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ON THE COVER Gentry George dances with Alvin Ailey II on Nov. 6 at the Koger Center. Photo by Eduardo Patino.



ince the dawn of time, Free Times has been producing a comprehensive annual calendar of the arts. (OK, not really, but it does seem that way.) And in all those years, we have never — not even once — published this calendar as a stand-alone insert. Why now, you ask? Well, why not? Here’s our thinking: We know you’re a highly engaged, well-informed reader who is well aware that Columbia has a dynamic and burgeoning arts scene. We know that you’re interested in attending events and programs throughout the year. What we don’t know is whether all of you have actually been keeping a copy of the Cultural Season edition throughout the arts season. After all, that other weekly content does get a bit dated as time goes by. So, here goes: You hold in your hands the first-ever freestanding Cultural

Season insert. In it you’ll find listings for hundreds of arts-related events, including arts exhibitions; classical, choral and opera performances; films; theatrical productions; dance performances; literary events; and more. Now, let’s suppose you’re not an avid arts aficionado. Maybe you feel more comfortable in movie theaters, bars and football stadiums than in galleries and performance halls. In that case, a bit of an explanation is in order. See, Columbia has a lot going on in the arts — and you need not be scared by the word “arts,” because there’s plenty of beer and partying among arts types, too. For proof, just head to the Arts & Draughts series at the Columbia Museum of Art (see page 23) or one of the monthly First Thursday art crawls on Main Street (see Frame of Mind on page 12).

PERFORMANCE VENUES 701 Center for Contemporary Art

Conundrum Music Hall

701 Whaley St., 779-4571,

626 Meeting St.,

Opened in the fall of 2008, the 701 Center for Contemporary Art has established itself as the go-to local space for cutting-edge, contemporary art.

A haven for lovers of extreme and unusual music, Conundrum is a small, acoustically enhanced room presenting everything from avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical to progressive metal and performance art.

Colonial Life Arena 801 Lincoln St. at Greene St. Charge by phone: 1-855-456-2849 General Info: 576-9200,

Opened in 2002, the 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena is the largest arena in South Carolina, hosting major concert and entertainment acts and serving as the home for USC men’s and women’s basketball.

Columbia Music Festival Association 914 Pulaski St., 771-6303,

Founded in 1897 as an arm of local government, CMFA is an umbrella organization offering rehearsal and performance space at its ArtSpace in the Vista and support services to a wide variety of local arts groups.


Cottingham Theater

Located on the Columbia College campus in North Columbia, this 375-seat auditorium presents theater and dance performances.

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County 810 Lyttleton St., Camden, 803-425-7676

Presents community-oriented theater, music, dance and exhibitions, as well as the annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival.

Harbison Theatre 7300 College St. (Irmo), Info: 407-5003, Tickets: 407-5011,

Sumter Opera House 21 North Main St., Sumter, 803-436-2616

and eclectic array of performing arts events that diversify Midlands Tech’s offerings and strengthen its relationship with the local community. Also serves as a rental facility for local arts organizations.

First built in the late 19th century and reopened in 1987, the 700-seat Sumter Opera House maintains an active schedule of cultural events, many of which feature Columbia-based artists and writers.

Tapp’s Arts Center

Koger Center

1644 Main St.,

1051 Greene St., Info: 777-7500, Tickets: 251-2222

The Koger Center is operated by USC and has served as Columbia’s primary facility for the performing arts since 1989. Seats just over 2,000.

With studio spaces and regular exhibitions, the Tapp’s Arts Center is primarily a haven for the visual arts, but it also hosts theatrical performances, film screenings, readings and musical performances.

Newberry Opera House

Township Auditorium

1201 McKibben St., Newberry 803-276-6264

1703 Taylor St., Ticket Info: 576-2350 Charge by phone: 783-2222

Originally built in 1881, the 409-seat Newberry Opera House was named Outstanding Theater by the League of Historic American Theaters in 2008. Presents classical groups, dance ensembles, folk music, beach bands, big bands, bluegrass and more.

