Early entertainment picks for the weekend

February 19, 2014 

The 25th annual Harambee Festival is Saturday at Benedict College.

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THURSDAY

Women’s and Gender Studies conference

Marcie Cohen Ferris will deliver the opening keynote address at 6 p.m. Thursday in the School of Law auditorium. Ferris, an associate professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina, will talk about “Edible Moments in Women’s History: The American South.” The 27th annual conference, Thursday and Friday, will focus on food and foodways.

Details: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/wgst/2014-wgst-conference

FRIDAY

‘The 39 Steps’

Combine an Alfred Hitchcock espionage thriller with the style of Monty Python and you get Patrick Barlow’s manically theatrical comedy. Friday through March 1 at Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene St. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12-$18; on March 1 there will be a half-price late night performance at 11 p.m. Details: (803) 777-2551

SATURDAY

Harambee Festival

The 25th edition of the event at Benedict College features food, entertainment and fun, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena. New this year is a car and bike show, a basketball tournament, and a walking tour of the Waverly neighborhood. Details: www.benedict.edu

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