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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:



(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.



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.



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.



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!



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!


Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!