Whether you are looking to rock out, appreciate some art or pig out at a festival, The Lantern has you covered. Here you will find a heavily researched — but still tragically incomplete — list of happenings around Columbus next week. Click the title of any event for more info.

Please note: Admission prices are listed before taxes/fees.


Wednesday, Nov. 27

Jungle Party 8 with Sharon Needles 9 p.m. at Axis ($10)

Thanksgiving Eve with The New David DeWitt Trio 5 p.m. at Woodlands Tavern (FREE with RSVP)

Jesse Henry Band plays Tom Petty’s Wildflowers Album 8 p.m. at Rumba Cafe ($10)

Heaven and Hell XXV 9 p.m. at AWOL Bar ($3)

Why did I get married comedy show with TK Kirkland 7:30 p.m. at Columbus Funny Bone ($30)

Thursday, Nov. 28

Live Jazz with Robert Mason 7 p.m. at Two Truths (FREE)

Friday, Nov. 29

A Christmas Carol 7:30 p.m. at Ohio Theatre through Sunday ($25)

Tiny Moving Parts 7 p.m. at Big Room Bar ($20)

The Spikedrivers 9 p.m. at Rumba Cafe ($8)

Black Friday Covers Show 9 p.m. at Ace of Cups ($5)

Saturday, Nov. 30

CS&S With Special Guests: “The Neal Show” 7:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday ($5)

Perception, an aerial show with new works 7:30 p.m. at 400 West Rich ($9)

Playing To Vapors Single Release Party w/ Quorian and Ongface 8 p.m. at The Shrunken Head ($5)

Bibles & Barfights // Cane Toads // After The Rain // Jenna Webb Band 7 p.m. at Craft & Vinyl ($5)

Faye, Drew Joseph, Jake Matthew & Shiloh Hawkins 8 p.m. at Kafe Kerouac ($5)

Clutch Ur Pearls Release Party 9 p.m. at 1926 Suffolk Rd. ($5)

Sunday, Dec. 1

Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith Christmas 2019 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena ($37)

The Spill Canvas w/ The Juliana Theory 6 p.m. at Skully’s Music-Diner ($18)

Ricky Hell & The Void Boys // InsaneClownBand // Slut Castle 8 p.m. at Cafe Bourbon Street ($5)

Bobby Floyd Trio 6 p.m. at Snowden Gray Mansion ($15)

Monday, Dec. 2

Happy Hour w/ Slippery Creek 6 p.m. at Woodlands Tavern (FREE with RSVP)

Tuesday, Dec. 3

27th Annual Music Celebration Concert 7:30 p.m. at Mershon Auditorium (FREE with RSVP)

Merkules w/ Golden // Early Adopted // Jay Villian // Kase 8 p.m. at Skully’s Music-Diner ($20)

Blackalicious – “Nia” 20th Anniversary Tour 7 p.m. at Ace of Cups ($20)


Wednesday, Nov. 27

Thanksgiving Homecoming Party 8 p.m. at Grandview Cafe (FREE)

Thanksgiving Eve with Slab BBQ 5 p.m. at Parsons North Brewing Company (FREE)

Thanksgiving Eve Extravaganza 6:30 p.m. at Ohana’s ($10)

Thursday, Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Feast 11 a.m. at Buca di Beppo ($69)

Friday, Nov. 28

Ohio’s Bourbon Meyer VS. Michigan’s KBS Barrel Aged Battle 11 a.m. at The Daily Growler German Village/Brewery District (FREE)

Return of ‘The Graunlet’ – 60 Beer Tasting Flight Noon at The Daily Growler Upper Arlington ($75)

Can Release: High River Noon at Platform Beer Company (FREE)

Friendsgiving Brunch Noon at DogTap Columbus (FREE)

Sunday, Dec. 1

Beard Trim with Goodfellow’s Tonsorial Parlor 2 p.m. at Land-Grant Brewing Company ($15)

The Merry Krampus 11 a.m. at Strongwater Food and Spirits ($5)

Monday, Dec. 2

Freshmen Hanukkah Dinner 5:30 p.m. at Ohio State Hillel (FREE)


Wednesday, Nov. 27

Global Engagement Film Series: Parasite 7 p.m. at Gateway Film Center (FREE)

Thursday, Nov. 28

The Art of Gifting Noon at Studios on High Gallery through Dec. 23 (FREE)

Friday, Nov. 29

Sneak Preview Screening of Killer Raccoons! 2! 11 p.m. at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse ($10)


Wednesday, Nov. 27

Sad Boyz Sadsgiving 9 p.m. at Skully’s Music-Diner (FREE)

Thursday, Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 8:30 a.m. at The Shops on Lane Avenue ($40)

Friday, Nov. 29

Black Friday Opening 3 p.m. at Ninja Citi ($15)

Christmas at the Market 10 a.m. at Lynd Fruit Farm (FREE)

Saturday, Nov. 30

Beat Xichigan Party Ft. Fuseamania 9 p.m. at Big Bar Columbus (FREE)

OSU vs Michigan Watch Party 10 a.m. at Park Street Cantina ($20)

Tailgate – OSU at Michigan Noon at BrewDog Franklinton (FREE)

OSU Vs Michigan Viewing Party Noon at Antiques on High (FREE)

Weird Winter Wonderland: Customs, Creatures, and Curiosities 1:30 p.m. at The Magical Druid ($10)

Beat Michigan Watch Party 8 a.m. at Short North Julep ($15)

Sunday, Dec. 1

Circle of the Dark Mother Monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. at WitchLab ($5)