Weekend Picks: Justin Timberlake, Prehistoric Creatures and More

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly
Justin Timberlake performs at Nationwide Arena in May 2018.

Justin Timberlake, Sunday, March 31

Last year, the new prince of pop ditched his suit & tie for a cozy flannel in his Man of the Woods tour, which stopped in Columbus in May. Round two for the capital city takes place this Sunday at Nationwide Arena. The show’s 360-degree, multistage setup with a winding walkway—meant to emulate a walk in the woods—has earned Timberlake the accolades of Billboard Magazine and GQ, which called him “one of the greatest live performers of all time” in its July 2018 review. You can still snag tickets in the higher seats for under $100, though the much-coveted floor and “party pit” spots are long gone.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, 1 p.m., Sunday, March 31

This weekend, the Southern Theatre will transform into an undersea world full of the strange prehistoric animals that once inhabited the oceans. The immersive theatrical production features live actors, modern technology and Bunraku, a traditional style of Japanese puppetry in which the puppeteers are visible to the audience.

Ohio Black Masters,through June 15

The new exhibitionopens with a preview tonight (Thursday, March 28) from 6-8 p.m. at the King Arts Complex’s Elijah Pierce Gallery. It’s a group show, curated by Talle Bamazi and featuring artworks by Ohio-based African and African-American artists, including Ike Newsum, Omar Shaheed, Beverly Whiteside, Pheoris West, Larry Winston-Collins and many others. Entry is free; the exhibition will remain on view until June 15.

You Can Eat That, Sunday, March 31

Bring your appetite—or at least your curiosity—to Blacklick Woods Metro Park, where you’ll have the chance to learn what wild edible plants are available in the spring. The event starts at 2 p.m. Sunday and will include a short walk and samples for you to taste.