Things To Do In Bexley

4, 8, or 12 One-Hour Introductory Lessons at Royal Arts Fencing Academy (68% Off)

Royal Arts Fencing Academy

East Broad

Fencing fundamentals taught in four group classes help students progress to intermediate instruction

$75 $24

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Zombie or Regular Archery Shoots at Velocity Archery Range (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Velocity Archery Range

Southeast Columbus

Certified instructors oversee archery lessons and group outings; practice your skills during open sessions at the indoor range

$58 $29

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$15 for a Movie with Popcorn and Sodas for Two at Gateway Film Center (Up to $30 Value)

Gateway Film Center

University District

Elegant cinema with stadium seating screens diverse spread of films, from eclectic arthouse picks to classics to Hollywood blockbusters

$30 $15

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Entrance for One or Two to Blood Run 5K on Friday, October 10 (Up to 55% Off)

Blood Run 5K

Arena District

Monster-themed 5K run benefiting the local chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation

$38.65 $19

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$23 for One Ticket to a Preseason Pro Hockey Game at Nationwide Arena ($38.25 Value). Four Dates Available.

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Nationwide Arena

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Columbus returns from a franchise-best season with grit, resolve, and newcomers that complement last season’s roster

$38.25 $23

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$69 for an All-Inclusive Concealed-Carry Course Package at Ohio Concealed Carry Institute ($150 Value)

Ohio Concealed Carry Institute

Dayton

All-inclusive package includes lunch and dinner, range fees, targets, safety gear, rental handgun, ammunition, handbooks, and instruction

$150 $69

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Five Yoga or Fitness Classes or Month of Unlimited Yoga and Fitness Classes at Renew Wellness (Up to 59% Off)

Renew Wellness

Gahanna

Instructors lead one-hour fitness classes or yoga sessions ranging from gentle, slow-paced sessions to more challenging Vinyasa flow

$55 $29

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Schottenstein Center on Monday, December 29, at 1. p.m. or 6 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Schottenstein Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$50.80 $30

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Songs for Sound – Hear the Music Tour for One or Two at Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar on October 9 (Up to 59% Off)

Songs for Sound - Hear the Music Tour

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

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Nashville singer-songwriters use their lauded pipes and lyrics to raise funds for cochlear-implant awareness

$22.50 $15

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Two, Four, or Six Adult Tickets to Columbus International Festival (50% Off)

Columbus International Festival

Ohio Expo Center

Enjoy a festival celebrating a variety of cultures through dancing, music, fashion, and food

$14 $7

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to Columbus International Film + Video Festival (Up to 62% Off)

Columbus International Film + Video Festival

Downtown Columbus

Members receive free admission to film-festival screenings, tickets to indies and blockbusters at a local theater, and discounts on mead

$25 $10

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Pub Food at Trabue Tavern (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Trabue Tavern

Columbus

Sports bar dishes out pub food such as wings and Philly subs, while patrons watch the big game on seven high-definition televisions

$15 $7

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Four Private Classes or Two Private and One Group Class with a Dance Party at Danceville, USA (Up to 88% Off)

Danceville, USA

Short North

Instructors teach dancers to strut their stuff in partnered ballroom lessons and social dance parties

$235 $29

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5 or 15 TurboKick or Hip-Hop Hustle Classes at Blue Sky Exercise (Up to 67% Off)

Blue Sky Exercise

Columbus

TurboKick classes sculpt & tone arms, legs & torsos through up-tempo series of roundhouse kicks, jabs & dance-based cheerleading-like moves

$25 $10

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$90 for a Birthday Package for 10 with Pizza at Skate Zone 71 (Up to a $170 Value)

Skate Zone 71

North Columbus

Birthday package includes refreshments, food, and games

$170 $90

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$35 for a BYOB Canvas-Painting Class for Two at Aprons-n-Easels ($70 Value)

Aprons -N- Easels

Hillard

Instructors provide step-by-step guidance and all necessary art materials as pairs create paintings, sip, and snack

$70 $35

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Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Columbus

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$10 $5

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Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 57% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

$28 $12

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Yoga, Pilates, Barre & Boot-Camp Classes at Seven Studios (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Seven Studios

Columbus

Range of yoga, Barre, Pilates, and fitness classes such as Power Pilates, Hot Yoga, Barre 7 and boot-camp sessions

$72 $35

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After living everywhere from Washington, DC, to Guatemala, the owners of Urban Moves wound up in Columbus, and decided to pursue their passion for fitness and entrepreneurship. They bought the gym from its previous owner, and transformed it into a membership-free fitness studio dedicated exclusively to exercisers working with trainers, either one-on-one or in group classes.

