Including a beer tasting/movie showing, a Milk Bar appreciation party and hockey

Hey girl. It's Valentine's Day. Photo illustration by Meghan Ralston.

This year's Valentine's Day in Columbus doesn't present any certifiably badass opportunities to attend, say, a "Romeo and Juliet" ballet and Kook Keith concert in the same night (like you could back in 2013), but there's still plenty of counter-programming available. As always, here's what I'd do this weekend if I could be everywhere all the time.


BLVCK ICE at Ace of Cups

Suuuper pumped about this new "experimental hip-hop dance party" that promises an "R&B-influenced Valentine's Eve night of dense loneliness to rock with."

Kizzy Hall, The Sweets, Lyon's Ghost at Double Happiness

Can everyone pause what they're doing and take a moment to appreciate Kizzy Hall, a new-ish Columbus band with a ton of potential?

Jukebox the Ghost at Skully's Music-Diner

The Soil & The Sun at Woodlands Tavern

Betsy Ross, Steven King and The Candescents at Spacebar

"Evil Dead" in 35mm at Gateway Film Center

Watch the spy caper "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

"Dark Love 2: Fables and Foibles" at The Vanderelli Room

The Receiver at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar

OSU Men's Hockey vs. Wisconsin at Schottenstein Center

Blue Jackets vs. Flyers at Nationwide Arena

Dark Star Orchestra at Newport Music Hall


All 4 The Love Milk Bar Boutique Appreciation Party at MINT

We said goodbye to Milk Bar last week with a cover story looking back at how influential the Short North men's boutique was (along with Brigade), and now the rest of the city can pay tribute to a Columbus icon.

"Jazz Photographs by Herman Leonard" at Denison Museum

"I'll Eat You Last" at The Garden Theater

400 Farmers Market at 400 West Rich

OSU Men's Hockey vs. Wisconsin at Schottenstein Center

Actual Comedy: I'm So Excited at The Actual Brewing Company

Jeff Austin Band at Park Street Saloon

Waffles and Wax at Abnormal Allies

Year of Yay! at Whole Foods Upper Arlington


Seventh Son & "Airplane" beer tasting at Studio 35

Quite possibly the best pairing ever for a beer tasting and movie screening at Studio 35.

Bush at the LC

You know you're curious.

Mavis Staples at McCoy Center for the Arts

Go from skeptic to fanatic at Dan the Baker's Toast Bar

CLACI: A Rasta Revival at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar