MOVIES OPENING IN COLUMBIA THIS WEEKEND
“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” (PG-13): J.J. Abrams takes over for George Lucas in the continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and a host of new characters we know nothing about.
“Sisters” (R): Two siblings (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) throw one last bash at the house they grew up in before their parents sell it to new owners.
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip” (PG): The chatty chipmunks accompany their live-action pal (Jason Lee) on a trip to Miami.
The Miami Herald
FRIDAY, DEC. 18
COLUMBIA MASS CHOIR AT MAIN STREET ICE: 7-8 p.m. Friday at Main Street ICE. Columbia Mass Choir: Phase II will spread the joy of the holidays with a free concert at the ice rink at Boyd Plaza downtown. The community choir will sing Christmas carols and gospel favorites. 1515 Main St. (803) 545-3100
THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL: 7 p.m. Friday at Harbison Theatre. Please join us for the 15th anniversary production of this magical ballet for the entire family. Presented by Celestial Stars Performing Arts, with choreography by Gabrielle Celeste, “The Christmas Angel” is a story of forgiveness and redemption told through the artistry of dance. $8 children, $12 adults. 7300 College St., Irmo. www.celestialstars.org
SATURDAY, DEC. 19
SANTA’S GINGERBREAD JAMBOREE: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at EdVenture Children’s Museum. Visit with the Snow Princess while you wait your turn to sit with Santa and tell him your Christmas wishes. Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help decorate gingerbread cookies or do some holiday crafts. Children and adults, $11.50; seniors ages 62 and older, and military with ID, $10.50, members and children under age 1, free. 211 Gervais St. (803) 779-3100, www.edventure.org
WINTER FEST: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the S.C. State Museum. The annual WinterFest celebration includes shopping, holiday shows and family-friendly events and activities. Adults ages 13-61, $8.95, seniors 62 and older, $7.95, children ages 3-12, $6.95, members and children ages 2 and younger, free. $1 off for military. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921, www.scmuseum.org
SUNDAY, DEC. 20
>>> HISTORIC TOUR
HISTORIC COLUMBIA’S DOLLAR SUNDAY: 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour for just $1 the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, the nation’s only museum dedicated to Reconstruction. General admission prices apply for any Historic Columbia house tours after the first. Admission to tour additional homes is $8 for nonresidents; $5 for youth; Historic Columbia members, free. Purchase tickets at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org