on orders of $75 or more at Giant Eagle Market District in Grandview Heights.

After catching up for a bit over drinks, it’s time for the night to begin!

 

The Dinner

Nothing acquaints people to an urban area quite like the food—it provides a powerful first impression and shapes perception in a big way. After your friends get settled in to your apartment, it’s time to grab dinner at one downtown Columbus’ many fantastic restaurants.

No matter the cuisine or dietary preference, the city has an option that’s perfect for your group and bound to keep them raving. Here is our list of recommend dinner spots in downtown Columbus, based on the type of food you’re looking for:

American

Brazilian

Brewery 

Irish

Italian

Mexican

Vegetarian

 

The Nightlife

Whether or not your friends have a good time in the city can rest entirely on where you choose to spend your night. After a great meal at one of downtown Columbus’ great restaurants, it’s time to paint the town red with a fun nighttime activity.

Whether you’re in the mood for live music or a sporting event, the city has what you need to provide a truly memorable experience for your group—one that you’ll remember fondly for years to come. Here are a few recommendations that the whole group will enjoy:

Sports Bar 

Sports

Live Music

 

Once the night is over, it’s time to lead the group back to your spacious downtown Columbus apartment for some late-night fun and at least a few hours of sleep.

 

The Next Day

After you and your friends wake up from a fun night out in downtown Columbus, head back out for a delicious breakfast and brunch. Here, you can recount the previous night’s events and laugh over breakfast and coffee (or something stronger).

Our recommended eateries in the city include:

Once breakfast/brunch is over, you can head back to your apartment for some much-needed lazy time—or, if the weather’s nice, venture out to one of Columbus’ many beautiful parks for some fresh air and relaxation.

Some of our favorite parks in Columbus include:

 

Once the weekend is over, your friends will most likely leave your downtown Columbus apartment wanting more. “Why don’t we live here?” and “When can we come back?” are just two of the many envy-filled questions they might ask before they leave.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully introduced your friends to Columbus. And you can rest happy and satisfied that you gave them a truly unforgettable experience.

Like showing people around and being the go-to contact for what to do in Columbus? Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador.

 

 

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of March 11, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of March 11, 2019:

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 16 | The Half Pint | 12 – 8 PM

Get ready for Ohio’s largest St. Patrick’s pub crawl on Saturday, March 16. You’ve got the Luck of the Irish on your side, stop by The Half Pint for drink specials all day long. Get your tickets now!

 

ShamROCK to Live Music

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Three-Legged Mare on March 16 and 17. Wash down a Corned Beef Slider or a Shepherd’s Pie with a Guinness and get ready to shamROCK to live music all weekend long with bands like The San Pats, The Mclans and Discarded Mischief.

Music

Mumford & Sons

Monday, March 11 | Nationwide Arena | 6 PM

Don’t be a ‘hopeless wanderer’! As your ‘guiding light’ on all things happening in the Arena District, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the hottest British folk-rock bands coming to town today: Mumford & Sons. No, they won’t be performing in ‘the cave’—the group is heading straight for Nationwide Arena! Atlanta singer/songwriter Cat Power will open. What a great way to start your week.

 

Jonathan McReynolds w/ Isaiah Templeton & Jason Nelson

Thursday, March 14 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

This Thursday at A&R Music Bar, famed Chicago gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds will delight audiences with his incredible voice and beautifully honest approach to songwriting while on his MakeMoreRoom Tour. Fellow gospel singers Isaiah Templeton and Jason Nelson will accompany McReynolds with their own faith-filled performances.

 

KISS

Saturday, March 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

They are four of the most recognizable faces on the planet, and one of the most iconic bands of all time in terms of impact, influence and all-around awesomeness. Last year, after a storied 45-year career that included their 2014 induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, KISS announced their final tour ever—aptly named ‘END OF THE ROAD’. Don’t miss the chance to see their last live performance in Columbus EVER this Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins

Tuesday, March 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Tomorrow night, a showdown will commence at Nationwide Arena between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins—one of the NHL’s top teams. With less than a month until the post-season, it all comes down to the wire as the Jackets vie for a playoff spot. Be sure to come out and cheer on the home team loud and proud!

