Q-bert, tattoos, learn about butterflies, $1 brats, 3-D movie, fishing and more! There’s a lot to choose from on Saturday:
CORGS Convention Remember Q-bert, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and Frogger? If you fondly remember Intellivision, Atari, Sega Genesis and Gameboy, then this event might be for you. The Central Ohio Retro Gaming Society (CORGS) will hold its annual convention from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave.
According to the event Web site, there’s a high score Donkey Kong contest at 11 a.m. and Q-bert contest at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.corgs-con.webs.con. (If I didn’t have guests in town I’d put on my glittery old PacMan T-shirt I got for my birthday in the 80s and head on over for some Q-bert!)
Hell City Tattoo Festival This festival will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus/Killumbus??? with live tattoos and various events including forums, book signings, a dinner and roast, and an ongoing painting exhibit.
There is a cost for certain events, check out the Web site at www.hellcity.com for details.
Ohio Native Butterflies Lecture Franklin Park Conservatory will offer a lecture on native butterflies from 2-3 p.m. The event is FREE with admission to the conservatory. The admission cost is $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $4 for children age 2-12. See the Blooms & Butterflies exhibit before or after the lecture.
For more information, visit www.fpconservatory.org.
Bob Evans products for $1 All Bob Evans products at Columbus Clippers games are $1 this weekend! Sunday is another Bob Evans Family Day. Tickets for a family, 2 adults and up to 4 children, is $15 for seats in the left-field bleachers at the gate. Plus, get a coupon for an additional $3 off the family price at central Ohio Bob Evans restaurants bringing the price to $12 for the family. Jake the Diamond Dog and Curious George will make an appearance on Sunday.
TIP: Be sure to figure out where you’re going to park before you go since Joyce Meyer’s Ministries will be at Nationwide Arena this weekend. For information, visit ClickandPark.com.
For more information on the Clippers or Bob EvansFamily Day, visit www.clippersbaseball.com.
Screen things • Another 3-D movie from Pixar studios began screening in local theatres this week. Get tickets for $10 or less to matinee showings of UP at Marcus Crosswoods, Marcus Pickerington or Rave Polaris. • New Cult Classics kicks off at Studio 35 in Clintonville with Idiocracy.
Actors Theatre stages The Three Musketeers Performances take place each evening Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. at Schiller Park in German Village. Admission to the outdoor performances is free, but donations are welcome. Performances are cancelled if it rains.
Chairs are allowed behind the walkway and blankets are recommended for the area in front of the stage. For more information, visit www.theactorstheatre.org.
Smooth Sounds Live Jazz at the Worthington Inn from 7 to 10 p.m. with no cover charge.
Strawberry Festival Newark Strawberry Festival is this weekend. Hope the locals have been busy making shortcakes! For a schedule of events, visit www.newarkstrawberryfestival.com.
Mojitos on the patio Hamptons Bar and Grille on King is offering $5 mojitos this Saturday along with live music. Bar 23 in the Short North has loaded hotdogs for $1.50 on Saturdays. (Be sure to look out for those Crawl for Cancer participants if you opt to go out on Park Street!)
Go fishing or take in an outdoor movie Fishing at these Metro Parks: Prairie Oaks Metro Park 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson • Saturday Late Night Fishing, noon-midnight Saturday at Darby Bend Lakes, 2755 Amity Road, Hilliard. Fish the Darby Bend Lakes and Beaver Lake. Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville • Family Fishing, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the maintenance area. Fish for sunfish in Thoreau Lake. Catch and release only. Some gear will be available.
Movie at the Park: Three Creeks Park 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport • Let’s Go to the Movies, 9 p.m. Saturday at the Program Amphitheater. Take in a family-friendly nature film under a starry sky. Popcorn provided. Bring blankets.
For more information on Metro Parks, visit www.metroparks.net.