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TUESDAY, MAY 12

ARTBREAK: 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Each ArtBreak session features a speaker, typically from outside the art world, who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA. Start your morning with pastries and coffee at a pop-up cafe by Drip before Amanda McNulty, Clemson University horticulturist and host of ETV’s “Making It Grow” program, discusses the Victorian lexicon and meanings of flowers in relation to the Charles Courtney Curran exhibition. Free with admission or membership. (803) 799-2810; http://columbiamuseum.org

STATE MUSEUM: Second Shift Twosday, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. On the second Tuesday of the month, members of the Musicians and Songwriters Guild of South Carolina will perform from 6-8 p.m. inside the Carolina Makers exhibition in the Lipscomb Gallery. General museum admission is two for $10 after 5 p.m. and the Boeing Observatory will be open until 10 p.m. for night viewing. http://scmuseum.org

FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. $1 admission. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: Public Education, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdayin the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. $10. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; http://historiccolumbia.org

ENGENUITYSC SCIENCE CAFE: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Speakeasy, 711 Saluda Ave. Russ Keller of the South Carolina Research Authority will discuss the 42-month project that helped turn landfill gas into hydrogen at BMW’s manufacturing facilities in Greer.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

“LEND ME A TENOR”: 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Market Space, 701 Whaley. Workshop Theatre closes out its 2014-2015 season with the Ken Ludwig comedy. Tito Morelli, “Il Stupendo,” the greatest tenor of his generation is slated for a one-night appearance as Otello at the Cleveland Grand Opera. The star arrives late and through a series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that the general manager of the opera company and his assistant, Max, believe he’s dead. Max is persuaded to don Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. But Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets are $20; seniors and military, $17; students, $14; children, $10. (803) 799-4876; http://www.workshoptheatre.com/home.html

THURSDAY, MAY 14

LEXINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS GARDEN TOUR: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $25; free admission to active and retired military personnel; proceeds will fund scholarships for agriculture and horticlture students. Tickets available at the Clemson Extension Office, 604 Main St., Lexington; http://www.lcmgv.org or by calling (803) 781-1103

GET INTO THE ACT: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday; Jason P. Wigand, clinical assistant professor, USC Speech & Hearing Center, will discuss hearing loss as the Lourie Center celebrates Older Americans Month with a series of lectures open to the community. Free, preregister by calling (803) 779-1971, ext. 12, or email info@louriecentersc.com. The center is at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park).

RHYTHM AND BLOOMS: The Mississippi Kites, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 1300 Botanical Parkway. Music and flowers after hours, food concession and cash bar. $5; members, free. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

LEXINGTON 1 ADULT EDUCATION: Microsoft Word for adult learners (age 18 and older), 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix St., Lexington. Courses are free and will be completed in one evening. To register, call (803) 821-2950

THOMAS HERZER IN CONCERT: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 119 N. Church St., Lexington. Herzer, cantor/organist of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, is touring the United States to raise money for the relocation and rebuilding of a chancel pipe organ in the Castle Church. The concert is free and open to the public with a love offering being received.

CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS SPRING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, 2721 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. Concert will feature music from five choirs and a combined performance of American pieces. Seating will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10; students, $5; household, $30. Proceeds will benefit the Chapin Choral Booster Club to further choral music at Chapin High School.

FRIDAY, MAY 15

MUSTANG MANIA SILENT AUCTION: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at Doko Manor, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood. Food, fun, music and more. Proceeds will help build a permanent concession stand at the Muller Road Middle School football field.

STATE MUSEUM: Meet the Makers Member Appreciation Night, 6-9 p.m. Friday at 301 Gervais St. In conjunction with the Carolina Makers exhibition, members will have the opportunity to interact with the makers, learn about their crafts, enjoy live music and South Carolina-inspired hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $10; bring a buddy (non-member), $15; free for Ambassador, Director’s Guild and Friends of Finn members. http://scmuseum.org

ENDANGERED SPECIES ART EXHIBIT: 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Shades of LIFE Gallery, 121 E. Main St., Lexington. Original art by S.C. artists C.J. Martin, Renee Templeton, Abstract Alexandra, Ginny Merett, Susan Johnson, Jason Julio Freeman and Steven White. Event will include art, wine, music, food and more. (803) 808-5328; http://www.southcarolinaartists.com

ARTS AT SHANDON: Chamber music concerts featuring violinist Nyamsaikhan Odsuren, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Admission is $15 for each concert; wine receptions will follow the performances.

