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Best of the rest: Events for April 13 and beyond

April 12, 2017 11:55 AM Best of the rest: Events for April 13 and beyond Order Reprint of this Story
THURSDAY, APRIL 13
FIRE SAFETY IN THE HOME WITH COLA FIRE DEPARTMENT: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center. Bengie Leverett, Deputy Fire Marshal with the Columbia Fire Department, will do a presentation on Fire Safety in the home. Free and open to Lourie Center members and the public. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Atria Forest Lake Senior Living. 1650 Park Circle. (803) 779-1971 , www.louriecentersc.com
LEXINGTON LIVE: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Icehouse Amphitheater. ‘Tis the season for outdoor concert series, and the town of Lexington is offering its own. Lexington Live concerts will be at the town’s new amphitheater. This week’s featured performer is Men of Distinction. Free. 107 W. Main St., Lexington. (803) 358-7275 , www.icehouseamphitheater.com/
MOONLIGHT CEMETERY & SECRETS FROM THE GRAVE TOURS: 7:30, 8, and 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery. Grab your flashlight and tour one of Columbia’s oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within Elmwood Cemetery’s acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, Historic Columbia’s Cemetery Tours are an event the whole family can enjoy. Choose from two tour options: “Secrets from the Grave Tours” and “Moonlight Cemetery Tours.” For members: adults, $8 and youth, $4. Non-members: adults, $12 and youth, $6. 501 Elmwood Ave. (803) 252-1770 x 23 , . www.historiccolumbia.org
FRIDAY, APRIL 14
MUSEUM SPARK TOURS: 2 p.m. Friday at Columbia Museum of Art. The Columbia Museum of Art is offering quick, 30-minute Spark Tours of “Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales.” These tours are ideal for people with limited time to visit the museum or those interested in a brief overview of the blockbuster show. Free with membership or museum admission. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org
PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING: doors open at 7 p.m.; bell time, 8 p.m. Friday at the Warrior Warehouse. Talents include: PCW Heavyweight Champion “The New Age Enforcer” James Drake, PCW United States Champion James Johnson, Ja’Coby Boykins, Rob Killjoy, Big Country, and other PCW Superstars! There will be merchandise and a full concessions stand available. $10. 7230 Middle St. (803) 530-1969
A LIFE OF SORROW, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CARTER STANLEY: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bill’s Music Shop. For the uninitiated, Carter Stanley was an expressive singer and songwriter. As the front man for the legendary Stanley Brothers duo, he spent the best 20 years of his life pounding the pavement to take his gift to anyone who would listen. By 1966, he was tired. But… he had a story to tell! A Life of Sorrow is a one-man show that combines storytelling and music to bring to life the saga of a bluegrass music legend. $10. 710 Meeting St., West Columbia. (803) 796-6477 , www.billsmusicshop.com
ANIMAL FARM: 8 p.m. Friday at Drayton Hall Theatre. Sir Peter Hall’s much-acclaimed stage adaptation, featuring songs by composer Richard Peaslee and lyricist Adrian Mitchell, brilliantly brings to the stage Orwell’s dystopian allegory about a political uprising that leads to totalitarian oppression. As in the classic novel, the animals of Manor Farm band together to overthrow their two-legged masters, and create a world where “all animals are equal.” Their utopia is short-lived, however, as a group of pigs conspire to prove that “some are more equal than others.” $12 for students, $16 for USC faculty/staff, military personnel and seniors (60+) and $18 for the general public. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551 , http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall
THE BLACK DIAMONDS: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday at Comedy House. Looking for a ladies night out idea? The Black Diamonds is in town for the weekend for one of its four shows a year at the Comedy House. The all-male revue has been going 10 years strong. For ladies only, ages 21 and older. $12. 2768 Decker Blvd. (803) 798-9898 , www.comedyhouse.us
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
