The Beat's (a.k.a Jim Fischer) picks for March.
Super Sundays at the Wexner Center for the Arts offer a range of fun activities and special events for the entire community, plus free gallery admission all day. The March 1 event features a variety of interactive experiences for all ages, including felting, weaving and knitting activities and a demonstration of spinning yarn, in conjunction with the center's winter exhibitions, Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present and Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I.
Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. (Campus), Columbus 43210, 614-292-3535.......................
BalletMet Columbus will present the world premiere of artistic director Edwaard Liang's adaptation of the classic ballet Cinderella March 20-29 in the Capitol Theatre. You'll recognize all the characters - from the wicked stepmother and stepsisters to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming - and follow Cinderella from hardship and misfortune to "happily ever after." Liang's setting uses the magical score composed by Prokofiev. There will be 10 shows in all. Tickets start at $31.50.
Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-229-4860.......................
BARD FOR BEGINNERS
CAPA welcomes The Acting Company's production of Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Southern Theatre March 11. This production, while appropriate for aficionados, as well, is ideal for first-time Shakespeare audiences (so probably skewing toward older kids - who might get to study this classic tragedy in school). It's also a great chance to get you and your kids inside the beautiful and intimate Southern. Tickets are $25 and $35.
Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-0939.......................
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus wraps up its annual PBJ & Jazz series for families with a March 7 concert at the Lincoln Theatre featuring a "Jazz Daddies" jam. The hourlong concerts are interactive and designed to introduce young audiences to jazz and live music. Retired music educator Rebecca Ogden hosts two shows, at 10:30 and 11 a.m.
Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. (King-Lincoln District), Columbus 43203, 614-294-5200 ext. 107.......................
AT THE ARNOLD
The annual Arnold Sports Festival has added a focus on kids for 2015, featuring the Arnold Kids Fitness Expo March 7-8. The event will allow kids ages 6-16 to try 28 different sports and sports-related activities such as baseball, hockey, archery, karate, ballroom dancing and more. The expo will include the "Arnold's Quest for Talent Finals" from 1 to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children age 10 and under will be admitted free.
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds), 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211, 614-431-2600....................... More BEAT
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