FOOTBALL USC and Clemson The Gamecocks and Tigers both take Saturday off before returning for key conference games the following week. USC will play host to Tennessee, and Clemson will travel to play Boston College on Nov. 1.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Columbia SCISA powers face off at 7:30 p.m. Friday when Heathwood Hall plays host to Hammond. It’s one of the biggest rivalries in the Midlands.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL New England plays host to Denver at 8:30 tonight on ESPN, cable channel 26. The Patriots (3-2) are far from perfect this season after quarterback Tom Brady was injured. The Broncos (4-2) lead the AFC West.
MUSIC GOIN’ COUNTRY Taylor Swift is hot stuff, and she might steal the show from Rascal Flatts at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Colonial Center. Find out why Thursday in Life&Style. Tickets are $49.75-$70. www.thecolonialcenter.com
‘RECESSION’ PROOF? Young Jeezy with DJ Unk, two Atlanta hip-hop titans, will make “The Recession,” the name of Jeezy’s latest album, seem like an afterthought. The music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the Township. Tickets are $42.50-$92.50. (803) 783- 2222 or Ticketmaster.com
TRIBUTE The first Remembrance Concert, in honor of students who have died in the past year, is dedicated to the memory of the seven college students who died in the Ocean Isle beachhouse fire last October. Villanova and Danger Muffin perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Five Points fountain.
STAGE ‘CONSIDER YOURSELF’ Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” inspired the musical hit “Oliver!,” part of the Broadway in Columbia series at the Koger Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are $45, $50 and $55. (803) 251-2222 or www.capitoltickets.com
MOVIES BOP TO THE TOP The photogenic teens of “High School Musical 3’ make their first (and last) big-screen debut Friday with the final film in the trilogy. Say farewell to Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor — played by Columbia’s Monique Coleman — in cheesy Disney style.
TV ‘STYLISTA’ Eleven wannabe fashion writers brave the fiery temper of Elle magazine fashion news director Anne Slowey in this new reality show that premieres Wednesday on The CW. Their first assignment? Cooking a stylish breakfast. 9 p.m., WZRB-47, cable channel 13