Otis Taylor's Picks of the week

Columbia - The StateApril 26, 2013 

5 tonight: Music on the Farm at City Roots. Jellyroll and Delicious Dish will perform at this installment of City Roots’ Music on the Farm series, which will also feature food by Rosso Trattoria Italia and DiPrato’s. This show was rescheduled from last week because of weather concerns. City Roots is at 1005 Airport Boulevard. $5; (803) 254-2302




6 tonight: Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Landslide and Reflections, two of Camden’s best, will perform at the outdoor concert. Landslide plays classic rock and R&B covers, while Reflections is Landslide with the addition of a horn player. You’ll hear everything from Fleetwood Mac to Steely Dan to Motown hits. Kind of cool. The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. Free; (803) 425-7676, ext. 300 or www.fineartscenter.org




7 tonight: Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction at the Columbia Museum of Art. The Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art will host the 10th annual Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction. The juried art event features work by the state’s emerging artists. If you want to dress up the walls of your home, here’s one place to start. There will be food, live music and an open bar. The CAY award — $2,500 — is sponsored by Anne and Alex Postic with a matching gift from the Contemporaries. There’s also a people’s choice award ($300), and Jasper Magazine is sponsoring the “State-of-the-Art” award ($200 and a feature in an upcoming issue). The museum is at Main and Hampton streets. $20 for Contemporaries members, $40 for nonmembers; www.columbiacontemporaries.com




7:30 tonight and Saturday: Style Exhibition at The Medallion Center. The finale of the sixth annual Style Exhibition, hosted by WACH-57’s Shyann Malone, is Saturday, but tonight there will be a Trendsetter’s Showcase. See fashion with a bit of swagger. The Medallion Center is at 7309 Garners Ferry Road. Both showcases cost $20 for general admission and $40 for front-row seating and V.I.P. treatment. For more, visit www.3jay-styleexhibition.com.




8 tonight: Songwriters in the round at Newberry Opera House. This fundraiser for Newberry College’s women’s golf team will feature Steve Cropper, a guitarist in the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s (the band played on records for Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, among others) and a member of the Blues Brothers; Patrick Davis, the Camden native who has written songs for Jewel, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum; and Mark Bryan, Hootie & The Blowfish and The Occasional Milkshake. It’s a stout lineup. The opera house is at 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $50; (803) 276-6264 or www.newberryoperahouse.com




10:30 a.m. Saturday: Mayor Benjamin’s Famously Hot Bike Tour at Seibels House and Gardens. Mayor Steve Benjamin will lead a ride that has two options: a family-friendly route of 2.98 miles or a 6.95-mile course for experienced riders. Registration and safety checks begin at 9:30 a.m. All riders must wear a helmet. Meet at the corner of Richland and Pickens streets. Free; www.onecolumbiasc.com




2 p.m. Saturday: Riverwalk Music Festival at West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. The seventh annual festival, hosted by the City of West Columbia, will feature Buck Stanley, Loose Change, Rob Crosby and Lee Roy Parnell. Another event — Wine on the River, a fundraiser sponsored by the West Columbia Beautification Foundation — will run consecutively from 5-8 p.m. There will be domestic reds and whites and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets for Wine on the River cost $25 in advance, $30 at the park. The amphitheater is at 109 Alexander Road. Free; riverwalkmusic.com




7 p.m. Saturday: Arts at Shandon Gospel Fest at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The gospel fest will feature Capitol City Chorale and Palmetto Voices. A reception follows the concert. The church is at 607 Woodrow St. Free, but donations will be accepted; www.shandonpres.org or ( 803) 771-4408, ext. 27




8 p.m. Saturday: Open the Door for Three at Conundrum Music Hall. Open the Door for Three — Pat Broaders (bouzouki and vocals), Liz Knowles (fiddle) and Kieran O’Hare (uilleann pipes) — is an Irish music trio. They mix in traditional and original tunes into their sets. The trio will also perform workshops for fiddle, uilleann pipes and Irish song at the Redbird School of Irish Music beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. Advance registration is required. To register, call (803) 254-3461 or e-mail redbird@cornerhousemusic.com. For more on the workshops, visit http://cornerhousemusic.com/RedbirdConcert2.html. Conundrum is at 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. $15; www.conundrum.us




9 p.m. Saturday: King Mountain at Art Bar. King Mountain is, according to Wade Parrott of Carolina Chupacabra, one of the supporting bands, “Columbia’s only true straight up stoner rock band.” Well said, Wade. With Through the Fallen and Red Sun Black. Art Bar is at 1211 Park St. $5; www.artbarsc.com




6 p.m. Saturday: One Last Hurrah! at Art Bar. One Last Hurrah! is the final event of One Columbia’s “One Month” celebration. Midlands theater companies will convene at Art Bar. At 8 p.m., a public art project commissioned by One Columbia, will be unveiled. Art Bar is at 1211 Park St.; www.onecolumbiasc.com




7 p.m. Saturday: EdStravaGanza at EdVenture Children’s Museum. EdStravaGanza is when the adults get to take over the museum. We promise you, getting to play with all the kids’ toys is as much fun as you think it is. There will be light painting, spin art, martini mixing and art tile design that will become part of a mosaic. Alternacirque will perform, and DJ Chris Wenner will provide music. There will also be face and body painting, caricatures and tarot card reading. Make this an extravagant evening. EdVenture is at 211 Gervais St. $5; (803) 400-1162 or www.edventure.org




Noon Sunday: The Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul’s record fair at Columbia Museum of Art. Even if you’re not a collector of vinyl releases, CDs and DVDs, the record fair, in its sixth year, is still one of the coolest gigs in the city. The museum is at Main and Hampton streets. Free; www.columbiamuseum.org




7 p.m. Tuesday: CMA Chamber Music on Main at Columbia Museum of Art. The finale of the CMA Chamber Music on Main, the series directed by cellist Edward Arron, will feature works by Beethoven, Janacek and Paganini. $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers and $5 for students




7 p.m. Thursday: Capital Cities at New Brookland Tavern. Capital Cities plays infectious dance pop that is near-impossible for your body to ignore. Let the rhythm take you. With Gold Fields and Lovelife. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $9.35 in advance, $12 at the door; www.newbrooklandtavern.com


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