The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients to range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. $12-$17 7:30 p.m. nightly; 2 p.m. March 4. CSU Riverside Theatre Complex. https://theatre.columbusstate.edu
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Taking the Ride Outside
The YMCA and Uptown Columbus will host Spring Cycle: Taking the Ride Outside. Take the Uptown stage for a one-of-a kind RPM class. Ride on Smoothie and Juice Bar will help keep the class hydrated. Noon-12:45 p.m.
Guest Artist: Thomas Hueber, voice
Schwob School of Music presents guest artist Thomas Hueber, voice. Free. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theatre, RiverCenter. music.columbusstate.edu
Rescues at the River
Join PAWS Humane, CACC, Animal SOS, the Lee County Humane Society, T&C Photography and Klazi Kriter Kutz for this incredible adoption event, in conjunction with RiverCenter's performance of the Olate Dogs showing at 2:30 p.m. Adopt a new family member, get pet photos taken 11 a.m.- noon, get pet nails trimmed noon-2 p.m., and have your pet microchipped for $8 noon-2 p.m. Donate an item from the Shelter Wish List (see list on the Olate Dogs event at rivercenter.org) for half-price tickets for the Olate Dogs performance. There will even be a special appearance by one of the Olate Dogs during the event. www.rivercenter.org
American Cancer Society Crystal Ball
Black Tie Gala. Includes dinner, auction, games and music. Recognizing cancer survivor Rick McKnight. Reservations required. $125/person. 7 p.m. Rivermill Event Center. www.acscrystalball.org or 706-324-4593
Fountain City Mardi Gras
Inaugural Fountain City Mardi Gras Association. 5K Run Walk, fitness party, motorcycle ride, festival, parade and more. The festival is family-friendly with vendors, youth attractions, pageantry, food trucks, community tailgates and a celebration of Mardi Gras and Carnival culture. 5th and 6th Avenues in Liberty District 8 a.m.-4 p.m. www.fcmardigras.org