Top things to do in Columbus for March 1-3

Arnold Sports Festival, through Sunday March 3
The Governator’s signature event returns for its 31st year in Central Ohio. Head to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Ohio Expo Center and several other local venues to check out the 80-plus sports and events featuring more than 22,000 athletes. New this year: foosball, Ninja Warrior obstacle races, “speed cubing” (timed Rubik’s Cube competitions) and futsal (similar to indoor soccer), to name a few. 

Motown Revue with Bobby Floyd and Friends, Saturday March 2
Fresh off his first Grammy nomination, beloved Central Ohio keyboardist Bobby Floyd will perform on Saturday at the Valley Dale Ballroom. The occasion is a Motown-themed fundraiser for CityMusic Columbus, a nonprofit that produces local concerts and provides musical outreach to Columbus young people. Proceeds will support musical programming at Columbus Head Start centers and Columbus Metropolitan Library branches.

Lilly’s World: Decorative Arts and the Art of Lilly Martin Spencer, through April 18
Raised in Marietta, Lilly Martin Spencer was one of the most popular female genre painters of her time—as well as the primary breadwinner for her 13 children. Lilly’s World: Decorative Arts and the Art of Lilly Martin Spencer, 1840-1900 pairs Spencer’s paintings of intimate domestic scenes with Ohio-made decorative objects of the period. The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is open from 1-4 on Saturdays and Sundays. Free.

Women Have Options Clothing Swap, Saturday March 2
Donating the gently-used clothes that no longer spark joy to the Women Have Options Clothing Swap earns you rights to take home someone else’s castoffs. Drop off your contributions Friday night at St. John’s Church, 59 E. Mound St., or during the swap on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10.