Things to do and see, Aug. 30-Sept. 5

August 30, 2013 

Friday, Aug. 30

Enjoy three days of local music starting tonight at the 12th annual Bluegrass and Country Music Jamboree at Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile, 212 Santee State Park Road in Santee. Oliver West and the 39 Express will kick off the free festival at 6:45 p.m. Other groups scheduled to perform include the Lone Star Pickin’ Parlor Pickers and Singers, David Creel, Bell’s Highway, The Claude Lucas Bluegrass Band, Tristina & Kyle, The Heart Notes and the Ladies of the Pickin’ Parlor. Entertainment will run from 6:45-9 tonight, 1:30-9:15 p.m. Saturday, and 11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets as most of the music will be outdoors. (803) 854-2000;

Zoovie Nights at Riverbanks Zoo comes to a close with “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” 7:30 p.m. Friday at 500 Wildlife Parkway. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. Bring lawn chairs; concessions will be available, but no outside food or drink allowed. The cost is $5; members, $3. (803) 779-8717;

Saturday, Aug. 31

Travel back in time at Columbia Classic Chevy Club’s Old Car Drop-in from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at Fuddruckers Restaurant, 1801 Bush River Road. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 participants to register. There will also be door prizes, trophies and a cash drawing. Entry fee is $10 per car or truck. (803) 333-0396

Monday, Sept. 2

There’s something for everyone at the Chapin Labor Day Festival. Be sure to catch the parade at 9:30 a.m. Monday, which will start at the GIS lot on Chapin Road and loop around the town’s historic district. After the parade, check out the book sale at the District 5 Alternative Academy Gym, children’s carnival rides on Clark Street, model train exhibit at the firehouse building along Lexington Avenue, and more. There will also be a Chapin Champion talent contest at the American Legion Post 193 House, and an old-fashioned gospel concert at Chapin Christian Counseling and Grace Chapel along Boundary Street.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Your family won’t want to miss Grammy award-winner Bill Harley’s Free Concert and Storytelling Performance at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rutledge Chapel on the University of South Carolina Horseshoe. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. Harley’s performance is sponsored by USC’s College of Library and Information Science and the S.C. Center for Children’s Books and Literacy.

First Thursdays on Main kicks off with “Reves” by Lindsay Wiggins from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Frame of Mind, 1520 Main St., Suite 1E. Wiggins is a multimedia artist and photographer whose studio is located in the Historic Arcade building along Main Street. Also debuting: the “Before I Die” community art project. There also will be a beer garden at Boyd Plaza.

The State Museum presents Bourbon & Bowties on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at 301 Gervais St. The event celebrates the final days of the “Between the Springmaid Sheets” exhibit and will feature bow-tying demonstrations, live blues music, a silent auction and more. Sample bourbon and speciality cocktails as well as menu items from the soon-to-open Bourbon Restaurant. Cordial Churchman Bowtie Co. will convert old neckties into bowties for an additional fee. Tickets are $40 each ($30 for museum members). All proceeds benefit the museum’s art department.

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