March 14, 2014

Columbia entertainment calendar, March 14-20

Friday-Sunday: Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show; Opening: Productions at Trustus and Workshop theatres; Wednesday: Journey tribute band; Thursday: Wild Ponies at Conundrum

Friday, March 14

It’s time once again for the annual Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. More than 250 exhibitors will showcase home and garden services and products. Special events on Friday include a Senior Expo from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and a Wine Walk from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person at the gate; children age 14 and younger are free; adults age 62 and older are free on Friday. www.columbiabuilders.com

Christian music’s largest annual tour, Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, comes to Columbia, 7 p.m. Friday at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. The concert will feature Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong and Colton Dixon. Come early for the pre-jam party with Love & the Outcome, Everfound and Derek Minor. Admission is $10. (803) 576-9200; http://jamtour.com

Trustus Theatre presents “See Rock City and Other Destinations,” Friday through April 5 at 520 Lady St. This award-winning musical explores connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. March 23 and 30. Tickets are $27 for the general public, $25 for military and seniors, and $20 for students (half-price Student Rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org

Don’t miss Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues,” Friday through March 29 at Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull St. The second installment of the trilogy beginning with “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” this comedy picks up with Eugene Jerome as a recruit stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Miss., in 1943. Show times are 8 p.m. nightly Wednesdays-Saturdays except for a 3 p.m. matinee this Sunday. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $17 for seniors and military, $14 for students, and $10 for children. (803) 799-6551; http://workshoptheatre.com

Saturday, March 15

You don’t have to be Irish to attend the 32nd annual St. Pat’s in Five Points celebration, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Columbia’s biggest street festival promises a parade, a family fun area, 15 bands on five stages, food, and of course, green beer. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate. www.stpatscolumbia.com

The entire family can take part in the Nickelodeon Theatre’s Science on Screen series with the Free Family Fun Day showing of “The Ant Bully,” 10 a.m. Saturday at 1607 Main St. A boy learns valuable life lessons after becoming the size of an ant. Following the film, some insect experts will create interactive activities for the whole family. (803) 254-3433; http://nickelodeon.org

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending the opening reception for the State Museum’s new virtual exhibit, “The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World,” 3-5 p.m. Saturday at 301 Gervais St. The event provides a rare look into the works of Sarah Adeline “Addie” Sims, a South Carolina Civil War-era artist. After the reception, the paintings will be put in storage for conservation and preservation. The reception is free with museum admission or membership. The virtual exhibit will be accessible beginning Saturday, free of charge at http://scmuseum.org/exhibits.

Sunday, March 16

Roslyn Kind, younger sister of megastar Barbara Streisand, performs at the Newberry Opera House, 3 p.m. Sunday at 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Kind is an accomplished singer who has performed on Broadway and around the world. Tickets are $40. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com

Wednesday, March 19

Don’t stop believin’ in a great Journey tribute band! DSB, A Tribute to Journey, performs at the Newberry Opera House, 8 p.m. Wednesday at 1201 McKibben St. Hear classics including “Faithfully,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Wheel in the Sky,” and more. Tickets are $37.50. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com

Catch a free concert by instrumental group C-Street Bass, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall, Room 206, 813 Assembly St. (803) 777-4280

Thursday, March 20

Americana band Wild Ponies will wow concert-goers, 8 p.m. Thursday at Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St. Doug and Telisha Williams along with drummer Jake Winebrenner are touring in support of their new album, “Things That Used to Shine.” Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. www.conundrum.us

Enjoy a night to remember at A Taste of Lake Murray, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. Tickets are $60, which includes food, beer, wine, specialty drinks and music by The American Flyers. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Murray 4th of July fireworks celebration and boat parade. (803) 781-5940; http://tasteoflakemurray.com

EdVenture Children’s Museum and Coplon’s present a night of food, music and fun at Girls Night Out, 7-10 p.m. Thursday at EdVenture, 211 Gervais St. The evening will feature runway fashions by designer Yigal Azrouël. Proceeds will benefit the Yes, Every Child Fund, which provides underserved families with access to EdVenture for $1 per person. Tickets are $50-$150. (803) 400-1160; http://edventure.org

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