1. Arnold Sports Festival (Feb. 28 – March 3)
In and around downtown Columbus
America’s largest multi-sport festival once again takes over Columbus, offering all manner of athletic entertainment from bodybuilding and weightlifting to mixed martial arts and cheerleading. New events this year include the Arnold Scottish Highland Games and the Arnold Party with the Pros at Hollywood Casino Columbus. That’s in addition to such popular events as the Arnold Classic and the Arnold Fitness Expo. http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com
2. SRO Theatre Company presents Hairspray (Feb. 22 – March 10)
Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.
Based on the 1988 movie by John Waters, this 1960s-set musical follows a teenager who becomes a celebrity when she appears on a dancing TV show. http://www.srotheatre.org
3. A Date 2 Remember (Feb. 23, 7 p.m.)
LC Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave.
The Columbus Young Professionals Club presents its sixth annual charity fashion show, benefiting City Year Columbus and United Way of Central Ohio. http://www.date2remember.org
4. Pinkalicious, the Musical (Feb. 24, 1 and 4 p.m.)
Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany
This off-Broadway musical hit tells the story of a young girl whose love for pink cupcakes causes her to become afflicted with Pinkititis, turning her pink from head to toe. http://www.mccoycenter.org
5. University Women’s Art Club Exhibit (Feb. 25 – March 10)
The Ohio State University Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Mall
The club, celebrating its 117th year, presents an exhibition of art at the Faculty Club. http://www.ohio-statefacultyclub.com