The Gamecocks travel to Charleston to play The Citadel at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Then the team comes back home for four games. USC plays host to Furman at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Gamecocks will face off against the Arkansas Razorbacks in a three-game weekend SEC series. The Gamecocks play the Hogs at 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
THE HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH BALLET
Juxtaposition: the graceful dancers of Columbia City Ballet taking the stage with Hootie & the Blowfish. The two-act ballet depicts a band member’s early years and illustrates the band’s journey from playing at frat parties to winning Grammys. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center. $19-$68; www.capitoltickets .com; (803) 251-2222
FAMILY FUN KID’S DAY COLUMBIA 2009
Families can enjoy two days filled with child’s play. With free admission, live entertainment, a karaoke stage, a movie in the park, face painting, exhibits and exotic petting zoos, why not attend? 6-9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, Taylor Street. (803) 545- 3111; www.columbiaactioncouncil. net
BIG SCREEN ‘ADVENTURELAND’
Jesse Eisenberg stars as a college student working during his summer break at a run-down amusement park, where he meets a beautiful co-worker (Kristen Stewart, of “Twilight” fame).
‘ER’ SERIES FINALE
When it debuted in 1994, the doctor/hospital drama became an instant blockbuster, going on to attract more than 30 million viewers a week during its prime. Say goodbye with a two-hour finale, or tune in at 8 p.m. for the one-hour retrospective. 9 p.m. Thursday, WIS-10, cable channel 3.
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