May 1, 2014

3-day weekend: Early entertainment picks

First Thursday on Main; Arts and Draughts; Bela Fleck with SC Philharmonic


First Thursday on Main

The monthly art crawl is expanding from City Hall to the State House this month. View artists’ exhibits and enjoy music and special events at businesses along Main Street from 6 to 10 p.m. Details: firstthursdaysonmain.com


Arts and Draughts

The event, 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., includes beer tastings from The Whig; live music, DIY art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts and perspective tours of the museum. $8; members, $5 (join or renew your membership at the door and get in free). (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org


Bela Fleck with S.C. Philharmonic

Bela Fleck is a favorite among bluegrass fans, but he’s becoming a darling of the classical music circuit by pairing with orchestras on banjo concertos. He plays “The Imposter,” a new concerto, with the orchestra as it concludes its 50th season. The program, which also includes works by Berlioz and Dvorak, begins at 7:30 p.m. Details: scphilharmonic.com

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