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Archive for May, 2021

Up Front in Cbus | May 21 – June 4

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music Coming to Columbus

Listen up, music lovers! Live music has returned to downtown Columbus, and you won’t want to miss out on these exciting upcoming performances coming to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena

Visit the Arena District Events page for an updated concert and events calendar and to purchase tickets.


Columbus Community

Pick Your Project Workshop 

Feeling creative? Studio 614 is hosting an open do-it-yourself workshop every day throughout the month of May. Each guest will be given all supplies and step-by-step instructions to complete a project of their choice. Options include soy wax candles, concrete coasters, macrame hanging planters and much more!

BAM Thursdays at CMoA

The Columbus Museum of Art is thrilled to announce the return of a reimagined tradition many may fondly remember as First Thursdays—now, they are returning as BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art and Music). Join the Museum for fresh libations, great art, and music every Thursday from 6-8 PM. Sip and vibe with friends in the garden space or Schokko Café. Click here for more details.

Team Up With the Blue Jackets

Join the Columbus Blue Jackets and the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, May 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Nationwide Arena. All donors will be entered to win 1 of 5 Blue Jackets prize packs with autographed memorabilia. Click here to choose a donation time, and give the gift of life.

Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions

Honor the champions in the lives of cancer survivors and join the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center for their annual Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions virtual event! Participants can take part in either a 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. All proceeds benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.


Columbus Living

Experience Summer in Downtown Columbus 

With the Memorial Day holiday fast approaching, it’s time to start planning for the summer ahead. Enjoy pool season or stop by your favorite Arena District or Grandview Yard patios to relax, sip and dine—there’s so much to look forward to! 

Looking for an apartment in downtown Columbus that has everything you could want and more during the summer? Click here to explore Arena Crossing Apartments amenities, click here to check out Apartments at the Yard amenities, and click here to see Flats on Vine and Flats II amenities. 


Columbus Sports

Don’t Miss a Stroke

The Memorial Tournament returns to the Columbus area from May 31-June 6! Grab some pals and watch this highly anticipated annual golf tournament—which was founded and hosted by PGA legend Jack Nicklaus—at Arena District hotspots like R Bar or Boston’s. Don’t feel like going out? Order in and watch the pros from the comfort of your home. 

Catch a Game…or Six

The Columbus Clippers are back in action at Huntington Park for a homestand against the Nashville Sounds May 25-30. Tickets can be purchased for all May home games here, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at capacity. Can’t make it in May? View the team’s schedule here and get ready for the next home game!

Greatness Awaits at the New Crew Stadium

We are getting closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home! Get ready to cheer on the team at their first match in the new stadium on July 3. The addition of the new Crew Stadium will dub the Arena District as a three-stadium premier sports destination. Check out the latest updates to the stadium that the Crew recently shared on YouTube. 



Columbus Food & Drink

Enjoy Patio Beers at Whistle & Keg

Longer summer days filled with sunshine mean it’s time to get outside and enjoy patio beers! Head to Whistle & Keg in the Arena District for a drink, and choose from over 50 self-serve taps of local and regional craft beers, wines, ciders, mead and kombucha. Experience a fun-filled afternoon on the patio drinking and playing patio games with friends! 


Columbus Self-Care

Treat Yourself at My SALON Suite

Looking for an aesthetic change to usher in a new season? Freshen up your look and enjoy a luxurious beauty experience at My SALON Suite in Grandview Yard! Satisfy all of your beauty needs with various services including expert haircare, rejuvenating facials, spray tanning and more.

Up Front in Cbus | May 7 – May 21 

Columbus Community

Honor the Champions in Your Life

Join Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run! Participants can join from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. The annual walk honors the champions in the lives of cancer survivors with proceeds benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.

Calling All Kickball Players

The Arena District Kickball League is kicking off its 2021 spring season this month. The season is set to begin May 18 with games at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.

Beautiful Blooms & Butterflies

The Franklin Park Conservatory’s Blooms and Butterflies is still happening, but not for long! Stop by the Conservatory before May 31 to watch enchanting butterflies fly freely in a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Click here to reserve your tickets now. Can’t make it? Watch this year’s butterfly release here.


Columbus Living

Grandview Heights Named One of Top 5 Places to Live in Cbus

Each year, Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights. This year, they named Grandview Heights the 5th best place to live in their 2021 Best Places to Live in Columbus Area list. The city also ranks 1st in being the best suburb for young professionals in Ohio.

In addition, (614) Magazine named Grandview Yard the Best Apartment Complex in Columbus in the 2021 ColumBest for the fourth year in a row (see page 74). Informed by nearly half a million votes, the Apartments at the Yard were recognized for its community lifestyle and excellent customer service. 

A special congratulations to our Grandview Yard friends at Massage Envy for being named the Best Place to Get a Massage in this year’s ColumBest (see page 89).



Live Concerts Coming to Columbus

Prepare for a jam-packed summer with countless concerts and performances returning to Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay up-to-date on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.

Get tickets to these upcoming events: 



Go Out to the Ball Game

Play ball—May 11 is Columbus Clippers Opening Day at Huntington Park! Tickets can be purchased for all May home games, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at full capacity. Click here to view the team’s schedule.


A Pitch Made for Champions

The new Crew Stadium has a pitch, and it’s GLORY-ous! Each day we are closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home in the Arena District! Watch the latest progress here, in a timelapse video the Crew SC shared on YouTube last week.

The 2021 season is already underway, check the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3. Schedule:   


Food & Drink

Celebrate Mom at Winans

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! Want to treat the mother in your life to something sweet? Pick up the sweetest pairing—a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. Winans is also celebrating all weekend long! Stop by any day this weekend, May 7-9, for a Mother’s Day Mimosa Flight event, and treat mom to fresh cold-pressed juices for your mimosas! Click here for more details.


Mother’s Day Brunch

If you’re looking to treat yourself to some delicious brunch be sure to check out Sunny Street Café in the Arena District or Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard. Dine-in at Sunny Street Cafe this Mother’s Day, enjoy a delicious crab cake benedict and they’ll even give mom a flower!


Knock One Back at Hofbrauhaus

Celebrate the coming of spring at Hofbrauhaus Columbus with a rich, flavorful haus-brewed bier. Maibock, the bier of the month, is noticeably malty and sweet, with a warming alcohol note. Hofbrauhaus pairs it with slow-cooked beef marinated in red wine, spices and vegetables, topped with sweet and tangy sauerbraten gravy, and served with red cabbage and buttered spaetzle.