Best of the rest: Events for Jan. 29 and beyond

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January 29, 2017 12:01 AM Best of the rest: Events for Jan. 29 and beyond Order Reprint of this Story SUNDAY, JAN. 29 THE 2ND ANNUAL LEXINGTON COUNTY CHILI COOKOFF & MUSIC FEST: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the new IceHouse Amphitheater in downtown Lexington. The Lexington County Blowfish, Old Mill BrewPub and the Town of Lexington are hosting this event that benefits local Lexington County First Responders Families in need. This one day festival includes local musical bands performing on the IceHouse Amphitheater stage plus sample all the different chili entries and help select the “Peoples Choice” winner. Proceeds benefit members of Lexington County Public Safety. A donation will also be made to the Town of Lexington’s Police Dept Adopt-A-Cop. $35 for team entry. Adults, $10; $5, kids 12 and under. 107 West Main St. Lexington. https://squareup.com/market/lexington-county-blowfish WNOK BRIDAL EXPO: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. There is no better place to start planning for your big day than the WNOK Bridal Expo. Bring your fiancé and your bridal party and plan to spend the day sampling cakes, checking out bands and DJs and attending all of the great events that will be scheduled for the day. $12. 1101 Lincoln St. (803) 545-0001 , www.columbiaconventioncenter.com RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS “OUT OF THIS WORLD”: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Life Arena. In “Out Of This World”, audiences will be riveted by an interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology, which deepens their connection to the performers. Through the lens of a magic telescope capable of discovering the most spectacular circus stars in the galaxy, they will join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic mission of good versus evil to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water, fire and ice. Tickets start at $18. Market pricing applies to Fall tickets. Prices can fluctuate based on factors that affect supply and demand. Premium suite rentals are available. Ages 23 months and under are free, children 2 and older require a ticket. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the performance. 801 Lincoln St. (803)576-9200 , www.coloniallifearena.com “MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193. What happens when Lou Ann Hightower (Lisa Litchfield) discovers the image of Jesus on the door of her refrigerator? In this comedy by John Culbertson, the town of Elroy, SC, will never be the same as Lou Ann, her husband, Dwayne, and her best friend, Betsy, deal with the ramifications of their town becoming host to hoped-for miracles. Select days through Feb. 5. Advance tickets, $15. At the door: adults, $18; senior (60+) or active military, $17. 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. www.chapintheatre.org MAKING IT WORK: ARTISTS IN CONVERSATIONS: 3 p.m. Sunday at 701 CCA. In conjunction with the exhibition ‘25 Artists’, a film project by Columbia native, filmmaker and three-time Emmy nominee Wade Sellers, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents this conversation that will take place between Sellers and Greenville, S.C., filmmaker, multi-media and interdisciplinary artist Jeff Sumerel. SCETV’s Betsy Newman will moderate. Free and open to the public. 701 Whaley St., 2nd floor. (803) 779-4571 , www.701cca.org “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Village Square Theatre. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Select days through Feb. 12. Adults, $12; seniors, military and youth, $10. 105 Caughman Rd., Lexington (behind Firestone Auto Care). (803) 359-1436 , www.villagesquaretheatre.com AUDITIONS FOR FINE ARTS CENTER’S 2017 YOUTH PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S “THE JUNGLE BOOK”: 6 p.m. Sunday at The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Wood Auditorium. The play is adapted from Disney’s beloved animated film and the works of Rudyard Kipling. The story revolves around Mowgli, the man cub as he bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human. This musical production is written to be performed by children and features some jazzy tunes and a host of colorful characters along with some of your favorite songs from the movie. Auditions are open to all children from first through eighth grades. There is no audition fee. Production dates are March 16-19, 2017. The 2017 Youth Production will be directed by Education and Theatre Director, Jami Steele. 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. (803) 425-7676 extension 300, www.fineartscenter.org MONDAY, JAN. 30 AUDITIONS FOR FINE ARTS CENTER’S 2017 YOUTH PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S “THE JUNGLE BOOK”: 6 p.m. Monday at The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Wood Auditorium. The play is adapted from Disney’s beloved animated film and the works of Rudyard Kipling. The story revolves around Mowgli, the man cub as he bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human. This musical production is written to be performed by children and features some jazzy tunes and a host of colorful characters along with some of your favorite songs from the movie. Auditions are open to all children from first through eighth grades. There is no audition fee. Production dates are March 16-19, 2017. The 2017 Youth Production will be directed by Education and Theatre Director, Jami Steele. 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. (803) 425-7676 extension 300, www.fineartscenter.org TUESDAY, JAN. 31 LEARN ABOUT AA: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hall of Fame Room at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The Area 62 public information committee is hosting an informal ‘learn about AA’ meeting. This is a drop-in event and anyone interested is welcome to attend. 