August 10, 2020

Five activities to do before break is over

Midterm break is coming to a close, but it’s not too late to get something fun done before going back to the grind.

Blue Jackets game
Although our break has been cold, some people derive pleasure from sitting in a cold arena watching people slam into each other, so I figured I should include this chilly event. The Columbus Blue Jackets have three games at home this week: Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Philadelphia Flyers; Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Edmonton Oilers; and Sunday at 7 p.m. against the Winnipeg Jets.

According to the Blue Jackets website, “college students can purchase $20 upper bowl tickets and $30 lower bowl tickets to regular season Blue Jackets home games. CBJ Student RUSH tickets go on sale in the Blue Jackets Mobile App starting at noon on game days and at the Big Lots Box Office one hour before each game. Two tickets may be purchased per valid student ID, while supplies last.”

The Arnold Sports Festival
The annual Arnold Schwarzenegger multi-sport event happened to fall directly within our break, so yay for those of you who enjoy this kind of thing. Celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year, the event is full of things to do for men and women alike. It runs from Thursday to Sunday, and you can check out the full schedule here. Daily EXPO tickets are $20 in advance on Ticketmaster and $25 at the door.

It may be break, but it’s always time to learn, and there is no better way than at COSI. They have a ton of exhibits, including free ones like a dinosaur gallery and a crocodile exploration, as well as ticketed ones like the planetarium and a new mythic creatures exhibit. General admission tickets for adults are $25, but if you can get a group of 12 together, tickets are (with reservation) only $10 per person.

The Columbus Museum of Art
If you want to feel cultured, you should consider spending a day at the CMA. It currently has five exhibitions going, and of course hundreds of other art pieces that remain in the galleries.

General admission to the CMA is $9. The museum also has special events that you can attend, which may cost extra.

For example, there’s a yoga session from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28., which is followed by a thirty minute session of meditation. There is no registration necessary, and admission is included in the price of Thursday evening admission ($5).

The Jazz Masters Series will hold a small concert at 3 p.m. March 3 to exhibit “two of Columbus’s favorite pianists.” Tickets are $7 for students, and if you are a CMA member you get an additional $2 off.

If you’re a music lover, you might want to consider doing a little research on the four PromoWest Live Production venues here in Columbus: Express LIVE!, Newport Music Hall, A&R Music Bar and The Basement.

There is always something happening at one of these venues, and they add new events all the time. Newport Music Hall has two concerts coming up this week, Gaelic Storm and Vince Staples. For more information on the different locations and upcoming shows, visit the website here.

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