1. Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Cirque de la Symphonie (Jan. 19, 8 p.m.)
Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St.
The symphony joins forces with a motley crew of jugglers, contortionists, acrobats, dancers, strongmen, balancers and aerial flyers to present a show that combines music and athleticism. http://www.columbussymphony.com
2. James Acheson: Costume Design (Jan. 19, 7 p.m.)
Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St.
Oscar-winning costume designer Acheson – who has worked on such films as Brazil, The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons and all three Sam Raimi Spider-Man films – discusses his career in a presentation punctuated by illustrations and film clips. http://www.wexarts.org
3. Columbus Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration (Jan. 21)
Multiple locations in downtown Columbus
Columbus’ celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day includes a celebratory breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St.; an open house centered on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the King Arts Complex; a march beginning at 4:45 p.m. at Columbus City Hall; and a free program themed Celebrate the Legacy: A Voice in the Crowd from 6-7 p.m. at Franklin County Veterans Memorial. http://crc.columbus.gov
4. Capital University’s Student Art Exhibition (Jan. 21 – Feb. 16)
Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, 1 College and Main, Bexley
Capital’s art students put up some of their best multimedia work in this juried exhibition. A reception takes place 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8. http://www.capital.edu/schumacher
5. The Darkness (Jan. 23, 7 p.m.)
Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St.
CD102.5 presents the alternative rock band best known for its 2003 hit I Believe in a Thing Called Love. http://www.promowestlive.com