Editors' picks for the best of Columbus this month

“The Book of Mormon”, May 22–27

The leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints may have been outraged when the creators of South Park joined with the co-author of “Avenue Q” to create a Broadway musical mocking their beliefs—but they didn't let it show. Instead, they embraced the situation, taking out ads in playbills with slogans like, “The book is always better.” Nine Tony Awards suggest you'll probably like the stage performance just fine. columbus.broadway.com

10,000 Feet for Freedom, May 5

In 1912, 5,000 women marched in Columbus for the right to vote—a right they would not win until 1920. This free program at the Green Lawn Cemetery, presented by Leslie Blankenship of the Franklinton Historical Society, will look back at the 1912 Columbus Women's Suffrage Parade and some of the women who led it. greenlawncemetery.org

The Storytellers, through May 19

The Columbus Cultural Arts Center is turning 40, and this month offers two compelling reasons to celebrate with a visit.The Storytellers honors printmakers Sidney Chafetz, Joan Tallan and Marge Bender, friends and local onetime art-scene luminaries. Chafetz, a Jewish WWII veteran, came to Columbus in 1948 to establish the printmaking program at Ohio State and became a beloved figure. And starting May 25, visitors can seeCentered, the annual show of work by CAC students, staff and faculty, which this year will include works by the center's first instructors. culturalartscenteronline.org

Michael Feinstein with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, May 6

The Columbus native has dedicated his celebrated career to promoting and preserving the American songs that have inspired him. You can be sure the singer-pianist will play some of your favorites when he joins the New Albany Symphony Orchestra in a show that tops off a weekend-long celebration of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts' 10th anniversary. mccoycenter.org

Steven Wright, May 19

Deadpan comic Steven Wright doesn't make you wait for the punch line. His jokes can be so short, you probably know a few by heart. Whatever you call his brand of humor—surrealist? absurdist?—you'll bust a gut laughing when the Oscar-winning and Emmy- and Grammy-nominated star shares his jokes at the Riffe's Davidson Theatre. capa.com