Tom Papa, Heather McMahan, Dayglow, haunted fun


Have a good fall, all of you. Although it’s officially fall for a month now, it’s just starting to feel here in the Greater Columbus.

We hope you enjoy the cooler weather and find some great fall activities to do. Haunted houses, corn and pumpkin mazes are easy to find here, if you know where to look.

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As for other things you can do to fill your time this weekend, can we suggest Halloween highball or the conclusion of Circleville Pumpkin Show?

If that’s not your speed, fear not. We have 10 more great options in store.

Have fun with Tom Papa

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts will present the comedian-actor Tom Papa, who released the Netflix special “You do it well!, “and hosts the SiriusXM Radio program”What a joke with Papa and Fortune” and the “Break bread with Tom Papa“Podcast. Dad will perform at 7 p.m. on October 22 in the Lincoln Theater, 769 E. Long St. Masks and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required. Tickets cost $ 29.30 to $ 58.70 at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (614-469-0939,

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Pianist Sergei Babayan will perform at the Southern Theater on October 23.

Chamber music returns to the South

The South Theater is known as a great space for acoustics, and this weekend an acclaimed pianist will fill the hall with magnificent music. For its first live presentation since the start of the pandemic, the feature film Chamber music Columbus the series will present the pianist Sergei Babayan in a concert at 7 pm on October 23 in the South, 21 E. Main St. The artist will perform works by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and other composers. Masks and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required. Tickets cost $ 20 to $ 60. (

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Actress Heather McMahan will make a stopover in Columbus.

Heather McMahan stops at the Palace

Atlanta-born comedian Heather mcmahan, whose witty and witty take on him has earned him more than 650,000 Instagram followers, will stop in Columbus this weekend as part of a so-called “farewell tour.” Wait – “farewell visit”? Since the actress is still in her 30s, you might want to take this – and everything she says – with a grain of salt when she performs at 8 p.m. on October 22 in the Palace Theater, 34 W. Broad St. Masks and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required. Tickets cost from $ 36.50 to $ 156.50. (

Gahanna will be filled with funny ghosts and goblins!

Goblins and ghosts in Gahanna

Be afraid without leaving the comfort of your car at Great Gahanna Goblin Trail. From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on October 21 and 22, Gahanna Parks & Recreation will transform Academy Park, 1201 Cherry Bottom Road, into a hub for ghosts and elves. As cars, SUVs, trucks and vans pass through the park, they will meet a light show, fire performers, and take part in a sleight of hand. Tickets cost $ 15 and must be purchased in advance; no recreational vehicles or buses allowed. The organizers encourage drivers and passengers to dress up and feel free to decorate your vehicle as well. (

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The firing tower at Fort Hayes

Haunted Historical Tours in Fort Hayes

The fascinating history and spooky ghost stories that surround the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, whose building was once a military training center and arsenal, will be explored in “Fort Hayes History and Lairs,” a visit which will take place twice this month at the high school, at 546, boul. Jack Gibbs, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 23 and 31. Tickets cost $ 35. Masks are recommended. (

Rachel Luther as Bella Manningham in the Curtain Players production "Angels Street".

Curtain players will present ‘Angel Street’

See the play that popularized “gas lighting” as a reference to deception. Curtain Players will present “Angel Street”, Patrick Hamilton’s mysterious Victorian thriller about a husband trying to drive his wife crazy in order to steal her. The dark British drama, perhaps best known for inspiring the 1944 Oscar-winning film “Gaslight” starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, will play on October 21 (pay what you can preview), October 21. October 22-23, 29-30 and November 5-6; and 2 p.m. on October 31 and November 7 at 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Masks required. Tickets cost $ 17, or $ 15 for students and seniors. (614-360-1000,

Dayglow will perform on October 21 at Newport Music Hall.

Dayglow to bring some sun to Columbus

Young inflatable Daylight – otherwise known as Sloan Struble – leaves his home in Austin to promote his new album, “Harmony House”, and sing catchy songs like “Can I Call You Tonight?” And “Woah Man” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. The artist, known for his playful self-produced videos and groovy indie pop beats, is likely to put a smile on his face. COVID vaccination and mandatory masks. Tickets: $ 25 (614-461-5483,

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Sunbury Autumn Festival promises a lot of fun

Take advantage of the sunny October weather and meet at Sunbury Town Square, 51 E. Cherry St., Sunbury from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the Sunbury Fall Festival. The free festival features hay rides, a straw maze, pumpkin patch, and pumpkin decorations. Kids can bounce on inflatables or ride on rides, and alpacas will be on hand for petting. Local Cubs will sell popcorn and cotton candy, and Sunbury Christian Church will provide food. Disguises are encouraged. (

Westerville 4th Friday

4th Friday in Westerville has a spooky theme!

The last event of the year in Westerville, the 4th Friday, will also be the scariest. Head, if you dare, to the corner of State and Home streets in downtown Westerville from 6 pm to 9 pm on October 22 for “Magical Midnight Madness”. Costumes are welcome, over 90 pop-up vendors will be doing business, and the Uptown DORA will be in place. Kids can make bungee helicopters with the OSU Society of Women Engineers, pick up animals in balloon tornadoes, and experience the Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow. Don’t miss the “Thriller on State” flash mob at 8 p.m. at the corner of State and Home streets. (

Trick or Treat Trail

Delaware Trick-or-Treat Enchanted Trail

Dress up and go for a hike from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 24 at Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware, where kids can pick treats from figures along an enchanted nature trail. Visitors can also decorate pumpkins, take a hay ride, and vote for the best scarecrow built by competitors in a scarecrow competition. The “Bug Man” will be present with a collection of insects of all shapes and sizes, and Ohio Nature Education will offer the opportunity to meet nocturnal raptors. The event is free. (614-956-6542,

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