5 ways to make the most of your week in Columbus

Looking for something to do this week? From wine and live music to a free workout class, here's a rundown of options to help you get off the couch and out into the world.

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BLENDED: Columbus Symphony and Wine

From the event description:

We're proud to present an evening of wine and live chamber music with members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. We'll be pouring and listening to 'blends' - wines made from more than one grape and string quartet classics that have inspired popular music. Treat yourself to an evening of affordable luxury, and find some new hits to love and share. The full food menu will be available for purchase from The District PourHouse. 

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Gateway, 1568 N. High St.
Admission: $25
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Ninth Annual Central Ohio HBCU College Fair

From the event description:

Over 30 historically black colleges and universities will be available to provide information about the culture, history and opportunities available at these schools. There will also be free workshops on various topics, such as financial aid, filling out college applications, choosing the right school and more. Enjoy live music, free door prizes and a special performance by local black Greek organizations.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Barnett Community Recreation Center, 1184 Barnett Road
Admission: Free
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The World of Atlas Black Festival

From the event description:

The World of Atlas Black is a poetry and music festival that calls into the depths of the imagination and curates creative inspiration, a completely immersive and participatory experience. Dress up, create props, bring something to contribute to the world to this event! Scheduled throughout the event is poetry, spoken word, music and ending the evening with an open mic where you have the chance to share with other participants.

NOTE: Atlas Black has had Elevate Pictures and Primary Endeavors come on board as underwriting sponsors for 2019; that means tickets are now free! You just need to go hunt for a discount code from one of the talent's social posts, our partner Nationwide Children's On Our Sleeves, or one of your friends that is in the know. If you choose to purchase a ticket, we'll donate 100% of it to the On Our Sleeves campaign.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 12-10 p.m.
Where: 400 W. Rich St.
Admission: Free with Discount Code ($15-$18.50 as a Donation)
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Free Fit Day

From the event description:

Come train and box with some of Columbus' hottest boxers and personal trainers.

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m.
Where: 1885 Sullivant Ave.
Admission: Free
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Leslie Stevens Concert WSG Mery Steel

From the event description:

Awarded "Best Country Singer" in LA Weekly's 2018 Best Of list, you can feel Leslie Stevens' voice reach the nails in the doorframe. She spins a high craft, with songs about donkeys and drinking and driving in heaven — and just when you thought she might light your living room on fire with a giggle, she'll blast you through the skylight into outer space. The LA Times calls her "one of the city's best" and Chris Ziegler of the LA Record explains that Leslie has "the kind of voice you'll realize you've been waiting to hear since forever."

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St.
Admission: $10
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