Top things to do in Columbus for May 17-19

“The Young King,” Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19

The Wexner Center for the Arts hosts Australia’s Slingsby Theatre Company for an adaptation of an Oscar Wilde short story. Original music, inventive staging and a production that appeals to kids’ natural sense of curiosity highlight “The Young King,” a story in which the title character learns the origins of his wealth and must make a choice. The show, part of the Zoom Family Programming series, is recommended for ages 8 and older. The Sunday matinee will be a sensory-friendly performance. Tickets are $7 to $18. 

Six One Pour, Saturday, May 18

Columbus Craft Beer Week, taking place May 17-25, is like Christmastime for beer geeks, with a host of tap takeovers, bottle releases, beer dinners and other activities around the city. Six One Pour, its signature event benefiting the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. inside COSI (333 W. Broad St.). The festival offers the chance to sample beers from 50 Ohio craft brewers, plus live music and food. Heads up: It will be a busy day around COSI. When you’ve had your fill of beer, the Columbus Taco Fest will be taking place outside at Genoa Park the same day. 

“Symphony for our World,” Sunday, May 19

Celebrate Earth and all of its beauty and wonder in the multimedia presentation “National Geographic: Symphony for Our World,” on tap May 19 at the Ohio Theatre. A live orchestra and chorus will perform as some of the most spectacular footage from National Geographic is shown on the big screen, from undersea life to mountaintop experiences. Tickets start at $  

Village Valuables, Saturday, May 18 

German Village is full of great homes, and those homes are full of great stuff. Residents pare their collections and share the bounty once a year in a villagewide yard sale, filling garages, yards and sidewalks with housewares, furnishings, artworks, crafts, and just about anything else you can think of. The sale lasts from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.; 10,000 bargain-hunters are expected, so come early.


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