Not the Cat in the Hat
“PUSS IN BOOTS”: Columbia Children’s Theatre production, Friday through Feb. 16 at 3400 Forest Drive (second level, Richland Mall). Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10; seniors and active duty military, $8; age 3 and younger, free. All tickets for 7 p.m. Saturday performances, $5. (803) 691-4548; www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
Big, bad trucks
MONSTER JAM: Monster truck race, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. Tickets are $22-$42, ages 2-12, $7. Come early for the Party in the Pits, passes are $10, ages 2-12, $5 (race tickets required for pit passes) http://www.coloniallifearena.com
Straight from the heart
WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave. February is national Heart Health Month and Linda Shanabrook, RN, of Brook Health Care, will talk about how the symptoms women experience can be very different from their male counterparts and why so many women miss the warning signs of a heart attack. Free, open to men and women. Box lunches will be available for $8. Call (803) 345-1100 to reserve a spot.