USC LECTURE: 4 p.m. Wednesday at LeConte 310 on the USC campus. “Race, Rage and Radiance: Bronco-Bucking the Clouds” is a discussion of Nikky Finney’s poetry collections by Jan Nordby Gretlund, senior lecturer at the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark. Open to the public.
THE MET: LIVE IN HD: Bizet’s “Carmen,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Regal Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place and the Regal Columbiana Grande Stadium 14, 1250 Bower Parkway. Encore screening of the Saturday broadcast. Tickets are $24; seniors, $22; children, $18. http://www.fathomevents.com/event/met1415-carmen-live
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ART BLOCK BASH: Noon-7 p.m. Thursday at 3142 Carlisle St. Four galleries and studios will be open – Kemp Interiors Design Studio, Over the Mantel Gallery, Studio Carlisle and Viridian Gallery & Studio. Original paintings, pottery, woodworking and jewelry by 40 local artists, as well as furniture, lamps and accessories. (803) 791-1713
WORKS IN PROGRESS AT McCAA’S TAVERN: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. Almost There party celebrating the restoration project will feature a photography exhibit by Cynthia Davis-Fussell. Entertainment, samplings of 18th century fare, beer and wine cash bar. Tickets are $40; couples, $70; and include a complimentary first libation ticket. All proceeds will benefit Historic Camden and the restoration of the John McCaa House, circa 1794. (803) 432-9841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PALLADIUM SOCIETY’S RENOVATION RODEO: Melrose Heights home tour, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Presented by Modern Exterminating, the Renovation Rodeo features old homes and buildings in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the site. $5; Historic Columbia Palladium Society members, free – includes refreshments. Advance registration required, address and location details will be sent to registrants before the event. (803) 252-7742, ext. 15; http://historiccolumbia.org
AN EVENING AT THE FARM: 6 p.m. Thursday at The Farm, 3248 U.S. 21 South, Ridgeway. Fundraiser will feature live music and a meal catered by the Blue Marlin (steamed oysters and seafood as well as non-seafood options). Dress is business casual. Proceeds will benefit Christian Assistance Bridge, a service agency providing emergency aid to individuals and families in need; the agency is a collaborative effort of local churches, individuals and support organizations and serves those in ZIP codes 29016, 29229 and 29130. Tickets are $50; sponsorships available. Order tickets at http://christianassistancebridge.com
FREE COMPUTER COURSE: Lexington 1 Adult Education program is offering a free course in Microsoft Word, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix St. Lexington. Age 18 and older. Call (803) 821-2950 to register. Information at http://lexington1.net/adulted
DUCKS IN THE ZONE: 6-10 p.m. Thursday in The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. Columbia Ducks Unlimited conservation banquet will feature raffles, games, silent auction, open bar. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65; couples, $95 (deadline is Wednesday). (803) 744-6861; http://ducks.org/south-carolina/events
GUN SAFETY PRESENTATION: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). A safety officer from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and a gun safety expert will discuss topics such as proper gun storage, safety rules for cleaning guns, laws and regulations for owners, gun safes and locks. No weapons are included in the presentation, nor are they allowed to be brought in (with the exception of law enforcement officers). Offered in partnership with Saving Lives Through Ryan, an organization dedicated to teaching firearms safety. Free and open to the public. RSVP at email@example.com or call (803) 779-1971.
FREE DAY AT THE COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at 1515 Main St. Visitors pay no admission to enjoy the CMA’s collection and exhibitions, including “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.” As always, the Wells Fargo Education Gallery, the Solar Exploration Station, Art Explorer backpacks and gallery guides are free. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
WINE & JAZZ ON THE BOARDWALK: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Stroll through the Wetland Preserve while enjoying wine samples and delicious food, live jazz by Eboniramm & Friends and a sneak peek at the Holiday Lights. Tickets are $30; couples, $50; available at http://eventbrite.com (search for wine and jazz on the boardwalk). Proceeds will benefit the Saluda Shoals Foundation to support educational and arts programming at the park.
