Columbia entertainment calendar, Jan. 31-Feb. 6

January 31, 2014 

Friday, January 31

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Peanut Butter and Jelly Players present L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, 3400 Forest Drive (on the second floor of Richland Mall). The PB&J production company is composed of actors in grades 1-6. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for active duty military and seniors.

Don’t miss Columbia City Ballet’s “Giselle,” a classic tale of love and betrayal, 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;

Bring the whole family to Jamil Shrine Temple’s Royal Hanneford Shrine Circus, Friday through Sunday at 206 Jamil Road. Enjoy clowns, jugglers, lions, high wire acts and more. Shows are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $18 for children 12 and younger and $20 for adults. Family tickets are available for $60 (includes two adults and three children 12 and younger). (803) 772-9380

Saturday, February 1

There’s something for everyone at the Junior League of Columbia’s Eighth Annual Clean Sweep, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the Cantey Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. Purchase new and used items including handbags, jewelry, books, music, games, children’s toys and clothing, maternity clothing, furniture, home and garden, housewares, holiday items, appliances and electronics, linens and sporting goods. Gates open at 7 a.m. and parking is $2 per car. Doors open at 8 a.m. Admission is $3 per person, and children age 12 and younger are admitted free. The $5 bag sale begins at noon and ends at 12:30 p.m. All sales are cash only. Proceeds support the Junior League of Columbia’s mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers on community projects.

Chicago’s Second City sketch comedy troupe has given rise to celebrities from Bill Murray to Tina Fey. Catch their performance of “Happily Ever Laughter,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased at, (803) 407-5011 or at the box office.

You’ll feel like you’re in merry ol’ England at the Columbia Music Festival Association’s 32nd annual Lize Wessels Pub Night, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the CMFA Art Space, 914 Pulaski St. Try your hand at the professional darts tournament, and chow down on a selection of traditional English pub food. TV personality Joe Pinner will emcee the event. Tickets are $25 each in advance or $30 at the door. (803) 771-6303

The City of Newberry will host its first Chili Cook-Off, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Newberry’s Memorial Park. Chili will be sold by the bowl, or attendees can purchase three tasting cups and three voting tickets for $5. The cook-off will also feature a health fair and zumba dance event. Net proceeds will benefit Souper Bowl of Caring. (803) 321-1015;

Sunday, February 2

Enjoy everything from ragtime to swing at the Carolina Jazz Society’s Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Performing will be 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. Tickets are $10 for the general public and free for students 18 and younger. (803) 432-1504

Tuesday, February 4

The Newberry Opera House presents the classic rock musical “Godspell,” 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The score includes songs such as “God Save the People,” “All Good Gifts” and “Day By Day.” Tickets are $35-$40 (group rates available). (803) 276-6264;

Wednesday, February 5

Travel back in time to Dec. 4, 1956, when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins met up for a legendary jam session. The Koger Center for the Arts presents “Million Dollar Quartet,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 1051 Greene St. Tickets are $47, $53 and $58. (803) 251-2222;

Thursday, February 6

Southern rock band Gov’t Mule performs, 8 p.m. Thursday at the Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. (803) 576-2350; ;

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