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"Saida XXX: Venetian Blue," a 2012 work of acrylic on 60 canvases by Steven Naifeh.


“Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh” opens Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art. The show is the first retrospective museum exhibition of Naifeh’s paintings and sculptures. A full-color, 135-page catalog will accompany the show. A members-only opening party is at 2 p.m. May 19 when Naifeh will lecture and sign books. In February, the museum unveiled a sculpture by Naifeh. “Jali,” a 13-foot high work made of blue galvanized steel, is an abstract piece. The exhibition runs through Sept. 1. The museum is at Main and Hampton streets; www.columbiamuseum.org

Jasper Magazine and the Columbia Museum of Art will present a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday on “Red Social: Portraits of Collaboration by Alejandro Garcia-Lemos,” an exhibition of more than 20 portraits of local people that was extended into the book “Red Social – Portraits of Collaboration.” The book features Garcia-Lemos’ portraits and short fiction stories about the characters by Cynthia Boiter, Jasper’s editor. $5 or free for museum members

The Baker & Baker Foundation’s Art of Music series will feature classical guitarist Marina Alexandra at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Museum of Art. The concert will be held in the permanent collections galleries. Free with membership or admission

Jasper Magazine will release its latest issue at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at El Burrito. There will be music by Reggie Sullivan, Craig Butterfield and Marina Alexandra. The restaurant is at 934 Harden St.; www.facebook.com/jaspercolumbia

“Arsenic and Old Lace” opens Friday at Village Square Theatre. It follows the story of two kind and sweet elderly women who have something to hide: the fact that they’re murderers. Their nephew, who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, is their accomplice. The show runs through May 26. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The theater is at 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. $14-$17; www.villagesquaretheatre.comor (803) 359-1436

The South Carolina State Museum will host a party Saturday for its newest exhibition, “Between the Springmaid Sheets.” The exhibit illustrates how a textile business sold inventory by making headlines. Elliott White Springs, the South Carolina textile tycoon, was a provocateur who understood the power of an image. The images he produced to advertise his products, particularly the bedsheets created at the mills he owned, were sexually suggestive for their time. The day begins with a 3 p.m. gallery tour led by Karen Derksen, director of Winthrop University Galleries. At 4 p.m., ETV’s documentary “Miss Springmaid” will be screened. After the film, guests can meet some of the original Miss Springmaids. There is a reception at 5 p.m. The museum is at 301 Gervais St.; www.scmuseum.org

Columbia Children’s Theatre will host a gala titled “Review Revue” at 6 p.m. Friday. The event will feature highlights of the theater’s main stage and YouTheatre productions. There will also be a silent auction. The theater is at Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. $15; www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com or ( 803) 691-4548

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