Friday, Oct. 10
JOHN OATES: 8 p.m. Friday at the Newberry Opera House. Grammy-nominated artist and one-half of Hall and Oates will perform some of his own music as well as Hall and Oates favorites. Visit www.newberryoperahous.com for tickets or call (803) 276-6264
SHAMELESSLY HOT: “Things That Go Bump in the Night!” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the CMFA, 914 Pulaski St. Line-up includes nationally and internationally acclaimed talent in the burlesque, sideshow and vaudeville genres. There are a variety of seating levels available from $20-75. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Call (803) 988-1065
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FALL FESTIVAL: 4-9 p.m. Friday at the North Columbia Food Park, 2720 Main St. Sponsored by the North Columbia Food Park-Farmers Market & More, the event will feature vendors, arts and crafts, games, food, plants, entertainment, face painting, pumpkin patch, scarecrow contest and more. (803) 786-7232
COREY SMITH: 9 p.m. Friday at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. One of country music’s rising stars, Corey Smith is becoming a fan favorite through his relatable songs. For more information, free music and a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.coreysmith.com. Tickets range from $20-23. This event is 16 and older and there will be a $3 surcharge for those under-21. www.musicfarm.com
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Watch Marvel Comic movies under stars including “Spider-Man,” “Captain America” and “Ghost Rider.” Concessions will be sold and proceeds benefit Friends of Sesqui. Free with park admission. www.southcarolina parks.com
RON WHITE: 8 p.m. Friday at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. This event is for mature audiences only. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit www.thetownship.org for tickets and information.
CAYCE HALL OF HORRORS: Oct. 3-Nov. 1 at 1153 Walter Price St. Sponsored by the Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees, the haunted attraction has been in operation more than three decades. New this year, Xperiment13, an Experimental Hospital attraction. proceeds benefit SC Jaycee Camp Hope, a camp experience designed for children and adults with learning disabilities and special needs. Hours are 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Sundays and 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30. Tickets are $10; two for $15 the first weekend. (803) 814-5858; http://www.hallofhorrors.com/#!tickets/c7p7
DECEASED FARM MURDER AND MAZE: Tickets on sale 7:30 p.m., tours start at dark. This attraction runs every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 1 and every Thursday starting Oct. 16 at 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington. Deceased Farm has two complete haunted houses surrounded by a two-acre haunted corn maze. Tickets start at $13, cash only. www.deceasedfarm.com
DARK KNIGHT TERROR TRAIL: Open at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays until Nov. 1 located just off Percival Road, just across the Kershaw County line. The attractions available include an outdoor trail, a traditional indoor haunted house and a Zombie Zone. Admission is $13 per attraction per person, $22 for two attractions and three attractions for $30.(803) 309-5586; www.dkterrortrail.com
Saturday, Oct. 11
BIKETOBERFEST: Starting at noon Saturday at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, just off I-20, exit 82. Food and drinks, live music and award trophies. Events start with a motorcycle stunt show and live music all day with a fireworks show at 8 p.m. Saturday. The event continues Sunday with a car and bike show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Both days include free parking and free admission. (803) 461-1121
MUSEUM ROAD SHOW: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will offer informal verbal appraisals in a variety of fields. Tickets are $25 for first item, $35 for two, $45 for three and $50 for four. There is a limit of four items per person. (803) 898-4999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MET LIVE IN HD: The Metropolitan Opera season opens with the live performance of Verdi’s “Macbeth” at 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place and the Columbiana Grande Stadium 14, 1250 Bower Parkway. Encore will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at both locations. Tickets are $24; seniors, $22; children, $18; available at http://www.fathomevents.com
LEE BRICE: 7 p.m. Saturday at the SC State Fair. $20 concert ticket includes gate admission to fair. Purchase tickets online at www.scstatefair.org
BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANS: OKTOBERFEST!: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. S.C. Philharmonic Masterworks Series kicks off with performances of “Coriolan Overture,” “Piano Concerto No. 3” and “Symphony No. 7.” Tickets are $17-$47. Come early for the pre-concert bash, 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets for the Oktoberfest must be purchased in advance and do not include concert admission. (803) 254-7445; http://scphilharmonic.com
JOHNNY RIVERS: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Newberry Opera House. With hit singles including “Memphis”, “Mountain of Love” and “Secret Agent Man” his repertoire includes pop, folk, blues and old-time rock ’n’ roll. Tickets available online at www.newberryoperahouse.com
JAM ROOM MUSIC FESTIVAL: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets in Columbia. Lineup includes Southern Culture on the Skids, Superchunk and Keath Mead. This event is free. www.jamroommusicfestival.com
Sunday, Oct. 12
PETER CASE: 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Conundrum, 626 Meeting St. Three time Grammy-nominee Peter Case is a mix of folk, blues and rock. Case, a member of The Plimsouls, achieved success with his passion and introspective in songs like “Old Blue Car,” which earned him his first Grammy nomination. Doors open at 8 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. www.conundrum.us
Monday, Oct. 13
“PASSING BY: MY LIFE AS A MINSTREL”: 8 p.m. Monday at Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St. Garald Farnham, artistic director of the Good Pennyworths, will perform Renaissance songs on the lute. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8; children, students and seniors, $5. (803) 250-1295
OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND BEER TASTING: 6 p.m. Monday at 116 Espresso and Wine Bar, 116 State St, West Columbia. Enjoy five courses of traditional German food paired with selections of Oktoberfest/Marzen beers. Family-style seating, polka music and local brews and produce will be featured. More info/tickets at eventbrite.com. , (803) 791-5663, 116state.com
Tuesday, Oct. 14
SPEAKER @ THE CENTER: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the State Library, 1500 Senate St. Book signing and author talk by Jack Shuler (“The Thirteeenth Turn: A History of the Noose”). Free and open to the public; bring your lunch. (803) 734-8666; http ://readsc.org
Wednesday, Oct. 15
PARKER QUARTET: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance hall at the Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene St. Adults $15; senior citizens, USC faculty and staff and military $10; students $5. (803) 576-5763
Thursday, Oct. 16
WITCH’S NIGHT OUT: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Deceased Farm, 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington. Ladies’ only event is a fundraiser for the Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life/Race for Life. Attendees will be treated to refreshments from The Farmer’s Shed and Krafty Draft Brew Pub, entertainment by DJ Ronny Lane, early and unlimited access to all of the Deceased Farm haunted attractions. Witches’ costumes and/or hats are encouraged, there will be contests and prices. Tickets are $40; available at The Farmer’s Shed, 2514 Augusta Highway; Krafty Draft Brew Pub, 269 Charter Oak Road (near Publix on U.S. 378) and at http://witchs-night-out.eventbrite.com.
USC FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL: The three Fall Literary Festival events take place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 30 beginning in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library (enter through the Thomas Cooper Library). Each includes a reading, informal talk, and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. The festival is free and open to the public.
THE GREAT AMERICAN WHISKEY FAIR: 6-10 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whaley. Join distilling luminaries, small producers, bartenders and other enthusiasts for an evening of enjoyment of America’s distilled spirit. Food provided by Bourbon. Tickets $75 and $125 for VIP admission. General admission ticket includes Grand Hall tasting event, food, goodie bag and access to the Cigar Veranda. VIP tickets include early access to event, special goodie bag and complimentary cigar. Information and tickets at www.experiencewhiskey.com