Community Calendar for the Midlands, Dec. 16

December 15, 2013 

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    TUESDAY

    “WHO KILLED THE BOSS?”: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Old MiIll Brewpub, 711 E. Main St., Lexington. What better time to get even with your co-workers than the office Christmas party? Tickets are $30, available at www.brownpapertickets.com

    CHAMBER CHOIR OF KERSHAW COUNTY: Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden; $5. (803) 425-7676; www.fineartscenter.org

MONDAY

COLUMBIA MARIONETTE THEATRE: Performances of “Aladdin” will be 10 a.m. Monday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 28. The theatre is at 401 Laurel St. Tickets are $5. (803) 252-7366; www.cmtpuppet.org

AT-LARGE HOLIDAY RECEPTION: Join Columbia City Councilman Cameron Runyan from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road. (803) 545-3061

LIGHT THE WAY CONCERT: Happy birthday, Beethoven!, featuring pianist Matthew Carden Ganong, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Monday in the recital hall of the USC School of Music, 813 Assembly St. Tickets are $20; students, $10. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. Proceeds will benefit Work in Progress, a local non-profit that serves the homeless population. www.lightthewaysc.com

TUESDAY

“WHO KILLED THE BOSS?”: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Mill Brewpub, 711 E. Main St., Lexington. What better time to get even with your co-workers than the office Christmas party? Tickets are $30, available at www.brownpapertickets.com

CHAMBER CHOIR OF KERSHAW COUNTY: Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden; $5. (803) 425-7676; www.fineartscenter.org

ROYAL BALLET’S “THE NUTCRACKER”: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Regal Sandhill Cinema 16, 450 Town Center Place. Just in case you haven’t had your fill of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, catch it on the big screen; $15. (803) 736-1896

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road. Good exercise and fun. (803) 345-0158 or email billmac85@yahoo.com

BEGINNER’S SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE LESSONS: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. $20 per month. (803) 740-1344; http://www.yellowrockhall.com

THURSDAY

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Performance of the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, 8 p.m. Thursday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

FRIDAY

SPLASH OF RED HOLIDAY BASH: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at 701 Whaley St. Hip Hop and R&B provided by DJ Loui Vee. For age 21 and older, casual dress (no sneakers); a splash of red preferred but not required. Sponsored by the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, advance tickets are $20; $25 at the door. Advance tickets available by emailing rcasplashofred@yahoo.com or (803) 786-7796. All proceeds will benefit the RCA scholarship fund.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Performance of the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

SATURDAY

WINTERFEST: Saturday through Jan. 4 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Saturday events include holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Columbia Marionette Theatre’s “Santa’s Christmas Party,” 2 p.m. Dec. 22 events: holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 1-5 p.m.; visit with Santa, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; screening of “Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas,” 2 p.m. Dec. 23 events: holiday crafts, including pine cone decorating and a scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Starlab portable planetarium show, “Winter Skies,” 1 p.m.; Polar Express Party at 4 p.m. will include a screening of “The Polar Express,” followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Arrive in your most comfy PJs and settle down to watch the movie with free popcorn. Bring a camera for pictures with a special visitor from the North Pole. Tickets are $7; museum members, $5. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. WinterFest continues Dec. 26 and 27 with more holiday crafts and a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Live Science Theatre show with audience participation at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and the King Tut craft table, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas week winds up with holiday crafts and scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a 2 p.m. performance by the Columbia Marionette Theatre’s production of Rockin’ Through the Ages.” Crafts, scavenger hunt and games from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 29. Dec. 30-Jan. 4 sessions will feature crafts and scavenger hunts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Art of Shadow Puppetry,” workshop and performance, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30. The Jan. 2 museum and a movie will be a Civil War movie marathon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 3 museum and a movie will feature an Egyptian movie marathon to celebrate the exhibition “Tutankhamun: Return of the King.” WinterFest wraps up Jan. 4 with King Tut Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dress like an Egyptian and receive $1 off general admission. All WinterFest activities are free with general admission or membership, except the Polar Express Party. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

COLUMBIA MARIONETTE THEATRE: Performances of “Aladdin” will be 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 28. The theatre is at 401 Laurel St. Tickets are $5. (803) 252-7366; www.cmtpuppet.org

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Performance of the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

CONTRA DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln St. Live music by Cabin Fever, caller will be Lindsay Morris. New dancers workshop, 7-7:30 p.m. Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music and Dance, tickets are $8; students with ID, $5. (803) 760-5881; www.contracola.org

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