SHINE & SHOW 2017: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at CPR Performance Parts. Sponsored by Love Automotive and Hosted by Columbia Classic Chevy Club. Trophies will be given to top 3 in classes in addition to Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint and Best Engine. Drawings for door prizes along with $25 cash prizes every hour. Goodie bags. Dash Plaques to the first 75 entrants. Food will be provided by Scottie’s Cafe & Grill. All proceeds will be donated to Camp Kemo & Children’s Garden. Registration fee, $20. Registration ends at noon. Mike, (803) 957-9737 , www.oldride.com/events/6206489.html
FIRST ANNUAL RON PALMER BIKE RIDE: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Ron, as he was affectionately know, recently passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 37, due to an enlarged heart. We are looking to not only honor him but also bring awareness to the number one cause of death in this country-Heart Disease. Along with bicycle riders, we invite runners and walkers to get active to fight heart disease with us. (803) 727-0495 , www.goodkidsworld.org
CANAL HISTORY TOUR: 1 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park. Join a park ranger-led tour along the historic Columbia Canal and learn how it played a part in Columbia’s growth for almost 200 years. Hear about the original canal, Columbia’s Waterworks, the earliest hydropower plants, and the SC State Penitentiary (CCI). Free. 312 Laurel St., meet at red schoolhouse. (803) 545-3100
LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Spirit Communications Park. Join Mayor Steve Benjamin and his family along with the City of Columbia for the 7th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza. This year’s event will include an Easter Egg Hunt, games, eggs-ercises, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments and more! The event isfree and open to children ages 3-12. 1640 Freed St. (803) 545-3100
OPERA AT USC: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at USC School of Music Recital Hall. The Lanny and Sidney Palmer One Act Series will showcase “Bon Appétit! (Hoiby),” a comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities, Julia Child; and “The Impresario (Mozart),” about an impresario and his assistant auditioning two actresses for a new theatrical company – when hilarity ensues. Free. 813 Assembly St. http://www.sc.edu
SUNDAY, APRIL 16
COMMUNITY EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m. Sunday at SCE&G beach park at Lake Murray. Happy Easter! Celebrate at one of the many faith events around the Midlands. At Lake Murray dam, a sunrise service for the community is planned. Bring a chair or sit in your car. Seating is also available. Presented by Victory Bible Baptist Church. Map and other details, http://victorybiblebaptist.org
‘TO MY GREAT CHAGRIN: THE UNBELIEVABLE STORY OF BROTHER THEODORE’: 2 p.m. Sunday at 701 CCA. On Easter day, 701 CCA presents Jeff Sumerel’s film documentary “To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore.” Sumerel’s film about the legendary Holocaust survivor and stand up tragedian, monologuist, actor and chess genius premiered at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2008. 701 CCA is showing the film in conjunction with Sumerel’s gallery talk for his current exhibition “The Subjective Gratitude of Time,” which runs at 701 CCA through Sunday, April 30. 701 Whaley St. www.701cca.org
OPERA AT USC: 3 p.m. Sunday at USC School of Music Recital Hall. The Lanny and Sidney Palmer One Act Series will showcase “Bon Appétit! (Hoiby),” a comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities, Julia Child; and “The Impresario (Mozart),” about an impresario and his assistant auditioning two actresses for a new theatrical company – when hilarity ensues. Free. 813 Assembly St. http://www.sc.edu
MONDAY, APRIL 17
GRAND OPENING OF GREENE STREET AND FOUNDATION SQUARE: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday starting on Greene Street in front of Preston Hall headed westbound on Greene Street to the newly opened Foundation Square. USC Student Health Services, Sustainable Carolina, University Facilities and the City of Columbia host a Walk/Bike City & Campus Celebration to promote physically active and sustainable transportation. USC President Harris Pastides, First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides, Mayor Steve Benjamin and Richland County Director of Transportation, Rob Perry will provide remarks to commemorate the campus and City’s commitment to wellness and sustainability. Raffle prizes, live music and healthy refreshments will be provided in Foundation Square. Bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes or your own bicycle and helmet and get ready to celebrate this movement to alternative active transportation! All students, faculty, staff and members of the Columbia community are welcome to attend this event in support of the vision of a Healthy Carolina community!
