THURSDAY, DEC. 15
CUT! COSTUME AND THE CINEMA
The newest featured exhibit at Columbia Museum of Art includes 43 period costumes from 25 films, depicting five centuries of history, drama, and comedy. The exhibit features more than 100,000 costumes and accessories made by the renowned British costumer, Cosprop Ltd.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1515 Main St. $12 adults, $10 seniors and military, $5 students. www.columbiamuseum.org
THIRD THURSDAY COMEDY: DAVE STONE
Comedian Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013, and has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Viceland’s “Flophouse” and hosting Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chowdown.”
8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. www.tappsartscenter.com
FRIDAY, DEC. 16
HORSESHOE HISTORY TOUR
University archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West leads the monthly tours around the historic campus, sharing tales of significant events and student life that occurred on the Horseshoe. Tours are free and open to the public.
1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter St. Free. http://library.sc.edu/socar/
‘THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL’
It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. This companion to the original “Great American Trailer Park Musical” is just as much of a cat-fightin’, chair-throwin’ good time – but with Keg Nog.
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $25-$35. www.trustus.org
PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING
Palmetto Championship Wrestling is one of South Carolina’s hottest professional wrestling companies. The event will feature IMPACT Wrestling Superstar “The Monster” Abyss.
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at North Springs Park, 1320 Clemson Road, Northeast Richland. $15. https://www.facebook.com/
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
HOLIDAY SERIES AT THE NICK
Nickelodeon is offering a holiday film series in December. This weekend’s feature is the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Noon Saturday, Dec. 17 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at The Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St. $8. www.nickelodeon.org
JINGLE BELL RUN
The Jingle Bell Run is an annual 5K that raises money for The Arthritis Foundation. Holiday-themed costumes are highly encouraged. So tie jingle bells to your shoelaces, show off that ugly Christmas sweater and get some exercise for a good cause.
8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce. Registration, fees and other run details: www.jbr.org
SODA CITY MARKET
Ease into the day with a leisurely stroll along Columbia’s Main Street. Check out produce, dairy, baked items and other goodies at this weekly Saturday market.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 along Main Street downtown. Free. www.sodacitysc.com
SUNDAY, DEC. 18
Ebenezer Scrooge is a curmudgeon who values wealth over the happiness of others. He’s forced to face his selfish ways when visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. This is the final show.
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. $25 adults; $20 seniors (65 and older), full-time college, active-duty military; $15 youth (17 and under). www.towntheatre.com
COLUMBIA CITY BALLET’S ‘NUTCRACKER’
It’s the final show of Columbia City Ballet’s annual “Nutcracker,” the magical story of dancing toys, mischievous mice and frolicking snowflakes dancing to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score.
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. $20-$45. www.kogercenterforthearts.com
MONDAY, DEC. 19
MAIN STREET ICE
The city of Columbia’s popular outdoor ice skating rink, on Boyd Plaza, is fun for date night, family night, or solo night. And, the cost is discounted Monday-Wednesday, so you’ll save a couple of dollars, too.
4-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at Boyd Plaza, Main and Hampton streets. $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and under. www.columbiaparks andrecreationfoundation.org/mainstreetice
SODA CITY STANDUP OPEN MIC
Do people tell you you’re funny? Are you the hit of every house party you attend? Maybe you should try standup. Get your chance at New Brookland Tavern.
8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. Free for ages 21 and older; $3, under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
TUESDAY, DEC. 20
SECOND SHIFT TUESDAY AT THE HOLIDAYS
Enjoy shopping, movies and more at the S.C. State Museum. Bring an acoustic stringed instruments and jam with members of the S.C. Bluegrass and Traditional Arts Association.
10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at S.C. State Museum; Bluegrass Jam Session, 6-8 p.m. General admission during Second Shift Twosdays is 2 for $10. 301 Gervais St. www.scmuseum.org
‘CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC’
Politics takes a backseat during the holidays when lawmakers send each other greetings. “Christmas on the Potomac” showcases cards from national and state leaders. The exhibit is sponsored by University Libraries South Carolina Political Collections.
Through Thursday, Jan. 5 at Thomas Cooper Library, 1322 Greene St., University of South Carolina campus. Library hours and other information: http://library.sc.edu
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
HOLIDAYS LIGHTS ON THE RIVER
More than 1 million lights and 400 animated displays brighten Saluda Shoals drive-thru holiday light display. Visitors will follow a nes route this year, with activites every night, including a new ice skating rink.
6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Saluda Shoals Park, east entrance, 6071 St. Andrews Road. $15 per car. All activities include separate charges from $1 to $10. www.icrc.net/holiday-lights
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
See the river sparkle, toast marshmallows and celebrate the official first day of winter at the Winter Solstice Celebration at the Broad River Overlook at Riverfront Park.
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Riverfront Park. Meet at the diversion dam at Riverfront Park’s north parking lot, 4122 River Drive. Free. Parks & Recreation Department, (803) 545-3100, www.columbiasc. net/calendar/2228