“Sexploration,” a series running at Trustus Theatre’s Side Door theater, continues with a play about, well, sex. A lot of it actually. “My First Time,” adapted from stories that were shared on the website myfirsttime.com, opens Friday. Of course, there’s a range of tales, from the funny to the unbelievable to the tender. Four actors — G. Scott Wild, Shane Silman, Jennifer Moody Sanchez and Brandi Perry — will relay the stories on stage in the production directed by Jade Johnson. The play runs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through April 27, with a 3 p.m. matinee April 14. Trustus is at 520 Lady St. $15; (803) 254-9732 or www.trustus.org
Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present the fairy tale classic “Cinderella” Friday, April 14 at Township Auditorium. The title role will be danced by Marian Morgan. Dana Cox will perform as the Fairy Godmother and Christopher Miro as Prince Charming. The choreography is set to Prokofiev’s score. Mimi Worrell is the artistic director. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. April 14. The Township is at 1703 Taylor St. $10.50-$20.50. The Crystal Slipper Ball, the ballet’s annual gala, will be held after Saturday’s show. Tickets cost $35; www.thetownship.org or (803) 771-6303
Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the USC School of Music. Phillip Bush, a celebrated pianist now on the school of music’s faculty, is a former member of Steve Reich and Musicians. Bush will rehearse and coach the piece with USC’s students, and will perform with them in concert. Michael Harley, the Southern Exposure director, will have a pre-concert discussion with Bush. The art of local painter Blake Morgan will be featured. The school of music is at 813 Assembly St. Free; (803) 777-4280
“Pleasures’ is the title of the season finale for the Columbia Baroque Soloists. The concert, at 4:30 today at Columbia College in the Spears Fine Arts Center, will feature the comic chamber opera, “Les plaisirs de Versailles,” which was composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier to be performed in the apartment of King Louis XIV. The opera was meant to distract the king from his war pursuits. The program will also feature dances from Jean-Fery Rabel’s ballet “Les plaisirs Champetres.” The baroque music players for this show: Jerry Curry (harpsichord), Jean Hein (baroque recorders), Timothy Hein (baroque recorders), Gail Ann Schroeder (viola da gamba), Mary Hostetler Hoyt (baroque violin) and Erika Cutler (baroque violin). There is a pre-concert talk at 4 p.m. Columbia College is at 1301 Columbia College Drive. $13 in advance, $15 at the door; columbiabaroque.com
The ninth annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, will be held Friday-April 14 at various venues in Camden. Friday night’s opening concert, at 8 p.m. at the FAC, will feature The Hot Club Quintet and the festival’s headliner, The Scott Giddens Trio. Tickets for the opening night concert are $18-$20.The weekend’s performers include Howard Paul, Mark Peterson and Rolf Heimann and Frank Born, among others. The festival concludes with a jazz mass featuring the Dick Goodwin Quintet and the Grace Episcopal Choir at Grace Episcopal Church. Tickets for events, some of which are outside, varies. For more, visit www.fineartscenter.org or call (803) 425-7676, ext. 300.
“Flutes from Around the World,” a program hosted by the Carolina Flute Guild and the South Carolina Flute Society, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rutledge Chapel on the USC Horseshoe. Flutist Rhonda Larson will be the featured performer. Larson, as part of the Paul Winter Consort, won a 1993 Grammy Award for best new age album. The flute society will have its spring festival Saturday, and ticketholders to Friday’s concert will get $10 off admission ( http://www.scflute.org/springfestival.html). $10; (803) 777-4280
USC Fashion Week will be held Monday-Thursday. You’ll want to see the student showcase at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 701 Whaley; the symposium featuring Amy Flurry, a freelance writer, editor and stylist whose work has been featured in InStyle, Conde Nast Traveler and Country Living, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Museum of Art; and fashion show finale, featuring local boutiques, at 7 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whaley. $6 for the designer showcase, free for the symposium and $7 for the finale; bit.ly/fashionweektickets
USC’s annual art auction will be held 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at Capstone House. Capstone is at the intersection of College and Barnwell streets. Art — sculpture, photography, paintings and ceramics — made by students and faculty will be sold. There will also be works by Sigmund Abeles, Robert Courtright and Brian Rutenberg sold. The art will be displayed beginning at 1 p.m. Capstone is at the intersection of College and Barnwell streets. Free; (803) 777-4280
“Beehive,” the musical of ’60s tunes, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cottingham Theatre on Columbia College’s campus. Columbia College is at 1301 Columbia College Drive. Free for CC students and alumnae, and $5-10 for others; (803) 786-3850
“The Shape of Things,” a Neil LaBute play about the consequences of changing for a relationship, art and the nature of a masters thesis, will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Benson Theatre. The play was made into a 2003 film starring Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz, the play’s original actors. It includes mature themes and language. The theater is at 301 Pickens St. $5; artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/
“Anxious Visions: The Art of Michael Northuis,” an exhibition of Northius’ quirky paintings, ends today at the Columbia Museum of Art.