If you’re planning on bringing the family out to a game, take advantage of the Columbus Blue Jackets Dispatch Family Value Pack, which includes a game ticket, hot dog, soft drink, popcorn and OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass—simply enter the access code FAMILY** when purchasing tickets.

Additional Blue Jackets home game dates at Nationwide Arena this week include:

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Friday, March 15 | 7 PM

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Alternative Fashion Week 2019: Grand Finale Runway Show

Saturday, March 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Later this month, get ready to be inspired by some of Columbus’ most innovative independent designers, during the Alternative Fashion Week 2019 Grand Finale Runway Show at EXPRESS LIVE! You’ll see all-original collections strut the runway, alongside an art installation and projection show by local artists. All ticket purchases help benefit Alternative Fashion Mob, a nonprofit which supports Columbus’ independent designers.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship | 1st & 2nd Rounds

March 22-24 | Nationwide Arena | Time TBA

College basketball fan? The Road to the Final Four® stops in Columbus, Ohio March 22 & 24, 2019 at Nationwide Arena when The Ohio State University hosts the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the NCAA® March Madness® Tournament! Click here to order your tickets now.

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats on Vine | Sierra Floor Plan

With so much going on in the Arena District, it’s hard to pass up the rare opportunity of leasing an apartment here! With only one unit remaining of the Sierra floor plan at Flats on Vine, now’s the chance to live your downtown Columbus dreams. This spacious 724 sq. ft., 1-bed, 1-bath corner unit features hardwood flooring, a Jack & Jill bathroom, walk-in closet, oversized floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony with stunning views of the city.

Schedule a tour of Flats on Vine’s last remaining Sierra floor plan today!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

bd’s Mongolian Grill

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

bd’s Mongolian Grill, located in downtown Columbus’ Arena District, invites downtown Columbus apartment residents to enjoy 20% off create-your-own-stir-fry every day!

Applies to the Arena District location only. 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of March 4, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of March 4, 2019:

 

Music

Arkells w/ The Greeting Committee

Tuesday, March 5 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

Arkells is an award-winning Canadian rock band with tons of hits up north. On Tuesday, they’re making the trek to A&R Music Bar, along with Kansas City pop quartet The Greeting Committee, for what’s sure to be a great live show in the Arena District. What’s more—Arkells partnered with PLUS1 so that every $1 from every ticket will go to organizations that support dignity, equity and access to communities who need it.

 

The Aces w/ Tishmal

Friday, March 8 |A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

Girl power is taking the stage at A&R Music Bar on Friday! An all-female indie pop band from Provo, Utah, The Aces have been rising in popularity ever since their hit, ‘Stuck’, reached top 40 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Jam out to them and singer Tishmal for a groovy start to your weekend.

 

92.3 WCOL’s 25th Birthday Bash

Saturday, March 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Columbus country radio station 92.3 WCOL is celebrating 25 years on the air this Saturday with a huge birthday bash at EXPRESS LIVE! Performers at the event will include Russell Dickerson, Jordan Davis and Riley Green. VIP option includes early entry, an exclusive acoustic set, complimentary finger foods, exclusive viewing area and more. See you there!

 

Sports

The Derby: Benefiting the 2nd & 7 Foundation

Friday, March 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Don your most elegant derby attire and head down to the races—all for a great cause! This Friday, EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting The Derby, an evening of bow ties and big hats raising money for the 2nd & 7 Foundation—which promotes reading to kids in need. The night will consist of wagering on horse races, derby drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, celebrity mingling and much more.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday, March 9 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been on a roll since acquiring Matt Duchene and Julius Bergman from the Ottawa Senators. And while they may have lost last Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, they have two more chances this week to set things straight—first with an away game on Thursday, followed by a home game at Nationwide Arena on Saturday. With the Jackets and Penguins neck and neck in the Metro Division, it’s up to the fans to show up loud and proud to help cheer the team on to victory!

