Columbia entertainment calendar, Jan. 24-30

January 24, 2014 

Friday, January 24

Trustus Theatre presents “Clybourne Park,” an award-winning look at race in America, Friday through Feb. 8 at 520 Lady St. The play opens in 1959 as a white community fights to stop the sale of a home to a black family; the second act takes the audience to present day, where the now predominantly black neighborhood faces gentrification. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732;

If you’re thinking of updating your home, don’t miss the seventh annual Home Building and Remodeling Expo, Friday-Sunday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. See displays and get advice from local home improvement experts. Tickets are $4 for adults and free for children 17 and younger.

Eagles fans can “Take it Easy” Friday night when Eagles tribute band Hotel California takes the stage, 8 p.m. at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Tickets are $40 or $35 for groups. (803) 276-6264;

Saturday, January 25

Conquest Brewing Company marks its first anniversary with a celebration from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at 947 S. Stadium Road. Pick up a bottle of The Finisher, a high-gravity imperial stout set to be released Saturday. Plus, enjoy a meal at the Food Truck Rodeo. Admission is free. (803) 206-4088;

Next up in the Arts at Shandon series is singer Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music,” 7 p.m. Saturday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. (803) 771-4408, ext. 127;

As part of his 2014 Night Train Tour, country music star Jason Aldean

If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, check out Get Fit Columbia health and wellness expo, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. This free event has something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned fitness enthusiasts. The day will kick off with an 8:30 a.m. Mayor’s One Mile Walk, followed by fitness demonstrations, giveaways, fitness tips, vendor expo and more. (803) 545-3200

Sunday, January 26

Don’t miss composer John Fitz Rogers’ “Magna Mysteria,” presented by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 4 p.m. Sunday, 1100 Sumter St. Tickets are $12-$45. The monumental musical work features orchestra, chorus, organ and more. (803) 461-7326;

Wednesday, January 29

A peasant tries to win the heart of a wealthy landowner in Donizetti’s comic opera, “The Elixir of Love,” 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The performance will feature a full orchestra, sets and costumes. Tickets are $49 each, $30 for groups, and half price for students. (803) 276-6264;

Thursday, January 30

Palmetto Opera presents “An Evening With Pavarotti,” 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Teatro Liroco d’Europa will perform Pavarotti’s best-loved arias followed by a Meet the Cast party. Tickets are $55. (803) 407-5011;

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