3-Day Weekend

June 13, 2013 

The Tony and Drama Desk award winning "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens Friday at Trustus Theatre.




“Homegoings,” a documentary film about the traditions of black funerals, will be screened at 5 p.m. Thursday at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. The film, the feature debut of Christine Turner, who is New York based, features Isaiah Owens, a prominent Harlem funeral director. Owens, a Branchville native, moved to New York at 17 to become a mortician. He now runs Owens Funeral Home and is known for his embalming and presentation. The film debuted in February at the 2013 Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film. Owens will attend the screening where he will address his “calling” to the business. There will also be an industry panel to discuss funeral traditions. “Homegoings” will be broadcast on ETV, Time Warner Cable channel 11, at 10 p.m. June 24. The S.C. Department of Archives and History is at 8301 Parklane Road; (803) 896-6100



“Ain’t Misbehavin’” returns to the Columbia stage – and to Trustus Theatre – on Friday. (It premiered in Columbia during the theater’s second season, and in 2007 Workshop Theatre staged a production.) The musical is a revue of jazz pianists Fats Waller’s tunes. His popular songs include “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “ Honeysuckle Rose” and “ Squeeze Me.” The production, directed and choreographed by Terrance Henderson, is set in the swinging club scene of Harlem in the ’30s. The show runs through July 20. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. There are no shows on June 16 and the Fourth of July week. The theater is at 520 Lady St. $20-$27, with half-priced student rush tickets 15 minutes before the curtain goes up. (803) 254-9732 or www.trustus.org


Rolling on the River

If the weather cooperates, Saturday will be a good day for Rollin’ on the River, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Paddle a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or grab a tube and take a relaxing float on the Saluda River. Food, live music, paddle sports gear vendors, games, water sports workshops and demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. Advance admission is $5; $10 the day of the event (includes hot dog lunch). (803) 213-2056

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