The spotlight is on music, arts, and entertainment this week in Downtown Columbus. Here’s where to find it.
Mon-Sun, Nov 4-10 | Hours Vary
COSI, 333 W Broad St
Only in Columbus. Only for a limited time. Make your cold-weather escape and visit an astonishing new world, courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History’s traveling oceanic exhibit. With help from marine scientists, plus virtual, robotic, and satellite technologies, you can take a deep dive into the strange and secret world of what lies beneath.
Wed-Sun, Nov 6-10 | Hours Vary
Studio Two, Riffe Center, 77 S High St
Here’s something different and worthwhile. Tony Award-nominated playwright Samm-Art Williams’ portrayal of the African-American experience uses both heartbreak and humor to tell an uplifting tale of a prodigal son.
Thursday, November 7 | 6:30 pm
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St
Here, you’re artist and muse. Team up with performing arts organization Streetlight Guild for an evening of artistic exploration and expression. Five bucks gives you that, plus music and Land Grant beer.
Thursday, November 7 | 6:00 pm
COSI, 333 W Broad St
Put a little mystery in your night and unleash your inner detective for some scientific-style sleuthing in Downtown Columbus. This grown-ups-only event features themed meet, make, and discover activities, planetarium performances, and more.
Thursday, November 7 | 7:00 pm
The Bluestone, 583 E Broad St
Country hit maker Randy Houser is joined by special guest Paul Cauthen on his fall tour featuring music from Magnolia, the album that inspired a movie of the same name. Powerhouse vocals, finger-style electric guitar, and soul-stirring tales of heartbreak and grit. It’s all here.
Fri-Sun, Nov 8-10 | Hours Vary
Park Street Theater, 512 Park St
Bring or borrow a kid (or not!) for a warm-your-winter-heart junior production of the hit Disney film. You’ll laugh, sing, and be mesmerized by two sisters and one funny snowman who discover what the real meaning of true love.
Friday, November 8 | 7:00 pm
The Basement, 391 Neil Ave
Indulge in some music therapy as singer-songwriter Liza Anne performs a hauntingly beautiful setlist that showcases her raw vocals, poetic lyrics, and dry humor. A bargain at any price. Only $12 at the door.
Fri-Sun, Nov 8-10 | 7:30 pm
Southern Theater, 21 E Main St
A chamber ensemble, a baritone, and a mezzo-soprano provide an intimate stage for the telling of this coming-of-age story about a transgender woman seeking to reconcile herself against the world.
Saturday, November 9 | 8:00 pm
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St
This innovative show from visionary creator and conductor Steve Hackman is back. Featuring all four of Brahms’ movements and eight Radiohead songs, it blurs the line between classical musical and electronic rock. Only this week in Downtown Columbus.