3-Day Weekend

May 16, 2013 

 

Thursday

Power of the Purse

Women in Philanthropy will host the 10th annual Power of the Purse event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hall at Senate’s End. There will be a silent and live auction that will feature handbags donated by businesses and individuals. Tyler Ryan of WACH-57 will MC the event catered by Dupre Catering, and DJ Irv Thompson will provide music. The hall is at 320 Senate St. $40; www.womeninphilanthropy.com

Friday

Children’s theater gala

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

Saturday

Springmaid party

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 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

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