CMA ARTS & DRAUGHTS: 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Live music, food, beer tasting, cash bar, gallery tour, exhibition tours, dance demo, film screenings, live figure drawing sessions, D.I.Y. art projects, interactive art and scavenger hunts. $8; members, $5; join or renew your membership at the door and get in for free. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
OPERA AT USC: “Hansel and Gretel,” 7:30 p.m. Friday at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College St. $25; seniors, USC faculty, staff and military, $20; students, $7. (803) 777-5369; http://sc.edu/music/opera
“CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN”: Lexington County Arts Association presentation, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $17; students and seniors, $15; available at http://villagesquaretheatre.com
“’TIS THE SEASON”: 8 p.m. Friday at the Chapin Firehouse Theatre, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin (American Legion Post 193). You know the drill, as soon as Labor Day is over, it’s nonstop HalloweenThanksgivingChristmasNewYear’s. Chapin Theatre Company production follows cul-de-sac denizens as they try to wade through the holidays. Tickets are $10; http://chapintheatre.org/tix.html or at the door.
GILBERT GREEN HOME WORKSHOP: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Gilbert Elementary School cafeteria, 314 Main St., Gilbert. WLTX-19 meteorologist Jim Gandy will discuss climate change and how it will affect South Carolina. Other sessions will examine energy conservation, improving air quality in the home, recycling and home improvements that save energy. Children are welcome. (803) 343-1161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Free entertainment and children’s games including Touch a Truck with military, fire, sheriff, construction and farm vehicles; food concessions (barbecue plates, baked goods, frozen dinners); exhibitors and craft sales; children’s yard sale, chili cook-off; gardener’s corner (plants, herbs, garden art plus expert advice from Master Gardeners and Clemson Extension Service); silent auction; used book sale; Log Cabin Art Guild show and sale. Profits will benefit the Thornwell Home for Children. (803) 788-3589; http://svpc.org
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW AND HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Lexington Middle School cafeteria, 702 N. Lake Drive, Lexington (Augusta Road and U.S. 378). Family event will feature more than 50 vendors and crafters from the Midlands Crafters Association. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. Free admission and parking. http://midlandcrafters.wix.com/christmas-craft-show
JUNK ART 2014: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2814 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Collaborative recycling event features a make-and-take birdhouse project for ages 5-12 and a birdhouse design and building contest for age 13 and older (prizes will be awarded). Upcycling projects will be displayed. (803) 733-1139; register at http://bit.ly/JunkArt2014
DECKER BOULEVARD BLOCK PARTY: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 2744 Decker Blvd. (behind the Staples building). Celebration of the completion of the International Corridor mural and all of the cultures that call Decker Boulevard home. Decker businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services as vendors for the event. There will also be a DJ, face painting and balloon exhibition. (803) 576-2166.
FASHION SPREE AND TEA: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd’s Center of Columbia, 3401 Trenholm Road. Tea luncheon, Talbot’s fashion show and dulcimer concert, $10. (803) 779-4449
“BIG APPLE CIRCUS: METAMORPHOSIS”: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Regal Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place and the Regal Columbiana Grande Stadium 14, 1250 Bower Parkway. Live broadcast from the big top tent in New York’s Lincoln Center; show will feature classic circus artistry such as clowning, juggling and acrobatics along with camels, horses and playful pooches. Tickets are $15; children, $10; available at theater box offices and online at http://fathomevents.com
HISTORIC MASONRY AND IRONWORK PRESERVATION WORKSHOP: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Cottage, 1623 Richland St. (next to the Seibels House). Workshop will include an education session on techniques for evaluation, repair and restoration of historic building materials, followed by a hands-on practice session. Presented by the Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of Randolph Cemetery, the workshop is one of a series of educational opportunities funded by a grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission. For more information or to register, email email@example.com
STORYBOOK BALL: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Children and their grown-ups will enjoy a merry evening filled with themed entertainment by magicians, performers and artisans. Balloon art, face painting, live animals, Mat Hatter’s Tea Party and more. Costumes encouraged. $35 per person. http://www.edventure.org
OPERA AT USC: “Hansel and Gretel,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College St. $25; seniors, USC faculty, staff and military, $20; students, $7. (803) 777-5369; http://sc.edu/music/opera
“CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN”: Lexington County Arts Association presentation, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $17; students and seniors, $15; available at http://villagesquaretheatre.com
“THE MOUNTAINTOP”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Fictionalized account of the final evening of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life presented by Charleston’s PURE Theatre. Tickets are $22; http://www.harbisontheatre.org/2014/05/the-mountaintop/
“’TIS THE SEASON”: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Chapin Firehouse Theatre, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin (American Legion Post 193). You know the drill, as soon as Labor Day is over, it’s nonstop HalloweenThanksgivingChristmasNewYear’s. Chapin Theatre Company production follows cul-de-sac denizens as they try to wade through the holidays. Tickets are $10; http://chapintheatre.org/tix.html or at the door.