1101 Lincoln St. Mick H., (803) 246-0540 , CONGAREE PARK RANGER DISCUSSES CONSERVATION EFFORTS: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at South Carolina State Library. Want to know what you can do to help conserve South Carolina’s natural world? Join us as we learn more about this topic with David Shelley, Education Coordinator at the Congaree National Park’s Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center. The CongaRee-flections presentation will address several conservation education developments affecting both Congaree National Park and South Carolina more broadly. Specific topics will include celebrating a few recent examples of successful, long-term conservation efforts; presenting an overview of current science communication frameworks, resources, and challenges; and looking at emerging trends and opportunities for public engagement. The presentation is free. 1500 Senate St. (803) 734-8666 , http://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/3075065 35TH ANNUAL ST. PAT’S IN FIVE POINTS: LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Delaney’s Music Pub. The St. Pat’s in Five Points Planning Committee invites the community to Delaney’s Music Pub for the reveal of this year’s music line-up, festival highlights, and changes. Featuring true Irish-themed entertainment to include the Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, bagpipers, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the party will also feature St. Pat’s swag and complimentary Guinness pints. 741 Saluda Ave. BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR: ESTATE SALES & AUCTIONS: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the historic building which houses The Red Lion, Columbia’s downtown antique mall. Historic Columbia’s popular behind-the-scenes tour, presented by Second Wind Heating and Air, returns for an exclusive look inside the historic building which houses The Red Lion, Columbia’s downtown antique mall. Guests will explore the history of the building and of the Robert Mills Historic District, while The Red Lion owner, Chris Livingston, will detail the origins and the evolution of the company and explain the business of buying and selling history. In addition, guests will gain helpful tips on assessing the value of items and the bidding process. Drinks and light refreshments are included. HC members, $20; non-members, $25. 1929 Hampton St. (803)-252-1770 x 15, www.historiccolumbia.org CMA CHAMBER MUSIC ON MAIN: Happy hour and galleries open at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Columbia Museum of Art. Soprano Hyunah Yu, pianist Anna Polonsky, and violinist Erin Keefe join Edward Arron, esteemed cellist and Chamber Music on Main artistic director, to perform works by Brahms, Massenet, Schumann, and Robert Kahn. Individual seats, $35; members, $28 and students, $5. Cash bar. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1 WEDNESDAY NIGHT COLAJAZZ ARTISTS SERIES: IVAN COVINGTON: 8-11 p.m. Wednesday at Main Street Public House. Cola Jazz was born from Mark Rapp’s goal to organize and bolster the Columbia jazz community through recordings, events, and education. Covington studied Trumpet Performance and Jazz at Newberry College and The University of Arizona where he was an assistant director for the Arizona Jazz Academy, now Tucson Jazz Institute. He is currently a United States Army Musician, enlisted as a Trumpet Player & Bass Player, currently stationed at Fort Jackson. There is no cover and no minimum. 1556 Main St. (803) 834-3409 , http://colajazz.com/venue/main-street-public-house THURSDAY, FEB. 2 LAND BANK LOFTS GALLERY GRAND OPENING: 6-8 p.m. Thursday at The Land Bank Lofts. The Land Bank Lofts is proud to introduce their newest addition to this historic building, an art gallery. Enjoy live music by Jon Rooks and refreshments while touring multiple floors filled with lovely art. Home to the world-famous Tunnel Vision by Blue Sky, now featuring original works of art by the South Carolina Artist Group. Exhibiting artists from all over SC; Ginny Merett, Susan H. Johnson, Charles Hite, Kathy Adams, Renea Eshleman, CJ Martin-Marchese, Mary Hawk, Kay Pascal, Ty Davis and Abstract Alexandra. 1401 Hampton St. (803) 828-7790 , www.landbankapartments.com FIRST THURSDAY ON MAIN: 6-10 p.m. Thursday on Main Street. Businesses and galleries keep their doors open late, offering a mix of specials, events, entertainment and more. Participants include: The Whig, Persona Pizzeria, Uptown, Cantina 76, Columbia Marriott, Columbia Museum of Art, Anastasia & Friends Gallery, Random Records, Drake’s Duck-In, Mast General Store, The Nick, Michael’s Cafe & Catering, Grapes & Gallery, Tapp’s Arts Center, Villa Tronco and Gallery at City Hall. Free and open to the public. www.facebook.com/firstthursdayonmain YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU: 8 p.m. Thursday at Town Theatre. Welcome to the Vanderhof’s home wherein lives a slightly batty New York City family. Grandpa lives for sheer joy rather than for achievement, ambition or financial gain. Daughter Penny labors without distinction as a would-be playwright of melodramas while her husband, Paul, spends his days making fireworks in the cellar. Penny and Paul’s children are also in the nest — a ballerina in her own mind, Essie, and Alice, the “normal” one. When Alice becomes engaged to the boss’ son at the Wall Street firm where she works, a predictable clash ensues when he brings his uptight parents over to meet the prospective in-laws… one evening before they are supposed to arrive! Last seen at Town in 1947, we’re glad the Vanderhof family is back! Adults, $25; Seniors (65+)/active military/college, $20; Youth (17 and younger), $15. