1. Columbus Civic Theater presents Lend Me a Tenor (Aug. 9-31)
Columbus Civic Theater, 3837 Indianola Ave.
This American farce, set in a Cleveland hotel, follows the plans for an anticipated smash hit opera performance that devolves into chaos. http://www.columbuscivic.org
2. New work by William McCarthy (Aug. 12 – Sept. 9)
Muse Gallery, 188 E. Whittier St.
The German Village gallery presents the latest pieces by landscape painter William McCarthy. http://www.amusegallery.com
3. Taste the Future (Aug. 13, 5:30-9 p.m.)
Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St.
More than 50 central Ohio restaurants will be on hand for Columbus State’s annual celebration of the culinary arts. The event benefits the Columbus State Community College Foundation. http://www.cscc.edu
4. Wex Drive-in Series: Fantastic Mr. Fox (Aug. 15, 8 p.m.)
Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St.
Director Wes Anderson uses stop-motion animation to bring this Roald Dahl children’s book to life. The Wex Drive-in Series party starts at 8 with snacks and a cash bar; the movie begins at 9. http://www.wexarts.org
5. Columbus Food Truck Festival (Aug. 16-17)
Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St.
More than 40 of central Ohio’s most popular food trucks converge on Columbus Commons for one of the city’s biggest such gatherings. http://www.columbusfoodtruckfest.com