“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Ave., Lexington. Another take on the Broadway hit follows the love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, with the Irving Berlin score. Additional show times at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19; students, military and age 60 and older, $18; age 12 and younger, $15. (803) 359-1436; http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com

ARTS AT EBENEZER: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St. Free concert featuring soprano Sarah Lysiak and organist Michael Ging is presented in cooperation of the Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. (803) 765-9430; http://www.patronsandfriends.org

CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS SPRING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, 2721 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. Concert will feature music from five choirs and a combined performance of American pieces. Seating will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10; students, $5; household, $30. Proceeds will benefit the Chapin Choral Booster Club to further choral music at Chapin High School.

MONTY PYTHON’S “SPAMALOT”: 8 p.m. Friday at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. King Arthur and his sidekick, Patsy, recruit a few good men from the Knights of the very, very, very Round Table. Upon gathering the assortment of incomparable knights, the group goes in search of the Holy Grail. Additional show times through May 30 at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. $25; age 65 and older, active military and college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510

“LEND ME A TENOR”: 8 p.m. Friday at The Market Space, 701 Whaley. Workshop Theatre closes out its 2014-2015 season with the Ken Ludwig comedy. Tito Morelli, “Il Stupendo,” the greatest tenor of his generation is slated for a one-night appearance as Otello at the Cleveland Grand Opera. The star arrives late and through a series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that the general manager of the opera company and his assistant, Max, believe he’s dead. Max is persuaded to don Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. But Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets are $20; seniors and military, $17; students, $14; children, $10. (803) 799-4876; http://www.workshoptheatre.com/home.htm

SATURDAY, MAY 16

AMERICAN LEGION POST 7 YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, 211 American Legion Drive, Lexington. Proceeds will support veterans projects – prescription medicines, VA Hospital projects, home assistance, two homes for homeless veterans and Christmas. Items accepted include dishes, pots and pans; bath towels and mats; sheets, bedspreads (no pillows, please); furniture (in good condition); clothing and shoes (must be clean); toys (in good condition); linens (tablecloths, curtains, etc.); lawn equipment and sports items. Donations may be dropped off at the Hut 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. (803) 359-1278

MAGNOLIA RIDGE ANTIQUE AND ART GATHERING: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Ridge Farm, Mount Calvary Road (the intersection of SC roads 39 and 23), Ridge Spring. Featuring the Palmetto Antique Tractor Club, Mennonite baked goods and a Charleston basket maker. The Mount Calvary Men’s Mission Group will be serving breakfast and lunch. (803) 561-252-7475; http://www.magnoliaridgesc.com

FILL THE RED TRUCK: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the intersection of Heyward and Holly streets in Shandon. Accepting donations of pet food and supplies for the Columbia city animal shelter and monetary donations for The Animal Mission (spay and neuter vouchers will be available). The standing wish list for the shelter includes laundry detergent, bleach, hand soap and sanitizer, Windex, dish washing liquid, paper towels, blankets, towels, hoses (75 or 100 feet), dry dog/puppy/cat/kitten food, canned dog and cat food, litter, pet treats, toys and leashes. Checks can be made out to The Animal Mission. In the event of rain, the truck will be parked in the carport behind the house at 2901 Heyward St.

