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Weekend Warriors: October’s Final Breath!

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Here are eleven fantastic events for the last gasp of October and the beginning of November.

All Weekend

Friday, October 31st

Saturday, November 1st 

Sunday, November 2nd


Haunted Fest
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center – Battelle Hall

October 31st
8:00 PM
$35.00 – $75.00

Prime Social Group and Peerless Management present…

~Columbus’ Halloween Music Experience~

HAUNTED FEST will feature national acts in the enormous Battelle Hall in the Columbus Convention Center. Featuring massive production, the Hall will be transformed into the Halloween epicenter of Columbus.

COSTUME CONTEST: We will feature a backdrop that live streams each photo of contestants’ costumes with their Twitter handle for voting purposes. The best costume as voted by you will receive 2 tickets to EVERY PRIME SOCIAL GROUP SHOW FOR A YEAR + meet and greets with a headliner!


TICKETING: GA, VIP 18+, VIP 21+ & VIP Tables will all be available.


Haunted Wine Cellar – Food and Wine Pairing and Costume Contest
100_0905-mediumVenue: Wyandotte Winery

October 31st
7:30 PM

Join us on a Trip of Terror through our Haunted Wine Cellar while enjoying wonderful Wyandotte Wine and Ghoulish Gourmet Grub. Come dressed in your finest costumes (prizes will be awarded for best costume!) and prepared to be entertained…the evening includes Frightful Flicks in the Tasting Room, a terrorizing tour through our six Haunted Winery Food & Wine pairing stations starting from the time you enter the winery until you emerge outside in the dark of night to warm your chilled bones by the flaming fire. Tickets are $35 and include 6 food and wine pairings (small plates and 2 oz. samples of wine) bonfire, and snacks on the patio. Reservations required (in case we need a body count) and are staggered every 15 minutes from 7:30 to 9:30, use the links below. Each start time has a maximum of 8 people.

It will be most prudent of you to show up on time, you don’t want to find out what happens to those who are late….it’s rumored some never made it out of the wine cellar – Muhahahah.

ScareAtorium Haunted Attraction
Venue: ScareAtorium Haunted Attraction

October 31st – November 1st
7:30 PM
$20.00 – $35.00

The ScareAtorium is a Haunted House featuring 2 indoor attractions: the “Northland Asylum” and “RIP’s Funhouse in 3-D” in a 40,000 square foot venue. Opens on October 3, 2014 and is will operate on select dates through November 1, 2014. The Scare Store offers party room rental and makeup artist appointments


CLASSICS: “Vampire’s Kiss” (Robert Bierman, 1989)
Venue: Wexner Center Film/Video Theatervampireskiss_1-medium

October 31st
7:00 PM
$6.00 – $8.00

Vampire’s Kiss (Robert Bierman, 1989)

The cult horror-comedy Vampire’s Kiss stars Nicolas Cage as a literary agent whose pursuit of success is pushing his mental health to the brink. After meeting a woman (Jennifer Beals) at a bar, he takes her home where she sinks her teeth into his neck. As the woman returns night after night to feed, the agent’s behavior grows more and more erratic as he is convinced he’s become a creature of the night. (103 mins, 35mm)

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Free to OSU students with Buck ID.


2014 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center

October 31st – November 2nd
Friday 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Norman Reedus, Karl Urban, Steven Yeun, Bruce Campbell, Steven Yeun and Robert Englund are among the hundreds of celebrities and industry professionals at the 2014 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Top artists scheduled to attend are Carlo Barberi, Barry Kitson, Kevin Maguire, Michael Golden and 50+ others. Tickets start at $39.95, kids 10 and under free. Visit for more info.


Standing Room Only Theatre Company Presents Bye Bye Birdie!
Venue: Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)

October 31st – November 2nd
Friday 10:30 AM and 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM
$12.00 – $21.00

Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of Rock ‘n Roll legend, Conrad Birdie (loosely based on Elvis Presley), who receives a draft notice to serve in the army. As part of a publicity stunt, he travels to the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio to sing one last song and plant one last kiss on a lucky member of his fan club. This musical with book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams has been adapted into a 1963 film, a 1995 TV-movie, and a recent 2009 Broadway revival.

Arrive 30 minutes early for a special “Elvis” tribute brought to you by Music Legends Live!

Tickets for all shows are $21 for adults, $18 for seniors (55+), $16 for SRO members, $12 for students, and $16 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m. Friday, performances. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, call 614-258-9495.

SRO’s mission is to produce invigorating theater that breaks generational boundaries. For more information, please visit

David Hostetler at the Hilton Columbus Downtown
H13__6533-mediumVenue: Hilton Columbus Downtown

November 1st
6:00 PM

Join us for a One Person Show of New Work by David Hostetler on Saturday November 1st from 6-8 pm at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

This show features a collection of incredible new work showcasing different mediums and subject matters. The show is currently hanging in the hall of the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Columbus. It will be up to view until November 14th. David will be in town for the opening reception. Stop by to meet him and view this amazing show!


Tech Or Treat!
Venue: Lumos Gallery

November 1st
7:00 PM

Lumos Columbus will be hosting a geek-tacular Tech or Treat! Party on November 1st, 2014. Costume Contest: Most Original Costume, Best Costume 1st and 2nd Place. 3D Printed Trophies to the winning costumes.


Family Fun–CATCO is Kids
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

November 1st – November 2nd
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
$6.00 – $12.00

Create an imaginary carnivorous plant world with children’s theatre group CATCO is Kids. Design, construct and play with puppet creations. Ages 6-12


Autism Activities Day
Venue: COSI ColumbusElectroStaticHair 025

November 2
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free – $9.00

Explore COSI before we open to the general public in a sensory-friendly environment. Meet with an Autism Specialist from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and pickup resources from other community organizations. Open to the first 250 pre-registered guests only. Cost: Free with COSI membership; $9 for non-members.


Space Station 76
ss76-mediumVenue: Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse

November 2
7:00 PM
Free – $5.00

An Early Bird Screening of Stonewall Columbus LGBTFEST, Columbus Urban Pride and the Columbus International Film+Video Festival. Admission is FREE for CFC/CIFVF members, all others just $5. Directed by Jack Plotnick. 94 minutes.

A comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy, and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.