The 400-seat Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College presents a high-quality


You might think of these events as the equivalent of a gateway drug: Try one of them, and pretty soon you’ll be hooked — and moving on to more and more arts events. If you’re already into the arts, then you already know the value of our Cultural Season calendar; you might as well just pull up your Google Calendar right now and start planning your next six months. If you’re new to the area or a newcomer to the arts, though, then think of the Cultural Season issue as your official welcoming committee. For further information about specific events, your best bet is to follow organizations’ web sites and Facebook pages — and to check the pages of Free Times weekly. Of course, schedules sometimes change, so be sure to check with the specific organization or venue as dates approach. — Dan Cook

First opened in 1930, the 3,000-plus-seat Township Auditorium has hosted such artists as Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Pink Floyd and The Clash. Reopened in 2010 after a $12 million facelift, now hosts everything from rock shows to comedians, gospel plays, hair shows and big bands. Tickets also available at

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MUSIC Árpád Darázs Singers

Led by Robert Neese, a student of founding conductor Árpád Darázs, this ensemble performs a varied repertoire of classical and contemporary works including sacred, secular, accompanied and a capella.

Arts at Ebenezer 765-9430,

All concerts at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Nov. 8 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 March 2 May 10

Echoing Air Ensemble Chamber Music with Artist-in-Residence Matthew Ganong Harpsichord Music with Artist-in-Residence Matthew Ganong The Complete Well Tempered Clavier The 246th Army Band

Colonial Life Arena

The Parker Quartet performs at the USC School of Music Recital Hall on Nov. 19 as part of the Chamber Innovista Series.

801 Lincoln St., 1-855-456-2849 Dec. 6

Bill Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Columbia Baroque Soloists 787-8555, Sept. 6 Oct. 26 Feb. 7 April 13

Brass, Wind & Wire (USC School of Music Recital Hall) Composing Women (Columbia College Spears Fine Arts Center) Grounds & Aires (USC School of Music Recital Hall) Le Jardin de Monsieur Lully (Columbia College Spears Fine Arts Center)

Columbia Choral Society Oct. 6 Feb. 8 May 4 May 18

Fall Concert: Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem (Good Shepherd Episcopal Church) Guest Appearance with the South Carolina Philharmonic (Koger Center) Divas, Divos & Drinks (Palmetto Ballroom) Spring Concert: Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

Columbia College

All performances at the Cottingham Theatre unless otherwise noted. Oct. 14 Oct. 26 Nov. 21 April 14 April 24

Diana Amos Faculty Recital Columbia Baroque Soloists Chamber Ensemble Jazz Combos Ensemble Columbia College Choir Spring Concert

Columbia Community Concert Band Oct. 25 Dec. 20


TBA Trinity Baptist Church

Feb. 21 April 11 May 26

TBA Lexington Baptist Church Piccolo Spoleto (Charleston)

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main St., 799-2810 Oct. 18 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 18

Toro Y Moi Chamber Music on Main Series Arts & Draughts Art of Music: Greg Stuart & Michael Pisaro (Baker & Baker Series) Dec. 11 Chamber Music on Main Series Feb. 7 Arts & Draughts Feb. 13 Chamber Music on Main Series March 13 Chamber Music on Main Series April 29 Chamber Music on Main Series May 2 Arts & Draughts

Conundrum Music Hall 626 Meeting St., 250-1295 Sept. 4 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 20 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Oct. 29

Tom Carter RPE Duo Allen Fey Barrett Smith CACAW Jeb Bishop & Jaap Blonk The Restoration & Tim Erikson The Home of Easy Credit VCDC Kevin Greenspan & Big Waves of Pretty Mike & Ruthy


Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 Nov. 16 Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 25 April 2 April 3

The Keefe Jackson Quartet Glasgow Smile & Torschlosspanik Eugene Chadbourne & Tatsuya Nakatani Danielle Howle & Firework Show Matuto Tim Daisy & Mikolaj Trzaksa Kevin Burke & John Carty Dystonia Duos: Greg Stuart & Joe Panzner Tatsuya Nakatani (Columbia Museum of Art) Patrick Ball Ballister

