Southern comfort food and a fun flea market make for a cozy week


Whether you’re looking to blow off steam, enjoy some art, or let off steam when opening a restaurant, The Lantern has you covered. Here you’ll find a much sought-after – but still tragically incomplete – list of events around Columbus and online this week. Click on the title of any event for more information.

Please note: Entrance prices are shown before taxes / fees. Prices shown are for general admission and / or one-day admission. According to the measures put forward by the city of Columbus in September 2021, masks must be worn in interior areas accessible to the public.


Thursday January 13

  • Mungion 8 p.m. at Summit Music Hall ($ 12)
  • A jack of all trades, this band incorporates genres such as rock, jazz and bluegrass into their funky songs. Temperature tests will be required upon entry, and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test may be required for entry, if artists so request, according to the Summit Music Hall. website.
  • Ryan hurd 7 p.m. at Bluestone ($ 20)
    • Country crooner Ryan Hurd has written songs for Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton and features country star Maren Morris on his latest album, “Pelago”. He will be performing at Bluestone – an event venue that hosts everything from weddings to musicians.

Tuesday, January 18

  • Buckcherry / The LAKs 6:30 p.m. at the ROI DES CLUBS ($ 25)
    • This duo of rock and country rap groups will bring a rare combination of genres on Tuesday. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $ 5 more than those purchased in advance.


Friday January 14

  • All that jazz and soul food 5 p.m. at Beyond the Brix ($ 15)
    • This weekly event features an ever-changing soul food menu that can include, but not limited to, barbecue pork, fried fish, macaroni and cheese and all that jazz. The jazz group E-Flat will also be present to calm the guests. There is a minimum spend expectation of $ 15 for all guests, otherwise guests will be charged $ 10.

Friday January 14-Sunday January 16

  • Inauguration of the South LaSalle kitchen and bar 3 p.m. at 30 S. Young St. (FREE)
    • Serving up Southern classics such as country fried steak, pecan pie and fried okra, LaSalle’s will be celebrating its grand opening over a three-day period. Visitors can expect live music, raffles and, of course, food.


Thursday January 13-Sunday January 23

  • Michelangelo: another point of view 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center ($ 10)
    • This exhibit, licensed by the Vatican Museums, features reproductions of art in the Sistine Chapel, allowing guests to see details of works up close that would otherwise be 72 feet away if seen in person.

Friday January 14

  • Franklinton Fridays: The Incredible Cat Show 6-10 p.m. at 400 West Rich and Chromedge Studios (FREE)
    • The Franklinton Fridays are held on the second Friday of each month and celebrate art and community. This gallery will celebrate a very special community: Feline Friends. The Amazing Cat Show accepts all art mediums related to cats and will donate a portion of the proceeds from each room to Cat Welfare and Sanctuary House.

Sunday January 16

  • Resin For Geode Class 11:30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. at the Terra Gallery ($ 65)
    • Local artist Shivee Gupta will lead a class in which participants will create two geode-inspired pieces that can be used as ornaments or coasters or displayed in frames. All necessary supplies will be provided and disinfected prior to the course.


Friday January 14

  • Quirks and Antiques Show presented by Friendship Flea 6-10 p.m. at 400 West Rich (FREE)
    • Next to each Franklinton Friday there will be “fun-sized bulletins,” each following a different theme. The January mini flea market will focus on curiosities and antiques and feature a number of unusual and quirky products and vendors.

Saturday January 15th

  • The toughest rodeo in the world CINCH 7 p.m. at the Nationwide Arena ($ 23)
    • Originally scheduled for September 2021, the world’s toughest rodeo will return to Columbus this month. Featuring bull, bareback, and female barrel racing, the rodeo will also feature a pre-show for those arriving at 6pm.
  • Headlamp treasure hunt 5-7 p.m. at Scioto Grove Metro Park ($ 23)
    • As the name suggests, visitors to the park are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt to find “missing equipment” hidden in Scioto Grove Metropolitan Park in exchange for a prize. Participants should bring headlamps or flashlights and meet at the Arrowhead Picnic Area.

Monday January 17th

  • Martin Luther King Jr. 10 am-5pm at the Ohio History Center (FREE)
    • From morning to night, the Ohio History Center will host a series of events and activities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. From an open house exploring King’s impact to a screening of “The Green Book : Guide to Freedom “, there will be something for everyone at the center.


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