STARGAZING ON THE HORSESHOE: 8-10 p.m. Monday at the Melton Memorial Observatory. The historic observatory on USC’s Horseshoe is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to stop in and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! 1429 Greene St. (803) 777-4180 , www.physics.sc.edu/melton
SODA CITY STANDUP OPEN MIC: 8:30 p.m. Monday at New Brookland Tavern. Do people tell you you’re funny? Are you the hit of every house party you attend? Maybe you should try standup. Get your chance at New Brookland Tavern. Free for ages 21 and older; $5, under 21. 122 State St., West Columbia. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
TAX DAY BEER REFUND: 3 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday at World of Beer – The Vista. Come collect your beer refund from World of Beer and drink away the pain of taxes. 902 Gervais St., Suite F. (803) 509-6020 , https://worldofbeer.com/Locations/TheVista
FAMILY FORUM: HEALTH DISPARITIES: WHY ARE WE MORE AT RISK?: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Palmer Memorial Chapel. Palmer Memorial Chapel will host its quarterly Family Forum in observance of April as National Minority Health Month. In partnership with SCDHEC, Palmetto Health, and the National Kidney Foundation presenters will share important health information in keeping with Palmer Memorial Chapel’s vision to enrich lives, educate minds and ease sorrows. The Family Forum will include a presentation on health disparities, what they are and why you need to know; the impact of weight on health and what you can do to help your loved ones; and the importance of kidney health and preventing kidney disease. 1200 Fontaine Place. (803) 489-8167 , www.palmermemorialchapel.com
MAESTRO PORTNOY’S GRAND FINALE CONCERT, “THE SPIRIT OF ROMANTICISM”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Koger Center for the Arts. Celebrate Maestro Portnoy and the USC Symphony Orchestra’s rousing season finale, as they perform magnificent masterworks from the Romantic period. Israeli guest artist Vadim Gluzman joins the orchestra on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major for this special concert. General public, $30. Seniors, USC faculty and staff, $25. Students, $8. 1051 Greene St. (803) 777-5112 , www.kogercenterforthearts.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
WINE FOR WATER 2017: A TOAST TO CLEAN WATER: 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Hall at Senate’s End. Join the Gills Creek Watershed Association and Sustainable Midlands for a wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser that raises awareness for our Midlands waterways! Guests will have the opportunity to taste over 20 wines from around the world, sample dishes from six signature local restaurants, and bid on exciting items at our silent auction. Funds raised from Wine for Water support the Gills Creek, Smith Branch, and Rocky Branch Watersheds! $35-$60. 300 Senate St. www.eventbrite.com
GIRLS NIGHT OUT SPRING FLING NETWORKING SOCIAL + MEET UP: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Carolina Ale House. Enjoy a fun night out of networking, shopping and mingling. Everyone is welcome to attend this free networking social. Vendors will be doing giveaways and raffles all night. 708 Lady St. www.eventbrite.com
ONGOING EVENTS
BEA KUHLKE ART EXHIBIT: Exhibit, Monday-Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Through April 15. 2701 Heyward St. (803) 799-0845 , www.uucolumbia.dreamhosters.com
ARTISTA VISTA GALLERY CRAWL: Art exhibits, Thursday-Saturday at various Vista art galleries. Through April 22. www.VistaColumbia.com
ANIMAL FARM: Stage performance, Wednesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 22 at Drayton Hall Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m., with an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 22. $12 for students, $16 for USC faculty/staff, military personnel and seniors (60+) and $18 for the general public. 1214 College St. (803) 777-2551 , http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/draytonhall
TOM STANLEY: DRAWING IN PAINT, 1992 – 2017: Exhibit, Monday-Saturday at if ART Gallery. Through April 22. 1223 Lincoln St. (803) 255-0068 , (803) 238-2351 , . http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com/
