Plus, $25 million project nears full approval
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Inside jokes
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Did you know about this secret comedy club? | Photo by James Godwin + Don’t Tell Comedy
Sometimes secrets are worth sharing + when it comes to Don’t Tell Comedy, the word is starting to get out.

Don’t Tell Comedy is one of the newest comedy scenes in Columbus, bringing pop-up style shows to a variety of stages across the city. The hook here is secrecy, as the comedians + locations aren’t disclosed until you buy your ticket.

If that has you hesitant, take a look at some of the past performers, which range from local favorites to rising stars with HBO specials:
  • Ian Lara, a comic from New York, performed for a packed house fresh off the success of his HBO special, “Romantic Comedy.”
  • Amber Falter, a beloved local comedian + organizer within the scene, was one of many comics at this show that also featured a live band at Milo Arts.
  • Jason Banks, comedian from Columbus with 1.3 million Instagram followers, headlined in the Short North last year.
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Discover local comedians like Amber Falter at Don’t Tell Comedy. | Photo by James Godwin + Don’t Tell Comedy

Locations come in all different sizes, too. According to its website, anything from a rock climbing gym to a historic mansion is fair game when it comes to hosting sites. This March promises indoor locations within the Short North Arts District, however, the exact location isn’t named. You’ll get a text the morning of the show with the name of the location + you can bring your own beer and snacks.

Speaking of shows, here’s a look at what to expect in the coming weeks:
  • Friday, March 17 | 7 p.m. + 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday March 18 | 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23 | 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24 | 7 p.m. + 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25 | 7 p.m. + 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 16
  • HITS The Musical | Thursday, March 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., Downtown | $25-$100 | Catch this traveling show that performs music from each decade, including pop, country, and rock.
  • Columbus International Auto Show | Thursday, March 16-Sunday, March 19 | Times vary | Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Downtown | $6-$12 | Browse a variety of high class cars from manufacturers like Subaru and Toyota.
Friday, March 17
Saturday, March 18
  • PB&J & Jazz: We Create Jazz Ensemble | Saturday, March 18 | 10:30 a.m. + 11:30 a.m. | Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Downtown | $5-$20 | Enjoy a concert by some of Ohio’s most talented women jazz musicians.
  • 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament | Saturday, March 18 | 1:30 p.m. | Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., Campus | $12-$139 | Watch the OSU women’s team in the first round against James Madison.
  • Shamrocks & Shenanigans | Saturday, March 18 | Camp Mary Orten, 7925 N. High St., Worthington | $75-$200 | Play a handful of games while supporting the Worthington Resource Pantry.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes
  • 58º | Mostly cloudy | 20% chance of rain
  • A proposal for a 10-story multi-use building in the Short North took another step forward after receiving approval from the Italian Village Commission on Tuesday evening. If approved by Columbus City Council, a $25 million building would replace The Garden, which is now closed. (Columbus Business First)
Try This
  • The Barstool Sports crew will be hanging out at the Hollywood Casino Columbus for the first two rounds of March Madness starting today through Sunday, March 19. The fun kicks off at 12 p.m. + you can stop by the casino, or watch online via the livestream.
  • The madness is everywhere this month, which is why Columbus Brewing Company will be opening its new Beer Hall early today. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., a solid 45 minutes before opening tip-off for the day.
  • Did you know you could help name the district your City Councilperson represents? Columbus will be divided into nine districts + the city is seeking community input on what these districts should be named.
  • Don’t call it a goodbye, it’s just a see you later. Blank Slate Coffee, a Gahanna-based food truck, has temporarily closed as it looks to relocate. The team parked the truck for the last time on Wednesday + plans to announce its next moves in the near future. (614now)
  • The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium will host a blood drive on Wednesday, March 22 + the bonus deals are worth sticking around for. All donors will receive a free ticket to the Zoo as well as a buy-one, get-one voucher to Noodles & Co.
  • Ohio State basketball commit Devin Royal was named 2023 Ohio Mr. Basketball for his stellar senior year with Pickerington Central. Devin is now the 12th Buckeye recruit to earn this achievement, including past names like Malakai Branham who now plays for the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.
Sooner than later
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Rendering of Mount Carmel Dublin to open in 2025. | Rendering by HGA
Earlier this week, we reported Mount Carmel’s new expansion in Dublin was set to start soon this year. And by soon, we meant Monday.

The local hospital officially broke ground on Monday, March 13 + today we are digging up some fast facts you need to know:
  • The new hospital will be on Sawmill Road + Emerald Parkway with easy access to I-270.
  • The project will cost $250 million.
  • The total footprint of the hospital is 240,000+ sqft and will occupy 35 acres of land.
  • Officials estimate this will bring 200 new healthcare jobs to Dublin as well as 700 construction jobs during the build.
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