Editors' picks for the best of Columbus this month

“Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host”, March 11

Why is Ira Glass, the host of one of National Public Radio's most popular shows, touring with—in fact, headlining—a Vegas-style dance revue, complete with bubbles, confetti and two leggy women? We don't have any idea either. But the intriguing quandary (and our love of This American Life) is just compelling enough to keep us interested. Find out when the show hits the Mershon Auditorium stage for its only scheduled appearance outside of New York City. Tickets start at $45. wexarts.org

Stevie Nicks, March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the gold dust woman at Nationwide Arena. Stevie Nicks' 24 Karat Gold Tour (featuring special guests the Pretenders) was so popular in 2016 that the singer and her opening act added 20 additional dates this year. Expect fan favorites from both her solo career and her time as a member of Fleetwood Mac. nationwidearena.com

“Creative Economy in the Capital City”, Wednesdays in March and April

On most Wednesdays in March and April, the Columbus College of Art and Design will celebrate the city's long history as a center of design and branding. The Beeler Gallery, the college's main exhibition space, will host a series of free lectures from prominent designers and entrepreneurs, including the Ohio Film Group CEO Gil Cloyd and Print Syndicate founder Tanisha Robinson (pictured). beelergallery.org

“The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth”, March 12

The Southern Theatre welcomes alien invaders in “The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth,” a live-action graphic novel and radio play. ThinkAmerican Splendor meets Orson Welles' infamous “The War of the Worlds” broadcast. The all-ages performance features three voice actors, a live cinematic score, a Foley artist, more than 1,250 hand-drawn comic book panels and, of course, sludge monsters from Zygon. capa.com

National Take a Walk in the Park Day, March 30

If you're looking for an excuse to get outdoors, nature- lovers have designated the second to last day of March for exploring our country's many parks and natural areas. At Rocky Fork Metro Park, a naturalist will lead hikers on a 1.5-mile walk through the Westerville park to celebrate the occasion. But, frankly, a visit to any Central Ohio park will do. With a growing body of research showing the health benefits of spending time outdoors, every day should be Take a Walk in the Park Day. metroparks.net