Bread and circuses
THE PAPER MOON VARIETY SHOW: 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Drive, Irmo. Soda City Cirque performances include everything from fire tricks and stilt walking to belly dancing and hula hooping. Seating starts at 7:30 p.m., bring a picnic for a night under the stars. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring three canned food items for Sharing God’s Love, a community resource for families transitioning through difficult times. Advance tickets are $8; $12 at the gate; ages 10 and younger, $5. http://brownpapertickets.com
Concert for the kids
CONCERT FOR CHARITY: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting St., West Columbia. Hosted by the SC Screams Project, a coalition of local authors. Proceeds benefit Children’s Chance, which helps families facing pediatric cancer. (803) 796-6477; www.facebook.com/scscreamsproject
Do you want a Muppet?
MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Muppets: Most Wanted,” 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com