Eyes on the prize
701 CCA PRIZE 2014 ARTIST TALK SERIES: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley. Meet finalist Andrew Blanchard (pictured), director of studio art and an associate professor of printmaking and photography at Converse College. His mixed-process prints on wood and paper have been included in more than 100 national and international juried print exhibitions. (803) 319-9949; http://701cca.org
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Big band alive, kicking
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The present orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year. $35; groups, $30 per person; students, half price. http://newberryoperahouse.com
Bring on hump day!
STATE MUSEUM: Second Shift Twosday at 301 Gervais St. In celebration of the history of its building and the mill workers who decades ago worked the second shift, the museum is extending its Tuesday hours until 8 p.m. Each week, the museum will feature something different, which might include programs, planetarium shows, 4-D movies, lunar observing, exhibit previews, food and beverage events, discounts and more. Also, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays in December,, they’ve come up with Tasting Twosdays – when the food samplings will include tastings of Ginger Wine Ninja Pinot Noir, a new wine label created by three local wine experts. The museum is at 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921; http://scmuseum.org