Weekly planner: Lots of events this week, so plan ahead


THE BEST OF BALLET: The Columbus Community Orchestra will feature music of famous ballets. 7:30 p.m. Activity Center of St. Mark Methodist Church, 6795 Whitesville Road. Free. 706-322-3714.


WORLD WAR II: Original maps, blueprints and images relating to the largest concentration and extermination camp complex of World War II will be on display throughout April. Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way. Museum is free but $5 donation is encouraged. nationalinfantrymuseum.org

BIKE RIDE: Every Tuesday night until the time changes in the fall, Ride On Bikes hosts a family-friendly social group ride. Roll out from the shop at 6:30 p.m. for 5, 10, 16 and 20 mile options. Ride on Bikes, 1036 Broadway. Open to public. Email Joanne Cogle at jc@rideonbikes.com for more information.

SCHWOB: The CSU Choral Concert will include inspirational texts. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. music.columbusstate.edu


DAVE CHAPPELLE: Live Nation presents comedian Dave Chappelle. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway. $56.50. rivercenter.org

SCHWOB: Students from the woodwind area present chamber music from all eras. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. music.columbusstate.edu


SPRING PLANT SALE: Columbus Botanical Garden, 3603 Weems Road. Members only 5-7 p.m.; open to public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-327-8400.

SCHWOB: Members of the flute and guitar studios join together for duo music spanning five centuries. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. music.columbusstate.edu


FREE CONCERT: Uptown’s free concert series kicks off with Lava Lamp. 7 p.m. 1000 block of Broadway. Free. Outside food and beverages are allowed (no glass or outside alcohol). uptowncolumbusga.com

R. KELLY: The self-proclaimed king of R&B will perform. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $27.50-$67.50. (parking $5). columbusciviccenter.org

CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM: “The Hard Hand of War: the Civil War in its Last Year” features lectures by four experts. 11:30 a.m. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way. $100. nationalinfantrymuseum.org

LIVE MUSIC: Kopecky and American Roommates are scheduled to perform. 9 p.m. The Loft, 1032 Broadway. theloft.com

 VENGEANCE: This gospel play was written by Jacqueline Sutton-Ball. Friday-Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 4 p.m. The Liberty Theatre, 821 Eighth Ave. $15-$25. libertycolumbusga.org

REDEEMED: This original play about hope, grace and forgiveness was written by Leslie Cardwell and Jessica Stephens. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Family Theatre, 2100 Hamiton Road. $8-$12. familytheatre.org


MARKET DAYS: Visit Market Days on Broadway for fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Nov. 28. Downtown on Broadway. Prices vary. uptowncolumbusga.com

FIGHT THE FIRE: The proceeds from this 5k will benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. 9 a.m. In front of Big Dog Running, 1104 Broadway. $20-$25. estartline.com

BEER RUN: This 1.3-mile race will feature four beers, a costume contest and a belching contest to take place after the race. Registration 3 p.m. Race 6:30 p.m. Uptown Tap, 1024 Broadway. $30-$35. Must present valid ID to show 21 years of age or older. Jeff Gordy, lepgordy@yahoo.com

SPRING FESTIVAL: Country Home Furnishings, 2845 U.S. Highway 27, Cataula, Ga. beginning 8 a.m. Antique shops, vendors, demonstrations, sample local pepper jelly, jams and baked goods. Plants available for purchase from the Valley Rescue Mission’s greenhouses. 706-327-0708 (Wednesday-Sunday)

SECOND SATURDAY: Use everyday items found in your kitchen to create artistic masterpieces, 10 a.m.-noon. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free. columbusmuseum.com

SONGWRITER SERIES: This new concert series will feature Greg Barnhill and Walt Aldridge. 7 p.m. The Park at 11th and Bay. uptowncolumbusga.com

CELTIC WOMAN: Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings their 10th anniversary celebration. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway. $45-$105. rivercenter.org

AMERICAN FRONTIER DAYS: Walk through time from the mid 1700’s to the late 1800’s. See living skill displays from local historians. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain, Ga. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

CANOPY TRAIL: Enjoy great views from the TreeTop Canopy Trail, which is suspended 35 feet above the ground and linked to three platforms surrounding oaks, hickories and sweet gum trees. 10-10:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. $5. oxbow.columbusstate.edu

YOUTH LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES: Open to middle school, high school and college students, “The Civil War Comes to Columbus” will be presented by three Civil War experts. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. National Infantry Center Museum, 1775 Legacy Way. $25 includes lunch. nationalinfantrymuseum.org

SECOND SATURDAYS: This concert series will feature Andy Gullahorn. 7 p.m. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 69 Mobley Road, Hamilton, Ga. $20. stnicholashamilton.org

FREE WORKSHOP: Topic: Free legal services, Hosted by Columbus Phenix City Inventor Association, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mildred Terry Library, Veterans Parkway, non-members; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. members only. 706-225-9587.

DANCING: Line dancing and ballroom dancing every Saturday. 7:45-8:45 p.m. (line) and 9 p.m.-midnight. (ballroom). VFW Club, Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. $2-$7. 706-665-6656.

HIKE: Hike Pine Mountain with local archaeologists and discover collapsed ruins and abandoned artifacts. Suitable for ages 12 and older. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Callaway Gardens’ Discover Center, 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain, Ga. $35. callawaygardens.com

SCHWOB: The CSU Percussion Ensemble presents its annual spring concert. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. music.columbusstate.edu


FURRY 5K: Third Annual PAWS Humane’s Fun Run and Walk. 2 p.m. Cooper Creek Park, 4816 Milgen Road. $35-$40. www.pawshumane.org