It only looks difficult
FRENCH HAND SEWING BY MACHINE: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 5-12 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. French hand techniques are used to create lace shaping, puffing and pintucks to adorn children’s dresses, bonnets, layettes, christening gowns and linens. Construct a small pillow using lace shaping and other techniques on a sewing machine. Class fee, $99. Materials are provided; a sewing machine and basic sewing knowledge are required. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce
“THE VELVET WEAPON”: 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Deborah Brevoort’s script was the winner of the 2013 Trustus Playwrights’ Festival. The play is a metaphorical examination of the Velvet Revolution, a nonviolent transition of power in what was Czechoslovakia in 1989. Dewey Scott-Wiley directs. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $22; military and seniors, $20; students, $15. Half-price Student Rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org
National Night Out
RICHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Lower Richland High School/Region 1 Headquarters. Helicopter display, K-9 unit, climbing walls, entertainment, Kids ID fingerprinting and more. Free. Other National Night Out activities are planned throughout the Midlands.