What’s happening in and around Columbus this weekend?


If you’re in the mood to horse around this weekend, Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expo Center is the place to be! The four-day event, which begins Thursday, will center on all things horse-related including a trade show and hands-on activities. Related to Equine Affaire but separately ticket will be the magical showcase “Fantasia,” featuring horse-and-rider performances set to music.

One of festival season’s first cultural celebrations will come to the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday. The Day of the Children/El Dia de los Niños — which began last year as an extension of summer’s Festival Latino — will offer food, arts and crafts, performances, dance lessons and other activities.

These are just a couple of things you can do for fun this weekend; there’s also dance, theater, music and even a dinner show on the menu. To receive these ideas in your inbox each week, sign up for the Life in the 614 newsletter.

H.A.T.CH. (Holistic Approaches to Transformative Choreography) is to present their spring concert Thursday through Saturday in OSU's Barnett Theatre at Sullivant Hall.

H.A.T.C.H. to welcome spring with dance concert  

For fans of terspischore, the H.A.T.CH. (Holistic Approaches to Transformative Choreography) spring concert at The Ohio State University is to feature works created by faculty, a juried student piece, works and performances from the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and more.

Performances are to be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Barnett Theatre at Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Audiences have two different lineups to choose from, Scarlet and Gray.

The days and performers in each lineup are listed on the event website. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission; $10 for OSU faculty, staff and Alumni Association members, senior citizens, non-OSU students, children, and military veterans; and $5 for current OSU students. (http://bit.ly/43RLlwA)

Equine Affaire to be ‘mane’ event at Expo Center

North America’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and you’re invited! Equine Affaire is coming to the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., for a long weekend all about horses, including a trade show, hands-on activities, clinics, seminars and more.

Stay after the event to catch “Fantasia,” a separately ticketed, two-hour spectacular showcasing horses and riders in a variety of performances set to music. Equine Affaire is to be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. “Fantasia” is to follow each night except Sunday.

The doors to the coliseum are to open for “Fantasia” at 6:45 p.m. each evening. Advance general admission ticket prices for Equine Affaire are $16 adults; $10 ages 7-10; children 6 and younger are free. There is to be cash-only ticket sales at the gate. Tickets for “Fantasia” range from $16 to $25. (equineaffaire.com)

Jazz Tap Tap Jazz, a mix of music and tap dance, featuring Lauren Squires with a jazz band (including Troy Kunkler in background), is to be presented on Friday at The Rambling House.

Tap dancer and band to jazz up the stage

Jazz Tap Tap Jazz, the band project of tap dancer Lauren Squires, is to offer a unique mix of instrumentation and tap in an evening of old-fashioned swing and new-fangled soundscapes at 6 p.m. Friday at The Rambling House, 310 E. Hudson St.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Squire is to be accompanied by a band: Troy Kunkler on drums and vibraphone, Tom Davis (of Flogo Shaggins) on guitar, and Trent Sampson (of Whirlybirds) on bass. Tickets are $10. (ramblinghousemusic.com)

Left to right, Kaitlyn Garrett, Tina Schreck and Jessie Strait rehearse a scene from the Hilliard Arts Council production of "Crimes of the Heart" running this weekend and next.

Hilliard Arts to present Pulitzer-winning ‘Crimes’

Humor and pathos combine in Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart,” a tragicomedy in three acts being presented this weekend and next by Hilliard Arts Council at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St.

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, “Crimes” is a character study of three sisters, Meg, Babe and Lenny, who reunite after Babe shoots her abusive husband and they struggle to overcome their family’s troubled past. The play has a PG-13 rating. Performances are to be at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 19-20, and 3 p.m. Sunday and April 21. Ticket prices are $18 general admission, $15 for seniors and $6 for students. (hilliardartscouncil.org/theatre)

Artist Rebecca Gonzales-Bartoli, left, and anthropologist and poet Bryan R. Monte are to discuss art as a creative outlet for recovery on Saturday at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch.

Artists to discuss role of art in recovery

Learn about the “Art of Recovery and Advocacy” through the words and works of two Ohio artists during an event from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday in meeting room 3A of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave.