In the boutique studio, the team of personal trainers designs programs to suit their clients’ goals, whether they want to complete a 5K race or take a bite from the famed nougat peak of Mount Everest. The troupe also hosts a variety of group classes in a wide range of exercise modalities, from gentle yoga to high-tech Power Plate training—a bona fide miracle of modern science that shapes muscles through vibration.

2354 E Main St
Columbus,
OH
US

Pins have been toppling at Sequoia Pro Bowl since 1963, but in 2014, the Columbus hot spot has added a new dimension to the bowling game. Its cutting-edge BES X scoring system transforms simple matches into highly interactive experiences filled with fun cartoons and arcade games. Linked to a 42-inch, flat-screen television installed at each lane, the system is capable of tracking statistics such as ball speed and converted splits for more serious competitors. However, casual visitors can use the system's photo capabilities to snap selfie shots that come to life as on-screen animations as they bowl. The BES X technology also has the capability to transform a match into a five-frame, arcade-style experience by loading one of the available games, including Monster Factory, Battle on the Lanes, and Bowling Hood. With its social media connections, the system even allows visitors to check in on Facebook and send text messages directly to the screens of friends at nearby lanes.

Refueling between frames is possible thanks to Sequoia's hearty menu of filling pub-style fare. Guests can also visit the 7-10 Club Sports Bar, packed with ping-pong, cornhole,and karaoke singers reciting the Bowling National Anthem. Or patrons can try their hand at ticketed arcade games that can be turned in for prizes. During the summer months, an outdoor sports bar and 5 sand volleyball courts provide a new arena for friendly competition.

5501 Sandalwood Blvd
Columbus,
OH
US

The headquarters of the nonprofit Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Historical Center abounds with exhibits and activities that showcase the state's diverse social, natural, and archeological history. Built in 1970, the museum's towering Brutalist edifice is a piece of history itself, lauded as "bold" and "imaginative” by the American Institute of Architects. Inside, a 15,000-square-foot gallery explores pivotal moments in the Buckeye State’s past, examining everything from Ohio’s role in the Civil War to Boomer Esiason’s stint as Secretary of State. A natural-history exhibit regales guests with interactive displays of animals, plants, and geography. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the center hosts an ever-changing selection of featured exhibits and special events.

Outside the museum sits Ohio Village, a re-creation of a Civil War–era town. Costumed villagers bustle about the square, performing chores and activities of the era, such as churning butter and checking wooden PalmPilots. The town's 15 buildings showcase the height of 19th-century architecture and include a Gothic-revival church, a large town hall, and an open market. The village is also the home of the renowned Ohio Village Muffins, who regularly compete in games of baseball played by 19th-century rules.

800 E 17th Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

The ample hands-on experience that Aveda Institute's students receive in cosmetology, hair styling, and skincare is only one part of their extensive training. Even as these burgeoning professionals master more advanced techniques, their instructors work to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility. These are the tenets of founder and environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher, whose vision of living in sync with nature led to Aveda's botanically based products for hair and skin.

At the institute, students cull knowledge from industry experts through extensive practical training under the supervision of mentors. Stylists learn how to cut hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, makeup touchups, and horn sharpening. Future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.

To connect with both the local and global community, students also apply their efforts toward charity events such as Earth Month. This campaign helps raise funds for the Sierra Club, who in turn uses the donations to help protect sources of clean water worldwide. The Institute is also hosting an upcoming fashion benefit show on April 23, with procedes going to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbus.

1618 Neil Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

200 West Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus,
OH
US

Michele Mangione thought she might never dance again after a car wreck smashed her skull and fractured four fragile vertebrae. By practicing yoga, she regained her mobility and acquired a new passion: helping others find health and happiness through movement. To this end, she eagerly studied the mind-body connection, earning a PhD in the topic from Ohio State and an advanced teaching certification from the Yoga Alliance. Armed with extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and philosophy, she founded WiseWays, a studio that blends Hatha yoga with healing arts, such as tai chi, structural integration, and the Feldenkrais method of somatic education. Here, students of all skill levels build strong bodies, centered minds, and spirits as buoyant as the studio's suspended-wood floor. Yoga instruction takes place in one-on-one sessions and small-group classes, where pupils hone poses that gently unlock hips, shoulders, and safes filled with middle-school-era diary entries. As strength and flexibility increase, students progress to sun salutations that cultivate balance, focus, and a pervasive sense of calm.

1520 W 1st Ave
Columbus,
OH
US