Otis Taylor’s Picks of the Week

May 24, 2013 

Kirkland Smith’s “Steve Jobs,” an assemblage created from Apple computer parts which won the people’s choice award at "ArtFields," will be part of "ArtFields Extended: Columbia" opening at Gallery 80808.


5 tonight: ArtFields Extended: Columbia” at Gallery 80808. The gallery’s extension of “ArtFields,” the 10-day arts competition and festival held in Lake City last month, will include Kirkland Smith’s piece that won the people’s choice prize. For “Steve Jobs,” an assemblage created from Apple computer parts, Smith was awarded $25,000. (The original people’s choice winner was disqualified because their painting was a reproduction of a photograph.) Smith’s work, which will be permanently placed in Lake City after the show, will be joined by the work of more than 40 other area artists who exhibited during ArtFields. The opening reception is from 5-9 p.m. and the show runs through June 2. The gallery is at 808 Lady St.; (803) 252-1634

6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday: “Hansel and Gretel” at Drayton Hall Theatre. The USC Dance Conservatory will present the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about brother and sister who would’ve been cooked by an evil witch if they hadn’t outsmarted her. Aidan and Vivien Toumey, actual siblings, will dance the title roles. The production, featuring child and adult students, is being directed by Kerri Lambert and Melinda Chester, who wrote an original libretto for this adaptation. The theater is at 1214 College St. $12-$18; (803) 777-5112

6:45 p.m. Friday through Sunday: Bluegrass and Country Music Hoe Down at Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile. Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile will host its 11th annual bluegrass and country music festival. If you’re looking for a reason to get out of town but want to avoid a weekend of partying, take a relaxing drive to Santee and kick back under the shade of trees as bands play on porches. The Blue Iguanas play Friday. The music begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with an open stage led by Lee Hanline. Common Ground, Mandy Addy and the Diving Horses will also perform. Ladies of the Pickin’ Parlor start things at noon Sunday, followed by Claude Lucas Bluegrass Band and Johnny Owens and the Rounders. Bring your lawn chair and blankets. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Lone Star is at 2212 State Park Road, Santee. Free; (803) 854-2000 or www.lonestarbbq.net

8 tonight: All New Badges at New Brookland Tavern. All New Badges will release its new record “Exposure.” “3,000 Miles,” a girl-guy duet, is a refreshing take on the pop-punk formula. More of that, please. With Osara and One More Hero. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $10, which includes a CD; www.new brooklandtavern.com

6 p.m. Saturday: Randall Bramblett at West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. FAVOR Midlands, an organization that promotes long-term recovery from substance-use disorders, is presenting this concert in conjunction with the Rhythm on the River concert series. Bramblett, who has written songs for singers such as Bonnie Raitt and been a sideman for Widespread Panic, Steve Winwood and Gregg Allman, is also an accomplished band leader. His latest album, “The Bright Spots,” was released earlier this month. Danielle Howle, a singer and guitarist who endears with her quirky and unique presence, will forever be a gem of the music scene. The amphitheater is at 120 Alexander Circle, West Columbia. Free; www. rhythmontheriversc.com

6 p.m. Saturday: Girls Rock Columbia benefit at El Burrito. Fork & Spoon Records is presenting this benefit for the upcoming weeklong music camp for girls. Can’t Kids, Southern Femishphere, Wherearethebigpeople and Molly Ledford and Jay Barry of Lunch Money will perform. At 10 p.m., there’s a dance party at The Whig (1200 Main St.) with DJs from the Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul. El Burrito is at 934 Harden St. $5; girlsrockcolumbia.org

9 p.m. Saturday: Dear Sleeper at Conundrum. Dear Sleeper plays dream-pop lathered in vivacious melodies. With The Soap and Dead Surf, which released “Summer Never Was,” a graceful and enchanting update of decades-old sunny pop, in March. Let’s have a “Party,” indeed. $5 for over 21, $8 for under

2 p.m. Sunday: The Jam Room Summer Sessions at Jake’s Bar & Grill. If it seems like Jam Room is taking over Jake’s, it’s because that’s exactly what’s happening. Kind of. Last weekend, the Rosewood Drive recording studio hosted Back to Rockafellas’, a three-day fundraiser for The Jam Room Music Festival in September. This show is a tribute to Jeff Norwood, the guitarist who died in April 2012. Norwood was known for his blues licks, but he wasn’t always into the blues. Jay Matheson, owner of Jam Room, said Norwood, who he grew up with in McBee, got him into Black Sabbath. Luckyman Beale, The Pentodes, Jeff Liberty and Rev. Marv Ward will perform. The music starts at 4 p.m. Jake’s is at 2112 Devine St. $5, and pets are welcome; (803) 708-4788

4 p.m. Sunday: Familyfest at Finlay Park. Glory Communications, which owns local gospel station WFMV-FM 95.3, will hold its 19th annual Memorial Day Festival. The concert will be headlined by Grammy-nominated and Stellar-Award winning performer Tye Tribbett. Eddie Robinson and several of the state’s church and community choirs will also perform. At Familyfest, there will be a presentation of Future Leader Scholarships to local students. Since 1998, more than 80 students have been awarded more than $135,000 in scholarship money. There will also be a tribute to fallen veterans. Come hungry because the vendors will be cooking delicious food. The park is at 930 Laurel St. Free; www.wfmv.com

6:30 p.m. Tuesday: Dillinger Escape Plan at NBT. After more than 15 years of touring and recording music, Dillinger Escape Plan, a progressive hardcore band, continues to employ a successful strategy: rocking hard. With The Faceless and Royal Thunder. $16 in advance, $18 at the door

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