JEFF SUMEREL: THE SUBJECTIVE GRATITUDE OF TIME: Exhibit, Wednesday-Sunday at 701 CCA. Through April 30. 701 Whaley St., second floor. Wim Roefs, (803) 238-2351 , . www.701cca.org
J MICHAEL MCGUIRT EXHIBITION, “FORM & FLOW”: Exhibit, Monday-Friday at The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). Through May 5. 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. (803) 425-7676, extension 300 , www.fineartscenter.org
BLACK MEDICINE/WHITE BODIES: AN INVESTIGATION OF CHARLESTON’S YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMICS 1854-1871: Exhibit, Monday-Saturday at McKissick Museum, second floor, north gallery. Through May 6. Free. 816 Bull St. (803) 777-7251 , http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/mckissick-museum
HAND TO GOD: Stage performance, select days at Trustus Theatre. Through May 6. Adults, $30; students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org
“JOCELYN CHATEAUVERT: PLANT, FIBER, PAPER, OBJECT”: Exhibit, Tuesday-Saturday at Gallery West. Through May 27. 134 State St. (803) 207-9265 , www.gallerywestcolumbia.com
XANTHUS SMITH AND CIVIL WAR MARITIME ART: Exhibit, Tues.-Sat. at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum. Through Aug. 26. Adults 18-61, $6; seniors 62 and over, $5; military (active duty and veterans), $5; youth 10-17, $3; children 9 and under, free. First Sunday of the Month, $1 for ages 10 and over. Members, free. 301 Gervais St. (803) 737-8287 , www.crr.sc.gov
‘SAVAGE ANCIENT SEAS’ AND ‘SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’: Exhibit, Monday-Sunday at The South Carolina State Museum. Through Sept. 5. Guests can see both the exhibit and film for a complete underwater prehistoric experience for only $16.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors (62 and older), $14.95 for children (ages 3-12) and $7 for museum members. Regular blockbuster admission, including museum general admission is $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors, $11.95 for children and $4 for museum members. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921 , www.scmuseum.org
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Cayce United Methodist Church. For singles age 55-plus. Sponsored by Thompson Funeral Home. 1600 12th St., Cayce. Mary Beth Lamey, (803) 996-1023 , (803) 995-0068 . www.thompsonsfuneral.com
SECOND SHIFT TWOSDAYS: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the S.C. State Museum. 2 for $10 or $5 per person. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921 , www.scmuseum.org
PICKLEBALL: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trenholm Park, indoors. Free. 3900 Covenant Rd. (803) 787-0216 , richlandcountyrecreation.com/centers/trenholm-park/
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Free. 3200 Trenholm Rd. Palmetto Scottish Country Dance Society, (803) 345-0158 ,
CITY ROOTS FARMERS MARKET: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at City Roots Farmers Market. 1005 Airport Blvd. (803) 254-2302 , . www.cityroots.org/city-roots-farmers-market
KARAOKE: 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays at Vista Keys Dueling Piano Bar. Join us for a night of karaoke! 700 Gervais St., suite B-2. (803) 317-3676 , . www.vistakeys.com
OPEN STAGE & BLUEGRASS/ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION: 6 p.m. Fridays at Bill’s Music Shop. Open stage and bluegrass/acoustic jam session every Friday night. 710 Meeting St. (803) 796-6477 , www.billsmusicshop.com
SODA CITY MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on the 1500 block of Main Street. Runs year-round, rain or shine. http://sodacitysc.com/
FREE SUNDAYS AT COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: Noon-5 p.m. Sundays at the Columbia Museum of Art. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org/visit
SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 1:30 p.m. Sundays at The Barn. $5 per lesson. First lesson is free. 680 Cherokee Ln., West Columbia. (803) 772-0546 , www.thebarnsc.biz
UPCOMING EVENTS
LINCOLN STREET TUNNEL RIBBON-CUTTING: 3 p.m. April 20 at Lincoln and Lady streets. The Leadership Columbia Class of 2017 (LC17) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil “WatermarkedSC,” its Lincoln Street tunnel beautification project. The event is free and open to the public. Mayor Steve Benjamin and other local dignitaries will speak.
