Remembering Robert Newton
ROBERT NEWTON III MUSICAL MEMORIAL: “A Celebration of Life, Music and Spirit,” 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the fountain in Five Points. Tribute concert to the late Robert Newton III. Entertainment by Brian Conner and His Amazing Friends, Jeff Kozelski and the Outervention, Cherie Maree, Les Hall, the Herbie Jeffcoat Projekt, Lee Barbour and others. Newton’s former students will also provide open-mic performances. Free, sponsored by the Robert Newton Memorial Foundation and the Five Points Association.
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We got the beat
DRUM MAFIA: 7 p.m.-midnight Wednesday at Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. Monthly gathering for drummers and spectators. Speakers include Todd Ellis, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld and Jacobi Gunter. An open jam session will follow the clinics. Tickets are $8 at the door. www.conundrum.us
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Wound up? Wine down
FIVE POINTS ASSOCIATION WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Check out the shopping village’s retail and dining specials. Participating retailers include 2G’s Clothing, Bohemian, Copper Penny, Good For the Sole Shoes, Julia Neal Fashions, Loose Lucy’s, Office Depot, Revente, Sid & Nancy, STEEL Garden, The Oops! Company, Tic Toc Candy Shoppe and Vestique. Restaurants getting serious with the wine down theme include Cellar on Greene, Harper’s, Jake’s, Village Idiot and Yesterdays. http://fivepointscolumbia.com