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Support local: 5 kick-ass Columbus Kickstarters

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We all know Kickstarter is an awesome resource to help people bring their projects to life through the power of crowdfunding. But, did you know that at any given time there are thousands of projects awaiting funding from creators in our own city?

Here are five of the most remarkable Columbus-based projects on Kickstarter today. Give them a look, and if you’re up to it, kick in a buck or two to help make a local creator’s dream come true!

Queer Sky – LGBTQIA+ Hard Enamel Pin Collection
Show your pride with this collection of hard enamel pins from Columbus artist XXXX celebrating LGBTQIA+ pride, inspired by the moon and stars.

The most beautiful construction set in the world
These exclusive mechanical models are made of shiny, shiny metal. Like an erector set on steroids – if it was designed by Howard Hughes.

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Once Upon a Frying Pan
This digital comic from Columbus comic artist Brett Wood (Silver Bullet, The Devil Dealers) features a frying pan-weilding hero with a paper bag over his head doing battle with anthropomorphic foodstuffs. You have our attention!

HubWorld
This “immersive first-person experience with a focus on interactive exploration” from a Columbus-based designer could be the next Minecraft – if it reaches its funding goal!

Like, Comment and Subscribe (movie)
I initially had reservations about including local film fest alum Jacob Gregor’s fundraiser for a low-budget movie on this list. Then I watched the project’s hilariously cringey and bizarre Kickstarter video, and I was immediately sold.

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Gallery: Hope you had a blast at our 9th annual ColumBest bash!

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Columbus, thank you so much for coming out to celebrate the best of the best at our 9th annual ColumBest Party at Express LIVE! We ate, drank, pet Columbus Zoo animal ambassadors, and danced to live entertainment from The Reaganomics!

We can’t wait to see you all next year. But in the meantime, take a look at all the fun we had in the Field Day photo booth!

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16 round-trip flights for under $150 this summer

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Need some new scenery? Columbus is a superb city, but it may be time for you to get the heck outta here and into a new environment.

Through September, there are cheap flights that’ll get you from Columbus to tons of amazing destinations for $150 or less. Don’t believe us? Check it out below.

Bon voyage!

Raleigh, NC

  • $86 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 7/16 and 7/23
  • $91 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 5/30 and 6/02
  • $116 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 6/06 and 6/09
  • $126 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 6/27 and 7/029

Charlotte, NC

  • $118 United RT multiple stops for travel between 6/08 and 6/11

Myrtle Beach, SC

  • $120 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 5/31 and 6/03

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Orlando, FL

  • $112 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 9/09 and 9/13
  • $116 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 8/12 and 8/16
  • $134 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 7/31 and 8/07
  • $143 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 6/14 and 6/17
  • $144 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 6/25 and 7/02

Tampa, FL

  • $117 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 9/05 and 9/12

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • $148 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 7/30 and 8/06

New Orleans, LA

  • $120 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 5/30 and 6/02
  • $146 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 7/11 and 7/18

Denver, Co

  • $136 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 9/18 and 9/25

View even more cheap flights at allegiantair.com.

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Play, dance, laugh at 20th anniversary of Easton’s outdoor music series

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Columbus’ premier outdoor shopping mall will soon be your destination for free summer jams! Easton is proud to present its 20th year of Sounds on the Town Concert Series with a wide variety of genres sure to satisfy everyones’ tastes.

For this special anniversary, Easton is bringing back some of the best bands that have hit the stage at Easton over the past 20 years!

The summer music series will kick off Wednesday, June 5 on Easton’s Town Square. Music for each of the 13 concerts starts at 6:00 PM.

So, bring a chair or blanket and your dancing shoes and prepare for free, family-friendly entertainment every Wednesday evening at easton.

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The 2019 Sounds on the Town Concert Series:

  • June 5 – Teeny Tucker Band
  • June 12 – Divas of the 90s
  • June 19 – Topher James & Biscuit Brigade opening for New Basics Brass Band
  • June 26 – Fool House
  • July 3 – Songs at the Center LIVE!
  • July 10 – Ark Band
  • July 17 – The Fabulous Johnson Brothers
  • July 24 – Tony Monaco Trio with Bryon Stripling Quartet
  • July 31 – SWAGG
  • August 7 – Urban Jazz Coalition
  • August 14 – The Menus
  • August 21 – Yumbambe
  • August 28 – Funk Worthy opening for Who’s Bad
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