Thursday, Aug. 16
Beyoncé and Jay Z, 7:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr. Touching down at the Shoe for the latest stop on their “On the Run II” world tour, the hip-hop power couple will be joined by Chloe x Halle and DJ Khaled. Throughout the show, expect to hear hits from each of their respective catalogues, which has spanned over two decades. Tickets begin at $54 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
311, 6:30 p.m. at Express Live, 405 Neil Ave. The rock quintet known for fusing reggae, hip-hop, funk and metal will be performing in Columbus this weekend, and they will be joined by opening act, Gym Class Heroes. Tickets begin at $39.50 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Friday, Aug. 17
Call of Duty World Championship, 12 p.m. at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. The 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship will be the largest tournament of the Call of Duty competitive season featuring $4.2 million in total prizing. All matches will be held at Nationwide Arena, with 32 of the best teams from around the world attempting to win it all. Tickets begin at $50 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Columbus Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m. at Bicentennial Park & Scioto Mile, Civic Center Dr. Taking place this Friday and Saturday, the popular food truck festival returns for its eighth straight year. There will be over 40 food vendors including Big Bamboo, Meatball Mafia, The Cheese Melt and Paddy Wagon, just to name a few. There will also be 2 stages of live music this year featuring acts like Angela Perley & Howlin Moons and The Deeptones. Admission for the entire weekend is free for all.
Saturday, Aug. 18
Columbus Duck Race, 11 a.m. at Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is sending 20,000 rubber duck “racers” down the Scioto River this week for their seventh annual duck race. Participants can purchase a racer duck and prizes are awarded to the top 3 finishers. Partnering with the Columbus Food Truck Festival, all proceeds benefit The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which is focused on discovering improved treatment for serious childhood illnesses. Ducks can be purchased at www.columbusduckrace.com
Sleigh Bells, 8 p.m. at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. The New York-based pop music duo will be performing in Columbus this weekend performing songs like “Infinity Guitars” and “It’s Just Us Now.” Tickets begin at $25 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Sunday, Aug. 19
Free Movie Night: Toy Story, 6 p.m. at Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. As part of their free movie night series, the Columbus Commons will be hosting a free screening of children’s classic, “Toy Story.” There will also be free bounce houses, slides, face painting, carousel rides and more fun for the whole family.
Virginia West presents Heroes & Villains, 5 p.m. at Axis, 775 N. High St. Virginia West is bringing her next main stage show to Columbus this weekend, and it’s all about the ultimate battle for the galaxy with song, dance and memorable characters. Tickets begin at $15 plus fees via Eventbrite.