March 28 Finally Friday Concert Series April 3 Claire Byrant & Friends Concert Series April 22 Teri Teed & We Three April 25-27 Jazz at the Center April 24 Finally Friday Concert Series May 4 Camden Community Concert Band Spring Concert May 13 Community Choir of Kershaw County Spring Concert May 30 Finally Friday Concert Series June 27 Finally Friday Concert Series

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

7300 College St.,


Concerts held in the Wood Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Sept. 10 Oct. 3-5 Oct. 20 Nov. 4 Dec. 8 Dec. 17 Jan. 23 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Feb. 22 March 9

The Dick Goodwin Big Band Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Camden Community Concert Band CMA Fall Choral Showcase Camden Community Concert Band Christmas Concert Concert Choir of Kershaw County Christmas Concert Claire Bryant & Friends Chamber Music Series The Pitchforks of Duke University Brevard Music Concert Edward Arron & Friends Gospel Fest Camden Community Concert Band Winter Concert

Oct. 4 Dec. 15

The Doo-Wop Project South Carolina Philharmonic Holiday Pops

Heritage at Lowman 451-7414, Oct. 13 Nov. 10 Dec. 8 Jan. 12 March 9 April 13

Eunjong Choi The Sandlapper Singers Christopher Berg Palmetto Brass Tom White Andrew Sohn

Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014



his has already been a big year for Columbia-based composer John Fitz Rogers. His Book of Concord premiered this summer in Vermont and Narragansett was premiered by the USC Wind Ensemble in March. Up next is what we’re calling the John Fitz Rogers Festival. The Southern Exposure New Music Series Rogers founded at USC will honor the composer with a concert of his works on Nov. 11. The music goes back as far as 1986, although most pieces are of more recent vintage. Jim O’Connor, recently retired professor and former chairman of the USC Department of Theatre and Dance, is hardly retiring. He’ll direct two exceptionally well-written, complex thought-provoking and entertaining plays at Trustus Theatre this season: David Ives’ Venus in Fur (opening Nov. 1) and Clybourne Park, opening in January.

Don’t go to the Annie Leibovitz exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art expecting her elaborately staged photos of celebrities for Vanity Fair or glossy advertising work for American Express. For Pilgrimage, the photographer explored places, people and the visual world which shaped her: the homes of Thomas Jefferson, Emily Dickinson and Pete Seeger, Niagara Falls, Walden Pond and the Yosemite Valley. Opening Oct. 4. Last year the USC-based Wideman/ Davis Dance collaborated with SLIPPAGE, a Duke University research group that delves into technology and performance to create CANE. The work was inspired by Jean Toomer’s experimental 1923 book Cane, constructed as series of vignettes alternating among narrative prose, poetry and play-like passages revolving around the origins and experiences of AfricanAmericans. Dec. 3 – 6. It has been a long, long time since the disturbed young prince of Denmark trod the boards in Columbia. The first full production of Hamlet in Columbia since 1989 will be staged in April by USC Theatre. The second S.C. Biennial at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art is particularly exciting because it will include some artists who have been around for a long time, but have not shown widely in the state recently, along with some younger artists who aren’t as well known as they should be. The first installment opens Sept. 5.

John Fitz Rogers Held in April in the little town of Lake City, the first Artfields exhibition in awarded prizes of $50,000 and $25,000 and was made up of hundreds of artworks from throughout the Southeast scattered around the town in former warehouses, barber shops, restaurants and furniture stores. Much of the work was outstanding, and it was great to see art outside of museum and gallery walls. Expect it to take a big leap forward when it rolls around in April. There’s no lack of great chamber music in these parts. But the young Parker Quartet in an amazing concert in the spring showed that it can get even better. The quartet, in residence at the School of Music, will be back for a concert in November. Although it has been in the traditional arts business for three decades, the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum just this summer dedicated space to a long-term exhibition. The first installment, Diverse Voices: Discovering Community Through Traditional Arts, is a wide-ranging look at some of the magnificent works made by the state’s craftspeople including ceramics, baskets, quilts and even a boat. As in most everything else, women don’t get the attention they deserve as composers. The University of South Carolina School of Music alleviates that a bit with an October concert of music written by women. Well-know composers Libby Larsen, Rebecca Clarke and Jennifer Higdon as well as Columbia’s own Sonia Jacobsen will be on the bill.

