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Calendar of Events

A full schedule of community events, including bluegrass, pop, art, Scottish heritage, ethnic cuisine and culture, the Electric Lights Parade, symphonic performances and many, many, many family activities

04/20/2014 - 04/26/2014    Next

On-Going Events

World Travel Exhibit
Photography & Fiber
by Daren Redman & Kyle Spears

January 6, 2014 - May 6, 2014
Times: Mon-Thu 8 am to 10 pm; Fri 8 am to 8:30 pm; Sat 8 am to 5 pm
Address: 4555 Central Avenue, Columbus
Location:  Columbus Learning Center
Phone:  812-314-8507
Admission:  Free Event


Indie Film Series
at Yes Cinemas!

January 16, 2014 - January 29, 2015
Times: Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Indie Film Series in Columbus!
Address: 328 Jackson Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Yes Cinemas
Phone:  812-378-4937
Event Email:
Admission:  $9

  • Enjoy first-run independent films! Every Thursday see these films before they open Nationwide! To learn more visit our website.
Gray Area
Oil Paintings
by Mama Shopoff

March 7, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Times: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
For More Information
Address: 237 Washington Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Well-Connect

  • Opening Reception - March 20, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
Paul Rand: The Columbus
Collection Exhibit

April 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Times: Mon-Thu 9 am - 6 pm; Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm
Address: 4475 Central Avenue, Columbus
Location:  Ivy Tech Gallery of Fine Arts & Design
Phone:  812-374-5139
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • The exhibit commemorates the original works of Paul Rand for Cummins, City of Columbus, and Tipton Lakes. Rand's work spanned six decades, three generations, and numerous chapters of design history. His influence on commercial art, advertising, book and magazine cover design, and graphic identity for major corporations was immense.
Drawing On Experience
An Exhibit

April 4, 2014 - May 30, 2014
For More Information
Address: 310 Jackson Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  IUCA+D Columbus
Phone:  812-375-7550
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • This exhibit includes representations of 35 of Harry Weese's drawings and sketches, along with photos of Weese's Columbus structures, from Cummins Inc.'s Plant One to First Baptist Church, and his buildings from elsewhere.
The Chicken Show
Contemporary Works Pertaining
to the Mighty Clucker

April 18, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Times: Gallery Hours - Wed-Fri 12-6; Sat 10-1; by appointment
For More Information
Address: 1030 Jackson Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Jacksson Contemporary Art
Phone:  812-447-8781
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 18th, 6 - 10 pm

  • The Junglefowl was coaxed from the forests of Asia about 8,000 years ago and became a central figure in human success and survival. Ubiquitous, beautiful, fascinating, messy, and yes, tasty, the chicken has moved from forest, to farm, to urban chic (pun unavoidable). The mighty clucker has found its way into worldwide culture, humor, cuisine, and art, both folk and fine. The Chicken Show features two and three dimensional works by: James Wille Faust, Linda Adele Goodine, Mark Richardson, Gretchen Sigmund, Chuck Baker, Susie Sawin, Bruce Riley, Laurie Wright, Matthew Davey, Susan Downs, Michele Signorino, Bobby K. Owens, David Kadlec.
Book Lover's
Night Out

April 24, 2014
Times: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For More Information
Address: 548 Washington Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Viewpoint Books
Phone:  812-376-0778
Event Email:
Admission:  Tickets - $40; Available at Viewpoint Books; Includes meal and choice of book.

  • Begin this enjoyable night with book recommendations at Viewpoint Books, followed by a catered dinner and Skype sessions with Karen Joy Fowler, author of We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, and Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire: My Month Of Madness, at the Visitors Center.
Come to the Cabaret
Featuring Kate Hamilton & Janie Gordon

April 25, 2014
Times: 7:30 pm (doors open 7:00 pm)
For More Information
Address: 25th Street, Columbus
Location:  Harlequin theatre - FairOaks Mall
Phone:  812-376-2638 x110
Admission:  Tickets $20


Skating with the Stars
Ice Show

April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Times: 7 pm 4/25; 3 pm & 7 pm 4/26; 2 pm 4/27
Address: 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus
Location:  Hamilton Center
Phone:  812-376-2686
Admission:  $7 Advance (Hamilton Center); $8 Door


YES Comedy Showcase
David Dyer

April 25, 2014
Times: 8:00 pm
For More Information
Address: 328 Jackson Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  YES Cinema
Phone:  812-378-0377
Admission:  $20 Advance, $25 Door

  • Rated PG 
2014 Home, Health
and Garden Show

April 26, 2014
Location:  Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

  • Presented by The Republic.
21st Annual Corvette Club
of Columbus Mall Show

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Times: 9 am - 9 pm 26th/9 am - 6 pm 27th
Address: 25th Street, Columbus
Location:  FairOaks Mall
Admission:  Free Event

  • More than 30 Corvettes of all generations will be on display, plus a C4 Corvette Tribute car honoring the Wounded Warriors Project.
Celebrating America
April 26, 2014
Times: 7:30 pm
The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic
Address: 1400 25th Street, Columbus
Location:  Erne Auditorium, Columbus North High School
Phone:  812-376-2638 x110
Event Email:
Admission:  $10 - $45
  • Kate Hamilton sings favorite songs, from "Blue Skies" and "So in Love" to "Another Openin', Another Show", "Shenandoah", and "God Bless America". Plus, The Phil plays music from the great American musical West Side Story. The evening begins with Dvorák's celebrated masterpiece New World Symphony.
Run for the Ivy
10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

April 26, 2014
Times: 9:00 am
For More Information
Address: 4475 Central Avenue, Columbus
Location:  Ivy Tech Community College
Phone:  812-374-5342
Event Email:
Admission:  $20 to $25

  • The event raises scholarship funds for Ivy Tech students in our community, while promoting healthy activities for participants. Being our 10th anniversary, we have added a second race, a 10K, hoping this will entice longer-distance runners. There also will be a kids’ free fun run.

  • In addition, our early childhood education students will provide child care for racers’ children during the race.
Saturday Sampler:
Farm Friends
Animals on the Farm

April 26, 2014
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Address: 644 Main Street, Hope
Location:  Yellow Trail Museum
Phone:  812-372-3541
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • Animals are an important part of any farm. They give us food and clothing, they protect us, and even help with chores. We'll learn all about the furry and feathered friends on the farm and make animal crafts too. Which animal will be your favorite?

  • Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.
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