Top things to do in Columbus for May 3-5

 COSI Big Science Celebration, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, May 4

If you’ve ever wondered where all the educational explosions were at a Downtown festival, then the Big Science Celebration will be a perfect addition to city’s event lineup. The free celebration is the culmination of the four-day COSI Science Festival, and it will welcome thousands of people to the Scioto Peninsula for a carnival atmosphere with interactive experiences, science experiments and live demos featuring STEM subjects.

Back of the Bus: Illustrations by Floyd Cooper, through Sunday May 5

Last chance: The Columbus Museum of Art’s Back of the Bus: Illustrations by Floyd Cooper closes on Sunday. The exhibition consists of Cooper’s illustrations, plus story boards and original drawings, that accompany an account of Rosa Parks’ 1955 refusal to give up her bus seat—told through the eyes of a fictional, African American boy who watches the event unfold.

Avenue for All, Saturday, May 4

With the goal of uniting the neighborhoods east and west of Parsons Avenue and bringing together diverse segments of the community, the section of Parsons from Livingston Avenue to Hosack Street will close on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a neighborhood festival, Avenue for All. The free event will showcase local businesses, performers, artists and artisans and will include a yard sale, a barbecue, a bounce house, a strawberry plant giveaway and a free pilates class.

Joe Jackson, Saturday, May 4
It's been 40 years since British rocker Joe Jackson hit the charts with his first album, Look Sharp, featuring a mix of jazz and new wave and, on its cover, a memorable pair of pointy white boots. Jackson, coming to the Southern Saturday as part of his tour in support of his 20th Album, Fool, says he still has his edge. "My hair has gone white, but eyes, ears and limbs are all still working. I'm still making music because I still love it," he says on his website. "Let's party."