THURSDAY AT THE 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.
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Parking: $5 cash only in the fairgrounds parking lot.
Hours: Admission gates and buildings 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Midway hours noon-11 p.m.
Special gate admission: Exceptional Citizens Day. People with life-long disabilities (developmental or physical) admitted free. One additional person admitted free when needed to assist.
Rides: Pay-one-price ride day
Lunch promotion: From noon to 2 p.m., exchange $5 for a ticket at the ticket booth and receive a $5 refund when you return your ticket to the booth by 2 p.m. Cash only.
Grandstand entertainment: No show
Provided by the S.C. State Fair
FRIDAY, OCT. 23
THE BROTHERS SIZE: 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre. Trustus produced the first of The Brothers/Sister Plays, “In the Red and Brown Water,” last season in which 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. $25 for adults, seniors and military; $20 for students. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732, www.trustus.org.
ZOMBIE PROM: 7 p.m. Friday at Columbia Children’s Theatre on the second floor of Richland Mall. It’s not all bobby socks and Clearasil for Jonny Warner when he drops the “H” from his name, dives head-long into the town’s nuclear reactor, and returns to life and to high school as a zombie. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, $10; $8 for active military and seniors with proper ID. 3400 Forest Drive. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
SATURDAY, OCT. 24
>>> FAMILY FUN
BLUEDAY AT EDVENTURE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at EdVenture. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina invites South Carolina residents to enjoy a day of free admission as a Halloween treat to the state. Entrants will be given a “passport to health,” which may be stamped at several stops located throughout the museum. Completed passports may be redeemed at one of the South Carolina Blue mobile units for a goodie bag and a chance to win tickets to the Clemson vs. Carolina football game. 211 Gervais St. www.edventure.org
LEXINGTON COUNTY CHILI COOK-OFF: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Local chili cooks show off their best and you get to help choose the winner. Tickets for all-you-can-eat samples: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 years and younger (under 4 is free), proceeds benefit SisterCare, LICS and the Blowfish Baseball Reading Program. Stadium located at 474 Ball Park Rd. (803) 254-3474, www.goblowfishfaseball.com
RICHLAND LIBRARY YARD SALE: 7-11 a.m. at Richland Library Southeast. Are you looking to buy office furniture on a budget? Richland Library may have just the piece that you need, selling items that cannot be resused in its soon-to-be-renovated buildings. Prices from $1 to $200. Proceeds will go toward new furnishings as Richland Library works to construct and renovate your new libraries. 7421 Garners Ferry Road. www.richlandlibrary.com
SUNDAY, OCT. 25
JERRYFEST IN FIVE POINTS: 3-10 p.m. Sunday at the Five Points Fountain. JerryFest is a free and family friendly outdoor concert to celebrate the life and art of Jerry Garcia. Garcia was best known for his work as lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead and several albums as a solo artist. This year’s concert marks the 30th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s concert in Columbia (Oct. 31, 1985), the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary as a band, and the 100th anniversary of Five Points as Columbia’s original neighborhood village. The fountain at Harden and Greene streets. (803) 545-3100, www.fivepointscolumbia.com
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Cayce Moose Lodge. Vendors will sell handmade items including wreaths, jewelry, decorations, afghans and much more. 1541 Old Dunbar Road, Cayce. Chad Lynn, (803) 317-1016, email@example.com
NOTE: Movie capsules will return next week.