Native American Indian Heritage Month begins Friday, and a full slate of events, including a film festival, storytelling sessions,
Films featured Nov. 1-2 at Carmike Cinema on Afton Court include “Chasing Shakespeare,” with Danny Glover and Graham Greene, “The Cherokee Word for Water,” and a day full of documentaries and films (10 a.m.-10 p.m.) Nov. 3 at Conundrum Hall in West Columbia.
Additional screenings are at the Nickelodeon theater Nov. 4-5.
The Native American Cherokee River Walk Festival is set for Nov. 9 at the Historical Cayce Museum, 1800 12th St. in Cayce. The festival is an inter-tribal cultural event, with dance demonstrations, storytelling and crafts.
An interfaith course at Columbia College Nov. 17 introduces people to Native American spirituality. Details at interfaithpartnersofsc.org. Nov. 18 has been designated as Native American Indian Awareness Day, with activities planned at the State House.
Details: Look for the Facebook page for Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the Southeast
Christian singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman will perform Friday, Nov. 1, at Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Drive. Chapman, who has sold 11 million career albums, is about to release his 18th album, “The Glorious Unfolding,” the first in seven years.
Guests include Laura Story and Jason Gray.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 day of show. Details: (803) 807-5500.
Arts & Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art is Friday, Nov. 1. Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, musical performances from Meagan Jean and the KFB, The Winter Sounds and more: D.I.Y. Art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and unique perspective tours through the CMA collection and current exhibit Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage. Tickets are $8; $5 members. Details: www.columbiamuseum.org
Historic Columbia and Palmetto Swing Dance Association’s Swingin’ at the Big Apple returns Friday, Nov. 1.
Swingin’ at the Big Apple begins at 7 p.m. with a lesson in swing dance from Richard Durlach and Breedlove. Open dance begins at 8 p.m. and continues until midnight. The cost is $5 for members of Historic Columbia and Palmetto Swing Dance Association and $8 for the general public. Details: (803) 252-1770, Ext. 23 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A date has been set for the return of the PBS series “Sherlock.” Season 3 will premiere on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10 p.m., on ETV following the 9 p.m. broadcast of “Downton Abbey.”
The Indie Grits Film Festival is now seeking film submissions from filmmakers with a connection to the Southeast. This year’s Indie Grits will be held in Columbia April 11-20, 2014.
Films are being accepted in five categories. For more information on submitting films or on Indie Grits, visit www.IndieGrits.com.