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The Commons
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300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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www.TheCommonsColumbus.com

Columbus Area Arts Council

Upcoming Events At This Venue

December 4

Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:00-9:00 pm
The Commons

“Songs and stories of life” will be presented by Arts for AIDS at The Commons on Thursday, December 4 in observance of World AIDS Day 2014. In its third year bringing AIDS awareness to our community through various mediums of art, Arts for AIDS features Bernard Woma, an internationally renowned Ghanaian xylophone player along with the Saakumu Dance Troupe. Integrated into the program will be storytelling directed by Jan Lucas Grimm. The true stories of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS will be told by members of our community.

Come any time after 5 PM to enjoy food by Chef Carrie, a cash bar, and a global bazaar. Information tables will introduce you to the groups who make up Arts for AIDS. The program is from 6 to 7:30 PM. Following will be a dance party for all who can stay to move to African and Jamaican music with DJ Ras Max from Zimbabwe. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students, available at Viewpoint Books or at the door. All proceeds will go to encourage and give hope to many whose lives have been adversely affected by HIV/AIDS.

Arts for AIDS is a Columbus-based initiative formed by combining the efforts of a handful of smaller organizations that all focus on combating HIV/AIDS. More information about Arts for AIDS can be found online at www.artsforaids.org.

Start: December 4 @ 5:00 pm
End: December 4 @ 9:00 pm

December 5

The Night Before Christmas

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

ArtReach Theatre, the touring division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, brings Clement Clark Moore’s enchanting poem The Night Before Christmas to life in this lyrical adaptation that celebrates the joy of family and the magic of holiday stories, reminding everyone what Christmas is all about.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 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. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: December 5 @ 6:00 pm
End: December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

January 2, 2015

Ruditoonz

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Ruditoonz, Indiana’s rockingest, coolest, awesome-est rock and roller for kids and their rocking parents, returns to Columbus with a highly energetic and interactive show filled with fun and original music.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 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. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: January 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: January 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

January 19, 2015

Coretta Scott King

 

Columbus Area Arts Council presents an annual FREE program in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

This year we bring you The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom.

​Born in Alabama, Coretta Scott King overcame childhood adversity in the segregated south and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  A talented singer, she would go on to play an integral role in the American Civil Rights movement, not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, but as an independent woman.  The woman behind the man, Coretta continues to be an inspiration to the nation and the world.

Credits

Written by Mary Tensing, featuring traditional music arranged by Steve Goers
Directed by Deondra Kamau Means and Angela Powell Walker
Set Design by David A. Centers
Set Construction by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Scene Shop, in partnership with ArtWorks

 

Support for this program comes from

WalMart

Start: January 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
End: January 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

February 6, 2015

Pirate School

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Argggh Matey. Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling solo variety show created and performed by veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel. This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social-courage.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 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. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: February 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

March 6, 2015

Wacky Chad

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Wacky Chad will have children of all ages laughing until it hurts as he rides another person on his tiny bicycle and handstands on a skateboard. Wearing his trademark orange, Wacky Chad will reach neck-straining heights on his tall unicycle and defy gravity on an air powered pogo stick.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 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. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: March 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

April 10, 2015

Snow White

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Snow White. One of the most famous fairy tales worldwide, The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 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. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: April 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free