UU COFFEEHOUSE: Singer/songwriter Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith hit Columbia for an 8 p.m. Saturday concert at 2701 Heyward St. Advance tickets (reservations) are $15; $17 at the door; students, $3 at the door with reservations. Door open at 7 p.m. (803) 299-2824; http://uucoffeehouse.org
FLAG PLACEMENT CEREMONY: 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington. Knights of Columbus of Corpus Christi Church will post flags on the graves of veterans. A light lunch will be provided at the reception following the ceremony. (803) 730-3614
VETERANS RECOGNITION: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive. Veterans and their families are invited to spend the afternoon swimming, playing, eating and relaxing – it’s the JCC’s way of saying thank you to veterans for dedicating a time in their lives to serving their country. There will be an indoor swim party, bounce house, arts and crafts and hot dogs. Professionals will be on hand to take to veterans about medical and employment related issues and transitioning back to the community. Photos from recent Midlands Honor Flights will be featured. (803) 787-2023; ext. 220
RESPONSIBLE BARTENDING – TIPS CERTIFICATION: 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St. Irmo. Must be 21 years old to attend. TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) certification is normally required by an establishment before an employee can work behind the bar. Certification upon completion of test at end of class; $100. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce
NEWBERRY COLLEGE SINGERS AND MADRIGALS: 3 p.m. Sunday in the New Life Chapel on the Heritage at Lowman campus, 2101 Dutch Fork Road, White Rock. Part of the free Sundays at Lowman concert series, performances will be followed by a reception in the Hoefler Gallery. (803) 451-7414
OPERA AT USC: “Hansel and Gretel,” 3 p.m. Sunday at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College St. $25; seniors, USC faculty, staff and military, $20; students, $7. (803) 777-5369; http://sc.edu/music/opera
“CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN”: Lexington County Arts Association presentation, 3 p.m. Sunday at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $17; students and seniors, $15; available at http://villagesquaretheatre.com
BAKER & BAKER PRESENTS ART OF MUSIC: Tabla master Rahul Pophali, 6 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. $12; members, $10; students, $5. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
COOKING HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Free class will feature registered dietitian Ashley Raash from DHEC’s Office of Public Health Nutrition, who will lead participants in cooking a fun, healthy dish to add to your holiday table. Call (803) 545-3200 to register. http://drewwellnesscenter.com
ISLANDS OF NEW ENGLAND TRAVEL INFORMATION SESSION: 6-7 p.m. Monday at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Trip is scheduled for June 12-19, eight days, 11 meals, round-trip air from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. Free orientation will whet your appetite for the trip with highlights including Providence, Newport, Boston, Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown and more. (803) 732-0422
RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at 500 Wildlife Parkway; active duty and retired military personnel with a military ID card will receive free admission in honor of Veterans Day. Regular admission is $13.95 for adults, $11.50 for ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2. (803) 779-8717; http://www.riverbanks.org
CITY OF COLUMBIA VETERANS DAY PARADE: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sumter and Laurel streets, south on Sumter Street and ending at Pendleton Street, near the State House. (803) 545-3100; http://columbiasc.net
SNACK & LEARN – HEALTHY, FIT ’N FRUGAL: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. $15, includes supplies and snack. (803) 732-0432
EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES, PART 1: 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. The final lecture of the series is on the Columbia Canal; $10. Registration is not required but space may be limited; reserve a spot at http://historiccolumbia.org or by calling (803) 252-1770, ext. 23.
