The University of South Carolina Dance Company presents “Classics Over Time,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Dance classics, both old and new, will be celebrated. Works will include “The Great Galloping Gottschalk,” “Emeralds” and “Mass Hysteria,” a new work by assistant professor Thaddeus Davis. Details: (803) 777-5112
Death of Paris CD release party
Death of Paris releases its second CD, “Gossip,” with a show Friday at Jillian’s in the Vista. The infectious pop band, featuring the vocals of Jayna Doyle, will perform songs from the album. You might have seen them at St. Pat’s at Five Points or Columbia Fashion Week earlier this year.
Tickets are $7; doors open for the all-ages show at 7 p.m.
Matuto at Conundrum Hall
Matuto combines Brazilian sounds with American folk, zydeco and bluegrass; that’s why they’ve been named American Musical Ambassadors by the U.S. State Department. The New York City-based band headlines a show Saturday at Conundrum Hall, 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. Tickets are $15; doors open at 7:30 p.m.