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510 (noon to 5 p.m. weekdays), www.towntheatre.com “MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE”: 8 p.m. Thursday at Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193. What happens when Lou Ann Hightower (Lisa Litchfield) discovers the image of Jesus on the door of her refrigerator? In this comedy by John Culbertson, the town of Elroy, SC, will never be the same as Lou Ann, her husband, Dwayne, and her best friend, Betsy, deal with the ramifications of their town becoming host to hoped-for miracles. Directed by MonaLisa Botts, who directed last season’s successful “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” the cast features new and returning favorites lead by Lisa Litchfield (”Marvin’s Room”), Travis Page (”Duck Hunter Shoots Angel”) and Jessica Fichter (”Heck the Dolls with Chardonnay”). Advance tickets, $15. At the door: adults, $18; senior (60+) or active military, $17. 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. www.chapintheatre.org FRIDAY, FEB. 3 STATE STREET FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL: 5-8 p.m. Friday on State street. The State Street Friday Art Crawl is an established venture put together by the locally owned shop and restaurant owners on State Street and features a revolving lineup of art, music, food, and drink. Take a first, or second, opportunity to see the continuing exhibition at Gallery West. Join the merchants and restaurants on State Street for their First Friday celebration. Adult beverages will be available at the outdoor sidewalk bar featuring drinks from @116.Gallery West, 134 State St. (803) 207-9265 , www.gallerywestcolumbia.com “SEASONS” ELENA BURYKINA AND EVELYN WONG’S OPENING RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Gallery West. Gallery West presents the work of two extraordinary young women who are making themselves known in the art world near and far. Their work is influenced by very different cultures: Wong by Chinese art, and Burykina from her homeland of Russia and the Ukraine. The focus of this exhibition is their botanical images which span the seasons of the year. Enjoy drinks and lovely morsels by Desserts by Noelle. The opening coincides with the celebration of State Street First Friday Art Crawl for February. 134 State St. (803) 207-9265 , www.gallerywestcolumbia.com UNFORGETTABLE: CELEBRATING A TIME OF LIFE, HOPE AND BRAVERY EXHIBIT AND BOOK SIGNING: Talk begins at 6 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. Friday at the South Carolina State Library. Join us for a photography exhibit and talk from the legendary photographer, publisher, inventor, and author Cecil Williams. This exhibit showcases a prelude to Williams’ newest publication, ‘Unforgettable’. The collection of forty images provides a rare glimpse of events, portraits and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s. Light refreshments will be served. 1500 Senate St. (803) 734-8666 , www.statelibrary.sc.gov DAVE CHAPPELLE: 7 p.m. Friday at Township Auditorium. Dave Chappelle, mastermind behind sketch comedy goldmine “Chappelle’s Show”, made a triumphant return to stand-up comedy in 2013. While he’s beloved for his famous impersonations of Rick James and Prince, Chappelle doesn’t rely on old material for his stand-up act, treating fans to an all-original show featuring extensive improvisation as he interacts with audiences. $65. 1703 Taylor St. (803) 576-2350 , www.thetownship.org “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Village Square Theatre. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Adults, $12; seniors, military and youth, $10. 105 Caughman Rd., Lexington (behind Firestone Auto Care). (803) 359-1436 , www.villagesquaretheatre.com “MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET”: 8 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre. Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays. Weekends: $30. Students, $20; weekdays and matinees, $25. Students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU: 8 p.m. Friday at Town Theatre. Welcome to the Vanderhof’s home wherein lives a slightly batty New York City family. Grandpa lives for sheer joy rather than for achievement, ambition or financial gain. Daughter Penny labors without distinction as a would-be playwright of melodramas while her husband, Paul, spends his days making fireworks in the cellar. Penny and Paul’s children are also in the nest — a ballerina in her own mind, Essie, and Alice, the “normal” one. When Alice becomes engaged to the boss’ son at the Wall Street firm where she works, a predictable clash ensues when he brings his uptight parents over to meet the prospective in-laws… one evening before they are supposed to arrive! Last seen at Town in 1947, we’re glad the Vanderhof family is back! Adults, $25; Seniors (65+)/active military/college, $20; Youth (17 and younger), $15. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510 (noon to 5 p.m. weekdays), www.towntheatre.com ALL-MALE A CAPPELLA GROUP ‘THE PITCHFORKS’: 8 p.m. Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. FAC announces the return of the popular all-male a cappella group, The Pitchforks of Duke University. The audience will enjoy great covers of both old and new pop music. Adults, $10; students, $5. 810 Lyttleton St. (803) 425-7676 , www.fineartscenter.org “MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE”: 8 p.m. Friday at Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193. What happens when Lou Ann Hightower (Lisa Litchfield) discovers the image of Jesus on the door of her refrigerator? In this comedy by John Culbertson, the town of Elroy, SC, will never be the same as Lou Ann, her husband, Dwayne, and her best friend, Betsy, deal with the ramifications of their town becoming host to hoped-for miracles. Directed by MonaLisa Botts, who directed last season’s successful “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” the cast features new and returning favorites lead by Lisa Litchfield (”Marvin’s Room”), Travis Page (”Duck Hunter Shoots Angel”) and Jessica Fichter (”Heck the Dolls with Chardonnay”). Advance tickets, $15. At the door: adults, $18; senior (60+) or active military, $17. 