The Columbia Classical Ballet opens its season with Don Quixote, the story of the man who tilts at windmills in his quest to win over his love. Is his behavior insane, or saving his sanity? Performance is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Koger Center. Details and tickets: Capitol Tickets at www.capitoltickets.com or (803) 251-2222.
Southern Exposure New Music Series’ first concert of the season is Friday. Piano-cello duo TwoSense, was praised in the New York Times for “imaginative phrasing” and “fresh approach and taste for variety.” Ashley Bathgate, cello, and Lisa Moore, piano will perform two commissioned works, Martin Bresnick’s “Prayers Remain Forever” and Kate Moore’s “Velvet,” and other pieces.
The concert is at 7:30 in the School of Music Recital Hall at 813 Assembly St.
“Yellowman,” Dael Orlandersmith’s drama about two friends whose light and darker skin evoke a different kind of racism within the African-American community, will be at USC’s Lab Theatre beginning Thursday through Sunday. Showtime is $8; tickets are $5 and sold only at the door at the “black box” theater on Wheat Street.
“Defying the Quiet: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina” opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at USC’s McKissick Museum. The exhibit features Orangeburg’s Cecil Williams seminal photos during the strife. There will be a gallery walk and book signing with Cecil Williams.
The UU Coffeehouse Series’ 20th season continues at 7 p.m. Saturday with Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett, an acoustic duo who sing contemporary classics and original compositions. Details: www.uucoffeehouse.org
Sandlapper Singers present “America’s Musical Roots” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Ave. Tickets are $15 each and can be ordered at www.sandlappersingers.org. (803) 381-5481