Nov. 16-18: Liberty Theatre show

Jonathan Perkins, the new artistic director of the Liberty Theatre, is always looking for shows to fill his schedule.

UP (Understanding Our Purpose), a volunteer group of current students and graduates of the Columbus State University department of theater, offered to do a benefit show for the Liberty. Perkins certainly didn't turn that offer down.

"Broadway Our Way" can be seen this weekend.

Perkins said the show features scenes and songs from various Broadway shows.

"They have a nice mix of shows," he said. "There are some titles you'd recognize, but others you might not. It's not going to be a typical 'I've seen this before' kind of show."

Some of the shows featured include "Sweet Charity," "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," "The Amen Corner" and "Dark of the Moon."

The city is doing road work and Eighth Avenue has been closed for months this year. Perkins said the situation has "gotten better" and the city has acquired the empty lot across from the Liberty and has designated it as the official parking lot for the theater. The city is filling in the potholes to make parking a lot easier, he said.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Liberty Theatre, 821 Eighth Ave., Columbus

Cost: $5; $3 for students

Information: 706-653-7566