1. Dublin Irish Festival (Aug. 2-4)
Coffman Park, 5600 Post Rd., Dublin
Irish dancing, live music, food, children’s activities, competitions, historical seminars, tastings and vendors are all part of Dublin’s annual celebration of Irish culture. Be sure to stop by CityScene Magazine’s booth at the festival to pick up a copy of the magazine, spin the prize wheel and get a picture with our life-size Dublin Life Magazine cover! http://www.dublinirishfestival.org
2. An Evening with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Dawn McCarthy (Aug. 2, 8 p.m.)
Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St.
Popular indie rocker Bonnie “Prince” Billy returns to the Wexner Center alongside Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables for an evening of old songs, new songs and even some Everly Brothers tunes. http://www.wexarts.org
3. New Kids on the Block (Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.)
Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr.
The boy band that captured America’s hearts in the late 1980s and early 1990s brings its library of hits to the stage. Also on the schedule are Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. http://www.schottensteincenter.com
4. Cuba Libre: Exhibition to End the Embargo Against Cuba (Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)
Cultural Arts Center, 139 W. Main St.
This one-day pop-up exhibition features artwork from the collection of Michael Reese and photography from Joshua Snowdon. http://www.culturalartscenteronline.org
5. Literary Picnic: Charlene Fix (Aug. 7, 7 p.m.)
Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave.
Columbus College of Art and Design professor Charlene Fix discusses her new book, Harpo Marx as Trickster, which connects the most elusive of the Marx Brothers to the trickster persona throughout history. http://www.thurberhouse.org