Friday, Dec. 26
SPANKY BROWN: 8 p.m. Friday at Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd. Spanky’s career started 18 years ago on BET’s Comic View. Now he is a regular on syndicated radio and clubs everywhere. Shows also at 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets at www.comedyhouse.us
ACOUSTIC OPEN STAGE AND JAM: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting St., West Columbia. The gathering continues at its non-smoking, non-alcohol venue. $5 admission. (803) 796-6477; http://billsmusicshop.com
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Saturday, Dec. 27
LIVE MUSIC AT ART BAR: 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. Cost is $5. www.artbarsc.com
COLD WINTER’S DAY 5K: 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Acres Country Club. Run or walk the flat 5K course around the Forest Acres Country Club. Winners in each age group receive cash prizes. Register online at www.strictlyrunning.com
Monday, Dec. 29
KEVIN HART: 7 p.m. Monday at the Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. Doors open an hour before the performance. A 10:30 p.m. show was added after the earlier performance sold out. www.thetownship.org
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 skits, 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.