Box Office Hours: Wed-Thur-Fri 2–5pm and performance nights 6:30–7:30pm The Cambridge American Stage Tour returns to Columbia College with Shakespeare’s timeless drama Measure for Measure. “Hilarious and tragic by turn, this production will hurl audiences into modern day Vienna with vigour and passion. Look forward to a whirlwind of political corruption, sex and scandal, justice and mercy.”

MUSIC Koger Center 1051 Greene St.,

Most performances are listed under the name of the group performing. Visit for a complete schedule listed by month. Sept. 22 Nov. 3 Jan. 18 Feb. 21 April 19

Shirley Caesar Song of Life Festival Rocketman: A Tribute to Elton John Auntie Karen Legends Of… Concert (performer TBA) Indian Cultural Exchange: Aag Ki Raat

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra 400-3540, Sept. 27 Oct. 6 Nov. 10 Jan. 23 Feb. 8 Feb. 16 May 4

Wine & Waltzes (Saluda Shoals Park) Unearth (Saluda Shoals Park) A World of Dances (Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College) Famous Overtures (Koger Center) Young Artist Competition (Westminster Presbyterian Church) Valentines from France (Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College) Concertos & Cupcakes (Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College)

Lexington County Choral Society 359-8794,

All concerts at Saxe-Gotha Presbyterian Church. Dec. 6-7 Holiday Lights Jan. 24 Youthful Delights March 7-8 Broadway Nights May 16-17 Freedom’s Heights

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben St., 803-276-6264 Sept. 8 Sept. 12-15 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 24 Oct. 29 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 15


John, Janet & Jazz South Carolina Elvis Festival Exile Air Supply Jerry Butler David Osborne Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis The Hitmen The Grascals Brenda Lee An Evening with Mark Russell Robert Earl Keen Chris Mann Willie Nelson Sawyer Brown Chanticleer Edwin McCain B.J. Thomas The Gibson Brothers Phil Vassar

Nov. 17 Nov. 19 Dec. 3 Dec. 5 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 12 Dec. 13 Dec. 17 Dec. 20 Jan. 5 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 28 March 2 March 3 March 6 March 8 March 9 March 11 March 16 March 19 March 20 March 22 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 28 March 30 April 10 April 25 April 27 April 30 May 4 May 9 May 10 May 17

Jim Brickman Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash The Charlie Daniels Band Tony Kenny’s Christmastime in Ireland The 208th Army Concert Band Palmetto Mastersingers The Artie Shaw Orchestra State Capella of Russia Branson on the Road: Christmas Style Eddie Money Dailey & Vincent The Swingin’ Medallions Bo Bice The Lennon Sisters Hotel California: The Original Tribute to the Eagles Travis Tritt Richard Smith Glenn Miller Orchestra Marina Lomazov Arlo Guthrie: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie The Lettermen Delbert McClinton Annie Sellick & the Hot Club of Nashville Ozark Jubilee Michael Bolton Oak Ridge Boys Frankie Avalon Dublin’s Irish Cabaret Rosalyn Kind Don’t Stop Believin’: A Journey Tribute Celtic Nights Georgette Jones: A Tribute to Tammy Wynette The Kingston Trio A Variety of Great Music Steep Canyon Rangers A Far Cry Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians An Evening of Duo Piano Music Charlie Thomas’ Drifters Doug and Bunny Williams The C.B. Smith Show of Pigeon Forge The Raleigh Ringers Pawel Checinski Whispering Bill Anderson Rick Alviti

The Palmetto Mastersingers 765-0777, Dec. 5-6

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College Dec. 8 Newberry Opera House Dec. TBA Lexington Medical Center Christmas Tree Lighting Feb. 8 Koger Center (w/ South Carolina Philharmonic) May 1-2 Harbison Theatre at Midlands Techical College (w/ Dick Goodwin Big Band) May 14 First Baptist Church (Festival of Choirs)


