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ToDo this Valentine's Day weekend: Chris Brown, the Taffetas and market days

FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, rapper Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Authorities in Las Vegas say there’s insufficient evidence to charge R&B singer Brown with a crime in an altercation with a woman in a casino resort hotel room. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, that he met last Wednesday with detectives who investigated the Jan. 2 complaint and they decided not to seek a misdemeanor battery and theft charges.
FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, rapper Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Authorities in Las Vegas say there’s insufficient evidence to charge R&B singer Brown with a crime in an altercation with a woman in a casino resort hotel room. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, that he met last Wednesday with detectives who investigated the Jan. 2 complaint and they decided not to seek a misdemeanor battery and theft charges. Photo by Scott Roth

Thursday

THE TAFFETAS: This popular musical revue features classic pop songs from the Fifties featuring four talented singers. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Family Theatre, 2100 Hamilton Road. $5-$12. familytheatre.org or 706-366-7196.

CSU WIND ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE: A joint concert celebrating dance music. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or rivercenter.org.

BIG READ: John Wharton Lowe will give a talk on Ernest J. Gaines and his “A Lesson Before Dying.” 7 p.m. talk and reading. Smith-McCullers House, 1519 Stark Ave. Open to the public.

Friday

HOCKEY: The Columbus Cottonmouths host the Huntsville Havoc. 7:30 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $9-$30. cottonmouths.com

NO SHAME THEATRE: Go see a late-night showcase of fresh new works to include improv, music, comedy and more. 10:30 p.m. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $5. 18 and older only. springeroperahouse.org

ANGIE STONE: R&B diva Angie Stone will share new material, backed by the DSOS Band, with an intimate audience. 9 p.m. CIRCA Craft Cocktails, 900 Front Ave. $25 for general admission, $40 reserved seating. facebook.com/circacraftcocktails

Saturday

CHRIS BROWN: Grammy-winning award artist Chris Brown will perform. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $59-$152.50 ($5 parking). columbusciviccenter.org

‘THE PIANO MEN: MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN AND BILLY JOEL’: The CSO’s Valentine Pops Concert featuring popular favorites like “Benny and the Jets” and “Uptown Girl.” 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $30-$38. 706-256-3612 or rivercenter.org.

VALENTINES: Enjoy caviar, salmon, filet and lobster that’s available for dinner Saturday. A champagne brunch will be served on Sunday. Carriage & Horses, 607 Butts Mill Road, Pine Mountain, Ga. $60 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday. 706-663-4777. cometodagher.com.

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

KIDS WORKSHOP: Build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggles, patch and much  more. 10 a.m. every second Saturday of every month. Lowe’s, 6750 Veterans Parkway. Free. Need to register online at lowesbuildandgrow.com

SECOND SATURDAY: Guest artist Yadira Padilla will help children explore the art of mixed media. 10 a.m.-noon. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free. columbusmuseum.com

Sunday

HOCKEY: The Columbus Cottonmouths host the Mississippi Riverkings. 4 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $9-$30. cottonmouths.com

EARL COLEMAN STUDIO RECITAL: The award-winning students of Earl Coleman present love songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Rogers and Sondheim. 4 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or rivercenter.org.

Monday

JOSEPH GIRARD, SAXOPHONE: Faculty artist Joseph Girard presents a recital of transcriptions and original works for saxophone. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or rivercenter.org.

MINI CAMP: Hands-on fun plus lessons on leadership and American history during this Presidents’ Day mini-camp. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way. $10 per camper (lunch isn’t included). Register via email campdirector@nationalinfantryfoundation.org or call 706-653-9234. Museum will be open.

Tuesday

OPEN HOUSE: Come to this open house for the Fountain City Twirlers to learn more about square dancing and why it’s a fun way to exercise and develop friendships. 6 p.m. Gallops Center, 1212 15th St. Open house is free. Classes start Feb. 23. 334-298-4988.

FEB. 18

RICHARD WRIGHT’S ‘BLACK BOY’: Richard Wright’s childhood and adolescence in the Jim Crow South. 7 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $10. 706-256-3612 or rivercenter.org.

DISNEY ON ICE: Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and, of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. 7 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $17.50-$52.50. columbusciviccenter.org.

FEB. 19

ALIA MUSICA PITTSBURGH: Contemporary works performed by Alia Musica Pittsburgh under the direction of Frederico Garcia de Castro. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or rivercenter.org.

FEB. 21

FOUNDERS’ DAY AT CALLAWAY GARDENS: Free admission for all in celebration of the birthday of Virginia Hand Callaway. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. Free. 877-686-7114 or callawaygardens.com.

Feb. 25-27, March 3-5, 10-12

‘SWEENEY TODD’: Sondheim’s demon barber of Fleet Street cooks up some serious revenge in this Tony Award-winning musical. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27, March 3-5 and 10-12, and 2:30 p.m. March 6 and 13. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $20-$45. 706-327-3688 or springeroperahouse.org

RACE

VALENTINE’S RELAY: This relay race splits the 5k distance between two people. 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 Broadway. $60-$70. bigdogrunning.com

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