March is full of family-friendly performances and events. Here are some of our Best Bet picks for the month.
March is full of family-friendly performances and events. Here are some of our Best Bet picks for the month: The Arnold Sports Festival Just another reason why Columbus is so great: Each spring, the capitol city hosts the festival that attracts more than 175,000 attendees. Check out exhibitions, sporting competitions and maybe even get a glimpse of The Arnold himself. The event spans March 1-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and admission rates vary depending on different activities. 400 N. High St., Greater Columbus Convention Center, 800-745-3000 (for tickets), arnoldsportsfestival.com Four Score and Seven Years Ago Learn lessons of friendship and bravery during the Civil War era. Targeted at kids in grades 3-8, the ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presents a musical that explores race and region through two young boys. Check out the show on Monday, March 5 at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tickets are $5. 769 E. Long St., Downtown, 614-719-6764, capa.com Miracles and Magic Get your fill of magic tricks and illusions during this spectacular show at the Capitol Theatre. The family-friendly performance benefits A Kid Again, an organization that helps children with life-threatening illnesses. Catch one of two shows on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. and be dazzled by world-renowned magicians. Tickets range from $10-$44. 77 S. High St., Downtown, 614-469-0939, akidagain.org Nearly Lear This one-woman Shakespeare performance is co-sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and caters to teens. Susanna Hamnett, who has toured worldwide for theatre programs, tells the story of "King Lear" at The Drake Center. Specifically for kids ages 10 and up, it gives them an introduction to the famous poet and playwright. There are two show options: Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $6-$16. 1849 Cannon Drive, Campus, 614-292-3535, wexarts.org Rhythm of the Americas This concert by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra also brings an interactive component: crafts and activities! Beginning at 2 p.m. on March 25 families can check out various instruments and make a musical craft at the Capitol Theatre. At 3 p.m., enjoy a one-hour concert featuring music from North, South and Central America. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Children under 3 are free. 77 S. High St., Downtown, 800-745-3000 (for tickets), capa.com