Columbia Festival of the Arts brings national dance, music, drama and comedy performers to town through Sunday.
Events will be held at several locations. Jim Rouse Theatre and Rouse Mini-Theatre are at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. Smith Theatre is on the campus of Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Columbia SportsPark is in Harper's Choice Village Center, off Harper's Farm Road.
Most tickets range from $17 to $68, with discounts for students and senior citizens. Information on or registration for an event: 410-715-3089, or www.columbiafestival.com. Tickets: 800-955-5566, go to www.tickets.com, or go to the Columbia Association Members Service Office, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia.
Today-Thursday: Dance institute workshops. Details: 410-715-3089.
Tomorrow: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. 8 p.m. at Rouse Theatre.
Thursday: "The Art of Science and the Science of Art," a panel discussion. 6 p.m. at Rouse Mini-Theatre (Registration is required; event is free); Reno, comedy and reflections on 9/11. 7:30 p.m. at Smith Theatre.
Friday: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, flight project. 8 p.m. at Rouse Theatre.
Saturday: Yerba Buena, Afro-Cuban hip-hop funk music. 7:30 p.m. at Smith Theatre; Mikhail Baryshnikov, classical dance. 8 p.m. at Rouse Theatre.
Sunday: Mikhail Baryshnikov, classical dance. 2 p.m. at Rouse Theatre.