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300 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
(812) 372-2808

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February 2016

Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance Indiana presents the Valentine's Day Ballroom Dance with music by DJ Billy Crase and light appetizers included. A cash bar will be available. Social time begins at 6:30 pm. Admission: $20 per person. To purchase tickets, mail check and contact information to: Dance Indiana, PO Box 168, Columbus IN 47202-0168. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance Indiana Presents The Valentine's Day Ballroom Dance Saturday, February 13th, 2016 7:00-10:00 pm Nugent-Custer Performance Hall The Commons Columbus, Indiana Music by DJ Billy Crase Light Appetizers Included Cash Bar Social time:  6:30 to 7:00 pm Admission: $20 per person To purchase tickets, mail checks and contact information to: Dance Indiana, PO Box 168, Columbus, IN 47202 Tickets will be sold at the door!

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Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Presented by Dance Indiana. Music by DJ Billy Crase. Light appetizers included. Cash bar. Social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Admission: $20 per person. To purchase tickets, mail checks and contact information to Dance Indiana, P.O. Box 168, Columbus, IN 47202. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

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Columbus City Band Winter Concert

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concerts, performed by more than 50 volunteer musicians from the community, include show tunes, big band, military, concert, and symphonic selections.

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D-Vine Wine and Beer Fest

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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DSI uncorks the 8th Annual D-Vine Winter Wine and Beer Festival on Saturday, February 20, 2016.  This fundraiser brings together wineries and breweries from around the state, food, and live music in a relaxed setting. Indiana wines and beers will be available for tasting and purchase.  Proceeds benefit people with disabilities. $20 in advance | $25 at the event Must be 21 or over to attend

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Chaos in the Commons Exhibit

February 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - February 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

This exhibit, organized by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, highlights materials in its collection related to Jean Tinguely's kinetic sculpture "Chaos I." Documents will shed new light on architect Cesar Pelli and Tinguely’s desire to create a common meeting place for the community. Admission: free

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The Most Chaotic Tuesday

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Short films about Jean Tinguely's kinetic sculpture, Chaos I, will be shown, followed by a discussion about how Tinguely fabricated the piece. The event follows the monthly "Chaotic Tuesday" when Chaos I will be run at its fullest extent. Admission: Free

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March 2016

Cabaret Series at The Commons

March 3 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Ramin Karimloo, a versatile singer performing a blend of Broadway classics, country, bluegrass and original compositions.  Tickets on sale now!

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Cabaret at The Commons with Ramin Karimloo

March 3 @ 7:30 pm
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Come to the Cabaret at The Commons presented by the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic for an intimate evening featuring world class talent on a small town stage! Heralded for his portrayal of leading roles Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Ramin Karimloo is a beloved musical force with a decade’s worth of West End accolades, including an Olivier Award nomination, and an album that peaked at No. 16 on British charts. A theatrical chameleon, the Tony-nominee’s cabaret show, From Broadway to Bluegrass, will…

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First Fridays for Families

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Columbus, IN.  The Columbus Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2015–2016 Old National Bank First Fridays for Families season. First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays for Families performances begin at 6 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Karen Shrode, Executive Director of the Arts Council, said, “This year we…

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First Fridays: Henny Penny

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  ArtReach: Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’ production based on the original folktale. Henny Penny is a hen enjoying a day gathering acorns. When one hits her on the head she is convinced that the sky is falling and feels it is her duty to tell the king. Along the way she asks her friends to join her on her heroic quest. When almost to the palace, this gang of do-gooders meets the sly Foxy Loxy. The cunning…

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The People You Meet Along The Way

March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Columbus Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Season: The People You Meet Along the Way. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors & children (12 and older), free younger than 12. Tickets available online or at door.

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April 2016

First Fridays: The Jungle Book

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy Dancers Studio’s production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This classic story is a thrilling, adventure-filled journey with the boy Mowgli as he makes his way to the village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable happy-go lucky bear Baloo who teaches Mowgli “The Bare Necessities” of life and the true meaning of friendship. And the best part is this event is FREE!

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Cabaret Series at The Commons

April 7 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Annaleigh Ashford, a storyteller whose musical style ranges from disco to Sondheim.  Tickets on sale now!

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Cabaret at The Commons with Annaleigh Ashford

April 7 @ 7:30 pm
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Come to the Cabaret at The Commons presented by the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic for an intimate evening featuring world class talent on a small town stage! Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford is known for her work on Broadway as Glinda in Wicked, ditzy sorority sister Margot in Legally Blonde, Jeanie in Hair, Maureen in Rent, Lauren in Kinky Boots (Tony nominated), and Essie Carmichael in You Can’t Take It With You, earning her a Tony Award in 2015. Her Cabaret show, Lost in the Stars, celebrates the classic cabaret with an eclectic mix…

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Columbus City Band Spring Concert

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Concerts, performed by more than 50 volunteer musicians from the community, include show tunes, big band, military, concert, and symphonic selections.

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Family Service CAP Adult Prom

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    So what about partnering and attending the CAP Adult Prom in support of Child Abuse Prevention! Whether your prom was in 2003 or 1983, the variety of food and the open cash bar will be sure to please all. Of course there will be party favors, a red carpet, “prom photos”, song requests, a Prom King and Queen, and many more surprises! Come party, relax and laugh the night away with us! (Must be 21 or over to…

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May 2016

Cabaret at The Commons with Marin Mazzie

May 5 @ 7:30 pm
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Come to the Cabaret at The Commons presented by the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic for an intimate evening featuring world class talent on a small town stage! Stage veteran and three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie has starred on the Broadway stage and London’s West End in Next to Normal, Bullets Over Broadway, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime, Into the Woods, Passion, and others. Mazzie’s television career includes roles in Showtime’s The Big C, NBC’s Smash, CBS’s Without a Trace and Numb3rs, and more! Her cabaret show, Yes! It’s Today, will conclude the 2016 Spring…

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