USC GOSPEL CHOIR FESTIVAL OF SPIRITUALS: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Booker T. Washington auditorium (Wheat Street between Sumter and Pickens streets). The choir, directed by Dr. Carl Wells, is joined by Jacob Will, associate professor of voice, and one of his students, Shaquille Hester, senior voice major. Free. http://sc.edu/music
LEARNING TO LAUGH AGAIN: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 13 at Trinity Baptist Church, 2003 Charleston Highway, Cayce. America’s top-selling female comedian Chonda Pierce and Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb will bring two evenings of laughter, music and ministry. Presented by 89.7 FM WMHK and Muse Concerts and sponsored by Feed the Children, doors open at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; Gold Circle, $26. (885) 223-1008; http://museconcerts.com
USAF HERITAGE BRASS QUINTET: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band tours the Mid-Atlantic and New England region, performing classical to jazz to popular music, bringing its brilliant brass sound to all music genres. Free. http://sc.edu/music
EDWIN McCAIN: 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $37.50; groups, $32.50 each. (803) 276-6264; http://newberryoperahouse.com
FREE LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Noon-1 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). As people age and change, so do their nutritional needs. Nutritional deficiencies can result when medicines react with certain foods or suppress appetite. Some medications can bind to nutrients, preventing the nutrients from being properly absorbed and used by the body. Nutrition drinks, alcohol, nutritional suppliments or herbal products can all interact with medications. Nivia Green, LPN from Senior Health Associates will discuss medication safety and nutrition. Refreshments will be provided to those who RSVP, call (803) 779-1971; http://louriecentersc.com
SPEAKER @ THE CENTER: Noon-1 p.m. Nov. 13 at the State Library, 1500 Senate St. Rachel Haynie, author of “First You Explore: The Story of the Young Charles Townes,” will discuss her biography of the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the laser. Free, bring your lunch; books will be available for purchase and signing. (803) 734-8666; http://statelibrary.sc.gov
USC UNIVERSITY CHORUS: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Concert will feature the Columbia premiere of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.” Free, but donations will be accepted. (803) 777-1983; http://sc.edu/music
THE SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS: 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $35; groups, $28 each. (803) 276-6264; http://newberryoperahouse.com
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive (take the zoo exit off I-126). Palmetto Painters will offer hand painted or hand made items for special folks on your holiday list. (803) 781-2340; http://palmettopainters.com
BEST OF PHILANTHROPY AWARDS: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at 701 Whaley. Central Carolina Community Foundation and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine will celebrate the individuals, businesses and groups who have made significant contributions to the community, demonstrating the true meaning and value of helping others. Honorees are Michelle James, individual champion; Heart ’n Soul Band, group champions; Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, local business champions; Richland Northeast High School HOPE 365, student champions; and St. Lawrence Place, winner of the David W. Robinson Catalyst Award. Tickets are $50 and include a cocktail reception . Proceeds will support the operations of the Central Carolina Community Foundation and its efforts to promote, facilitate and increase philanthropy in the community. http://yourfoundation.org
BLYTHEFEST CHARITY GOLF OUTING: 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club, 280 University Parkway, Blythewood. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; driving range and putting green will be open for players. 10 a.m. shotgun start, four-player teams, prizes for first and second place overall score, best pink ball score and closest to the pin on par 3’s. $75 per player, includes lunch. Proceeds will benefit local missions work of Trinity United Methodist Church. (803) 807-0030
IF ART GALLERY: Leslie Hinton’s “Agoraphobic Sunrise” exhibition will be up Nov. 14 through Dec. 6 at 1223 Lincoln St. Artist reception, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 14; gallery talk, 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Gallery hours are 11 a. m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 239-2351; http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com
CMA JAZZ ON MAIN: “Celebrating the Great American Songbook,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m.; cash bar. Tickets are $35; CMA members, $28; students, $5. Premier table seating for six, $300 (includes two bottles of wine); table for four, $200 (one bottle of wine). (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org
“CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN”: Lexington County Arts Association presentation, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 and 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Tickets are $17; students and seniors, $15; available at http://villagesquaretheatre.com
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE NEW MUSIC CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Free concert will feature sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri and tabla player Abhijit Banerjee.
