SATURDAY AT THE S.C. STATE FAIR
Watch for fair schedules and other tidbits from the S.C. State Fair, running daily in Go Columbia through Oct. 25.
Gate admission: $10 ages 6-54, $7 ages 55 and older; free for those ages 2-5, as well as active and retired military and their dependents with proper identification.
Youth admission: All youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent at least 21 years old to be admitted after 6 p.m. daily. Those 18 and older may be asked to show a valid driver’s license after 6 p.m.
Parking: $5 cash only in the fairgrounds parking lot.
Hours: Admission gates and buildings 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Midway hours 11 a.m.-midnight(subject to change)
Rides: 2 people ride for the price of one, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gate promotion: Free admission for Boy Scouts and leaders wearing official Boy Scout uniforms or cap and T-shirt; Girl Scouts and leaders wearing the official Girl Scout tunic, sash or vest and membership pin; and American Heritage Girls wearing the official American Heritage Girls membership pin.
Grandstand entertainment: The Volunteers/United States Army Field Band, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., free with gate admission.
Check it out: Balloonopolis is creating a farm 30 feet across and 15 feet high - entirely out of balloons. Fair patrons can watch the farm take shape and talk to the artists as they create farm animals, a corn field, a watermelon patch and apple trees. It’s being featured each day in the Ellison Building.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
THE BROTHERS SIZE: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre. Trustus produced the first of The Brothers/Sister Plays, “In the Red and Brown Water”, last season where main character, Oya, deals with becoming an adult and more importantly, a woman, in the projects of Louisiana. Next in the trilogy, “The Brothers Size” examines the power of family, fight for survival, consequences of circumstance, the contradiction of incarceration and freedom and the deep roots of brotherhood. McCraney’s plays truly exploit the community’s low expectations and life’s toughest realities with a unique, mythological greatness. $25 for adults, seniors and military; $20 for students. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732, www.trustus.org.
CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONGWRITERS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Saturday at Wood Auditorium. Submissions for original Christian faith-based songs were submitted and a committee of professional musicians, including members of the Christian Musicians’ Guild, chose eight songwriters for the culminating concert. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St. Camden. (803) 425-7676, www.fineartscenter.org
“HOLLA! WITH FRIENDS:” 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Richland Library Main. A special family event featuring Darion McCloud, Story Squad, the NiA Company and friends. Music, songs and storytelling are on tap. Kids can donate a new or gently used book or make a card for Midlands first responders. Free. 1431 Assembly St. www.richlandlibrary.com
SUNDAY, OCT. 18
FREE KIDS WEEKEND: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at S.C. State Museum. The museum wants to give families across the state a place to come together after the recent flooding disaster. Free general admission for kids 12 and under. Come by the museum and explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. First responders and their families will receive free general admission for the entire month of October. Adults, $8.95; Seniors 62 & over, $7.95; Children, $6.95. Infants 2 and under, free. $1 off military. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921, www.scmuseum.org
THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK: 3:30 p.m. at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. The S.C. Philharmonic gives a concert of a compilation of some of America’s most influential songs by critic and songwriter Alec Wilder. Among them: Ian Polster’s “That’s Entertainment,” Cole Porter/Lewis’ “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and Walter Donaldson/Goodwin’s “Carolina in the Morning.” Tickets are $29; purchase at www.HarbisonTheatre.org, (803) 407-5011. 7300 College St., Irmo.