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 November 12, 2018:
The Get Up Kids Concert
Tuesday, November 13 | A&R Music Bar | 7:30 PM
Forming in 1995, The Get Up Kids rose to fame with hit albums like Four Minute Mile, Something to Write Home About and On A Wire. They influenced bands like Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy, and even toured with Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves. They broke up in 2005, got back together three years later, and have been sporadically making new music ever since. The Get Up Kids are back and better than ever–stopping at A&R Music Bar in Columbus while on their Midwest and East Coast tour.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers
Thursday, November 15 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
On Thursday night, cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets as they take on the Florida Panthers at Nationwide Arena. The Jackets need every W 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.
Pelotonia Check Celebration
Wednesday, November 7 | Nationwide Arena | 6 PM
Pelotonia–the annual Columbus bike race/tour that raises money for cancer research–will be announcing their total funds raised this year during a special ceremony at EXPRESS LIVE! this Thursday. With more than 8,500 riders participating for the cause in 2018, this is sure to be an exciting celebration to witness.
Sunday, November 18 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM
You probably remember O.A.R. from their early 2000s mainstream hits like Love and Memories, Lay Down and Shattered (Turn the Car Around). In October, the band released their first single from a new album and are excited to perform new music and fan favorites on their Just Like Paradise Tour. Hitting EXPRESS LIVE! this Sunday, don’t miss the chance to experience this veteran rock band live.
Friday, November 2 | The Three-Legged Mare | 10 PM
Got a song in your head that you need to belt out on stage? Sing it during Excesss Karaoke Night, every Friday from 10 PM – 2 AM at The Three-Legged Mare–located in the heart of the Arena District! Celebrate the end of the work week with this fun weekly tradition. And if you need some liquid courage, the event is presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company, so you’ll receive an additional $1 off any of their beers!
Arena District Giveaway of the Week
Beartooth Concert Tickets | EXPRESS LIVE! | November 17
We’re giving away two tickets to see hardcore punk band Beartooth at EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday! Enter between Tuesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 15 for the chance to win, and increase your chances by getting your friends to enter, too.