The seat of state government becomes a music haven every week during Summer Fridays at the Statehouse, a lunchtime concert series running through Aug. 27 on Capitol Square. Since May, the outdoor plaza has seen folk, blues, country, jazz and rock acts from across the country.

The seat of state government becomes a music haven every week during Summer Fridays at the Statehouse, a lunchtime concert series running through Aug. 27 on Capitol Square. Since May, the outdoor plaza has seen folk, blues, country, jazz and rock acts from across the country.

This week, the series presents a special performance by Opera Columbus during one of the group's numerous al fresco appearances this summer. It's a great opportunity to see a fantastic arts organization with a limited formal season. Free opera at noon - how can you resist?