Margaret Quamme, The Columbus Dispatch

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A good time is par for the course at these miniature golf venues in Greater Columbus

Warmer weather is finally here, and that means it's a great chance to get outside and play miniature golf! We offer seven places to play. → Read More

Greater Columbus bike trails offer something for everyone

If you've been holed up all winter, spring is the time to break out the bikes and hit the trails. Here are a few places you can get your ride on. → Read More

Singer Al Stewart concert May 22 in Columbus canceled due to COVID diagnosis

Singer-songwriter Al Stewart, who was scheduled to perform May 22 in Columbus at the Southern Theatre, will not be performing here due to COVID. → Read More

At 71, 'At Seventeen' singer Janis Ian making farewell tour stop in Columbus on May 18

At 71, singer-songwriter Janis Ian is making her farewell tour that includes a stop at the Southern Theatre on May 18. → Read More

Weekend fiesta: Columbus Taco Fest back for two days of food, margaritas, music and more

After hosting a modified event last fall, the Columbus Taco Fest is back for two days of tacos, margaritas, music and a pet costume contest. → Read More

Soup, music and a tribute to the late 'Nick' Battaglia set for SoupFest on Saturday

SoupFest, which began as a way to beat winter boredom, has morphed into a fundraising event to benefit one of its co-founders, Miklos "Nick" Battaglia → Read More

From Tim McGraw to The Guess Who, Ohio outdoor music venues offer a wide variety in May

Whether you're a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, or anything between and beyond, you can find your perfect outdoor concerts here! → Read More

Mayhem Poets to share their love of spoken word and offer feedback to young talent

The Lincoln Theatre will highlight not only the work of the Mayhem Poets but also the talent of young participants during an open-mic event. → Read More

Alabama's Teddy Gentry: 'It's our job to take away people's problems and let them have fun'

Country-rock band Alabama is making Columbus one of its limited-engagement stops on tour this year. The band will perform April 28 at Value City Arena → Read More

Rock 'n' roll, pyrotechnics and audience immersion on tap at Shinedown concert

Band member Brent Smith said: “Being in Shinedown is like being in the third grade forever." Expect lots of fun at the rock band's concert on Saturday → Read More

From Pride to the fair and Red, White and Boom, festival season packed with favorites

By June, the festival season is in full swing, with the return of Columbus Pride, ComFest, the Columbus Arts Festival and more. → Read More

Hop on down the bunny trail to hunt for eggs, meet Peter Cottontail and other Easter fun

Easter isn't until April 17, but Peter Cottontail will show up early at some events in the area. The fun includes egg hunts, including one for dogs. → Read More

Review: 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' lives up to its popular '90s fairy-tale namesake

Olivia Valli as Vivian and Adam Pascal as Edward, lend quality singing and acting to "Pretty Woman: The Musical" being performed at the Ohio Theatre. → Read More

What is there to do in Greater Columbus for spring break? Here are 10 staycation ideas

If you're spending spring break in Greater Columbus instead of Miami, there are many activities in the area to keep the whole family busy. → Read More

Looking for kid-friendly live theater? 'Trolls Live!' is coming to Columbus

'Trolls Live' is a 70-minute interactive hug with audiences. Featuring familiar characters, kids are bound to relate to the storyline. → Read More

Metro parks offer St. Patrick's Day shenanigans for little leprechauns

Kids can get into the St. Patrick's Day action March 17 with scavenger hunts at Battelle Darby Creek, Highbanks and Sharon Wood metro parks. → Read More

Begorra! Plenty of local establishments going green for St. Patrick's Day

All over Central Ohio, music and beer will be on tap and people in Greater Columbus will gather for St. Patrick's Day festivities. → Read More

'It's going to be a very intense tour': Henry Rollins on his spoken-word show in Columbus

Henry Rollins is bringing his spoken-word tour to Columbus. The 61-year-old meticulously prepares for his shows and says he has 80 shows in 86 days. → Read More

Dublin cancels St. Patrick's Day Parade and events on Saturday; will celebrate on March 17

Because of inclement weather forecast for the weekend, Dublin has canceled Saturday's St. Patrick's parade and events and will celebrate March 17. → Read More

St. Patrick's Day celebration: 'It's about family and it's about heritage,' not green beer

The traditional parades in Downtown Columbus and Dublin will step off once again this year, as well as many other events ahead of St. Patrick's Day. → Read More