If you’re planning on bringing the family out, take advantage of the Columbus Blue Jackets Dispatch Family Value Pack, which includes a game ticket, hot dog, soft drink, popcorn and OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass—just enter the access code FAMILY** when purchasing tickets.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Mumford & Sons

Monday, March 11 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Don’t be a ‘hopeless wanderer’! As your ‘guiding light’ on all things happening in the Arena District, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the hottest British folk-rock bands coming to town next Monday: Mumford & Sons. No, they won’t be playing in ‘the cave’—the group is heading straight for Nationwide Arena! What a great way to start your week.

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats II | Mendoza II Floor Plan

Finding yourself in the Arena District often? Why not live here! If you’re looking for a luxury apartment in downtown Columbus, The Mendoza II floor plan at Flats II is a prime option. This monstrous 1,292 sq. ft. unit features an island kitchen, spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets, oversized windows and a panoramic balcony facing the courtyard.

Schedule a tour of Flats II’s Mendoza II floor plan today–only one unit remains!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Bing Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar, located in the Arena District, invites downtown Columbus apartment residents and up to three friends for free admission every night of the week—simply flash your Resident VIP card! Additionally, on Thursdays the bar offers 10% off residents’ entire bill.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 11, 2019

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Love is in the air in downtown Columbus’ Arena District this week!

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of Valentine’s Day-themed events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of February 11, 2019:

 

Sports

Valentine’s Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets (vs. New York Islanders)

Thursday, February 14 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Is your loved one in love with the Columbus Blue Jackets? Looking for something exciting to do on Valentine’s Day this year? Take your date to Nationwide Arena for a special Jackets game this Thursday! The Jackets are playing a must-win game against the first-place New York Islanders.

With the Valentine’s Day ticket pack, you’ll receive 2 tickets to the V-Day game against the Islanders, a $25 gift card to Rodizio Grill, a Valentine’s Day flower and a commemorative photo with your love. Other romantic activities that day include flower delivery by Stinger himself, CBJ teddy bears and candy hearts and a happy hour pack at Great Lakes Brewing Company before the game!

 

World’s Toughest Rodeo

Saturday, February 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

This Valentine’s day ‘save a horse’…. grab a cowboy hat and experience The World’s Toughest Rodeo coming to Nationwide Arena! The evening will feature three fan-favorite competitions: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Also, there to entertain you will be a barrel racing event, the world’s smallest cowboy and much more. Saddle up and come on down for this exhilarating event in downtown Columbus!

 

Music

Valentine’s Day with BAS – Milky Way Tour

Thursday, February 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Do you and your Valentine enjoy the same beats? Checkout BAS, bringing his Milky Way Tour to EXPRESS LIVE!. In addition to the Queens-based rapper, artists Rexx Life Raj, K. Roosevelt, Innanet James and Correy C will take the stage.

  

99.7 The Blitz Throwback Show

Saturday, February 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting 99.7 The Blitz’s Throwback Show, featuring Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience and Pandora’s Box – The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute. Come out to celebrate Valentine’s day and experience a night of your favorite hits–plus, a ‘whole lotta love’!

 

Bob Marley Tribute 2019

Saturday, February 16 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

‘Could you be loved, and be loved’ At the same time classic rock tributes are taking over EXPRESS LIVE! on Saturday, a reggae tribute show will be happening at A&R Music Bar, all presenting songs by international music icon Bob Marley. Bob Marley Tribute 2019 features The Ark Band and Andy Shaw Band–two illustrious reggae bands who will “get together” to play iconic reggae, ska and rocksteady hits.

