6 fun things to do this weekend include Post Malone, Gordon Lightfoot, more

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Don't look now but the weekend is almost here. And we're ready for it, are you?

No plans, you say? That's a good thing because we have plenty of suggestions for events happening in the Greater Columbus area.

What, you ask?

Well, for starters, music lovers have much to consider , with concerts by Post Malone, Pusha T and Gordon Lightfoot.

Still craving more ideas? No problem. Read on, and be sure to kick back, enjoy and have some fun.

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Post Malone comes to Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
Post Malone comes to Nationwide Arena on Sunday.

Post Malone ready to show off 'Twelve Carat Tour'

A New York native and Grammy-nominated artist, Post Malone, is coming to Columbus this weekend. He will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Fresh off the release of his fourth album, "Twelve Carat Toothache," Malone took to the road to visit 33 cities. He'll be joined by special guest Roddy Ricch. Tickets start at $79.50. (https://www.nationwidearena.com)

Phase 2 of Pusha T's tour coming to Kemba Live

Pusha T extended his "It's Almost Dry" tour, adding stops around the country including one at Kemba Live, 405 Neil Ave., at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Grammy-nominated rapper released his most recent album, "It's Almost Dry," in April and it topped the Billboard charts in May. Tickets cost $35. (https://promowestlive.com

Lightfoot comes to Columbus

See a legend and tap your toes at the same time: At 83, Canadian-born folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot still maintains a robust tour schedule. This weekend, the singer-songwriter identified with 1960s-era folk classics such as “Early Morning Rain” and “Ribbon of Darkness” will be in Columbus for his latest concert. Lightfoot will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Riffe Center’s Davidson Theatre, 77 S. High St. Tickets start at $39.50. (www.capa.com)

BalletMet season opener

The elegant, evocative choreography of Artistic Director Edwaard Liang will be front and center during BalletMet’s season opener this weekend. “BalletMet at the Ohio” — set for 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday — will feature two Liang dances, “Tributary” and “Murmuration,” performed by the troupe’s 26 dancers in the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. A dress rehearsal open to senior citizens will take place at 11 a.m. Friday. Tickets start at $34. (www.balletmet.org)

Love and gender identity explored

Evolution Theatre Company will present “Boy,” Anna Zeigler’s play inspired by a true story about finding love amid the confusion of gender identity two decades after a well-intentioned doctor convinces parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Performances, suggested for ages 16 and older, are 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Sept. 23-24; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road. Tickets cost $15 to $30. (evolutiontheatre.org, dublinohiousa.gov/abbey-theater)

Arts and crafts for charity

Dozens of artists and crafters will be peddling their wares at the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Makoy Event Center, 5462 Center St., Hilliard. Shop for jewelry, woodworks, accessories for pets and more. A concession stand will be operating at the site. A portion of the proceeds from the show benefits the Charity Newsies, to purchase clothing for children in need. Admission is $3, or free for kids younger than 12. (www.avantgardeshows.com)

This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: 6 things to do this weekend in Columbus: BalletMet, Post Malone