ARTISTA VISTA: EXIT STRATEGY OPENING RECEPTION: 5-9 p.m. April 20 at Vista Studios. The resident artists of Vista Studio are making plans to move! In their upcoming show, “Exit Strategy”, they will exhibit new work reflective of their focus over the past year, and a variety of mediums will be represented. Free event, open to the public, in conjunction with Artista Vista. Refreshments will be served. 808 Lady St. (803) 252-6134 , www.vistastudios80808.com
JIHAD IN HOLLYWOOD: AN EVENING OF FILM, MUSIC, AND ART: 6 p.m. April 20 at the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA). Meet Syrian film star Jihad (Jay) Abdo and his wife Fadia Afashe, a visual artist and a women’s rights activist. The evening begins with a screening of “Jihad in Hollywood,” a short documentary (25 min.) on Abdo and Afashe’s plights as refugees from the crisis in Syria resettling in America, followed by a question and answer discussion with the couple moderated by Heather Williams, a senior international/defense policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. The program also includes a violin performance by Abdo and a viewing of selected artworks by Afashe. Free. 1515 Main St. www.columbiaworldaffairs.org/events
LEXINGTON LIVE: 6:30 p.m. April 20 at Icehouse Amphitheater. ‘Tis the season for outdoor concert series, and the town of Lexington is offering its own. Lexington Live concerts will be at the town’s new amphitheater. This week’s featured performer is Sol Fusion. Free. 107 W. Main St., Lexington. (803) 358-7275 , www.icehouseamphitheater.com/
DOUG STANHOPE LIVE: 6:30-11 p.m. April 20 at New Brookland Tavern. Doug Stanhope is live in West Columbia for one night only! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. $35. 122 State St., West Columbia. (803) 791-4413 , . www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2899503
THE BALD SOPRANO: 8 p.m. April 20 at the Lab Theatre. Ionesco’s influential 1950 “anti-play” begins with The Smiths, a quintessentially British husband and wife, discussing the dinner they’ve just had (in advance of the dinner party they’re about to host). As their guests arrive, the communication between characters becomes increasingly chaotic, leading to a furious explosion of non-sequiturs. Then, as if they are living on a loop, it starts all over again. $5. 1400 Wheat St., on the first floor of the Booker T. Washington building. (803) 777-9353 , . http://artsandsciences.sc.edu
21ST LMPC RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-noon April 21 at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church. Presbyterian women welcome you to the newly renovated gymnasium for twice the shopping pleasure this year. You’ll find bargain prices on clothing and shoes for the entire family, toys, small appliances that work, books, nick-knacks, kitchenware, sports gear, bikes, recreation gear, lawnmowers, outdoor and indoor furniture, lamps, décor pillows, baskets, baby items, tools, linens, and so much more. Outside under the tents you’ll find the Men of the Church selling “guy stuff”. 2721 Dutch Fork Rd., Chapin. (803) 345-5140 , www.lmpchurch.org
ERIC JEROME DICKEY BOOK SIGNING: 7 p.m. April 21 at Books-A-Million, Village at Sandhill. Dickey will visit Columbia on his “Finding Gideon”book tour. Of all of Eric’s 25+ novels, the Gideon series is the most beloved to fans. It follows the life of a globe-trotting, darkly mysterious assassin, Gideon, whose dark past seems to follow him wherever he goes. Fans have been waiting for the next Gideon installment for over seven years, and “Finding Gideon” will not disappoint. Its the perfect, sexy thriller to shake off that last chill of winter and move boldly into spring and summer. 164 Forum Dr. www.ericjeromedickey.com
DARK STAR ORCHESTRA: doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. April 21 at Music Farm Columbia. Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations. $25. 1022 Senate St. (803) 252-9392 , www.musicfarm.com
HAND TO GOD: 8 p.m. April 21 at Trustus Theatre. In a small town church basement in Texas, there is a puppet that has gone rogue, and it seems as though nothing anyone does will ever be enough to stop him. The foul-mouthed puppet, Tyrone, has commandeered Jason’s hand and he’s causing chaos left and right among Jason, his mother, his classmates, and his pastor. Tyrone wreaks havoc on relationships as secrets are spilled, faith is questioned, and sex and sin run rampant. ‘Hand to God’ is a hilariously dark comedy about a demonic sock puppet who leads the main characters through a twisted journey of exploring good and evil, faith and morality, and the ties that bind us. Adults, $30; students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org
