CINETHON 72-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL: Jan. 16-19 in the Skyline Room at Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. Twenty-six films – some chosen by the Point of View staff and others by the event sponsors. There will also be live entertainment acts and events including surprise guests, movie trivia, live music, raffle drawings and more. Proceeds will supplement the P.O.V. fiscal budget for 2015. Schedule at http://cinethon72hour.com/schedule-2. Full festival pass, $50; five-film pass, $20. (803) 988-0013; http://tappsartscenter.com
CMA JAZZ ON MAIN: “Oscar, Ahmad & George: Three Legends of Piano Jazz,” 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. The Noel Freidline Trio with special guest saxophonist Doug Henry will perform music made famous by Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal and George Shearing. 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
BILL HALEY’S COMETS: 8 p.m. Friday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The group earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records by selling 43 million copies of its greatest hit, “Rock Around the Clock.” The band is now led by original bass and trumpet player, Al Rappa. $25; groups, $20 per person. (803) 276-6264; http://newberryoperahouse.com
WORLD BEER FESTIVAL: Noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. S.C. breweries will be highlighted along with the national and regional folks. General admission tickets are $40 and come with a tasting glass and unlimited 2-oz. tastings. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased at http://worldbeerfestival.com or at either Green’s location and Morganelli’s Party Store. A portion of the proceeds will go to Columbia Opportunity Resource.
“WOVEN: LIFE IN NOTES AND STEPS ”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Jazz and contemporary dance performance. Tickets are $22. (803) 407-5011; http://harbisontheatre.org