61. TAKE A TRIP TO THAILAND IN ONE BOWL OF ICE CREAM AT JENI’S
4247 N. High St., Clintonville
It’s cold, spicy and sweet all at the same time. Get a scoop of Queen City Cayenne from Jeni’s (with a handful of locations throughout Columbus) and try out the first flavor founder Jeni Britton-Bauer ever made.
62. LAUGH YOUR BUTT OFF AT SHADOWBOX
503 S. Front St., Suite 260, Brewery District
This local troupe stages hilarious skits, short plays, rock numbers and complete musicals. You can also enjoy dinner or a snack with the laughs, plus students get a reduced rate for show tickets.
63. PUT ON A PINK WIG FOR RACE FOR THE CURE
Support a good cause in May and take part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Form a team and fundraise to help fund cancer awareness and research, and show your bright-pink colors with a wig for Heather and Stefanie’s Team.
64. ENJOY THE BARD UNDER THE STARS IN SCHILLER PARK
1069 Jaeger St., German Village
Pack up a picnic and impress your significant other with free Shakespeare in Schiller Park. Located in the heart of German Village, Actors’ Theatre performs the Bard (and other plays) Thursdays through Sundays from Memorial to Labor Day.
65. ROCK THE LATEST LABEL FROM MILK BAR
765-A N. High St., Short North
Stocked with the latest labels for men and women, Milk Bar in the Short North carries clothes for the fashion-forward and the comfortable. Drop by any of their events around town as well.
66. HIT HIGH STREET TO LOOK AT THE ART (AND PEOPLE) AT GALLERY HOP
If you haven’t checked out Gallery Hop, you’re missing out. Held the first Saturday of the month, it’s a great chance to hang out in the arts district, enjoy some street performances, browse the galleries and visit the fun shops and restaurants.
67. GET LOST IN THE STACKS AT THE BOOK LOFT
631 S. Third St., German Village
It’s easy to spend an entire afternoon in this quirky neighborhood institution — the maze-like store boasts 32 rooms of books. Heck, you might have to spend the whole day there if you can’t find your way out.
68. GET YOUR MOVIES AND MUSIC FOR FREE AT THE COUNTRY’S BEST LIBRARY
96 S. Grant Ave., Downtown
Libraries aren’t just home to books to help flesh out your 20-page research paper. Sign up for a free Columbus Metropolitan Library card to check out DVDs, CDs, books and more.
69. TELL A FUNNY STORY AT SPEAK EASY
2491 Summit St., Clintonville
It’s simple. An audience + an open mic = hilarious. Wild Goose Creative hosts the live storytelling event Speak Easy the first Thursday of every month. Bring your own tales and be prepared to commiserate.
70. TAKE A LATE-NIGHT RIDE ON COTA’S NIGHT OWL BUS
This late-night ride is perfect for students exploring High Street on Friday and Saturday evenings. The No. 21 bus runs from 8 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. between Clintonville and the Brewery District.