Center Stage: Picks of the Week

Friday | Aug. 22

Feel free to clap, but it’s hands-off for the blues band Elliott and the Untouchables at the Music at Sandhill concert series 6-8 p.m. at Town Center Commons. Free;

Saturday | Aug. 23

For three decades, the Historic Columbia Foundation has invited the community to fill the streets in celebration of African-American culture at the annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage. This year’s event will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. around the Mann-Simons Cottage, 1403 Richland St. Live performances, arts, crafts and a lot more are planned. Free; tours of Mann-Simons Cottage are $1; (803) 252-1770 or

Playing beach tunes should come easily to band Second Nature from 7-10 p.m. at Finlay Park. Free;

Gas up the Harley and race down to Jack’s Custom Cycles, 1500 W. Main St., Lexington, for RIDN 4 RNLD to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. $25 to ride and $15 per passenger. The ride will stop at the Dam Bar & Grill, Carolina Ale House at Harbison, Pelion Social Club and Anthony’s and end back at Jack’s for a party with live entertainment and door prizes.

Catch a free concert of patriotic tunes when the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band from Fort Gordon marches onto the Newberry Opera House stage at 8 p.m. (803) 276- 6264 or

Thursday | Aug. 28

The Wolfpack of N.C. State meets the Gamecocks on the grass of Williams-Brice Stadium for the first game of the season. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. If you can’t be there, catch the action on ESPN, cable channel 26.