Early entertainment picks for the weekend

December 5, 2013 

Thursday

Junior League Holiday Market

Thousands of potential Christmas gifts await you at the Junior League of Columbia’s Holiday Market, through Sunday at the SC State Fairgrounds. Hours: 9:30a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $8 per person, 12 and under free

First Thursday on Main

December’s art crawl on Main Street marks the last for S&S Art Supply, which is closing at the end of the year. Eight artists are featured, including Thomas Crouch’s series of works, “As The Crow Flies.” First Thursday on Main is 5-9 p.m.

Friday

‘A Christmas Carol’

Performances of the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story will be presented by Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Performances begin Friday and continue 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 21. $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; http://www.trustus.org

Saturday

‘Aladdin’

Performances of “Aladdin” by the Columbia Marionette Theatre are 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 28 and 10 a.m. Dec. 16. The theatre is at 401 Laurel St. Tickets are $5. (803) 252-7366; www.cmtpuppet.org

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