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. www.chapintheatre.org SATURDAY, FEB. 4 “POWER TO THE PEACEFUL”: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. The Carolina Peace Resource Center hosts a day of issues, education and activist trainings. Issue sessions will focus on Solidarity (Women’s Rights, Immigrant Rights, Black Lives Matter, LGBT Rights); Peace Abroad and at Home (US Foreign Policy, Gun Violence, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault) and the Environment. $20-$10, based on a sliding scale. Covers lunch. 2701 Heyward St. (803) 216-1448 , . www.carolinapeace.org REPTICON RETURNS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Columbia with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators. This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach; and, throughout the event, there will be seminars on animal-related topics by experts in the field of herpetology. Guests can also shop for a new family pet among the hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals. This is also the perfect place to get merchandise, cages, supplies, and both live and frozen feeders, as well as to get expert advice about caring for their new household member. Many of our vendors allow live interactions with the pets during visits to their booth. To add to the fun, free-entry raffles are held frequently during both days of the event, offering guests the opportunity to win coveted prizes. $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. 206 Jamil Rd. (803) 772-0732 , http://repticon.com/south-carolina/columbia/ ‘SAVAGE ANCIENT SEAS’ AND ‘SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’ OPENINGS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at The South Carolina State Museum. SCSM is excited to announce its brand new blockbuster exhibit, ‘Savage Ancient Seas’ and planetarium movie ‘Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure’. ‘Savage Ancient Seas’ will transport guests to a North America of 80 million years ago, when the last of the great dinosaurs roamed the Earth and a shallow sea spread across the middle of the continent. These spectacular, strange creatures of the ancient sea; giant reptiles and fish that are also the subject of the full dome planetarium movie. Guests can see both the exhibit and film for a complete underwater prehistoric experience for only $16.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors (62 and older), $14.95 for children (ages 3-12) and $7 for museum members. Regular blockbuster admission, including museum general admission is $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors, $11.95 for children and $4 for museum members. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921 , www.scmuseum.org 13TH ANNUAL “KARAMU! CELEBRATE! – SOUTH CAROLINA BLACK HISTORY PARADE AND FESTIVAL”: 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Harden and Gervais streets. Established in 2004, the parade celebrates Black History Month in the United States and recognizes the many significant contributions of members of the African diaspora worldwide. The purpose of “Karamu! Celebrate!” is to educate, entertain and celebrate those achievements; hence the parade motto, “Education through Entertainment.” This year’s theme is “Youth Will Make a Difference 2017.” Free and open to the public. www.fundsinc1.org JAIME MISENHEIMER: “HOUR OF THE WOLF” GALLERY TALK: 2 p.m. Saturday at if ART Gallery. For its first 2017 show, if ART Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by Columbia, S.C., artist Jaime Misenheimer. “Hour Of The Wolf” is Misenheimer’s first solo exhibition at if ART Gallery. The Oklahoma native, a member of the Choctaw Nation, in 2014 received her MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, one of the most prestigious MFA programs for painting in the country. She holds a BFA in painting and BA in art history from the University of South Carolina, where she teaches art. She has had solo exhibitions in Athens, Greece; Umbria, Italy; and South Carolina. Misenheimer has been in group exhibitions abroad in Germany and Italy and domestically, in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Missouri and South Carolina, where she has shown at the Columbia Museum of Art and 701 Center for Contemporary Art. She’s been an artist in residence at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy, and the Kunstlerwerkgemeinschaft Kaiserslautern in Germany. During her undergraduate studies Misenheimer was a visiting associate student member at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. 1223 Lincoln St. (803) 255-0068 , http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Village Square Theatre. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Adults, $12; seniors, military and youth, $10. 105 Caughman Rd., Lexington (behind Firestone Auto Care). (803) 359-1436 , www.villagesquaretheatre.com HAVANA NIGHTS: 6-10 p.m. Saturday in the Hampton Room at Michael’s Cafe and Catering. Family Promise of the Midlands is holding its fundraising gala and auction. Live music by Heart ‘N Soul. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Silent auction. Family Promise of the Midlands is an interdenominational faith-based initiative started in 2014 that provides temporary shelter for homeless families. Seventeen congregations in the Midlands serve as hosts for Family Promise and an additional 10 provide support. $75 each or $125 a pair. 1620 Main St. www.familypromisemidlands.org UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL MULTIMEDIA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center. This concert partially resurrects a concert program postponed by the October 2015 flood in the Midlands, as Music Director Morihiko Nakahara presents works by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius and 2014 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition winner Elisabeth Tsai. Tsai makes a belated S.C. Phil debut with Grieg’s famed Piano Concerto. The 2015 competition winner, Derek Chung, joins her on the program to perform Franz Liszt’s First Piano Concerto. The February evening ends with Sibelius’ First Symphony – a portrayal of his native Finland’s stark, wintry landscape. For the second time in its Masterworks Series, the S.C. Phil hangs large screens on either side of the stage to provide a multimedia experience. Real-time and up-close concert video will play on the screens to give every patron unique viewing angles of the orchestra and the best seat in the house. A free, preconcert lecture by Nakahara begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Koger Center auditorium, as he offers his unique insight into the evening’s program. $53, $45, $37, $29 and $23. 