Welcome Back Downtown: Food and Fun

New food options and fun events Downtown are ready to greet residents, employees, and visitors as we head into fall. Take a look below and mark your calendars accordingly. 


Food Truck Food Court
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Columbus Commons
The Food Truck Food Court is still running strong heading into fall.

Mr. Hibachi Opens
250 N. Third St.
This is the third location for Mr. Hibachi, offering hibachi entrees made with chicken, steak, shrimp, scallops, and salmon. Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Tasty Dawg Now Open
107 S. High St.
Head over for all-beef kosher franks topped with all manner of goodness, like chili, cheese, or Chicago-style. The shop also offers Graeter's Ice Cream. Open daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


The Price Is Right Live
September 22, 8 p.m.
Palace Theatre
This interactive stage show gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come on Down” to win prizes. Audience members can play favorite games from the popular game show, including Plinko™, The Big Wheel™, and even the Showcase.

Renee Fleming and the CSO
September 25, 7:30 p.m.
Ohio Theatre
Iconic American diva Renee Fleming will sing a varied selection of classical and popular music for one night only with the Columbus Symphony, conducted by Rosen.

She Made HERstory: Aminah Robinson and the Celebration of the Complexities of Black Life and Culture
September 26, 3 p.m.
Columbus Museum of Art and Online
Critical Race Theory and the study of racism are sources of controversy in today’s educational environments and the basis of proffered legislation throughout the United States. Join Dr. Treva B. Lindsey for an in-depth discussion on this topic through the lens of the work of artist Aminah Robinson. 

Historic Base Ball Game
September 28, 5:30 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse
For the tenth year, the West Lawn (High Street side) of the Ohio Statehouse will host vintage “base ball” (historically two words), as members of the 134th Ohio General Assembly (OGA) take on the Ohio Village Muffins and Lady Diamonds, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Reminiscent of the era when the 1861 Ohio Statehouse had been recently completed, the historic game begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Keynote
October 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The evening features a conversation between comics luminaries Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) and Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange) who will discuss their shared creative discipline and shared interest in physical exercise and play, the focus of Bechdel’s latest book, The Secret to Superhuman Strength. Tickets are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are required.

Boney James: Solid Tour
October 2, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre
Four-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/jazz saxophonist, songwriter, and producer Boney James is touring in support of his 17th album,  Solid.

Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries
October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Palace Theatre
This evening includes a full screening of the indie classic Napoleon Dynamite followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico).