Thursday, Friday, Saturday picks

February 21, 2013 

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Chili cook off

JOHNNY ANDREWS — MCT

Thursday

Jasper Salon Series

An installment of the Jasper Salon Series, “The Little Prince for Adults,” will be held at the arts magazine’s Arcade Mall studio at 7 p.m. There will be a lecture on the making of “The Little Prince,” Columbia City Ballet’s upcoming production. Speakers include William Starrett, the ballet’s artistic director, as well as Alexis Doctor, costume designer; Phillip Ingrassia, soloist; and Regina Willoughby, ballerina. The Arcade Mall is at 1332 Main St.; jaspercolumbia.net

Friday

Polygraph Lounge

Southern Exposure New Music Series concert series will present “Polygraph Lounge with Melissa Fathman” at 7:30 p.m. at the USC School of Music recital hall. Polygraph Lounge is the musical comedy duo of pianist Rob Schwimmer and guitarist Mark Stewart. Both are accomplished sidemen, and Stewart has been Paul Simon’s music director since 1998. Fathman is a soprano who frequently joins in the on-stage fun. The school of music is at 813 Assembly St. Free; (803) 777-4280

Saturday

Chili cook-off

Historic Columbia Foundation’s Palladium Society will host its 15th annual chili cook-off from 5-8 p.m. in the Ellison Building at the State Fairgrounds. There will be various recipes to taste and Whiskey Tango Revue, a country-ish rock band, will perform. The fairgrounds are at 1200 Rosewood Drive. $20 for foundation members, $25 for nonmembers. Tickets includes chili, wine and beer; HCFChili2013. eventbrite.com

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