Arts and entertainment for kids

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

The Wexner Center for the Arts hosts fun family programs with activities based on current exhibitions. The Nov. 1 Super Sunday explores the art of Pablo Picasso and ways that his work influenced that of other artists. Kids can also make their own Picasso-inspired art. Super Sundays feature free gallery admission, as well.

Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. (OSU Campus), Columbus 43210, 614-292-3535.

Few things are as thrilling and electrifying as a marching band, and few things are as identifiable with Columbus as The Ohio State University Marching Band. The band performs in a concert setting every year, and this year's "Hometown Concert" will be held inside the Schottenstein Center Thursday, Nov. 12. Fan favorites from halftime shows past and present plus traditional Ohio State tunes make for a rousing evening. You don't have to be an alum to enjoy this show. Reserved seats are $15 and $25.

Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive (OSU Campus), Columbus 43210, 614-292-2295.

The LEGO Creativity Tour, Powered by LEGO KidsFest, offers children of all ages and builders of all skill levels the opportunity to build, create and enjoy a unique LEGO experience through building and open-ended play areas, construction zones, family-oriented activities and more. Get down to the Convention Center Nov. 20-22 to share in the snappy fun.

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. (Arena District), Columbus 43215, 614-827-2500.

The magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale comes to life on stage as the national touring company of How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical, hits Columbus Nov. 24-29 (10 shows in all) at the Ohio Theatre. This adaptation, done with the blessing of the Dr. Seuss estate, features a slew of new songs in addition to the classic "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome, Christmas" that you've loved for years.

Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-1045.

Two holiday traditions: The Nebraska Theatre Caravan's national touring production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol returns to the Palace Theatre on Thanksgiving weekend. CAPA presents this timeless tale for five shows in three days, Nov. 27-29.

And Columbus Children's Theatre will present artistic director William Goldsmith's adaptation, Mr. Scrooge, recommended for ages 4 and up, Nov. 27 through Dec. 20.

Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-1045.

Columbus Children's Theatre, 512 Park St. (Arena District), Columbus 43215, 614-224-6672.

-The Fam Five is arts and entertainment coverage from Jim Fischer at Columbus Alive!