Columbus artist Rebecca Gonzales-Bartoli and Ohio native, anthropologist and poet Bryan R. Monte are to discuss the importance of art as a creative outlet for recovery and an opportunity for storytelling. Since her schizoaffective-disorder diagnosis, Gonzales-Bartoli has used art to heal and express her mental health journey. Monte’s poems address the realities of living with multiple sclerosis and his path from diagnosis through his death. (events.columbuslibrary.org/events

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is to present "The Italian Sun" on Saturday and Sunday at the Southern Theatre.

ProMusica to perform ‘Italian Sun’ concerts

Led by creative partner and principal guest artist violinist Vadim Gluzman, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is to present “The Italian Sun” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Guest cellist Johannes Moser is to be featured throughout the program, which is to include Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence,” C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major, Nino Rota’s Concerto per Archi and Michi Wiancko’s modern arrangement of Francesco Geminiani’s classic “La Folia.”

Stay for “Coda: Post-Concert Conversation” and meet Gluzman and Moser to learn more about the evening’s program. Ticket prices range from $18 to $64. Children and students are admitted for $12. (promusicacolumbus.org)

CAPA is to host a Day of the Children/El Día de los Niños celebration on Sunday at the Lincoln Theatre.

CAPA to hold children’s cultural celebration

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is to present a free celebration of The Day of the Children/El Día de los Niños with music, dance, crafts a theater show, food trucks and more from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.

Doors open at 1 p.m., with cultural and arts activities from 1-1:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom. Other activities are to include a performance and instruction by Ballet Folclórico Xochihua, crafts with the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, balloon art and bracelet-making. Dos Hermanos’ food truck is to be on site.

A performance of the play “Havana Hop” also is to be held from 3-4 p.m. All activities are free, but space is limited, so registering in advance is recommended. (cbusuarts.comcapa.com)

Ragtime Rick and the Chiefs of Dixieland are to perform on Sunday at the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society's monthly show and swing dance at the Clintonville Woman's Club.

Jazz society to host Dixieland band

The Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society (COHJS) is bringing Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland to the Clintonville Woman’s Club, 3951 N. High St., for their monthly show and swing dance from 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

The band features Rick Grafing on piano and vocals; John Grafing, trumpet; Ray Heitger, clarinet; Kevin Shope, trombone; Betsy Grafing, banjo; Wes Linenkugel, string bass; and AJ Cechner, drums.

Food, snacks, soda, coffee and mixers are to be available for purchase. Alcohol is BYOB. Admission prices are $20 for general, $10 for COHJS members and SwingColumbus dancers and $10 for students. Music educators and students are admitted for free. (cohjs.org)

Dozens of daffodils can be seen and bulbs can be ordered for fall pickup or delivery at the Granville Garden Club's 77th annual show and sale on Saturday and Sunday at Bryn Du  Mansion.

Daffodils to be in bloom at Granville show and sale

The Granville Garden Club invites flower lovers on a trip around the world with them during its 77th annual show and sale from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road NE, Granvillle.

The show’s theme, “On the Road Again,” is to be exhibited in floral arrangements designed by garden-club members, dozens of varieties of daffodils are be displayed and bulbs can be ordered for fall pickup or delivery. Admission and parking are free and the event is accessible to those with physical disabilities RSVP on website. (granvillegardenclub.org)

Lyrata String Quartet is to perform music from "Titanic" and related period pieces as part of dinner and a show on Monday at The Refectory.

Lyrata to play ‘Titanic’ post-dinner show

Enjoy a first-class, four-course dinner, then drift back in time with the music from “Titanic,” along with pieces from the period from 5:15-8 p.m. Monday at The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Road.

At 6:45 p.m., guests can enjoy dessert while listening to Lyrata String Quartet, made up of current or former members of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and New Albany Symphony Orchestra.

The cost is $175 for adults and $95 for children. Advance reservations are required online or by phone. Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to be seated and call if you need to arrive later, up until 6:30 p.m. (refectory.com, 614-451-9774)