Food

Boston’s Cares

Open you heart from January 21st – February 17th. Support No Kid Hungry with us during this time frame! $1 can provide a child with up to 10 nutritious meals! Minimum donation of $1 for Paper Hearts in-restaurant. February 11-14, $1 from the sale of Heart-Shaped Pizzas, available for a limited time only!

 

Buca Di Beppo Italian Lovefeast

Buca opens at 11a.m. on Valentine’s Day and is offering a Lasagna Love Feast for 2 on February 14, 2019. Featuring $49.99 dine-in only special* which includes a heart shaped lasagna, Buca small garlic bread, Buca small mixed green or caesar salad and mini chocolate chip cannoli. *While supplies last

 

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats II | Nevada II Floor Plan

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Been feeling the love in downtown Columbus lately? The Arena District is where everything happens on a weekly basis. If you find yourself frequenting the area, then perhaps you should consider moving into a downtown Columbus apartment like Flats on Vine. Each one has a great community, is packed with amenities and is mere steps from the Arena District. Here, you can fall in love all over again.

If you’re looking for a large, luxurious Columbus apartment to share with your significant other, the Nevada II floor plan at Flats II is the perfect unit. This spacious 1,204 sq.-ft space features an enormous living room with multiple oversized windows, big walk-in closets, incredible amenities, a balcony providing gorgeous views and boundless ways to display your unique creative style.

Schedule a tour of Flats IIs Nevada II floor plan today–only two units remains!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Courtyard by Marriott Grandview Yard

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

A romantic staycation is a perfect Valentine’s Day treat for you and your loved one, and Courtyard by Marriott in Grandview Yard is offering an exclusive promotion for downtown Columbus apartment residents. Simply call the hotel to book, ask the reservation specialist for the Good Neighbor Rate and enjoy 10% off the published rate. While there, you and your date can stop by the Bistro Bar for dinner–flash your Resident VIP card to get a 10% discount*!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 4, 2019

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of February 4, 2019:

 

5th Line 5K

Saturday, February 9 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM

Fancy a cold-weather run through downtown Columbus? Participate in the 5th Line 5K at Nationwide Arena this Saturday! Presented by OhioHealth, the 3.1-mile race will be a tour of the city’s most iconic sights–finishing at center ice inside Nationwide Arena. Registration includes a Columbus Blue Jackets long-sleeve tee, finishers’ medal and a pair of tickets to a regular-season Jackets home game.

 

64th Annual Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards

Saturday, February 9 | EXPRESS LIVE!

More than 50 of the nation’s top high school, collegiate and professional athletes will be in the Arena District on Saturday for the 64th annual Touchdown Club of Columbus awards show. You’re invited to watch the ceremony live at EXPRESS LIVE! For ticket info, contact Kathleen Cleary at (614) 461-5483 or email [email protected]

 

Music

Greensky Bluegrass w/ Billy Strings

Wednesday, February 6 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

This Wednesday at EXPRESS LIVE, dance the cold away to the sweet melodic stylings of Greensky Bluegrass. Having just released a brand new album of bluegrass music, the two-decades-old band knows exactly how to put on a good show. With Billy Strings also a surefire crowd pleaser, you’re sure to have a great time at this Arena District bluegrass concert.

 

Cher with Nile Rodgers & Chic

Sunday, February 10 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Do you believe in life after love? Then go see the one and only Cher at Nationwide Arena on February 10! Back on the road for her HERE WE GO AGAIN tour, timeless Cher will be performing several of her hits along with new songs from her “Dancing Queen” album–which is the singer’s tribute to the music of ABBA. Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame-nominated band Nile Rodgers & Chic will open. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Valentine’s Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets

Thursday, February 14 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Is your loved one in love with the Columbus Blue Jackets? Looking for something exciting to do on Valentine’s Day this year? Take your date to Nationwide Arena for a special Jackets game! With the Valentine’s Day ticket pack, you’ll enjoy 2 tickets to the V-Day game against the New York Islanders, a $25 gift card to Rodizio Grill and a Valentine’s Day flower and commemorative photo with your love. Other romantic activities that day include flower delivery by Stinger himself, CBJ teddy bears and candy hearts and a happy hour pack before the game!