THE BALD SOPRANO: 8 p.m. April 21 at the Lab Theatre. Ionesco’s influential 1950 “anti-play” begins with The Smiths, a quintessentially British husband and wife, discussing the dinner they’ve just had (in advance of the dinner party they’re about to host). As their guests arrive, the communication between characters becomes increasingly chaotic, leading to a furious explosion of non-sequiturs. Then, as if they are living on a loop, it starts all over again. $5. 1400 Wheat St., on the first floor of the Booker T. Washington building. (803) 777-9353 , . http://artsandsciences.sc.edu
MOTHER GOOSE: 10 a.m. April 22 at the Township Auditorium. Mimi Worrell, Artistic Director of the Carolina Ballet, has selected many of the stories from the Mother Goose collection for this delightful program. In this version, Mother Goose is none other than the Old Women Who Lived in Shoe. With stories as familiar at “The Man in the Moon,” “Twinkle-twinkle Little Star,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Jack and Jill,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, to the less familiar “Princess of the Pagodas,” the ballet dances along to the beautiful music and rollicking fun as the Knave of Hearts steals the King’s tarts and is quickly apprehended by all the King’s men. A small reception for the audience members to meet and greet the cast will be held immediately following the performance. The reception cost is included in the ticket price. $10.50. 1703 Taylor St. (803) 576-2350 , www.thetownship.org
PRAISEFEST 2017: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. The fourth annual PraiseFest will feature eight local praise bands along with a liturgical dance team. Held on the front lawn of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to settle for an afternoon of family friendly music. Corn hole toss, children’s games and bounce houses will be on the lawn for free fun. Concessions will be available. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring food to benefit Richland Two Backpack Program, a hunger fighting program that sends home weekend meals in students’ backpacks each Friday afternoon. Donations needed are instant oatmeal, instant grits, granola bars, soup, and canned pasta. 125 Sparkleberry Ln. (803) 788-3589 , www.svpc.org/praisefest
SOUTH CAROLINA CORNBREAD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 22 at Earlewood Park. A day of celebration for the whole family. Concerts, food trucks, cornhole competition, gospel café, vendors, cornbread eating contest, corn muffin play land (Kids), etc. 1111Parkside Dr. www.columbiasc.net/calendar
LOVE LIES STAGE PLAY: 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 22 at WOW Performing Arts Center. What happens when one woman’s truth is another woman’s lie? At the brink of desperation, Emily is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the love she worked so hard for. But is she crazy in love or stuck in a fantasy? $20. 5816 Shakespeare Rd, Ste A. (803) 807-2969 , www.wowproduction.org
COLUMBIA WALK LIKE MADD 2017: 3-5 p.m. April 22 at Saluda Shoals Park. “Walk Like MADD” is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. You can help MADD eliminate drunk driving by signing up for a Walk Like MADD event near you as a walker, team captain, or volunteer. You can even be involved without attending the event by signing up as a virtual walker or making a donation to another walker or team. 5605 Bush River Rd. (803) 772-1228 , www.walklikemadd.org/columbia
SHRIMP SHAGGIN’ AND SUDS: 6-9 p.m. April 22 at Palmetto Collegiate Institute. Shrimp, Shaggin’ and Suds, hosted by Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission, is a fundraising event to raise funds for the Meals on Wheels Program in Lexington County. The event, which brings awareness to senior hunger, provides an opportunity for the Lexington community to come together to address this issue and raise funds that will provide meals to those seniors in need of services to support them in having adequate and proper nutrition. The Meals on Wheels Program provides senior participants five noon time meals per week to support proper nutrition, maintain overall health, and support continued independence. Ticket price includes low country shrimp boil catered by Diimmler’s, beer, wine, music and dancing. $40; a reserved table and (8) tickets, $300. 104 Hendrix St., Lexington (803) 356-5111 , www.lcrac.com
