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.
‘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
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