Friday, Oct. 31
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
“DRACULA – BALLET WITH A BITE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. Columbia City Ballet production has become a Halloween cult classic. 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. http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=13
“THE OTHER PLACE”: 8 p.m. Friday at the Richard and Debbie Cohn Trustus Side Door Theatre. Sharr White’s psychological thriller begins a four-show season of programming that explores living with challenges. “The Other Place” offers a look at mental decline and the struggle to maintain a sense of identity. Tickets are $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org
Saturday, Nov. 1
STATE MUSEUM GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 301 Gervais St. (Special members-only preview sale from 8-9 a.m.) Variety of fun and unusual props and graphics from previous exhibits, framed panels from traveling exhibits, office supplies, furniture and more. At noon, purchase a black bag for $5 and fill it with anything left over from the sale. http://scmuseum.org
SOUTHERN LIVING TAILGATE TOUR: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Strand on the State Fairgrounds. Southern Living and Cobblestone Bread Co. are bringing the CBC food truck to the University of South Carolina football game. There will be live recipe demonstrations, free samples and a photo booth. For more information visit Facebook.com/cobblestonebreadco
DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fountain in Five Points (Harden and Greene streets). Mariachi band, performance of Mexican folk dances and other cultural activities. Participants may share a prayer, light a candle or place a memento on the Day of the Dead altar honoring those who have departed before us. Sponsored by Palmetto Luna Arts.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR FIELD DAYS: 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. British and patriout re-enactors make the revolution come alive. At the daily 1:30 p.m. battle, soldiers will skirmish using southern campaign battle tactics. Daily admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military and $4 for children 6-12. $20 family package (two adults, three kids under 12) Historic Camden 1.4 miles on Highway 521 North from I-20/exit 98. (803) 432-9841 or www.historic-camden.net
Sunday, Nov. 2
LEXINGTON COUNTY VETERANS PARADE: 3 p.m. Sunday, beginning at Butler and Hagood streets, down Main Street, to South Lake Drive and ending at the County Administration Building, downtown Lexington. Grand Marshals will be the Military Order of World Wars, D-Day veterans and members of American Legion Post 7; a memorial service will follow at the Veterans Monument. (803) 785-1454.
OYSTER ROAST: 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Waldrop Farm in Newberry. The roast features sumptuous oysters from Bowen’s Island as well as a variety of other great food and beverages. For tickets and information call (803) 276-6264
Monday, Nov. 3
USC WIND ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. An evening of electro-acoustic music featuring works for electronics and wind ensemble by Edgar Varese, Mason Bates and Steven Bryant. Steve Meyer and Paul DeCinque will be guest conductors. Free.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
LADIES’ NIGHT OUT: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Kick off your holiday shopping with handmade gifts crafted by local artisans – Bohumila Augustinova, Cindy Saad and Kelly Wenner (jewelry); Clay Burnette (baskets and scarves), Alicia Leeke (scarves and stationery), Mary Ann Ehasz (mosaics) and Mary Catherine Kunze (purses). Music by DJ Alejandro, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, cash bar. You can have your gifts professionally wrapped for free while you check out the “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” exhibit. $10; members, free (join or renew your membership and get in free). Sponsored by Earth Fare. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
Wednesday, Nov. 5
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, A TRIBUTE: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Newberry Opera House. Listen to Randy Linder and his band play CCR favorites. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: Varekai: 7:30 Wednesday at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul and spirit and art of the circus tradition. Shows run from Wednesday to Nov. 9. For more information and tickets, visit www.coloniallifearena.com
Thursday, Nov. 6
RYAN HEMSWORTH: 9 p.m. Thursday at the Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. Hemsworth is a young producer from Canada with a remarkably productive output in the past two years and a totally unique approach to hip hop and R&B Tickets are $12-15. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.musicfarm.com