1051 Greene St. (803) 251-2222 , www.kogercenterforthearts.com JUDY CARMICHAEL: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. Nicknamed “Stride” by the great Count Basie, GRAMMY-nominated pianist and vocalist Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano and swing. Revered by musicians for her technical prowess and equally embraced by audiences for her warm, engaging style, she’ll bring her massive catalog of originals and covers to the Midlands stage for the first time. $22. 7300 College St., Irmo (803) 407-5011 , www.harbisontheatre.org PAM TILLIS: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sumter Opera House. Country comes to town when legendary singer Pam Tillis, daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member Mell Tillis, visits. Although she was in a variety of bands growing up, spanning from jazz and alternative country to top 40, country music was in her blood. As the daughter of a country star, she debuted on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry at age 8 singing the song “Tom Dooley.” Whether it’s on the elaborate stages of theOpry or in the intimate setting of the historic Sumter Opera House, you will experience that feeling of delight that comes from Pam Tillis singing exactly what she is meant to sing at that moment. Her star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career, don’t miss this chance to experience it! $36, $32 and $29. 21 North Main St., Sumter. (803) 436-2616 , www.SumterOperaHouse.com “MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Trustus Theatre. Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays. Weekends: $30. Students, $20; weekdays and matinees, $25. Students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU: 8 p.m. Saturday at Town Theatre. Welcome to the Vanderhof’s home wherein lives a slightly batty New York City family. Grandpa lives for sheer joy rather than for achievement, ambition or financial gain. Daughter Penny labors without distinction as a would-be playwright of melodramas while her husband, Paul, spends his days making fireworks in the cellar. Penny and Paul’s children are also in the nest — a ballerina in her own mind, Essie, and Alice, the “normal” one. When Alice becomes engaged to the boss’ son at the Wall Street firm where she works, a predictable clash ensues when he brings his uptight parents over to meet the prospective in-laws… one evening before they are supposed to arrive! Last seen at Town in 1947, we’re glad the Vanderhof family is back! Adults, $25; Seniors (65+)/active military/college, $20; Youth (17 and younger), $15. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510 (noon to 5 p.m. weekdays), www.towntheatre.com “MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE”: 8 p.m. Saturday at Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193. What happens when Lou Ann Hightower (Lisa Litchfield) discovers the image of Jesus on the door of her refrigerator? In this comedy by John Culbertson, the town of Elroy, SC, will never be the same as Lou Ann, her husband, Dwayne, and her best friend, Betsy, deal with the ramifications of their town becoming host to hoped-for miracles. Directed by MonaLisa Botts, who directed last season’s successful “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” the cast features new and returning favorites lead by Lisa Litchfield (”Marvin’s Room”), Travis Page (”Duck Hunter Shoots Angel”) and Jessica Fichter (”Heck the Dolls with Chardonnay”). Advance tickets, $15. At the door: adults, $18; senior (60+) or active military, $17. 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. www.chapintheatre.org ONGOING EVENTS BEASPACIFICASPOSSIBLE::26: Exhibit, Tuesday-Saturday at Tapp’s Art Center. Through Feb. 2. 1644 Main St. (803) 988-0013 , www.tappsartscenter.com FAME AND FASHION: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JOHN ENGSTEAD: Exhibit, Tuesday-Sunday at Columbia Museum of Art. Through Feb. 5. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org DRAWING FOR MEANING: Exhibit, Monday-Friday at McMaster Gallery. Through Feb. 9. Free. 1615 Senate St. (803) 777-5752 , http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/art/mcmaster_gallery JAIME MISENHEIMER: HOUR OF THE WOLF: Exhibit, Monday-Saturday at if ART Gallery. Through Feb. 11. Free. 1223 Lincoln St. (803) 255-0068 , http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com COLLECT-ED: Exhibit, Monday-Saturday in the main gallery at City Art. Through Feb. 25. Free. 1224 Lincoln St. (803)252-3613 , www.cityartonline.com WADE SELLERS — 25 ARTISTS: Exhibit, Wednesday-Sunday at 701 CCA. Through Feb. 26. Members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation. 701 Whaley St., second floor. www.701cca.org WOMEN...THE REAL HEROES: Exhibit, Monday-Friday at The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Through March 3. 