Community Calendar for the Midlands, Jan. 27

January 26, 2014 

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    THURSDAY

    PALMETTO OPERA: “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; $55. (803) 407-5011; http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1771483

    FRIDAY

    SECRET KEEPER GIRL CRAZY HAIR TOUR: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. A relationship-building experience for tween (ages 8-12) girls and their mothers will feature a fun fashion show that demonstrates modesty, balloon sculptures, beach ball competitions, mother/daughter conversation time and confetti cannons. Special guests will be 1 Girl Nation. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (803) 359-7770, ext. 28; www.saxegotha.org

TUESDAY

CLARINET RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Steven Cohen, a Phillip G. Grose Guest Artist, will be accompanied by pianist Philip Bush. Free.

WEDNESDAY

BRAD EDWARDS FACULTY TROMBONE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Free.

THURSDAY

PALMETTO OPERA: “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; $55. (803) 407-5011; http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1771483

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 8 and 3 p.m. Feb. 2. There will be a talk-back following the show on Feb. 2. The panel will consist of photographer Vennie Deas Moore, who is currently documenting growth in downtown Columbia from 1920-1950; Tige Watts, president of the National Council of Neighborhoods, Julie Prater, deputy director of the Columbia Housing Authority, the cast and the director, Jim O’Connor. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

FRIDAY

SECRET KEEPER GIRL CRAZY HAIR TOUR: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. A relationship-building experience for tween (ages 8-12) girls and their mothers will feature a fun fashion show that demonstrates modesty, balloon sculptures, beach ball competitions, mother/daughter conversation time and confetti cannons. Special guests will be 1 Girl Nation. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (803) 359-7770, ext. 28; www.saxegotha.org

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Peanut Butter and Jelly Players’ performance of the L. Frank Baum classic fairy tale, 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive, (second floor, Richland Mall). PB&J performance company is composed of actors in grades 1-6. Tickets are $10; active duty military and seniors with ID, $8. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

CHAPIN THEATRE COMPANY MEMBERSHIP GALA: 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Chapin Ave. Free event will feature appetizers and liquid refreshment. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming season, how to become involved with the group, renew memberships or other ways to support live theatre in the greater Chapin-Irmo area. www.chapintheatre.org

COLUMBIA CITY BALLET: “Giselle,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Tickets are $16, $29 and $39. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 8 and 3 p.m. Feb. 2. There will be a talk-back following the show on Feb. 2. The panel will consist of photographer Vennie Deas Moore, who is currently documenting growth in downtown Columbia from 1920-1950; Tige Watts, president of the National Council of Neighborhoods, Julie Prater, deputy director of the Columbia Housing Authority, the cast and the director, Jim O’Connor. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

SATURDAY

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Peanut Butter and Jelly Players’ production of the L. Frank Baum classic fairy tale, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive, (second floor, Richland Mall). PB&J performance company is composed of actors in grades 1-6. Tickets are $10; active duty military and seniors with ID, $8. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 8 and 3 p.m. Feb. 2. There will be a talk-back following the show on Feb. 2. The panel will consist of photographer Vennie Deas Moore, who is currently documenting growth in downtown Columbia from 1920-1950; Tige Watts, president of the National Council of Neighborhoods, Julie Prater, deputy director of the Columbia Housing Authority, the cast and the director, Jim O’Connor. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

CHINESE CULTURE AND FOOD EVENT: 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday at Meadow Glen Middle School, 440 Ginny Lane, Lexington. Sponsored by the Chinese Association of Columbia and the Confucius Institute, tickets are $10; age 12 and younger, $5; age 3 and younger, free. Email ddjy2000@yahoo.com for tickets.

COLUMBIA CITY BALLET: “Giselle,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Tickets are $16, $29 and $39. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com

SUNDAY

$1 SUNDAY AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 301 Gervais St. Admission is $1 the first Sunday monthly. (803) 898-4999; www.scmuseum.org

CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY: Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Enjoy jazz, ragtime and swing with Dick Goodwin, trumpet; Doug Graham, clarinet; Bruce Clark, trombone; Reggie Sullivan, bass; Jim Hall, drums; and Aletha Jacobs, piano. Tickets are $10; students 18 and younger, free. (803) 432-1504

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. There will be a talk-back following the show. The panel will consist of photographer Vennie Deas Moore, who is currently documenting growth in downtown Columbia from 1920-1950; Tige Watts, president of the National Council of Neighborhoods, Julie Prater, deputy director of the Columbia Housing Authority, the cast and the director, Jim O’Connor. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: Peanut Butter and Jelly Players’ production of the L. Frank Baum classic fairy tale, 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive, (second floor, Richland Mall). PB&J performance company is composed of actors in grades 1-6. Tickets are $10; active duty military and seniors with ID, $8. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS II: 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Feb. 3 at Richland 2’s Rogers Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. Class is for those who have completed the Introduction to Computer class and would like to further their training. $60; seniors age 60 and older, $30. (803) 736-8787, ext. 25103

“CLYBOURNE PARK”: 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 7; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Tickets are $22; seniors and military, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; www.trustus.org

“SECOND SAMUEL”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 13-15; 2:30 p.m. Feb 9, 16 at On Stage Performance Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Atlanta playwright Pamela Parker’s play about life and friendships set in the rural Georgia town of Second Samuel in the summer of 1949. A talk-back session with Parker will follow the Feb. 7 performance. $16, military, seniors and students, $14. (877) 238-5596; www.smarttix.com (type in second).

ORATORICAL CONTEST: Applications deadline for the Feb. 22 contest is Friday. Sponsored by the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., it’s open to middle school students in Richland 1, 2; Lexington 1, 2; and Lexington-Richland 5. A mandatory essay workshop on speech development and presentation skills is slated for Feb. 8 at Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Church Road. The contest will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Keenan High School and cash prizes will be awarded. www.richlandcountydeltas.org or email artsandlettersrca@gmail.com

“A NIGHT AT THE SILVER SCREEN” VALENTINE’S GALA: 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 14 at Leaside, 100 E. Exchange St. The Friends of Epworth will host the fundraiser to benefit Epworth Children’s Home. Evening will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar; music and dancing to the sounds of Tokyo Joe. Tickets are $100, $150 per couple (sponsorships are available); order at www.friendsofepworth.org by Friday.

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