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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of March 18, 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 18, 2019:

 

Fashion

Alternative Fashion Week 2019: Grand Finale Runway Show

Saturday, March 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

This weekend, 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.

 

Sports

NCAA Men’s Basketball Open Practice

Thursday, March 21 | Nationwide Arena | 11 AM

Big college basketball fan with some time to kill Thursday afternoon? Stop by Nationwide Arena to experience open practice day—featuring all the team’s competing in the first and second rounds of the tournament held this weekend. The event is free and open to all, so stop in and make a firsthand judgement on who to include in your bracket.

 

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

March 22-24 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

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.

 

Music

25th Annual Hip Hop Expo

Saturday, March 23 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 3-11 PM

Are you big into the world of hip hop? So are all the attendees of the 25th Annual BHB Hip Hop Expo, held this Saturday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This family-friendly event will showcase DJ, MC and B-Boy/Girl talent and provide a forum for networking artist, industry entrepreneurs and hip-hop enthusiasts.

 

We Three w/ Spencer Saylor

Saturday, March 23 | A&R Music Bar | 7:30 PM

We Three, the unique band comprised of three (obviously) siblings from Oregon, are bringing their positive, purposeful and melodious music to the Arena District’s A&R Music Bar on Saturday. Columbus singer/songwriter Spencer Saylor will open.

 

Dining

NCAA Championships Watch Party

March 22-24 | The Three-Legged Mare | 10 AM Friday, 9 AM Sat-Sun

Whether you’re attending the NCAA Championship games or simply watching from the bar, stop by The Three-Legged Mare—located within walking distance from Nationwide Arena—to drink, eat and enjoy basketball. Saturday and Sunday, the Irish restaurant will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9-11 AM!

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Arena Crossing Apartment | Bay C Floor Plan

It’s not every day you can walk outside your apartment and straight into an arena for a national college basketball tournament—that is, if you’re not living in a downtown Columbus apartment like Arena Crossing. The largest studio floor plan in the building, Bay C is a 644 square-foot unit featuring an enormous walk-in closet, beautiful European columns in the kitchen and living area, oversized windows facing the pool and so much more.

Schedule a tour of Arena Crossing’s last remaining Bay C floor plan today!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Grandview Vision Center

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!

How’s your eyesight? If you need a vision checkup, residents of a downtown Columbus apartment are in luck! Flash your Resident VIP card at Grandview Vision Center and receive 50% off select eyecare services—including private pay eye exams, contact lens exams and sunglasses or Rx glasses. Most insurance plans accepted. Call (614) 291-9400 for an appointment and to inquire about insurance plans.


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.