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FEB. 7-10

Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show Explore Central Ohio’s largest and most exclusive display of boats, marine accessories, campers, RVs and ATVs, along with vacation destinations, fishing resorts and hunting outfitters. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 440-8995009. FEB. 10

“La Bohème” Opera Columbus presents a streamlined and modernized version of this classic, designed for opera lovers and novices alike. Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., 43215, 614-223-3093.

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“Suite Rosa” The Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents the world première of John Clayton’s “Suite Rosa,” which commemorates Rosa Parks’ famous refusal to give up her bus seat. Music and dance will celebrate the courage of this American hero and her upcoming 100th birthday. Lincoln Theatre, 768 E. Long St., 43203, 614-294-5200. Jan. 26-27

art Studio Clearance Sale Artists from across the nation offer their creations for sale. Select from ceramics, glass, jewelry, wearables and more, with many items at reduced prices due to slight imperfections, overstock and discontinued designs. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-486-7119. Jan. 26-27

nHL all-Star Weekend Join the fun as Columbus hosts this weekend of hockey events and activities. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., 43215, 800-645-2657. Jan. 26-aPRIL 7

“Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club”

FEB. 13-MaRCH 3

“Red” This Tony Award-winning play, which celebrates the life and vision of artist Mark Rothko, is presented by CATCO. Studio One Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 43215, 614-469-0939.


“Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950”

FEB. 14-17

View 37 works, including paintings, watercolors and works on paper, by one of the most influential and best-known artists of the 20th century. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.

“Romeo and Juliet” BalletMet presents the classic tale of two star-crossed lovers, adapted as a fulllength ballet by the company’s former acclaimed artistic director, David Nixon. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., 43215, 614229-4848.

FEB. 5-10

“Million Dollar Quartet” Relive a legendary night as Broadway in Columbus presents the Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-469-0939.

FEB. 17

The Who: Quadrophenia and More The legendary English rock group comes to Columbus to perform their iconic rock opera double album, Quadrophenia, in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics. Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr., 43210, 800-745-3000.

The Who: Quadrophenia and More

FEB. 23-MaRCH 3

Central Ohio Home & Garden Show Lush, full-size living gardens flourish at this massive interactive expo, which features more than 400 exhibitors and attractions on home decorating and landscape design. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., 614-461-5257.

Glass artist Josiah McElheny produces dazzling fabricated objects that address subjects such as the nature of visual perception, the narratives of modernism and the origin of the universe. Also featured are three abstract films, projected on mirrored sculptures. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535.

FEB. 28-MaRCH 3

arnold Sports Festival

Jan. 26-aPRIL 28

“MindBender Mansion”


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This interactive COSI exhibit is a fun and quirky place filled with brainteasers and challenges to test puzzlers of all ages. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-2282674.

This annual event, co-produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the largest multisport festival in the country. Some 18,000 athletes compete in more than 45 sports and events, and more than 700 exhibit booths offer the latest in fitness apparel, training tools and nutrition. Various locations including Greater Columbus Convention Center and Veterans Memorial, 614-431-2600. | Emma Frankart

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Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.

Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.