OTIS R. TAYLOR JR.’S PICKS South Carolina Philharmonic and Bela Fleck Koger Center: May 3 The Impostor, banjoist Bela Fleck’s concerto for banjo and orchestra, will be performed. Guess who’s playing the banjo? South Carolina Philharmonic Masterworks 1 Koger Center: Oct. 4 A highlight of the opening of the orchestra’s 50th season is the world premiere of Grammy-winning composer Joan Tower’s Bassoon Concerto, a piece commissioned for Peter Kolkay, the Phil’s former principal bassoonist who now teaches at Vanderbilt University.  Famously Hot New Year The first two years have drawn crowds, but the novelty will have worn off by year three. How will changes in leadership affect the event moving forward?   Toro Y Moi Columbia Museum of Art: Oct. 18 Even as he has enjoyed world success, Chaz Bundick, the creator of Toro Y Moi’s electro-pop, has been good about returning home. Ballet Stars of New York, Koger Center: April 11 LifeChance, Koger Center: Jan. 25 It’s a tie. The Ballet Stars of New York program features dancers from New York City Ballet; in the past, Columbia native Sara Mearns has performed. With the USC Symphony. The Columbia Classical Ballet’s LifeChance performance is another rare chance for local audiences to


Kevin Burke and John Carty (Conundrum Music Hall) Eighth Annual SC Irish Arts Weekend

Richland Library, Main Branch 1431 Assembly St., 929-3434,

Hosts kids’ music performances (that won’t drive parents crazy) and occasional classical music ensembles. Oct. 20 Jan. 26

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage Columbia Museum of Art The photographer, known for her stylized magazine and advertising portraits, shot the items and landmarks of her choosing for this traveling exhibition. Opens Oct. 4. Japan and Jazz Age From kimonos to furniture to prints, this ambitious exhibition of 120 works is from the Levenson Collection, a vaunted collection of Art Deco Japanese art. See how Japanese art traditions were changed by various cultural influences. Opens Feb. 8. Evil Dead, The Musical Trustus Theatre A campy ‘80s demon film turned into a musical? Can’t be worse than the film remake, right? Opens June 20.  Sandra Bernhard Koger Center: Sept. 7 The South Carolina Pride Movement hosted the vulgar, insensitive and outrageously hilarious Joan Rivers last July. The organization gives us the always brash and daring Bernhard this year.

Dec. 12 Dec. 13 April 24 April 25

America’s Musical Roots (Spring Valley Presbyterian Church) O Holy Night (St. Joseph Catholic Church) O Holy Night (Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church) Portraits of Americans (Shandon Presbyterian Church) Portraits of Americans (St. Andrews Presbyterian Church)

Shandon Presbyterian Church 607 Woodrow St., Jan. 10 Jan. 25 March 21 April 12 May 15-17

Justin Roberts Gustafer Yellowgold

The Sandlapper Singers Oct. 10

Alvin Ailey II Koger Center: Nov. 7 A world-class touring dance troupe that stops in our backyard is always worth seeing. Presented by USC Dance.

Oct. 11

Redbird School of Irish Music Feb. 14

see top dancers from throughout the country and the world. Elgin native Brooklyn Mack, now with The Washington Ballet, has been a frequent performer. 

Davidson College Orchestra Elizabeth Von Trapp Bill McNair & Friends Bluegrass on the Lawn Chamber Music Festival Series

America’s Musical Roots (St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church)

Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014


Feb. 14 The Three Baritones & The Hudson Sisters March 21 Selah

The Skipp Pearson Foundation

3600 Devine St., 254-7646

Dec. 8

Sept. 5-8 Jazz Under the Stars April 1-30 National Jazz Appreciation Month: The World of George Gershwin

South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra 771-7937,

All concerts at the Koger Center except where noted. Oct. 4 Nov. 9 Dec. 15

Masterworks 1: Opening Night Masterworks 2: Youth Movement Holiday Pops (Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College) Jan. 11 Masterworks 3: Beethoven & Blue Jeans Feb. 8 Masterworks 4: The Russian Soul Feb. 18-20 Link Up Educational Concerts: The Orchestra Moves April 5 Masterworks 5: Gershwin, Gatsby and All That Jazz May 3 Masterworks 6: Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra June 8 Masterworks 7: Piano Extravaganza

