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Columbus, IN 47201 United States

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February 2016

Chaos in the Commons

February 23 @ 7:00 am - April 26 @ 9:00 pm

This exhibit, organized by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, highlights materials in its collection related to Jean Tinguely's kinetic sculpture "Chaos I." Documents will shed new light on architect Cesar Pelli and Tinguely’s desire to create a common meeting place for the community.

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March 2016

CIP Cabaret Series at The Commons

March 3 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

March 3, 2016 – Ramin Karimloo, a versatile singer performing a blend of Broadway classics, country, bluegrass and original compositions.  Tickets on sale now!

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First Fridays: Henny Penny

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREEFriday, March 4                   Henny PennyArtReach: Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’ production based on the original folktale. Henny Penny is a hen enjoying a day gathering acorns. When one hits her on the head she is convinced that the sky is falling and feels it is her duty to tell the king. Along the…

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Artz Daze

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a free art experience in The Commons during spring break.  Open to all ages.  Sponsored by WellConnect and presented by the Columbus Area Arts Council.

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April 2016

First Fridays: The Jungle Book

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREEFriday, April 1 The Jungle Book         Dancers Studio, IncEnjoy Dancers Studio’s production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This classic story is a thrilling, adventure-filled journey with the boy Mowgli as he makes his way to the village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable happy-go lucky bear Baloo who…

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CIP Cabaret Series at The Commons

April 7 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

April 7, 2016 – Annaleigh Ashford, a storyteller whose musical style ranges from disco to Sondheim.  Tickets on sale now!

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May 2016

CIP Cabaret Series at The Commons

May 5 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

May 5, 2016 – Marin Mazzie – Three time Tony nominated Broadway actress and singer performing music from Jerry Herman, John Kander and Fred Ebb (Mame, Mack and Mabel, Cabaret) and more.  Tickets on sale now!

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June 2016

JCB NeighborFEST! Fist Full of Bacon

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free concert on Washington Street in front of The Commons.  Beer & wine available for purchase.

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October 2016

unCommon Cause

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

41st Annual Gala @ The CommonsEntertainment will be "Living Proof"More details coming!

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December 2016

First Fridays for Families

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A Christmas Carol Artreach: The Children’s Theatre of CincinnatiWritten by Charles Dickens, and originally published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological transformation after visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. ArtReach, the dramatic arts outreach division of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, will bring this novella to life in this theatrical production. Children will not only enjoy the magic of theatre, but will learn from the…

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ONB’s First Fridays for Families: A Christmas Carol

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free to public. Special Holiday Christmas show.Starts at 6PM.

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January 2017

First Fridays for Families

January 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monkey See, Monkey Do Madcap Puppets There’s no business like monkey business! Max and Vinnie are expert zookeepers, but keeping the rascally monkeys from getting into trouble is easier said than done. When Mr. Cleaver, the zoo manager, decides to send one of the monkeys to another zoo, it’s time for their great escape! Go with the monkeys as they explore new exhibits at the zoo. Each one is a backdrop for exciting stories from around the world.

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February 2017

First Fridays for Families

February 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Aesop’s Fables Bright Star Touring Theater These 2600 year-old gems have never been this entertaining! Join our Elizabethan actors asthey stumble across the assembled crowd and decide to put on a showcase of their greatesthits. The result is a fast-paced, high-energy production that has literally left audiences shoutingfor more. From “The Fox and the Grapes” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” to “The Boy whoCried Wolf” and “The Lion and the Mouse” these animal-filled adventures focus on honesty,compassion, hard work…

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March 2017

First Fridays for Families

March 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun Stars within Reach Productions"Lucy, Lucy, eats stinky food that puts us all in a big, bad mood!” How can Ralph be so mean, Lucy wonders? Lucy is one of a kind, and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs her help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make the right choice. This tasty new musical, based on the award-winning book by…

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April 2017

First Fridays for Families

April 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Alice in Wonderland Dancers StudioShortened version of the production.

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May 2017

First Fridays for Families

May 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Juggler Matt Jergens International gold medalist juggler Matt Jergens has been making audiences laugh for over twenty years. Whether he’s performing on five-star cruise lines, at countless fairs and festivals, or at special events across the country, he has thrilled and captivated audiences with his high-energy show. His show involves electrifying routines that showcase the talents of one the top jugglers around. He fills the stage with pins, rings, spinning plates, a tall unicycle, and a multitude of other unique…

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