Top things to do in Columbus for Jan. 31-Feb.2

Renée Elise Goldsberry with ProMusica, Saturday, Feb. 1

The Southern Theatre will be the room where it happens on Saturday when stage and television star Renée Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Angelica Schuyler in the original Broadway cast of "Hamilton," performs with the chamber orchestra Saturday night at ProMusica's annual Soiree fundraiser. Goldsberry, who will also bring a band to augment the orchestra's sound, will sing some of her favorite songs of all genres. (Read our interview with Goldsberry here.) Make a donation and come to the pre-concert party, or just get tickets for the 8 p.m. concert.

So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope, Friday, Jan. 31

Bob Hope was one of America’s most popular radio and film stars by the start of WWII, but his work gained new meaning when he began performing for troops in camps and bases across the country. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum’s newest exhibit shares Hope’s unique place in WWII history, featuring an original documentary and nearly 50 artifacts. The exhibit, opening on Friday, will run through April 17.

Unseen Oceans, through Sunday, Feb. 2

This Sunday, Feb. 2, is your last chance to catch a glimpse into Unseen Oceans—the exhibition put on by the American Museum of Natural History at COSI that examines the mysteries of the blue planet. Unseen Oceans provides visitors with incredible insight into a wide range of marine environments and the scientific techniques used to research these environments through circular, media-oriented galleries. A timed-admission ticket is required for entry.

"Disney on Ice: Dream Big," through Feb. 2

Only the magic of Disney could create a spectacle that involves a story from the South Pacific happening on ice. You can be there to witness it with your kids, who probably don’t care about the cognitive disconnect. Moana joins other big Disney dreamers, including Belle, Elsa, Miguel and more, in “Disney on Ice: Dream Big,” which stops at Nationwide Arena for eight shows Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. Tickets start at $15.


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