March 7, 2014

Columbia entertainment calendar

Tammy Wynette, Frankie Avalon and Columbia Museum of Art gala

Friday, March 7

You don’t have to be Irish to participate in the St. Pat’s in Five Points Kickoff, 5-7 p.m. Friday at the fountain (Harden and Greene streets). Children can help with the traditional dying the fountain green. Entertainment will be provided by the Rince N’ah Eireann Irish step dancers, DJ Scott Padgett and bagpipers in traditional Irish garb. The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be March 15 this year. (803) 748-7373

The life of the “First Lady of Country Music” is told through musical theater in “Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story,” Friday through March 22 at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. Explore Wynette’s five marriages, an addiction to prescription drugs, her famous kidnapping incident and more. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Thursday-March 15 and March 20-22, as well as 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$25. (803) 799-2510;

Hundreds of talented vendors will sell their work at Craftsmen’s Classic Art and Craft Festival, Friday-Sunday at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $1 for children age 6-12. (336) 282-5550;

Bring the family to Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Junior,” Friday through March 23 at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. Experience the classic story of five children who win a chance to tour Willy Wonka’s candy factory. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for seniors, students, military and age 12 and younger. (803) 359-1436;

Chapin Theatre Company presents “Marvin’s Room,” 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Thursday-March 16 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18; students age 13 and older, seniors 60 and older and active duty military, $15; age 12 and younger, $12.

Saturday, March 8

Planets for the People returns Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House, 900 Main St. A telescope will be set up for participants to observe the moon and other celestial bodies. Gatherings depend on the weather; check if conditions are cloudy or rainy.

Lizards and turtles and snakes, oh my! Check out Repticon reptile and exotic animal show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. Vendors, breeders and educators will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders and expert advice. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for age 4 and younger.

Up-and-coming rock band Hey Monea! performs 9 p.m. Saturday at Hemingway’s Saloon, 7467 St. Andrews Road, Irmo. The band recently released their first album, Cheap Souvenirs. Admission is free. (803) 749-6020

The Columbia Museum of Art will host “From Geisha to Gatsby,” a gala to celebrate the “Japan and the Jazz Age” exhibition, 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday at 1515 Main St. Entertainment will be provided by Reggie Sullivan and Friends, the USC Dance Company and an award-winning Shamisen player. Attire is black tie and complimentary valet parking will be provided. Tickets are $150. (803) 799-2810;

Sunday, March 9

The original “Teen Angel” Frankie Avalon performs, 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday at Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Avalon’s hits include “Venus” and “Why.” Tickets are $49 for the 3 p.m. show and $45 for the 8 p.m. show. (803) 276-6264;

Monday, March 10

Movie buffs won’t want to miss Nickelodeon Theatre’s latest installment of the Science on Screen Film Forum series, 5:30 p.m. Monday at 1607 Main St. The series combines entertainment and enlightenment by bringing in scientists to explain how their work is portrayed in a specific film. Monday’s film is “Memento.” Dr. Chris Rorden, USC’s Smart State Chair and Professor in Neuroimaging Research, will discuss traumatic brain injury. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $7 for seniors, military and students, and $5.50 for members. (803) 254-8234;

Tuesday, March 11

Enjoy singing, dancing and comedy at Andy Cooney’s Dublin Irish Cabaret, 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. The company includes comedian Noel V. Ginnity, tenor Paul Hennessy, soloist Catherine Coates and several dancers who have toured worldwide in “Riverdance.” Tickets are $35 for the 3 p.m. show and $30 for the 8 p.m. show. (803) 276-6264;

Thursday, March 13

Relax after work with CMA Chamber Music on Main, 7 p.m. Thursday in the DuBose Poston Reception Hall at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Happy Hour is at 6 p.m. Cost is $40 for the general public and $5 for students.

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