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February–May 2024

February 2

March 1

April 5

May 3

The Commons

300 Washington Street

Columbus, IN 47203

Performances at 6:00 pm | Doors open at 5:30 pm  |  FREE!

First Fridays for Families introduces young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts in a fun and informal setting at The Commons.


Presented by the Columbus Area Arts Council. Made possible by the Nugent Foundation and the Custer Foundation, with additional support from the City of Columbus and Mary and Bob Orben.

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February 2

Empowered, Brilliant & Brave: Great Women Of Black History 

with Bright Star Children’s Theatre

Meet some of Black History’s most inspiring female figures in this special play that highlights some of the world’s most amazing women.


March 1

Arts Alive Pop-up

with Arts With A Purpose

Step into the world of art with music, amazing demonstrations, and hands-on activities! Discover how creativity fosters wellness, social awareness, and positivity.

Sponsored by Mary and Bob Orben

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April 5


Alice in Wonderland 

with Dancers Studio, Inc.

Let the power of dance transport you to a captivating world filled with curious characters, fantastical creatures, and surreal adventures in this timeless classic.


May 3

Mario the Maker Magician

As seen on Jimmy Falon: Join Mario for a fast-paced, interactive experience featuring homespun magic, handmade robots, and modern slapstick.

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