Columbia entertainment calendar, March 21-27

March 20, 2014 

Friday, March 21

Don’t miss “ You Can Haz Cheezburger,” 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. This one-of-a-kind event combines popular Internet cat videos with theatrical performance. Tickets are $10. (803) 407-5011;

Columbia City Ballet presents the magical story of “ Alice in Wonderland,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. Tickets are $16-$39. (803) 251-2222;

Be one of the first to see the State Museum’s new exhibit, “Mama, Let’s Make a Moon,” Friday through June 29 at 301 Gervais St. The exhibit will feature original hand-cut illustrations from Lowcountry artist Clay Rice’s new children’s book. Free with museum admission or membership. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. (803) 898-4921;

Bring your appetite to the Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook-Off and Festival, Friday and Saturday at the State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. More than 40 teams will compete for the State Barbecue Championship title and other prizes. The festival kicks off with the “Anything Butt” contest, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. The Blue Iguanas will perform on the Farm Bureau Music Stage. Sample barbecue from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Children’s activities will be offered. The festival is free; tickets for food samples range from $2-$35. Canned food donations will be accepted for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Saturday, March 22

Test your knowledge of local art, architecture and history at Historic Columbia’s Great Columbia Quest, the third annual citywide scavenger hunt, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Teams of two will meet at the Carriage House at Robert Mills and follow clues by foot or by bike. Teams will have three hours to solve puzzles and complete challenges for points. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place teams as well as teams with the best name and best costume. Registration is $10 and includes a shirt and goody bag for each team member and admission to a finish line party with snacks, drinks and awards. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23;

Check out the latest installment of the UU Coffeehouse Music Series, Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. (Heyward and Woodrow streets). John Boling performs on the side stage at 7 p.m.; Hannah Miller opens on the main stage at 8 p.m., followed by Barrett Smith. Adult tickets are $15 with a reservation or $17 at the door, and high school and college students are $3. Children through eighth grade are admitted free. (803) 200-2824;

Celebrate the change of seasons at Riverbanks Zoo’s Springtime at the Garden Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 500 Wildlife Parkway. Get expert gardening advice, participate in children’s activities and catch a performance by indie band Lunch Money from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will also be dozens of vendors offering plants, tools, jewelry and garden art. Free with paid admission or zoo membership. (803) 779-8717;

Organist Bill McNair, along with guest organist Charles Frost, perform as part of the Arts at Shandon series, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Admission is free. (803) 771-4408

Singer, songwriter and actor Georgette Jones, daughter of country music stars George Jones and Tammy Wynette, will pay tribute to her mother, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The show will include hits such as “Stand By Your Man,” “I Don’t Wanna Play House,” “Till I Make It On My Own” and more. Tickets are $35 each or $30 for groups. (803) 276-6264;

Sunday, March 23

If a wedding is in your future, don’t miss the WCOS Lexington Bridal Expo, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. More than 50 wedding professionals will provide information on bridal gowns, photography, music, wedding cakes, flowers and more. Admission is $10.

Monday, March 24

Sample fine wines from around the world at the South Carolina Philharmonic’s fundraiser, Tasting Notes, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday at the S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Enjoy a selection of food from local restaurants, taste (and purchase) a variety of wine, and enjoy music from the Reggie Sullivan Quartet. There will also be a silent auction and a cigar bar. Attire is business casual. Tickets are $75.

Tuesday, March 25

Broadway in Columbia presents “Jersey Boys,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-March 29, 2 p.m. March 29, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. This is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, four blue-collar kids who became Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers. Tickets are $41-$71. (803) 251-2222;

Thursday, March 27

Enjoy barbecue, hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, wine and of course, oysters, at the Greater Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center Fifth Annual Oyster Roast, 6-10 p.m. Thursday at Harmon’s Tree Farm, 3152 Augusta Road, Gilbert. Entertainment will be provided by Trent Jeffcoat. Tickets are $50.

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