BOLERO: A TRIBUTE TO MAURICE RAVEL: 7:30 p.m. April 22 at the Township Auditorium. A sophisticated repertory program focusing on the elegant impressionism of Maurice Ravel’s music. Adults, $20.50; student and military, $15.50 and children, $10.50. 1703 Taylor St. (803) 576-2350 , www.thetownship.org
THE BALD SOPRANO: 8 p.m. April 22 at the Lab Theatre. Ionesco’s influential 1950 “anti-play” begins with The Smiths, a quintessentially British husband and wife, discussing the dinner they’ve just had (in advance of the dinner party they’re about to host). As their guests arrive, the communication between characters becomes increasingly chaotic, leading to a furious explosion of non-sequiturs. Then, as if they are living on a loop, it starts all over again. $5. 1400 Wheat St., on the first floor of the Booker T. Washington building. (803) 777-9353 , . http://artsandsciences.sc.edu
THE 2ND ANNUAL SEXIEST ALL WHITE DAY PARTY: 3-11:30 p.m. April 23 at 701 Whaley. The sexiest all white day party is back! Join Columbia’s elite professionals as they celebrate birthdays, network and party in all white. This event will feature: 3 DJ’s, live entertainment, valet service, multiple floor art gallery, 3 full bars, brunch menu, food trucks, private vip lounge, bottle service, dance floor, the most beautiful people photo booth, giveaways, party confessionals, and more. All white is strongly preferred. $20-$600. 701 Whaley St. Birthday rsvp’s call/text, (803) 250-6579 , www.eventbrite.com
LOVE LIES STAGE PLAY: 3 p.m. April 23 at WOW Performing Arts Center. What happens when one woman’s truth is another woman’s lie? At the brink of desperation, Emily is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the love she worked so hard for. But is she crazy in love or stuck in a fantasy? $20. 5816 Shakespeare Rd, Ste A. (803) 807-2969 , www.wowproduction.org
THE BALD SOPRANO: 8 p.m. April 23 at the Lab Theatre. Ionesco’s influential 1950 “anti-play” begins with The Smiths, a quintessentially British husband and wife, discussing the dinner they’ve just had (in advance of the dinner party they’re about to host). As their guests arrive, the communication between characters becomes increasingly chaotic, leading to a furious explosion of non-sequiturs. Then, as if they are living on a loop, it starts all over again. $5. 1400 Wheat St., on the first floor of the Booker T. Washington building. (803) 777-9353 , . http://artsandsciences.sc.edu
LEXINGTON LIVE: 6:30 p.m. April 27 at Icehouse Amphitheater. ‘Tis the season for outdoor concert series, and the town of Lexington is offering its own. Lexington Live concerts will be at the town’s new amphitheater. This week’s featured performer is Finesse. Free. 107 W. Main St., Lexington. (803) 358-7275 , www.icehouseamphitheater.com/
LOVE LIES STAGE PLAY: 7:30 p.m. April 28 at WOW Performing Arts Center. What happens when one woman’s truth is another woman’s lie? At the brink of desperation, Emily is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the love she worked so hard for. But is she crazy in love or stuck in a fantasy? $20. 5816 Shakespeare Rd, Ste A. (803) 807-2969 , www.wowproduction.org
LOVE LIES STAGE PLAY: 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 29 at WOW Performing Arts Center. What happens when one woman’s truth is another woman’s lie? At the brink of desperation, Emily is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the love she worked so hard for. But is she crazy in love or stuck in a fantasy? $20. 5816 Shakespeare Rd, Ste A. (803) 807-2969 , www.wowproduction.org
LOVE LIES STAGE PLAY: 3 p.m. April 30 at WOW Performing Arts Center. What happens when one woman’s truth is another woman’s lie? At the brink of desperation, Emily is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the love she worked so hard for. But is she crazy in love or stuck in a fantasy? $20. 5816 Shakespeare Rd, Ste A. (803) 807-2969 , www.wowproduction.org

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