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“DRACULA – BALLET WITH A BITE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. Columbia City Ballet production has become a Halloween cult classic. There will be a costume contest during the Saturday performance. Then sink your teeth into the after-party at the Main Street Pub at the Sheraton on Main Street; there will be a live DJ, drink specials and a late-night menu. $5 cover goes toward the CCB’s Educational Outreach Program. Tickets are $15-$42; $15-$39 for seniors, military and students. Student tickets for Thursday’s performance are $10 with ID. http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=13
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This will be epic
HALLOWEEN DANCE: 7-10:30 p.m. Friday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). 2014 Carolina Beach Music Awards Hall of Fame inductees the Sensational Epics will perform classic hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Open seating, reserved tables available with a single purchase of six or more tickets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Costumes are optional but encouraged and several prizes will be given for best costumes. BYOB and snacks; soda and ice will be available for sale. Advance tickets are $15; $20 at the door; age 21 and older. (803) 779-1971 or order online at http://louriecentersc.com
‘Carmen’ on the big screen
THE MET: LIVE IN HD: Bizet’s “Carmen,” 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the Regal Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place and the Regal Columbiana Grande Stadium 14, 1250 Bower Parkway. Tickets are $24; seniors, $22; children, $18. http://www.fathomevents.com/event/met1415-carmen-live