Our top picks for entertainment events this weekend

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Aug 4 — Columbus Zoo & Aquarium 

Join the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s JazZoo Concert Series on Aug 4 at 8 PM for an evening of melodies from the Great American Songbook. The night will feature Columbus’ Emmy Award-winning pianist Dave Powers and the critically acclaimed musical icon Bobby Floyd. Tickets are $50 and can be located here

Aug 4 – 5 — Funny Bone 

ABC’s sitcom Abbott Elementary has been a smash hit among critics since its release in 2021. Among the cast is the hilarious Janelle James, who stars as Ava Coleman, the series’ inept principal with much sass and a lot of personality. If you want to experience the comedic genius live in person, here’s your chance. The actress will have four shows over the weekend, and you can find ticket info here

Aug 4 – 6 — Coffman Park 

It’s that time of the year. Dublin’s annual Irish Festival takes place this weekend and will feature a number of live musical events, Irish dance performances, and a whole lot more. Several ticket options are available — read more about them here

Aug 4 – 6 — Ohio Theatre

Experience the Academy Award-winning Disney movie, “Frozen,” live from the stage in what critics call a “can’t miss” theatrical event. Several showings are happening this weekend at the historic Ohio Theatre; find the best times here.

Aug 4 – 6 — Ohio University Lancaster Theatre

Grab your tickets for Ohio University Lancaster’s local production of the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods this weekend only. Admission is $20 at the show starts at 7 PM. Find your tickets and venue info here

Aug 5 — Ohio Stadium 

Want to see the Piano Man in the flesh? Your time is now. Musical legends Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks will take on Columbus at the Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Aug 5, at 7 PM in what critics call an “enchanting” co-headling tour. Tickets are pricey, but you can find great deals here

Want to read more? Check out our print publication, (614) Magazine. Learn where you can find a free copy of our new August issue here!

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