Things to do and see, Sept. 6-12

September 6, 2013 

Friday, September 6

The Columbia Baroque Soloists present Brass, Wind and Wire tonight at 7:30 at the University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. The group’s season-opener will feature guest Baroque trumpeter, Barry Bauguess. Come hear the ensemble perform the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli and Telemann on instruments of the historical period. Arrive at 7:15 p.m. for Concert Conversations, a pre-concert lecture. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.columbiabaroque.com. (803) 727-8555

“Limbo and the City of Dis” runs now through Oct. 12 at City Art Gallery, 1224 Lincoln St. This solo exhibition by artist William G. Jackson is inspired by the vivid imagery of Dante’s “Inferno.” Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 252-3613; www.cityartonline.com


The Ladies of Country Music features six of the most loved female vocalists in a 1960’s era Grand Ole Opry style show. The ladies and backing band will bring the Nashville’s Honky Tonk country era back to life for two shows on the Trustus stage with all proceeds going to benefit the free Jam Room Music Festival. Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m. Details: www.trustus.org


Part I of the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 now is open at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Part I will present half of the South Carolina artists selected by an independent jury. The other half will be presented in the exhibition’s Part II, which will run Nov. 7-Dec. 22.

Saturday, September 7

Sample great food, wine and craft beer at the sixth annual Viva La Vista on Saturday from noon-6 p.m. at the Congaree Vista (in and around Gervais St. at Lincoln St.). Reggae band The Wailers will headline the event; other bands scheduled to perform include Danielle Howle and Lunch Money. Local restaurants will sell generous portions of their favorite menu items, and craft beers, including selections from Columbia’s Conquest Brewery, will be sold for $5. Visitors can also purchase tickets to the Wine Garden, where various red and white wines will be available for sampling. Free parking is available in the garages on Lincoln St. between Lady and Washington streets, and on Park St. next to the Hilton Columbia Center. Admission is $10 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Cash will be accepted for food and beverage sales. (803) 269-5946; www.vivalavistasc.com


Susan Margolis, formerly of Speed Kitty and Science Knows No Sin, is visiting form Brooklyn under her latest musical incarnation, The Rosewood Girl. She’ll play tracks from her 2011 album “Need a Dog” and reunite with her bandmates Jonathan at Art Bar Headlining is The Unawares; The Meeks Family and the Flannel Chaps also are on the bill. Showtime begins at 9 p.m. Art Bar is at 1211 Park St.

Sunday, September 8

Sunday is your last chance to catch Between the Springmaid Sheets at the S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. This exhibit explores the controversial advertising campaign that helped rescue South Carolina’s Springs Cotton Mills. Sunday hours are 1-5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children two and younger. (803) 898-4921; www.scmuseum.org


Tap your toes to jazz, ragtime and swing music at the Carolina Jazz Society Concert, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. Musicians include Dick Goodwin on trumpet, Doug Graham on clarinet, Bruce Clark on trombone, Reggie Sullivan on bass, Jim Hall on drums, Aletha Jacobs on piano, and special guest Dwight Spencer on banjo and guitar. Cost is $10 for adults, and free for students 18 and younger. (803) 432-1504

Tuesday, September 10

Green thumbs aren’t required at the Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Workshop 101 on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Zion Canaan Baptist Church, 7820 Farrow Road. Eat healthier and save money by learning how to grow fresh vegetables throughout the year. Ed Brogdon from Back to Eden will lead the workshop; he has helped the church set up a vegetable garden of its own. The cost for the class is $30 per person or household. Other workshops will be held throughout September if you are unable to attend this one. (803) 935-1716

Wednesday, September 11

Part I of the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Early Columbia Lecture Series begins Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. Lectures will be held on Wednesdays through Oct. 16, with an optional bus tour on Sept. 22. The series, led by local writer and historian Warner M. Montgomery, will teach participants about Columbia’s past from 1600 through 1850. Cost is $50 for foundation members, $60 for non-members, and $35 for students. Registration forms are available at www.historiccolumbia.org. Participants can also attend individual classes or tours for $10 each (no registration needed but space may be limited). “Columbia Revisited” will be the textbook for the series; cost is for $26.95 for foundation members or $29.95 for non-members. Part II of the series is planned for January 2014 and part III will be held in April. Registration for all three parts is $145 for foundation members, $160 for non-members, and $125 for students. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23

Thursday, September 12

There’s something for everybody at the first South Carolina Elvis Festival on Thursday through Sept. 15 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. in Newberry. The festival starts Thursday with a free opening night ceremony from 7-8 p.m. outside the Opera House. Events throughout the weekend include three rounds of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, two musical concerts from past contest winners, and an Elvis Gospel Contest. Ticket packages start at $139 and include admission to both concerts and all three rounds of the Ultimate Elvis Contest. Tickets can also be purchased for individual events: first and second contest rounds are $20 each; contest finals are $30; headline shows are $79-$89 each; and the gospel contest is $10. (888) 406-5885; www.southcarolinaelvisfestival.com

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