For artist Devon Palmer, learning how to turn wood also became an easy way to hang-time with his father as an adult. Apropos that Palmer is teaching a wooden pen-making workshop for fathers and sons — or daughters! — at Columbus Idea Foundry this Sunday (FYI: June 16 is Father’s Day, slackers). The class is sold out, but a gift certificate to a future Columbus Idea Foundry workshop is a great idea for making sure your father loves you this year (columbusideafoundry.com). Here are some other ideas.
$: “Dad is Fat”
Comedian and father of five Jim Gaffigan’s new book is a tour de hilariously-shell-shocked daddy. The $25 memoir is perfect for any parent with a sense of humor. “Is it possible to read a Dr. Seuss book and not sound like a drunk?”
$$: Baseball history
Remember ringing the crap out of a cowbell with Pops right by your side? Let him relive those wonderful headache-inducing times with a piece of Cooper Stadium. The former Clippers’ stadium seats are for sale. Check out buycooperseats.com for prices and availability.
$$$: BIY beer
North High Brewing offers brew-it-yourself sessions. There are dozens of recipes to choose from that range in price from $170 to $220 (not including the cost of bottles, labels and caps).
North High Brewing
1288 N. High St., Short North