1. Asian Festival (May 25-26)
Franklin Park, 1777 E. Broad St.
The 19th annual Asian Festival features food, music, dance, cultural activities and a health pavilion, with this year’s festival having a heavy focus on Korea and southeastern Asia. The festival’s traditional Dragon Boat Races take place at Genoa Park on May 27. http://www.asian-festival.org
2. Shadowbox Live presents Back to the Garden (May 26, 8:30 p.m.)
Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St.
Shadowbox’s enormously popular Woodstock musical – featuring a variety of era-appropriate songs – returns to Columbus Commons for another outdoor show. . http://www.shadowboxlive.org
3. The Memorial Tournament (May 27 – June 2)
Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., Dublin
It’s once again time for the best golfers in the world to converge on central Ohio. The first three days are practice rounds; tournament play begins May 30. http://www.thememorialtournament.com
4. Dinosaur Island (May 27 – Sept. 2)
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
Who says extinct animals can’t have a place at the zoo? Dinosaur Island, the zoo’s newest exhibition, features a variety of animatronic dinosaurs, as well as an archeological pit and a boat ride. http://www.columbuszoo.org
5. Capital City Chamber Players (May 31, 8 p.m.)
McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington
This group of professional classical musicians from in and around central Ohio will perform pieces by Dvorak, Stravinsky and Wagner. http://www.mcconnellarts.org