MTC PAGE TO STAGE FALL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL : 8-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Productions of “The Break Room,” written by London Smalls and directed by Stacey Keller; “The Pearly Gates of Broadway,” written and directed by Emily Brown; “Corday,” written and directed by Crystal Cooper; and “Untitled,” written by Chris Pendergrass and directed by Jake Salter. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10; available at http://harbisontheatre.org
THEATRE SOUTH CAROLINA: “Our Town,” Nov. 14-22 at Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene St. Show times are 8 p.m. Nov. 14, 15, 19-21; 3 p.m. Nov. 16; 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 22. Tickets are $18; USC faculty, staff, military and those age 60 and older, $16; students, $12. (803) 777-2551; http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea
“WHITE CHRISTMAS”: Nov. 14-Dec. 7 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Adaptation of the classic film with songs by Irving Berlin. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (no performances Nov. 27 or 29); 3 p.m. Sundays. $25; age 65 and older, active military, college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com
DEFENSIVE DRIVING: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Defensive driving techniques are stressed through lectures, videos and classroom demonstrations. Bring a pen or pencil to class. Fee, $79. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce
FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Columbia Community Development office, 1225 Lady St., second floor. Learn the importance of banking, budgeting, saving and building your credit. Register at (803) 545-0280; http://columbiasc.net
E-WASTE RECYCLING AND HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION: Lexington County residents only; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Springdale Baptist Church, 357 Wattling Road, West Columbia. Electronics accepted for recycling include computers (laptops, monitors, CPUs, keyboards, printers, scanners), TVs, copiers, VCR and DVD players, fax machines, telephone systems, cell phones, household electronics (stereos, radios, PDAs and electronic game systems. Household hazardous waste items will accepted including lawn and garden products, cleaners and waxes, pool and spa chemicals, glues and adhesives, solvents, thinners and corrosives, mercury items (thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes, etc.); PCB ballasts, fire extinguishers and paint (oil and latex). HHW items must be pre-registered by Nov. 10 in order to drop off at the event. Call (803) 785-3340 or go to http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/recycling. Items not accepted include unregistered items, ammunition, fireworks, asbestos, commercial grade chemicals, medical sharps or pharmaceuticals, oversized batteries or radioactive materials.
SOUTH CAROLINA PHILHARMONIC: “Marina Plays Tchaikovsky,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Pianist Marina Lomazov will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 is also on the program. Concert’s Music for a Cause Partner is Epworth Children’s Home. Tickets are $23-$53; available at the Koger Center box office, 806 Park St., or http://capitoltickets.com
UU COFFEEHOUSE: Singer/songwriter Dayna Kurtz, 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at 2701 Heyward St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets (reservations), $15; $17 at the door; students, $3 at the door with reservations. (803) 200-2824; http://uucoffeehouse.org
CHAIR CANING: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 17-Dec. 8 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. Learn to repair or replace a hand-caned chair seat. It’s easy, but you’ll need to transport your piece to class each week. Technique taught is for a square or rectangular seat. See the materials list on the web site for additional instructions and required supplies. Fee is $99. (803) 732-0432; http://midlandstech.edu/cce
FREE COMPUTER COURSE: Lexington 1 Adult Education program is a free course in Microsoft Excel, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix St. Lexington. Age 18 and older. Call (803) 821-2950 to register. Information at http://lexington1.net/adulted