 

World’s Toughest Rodeo

Saturday, February 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

The World’s Toughest Rodeo is coming to Nationwide Arena! On February 16, get your cowboy hats on and experience some of the most extreme sports in America. The evening will feature three fan-favorite competitions: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Also there to entertain you will be a barrel racing event, the world’s smallest cowboy and much more. Saddle up and come on down for this exhilarating event in downtown Columbus!

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats On Vine | Sierra Floor Plan

Great community events. Hot downtown restaurants and bars. Thrilling NHL hockey games.  The best concerts in Columbus. The Arena District is where everything happens on a weekly basis. If you find yourself frequenting the area, then perhaps you should consider moving into a downtown Columbus apartment like Flats on Vine. Each one has a great community, is packed with amenities and is mere steps from the Arena District. Here, you can have it all.

If you’re looking for the perfect one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment to share with a significant other in Columbus, the Sierra floor plan at Flats on Vine is the perfect choice. This 724 sq.-ft end/corner unit features a Jack and Jill bathroom, walk-in closet, hardwood flooring, luxurious amenities, a floor-to-ceiling window and downtown Columbus view options.

Schedule a tour of Flats on Vine’s Sierra floor plan today–only one unit remains!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Columbus Blue Jackets

Residents of Arena District and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

With the NHL hockey season at its pinnacle in January, you may be itching to attend more Columbus Blue Jackets games. If you move into a downtown Columbus apartment, you may be in luck! Included in your welcome packet as a new apartment resident is a pair of complimentary tickets* to a regular season Jackets home game at Nationwide Arena!

* Regular season home game tickets are limited and subject to availability, tickets are for new apartment resident use only and cannot be claimed by any non-resident.

 

CONTEST

Express Live

Wanna celebrate a ‘Whole Lotta Love’ this Valentine’s Day? Enter to win 2 tickets to the 99.7 the Blitz Throwback show on Saturday, February 16th and fall in love with tribute bands including The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience and Pandora’s Box- The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute. ‘Walk this Way’ to enter> a Rafflecopter giveaway


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 31, 2018

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 31, 2018:

 

Columbus New Year’s Eve Parties

 

New Year’s Eve at The Three-Legged Mare

Monday, December 31 | The Three-Legged Mare Columbus | 8 PM

Ring in 2019 at The Three-Legged Mare Columbus! Located in the Arena District, this New Year’s Eve celebration includes a delicious prime rib buffet, cocktails, live musical entertainment, a midnight champagne toast and more. Admission to this unforgettable event are $100, with Designated Driver and VIP options also available.

 

New Year’s Eve at The Big Bang Columbus

Monday, December 31 | The Big Bang Piano Bar Columbus | 7 PM

Looking for plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Columbus? The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar–located in the Arena District–is the place to be. This fun night of festivities will feature an all-request Dueling Pianos show that will have you singing, laughing and dancing all night long. There are several ticket options still available, so get yours now before it’s too late!

 

 

Sports

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators

Monday, December 31 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Finish 2018 strong by watching the Columbus Blue Jackets thrash the Ottawa Senators in a home game at Nationwide Arena! The Jackets are near the top of their division heading into the new year, so make it your New Year’s resolution to help them get there, and hope for an NHL playoff in Columbus.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

 

Cirque du Soleil, CRYSTAL

January 23-27, 2019 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

At the end of January, witness a performance from one of the most entertaining theatrical producers in the world. Cirque du Solei will be returning to Nationwide Arena with their production of CRYSTAL, a synchronized, freestyle and extreme ice show that also features circus acts like swinging trapeze, aerial straps and more.

