Tomorrow, Columbus community and city leaders, business people and residents will gather at Columbus Museum of Art to celebrate the city being chosen as a Intelligent City by the international think tank the Intelligent Community Forum. As a Top 7 Intelligent City, Columbus is again in the running for becoming Intelligent City of the Year. Our city has continued to make headlines on a variety of lists, but this list in particular focuses on the city's ability to be forward thinking in its approach to building and retaining quality businesses, harnessing and providing access to technology and being a climate in which thinkers, dreamers and doers can thrive.
The Columbus Innovation reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. is free and open to the public, but attendee must register here.
There's a lot to love about the North Market. Good location in the Short North close to Downton, a wide variety of food merchants including Jeni's Ice Cream and an excellent people watching experience. Now in addition to the food fairs and other long-time programming during the summer, North Market is set to host drive-in movies on a monthly basis.
According to a recent Columbus Underground article, the market event is part of a partnerships with the Gateway Film Center. Movies include Ghostbusters, Toy Story and Jaws and tickets are $18 per car or $5 per pedestrian.
Here are some more great things happening in the Short North area:
Explosions rocked Downtown Columbus this morning due issues with an underground electricity "vault" according to the Columbus Dispatch. Electricity has been out most of the day with AEP working double duty - one to reassure residents that other electricity vaults around Columbus were secure and to restore power to the area. Read more about the story here.
It doesn't matter whether you've got a taste for steak or gourmet vegetarian, cream puffs or tabouli -- Columbus restaurants can give you what you crave. Check out these awesome restaurants:
The local weather folks are predicting more snow and cold which has many people looking for ways to get out of the city. Instead of heading for the sunny shores, check out these great events to keep you happy even when the weather is frightful:
Hey Columbusites! I just got info on a cool event taking place Friday, February 28th. If you're still looking for something to do - go watch bodies in motion!
From the website: CoMo is a professional modern dance company located in Columbus, OH. Inspired by the vocabulary of the Erick Hawkins' modern dance technique, CoMo Dance Company has an athletic and entertaining style. The company performs the work of both local and national choreographers. At CoMo Dance Company, our philosophy is "Be Entertained. Be Included. Be Fulfilled." We invite all interested dancers and audience members to be a part of our Open Company Rehearsals and Open Classes.
Converge. Move. Evolve.
Friday, February 28, 2014
7:30pm -- Abbey Theater of Dublin
$10 Adults | $7 Students/Kids
Performance Info/ Description: http://comodance.org/performances
Tickets are currently on sale at comodance.org/store
In between reoccurring polar vortices and snow storms - named and anonymous - Columbusites may be getting a bit restless. Here are a few things that will get you out of the house and into a different venue to stretch your legs and shake out the cobwebs, crumbs and snowflakes:
All eyes were on Columbus teen Sydney Arterbridge as she auditioned for the American Idol Judges this month. The 15 year old sang a spot on rendition of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You," an often tried song on the show. It is usually a highlight in musical horror, but for Arterbridge it was as easy and the giggle and smile that captivated the judges and sent her through to the next round.
Arterbridge has been a fixture around Columbus, performing at various events throughout the city since the age of 9. It's nice to have someone from our city to root for in the national competition!
Looking for something to do tonight? Well, head over to Nationwide Arena at 7:30 pm. for the World's Toughest Bulls & Broncs Rodeo event sponsored by the Ram Rodeo Series.
Rodeo events include bullriding, bareback, saddle bronc, barrel racing and a concert with Josh Thompson. There is also a Ram Truck brand event to enter a contest to win $45,000 toward a new vehicle.
Tickets are $15 - $75 and can be purchased here.
There's a thaw going on, not a big one, but big enough to where perspectives on what constitutes cold have shifted. After the week we've had in Central Ohio, 10 degrees above zero is now downright balmy. The polar vortex has dominated news cycles, left grocery stores strapped for basic supplies, homeowners lamenting busted pipes and school children in extended break bliss.
As things get somewhat back to normal in Central Ohio, some of the long term effects are being analyzed including the halting of the emerald ash borer. Yes, the cold snap may have slowed or halted the pervasive bug's march through America's trees. Read more about it here...