Great way to end the day
SECOND SHIFT TWOSDAYS: In a celebration of the the history of its building and the mill workers who decades ago worked the second shift, the State Museum, 301 Gervais St., has extended its Tuesday hours to 5-8 p.m. Each week, the museum will feature something different, which may include programs, planetarium shows, 4-D movies, lunar observing, exhibit previews, food and beverage events, discounts and more. Offerings in the planetarium include the 25-minute Live Sky Tour at 6 p.m. and “Laser Doors,” at 7 p.m. The 48-minute program features a compilation of popular Doors songs choreographed to brilliant laser lights. (803) 898-4921; http://scmuseum.org
It’s a costume party!
COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Children’s International Costume Party, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Children are encouraged to wear international costumes and participate in the costume parade. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP at (803) 799-3452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Midday with Mr. Mancke
THE NATURE OF THINGS: Noon Tuesday on USC’s Horseshoe in front of McKissick Museum. Lunch talk with naturalist-in-residence Rudy Mancke will cover all things nature. Guests may bring items of interest for Rudy to examine. (No live animals, please.)