 

Watch these world-class skaters and acrobats as they make Nationwide Arena their own frozen playground! The show runs from January 23-27, but tickets are bound to sell out fast for this thrilling event. Get yours today!

 

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats of Vine | Bay Floor Plan

Is finding a downtown Columbus apartment one of your 2019 New Year’s resolutions? If not, it should be! Spots like Flats on Vine offer world-class amenities, an engaging community, creative freedom and close proximity to anything and everything the Arena District has to offer.

The Courtyard Alexander floor plan at Flats on Vine is perfect for those who want lots of apartment space! This 1,026 square-foot, courtyard-facing unit features an island kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious master suite that includes a walk-in closet and private balcony, a large den and a guest bedroom complete with French doors.

Schedule a tour of Flats on Vine’s Courtyard Alexander today–only one unit remains!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

 

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

This week’s Resident VIP Spotlight shines on Sunny Street Café. This popular Arena District breakfast, lunch and brunch spot offers those who flash a Resident VIP card $2 off any breakfast or lunch dine-in or carry-out order of $20 or more.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 10, 2018

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 10, 2018:

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vancouver Canucks / Los Angeles King

Tuesday, December 11 & Thursday, December 13 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Liven up your Tuesday or Thursday by catching a Columbus Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Arena. The Jackets take on the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night and have a high chance of winning. You don’t want to miss this showdown in the Arena District!  Then, on Thursday the Jacket’s are back at home—cheer them on as they take on the Los Angeles Kings. Currently, the Jackets need every win they can get as they vie for the top of the competitive Metropolitan Division. Grab some friends, sit in on the action and wind down the work week with a win at home.

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The Castros Concert

Friday, December 14 | A&R Music Bar | 6:30 PM

The Castros are bringing their heartfelt folky tunes back to their hometown of Columbus. The duo will showcase their deep emotional pieces at at A & R Music Bar this Friday. The lineup also includes Gabrielle Solange, Anna Ehret and Out of The Pine.

 

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Saturday, December 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 2 & 6 PM

This Saturday experience a holly jolly Christmas classic: The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Witness world-class Russian artists, hand-painted sets and all the talented characters in between. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime tour at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

Doobie’s Dark Holiday Free Crismas Concert

Saturday, December 15 | Newport Music Hall | 7 PM

Have you heard of new music artist, Doobie? His crazy, original sound is spreading fast and you have the chance to see him live. The Ohio native will perform a free show at Newport Music Hall as part of his Dark Holiday Tour. The show will also feature Krash Minati and DJ Hylyte.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks

Saturday, December 15 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

This Saturday night is bound to be an intense match up! The Columbus Blue Jackets are taking on the Anaheim Ducks in their third and final home game of the week. Both teams are currently ranked second in their conference, so this will be a good game to watch. Puck drops at 7 PM at Nationwide Arena.

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Arena Crossing Apartments | The Mackinaw Floor Plan

Arena Crossing Apartments is located minutes away from the top entertaining and food destinations in downtown Columbus. If you’re looking to get the best city experience possible, then living here is a no-brainer.

The Mackinaw at Arena Crossing Apartments features everything you need and more! This 2-bed, 2-bathroom includes a spacious living room, enormous closets and private balcony. The Arena Crossing community includes a rooftop pool, personal storage units and more.

Schedule a tour of Arena Crossing Apartment’s Mackinaw unit today!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments or Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

This week’s Resident VIP spotlight shines on Boston’s–a restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of the Arena District. Flash your Resident VIP card* and enjoy 15% off Boston’s delicious menu items daily!

* Arena District location only, tax, gratuity and alcohol and Nationwide Arena event nights excluded.


The Ultimate 2018 Columbus Holiday Gift Guide

During the holiday season, there are few places merrier and brighter than Columbus, Ohio. With so many cool spots to frequent and events to experience in the city, there are a ton of great gift options available for those that call it home.

To help you choose the perfect gift to give friends and family a fun filled authentic Columbus experience, we put together the ultimate guide, filled with ideas for the 2018 holiday season.

