The myth, the man
Matthew Kramer is one of the most visible artists in town. “Lovely Rita the Meter Maid,” the sculpture you may have seen on Washington Street in front of the City of Columbia’s Parking Payment Center, is his work. And Kramer, along with Chris Stuyck, designed and built the Hootie and The Blowfish sculpture in Five Points. As part of First Thursdays on Main, Kramer will have his first solo exhibition, “Perpetuating the Myth,” at Anastasia & Friends. Through his work primarily made with metal, wood and natural objects, Kramer’s show will explore avenues of symbolism and myth. After seeing Kramer’s show, follow the crowds to other places on Main Street. The monthly crawl is from 6-9 p.m.
Art of music
This weekend the Columbia Museum of Art will host a special presentation of its Baker and Baker Foundation Art of Music series. The three concerts, held Friday through Sunday, will feature violinist Aaron Berofsky and pianist Phillip Bush combining to perform all 10 of Beethoven’s violin sonatas. The performances begin at 7 each night, with doors opening at 6 p.m. The museum is at Main and Hampton streets. Three-night passes cost $15 for students, $40 for museum members and $55 for non-members. $5-$20 for per concert tickets; columbiamuseum.org
A duo plus one
Duo de Vista, the collaboration of guitarist Marina Alexandra and flutist Teri Forscher-Milter, will be joined in concert by double bassist Craig Butterfield at 7 p.m. at 300 Senate. Before the concert, there’s dinner. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a buffet and open bar catered by Dupre’s Catering. Duo de Vista and Butterfield will then play classical, jazz and Brazilian and Spanish music. 300 Senate is at 300 Senate St. $30; (803) 748-4144