Downtown Columbus Sculpture Walk begins at 5 p.m. tonight

Tonight's Sculpture Walk begins at 5 p.m. at the CB&T courtyard at 1112 Broadway. Tonight's walk is called "A Tribute To Goddard." Guided tours will also be Saturday (March 24) and March 31 at 2 p.m. The tours are free.

The Sculpture Walk is part of Artbeat, a two-week festival of events aimed at celebrating the arts in Columbus. It runs through April 1.


This is just a sampling of the ArtBeat events for the next two weeks. Go to the ArtBeat website for a complete schedule.

Plein Air Paintings of Uptown 2012: 10 a.m.-dark, now- March 23. Broadway and Uptown Columbus. Free. 706-321-8948.

ArchiSculpture Photographic Exhibit: Photographs of Columbus’ Uptown buildings and sculptures. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, through March 29. Joseph House Art Gallery, 828 Broadway. Free. 706-321-8948.

Tara O’Connor: 7:30 p.m. The flutist will be accompanied by CSU collaborative pianist Yien Wang. Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225.

Papercuts exhibit: Seven artists’ work of paper cutting. Opening reception is 6:30 p.m. March 22, with the exhibit open noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, noon-6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday through April 24. Illges Gallery, Corn Center for the Visual Arts, CSU’s RiverPark Campus. Free. 706-507-8312.

Fiddler on the Roof: The national tour comes to Columbus at 7:30 p.m. March 22-23, Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. $39.50-$49.50. 706-256-3612.

Legacy Live! concert: Featuring Scottish guitarist David Russell. 7:30 p.m. March 22 at RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. $20. 706-256-3612.


Amazing Grace: About a young African American girl who wants to be “Peter Pan” in her school play. Adapted from the book by Columbus author and playwright, Shay Youngblood. 7 p.m., also, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 30-31. Springer Opera House’s Foley Hall, 1016 First Ave. $5-$10. 706-327-3688.

Toast of the Town: A wine and food fundraiser for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. 7-11 p.m. RiverMill Event Centre, 3715 First Ave. $95. 706-256-3640.

Family Art Day: CSU art students show youngsters how to make paper, ceramics, draw, paint, take photos and make a sculpture. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CSU’s downtown Corn Center for the Visual Arts. Free. 706-507-8301.


An Insider’s View of “Caroline or Change”: A behind-the-scenes look at how a performance comes together. 3 p.m. Riverside Theatre. Free. 706-507-8402.

Faculty Chamber Concert: Features Shostakovich’s “Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor” and Franck’s “Piano Quintet in F Minor.” Performers include faculty artists Alexander Kobrin, piano; Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Zoran Jakovcic, viola; Wendy Warner, cello; and prize-winning graduate student Boris Abramov, violin. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. 706-649-7225.

Nightcap: Student composers’ concert, led by CSU faculty members Fred Cohen and Matthew McCabe. 9:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Free. 706-649-7225.


Dwight D. Eisenhower -- Soldier, Stateman, Artist: An exhibit of original oil paintings and lithographs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 26-May 11. W.C. Bradley Company Museum, 1017 Front St. Free. 706-568-2080.


An Evening of Chamber Music and Dinner at Historic Gordonido: 6 p.m. at the home of Jerry and Majorie Newman, 1420 Wynnton Road. Music by CSU Schwob School of Music. $35 per person, seating is limited. 706-649-7225.


Heritage Park Guided Tour: Noon and 5:30 p.m. March 28. Heritage Park is on Seventh Street between Broadway and Front Avenue. Explore businesses that accelerated the city’s growth. Free. 706-322-0756.


Winston Churchill & Dwight D. Eisenhower, Statesmen and Artists: 7-8:30 p.m. National Infantry Museum. Includes a lecture by Duncan Sandys, great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill and Dan Crosswell, holder of the Richard R. Hallock Distinguished University Chair in Military History. Free. 706-568-2080.

Caroline or Change: In 1963, an African American maid in St. Louis sees the world changing quickly around her. 7:30 p.m. March 29-31 and 2 p.m. April 1. Riverside Theatre, CSU RiverPark campus. $20-$22. 706-507-8402.


The Return: One of America’s premiere Beatles tribute bands. 6-9 p.m. Columbus Museum. $30, $25 for museum members. 706-748-2562, ext. 210.

Acollective: One of Israel’s top indie bands performs. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Free. 706-649-7225.


Rockin’ Spring Break: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Columbus Museum. Activities and games in celebration of the museum’s “Sound and Vision” exhibit. Free. 706-748-2562.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra: “Carmina and Copland,” featuring Copland’s “Apalachian Spring” and Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with soprano Stace Tappan, tenor Andrew Skoog, baritone Thomas Meglioranza, the CSU Choral Union, Auburn University Chamber Choir and Voices of the Valley Youth Choir. $10-$36. 706-256-3612.


Legacy Live!: Features violinist Sergiu Schwartz and pianist Alexander Kobrin. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. $20. 706-649-7225.

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