Friday, Dec. 12
LADIES OF LADY ST. CABARAET: 11 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Expect the unexpected as the some of the best drag and impersonation acts on the East Coast perform. Doors open at 10:45 p.m. www.trustus.org
A CAROLINA ALL STAR SHOW:
8 p.m. Friday at Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St. Adelfi Music Group presents a “Carolina All Star Showcase hosted by Marko Hurtt. Several acts throughout the night leading up to headliner Matt Morgan at 11:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. $5 for 21 and older, $10 for 21 and under.
THE DICK GOODWIN TRIO:
Noon Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Part of the Artist Salon series, this edition will feature music from World War I through the 1960s, highlighting works in the “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” exhibition. Members of the trio are Dough Graham on clarinet, Dick Goodwin on trumpet and Winifred Goodwin on keyboard. Free with admission or membership. (803) 799-2810;http://columbiamuseum.org
Saturday, Dec. 13
B.J. THOMAS: 8 p.m. Saturday at Newberry Opera House. The multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalist with a career of nearly five decades brings his words of pop, country and gospel to the Midlands. For more information, call (803) 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com
10 p.m. Saturday at Art Bar 1211 Park St. This Charleston-based rock band formed in 2010 and found their sound by blending classic and southrn rock with their own brand of modern blues. Tickets are $5.
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Koger Center for the Arts. A holiday tradition, presented by Columbia City Ballet. Buy tickets atwww.columbiacityballet.com
DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY KIDS:
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Town Theatre 1012 Sumter St. See Town Theatre’s youth bring a little magic to the stage. $10 tickets, matinee performances benefit The Autism Academy and the SC Bar Foundation Children’s Fund.www.townthere.com
HARBORSIDE LIGHTS 5K AND KIDS FUN RUN:
5 p.m. Saturday at Lake Carolina Town Center. The final race in the YMCA of Columbia’s 2014 race series is being held in memory of Jeep Rogers and goes through Lake Carolina neighborhoods along a course lit by luminaria. Registration for the age 12 and younger fun run is $10; late registration for the 5K is $30 (postmarked by Thursday) or $35 race day.http://columbiaymca.org
Sunday, Dec. 14
CRYSTAL GAYLE: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday at Newberry Opera House. Brenda Gail Webb, professionally known as Crystal Gayle will visit Newberry Opera House just in time for Christmas and is sure to light up the holiday. For more information, call (803) 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com
Independent craft fair, noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Crafters from across the Southeast will be offering their wares while participants can take advantage of DIY opportunities, DJ Dr. P, food, beer and wine will be sold, and gift-wrapping will be available. $2; age 10 and younger, free.http://craftyfeast.com
Wednesday, Dec. 17
FARM TO TRUNK WINE EVENTS: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at City Roots. Stock up on wines for the holidays, by the bottle or by the case. Tickets $20, available at www.eventbrite.com. City Roots is at 1005 Airport Blvd in Rosewood.
JINGLE BELL JAZZ:
9 p.m. Wednesday on the Trustus Main Stage, 520 Lady St. The Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests will entertain. Tickets are $20.http://trustus.org
Thursday, Dec. 18
BAD SANTA PARTY: 9 p.m. Thursday at Tin Roof Columbia, 1022 Senate St. Cocktails, tunes and tacky sweaters with Charles Riley and Friends rocking the mic. www.tinroofcolumbia.com