Friday, Nov. 14
“WHITE CHRISTMAS”: Through Dec. 7 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Adaptation of the classic film with songs by Irving Berlin. Show times are 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22, 28; Dec. 4-6 and 3 p.m. Nov. 23, Dec. 7. $25; age 65 and older, active military, college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; http://towntheatre.com
WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION: 6 p.m. Friday at State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Uncork the spirit of giving at the Children’s Chance wine tasting and silent auction. For more information and tickets, call (803) 254-5996 or visit www.childrenschancesc.org
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“STEAMPUNK SHAKESPEARE”: 8 p.m. Friday at The Ritz, 1511 Main St, Newberry. Newberry Community Players will present “Comedy of Errors” with steam-punk flair. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children and seniors and $4 for groups of 10 or more. The show will run through Nov. 23 with shows on at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. For tickets call (803) 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com
CMA JAZZ ON MAIN: “Celebrating the Great American Songbook,” 7:30 p.m. Friday 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
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE NEW MUSIC CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Friday in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Free concert will feature sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri, tabla player Abhijit Banerjee and work by local artists who traveled and worked in India – painter Fairoozan Abdalla and photographer Edward Shmunes.
MTC PAGE TO STAGE FALL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL: 8-10 p.m. Friday 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,” 8 p.m. Nov. 14-22 at Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene St. Tickets are $18; USC faculty, staff, military and those age 60 and older, $16; students, $12. (803) 777-2551; http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea
IF ART GALLERY: Leslie Hinton’s “Agoraphobic Sunrise” exhibition will be up through Dec. 6 at 1223 Lincoln St. Artist reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday. 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
Saturday, Nov. 15
BBQ & BLUEGRASS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in the South Shed at the State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. Barbecue and other regional foods prepared by top S.C. restaurants and food trucks, antique farm equipment exhibit, emergency vehicles, military tribute and live music featuring Balsam Range, Flatland Express, the Pine Hill Ramblers, the String Benders and Rabon Creek. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10; students, $5; children younger than 12, free. Sponsored by Five Rivers Market, the S.C. Department of Agriculture and 92.1 FM The Palm/894.3 FM The Dude. (803) 707-4627; http://scbbqandbluegrass.com
45th ANNUAL COLONIAL CUP: 9 a.m. Saturday, at Springdale Race Course, 200 Knights Hill Road in Camden. Tickets can be purchased for the event at www.carolina-cup.org/colonial-cup/
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: 8 p.m. Saturday at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. The season 11 tour stops in Columbia. Visit www.thetownship.org for tickets.
SOUTH CAROLINA PHILHARMONIC: “Marina Plays Tchaikovsky,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday 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
SPORK IN HAND PUPPET SLAM: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. Kimi Maeda will premiere Bend, the final installment in a trilogy of performances developed over the past 14 years. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. www.tappsartscenter.com
UU COFFEEHOUSE: Singer/songwriter Dayna Kurtz, 8 p.m. Saturday 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
Sunday, Nov. 16
BUBBIE’S BRISKET AND BAKERY: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 North Trenholm Road. Featuring traditional (kosher) Jewish foods and baked goods. All foods purchases are a la carte, plan for your feast now. More information, call (803) 782-2500 or go to www.bethshalomcolumbia.org
RICKY SKAGGS: 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday at the Newberry Opera House. The “master of blue grass” and 14-time Grammy winner will be performing with Kentucky Thunder. For tickets call (803) 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com
LAKE MURRAY SYMPHONY: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Salute to Norway celebrates the 200th anniversary of Norwegian independence with a concert featuring music by Norwegian composers – Grieg, Halvorsen and Svendsen. Sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy and the International Festival of Columbia. Free, but donations will be accepted. (803) 400-3540
Monday, Nov. 17
O.A.R.: 8 p.m. Monday at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. Performing with Andy Grammer. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at www.musicfarm.com
Tuesday, Nov. 18
RECONSTRUCTING HOME: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. An art show that explores the meaning of home through the eyes and minds of those who are working to overcome homelessness. All paintings will be auctioned during the event with proceeds to be split between Transitions and the artist. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.transitionssc.org/help/reconstructing-home
“JODI COBB’S ‘STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND’”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. National Geographic LIVE! presentation of the photographer’s work. Tickets are $18; available at http://harbisontheatre.org
USC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ROCK WITH RACHMANINOFF: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. Guest artist Adam Golka will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor” and the orchestra will present Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4.” Tickets are $30; seniors, USC faculty and staff, $25; students, $8. (803) 251-2222; http://capitoltickets.com
Thursday, Nov. 20
USC LAB THEATRE: “THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Booker T. Washington High School on USC Campus. Inspired by a true story, this play features a New Jersey mother in search of her son’s remains. $5 per tickets. Visit www.artsandsciences.sc.edu for more information.
VISTA LIGHTS: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Congaree Vista. Signature open house with artistic performances, live music and dancing, tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, showcase of galleries, shops and restaurants offering refreshments and shopping discounts. Pedestrian-only traffic on Gervais Street from Assembly to Gadsden; and Lincoln and Park streets, between Senate and Lady (Gervais and Lincoln streets will be closed to traffic from 6-10 p.m.) Free parking in Vista garages. http://vistalightssc.com