Things to do and see, May 23-29

May 23, 2014 


See “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Environmental Education Center Outdoor Deck at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. This Trustus Theatre performance is a collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron. Tickets are $15, and proceeds will support future construction of Nature’s Theater at the park. (803) 213-2025

Saturday, May 24

Running enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Jailbreak 5K Run and Walk, 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. Packet pickup and late registration begin at 6:30 a.m. Race day entry fee is $30. Proceeds from this Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation fundraiser will go to purchase equipment, materials, training and supplies for the department, when not otherwise provided for in the annual budget. Register at http://strictlyrunning.com


The inaugural Keep on Rocking Music Festival promises a full day of fun, 2-11 p.m. Saturday at Jake’s Bar and Grill, 2112 Devine St. Hear Waccamaw, Prettier Than Matt, Bossman, James Beresford, James Ervin, The Fossil Record, Moving Mercury, Concrete Jumpsuit, Craig & the Bodietones and Mama’s Love. The festival also will feature a light show, vendors, working artists and more. Admission is $10 at the door. Sponsored by Dang Baby LLC, Graph-itti Tees, Ben Arnold, The Warehouse and Jake’s Bar and Grill.


The UU Coffeehouse presents Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, 8 p.m. Saturday at 2701 Heyward St. Bill Owens and Roger Sharpe will perform at 7 p.m. on the Side Stage. Tickets are $15 for adults, $3 for high school and college students and free for children through eighth grade with a paying adult. (803) 200-2824; http://uucoffeehouse.org

Sunday, May 25

The Palmetto Concert Band presents a free Memorial Day concert, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Soloist will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Kelly Cae Hogan.


Bring the kids to Family Fest 2014, 4 p.m. Sunday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. The outdoor festival will feature a food court, rides and children’s activities, free health screenings and a tribute to fallen veterans and Posting of the Wreath ceremony at 6 p.m. Don’t miss the James Fortune & Fiya gospel concert as well as local church, community choirs and ensembles.

Tuesday, May 27

Attention art lovers! Don’t miss Bon Voyage, Monet, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. This talk will educate participants about the museum’s beloved Monet painting, “The Seine at Giverny,” before it travels to Houston for an exhibition. Tickets are $10 for the general public and free for museum and Alliance Francaise members and students. (803) 799-2810; www.columbiamuseum.org

Thursday, May 29

John Wesley Satterfield performs at Thursday’s Rhythm and Blooms, 6-9 p.m. at Riverbanks Zoo’s Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org


After being rained out earlier this month, the Five After Five concert series returns for one more night with Weaving the Fate, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday at the Five Points fountain, Saluda Avenue and Harden Street. The band will celebrate the release of their new album. Death of Paris will also perform. Free and open to all ages. Family friendly activities such as bubbles and sidewalk chalk will be available for kids. http://fivepointscolumbia.com

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