Friday, February 7
Celebrate the reopening of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home at Party Like a President, 7 p.m. Friday at 1705 Hampton St. Hosted by the Historic Columbia Foundation, the party is inspired by the year the house was saved from the wrecking ball – 1928. Pull out your flapper fringe, top hats and tails for this event. Tickets are $125; Historic Columbia members, $100. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org
Columbia Baroque Soloists present Grounds and Aires, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall, Room 206, 813 Assembly St. Arrive 15 minutes early to hear guest artist Adam Knight Gilbert speak. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 in advance, and free for students. (803) 727-8555; www.columbiabaroque.com
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Kick back Friday night at Arts & Draughts, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, live music, D.I.Y. projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and museum tours. Cost is $8 for the general public and $5 for members (join or renew your membership that night and get in for free). www.columbiamuseum.org
Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” comes to life, 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Presented by New York’s Aquila Theatre Company, the production questions the impact of information technology of literature and society. Tickets are $22. (803) 407-5011; www.harbisontheatre.org
Monster Jam returns to Columbia, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. Competing trucks include Spider Man, Raminator, Crushstation, Bad News, Samson and more. Tickets are $7-$42. (855) 456-2849; www.coloniallifearena.com
Saturday, February 8
Love is in the air at Sweet on CMA, noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Museum of Art, Main and Hampton streets. This family fun day will feature art stations throughout the museum, a tour, a gallery hunt and music by Lunch Money at 1 p.m. The event is free. Sponsored by the Junior League of Columbia. www.columbiamuseum.org
Sunday, February 9
The Glenn Miller Orchestra takes the stage, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. This world-famous big band will take attendees on a sentimental journey with songs like “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Little Brown Jug” and more. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $25 for groups. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com
You can help make history! Columbia will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most bow ties tied in five minutes in an event on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. All proceeds will benefit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. Register at https://tieustogether.eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, February 11
The USC Symphony Orchestra continues its salute to American musical theater composers, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. The program will feature Alan Jay Learner and Frederick Lowe (“Camelot,” “Paint Your Wagon,” “Gigi,” “Brigadoon” and “My Fair Lady”). Joining the orchestra will be the Sandlapper Singers and soloists from the USC School of Music. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for USC faculty, staff and seniors, and $8 for students. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com
Wednesday, February 12
The Newberry Opera House presents the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia, 8 p.m. Wednesday at 1201 McKibben St. See more than 50 dancers in beautiful folk costumes. Tickets are $35 for the general public, $25 for groups, and half price for students. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com
Thursday, February 13
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bawdy performance by the Henderson Bros. Burlesque, 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 14 and 15 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. After selling out last year, the group is back for a tantalizing show, complete with a full band, a large cast of female and male performers, Terrance Henderson as Emcee Nauti Boogie, and Hunter Boyle as vaudeville clown Bumbleclap McGee. Reserved seats are $30; tickets can be purchased at www.trustus.org. Standing room tickets are $20. Call (803) 254-9732.
if ART Gallery’s newest exhibition is Edward Rice: Fortress Series, Thursday-March 8 at 1223 Lincoln St. Don’t miss the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (803) 238-2351; http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com