mewithoutYou, the Philadelphia-based punk band that weaves in spoken word and a bit of spiritual advice, performs at New Brookland Tavern Thursday. Show begins at 8 p.m. Gasoline Heart opens. New Brookland is at 122 State St. in West Columbia. (803) 791-4413
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Festival of Choirs
Sacred music mixed with lively spirituals include groups such as Lexington High School Chamber Choir, Brookland Baptist Church Male Chorus, Greater Columbia Children’s Choir, Greater Columbia Chamber Choir and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. Palmetto Mastersingers serve as hosts. 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. Tickets are $10 at the door or call (803) 765-0777 to order. http://palmettomastersingers.org
Also at St. Pat’s at Five Points
You know about the afternoon block party, but what else is scheduled for Saturday at Five Points? Try the Get to the Green run. Start times: 10K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8 a.m. and Family Fun 1-Miler at 8:15 a.m. The annual parade begins at 10 a.m. near Dreher High School and travels down Devine Street into Five Points. And from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy the family friendly Pot O’ Gold playground at MLK Park near Five Points. There is a petting zoo, rides, and entertainment for everyone. Details: http://stpatscolumbia.com/