Editors' picks for the best of Columbus this month

The Harmony Project: “The Concert for US”, Dec. 7

More than 1,000 people will raise their voices in song during the Harmony Project's most ambitious program to date. “The Concert for US” at Nationwide Arena will feature a 30-piece band and will be guest-hosted by Jane Pauley of CBS Sunday Morning. But, as always, the stars of the shows will be the singers who cross racial, social and class lines to participate in Columbus's most diverse choir, led by Harmony Project founder David Brown. harmonyproject.com

Michigan vs. Ohio State, Dec. 4

Not unlike the football team's opener against Indiana, the men's basketball schedule features a Big 10 teaser a month before conference play tips off for good. The home stand against Ohio State's archrivals from up north will provide an early litmus test for new head coach Chris Holtmann, who will look to sell a rebuilding program to fans after recent lackluster seasons in the Schott.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

“American Buffalo”, Nov. 30–Dec. 9

Deaf West Theatre is an LA-based troupe that simultaneously performs in English and American Sign Language, with a combination of hearing and deaf actors. At the Riffe Center's Studio One, the company will take on David Mamet's 1975 play about a sale gone wrong at a Chicago junk shop, which helped launch William H. Macy's career. capa.com

Bebe Miller Company: “In a Rhythm”, Nov. 30–Dec. 3

The Wexner Center for the Arts will host the world premiere of the latest project from Columbus-based choreographer Bebe Miller. Called “In a Rhythm,” the suite of works explores the creative process, drawing inspiration from the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison and David Foster Wallace. A Wexner Center Artist Residency Award supported the project.wexarts.org

CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace, Dec. 2

Knock out your holiday shopping with gifts that are truly one of a kind at the semiannual Columbus College of Art & Design art sale. Sales of pieces in the juried selection from CCAD's alumni and students go directly to the artists, though your $5 admission fee supports the college's student programming. The market takes place at CCAD's Loann Crane Center for Design from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., though you can purchase $20 First Look tickets to get in the doors two hours early. ccad.edu/experience-art/art-fair