“SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS”: Two-plot offbeat and bizarre comedy will be staged at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 7 and 11 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m Saturday at USC’s Center for Performance Experiment, 1512 Pendleton St. (across from the Pendleton Street Garage in Hamilton College). Free. (803) 777-3685 or email email@example.com
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A true classic
“SLEEPING BEAUTY”: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. The Columbia Classical Ballet will bring the timeless fairy tale to life. Tickets are $5-$12. (803) 251-2222; http://capitoltickets.com
Concert for a cause
“SPIRALS OF LIGHT”: Classical music concert, 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Road. Part of the Light the Way project, a nonprofit organization serving as a creative way for professional musicans to benefit the homeless. The event will also feature the premiere of Jack Burkheim’s poem, “Figment of My Imagination.” Tickets are $20; students and seniors, $10. Proceeds will go to the Columbia Family Shelter. http://lightthewaysc.com