Editors' picks for things to see and do this month

Dublin Irish Festival, Aug. 3–5

Internationally known performers like Sharon Shannon and Gaelic Storm are just some of the attractions at this three-day “Celebration of the Homeland in the Heartland” that includes whiskey tastings, bagpipe concerts, sheepherding demonstrations, exhibitions of Celtic canines (think Irish setters and wolfhounds) and, of course, plenty of drums and dancers.dublinirishfestival.org

Film Festival of Columbus, Aug. 8–12

“Summer of '84,” an indie Canadian film, is just one of the 40 or so films that will be featured at this annual festival at the Gateway Film Center, focused on the art and the business of filmmaking. The festival will include parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and a showcase of short films made in Ohio where the audience will select the winner of a $500 prize. Other featured films include Sundance award-winner “We the Animals” and Ohio-based documentary “A Murder in Mansfield.” All-festival passes are available; a VIP pass will get you into all the parties as well.filmfestivalofcbus.com

Columbus Food Truck Fest, Aug. 17–18

Now in its eighth year, this foodie festival along the banks of the Scioto allows you to sample the offerings of more than 50 of the best mobile eateries in the region. The two-day event will include dozens of bands on two stages, craft vendors and activities for kids. On Saturday, you can buy a rubber duck (or a whole flock of them) and enter it in the Great Duck Race on the river, raising funds for research at Nationwide Children's Hospital.columbusfoodtruckfest.com

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Aug. 16

In June, the first couple of pop culture delighted their fans with a surprise album that many viewed as a romantic resolution of the marital discord rumored after their last tour together and confessed in recent solo albums. You can assess for yourself the pair's renewed chemistry when their On the Run II tour stops at Ohio Stadium for a show that includes baptisms, a floating stage and video footage of the couple renewing their vows.schottensteincenter.com

“A Midsummer Night's Dream”, Aug. 9–Sept. 2

A 1982 production of this comedy, filled with fairies, love, mistaken identities and magic, was the first play ever performed in Schiller Park by Actors' Theatre. The troupe's outdoor, pay-what-you-can performances of Shakespeare and other playwrights are now a summer tradition in Columbus. This year, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” will close the season. Bring your own blanket or reserve one in advance.theactorstheatre.org

See our online calendar for a full list of things to do this month.