701 CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: Opening receptions for American realist painter Bo Bartlett exhibition and Herb Parker’s outdoor architectural installation, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whaley St., second floor. $5 suggested donation; 701 CCA members, free. (803) 319-9949
Prowling in the park
SANDHILLS STROLL: 10 a.m. Friday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Casual stroll along the park’s half-mile Jackson Creek Nature Trail; participants will uncover some of the secrets of the forest and its interesting inhabitants. Suitable for ages 5 and older. Registration deadline is Wednesday. $5; seniors and children ages 15 and younger, $3 (includes park admission); free to Park Passport Plus holders. Adults must accompany children 15 and younger. Meet at the park office and dress for the outdoors; insect repellent, sunscreen and water are recommended. (803) 788-2706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Something for everyone
“LET’S GO TO THE PREVIEWS”: 8 p.m. Friday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Favorite local performers will present glimpses of the 2014-15 season with bits from “Oklahoma!,” “White Christmas,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Always … Patsy Cline,” “Sugar,” (based on “Some Like It Hot”), “Spamalot” and maybe the summer offering “Peter Pan.” General admission is $10 (includes popcorn and a soft drink). Tickets available by calling (803) 799-2510, online at towntheatre.com or at the box office.