Social Events in Columbus, Ohio This Week

Let’s explore social events in Columbus, OH happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Columbus, Ohio. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Columbus

Breakfast at the Commons (Food Trucks)

Breakfast at the Commons (Food Trucks)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons

You are welcome to come and meet and chat only, or grab some breakfast while you’re there.

Vendors:
Biscuit Boss
The Columbus Coffee Co.
Donna’s Delicious Dozen
Roaming Rooster Food Truck

I will be there at 8am-9am, but the food trucks will be there from 7:30am-10:30am for anyone who can’t make it between 8am-9am.(…)

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DateColumbus Dog Park Singles Meet Up

DateColumbus Dog Park Singles Meet Up

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 725 Thurber Dr W

**Single and tired of aimlessly swiping online? Exhausted with the online dating apps? In your 20s, 30s or 40s? Come & Join us IRL!**

Free Dog Park Meet Up for Singles! \*this park is open to the public, please wear a name tag so that we know you are with our event\*

Meeting up May 22nd \*weather pending\* at Wheeler Dog Park.

725 Thurber Dr W, Columbus, OH 43215

Bring you pup along to meet ot(…)

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Columbus Containers and Friends Meetup at Improving 6:30 pm!

Columbus Containers and Friends Meetup at Improving 6:30 pm!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Easton Oval

There is no event fee, but it costs money to be able to host on meetup. If you have any to give that would be great.

There is no real agenda, speaker, or rigidity by design. I encourage people to come with questions and/or projects to present. We will have massive screens to connect to to show off your shenanigans.

Absolutely everyone of all knowledge levels and careers are welcome, as long as y(…)

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Game Night at Forge Tavern

Game Night at Forge Tavern

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: The Forge Tavern

Come hangout, have some drinks, and play some games, and meet people who share your interest of tabletop games! Going to do Forge Tavern again since everyone had a great time. Just FYI Forge Tavern has a two drink minimum. I welcome any feedback on ideas for future events, places to play, and any other idea to improve the meetup group. See you guys then!(…)

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Meeting 1 for Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: Books 1-4 (pages 3-49)

Meeting 1 for Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: Books 1-4 (pages 3-49)

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Columbus Metropolitan Library: Northside Branch

Thanks to all who voted for our next book — *Meditations* is the winner!

This will be the first of three meetups to discuss the book [Meditations](https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-New-Translation-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/0812968255/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&dib_tag=se&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.9y77AQsyPnDlmh46ebKyJFj9kc-3z_IleB-_n_a_kKNE6WmEv70nP36Vx5hROmUjXLY1VHLaWRSbZdt78YT_r4qbirMxm05oijj9_4JVW2(…)

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Sharon Woods HIKE

Sharon Woods HIKE

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Sharon Woods

Hi ladies. Let’s hike the Edward Thomas, Spring Creek, and a little multi-purpose trail – approximately 4 miles so please wear your shoe of choice.

Please bring a water bottle as needed and appropriate shoes. Meet in the Maple Grove Picnic area.(…)

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Columbus Medical Marijuana Meetup- Mix/Mingle/Network/Collaborate/Celebrate

Columbus Medical Marijuana Meetup- Mix/Mingle/Network/Collaborate/Celebrate

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Our next Columbus meetup is on Monday May 20th **from 7-10 pm at Seventh Son Brewing**. Meet patients, cultivators, processors, dispensary manager/staff, physicians, educators, activists, nonprofits, artists, attorneys, business owners, writers, students, and supporters to network, share our knowledge, collaborate, support each other and make new friends!

Hope you can join us! Save the date and p(…)

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Open-Table RPG Meetup!

Open-Table RPG Meetup!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Tabletop Game Café

Try new games, meet new people, and find out what story games are all about!

Explore the reaches of space! Witness kingdoms rise and fall! Create and explore tragedies! All within a single game night.

We play story games like Fiasco, Kingdom, Polaris and Microscope that encourage everyone at the table to participate creatively. We also have one-shots of indie, OSR, and narrative-focused RPGs suc(…)

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Hofbräuhaus Biergarten

Hofbräuhaus Biergarten

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Hofbräuhaus Columbus

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. During warm weather, alternating between Gemüt and the Hofbräuhaus. You’ll most likely find us in the beer garden.

2nd Thursday – Gemüt
4th Thursday – Hofbräuhaus
They are alphabetical 🙂

The aim of this group is to get together and practice our German. Doesn’t matter if are a beginner or a native speaker. The goal is to speak and improve our German. Everyone(…)

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Highbanks followed by Olentangy River Brewing Company

Highbanks followed by Olentangy River Brewing Company

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Highbanks – Nature Center parking lot

4-5 mile fitness pace hike – we move – followed by a trip to the brewery across the street.
This was our first hike and happy hour event the OG!(…)

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Passthrough, WebXR, and Real Life Projects

Passthrough, WebXR, and Real Life Projects

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Improving

Location: Improving in Easton Area.
Improving is hosting us and pizza will be provided!

Join us to hear about passthrough, WebXR, and projects being developed at Children’s Hospital.

