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January Events and Activities in Columbus

2012 Events and Activities


January Events and Activities in Columbus
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Start the new year off right by getting out and exploring the city. It's easy to hibernate in the winter, but the city is still alive and thriving through the cold winter months. Whether it's foodie adventures you see, some place warm and cozy or anywhere the kids can go and have a good time, you can't go wrong with the events we've found for you this month.

Get Crocked at Wyandotte

January 3, 2012
Tuesday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
$10 Wyandotte Winery
4640 Wyandotte Dr., Columbus, 43230
Enjoy a light supper of Crockery Cooking - a steaming bowl of homemade soup, stew or chili, bread and a glass of Wyandotte Winery Wine! Reservations required for groups of 4 or larger.

Monster Jam

January 6-7, 2012
Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Nationwide Arena
200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, 43215
Monster Jam is sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association® and is the most popular monster truck tour. Monster Jam shows have three main elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. The pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs.

1st Saturdays

January 7, 2012
Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Adults $10. Seniors and student 6 and older $8. Children 5 and under free. Admission is free every Sunday.
Columbus Museum of Art
480 E. Broad St., Columbus, 43215
614-221-4848, 614-221-6801
In January the 1st Saturdays event allows attendees to explore CMA's Sirak Collection with a super scavenger hunt. Afterward, there is a Monet-inspired vase making craft and a performance by Dance in Columbus at 11:00 AM.

Columbus Bride: The Show

January 7-8, 2012
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Veterans Memorial
300 W. Broad St., Columbus, 43215
If you got engaged in 2011, your next stop should be the Columbus Bride Bridal Show. With 118 vendors, door prizes and fashion show, this 2 day event is an opportunity to begin planning your big day with many of the city's top vendors all in the same place.

Short North Gallery Hop

January 7, 2012
Short North Arts District
Saturday 4-10 p.m.
North High Street from Goodale Boulevard to Fifth Avenue, Columbus, 43201


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast

January 16, 2012
Doors open 7:00 A.M. Program begins 7:30 A.M. Adjournment 10:00A.M.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High St., Columbus, 43215
The 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast will be celebrated on Monday, January 16, 2012 with keynote speaker Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., theologian, pastor and civic leader who was the co-pastor with Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA.

Bridal Show

January 20, 2012
Friday 6-9 p.m.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, 43203
614-645-1800, 614-645-8733
January start bridal season in Columbus and the Bridal show at the Franklin Park Conservatory is one you shouldn't miss.

Grande Winter Ball

January 28, 2012
Saturday 7-9 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse
Broad and High streets, Columbus, 43215
The Grande Winter Ball is hosted by Civil War re-enactors 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A is open to the public. The public can learn how to waltz, reel or simply watch. Have fun and dress in Civil War attire or come as you are, but be sure to have fun!

Mariano Pensotti El pasado es un animal grotesco (The past is a grotesque animal)

January 19-22, 2012
Thursday-Saturday 8-10 p.m. Sunday 2-4 p.m.
Wexner Center for the Arts Black Box on Mershon Stage
1871 N. High St., Columbus, 43210
From the website: This play tells the stories of four characters in their twenties in Buenos Aires who leave behind youth's illusions during the years 1999 to 2009, a time of social and economic upheaval in Argentina. The actors perform on a stage that rotates like a turntable through four sections divided by walls. Each scene recalls a snapshot, and each actor portrays multiple figures in many different situations, as Pensotti spins his artfully fragmented chronicle of everyday happenings, fantastical imaginings, and orbiting subplots.



Phoenix Theatre for Children: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

January 6-15, 2012
Studio One Theatre, Riffe Center
77 S. High St., Columbus, 43215

Amazing Art for Grades K-3

January 16, 2012
Monday 3-4 p.m.
Bexley Public Library
2411 E. Main St., Bexley, 43209

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Zoo

January 16, 2012
Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, 43065
614-645-3550, 800-666-5397

Winter Jam

January 28, 2012
Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center
555 Borror Dr., Columbus, 43210

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