Early entertainment picks for Columbia

January 15, 2014 

Festival of Doom

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Thursday

Festival of Doom

What is the Festival of Doom? In its sixth year, it’s a weekend celebration of burlesque, carnivals and sideshows, featuring local and national acts. Step right up to the first evening: first, a screening of “Burlesque Assassins,” at Tapp’s Art Center, followed by a Costume Ball of Doom, in which you can attend a participatory dance and performance by Freaksheaux to Geaux sideshow and burlesque company and musical accompanient by This Way to the Egress. Festivities continue until Saturday. Details: www.festivalofdoom.com

Friday

‘Elvis has Left the Building’

When “the King” disappears, hilarious hijinks ensue in “Elvis Has Left the Building,” Friday through Feb. 1 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$20. (803) 799-2510; www.towntheatre.com

Saturday

Rocketman: Elton John tribute

This fund-raiser concert is presented by toyko joe, in a tribute to the best-selling pop artist. Joining the ensemble is Charlie Morgan, a drummer with Elton John for 13 years. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center. Tickets are $26/$21 for students and military and are available at www.capitoltickets.com or 803-251-2222.

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