The Runaway Runway models will strut their stuff at 8 p.m. Saturday at Township Auditorium. The Columbia Design League’s annual fashion show of garments and outfits – in some cases, works of art – constructed from recycled materials is also one of the entertainment calendar’s best parties. We’ve been assured that the lulls experienced during last year’s show have been eliminated. After the show, the after party will be held downstairs at the venue. The Township is at 1703 Taylor St. $10-$15, but V.I.P. tickets are available; www.columbiadesignleague.org
It might be taking a bit longer than usual for the seasons to change here, but that won’t be the case Saturday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. The seasons for this concert, musically speaking, will shift from classical to ... tango. Members of the S.C. Philharmonic, directed by Morihiko Nakahara, the orchestra’s music director, will perform Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla and Leonid Desyatnikov. The concert is at 7:30 p.m., and the theater is at 7300 College St., Irmo. $22; www.harbisontheatre.org
“Chamber Innovista: Wine, Gourmet Food and Music” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday at 300 Senate. The concert will feature USC School of Music faculty members. The program: “Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb Major” by Mozart with Joseph Eller (clarinet), Constance Gee (viola) and Lynn Kompass (piano); “L’invitation au voyage for Soprano, Bassoon and Piano” by Mark Emmanuel Chabrier with Tina Milhorn Stallard (soprano), Michael Harley (bassoon) and Lynn Kompass; and “Quintet for Flute and String Quartet” by Walter Piston with Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), William Terwilliger (violin), Rebecca Hunter (violin), Constance Gee (viola) and Robert Jesselson (violoncello). A wine tasting begins at 4 p.m., buffet dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Patrons may just attend the concert at 300 Senate St. $50, which includes wine tasting and buffet. $5-$15 for the concert; www.duprecatering.com or (803) 777-4280
Opera at USC will present Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land” Friday-April 7 at Longstreet Theatre. The three-act production’s concern is about a farm girl who, when she becomes a woman, must decide between the security of everything she’s ever known and the world that awaits those who dare to venture through it. The ensemble of USC students will be joined by bass-baritone Jacob Will, a USC associate professor of voice. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. April 7. At 2 p.m. April 7, there will be a free pre-show talk about Copland and “The Tender Land” at the Thomas Cooper Library, room L104. The theater is at 1300 Greene St. $5-$20; (803) 777-5369
The FOM Series, Frame of Mind’s monthly art show, turns five Thursday. The art series at the Main Street eyewear store is the genesis of the monthly art crawl now known as First Thursdays on Main. To celebrate the anniversary, FOM will hang five artists – Bonnie Goldberg, Alicia Leeke, Roger Hutchinson, Molly Harrell and Cedric Umoja – in its gallery. Make sure you check out the other galleries and stores on Main Street; firstthursdaysonmain.com
One Columbia, the nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the city’s arts and culture, is kicking of its “One Month” celebration Thursday as part of First Thursdays on Main. There are a lot of events going happening in April. More than 20 performers of various disciplines – music, dance, theater, visual art – will perform. There will be stages at the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza and at Tapp’s Art Center. Performances begin at 6 p.m. There will be a photo booth at Boyd Plaza, and photos taken could become part of a public artwork to be unveiled April 27. For more, visit onecolumbiasc.com.
“THE f8 OF THE WORLD,” an exhibition of photography by USC students, will open Monday at City Art. The opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, and the art will be exhibited through April 10. City Art is at 1224 Lincoln St. (803) 252-3613 or www.cityartonline.com
Town Theatre’s Youth will perform “The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White” at 3 p.m. Saturday and April 7. Think of this as the Brothers Grimm tale told on a Top 40 station that “plays all the music the kids listen to these days.” Or something like that. Expect this to be funky. The theater is at 1012 Sumter St. $10; (803) 799-2510 or www.towntheatre.com