Friday, Jan. 3
Hear five poignant stories exploring women’s clothing and the memories they trigger at “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” 8 p.m. Friday through Jan. 18 at Trustus Side Door Theatre, 520 Lady St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays with a 3 p.m. matinee this Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students. The entrance to the Side Door Theatre is through the glass doors on the Huger St. side of the building. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org
Saturday, Jan. 4
The Palmetto Artist Series presents Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. Trumpets, trombones, tuba, percussion and keyboard blend together in a concert of classic hymns with a contemporary flair. Tickets are $12. (803) 732-2274, ext. 210; www.sapc.net/pas
Sunday, Jan. 5
If a walk down the aisle is in your future, check out the WNOK Bridal Expo, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. More than 150 wedding professionals will provide information on bridal gowns, tuxedos, photography, music, wedding cakes, flowers, honeymoons, wedding planners, caterers and more. Admission is $10; tickets will be available at the door or online at www.wnokbridalexpo.com.
Enjoy everything from ragtime to swing at Carolina Jazz Society’s Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). The concert will feature Dick Goodwin on trumpet, Doug Graham on clarinet, Bruce Clark on trombone, Reggie Sullivan on bass, Jim Hall on drums, and Aletha Jacobs on piano. Cost is $10, and free for students 18 and younger. (803) 432-1504
Check out “Forever and a Day,” 6 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. This opening reception for the Shakespeare film series will be followed by an 8 p.m. screening of “Romeo + Juliet,” at the Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. University of South Carolina English professor David Miller will share some of the ideas he brings to his Shakespeare courses. Tickets are $35 for the general public and $25 for CMA and Nickelodeon members. (803) 254-8234; www.nickelodeon.org
Dailey and Vincent will wow concertgoers with their blend of bluegrass, country and gospel music, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. Tickets are $35 each or $30 for groups. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Don’t miss Broadway in Columbia’s presentation of “Memphis,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, “Memphis” tells a story of fame and forbidden love in the 1950s. Tickets are $47, $53 and $58 and can be purchased at www.capitoltickets.com or by calling (803) 251-2222.
History buffs are invited to “The Capital City Rebuilds,” Part II of the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Early Columbia Lecture Series, beginning Tuesday and running through Feb. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland St. Led by Warner Montgomery, classes will explore Columbia from 1865 to 1914. “Columbia Revisited” will be used as the textbook for the series and can be purchased for $29.95 (or $26.95 for Historic Columbia Foundation members). Registration is $60 for the general public, $50 for Historic Columbia members, $35 for students, or $10 per lecture. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org
Thursday, Jan. 9
Restaurant Week Columbia kicks off on Thursday and runs through Jan. 19. Dozens of local restaurants will offer specials. Visit www.restaurantweekcolumbia.com for more details.