Things To Do in Columbus, Ohio – February 2014…
When: Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:00pm
Where: Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Columbus, 43215
What: Led by founder and leader Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo now celebrates more than 50 years of joyous and uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural, and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with. Cost for the show is $28-$33.
More information: 800-745-3000
When: February 5-9, 2014, Wednesday-Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, 43215
What: Your favorite Disney characters and stories brought to life with the artistry of ice skating to create an unforgettable family experience. Cost for the show: $16-$51.
More information: 800-745-3000
When: Sundays January 12 – February 9, 2014, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St. Columbus, 43215
What: This Tony Award winning irreverent musical, “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, follows King Arthur and his hysterically inept Knights of the Roundtable as they vow to find the Grail by any means necessary, from building a large wooden rabbit to putting on a Broadway musical! Cost: Adults $30; Seniors, students and military $20.
More information: 614-416-7625
When: Friday February 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wyandotte Winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr. Columbus, 43230
What: Looking for a romantic yet unique experience for your Valentine? Wyandotte Winery is well known for these amazing food and wine pairing dinners. Join us for an intimate evening featuring live music, passionate foods, and wonderful wine. Cost is $150 per couple.
More information: 614-476-3624
When: Monday-Saturday January 20 – March 22, 2014, 1-5 p.m.
Where: The Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, One College and Main Columbus, 43209
What: Revisit the beginnings of the magical mystery tour. The early years of Beatlemania are captured in this fine art photography exhibition from the archives of CBS Television and LIFE photographer Bill Eppridge. By 1964, The Beatles were already a phenomenon as musicians and songwriters. Add the visual element, made possible by television, and their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show became a cultural event shared by millions. Eighty-four never-before-published images showcase the Fab Four as they revolutionized rock music.
More information: 614-236-6319
ALT EATS ETHNIC FOOD TOUR
When: Fridays January 17 – March 28, 2014, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Columbus Aquatics Center, 1160 Hunter Ave. Columbus , 43201
What: A coffee lover’s tour of Columbus exploring sourcing, roasting, espresso drinks and making great coffee at home. Cost for the event is $60.
More information: 800-838-3006, 614-440-3177
When: Tuesdays January 7 – February 25, 2014, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W. Broad St. Columbus, 43215
What: Friends, family, employees, and former clients of wig designer and creator, Elias Pompadour arrive at his wake with no hair out of place. Elias’ former assistant and hair heir, Tawny Quiff has the hair-brained idea to have everyone let their hair down to ease the awkwardness. In the hair-raising fray, Tawny discovers that Elias was murdered. All guests are caught in the crosshairs. Some accusations will make your hair stand on end. Splitting hairs over the inheritance is sure to follow. Suddenly, no one has seen hide nor hair of Tawny. Before you pull your hair out or the big wigs arrive, can you solve this tasseled twister? Cost is $25.95.
More information: 937-287-5453
When: February 27 – March 2, 2014
Where: Events held at multiple locations in Columbus, Ohio
What: The Arnold Sports Festival, co-produced by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the largest multi-sport festival in the nation, during which the city welcomes more than 175,000 sports and fitness fans. The event features 18,000 athletes competing in 45 sports and events, including 12 Olympic sports. The three-day Arnold Fitness EXPO at the Greater Columbus Convention Center features more than 700 exhibit booths offering the latest in fitness apparel, equipment, training tools and nutrition. Cost: $15 EXPO ticket at the door, or $10 in advance. An EXPO ticket provides admission to Fitness EXPO and most sport events.
More information: 614-431-2600
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