1. Broadway Across America presents Million Dollar Quartet (Feb. 5-10)
Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St.
Million Dollar Quartet tells the story of a 1956 jam session at the Sun Records studio that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. The musical is loaded with songs by the four and other music of the era. http://www.columbus.broadway.com
2. Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade (Feb. 1 – May 26)
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
The new exhibition at the museum features 29 works from the 1940s by symbolic, dream-like painter Mark Rothko. http://www.columbusmuseum.org
3. Cocktails by the Fire (Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.)
The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
The Works’ big fundraiser this year pays tribute to the Prohibition era with appetizers from local restaurants, event-inspired cocktails, live music, historical information, wagon rides and glass-blowing demonstrations. http://www.attheworks.org
4. Local Comics Pop-Up Store and Creation Process (Feb. 7-23)
Ohio Art League, 1552 N. High St.
This member-curated exhibition showcases works and prints by Columbus comic book artists and cartoonists to guide visitors through the creation process. http://www.oal.org
5. The Second City: Laughing Matters (Feb. 8-9)
Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.
Legendary Chicago-based sketch comedy troupe the Second City – known for such alumni as Steve Carell, Tina Fey, John Candy, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short – sends its touring company to Columbus for a hilarious show. http://www.capa.com