Top things to do in Columbus for May 24-26

By Liang, May 24–June 2

This weekend and next, BalletMet offers a program of three dances choreographed by artistic director Edwaard Liang, whose work has been performed by troupes around the world. The "mixed-rep" program at the Riffe Center's Davidson Theatre includes both classical and contemporary works, performed to Rachmaninoff, Philip Glass and Rufus Wainwright. The ideas for the dances, says Liang, spring from sources as diverse as a dream and a look into a snow globe. General admission tickets are $25. 

“Romeo and Juliet,” 8 p.m., Thursday, May 23–Sunday, May 26

William Shakespeare’s archetypal story of doomed romance (spoiler alert?) kicks off Tainted Love, the summer series by the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus. The productions at Schiller Park Amphitheatre are free, though donations are encouraged, and will be held Thursdays through Sundays until June 16.

Jeni’s Strawberry Jam, Sunday, May 26

Don your strawberry-themed duds and join Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Land-Grant Brewing Co. at this picnic-style party celebrating the Ohio strawberry season. The free event features live music, Jeni’s Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream, fresh strawberries from Hirsch Fruit Farm, a Jeni’s/Land-Grant collaboration beer, kids activities curated by Cub Shrub and more. The Jam takes place from noon to 10 p.m. at Land-Grant Brewing Co., 424 W. Town St. in Franklinton.

Otherworld, Friday, May 24

The 32,000-square-foot immersive art installation will open its doors on Friday, revealing one of the most ambitious arts projects the city has seen in years: 40 rooms filled with puzzles, mixed-reality playgrounds and interactive art that attracted the attention of the New York Times. Founder Jordan Renda wanted to create something unlike anything else in the city, and we’ll finally get a chance to see if he succeeded.