KWANZAA CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Monday at the Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Ave. The salute to Ujamaa (cooperative economics) will feature African dancers and drummers, pouring of libation, meaning of the seven principles, children’s skit, ethnic food and a book vendor. Wear your Afro-centric attire. Sponsored by the Columbia Chapter of Black Social Workers, KRST Temple Universal, ASCAC, the Kemetic Institute and the Association of Black Psychologists.
>>> BATTLE OF THE BANDS
GAME OF TONES: Battle of the bands competition, 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at Trustus Theater, 520 Lady St. The winner will receive a complimentary recording session at the Jam Room Studio. The competition is open to musicians of all genres, from hip-hop to country to jazz and rock ’n’ roll and will be judged by a panel of notables from the local music industry. Requirements are: at least one submitted song must be original, and all members of the group must be in high school. Proceeds raised from the show will benefit Hidden Wounds, a nonprofit specializing in helping veterans deal with mental health issues, such as PTSD, after returning from deployment. Application deadline is Wednesday, forms and ticket information at http://friendsofjustin.org. Selections will be announced by Jan. 15.
CMA free day
COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: 11 am.-5 p.m. Wednesday at 1515 Main St. Free admission courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of SC. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org