Arts planner, Dec. 8-14

December 8, 2013 

Enjoy local music at the seventh annual Christmas At Red Bank concert 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Red Bank United Methodist Church. Christmas At Red Bank is an evening of traditional and not-so-traditional songs and carols of Christmas, performed by musicians from the local Columbia music scene, as a benefit to Lexington Interfaith Community Services.

701 Center for Contemporary Art is showing works by its artist in residence, Evan Fugazzi, until Dec. 22. The exhibit is running simultaneously with the final weeks of the Part II of the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial. The gallery is at 701 Whaley St. Details:

The Sandlapper Singers Christmas concert, “O Holy Night” includes the Young Sandlapper Singers, Neil Casey String Quartet and Katie Taylor on harp. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine St., and 7:30 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church, 520 St. Andrews Road. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students. Details: or (803) 381-5481

Columbia City Ballet presents “Nutcracker” this weekend at the Koger Center. Performances begin Saturday. Shows are 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Tickets on sale at or the box office at (803) 251-2222.

CMA Chamber Music on Main series continues Wednesday with a concert at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art’s DuBose Poston Reception Hall. Artistic director Edward Arron (cello) will be joined by Todd Palmer (clarinet), Amy Schwartz Moretti (violin), Aaron Boyd (violin) and Dimitri Murrath (viola), playing arrangements by Dvorák, David Bruce, Gershwin and Mozart. Ticket: $40; $30 for members; $5 for students. Details:

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