Donen film festival
“FUNNY FACE”: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. The Stanley Donen film festival continues with the 1957 musical starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. In this one, Astaire is a fashion photographer who turns Hepburn into a chic Paris model. The Astaire role was based on fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon, who’s credited as visual consultant. Tickets are $10. (803) 254-8237; http://nickelodeon.org
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TRUSTUS 2014 PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL WINNER: Script reading of Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich’s “Big City,” 2 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Jane and Joe are friends who have been living with each other for a while and are “just roommates,” except for Friday nights and the occasional Sunday morning. Now Joe wants a deeper commitment – a baby – but Jane says no. Deep down, are they really in love? Or is it just the narrowing of options and fear of being alone that comes from being closer to 30 than 20. Anything can happen over a meal of Chinese takeout and muscle relaxants, especially when unexpected guests invade the small apartment they call home. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org
Lunch, learn at the Lourie Center
LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Margaret S. Poovey, a doTerra Wellness Advocate, will speak on essential oils for health. Four powerful blends will be featured, plus lemon and wild orange. Free and open to the public. Bring a lunch, beverage and dessert will be provided. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12; http://www.louriecenter.com