Friday, Oct. 31 It’s just another day for a quirky flower shop worker and his bloodthirsty alien plant. Town Theatre pokes fun at 1950s sci-fi in the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 8 tonight and various times through Nov. 15. $12-$18; www.towntheatre.com or (803) 799-2510
Dining etiquette is fairly simple: Keep your mouth closed when you eat and don’t use a salad fork for your entree. But Norman, the lead character in Workshop Theatre’s comedy “Table Manners,” thinks getting sloshed and hitting on his sisters-in-law is acceptable. Watch him self-destruct at 8 tonight and various times through Nov. 15. $12- $18; (803) 799-6551 or workshoptheatre.com
Skip the neighborhood rounds and try out the city of Columbia’s “Ultimate” Halloween Party at Dutch Square Center mall. Walk through a haunted house, gather candy and play trivia games 5-9 p.m. Free, $3 for the haunted house; (803) 343-8716 or www.columbiasc.net
Friday, Oct. 31-Saturday, Nov. 1 Sink your teeth into some dance with Columbia City Ballet’s Halloween classic “Dracula: Ballet With a Bite” at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center. Wear a costume to the late show tonight. $10-$44; (803) 251-2222 or www.capitoltickets.com
Saturday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 2 As millions of Americans prepare to exercise their right to vote, take a look back at the war that won that freedom. The Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will host Revolutionary War Field Days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3-$8; free for children younger than 6. (803) 432-9841 or www.historic-camden.net
Saturday, Nov. 1 Piano and violin duo Opus Two, Andrew Cooperstock and William Terwilliger, will perform pieces by Leonard Bernstein at 7:30 p.m. at the School of Music recital hall. Free; (803) 777-4336 or www.music.sc.edu
Will the Tennessee Volunteers lend a hand in a Gamecock win? Check out the action at 7 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium or on ESPN2.
Sunday, Nov. 2 St. Peter’s Catholic Church gallery choir and orchestra will perform 19th century composer Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, adapted for the Liturgy for All Souls’ Day, at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Free; (803) 779- 0036 or www.visitstpeters.org
The Art of Music Series will welcome De Organographia, a duo that plays selections from the 61 remaining examples of ancient Greek music on hand-crafted ancient instruments. The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Columbia Museum of Art. $2-$5; (803) 799-2810 or www.columbiamuseum.org
Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Vote!
Wednesday, Nov. 5 Former governor and six-term U.S. Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings will speak and sign copies of his book “Making Government Work: Lessons From a Life in Politics” from 5- 7 p.m. at the State Museum as part of “A Conversation with Senator Fritz Hollings,” led by Walter Edgar. Free; (803) 898-4921 or www.museum.state.sc.us
No need to fly to Eastern Europe to catch Queen + Paul www.ticketmaster.com. Rodgers: Let the Cosmos Rock, filmed in Ukraine. You can see it for one night only on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. at Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place.
Ticket Window Coldplay might not rule the music world, but for a week of shows, the band will rule Atlanta — after Tina Turner gets through with the city. Philips Arena, the home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers, isn’t known as a prime concert venue. But the upcoming schedule boasts heavyweight shows. Coldplay will perform Wednesday and then return Nov. 11. Tina Turner has back-to-back dates, Nov. 9 and 10. But they both might be outshined by the irrepressible Madonna, who will set up her “Sticky & Sweet Tour” Nov. 24. It’s like Christmas in November. Tickets: Coldplay, $49.50, $77.50 and $97.50; Tina Turner, $59.50 and $152; Madonna, $57 to $352. Buy them through Ticketmaster, (803) 783-2222 or www.ticketmaster.com.