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. (803) 425-7676 extension 300 , www.fineartscenter.org HOLOCAUST REMEMBERED: Exhibit, Monday-Saturday at McKissick Museum, second floor lobby. Through April 8. Free. 816 Bull St. http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/holocaust-remembered BLACK MEDICINE/WHITE BODIES: AN INVESTIGATION OF CHARLESTON’S YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMICS 1854-1871: Exhibit, Monday-Saturday at McKissick Museum, second floor, north gallery. Through May 6. Free. 816 Bull St. (803) 777-7251 , http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/mckissick-museum COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Cayce United Methodist Church. For singles age 55-plus. Sponsored by Thompson Funeral Home. 1600 12th St., Cayce. Mary Beth Lamey, (803) 996-1023 , (803) 995-0068 . www.thompsonsfuneral.com SECOND SHIFT TWOSDAYS: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the S.C. State Museum. 2 for $10 or $5 per person. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921 , www.scmuseum.org PICKLEBALL: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trenholm Park, indoors. Free. 3900 Covenant Rd. (803) 787-0216 , richlandcountyrecreation.com/centers/trenholm-park/ SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Free. 3200 Trenholm Rd. Palmetto Scottish Country Dance Society, (803) 345-0158 , CITY ROOTS FARMERS MARKET: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at City Roots Farmers Market. 1005 Airport Blvd. (803) 254-2302 , . www.cityroots.org/city-roots-farmers-market OPEN STAGE & BLUEGRASS/ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION: 6 p.m. Fridays at Bill’s Music Shop. Open stage and bluegrass/acoustic jam session every Friday night. 710 Meeting St. (803) 796-6477 , www.billsmusicshop.com SODA CITY MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on the 1500 block of Main Street. Runs year-round, rain or shine. http://sodacitysc.com/ FREE SUNDAYS AT COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: Noon-5 p.m. Sundays at the Columbia Museum of Art. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org/visit SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 1:30 p.m. Sundays at The Barn. $5 per lesson. First lesson is free. 680 Cherokee Ln., West Columbia. (803) 772-0546 , www.thebarnsc.biz “YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU:” Select days through Feb. 5 at Town Theatre. Adults, $25; Seniors (65+)/active military/college, $20; Youth (17 and younger), $15. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510 (noon to 5 p.m. weekdays), www.towntheatre.com UPCOMING EVENTS REPTICON RETURNS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Columbia with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators. This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach; and, throughout the event, there will be seminars on animal-related topics by experts in the field of herpetology. Guests can also shop for a new family pet among the hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals. This is also the perfect place to get merchandise, cages, supplies, and both live and frozen feeders, as well as to get expert advice about caring for their new household member. Many of our vendors allow live interactions with the pets during visits to their booth. To add to the fun, free-entry raffles are held frequently during both days of the event, offering guests the opportunity to win coveted prizes. $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. 206 Jamil Rd. (803) 772-0732 , http://repticon.com/south-carolina/columbia/ DIXIELAND JAZZ CONCERT: 2:30-5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Lourie Center. Enjoy jazz, ragtime and swing with Dick Goodwin, trumpet; Doug Graham, clarinet; Bruce Clark, trombone; Jim Hall, drums; Aletha Jacobs, piano. $10 adults, free to students 18 and younger. 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park, Columbia (just off Pickens near Blossom). Red Smith, (803) 432-1504 , carolinajazzsociety.com , https://sites.google.com/site/carolinajazzsociety/ YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU: 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at Town Theatre. Welcome to the Vanderhof’s home wherein lives a slightly batty New York City family. Grandpa lives for sheer joy rather than for achievement, ambition or financial gain. Daughter Penny labors without distinction as a would-be playwright of melodramas while her husband, Paul, spends his days making fireworks in the cellar. Penny and Paul’s children are also in the nest — a ballerina in her own mind, Essie, and Alice, the “normal” one. When Alice becomes engaged to the boss’ son at the Wall Street firm where she works, a predictable clash ensues when he brings his uptight parents over to meet the prospective in-laws… one evening before they are supposed to arrive! Last seen at Town in 1947, we’re glad the Vanderhof family is back! Adults, $25; Seniors (65+)/active military/college, $20; Youth (17 and younger), $15. 1012 Sumter St. (803) 799-2510 (noon to 5 p.m. weekdays), www.towntheatre.com “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.”: 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at Village Square Theatre. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Adults, $12; seniors, military and youth, $10. 105 Caughman Rd., Lexington (behind Firestone Auto Care). (803) 359-1436 , www.villagesquaretheatre.com “MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE”: 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193. What happens when Lou Ann Hightower (Lisa Litchfield) discovers the image of Jesus on the door of her refrigerator? In this comedy by John Culbertson, the town of Elroy, SC, will never be the same as Lou Ann, her husband, Dwayne, and her best friend, Betsy, deal with the ramifications of their town becoming host to hoped-for miracles. Directed by MonaLisa Botts, who directed last season’s successful “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” the cast features new and returning favorites lead by Lisa Litchfield (”Marvin’s Room”), Travis Page (”Duck Hunter Shoots Angel”) and Jessica Fichter (”Heck the Dolls with Chardonnay”). Advance tickets, $15. At the door: adults, $18; senior (60+) or active military, $17. 