West Side Story
From its first glorious notes to its final breath, West Side Story stakes its claim as the greatest Broadway musical of all time. Two young lovers are caught between warring New York street gangs in this breathtaking urban retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Featuring a thrilling score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, this is a love story that is a living celebration of America’s music and dance heritage. $20-$45. 2:30 p.m. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. tickets.vendini.com.
Jackie & Me
Never miss a local story.
The Jackie Robinson Story hosted by the Georgia Repertory Theatre. Ten-year-old Joey Stoshack is a stubborn baseball fanatic with a special talent for time travel. When Joey is assigned to write a report on an influential African American, he uses his special ability to go back to Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. He meets one of baseball's greatest players, Jackie Robinson. Joey plans on writing a prize-winning report, but he doesn't plan on a trip that will forever change his view of history, his definition of courage, and his sense of integrity. 2 p.m. $8-$10. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St.
CSU’s Schwob School of Music Jazz Orchestra. Free. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter. 706-649-7225
Wind Orchestra and Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Free. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter. 706-649-7225
Tastings Under the Big Top at Callaway Gardens
The main event with music, food and beverages under the FSU High Flying Circus Tent and around surrounding grounds. Featuring hundreds of beverage tastings, culinary bites from local restaurants and chefs from around the southeast. Celebrity chef demonstrations, cookbook authors and other interactive show-casings. Some of Georgia’s best home grown products will be available in the Georgia Crown Market, along with gourmet foods and crafts. Casual and over 21. Souvenir glass. Hosted by Sip and Savor Springs. $70-$85. 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Callaway Gardens. www.sipandsavorspring.com
CSO: Sleeping Beauty
The CSO and the dancers of The Columbus Ballet join together for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty”. Special pre-concert activities all around the RiverCenter designed for the entire family. $5-$20. 6:30 p.m./Activities and 7:30 p.m./Concert. Bill Heard Theatre. www.rivercenter.org
St. Paddy’s 5K-Kiss Me I’m a Runner
Hosted by Big Dog Fleet Feet. Awards. To be guaranteed a T-shirt register by March 5. Wear your green. 6:30 p.m. race time; 5 p.m. registration. $25. runsignup.com
St. Patrick’s Day on Broadway
Uptown Columbus and Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub and Eatery are shutting down Broadway and painting it green 4 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be music and events. Family friendly and free.