FOREST ACRES FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the A.C. Flora Athletic Field, 1 Falcon Drive. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Forest Acres, the free, family-friendly event will feature rides, magic shows, petting zoo, face painting, local mascots, pony rides and a separate games area for very young children, live music, community performances and more. Food from local Forest Acres restaurants will be available for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/fafestival

LET’S MOVE! COLUMBIA FAMILY FITNESS DAY: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Celebration of the fifth anniversary of the national Let’s Move! initiative will feature competitions, health fair, activity zone and a special appearance by former NFL and USC football player Marcus Lattimore. Free. (803) 315-4964 or email weaustin@columbiasc.net

SALUDA SHOALS MUSICFEST: 1-8 p.m. Saturday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Old Bush River Road. Bands include the Woggles, Sinners & Saints, Los Perdidos, the Capital City Playboys and the Prairie Willows. Gates open at noon; concessions from the Wurst Wagen and Belgian Waffle food trucks and beer by Palmetto Brewing Company. Jasper Magazine artists will be selling their works. No coolers or pets, bring chairs and blankets. Tickets are $10. http://www.icrc.net

“LOWER RICHLAND – A SOUTH CAROLINA JEWEL”: Free screening of the documentary will be 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, 230 J.W. Neal Circle, Hopkins. Presented by SC Uplift Community Outreach Inc. and funded by the Richland County Conservation Commission, the film tells the story of the accomplishments of African-Americans from Lower Richland – Aesop Goodson, Ellison Weston and William Lowman – former slaves who rose to prominence in the S.C. House of Representatives. (803) 786-1051

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: 6-9 p.m. Saturday at West Columbia’s Riverwalk Amphitheatre, 121 Alexander Road. Free concert will feature Danielle Howle + Firework Show; Jordan Igoe will open. http://www.rhythmontheriversc.com

“UNDER OUR INFLUENCE”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus, 520 Lady St. Marv’s on the Main Stage series will feature Jason Stokes, Terrance Henderson and Kevin Bush performing some of their favorite tunes. The Cabaret at Marv’s piano bar will be open throughout the show. Tickets are $20. http://www.trustus.org

SUNDAY, MAY 17

FILL THE RED TRUCK: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Heyward and Holly streets in Shandon. Accepting donations of pet food and supplies for the Columbia city animal shelter and monetary donations for The Animal Mission (spay and neuter vouchers will be available). The standing wish list for the shelter includes laundry detergent, bleach, hand soap and sanitizer, Windex, dishwashing liquid, paper towels, blankets, towels, hoses (75 or 100 feet), dry dog/puppy/cat/kitten food, canned dog and cat food, litter, pet treats, toys and leashes. Checks can be made out to The Animal Mission. In the event of rain, the truck will be parked in the carport behind the house at 2901 Heyward St.

COLUMBIA CHILDREN’S THEATRE 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road. Cake, face painting, balloon sculptures, CCT characters from past productions and 2 p.m. concert featuring Lunch Money.

HISTORIC COLUMBIA’S DOLLAR SUNDAY: 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Richland and Lexington county residents are invited to tour the Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland St., for just $1. Each month, HC will choose one of its four house museums to feature for Dollar Sunday on a rotating basis. Admission to tour additional homes is $8 for non-residents; $5 for youth; HC members, free. Purchase tickets at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; http://historiccolumbia.org

AN AFTERNOON WITH JUDY: 3 p.m. Sunday at Centennial ARP Church, 1413 Laurel St. Organ concert will feature Judy Doudoukjian, music director at Centennial ARP and Lenora Jeffcoat of First Presbyterian Church.

STEINWAY ARTIST CHAD LAWSON & HIS STRING PLAYERS: 3 p.m. Sunday at Rice Music House, Village at Sandhill. Freee concert will feature interpretations of works by Chopin. (803) 254-2777

CALEB SINGERS 16th ANNIVERSARY CELEBATION: 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1908 Wilkinson St., Cayce. Also on the program: the Singing Crusaders, the Anointed Ones, Latter Rain, Daniel Circle Chapel Men’s Choir and the Spiritual Gospel Singers.

INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MONTH CELEBRATION: 3 p.m. Sunday at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Program will feature Palmetto Blue and a presentation by bluegrass historian Pat Ahrens. Presented by the S.C. Bluegrass and Traditional Music. Free with general admission or museum membership. http://scmuseum.org

DOUG AND BUNNY WILLIAMS: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. Tickets are $25; groups, $20 per person. (803) 276-6264; http://www.newberryoperahouse.com

MONDAY, MAY 18

GET INTO THE ACT: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Lutheran Hospice of the Midlands program will explain the differences between skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and memory support/care as the Lourie Center celebrates Older Americans Month with a series of lectures open to the community. Free, preregister by calling (803) 779-1971, ext. 12 or email info@louriecentersc.com. The center is at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park).

