Due to its bustling underground art scene, bohemian homesteaders and bona fide urban pedigree, some are calling this neighborhood the next Short North.

Due to its bustling underground art scene, bohemian homesteaders and bona fide urban pedigree, some are calling this neighborhood the next Short North.

Have fun:

Urban Scrawl

Aug. 28

franklintonartsdistrict.org

Hosted by the fledgling Franklinton Arts District, Urban Scrawl is one of the city's most unique and colorful festivals - a celebration of skateboarding, music, painting and the art of urban living. Organizers highlight not just the up-and-coming neighborhood but also what it could be just a few years down the road. The action happens each year at Dodge Park, 667 Sullivant Ave.

Eat up:

Florentine

907 W. Broad St., Franklinton

614-228-2262

florentinerestaurant.com

Time and nature have put Franklinton through the ringer. A flood devastated the area in 1959, and U.S. Rte. 315 split the neighborhood in half about a year later. Still, Florentine has survived as the neighborhood's go-to spot for fine dining. Since 1945, the Penzone family's crown jewel has been serving up pasta, pizza and other Italian eats.

Learn stuff:

COSI

333 W. Broad St., Franklinton

614-228-2674

cosi.org

COSI highlights the worlds of science and industry in vivid, highly imaginative ways - one reason it's routinely named among the best educational centers in the country. Inside you'll find hands-on displays, interactive exhibits, learning laboratories and tons of other stuff meant to be seen, touched, heard and experienced. Through Sept. 6, be sure to check out "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," which features hundreds of authentic relics from the giant ship.