Nat Anderson talking about how he is using passthrough with the Quest headset.
Doug Reeder talking about the current state of WebXR.
Jason Wheeler talking about projects being developed at Children’s Hospital.

As a(…)

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BRITISH INVASION @ Polaris Fashion Place

BRITISH INVASION @ Polaris Fashion Place

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Polaris Fashion Place

Lets get there early to find each other! Bring snacks and drinks with you!(…)

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Can you freely choose to come to this?

Can you freely choose to come to this?

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Jackie O’s On Fourth

Do we have free will? Are we actually making genuine decisions about real choices in our day to day lives, or are we just sacks of chemicals, reacting to very complex biological reactions over which we only have the illusion of control?

On a related note, how did we get to the place where we are able to step back and analyze the fact that we have thoughts about any of this in the first place? The(…)

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East Columbus Maker Meetup

East Columbus Maker Meetup

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Westerville Public Library

[Moved to 5/20 as 5/27 is Memorial Day. Location Westerville Library]

**Meeting Topic:** Intro to Dye Sublimation

The monthly East Columbus Maker Meetup is in Westerville on Monday 5/20 @ 6 pm. We are not meeting at Otterbein this month – see Meetup for the venue address.

Resuming the Monthly Meetup for makers. Find out how to make and meet with people interested in Making. All experience level(…)

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Coffee and Conversation @ Qamaria Yemeni Coffee

Coffee and Conversation @ Qamaria Yemeni Coffee

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Qamaria Yemeni Coffee Co.

Let’s meet at Qamaria Yemeni Coffee from 11am to 1pm for some fun conversations in English.(…)

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Casual Boardgames – make friends, then beat them in games

Casual Boardgames - make friends, then beat them in games

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Olentangy River Brewing Company

Welcome to Casual Boardgames, where we enjoy classic tabletop games and social deduction games while bonding over good food, drinks, and great conversations.

We started this group to meet new people and make new friends, and bonding over games in a relaxed atmosphere is a great way to do that.

We currently meet near route 23 and Polaris Parkway, and this is close to areas like Powell, Lewis Cent(…)

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Boxing & Brews: Seventh Son hosts J.A.B.

Boxing & Brews: Seventh Son hosts J.A.B.

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Join us for a 60-minute fitness boxing workout, followed by some beers with pals! (The ‘Brews’ duration is completely up to you. As long as it’s before close. 😉)

Cost: $20 | Link to purchase tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boxing-brews-seventh-son-brewing-co-hosts-jab-tickets-880480670387?aff=oddtdtcreator

🥊 Open to all skill and fitness levels! This will be a low-impact workout, primari(…)

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Innis Metro Gardens Walk and Talk

Innis Metro Gardens Walk and Talk

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Inniswood Metro Gardens

Hi Everyone!
This is our third metro park walk and talk from Your Path to Happy. I’m really looking forward to seeing the Wisteria arch at this park!
These walks are exactly what they say – an opportunity to get outdoors, have a leisurely walk and a friendly talk about anything ….. except politics! If you are someone who wants to get out of your routine, see new faces, in a stress free situation(…)

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CV Model Retraining and Evaluation Automation Framework – AWS Columbus

CV Model Retraining and Evaluation Automation Framework - AWS Columbus

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Veeam Software

Quick announcement: AWS Midwest Community Day June 13th Conference sessions are now online with [over 30 sessions](https://www.midwestcommunityday.com/#sessions) to pick from. Learn more and register at [www.midwestcommunityday.com](https://www.midwestcommunityday.com).

**Meetup Description**
The objective is to implement a faster retraining and deployment framework for computer vision models, wi(…)

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Student Loan Debt Workshop

Student Loan Debt Workshop

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Panera Bread

Join the Central Ohio Student Loan Debt Meetup Group for an interactive session on strategies to tackle student loan debt and achieve financial freedom.

This event is designed for anyone with student loan debt looking to gain insights and practical tips on managing their personal finances.

Whether you are just starting your journey to debt-free living or looking to enhance your financial literac(…)

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Grow your business by connecting with the right people

Grow your business by connecting with the right people

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: 3967 Presidential Pkwy

Come and grow your business by meeting these other business professionals. We can help you expand your customers.(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Columbus, you can try out Experiencecolumbus.com, Columbusonthecheap.com, or Capa.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

InterNations Columbus – Asian Festival

InterNations Columbus - Asian Festival

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Asian Festival

Hello hello!

Per its mission statement, the Asian Festival promotes the importance of cultural diversity in building a vibrant, prosperous, and healthy community. It is a family oriented and fun festival for all.

For additional information visit: https://asian-festival.org/

We will meet at the entrance of the Franklin Park Adventure Center and from there we will walk throughout the festival.

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InterNations Columbus – Columbus Arts Festival

InterNations Columbus - Columbus Arts Festival

◦ When: Saturday, Jun 8th

◦ Where: Columbus Arts Festival

Hello!

This is one of the more colorful and fun festivals in Columbus. This year, it will be featuring over 250 visual artists, four stages of performances and dozens of food vendors.

For more information visit: https://www.columbusartsfestival.org/

We will meet at the entrance of Milestone 229 and from there we will walk throughout the festival.

See you there!

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