100 things to do before you graduate: 11-20

From the August 15, 2013 edition

11. WHIP IT GOOD WITH THE OHIO ROLLER GIRLS

717 E. 17th Ave., East Side

614-264-5422

ohiorollergirls.com

Indie culture and fast-paced action collide (literally) during flat track roller derby bouts. Cheer on the hometown Ohio Roller Girls as they battle teams from around the country

12. BLIND YOURSELF WITH SCIENCE AT COSI

333 W Broad St., Downtown

614-228-2674

cosi.org

You don’t have to go to school to have fun learning a thing or two at the city’s signature science center. With exhibitions, shows and hands-on activities, COSI is a blast for people of all ages.

13. BUST YOUR GUT FOR BREAKFAST AT JACK & BENNY’S

2563 N. High St., Campus

614-263-0242

If you’re looking for hot, greasy breakfast relief, you can’t go wrong at this classic diner. And don’t worry if you can’t pick just one morning favorite: Jack & Benny’s signature Gut Buster piles an egg, bacon, hash browns, potato pancake, sausage, toast and gravy all on one plate.

14. SHOP FOR COOL DECOR YOUR PARENTS WOULD’VE LOVED AT FLOWER CHILD

989 N. High St., Short North

614-297-8006

flowerchildvintage.com

Spruce up your dorm room or apartment with some vintage finds in this Short North shop. Flower Child could almost double as a museum — there are plenty of fun and kitschy collections to browse through from the past decades.

15. FLEX YOUR MUSCLES AT THE ARNOLD FITNESS WEEKEND

400 N. High St., Downtown

614-431-2600

arnoldsportsfestival.com

This annual event takes over the Greater Columbus Convention Center each March. It’s the largest multi-sport fest in the country, with hundreds of exhibits and competitions — including the signature bodybuilding event — and visits from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

16. PICK UP A PAIR OF FRESH NEW KICKS AT SOLE CLASSICS

765 N. High St., Short North

614-299-2290

soleclassics.com

Columbus’ premier sneaker and streetwear boutique is one of the only shops licensed to carry Nike Sportswear and Vans Vault. Stop by to pick up your limited-edition footwear.

17. GET A FRESH PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SANDWICH AT KREMA NUT COMPANY

1000 W. Goodale Blvd., Grandview

614-299-4131

krema.com

If nostalgia sets in and you’re craving that peanut butter and jelly sandwich that Mom used to pack in your lunch, try this fun alternative. Krema makes their own natural peanut butter products, and serves creative and classic sandwiches in their cafe.

18. ENJOY AN ACTUAL MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH FROM GERMAN VILLAGE COFFEE SHOP

193 Thurman Ave., German Village

614-443-8900

gvcoffeeshop.com

Serving breakfast and lunch all day long, the German Village Coffee Shop’s grub might not be fancy, but it sure is good. Don’t miss the real Monte Cristo sandwich, deep-fried the way nature intended.

19. ROOT FOR YOUR FAVORITE HORSE DURING THE TRIPLE CROWN OF HARNESS RACING

236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware

740-363-6000

littlebrownjug.com

Since 1946, the Little Brown Jug has been one of the country’s premier venues for harness racing, taking over the Delaware County Fairgrounds each year during the middle of September.

20. CELEBRATE THE CITY’S ARTISTIC FREEDOM AT INDEPENDENTS’ DAY

16 E. Gay St., Downtown

thisisindependent.com

There’s a reason Columbus is known as the Indie Arts Capital of the World, and it’s on display in September at Gay Street and Pearl Alley. The now three-day fest features the best in independent music, art, food and more.

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