Things to do and see, Nov. 1-7

Columbia - The StateOctober 31, 2013 

Friday, November 1

Arts & Draughts returns to the Columbia Museum of Art, Friday from 7-11 p.m. at 1515 Main St. Enjoy beer tastings from the Whig, a do-it-yourself art project, live figure drawing, scavenger hunts, tours and more. Music will be provided by Mustache Brothers, Meagan Jean and the KFB, The Shine Brothers and The Winter Sounds. Plus, check out the current exhibit, Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for museum members. (803) 799-2810;

Learn some new moves at Swingin’ at the Big Apple at 7 p.m. Friday at the Big Apple, 1000 Hampton St. The Historic Columbia Foundation and the Palmetto Swing Dance Association will collaborate to provide a swing dance lesson at 7 p.m., followed by open dance from 8 p.m.-midnight. The cost is $5 for Historic Columbia and Palmetto Swing Dance Association members, and $8 for the general public. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; reservations@

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman performs as part of the “Glorious Unfolding Tour,” 7:30 p.m. tonight at Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Drive. He will be joined by special guests Jason Gray and South Carolina native Laura Story. Tickets are $25. (803) 807-5500

Native American Indian Heritage Month begins Friday, and a full slate of events, including a film festival and storytelling sessions, are planned. Films featured Friday and Saturday at Carmike Cinema along 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.) Sunday at Conundrum Hall in West Columbia. Additional screenings are at the Nickelodeon theater Nov. 4-5. http://cherokeesof or

Saturday, November 2

Animal enthusiasts are invited to Repticon Reptile Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. See a variety of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, invertebrates and small exotic animals. Breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, seminars and more. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for age 5-12, and free for age 4 and younger. columbia.html

Revolutionary War Field Days is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. Daily admission is $8; seniors and military, $6; ages 6-12, $4; age 5 and younger, free. Family package (two adults and three children 12 and younger), $20. Free parking, no pets, please. (803) 432-9841;

Celebrate Village Artists Gallery’s fifth anniversary from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday at 631-8 Promenade Place (in the Village at Sandhill). Bid on various 12x12 canvases in the art auction, which will run through Nov. 30; half of the proceeds will benefit local charities. Refreshments will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Free and open to the public. (803) 699-8886;

It’s no joke: comedian Cedric the Entertainer and special guests JJ and Malik S. will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.50-$56.50. (803) 576-2350;

Sunday, November 3

Cooler temperatures mean it’s time for oyster season, so don’t miss the Newberry Opera House Guild’s annual Oyster Roast, 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Waldrop Farm, 2396 Spearman Road in Newberry. The event will feature oysters from Bowen’s Island as well as turkey hash, baked beans, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and more. Tickets are $40 a person and can be purchased by calling the opera house box office at (803) 276-6264. All proceeds benefit the Newberry Opera House.

The Honor Flight Tribute Show, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Township Auditorium, is a 1940s USO-style show featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Victory Belles and comedian Bill Johnson, a Bob Hope impersonator. The Township is at 1703 Taylor St. Tickets are $25; age 12 and younger, $12.50; or the Township box office. WWII and Korean War veterans and one guest get in free, call (803) 582-8203 for veteran tickets.

The Congaree Land Trust’s annual Fall Festival at Goodwill Plantation is from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Enjoy outdoor activities including bluegrass and barbecue, nature walks led by Dr. Austin Jenkins, paddling on the mill pond, a mule plough contest, wagon tours of the property as well as basket weaving and yarn spinning demonstrations. The plantation is southeast of Columbia off US 378 on Goodwill Road.

A special concert by the USC Symphony Orchestra 7 p.m. Sunday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. is called “Songs of Life Festival: A Melancholy Beauty,” commemorating the 70th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jewish population from the Nazis. The special off-season concert will also feature the National Folklore Ensemble of Bulgaria. Tickets are $30; seniors, USC faculty and staff, $25; students, $8; available at the Koger Center box office, Greene and Park streets or

Monday, November 4

Take a bit of rock, add some progressive elements and smother it with a metal sound, and you’ll get the music of Dysrhythmia, headlining a show at Conundrum Music Hall. Zevious, Sein Zum Tode, and Trees on Mars also perform. Tickets $5 at the door; doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m or (803) 250-1295.

Wednesday, November 6

The Ailey II Dance Company performs 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. This is part of USC’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the desegregation of the university. Tickets are $20-$40. (803) 777-5112;

The USC School of Music will host German-Japanese piano prodigy Kimiko Ishizaka at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the School of Music Recital Hall, Room 206, 813 Assembly St. Ishizaka has performed concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Gershwin and more. The performance is free and open to the public. (803) 777-4280

Thursday, November 7

Music, poetry and visual art will weave together at “My Father’s House,” a multi-disciplinary performance hosted by Tapp’s Art Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 1644 Main St. Local composer Patrick Dover has adapted poetry by University of South Carolina faculty member Ed Madden to be performed by orchestra and chorus. Works by visual artists Michaela Pilar Brown, Heidi Darr-Hope and Amanda Ladymon will round out the event. As part of the First Thursday on Main festivities from 5:30-10:30 p.m., Tapp’s will also feature “I Am Not Invisible,” an exhibition by Columbia artist Susan Lenz. (803) 988-0013;

Check out Blues, Brews & BBQ at the River, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Stone River, 121 Alexander Road, West Columbia. The event will feature a silent auction and music by Bandkamp. Tickets are $35 (through Monday) or $40 at the door and include a full barbecue dinner, beer and wine. Attendees must be 21 or older. Proceeds will benefit the Family Shelter of Columbia, supporting food, shelter and program services offered to homeless families in the Midlands. /events

Experience a performance by Greenville native Edwin McCain, 8 p.m. Thursday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. in Newberry. The indie rock singer/songwriter is best known for his songs, “3 a.m.” and “I’ll Be.” Tickets are $37.50 each or $32.50 for groups. (803) 276-6264;

Join the 701 Center for Contemporary Art for its Fifth Anniversary Celebration and Biennial Part II Artists’ Reception, 7-11 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whaley St. (on the second floor). Admission is $20 for the general public and $10 for members. Featured artists are Aldwyth, Michaela Pilar Brown, Jim Connell, Jim Creal, Diana Farfan, Donna Cooper Hurt, Nina Kawar, Doug McAbee, Dorothy Netherland, Cliffton Peacock, Sara Schneckloth and David Yaghjian. The exhibition runs through Dec. 22.


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