Top things to do in Columbus for Nov. 8-10

“Sunjata Kamalenya,” Sunday, Nov. 10

CAPA will host a free community day at the Lincoln Theatre featuring a production of “Sunjata Kamalenya,” a story of a young boy who’s destined to be the leader of the Mande people of West Africa. Based on "The Lion King" tale, the Experiential Theater Company’s family-friendly show features traditional music and dancing combined with rich, interactive storytelling. The program is part of CAPA’s 50th anniversary celebration. Preshow art activities will be offered. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that a Nov. 11 performance of “Sunjata Kamalenya” already is sold out.

Wilco, Sunday, Nov. 10

In early October, Wilco released Ode to Joy, the alt-country rockers’ first album since the best-named record of all time, 2016’s Schmilco. They’ll visit the Palace Theatre to play songs from a quarter-century career during which they’re always evolving, from the breakthrough of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’s “Jesus, Etc.” to the 2011 rock-electronica freak-out jam “Art of Almost” to this year’s well-crafted pop single “Everyone Hides.” $38.50 and up.

Wex Wide Open, Sunday, Nov. 10

If, for whatever reason, you feel like the Wexner Center for the Arts is unapproachable for kids, given its contemporary art and institutional setting, we urge you to think again. The Wex has upped its “Zoom” lineup of family programming this year, the latest installment of which is Wex Wide Open on Nov. 10. Tours tailored for kids, hands-on art and lessons from a world-class whistler are part of the day’s activities. The event is part of the center’s 30th anniversary celebration and includes a screening of Jodie Foster’s film “Little Man Tate,” which was partially filmed at the Wex. The program is free.

Brahms v. Radiohead, Saturday, Nov. 9 

If you've ever wondered what a mashup of Brahms' First Symphony and the Radiohead album OK Computer would sound like when played by an orchestra—or even if the thought has never crossed your mind, as it probably hasn't—consider attending the Columbus Symphony's performance Saturday at 8 p.m., when composer Steve Hackman conducts the orchestra and three vocalists in a performance of his creation. Hackman answered our questions about his creative process—you can find that article here.


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