Weekend events: Color Me Rad, 'Les Mis,' and Thunder in the Valley among busy schedule

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 14, 2014 

If you can't find something fun to do in Columbus this weekend, you might want to pinch yourself. (Or you can just wait and do that to someone not wearing green on Monday.)

Forecasters say the clouds will hang around most of Saturday. Unfortunately there's a 90 percent chance of rain Sunday.

So, if you're thinking about getting outdoors, you may want to seriously consider getting your Vitamin D Saturday, and there's plenty of opportunities.

Here are a few things going on this weekend:

SATURDAY

COLOR ME RAD: A fun-filled, untimed run where you get shot with color paint and hit with colored starch throughout the 5k. 9 a.m., Woodruff Park, 1000 Bay Ave. $50, 706-596-0111, colormerad.com

THUNDER IN THE VALLEY: This annual event will feature Franklin’s Flying Circus, Indy Boys jet-powered school bus and jet outhouse and many more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbus Airport, 3250 W. Britt David Road. $8-$15 ticket, parking free-$15. 706-243-8954. thunderinthevalleyairshow.com

ST. PADDY’S: This evening 5k race begins at Big Dog Running Company and stays in Uptown. 6:30 p.m. Big Dog Running Company, 1104 Broadway. $24-$30, 706-322-2786, bigdogrunning.com

‘LES MISERABLES’: The longest-running musical and an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. 7:30 p.m., Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $25-$50. 706-326-3688, springeroperahouse.org

COTTONMOUTHS: Ice hockey team hosts Knoxville Ice Bears. 7:30 p.m. Civic Center, 400 Fourth Street. $9-$30, 706-571-0086, cottonmouths.com

IDES OF MARCH: A turning point in Roman history, this day became notorious for the assassination of Julius Caesar.

MAD SCIENCE SUPER SATURDAY: Kids will learn about sound by playing with kazoos. Starts at 12:30 p.m., Coca-Cola Space Science Center, 701 Front Ave. $4-$6, 706-649-1477, ccssc.org

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Based on the feature film, this classical musical include lavish sets and costumes and big productions of your favorite numbers. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway. $49.50-$59.50, 706-256-3612, rivercenter.org

SUNDAY

THUNDER IN THE VALLEY: This annual event will feature Franklin’s Flying Circus, Indy Boys jet-powered school bus and jet outhouse and many more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbus Airport, 3250 W. Britt David Road. $8-15 ticket, parking free-$15. 706-243-8954. thunderinthevalleyairshow.com

BASS TROMBONE: James Markey, the bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will wrap up his residency at CSU with a recital. 1 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-256-3612, columbusstate.edu/music

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Based on the feature film, this classical musical include lavish sets and costumes and big productions of your favorite numbers. 2:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway. $49.50-$59.50, 706-256-3612, rivercenter.org)

COTTONMOUTHS: Ice hockey team hosts Louisiana IceGators. 4 p.m., Civic Center, 400 Fourth Street, $9-$30, 706-571-0086, cottonmouths.com

HISTORIC COLUMBUS: The program will include several hands-on activities to bring alive our history and Columbus’ connections to cotton, clay, and Coca-Cola. 2-4 p.m. Heritage Park, 703 Broadway. Free. 706-322-0756. historiccolumbus.com

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service