Top things to do in Columbus for Dec. 13-15

"A Magical Cirque Christmas," Sunday, Dec. 15

Enjoy your favorite Christmas classic tunes in a whole new way with “A Magical Cirque Christmas.” The traveling show from the producers of Broadway’s “The Illusionists” features spellbinding cirque artists from around the world performing dazzling feats to live holiday music. The show comes to the Palace Theatre for one night only this Sunday at 7 p.m.; tickets start at $38.50.

The Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic, Saturday, Dec. 14

LeBron James’ past and future collide this weekend at Nationwide Arena, where his son Bronny’s high school basketball team, Sierra Canyon from California, will play his alma mater, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. The showdown is the marquee matchup of the day’s four games, largely due to the rising star power of LeBron James Jr.—aka Bronny Prince Billy; aka Prince James, Duke of Roundball; aka St. Bronaventure—and Zaire Wade, the son of former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. Come see how one of Ohio’s best and most storied programs holds up against the NBA prep squad, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation. Keep an eye out for Drake, the hip-hop artist and LeBron’s business partner, because it’s no longer considered a sanctioned competitive basketball game unless the rapper is sitting courtside.

Tuck & Patti, Sunday, Dec. 15

Enjoying a revival thanks in part to their Grammy-winning niece St. Vincent (Annie Clark), who got her earliest touring experiences performing with them when she was just a teenager and whose tour they joined last year, jazz duo Tuck & Patti will perform Sunday at Natalie’s Grandview. The married couple have been sharing the smooth combination of Tuck Andress’ virtuosic guitar and Patti Cathcart’s supple vocals for 37 years.

Wish You Were Here: Smoky and Kojo, through Friday, Dec. 13

Don't miss your last chance to see this exhibition honoring two Columbus artistic icons: the photographer Kojo Kamau and the painter and sculptor Smoky Brown. This posthumous celebration of the 80th birthday of Kamau and the 100th birthday of Brown is at the Shot Tower Gallery on the campus of the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center on Cleveland Avenue. On display are paintings, mixed media and sculpture from Brown and photographs from Kamau documenting his travels and local and national celebrities.


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