Friday, Oct. 31It’s just another day for a quirky flower shop worker and his bloodthirsty alien plant. Town Theatre pokes fun at 1950s sci-fi in the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 8 tonight and various times through Nov. 15. $12-$18; www.towntheatre.com or (803) 799-2510
Dining etiquette is fairly simple: Keep your mouth closed when you eat and don’t use a salad fork for your entree. But Norman, the lead character in Workshop Theatre’s comedy “Table Manners,” thinks getting sloshed and hitting on his sisters-in-law is acceptable. Watch him self-destruct at 8 tonight and various times through Nov. 15. $12- $18; (803) 799-6551 or workshoptheatre.com
Skip the neighborhood rounds and try out the city of Columbia’s “Ultimate” Halloween Party at Dutch Square Center mall. Walk through a haunted house, gather candy and play trivia games 5-9 p.m. Free, $3 for the haunted house; (803) 343-8716 or www.columbiasc.net
Friday, Oct. 31-Saturday, Nov. 1Sink your teeth into some dance with Columbia City Ballet’s Halloween classic “Dracula: Ballet With a Bite” at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center. Wear a costume to the late show tonight. $10-$44; (803) 251-2222 or www.capitoltickets.com
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Saturday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 2As millions of Americans prepare to exercise their right to vote, take a look back at the war that won that freedom. The Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will host Revolutionary War Field Days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3-$8; free for children younger than 6. (803) 432-9841 or www.historic-camden.net
Saturday, Nov. 1Piano and violin duo Opus Two, Andrew Cooperstock and William Terwilliger, will perform pieces by Leonard Bernstein at 7:30 p.m. at the School of Music recital hall. Free; (803) 777-4336 or www.music.sc.edu
Will the Tennessee Volunteers lend a hand in a Gamecock win? Check out the action at 7 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium or on ESPN2.
Sunday, Nov. 2St. Peter’s Catholic Church gallery choir and orchestra will perform 19th century composer Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, adapted for the Liturgy for All Souls’ Day, at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Free; (803) 779- 0036 or www.visitstpeters.org
The Art of Music Series will welcome De Organographia, a duo that plays selections from the 61 remaining examples of ancient Greek music on hand-crafted ancient instruments. The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Columbia Museum of Art. $2-$5; (803) 799-2810 or www.columbiamuseum.org
Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Vote!
Wednesday, Nov. 5Former governor and six-term U.S. Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings will speak and sign copies of his book “Making Government Work: Lessons From a Life in Politics” from 5- 7 p.m. at the State Museum as part of “A Conversation with Senator Fritz Hollings,” led by Walter Edgar. Free; (803) 898-4921 or www.museum.state.sc.us
No need to fly to Eastern Europe to catch Queen + Paul www.ticketmaster.com. Rodgers: Let the Cosmos Rock, filmed in Ukraine. You can see it for one night only on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. at Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place.
Ticket WindowColdplay might not rule the music world, but for a week of shows, the band will rule Atlanta — after Tina Turner gets through with the city. Philips Arena, the home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers, isn’t known as a prime concert venue. But the upcoming schedule boasts heavyweight shows. Coldplay will perform Wednesday and then return Nov. 11. Tina Turner has back-to-back dates, Nov. 9 and 10. But they both might be outshined by the irrepressible Madonna, who will set up her “Sticky & Sweet Tour” Nov. 24. It’s like Christmas in November. Tickets: Coldplay, $49.50, $77.50 and $97.50; Tina Turner, $59.50 and $152; Madonna, $57 to $352. Buy them through Ticketmaster, (803) 783-2222 or www.ticketmaster.com.