Columbus Blue Jackets Holiday Pack

March with us this holiday season and give the perfect gift for the Columbus Blue Jackets fan in your life. Right now, Nationwide Arena is offering an exclusive Holiday Pack that includes two tickets to two games of your choice, plus one limited edition t-shirt from Homage.

 

Tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Nationwide Arena

For the music lover in your life, gift them the experience of seeing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra play at Nationwide Arena on the day after Christmas! The multi-sensory holiday concert–in its 20th consecutive year of touring–presents guests with world-class music paired with an unforgettable story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater. This could be a holiday gift you’ll keep on giving each and every year.

 Arena District Athletic Club Membership

Know someone in Columbus that’ll have a 2019 New Year’s Resolution to focus on their health and fitness? Get them a gift card or membership to the Arena District Athletic Club! This state-of-the-art fitness center in downtown Columbus has everything your friend or family member needs to reach their personal goals. For a limited time, the Arena District Athletic Club is offering a New Year’s special–waiving the $79 initiation fee when you get a 12-month membership.

 

Relaxation & Revitalization from Massage Envy

There’s no better holiday gift than a certificate for a professional massage, and Massage Envy in Columbus’ Grandview Yard certainly knows how to give them! From massages and facials to stretch and skin care treatments, Massage Envy will relinquish stress and help your friends and family feel revitalized. Visit their store to pick up a gift card, or simply purchase one online.

 

Crowlers & Growlers from Hofbrauhaus Columbus

If you have a beer-loving friend or family member, they’ll love the holiday gift of a crowler or growler (or both) from Hofbrauhaus Columbus. Right now, the brewery and restaurant is offering $4 off a 4-pack of crowlers, and throwing in a free holiday tote with the purchase!

You can also gift membership into Hofbrauhaus’ 1589 GROWLER CLUB–which includes a 64-oz. growler and a monthly refill of their favorite Hofbrauhaus beer. Additionally, for every $50 gift card purchase, you’ll receive a fee $10 bonus card to spread that holiday cheer!

Chocolates and Coffees from Winans

One of our more refined holiday gift ideas, Winans–a family company established in the late 1800’s–offers premium chocolates, freshly roasted coffees, delicious wines and tasty teas. The retailer runs a factory and roastery in Ohio, which means just about every product they sell is locally hand-crafted and produced. Residents of Grandview Yard will be in for a treat when Winans opens their newest Columbus location in the neighborhood!

 

Tickets to WWE Live Holiday Tour at Nationwide Arena

Know a wrestling fan in Columbus? Gift them tickets to see the WWE Live Holiday Tour at Nationwide Arena on December 27. They’ll be able to witness superstars like Rhonda Rousey, Seth Rollins and more duke it out for the title of champion.

 

Entry Into the 5th Line 5K Race at Nationwide Arena

Know any runners in Columbus? Register them for the 5th Line 5K on February 9th–a polar race starting and ending on the ice at Nationwide Arena. To add to the holiday gift, all participants receive a voucher good for two tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets game, a long-sleeve race shirt, a finisher’s medal and access to the post-race party.

 

More ways to get into the Holiday spirit with friends & family

 

Harmony Project at Nationwide Arena

Want to spoil your Columbus friend or family member early this holiday season? Get tickets to The Harmony Project’s Concert for US 2018 at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, December 6! The concert, which begins at 7:30 PM, will bring together people from all types of backgrounds and age ranges for a night of artistic passion and social purpose. This unique and compelling event is a great gift for the cultured and cause-driven people in your life.

 

Experiencing SantaCon 2018 Columbus

Start December in Columbus off right by gathering some friends and donning Santa, elf and reindeer costumes for SantaCon 2018 on December 7 from 7PM to midnight! This festive event–which is completely free to attend–will take you to several bars throughout the Arena District, where you’ll enjoy drink specials, raffle prizes, a costume contest and more.