The Beat's (a.k.a Jim Fischer) picks for October.


When is too much pink, well, too much? The titular hero of the musical Pinkalicious finds this out when she turns pink from head to toe. Columbus Children's Theatre presents this delightful show, based on the book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, through Oct. 11 at its Park Street Theatre. Which, by the way, has been re-done, so get down there and check out the place!

Columbus Children's Theatre, 512 Park St. (Arena District), Columbus 43215, 614-224-6672.



Central Ohio's "classical" orchestras get their seasons underway this month. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra performs Carmina Burana Oct. 2-3 in the Ohio Theatre. Tickets start at $10. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's Opening Night is set for Oct. 11, and features the music of Mozart, Haydn and more. Tickets start at $9. Now neither of these programs is designed specifically for kids, but if yours are starting to get a little old for the kid programs, what better time to make the move?

Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215.

Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215.



The Columbus Children's Choir will present its fall concert Oct. 18 in Capital University's Mees Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children. The CCC is an umbrella organization for five ensembles comprised of singers in grades 3-12. In addition to maintaining a tradition of excellence, the CCC has allowed for generations of young singers to participate in, not just partake of, the arts.

Mees Hall at Capital University, 1 College and Main, Bexley 43209.



Celebrate All Hallow's Eve at the Ohio Village Oct. 17 and 24. Hear the story of the Headless Horseman by the bonfire, carve a pumpkin, do crafts and games and meet the creepy characters roaming the streets. Hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger.

Ohio Village at the Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211.



Disney music and magic is in store for central Ohio audiences courtesy of Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales, which plays two shows at the Schottenstein Center Oct. 25. Find out about wishes and whether dreams really do come true as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy follow the stories of Snow Shite, Cinderella and Belle. Tickets start at $21.

Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive (OSU Campus), Columbus 43210.

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