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. www.chapintheatre.org TABITHA EPPERSON: HOME: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. What makes a house a “home”? Is it the location? The people? The mementos on the walls? What part of “home” is permanent, and what can be washed away? MTC faculty member Tabitha Epperson’s research into the definition of home began after her own Louisiana community sustained the ravage of Hurricane Katrina and was revived after her adopted home of Columbia withstood the waters of last year’s floods. In this remarkable talk, she’ll share survivors’ insights into what remains when the structure of “home” is gone. $14. 7300 College St., Irmo (803) 407-5011 , www.harbisontheatre.org WEDNESDAY NIGHT COLAJAZZ ARTISTS SERIES: MARK RAPP AND BEN EIDSON QUINTET: 8-11 p.m. Feb. 8 at Main Street Public House. Cola Jazz was born from Mark Rapp’s goal to organize and bolster the Columbia jazz community through recordings, events, and education. Ben Eidson is a junior at Dreher High School and an amazing saxophonist. This is one of Ben’s first professional jazz quintet performances. He recently performed with Mark Rapp at his annual sold out Jingle Bell Jazz Concert at Trustus Theatre. There is no cover and no minimum. 1556 Main St. (803) 834-3409 , http://colajazz.com/venue/main-street-public-house ANNIE JR: 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at On Stage Productions. The popular comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, takes center stage. This all youth adaptation of one of the worlds most performed musical will entertain and delight both young and old alike!Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $10. Discounts available for groups of ten or more. 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. (803) 351-6751 , www.onstagesc.com “MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Trustus Theatre. Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays. Weekends: $30. Students, $20; weekdays and matinees, $25. Students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org ANNIE JR: 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at On Stage Productions. The popular comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, takes center stage. This all youth adaptation of one of the worlds most performed musical will entertain and delight both young and old alike!Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $10. Discounts available for groups of ten or more. 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. (803) 351-6751 , www.onstagesc.com VALENTINE’S DANCE WITH HEART ‘N SOUL: 7-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Lourie Center. Bring your friends, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shag, swing and rock to the classic hits of the 1950s and 60s. Heart ‘n Soul brings their musical talents to the stage and will wow you with their soulful, energizing performance. This event is open to the public for adults of all ages. BYOB and snacks; soft drinks will be available for purchase. Open seating. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Reserved tables are available with a single purchase of six tickets or more. (803) 779-1971 , www.louriecentersc.com ARTS & DRAUGHTS: 7-11 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Columbia’s signature interactive party is back. The evening features live music from The Capital City Playboys, Barnwell, The Moon Moths, King Goof, DJ’s Preach Jacobs and King Harold, and more. The Wurst Wagen, KC Hotdogs, and The Belgian Waffle Truck provide food. The Whig offers a cash bar as well as tastings of Lonerider Brewery’s Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen. Other activities include a unique perspective tour led by ‘Auntie Bellum’ Editor-In-Chief Meeghan Kane, short film screenings from past Indie Grits festivals presented by the Nickelodeon, a design-your-own-flag project with Columbia Design League, and more DIY activities courtesy of Richland Library and Save the Children Action Network. Presented by McDaniels Subaru of Columbia and Cyberwoven. $9; $5 for members. Cash bar. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Village Square Theatre. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Adults, $12; seniors, military and youth, $10. 105 Caughman Rd., Lexington (behind Firestone Auto Care). (803) 359-1436 , www.villagesquaretheatre.com “MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET”: 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Trustus Theatre. Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays. Weekends: $30. Students, $20; weekdays and matinees, $25. Students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org SWEET ON CMA: Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Columbia Museum of Art. This fifth annual family fun event will be a lovely time for all ages. Attendees are invited to get creative at art stations, play games, take the “Heart on your Sleeve” costume tour, try the “Puppy Love” scavenger hunt through the galleries, get a closer look at garments from duchesses, damsels, and dashing heroes in ‘CUT! Costume and the Cinema’, and enjoy a live performance of ‘Commedia Pinocchio’ from the Columbia Children’s Theatre Storykeepers. Free. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION: 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at Town of Blythewood’s Doko Manor. Come join the Mayor and Council members celebrate with students’ art work, dance, choirs, Ray Smith’s oral history documentations recorded with the wonderful history of our community, and the viewing of the Bethel High School Yearbook. 