UPCOMING EVENTS

STATE MUSEUM: Second Shift Twosday, 5-8 p.m. May 19. General museum admission is two for $10 after 5 p.m. and the Boeing Observatory will be open until 10 p.m. for night viewing. http://scmuseum.org

EARLY COLUMBIA LECTURE SERIES: Higher Education: Colleges and Universities, 6-7 p.m. May 19in the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. $10. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; http://historiccolumbia.org

GET INTO THE ACT: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 21, Dr. Sean Phillips of REALief Neuropathy will lead a seminar on peripheral neuropathy, its causes and treatments, as the Lourie Center celebrates Older Americans Month with a series of lectures open to the community. Free, preregister by calling (803) 779-1971, ext. 12 or email info@louriecentersc.com. The center is at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park).

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR – NEVER DIET AGAIN: 6-8 p.m. May 21 at the Northeast Campus of Midlands Technical College, 151 Powell Road. Learn how to create healthy habits one step at a time. Long-term optimal weight is not about the perfect diet or exercise regimen, it’s about mindset and strategy. $29; register at http://www.midlandstech.edu/learn/training-courses/wellness or by calling (803) 732-0432

LEXINGTON 1 ADULT EDUCATION: Microsoft Excel for adult learners (age 18 and older), 6-9 p.m. May 21 at the Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix St., Lexington. Courses are free and will be completed in one evening. To register, call (803) 821-2950

RHYTHM AND BLOOMS: Bobby Houck, 6-9 p.m. May 21 at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 1300 Botanical Parkway. Music and flowers after hours, food concession and cash bar. $5; members, free. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

BLYTHEWOOD MEMORIAL DAY BARBECUE SALE: 7 a.m.-noon May 25. Pork butts, shredded pork and hash must be pre-ordered and prepaid by May 18. Order forms available at Town Hall, the Langford-Nord House and other locations around Blythewood. (803) 315-8817

STATE MUSEUM: Second Shift Twosday, 5-8 p.m. May 26. On the last Tuesday of the month, the public is invited to bring their personal acoustic instruments and jam with members of the Musicians and Songwriters Guild of South Carolina from 6-8 p.m. (inside the Carolina Makers exhibition in the Lipscomb Gallery). General museum admission is two for $10 after 5 p.m. and the Boeing Observatory will be open until 10 p.m. for night viewing. http://scmuseum.org

GET INTO THE ACT: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 28, lecture on Richland County public transportation led by Bob Schneider, executive director of The Comet, as the Lourie Center celebrates Older Americans Month with a series of lectures open to the community. Free, preregister by calling (803) 779-1971, ext. 12 or email info@louriecentersc.com. The center is at 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park).

RHYTHM AND BLOOMS: Jackaroe, 6-9 p.m. May 28 at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 1300 Botanical Parkway. Music and flowers after hours, food concession and cash bar. $5; members, free. (803) 779-8717; http://riverbanks.org

SUMMER QUILTING CLASS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 3-24 at Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley St. Introductory course will cover material selection, cutting correctly, measuring squares, tools, different block patterns and layering. Students will complete a six-patch sampler, providing their own sewing machines. A list of materials will be provided at the first class. $40, registration deadline is Friday. Maximum class size, 12. (803) 545-3093 or email bloliver@columbiasc.net

GLAZING BASICS WORKSHOP: Noon-3 p.m. June 13 at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Participants should bring one or two bisque pieces of stoneware or porcelain to test techniques (pieces should not exceed 6 inches in any direction. $30; Art Center members, $20. Class size is a minimum of four and a maximum of 12. Registration deadline is May 28. (803) 545-3093; email bloliver@columbiasc.net

COLUMBIA PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT SENIOR TRIP: Adults 50 and older will travel by charter bus to Washington, D.C., July 17-21. The bus departs from the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Waker Solomon Way. Scheduled attractions include the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian and Arlington National Cemetery. $369 per person, double occupancy. $50 deposit required, deadline for full payment is May 27. (803) 545-3100; https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation

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