1. Columbus Winter Beerfest (Jan. 11-12)
Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St.
Some 310 craft beers from more than 60 breweries will be served at this year’s Winter Beerfest. Other highlights include live music, a Goose Island build-a-bar, a karaoke area and a “silent disco” with headphones. http://www.columbusbeerfest.com
2. Pat Dailey with the Reese Dailey Band (Jan. 12, 7 p.m.)
LC Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave.
Singer/Songwriter Pat Dailey, a staple in Key West and Ohio’s Put-in Bay, brings his entertaining act to Columbus for a rare show far from the water. http://www.promowestlive.com
3. Tim Samaras, Severe Storms Researcher (Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.)
Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany
National Geographic tornado chaser Tim Samaras shares his discoveries and experiences following and studying storms, as well as dramatic video clips and pictures. http://www.mccoycenter.org
4. Recent Arrivals (Jan. 14 – Feb. 7)
Hopkins Hall Gallery, 128 N. Oval Mall
This exhibition at The Ohio State University features the work of 16 first-year graduate students in the school’s Master of Fine Arts program. http://swingspace.osu.edu
5. CATCO Is Kids presents Beauty and the Beast (Isabella el la Bestia) (Jan. 18-27)
Studio One Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St.
CATCO Is Kids joins forces with students at Columbus State Community College to present a Commedia dell’Arte retelling of this classic fairy tale. http://www.catco.org