Early picks for the weekend

November 7, 2013 

Todd Bridges

ROBERT SEBREE — Simon and Schuster

THURSDAY

Todd Bridges at Comedy House

Todd Bridges, best known for his role as Willis from “Diff’rent Strokes,” performs through Sunday at the Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd. Shows are 8 p.m. nightly, with additional shows at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15. Attendees must be 18 or older. (803) 798-9898; http://www.comedyhouse.us

First Thursday on Main

Tapp’s Art Center will celebrate its second anniversary and host “My Father’s House,” a site-specific musical performance at 7:30 p.m. And feature the works of Columbia Artist, Susan Lenz. The multidisciplinary performance will feature new and original music by local composer Patrick Dover, adapting poetry by University of South Carolina faculty member Ed Madden, performed by both orchestra and chorus. Art will be displayed at other businesses on Main Street, and some will have musical performances. Details: www.firstthursdaysonmain.com

FRIDAY

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic

Get started on your holiday shopping at Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic 2013, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. More than 250 artists and craftsmen will sell items such as pottery, fine art, glass, jewelry, baskets, clothing, furniture, photography and more. Admission is good for all three days; the cost is $7 for adults and $1 for children ages 6-12. http://www.craftshow.com

SATURDAY

EdVenture’s 10th birthday

EdVenture will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend with two royal events – a Story Book Ball for children 6-9 p.m., on Friday and the Fable & Frolic gala for adults 7-10 p.m., on Saturday. The museum will be transformed into a magical kingdom for the Story Book Ball, with royal entertainment, kid-friendly cuisine fit for a king, magicians, crafts and face painting. The royal theme will be adapted for the more mature folks Saturday night, ending with an after-party in EdVenture’s Big Bad Wolf Lounge. Tickets for the Story Book Ball are $31.50 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Tickets for Fable & Frolic are $125. Also celebrate at the museum on Sunday, when admission will be free.

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