Columbia City Ballet will stage the world premiere of “The Little Prince.” The ballet will be performed Friday and Saturday at the Koger Center. William Starrett, CCB’s artistic director, choreographed the ballet to French composer Jules Massenet’s score. Philip Ingrassia will dance the title role. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Koger Center is at 1051 Greene St. $15-$38; www.capitoltickets.com or (803) 251-2222
Last week the Columbia Museum of Art unveiled a sculpture by Steven Naifeh. “Jali,” a 13-foot high work made of electric blue galvanized steel, is an abstract piece. From certain angles, the shape looks to have been formed by linking crosses or variations of the letter “x”. The installation comes two months before the museum mounts “Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh” in May. The show is the first retrospective museum exhibition of Naifeh’s paintings and sculptures.
“Cash Crop,” Steven Hayes’ exhibition at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, will be held over through March 31. The show includes sculptures of shackled people, intimating the captivity of slaves. If you thought the scenes of men chained in the Oscar-winning film “Django Unchained” were powerful, you should venture to see this exhibition. 701 CCA is at 701 Whaley St.; www.701cca.org
The USC student art exhibition opened Friday. The 57th annual exhibition, at McMaster Gallery, is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. McMaster is at 1615 Senate St. Free; (803) 777-7480
“HOMEGOINGS,” a documentary film about the traditions of black funerals, debuted last week in the 2013 Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film. The film, the feature debut of New York-based Christine Turner, features Isaiah Owens, one of Harlem’s prominent funeral directors. Owens, a South Carolina native, moved to New York at 17 to become a mortician. He now runs Owens Funeral Home and is known for his embalming and presentation. According to a Facebook post, Owens’ 96-year-old mother was scheduled to fly to New York for the premiere. For more, visit www.homegoings.com
Craft Bar Happy Weekend is accepting entries for its second weekend craft fair to be held June 7-8. Here’s what can be submitted: 2D fine art (prints and originals); 3D fine art (ceramic, glass, wood, metal); fiber art (felted, knitted, crocheted, woven); wearable creations (jewelry, clothing, purses, hair accessories); paper art (handmade books, paper crafts); and the miscellaneous (toys, pet accessories, home goods, garden). The deadline to apply is March 23. Applications cost $20. For more, visit columbiamuseum.org.
The city of Columbia is seeking visual and performing artists for the Spring Art Festival. The festival will be held April 27 in Maxcy Gregg Park. The application deadline is April 12. For more, contact Kim Mitchell at email@example.com.