Friday, Feb. 22
The Little Sisters of Hoboken are up to more nunsense with “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree,” at 7:30 tonight and Saturday at the On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane (The Barn). The second sequel to the popular “Nunsense,” is presented as a stop on the promotional tour for Sister Mary Amnesia’s new album, “I Could’ve Gone to Nashville,” released after she regained her memory (she lost it when a crucifix fell on her head) and discovered she really was Sister Mary Paul, a former country singer. In this edition the audience participates in a rousing auction. $18; seniors and students, $16; children, $14. The play continues March 1-3. Tickets available at (877) 238-5596 or go to http://www.smarttix.com and type in “nunsense.”
Saturday, Feb. 23
The 24th annual Harambee Festival will be held from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Benedict College’s Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center. The festival will feature food, music, art, shopping, a children’s village and health screenings. New this year: a car and bike show in Allen University’s parking lot. Benedict is at 1600 Harden St. Free; (803) 705-4409
Get geared up for the 13th annual Lexington’s Race Against Hunger starting and finishing at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. The 5K fitness walk gets under way at 8:15 a.m., the 10K at 8:20 and the 1-mile fun run at 8:25. Fees are $35, $20 and $20. Bring canned food items to the race, collection barrels will be in the gym area, the donations will help Lexington Interfaith Community Services distribute food immediately to those in need.(803) 359-7770, ext 20; http://www.lexrah.org
Trash or treasure? The State Museum Garage Sale is sure to have something for everyone. The periodic sales serve two good purposes, according to State Museum Registrar Michelle Baker: they allow the public to own a little piece of the museum through items that were associated with some of the most popular exhibits, and they help clear out space to make room for articles to support future exhibits. The sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (opening at 8 a.m. for museum members) at 301 Gervais St. Offerings include props, signs and items from past exhibits, such as a prop pirate cannon, street banners, plastic skeletons, building blocks and electronics. Sales will be suspended for a 30-minute lunch break and then reopen for a black bag sale (purchase a black plastic bag for $5 and fill it with whatever’s left). (803) 898-4921; http://www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is offering a free Self-Defense Class for Boys, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Polo Road Recreation Center, 730 Polo Road. Taught by experienced RCSD deputies, the class is designed to instruct males ages 8-14 on how to avoid conflict and defend themselves. Wear loose fitting slacks or shorts, shirt and sneakers, bring a bottle of water. Limited to the first 40 participants; call (803) 446-8605 to register.
Sunday, Feb. 24
The St. Andrews Woman’s Club presents its 32nd annual Bridal Showcase from noon to 5 p.m. in the Cantey Building on the State Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Say I Do: Down the Aisle in Beautiful Style.” There will be more than 100 exhibitor booths, fashion shows at 1 and 3 p.m., door prizes and grand prize drawing for a five-night cruise. Tickets are $7; age 12 and younger, $1; age 2 and younger, free; parking is $2. Proceeds will benefit HomeWorks of America, Palmetto Place Emergency Children’s Shelter and The Free Medical Clinic. http://www.sawc-sc.org/bridalshowcase.html
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Arts at Shandon’s finale of its February Festival Chamber Series will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. “Winds and Piano” will feature Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Michael Harley, bassoon; Philip Bush and Lynn Kompass, piano. $10; a reception will follow. (803) 771-4408, ext. 27; http://www.shandonpres.org
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is holding a Citizen Safety Awareness Program, 6-10 p.m. at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. Participants will learn how to defend themselves and escape in the event that they are attacked, including how to deploy a chemical pepper aerosol spray. Limited to 25 participants age 16 and older, Lexington County residents will be given preference in enrolling in the program. $25; includes safety awareness kit, including pepper spray. Registration deadline is today; call (803) 785-2400.
Thursday, Feb. 28
The Gilbert High School Main Street Players will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. at the school, 840 Main St. The musical comedy about a nerdy florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant. $7; students, $5.
Trustus Theatre is celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show,” with a three-night run at 8 p.m. through March 2 on the Main Stage, 520 Lady St. Dewey Scott-Wiley and Elena Martinez-Vidal reprise their roles. Tickets are $30 and include a champagne and dessert after-party following each performance. Box office hours are 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org
Columbia SC 63 kicks off a year of civil rights programming with “We Shall Not Be Moved: A Commemoration of Student Activism in Columbia and the 50th Anniversary of Edwards v. South Carolina,” March 3. On March 2, 1961, a statewide coalition of African American high school and college students met at Zion Baptist Church and marched to the State House grounds. Carrying protest signs and singing “freedom songs,” they challenged segregation and racial discrimination in the state. The march resulted in the arrest of 187 participants. Those arrested later filed a lawsuit, Edwards v. South Carolina. On Feb. 25, 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their arrests violated “constitutionally protected rights of free speech, free assembly, and freedom to petition for redress for their grievances.” A reunion and roundtable discussion with movement participants is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. March 3 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. The panel will include James Edwards (who the case is named after) and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who also participated in the Edwards march. The event is free but seating is limited; call (803) 252-7742, ext. 15, or go to www.notbemoved.eventbrite.com by Wednesday to reserve a spot.