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January 01, 2008
What To Do In Our Neighborhood: January

The holidays are over, but for better or worse, that doesn't mean your schedule is any less busy! Run your errands in the Short North. With so many fabulous shops, you are sure to get everything you need! Grab breakfast at the Short North's newest addition, Tasi's. Don't forget to pick up thank you notes at On Paper for those Christmas gifts, or perhaps a bottle of wine from Europia for your next get together with friends! Need something to add to your calendar? Read on- because we've got the perfect activity for you, your family, friends, date, etc!

January Event Spotlight:

Chef Series Cooking Classes
January 9- ongoing throughout First Quarter of 2008; North Market
614-464-9664; www.northmarket.com

Have you ever had a truly scrumptious dinner while out, and wished you could cook that well? Have you ever wished you could cook like the master chef's in Columbus? Here's your chance! The North Market has created a fantastic workshop that will last over the next few months. Six of Columbus's premier chefs host a series of classes in the Dispatch Kitchen of the North Market. Learn from masters like John Dornback of Basi Italia, or Paul Yow of Barcelona. For a mere class fee of $50 you can become the top chef you've always wanted to be. Wow your friends and family with new recipes, techniques and mouth watering skills!

Interested in the stores and restaurants mentioned above? Stay tuned to the Jeffrey Journal and the Jeffrey Place website for full length spotlights on our neighbors! Our neighborhood is what makes Jeffrey Place so unique. And we are proud of our community! Keep reading for some of the fascinating events going on in Columbus!

Gallery Hop; the Short North
January 4th, 2008
It might be cold outside, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the January Gallery Hop in the Short North. Come see why everyone is raving about the area! Grab a scrumptious dinner at R.J. Snappers, and then shoot over to Mac's for a brew, or down the street to Rigsby's for a cocktail. Don't forget to grab some gourmet dessert at Jini's! After your meal, stroll down the street and check out the new items the fabulous boutiques are showcasing. Make sure you mark your calendar now for next month's gallery hop, and join the Jeffrey Place staff at the Huntington Bank for wine and refreshments!

The Wedding Singer; the Musical
January 8-13th, 2008; Palace Theater
614-431-3600; www.broadwayacrossamerica.com
Did you miss the original comedic film featuring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore? Or perhaps you didn't, and New Jersey rock star wannabe Robbie Hart won your heart with his not-quite star quality. Come see the Broadway hit inspired by this hilarious love story showcasing the very best music and fashion of the 80S!

Grande Winter Ball
January 26th, 2008; Ohio Statehouse
Free; 888-OHIO; www.ohiostatehouse.org
The art of ballroom dancing is not dead. In fact it's thriving in Columbus- and you are invited to dance! Civil War re-enactors; The Ohio State Battery are hosting this ballroom dancing gala at the Ohio Statehouse. Come dressed in the period, or just as you are and learn how to reel and waltz or just sit back and enjoy this unique scene. Stop envying Jane Austen movies, and come take a whirl around the ballroom yourself!

The BFG; the Phoenix Theater for Children
January 18-27th, 2008; Capitol Theater Riffe Center
$10-$20; 614-469-0939; thepheonixonline.org
Based on the Roald Dahl classic book about a big friendly giant, the BFG, tells the story of an orphan and a giant and the adventures they encounter after meeting. Hilarious, touching and riveting, this master story teller won't disappoint you and your family. Come see the talented thespians of the Phoenix Theater weave a tale of magic, friendship and individuality.

Greater Columbus Golf Show
January 11-13th, 2008; Veteran's Memorial
614-221-4341; www.northcoastgolfshow.com
Have your Saturdays been dull with the lack of golf and good weather? Have you missed clutching that nine iron, teeing off and yelling "Fore!"? Get ready to shed those winter blues, the 2008 golf season is ready to begin! Come on down to Vet's Memorial for the first Columbus golf show of the year. Check out the newest wares in golfing, and get yourself ready for another great year of golfing! Don't miss the free door prizes that accompany every admission!

Columbus is Fashion
January 12, 2008; Bar of Modern Art (BOMA)
614-226-4614; doors open at 9pm
Are you a fashionista? Do you wish you were? Come see this fabulous showcase of local designers and boutiques specializing in premium denim, graphic tees, and street couture. Participants include Choonamils, Industry Standards, Jwork Ltd., N'Threads, Milk Bar, Red Planet X, Revamp and Phenology. A portion of the proceeds from this benefit will go to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at OSU. Come see the latest and greatest in local urban wear! Be the fashion forward friend in 2008!

Know of an event that you think the Jeffrey Place Community would like? Did you have a really good experience in downtown Columbus or in the Short North? Let us know! We would love to hear from you- Email your event, suggestion, or testimonial to laura@jeffreyplace.com.

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