100 Alvina Hagood Cir, Blythewood. (803) 754-0501 , www.dokomanor.com WINTER CAMELLIA SHOW: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Phillips Market Center at the South Carolina State Farmer’s Market. This show is one of the South’s largest and most prestigious Camellia events, exhibiting about 1500 blooms and attracting Camellia growers/cultivators from as far north as Virginia and as far south as Florida. Judging takes place from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The Mid-Carolina Camellia Society will also have experts on hand to give guidance to those who want to improve or add Camellia’s to their home’s landscape, as well as identify existing plants. Camellia plants will be available to purchase, as well as membership applications and Camellia publications. Free and open to the public. 3501 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia. (803) 737-4597 , www.camelliasc.org , www.scstatefarmersmarket.com ANNIE JR: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at On Stage Productions. The popular comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, takes center stage. This all youth adaptation of one of the worlds most performed musical will entertain and delight both young and old alike!Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $10. Discounts available for groups of ten or more. 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. (803) 351-6751 , www.onstagesc.com VALENTINE’S CINEMA: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER: 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. From the deck of an ocean liner to the top of the Empire State Building, this whirlwind dramatic adventure of love found, love lost, and – hopefully – love found again celebrates our fifth-annual Valentine’s Cinema. In an evening perfect for sharing with anyone you love, join us for a dessert and champagne reception in the lobby before setting sail with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. “Anything could happen, don’t you think?” $17. 7300 College St., Irmo (803) 407-5011 , www.harbisontheatre.org “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Village Square Theatre. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Adults, $12; seniors, military and youth, $10. 105 Caughman Rd., Lexington (behind Firestone Auto Care). (803) 359-1436 , www.villagesquaretheatre.com 19TH ANNUAL PALLADIUM SOCIETY AND HISTORIC COLUMBIA CHILI COOKOFF: 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Music Farm. The event will feature a variety of all you can eat chili recipes cooked by local cookers and restaurants, judged by local celebrities with cash prizes for the winners. Live music will be provided by two Columbia bands, the Kenny George Band and the Nick Clyburn Band . Tickets include an open beer and wine bar. Advance tickets, $25 for Palladium Society members, $30 for Historic Columbia members; $35 for the general public. Tickets sold at the door, $45. 1022 Senate St. (803) 252-7742 , www.historiccolumbia.org PAMELA ANN VANDERVELDE GALLERY’S VALENTINE’S ART AND DESSERT OPENING: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 11 at Pamela Ann Vandervelde Gallery. Singles and couples will want to make this the most fun and creative stop on your pre-Valentine’s Day weekend. Enjoy a range of intriguing art expressions, while enjoying live music, and the gorgeous atmosphere of this upstairs oasis. Nine area artists will answer in various forms of art, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Come learn from the visions of the artists’ answers. Not only can these masterpieces be admired and pondered, but they may be purchased! And the art won’t just be hanging on the walls. The gallery offers an extended menu of luscious Valentine’s desserts with the view. Each dessert purchase comes with a complementary glass of champagne. 631 Harden St., upstairs in Suites H and I. (803) 645-5501 , “MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET”: 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Trustus Theatre. Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays. Weekends: $30. Students, $20; weekdays and matinees, $25. Students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org ANNIE JR: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at On Stage Productions. The popular comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, takes center stage. This all youth adaptation of one of the worlds most performed musical will entertain and delight both young and old alike!Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $10. Discounts available for groups of ten or more. 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. (803) 351-6751 , www.onstagesc.com “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.”: 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at Village Square Theatre. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Adults, $12; seniors, military and youth, $10. 105 Caughman Rd., Lexington (behind Firestone Auto Care). (803) 359-1436 , www.villagesquaretheatre.com “MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET”: 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at Trustus Theatre. Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays. Weekends: $30. Students, $20; weekdays and matinees, $25. Students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Columbia Museum of Art. This enchanting evening at the CMA is an escape from the ordinary Valentine’s Day. The program starts with a romance-themed gallery talk in ‘CUT! Costume and the Cinema’ followed by a catered chicken cordon bleu dinner complete with wine. Bruges Chocolaterie provides dessert. The evening concludes with a stroll down Main Street for a screening of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ at The Nickelodeon. Ticket price includes admission to the CMA, movie ticket, gallery talk, dinner, dessert, and wine. $80 per person, $64 per person for members, all inclusive. 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810 , www.columbiamuseum.org “MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Trustus Theatre. Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays. Weekends: $30. Students, $20; weekdays and matinees, $25. Students, $20. 520 Lady St. (803) 254-9732 , www.trustus.org Related content

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