The Southeastern Piano Festival

St. Joseph Catholic Church St. Jospeh Catholic Church Choir & Spring Valley High School Choir: Gloria

Sterling Chamber Players 252-2001,

All concerts held at 300 Senate. Nov. 21 March 6 May 8 June 26

Sterling Chamber Players Sterling Chamber Players Sterling Chamber Players Sterling Chamber Players

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 1100 Sumter St. Dec. 15 Jan. 26

Messiah (George Handel) Magna Mysteria (John Fitz Rogers)

Township Auditorium 1703 Taylor St. Sept. 20 Oct. 2 Oct. 22 Nov. 3

Stone Temple Pilots Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Pretty Lights Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Victory Belles

Trustus Theatre

520 Lady St., 254-9732,

Features internationally known guest artists and the Arthur Fraser International Competition, which brings outstanding young pianists from throughout the country to Columbia. Most events held in the Koger Center.

Nov. 19-20 Marjorie Barnes & the Dick Goodwin Trio (Big Band/Broadway)

June 15-22

Southeastern Piano Festival

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 732-2273,

Home to the Palmetto Artist Series. Oct. 25

Bebo Norman, Andrew Peterson & Sara Groves Dec. 14-15 The Many Moods of Christmas Jan. 4 Tim Zimmerman & the King’s Brass


Unitarian Universalist Congregation Coffeehouse 2701 Heyward St., 200-2824

Presents acoustic music including folk, blues, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and international music. All performances at the coffeehouse except where noted. Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Oct. 12 Nov. 2

Shannon Whitworth (Columbia Museum of Art) Ruby Jane Erika Luckett & Lisa Ferraro Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion


Nov. 23 Dec. 14 Dec. 28 Feb. 15 March 22 April 5 May 10 May 24

Chuck Pyle Vollie McKenzie Jack Williams & Friends New Year’s Eve Show Chuck Brodsky Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys Cary Cooper Peter Mayer Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt

Feb. 2 TBA March 23 TBA April 6 TBA

Choral Ensembles Choral concerts are free except where noted. Oct. 1 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 17

University of South Carolina School of Music 813 Assembly St., 777-4280,

From its symphony orchestra to its many faculty recitals, the USC School of Music is a steady source of high-quality music programming in the city. Many events are held at the school’s Recital Hall, which is on the second floor of the music school on Assembly Street next to the Koger Center. Performance updates are posted online throughout the season.

Nov. 19

Band Ensembles

April 15

All concerts except the Oct. 23 concert are free and held in the Koger Center. Sept. 30 Oct. 8 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Dec. 3 Feb. 14 Feb. 14 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 April 14 April 21 April 22 April 27 May 25

USC Wind Ensemble Symphonic Winds Carolina Band (Carolina Coliseum) USC Wind Ensemble University Band Symphonic Winds USC Wind Ensemble University Band USC Wind Ensemble Symphonic Winds Palmetto Concert Band USC Wind Ensemble University Band Concert Symphonic Winds USC Wind Ensemble (Horseshoe) Palmetto Concert Band

Dec. 6 Dec. 8 Feb. 27 April 8

April 23

Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series Concerts raise funds for music scholarships and are held at the School of Music Recital Hall. Sept. 8

Sept. 15

Sept. 22

Chamber Innovista Series Innovative and original chamber music performances. All concerts held in the School of Music Recital Hall. Nov. 19

The Parker Quartet

USC Gospel Choir Festival of Spirituals (Booker T. Washington Auditorium) Carolina Alive (School of Music Recital Hall) University Chorus (location TBA) USC Gospel Choir (Francis Burns United Methodist Church) USC Men’s and Women’s Choruses (Rutledge Chapel) USC Concert Choir Christmas Concert (First Presbyterian Church) USC Concert Choir Christmas Concert (Shandon Presbyterian Church) University Chorus (School of Music Recital Hall) USC Men’s and Women’s Choruses (Rutledge Chapel) University Chorus, University Concert Choir & Myers Park Church Choir (location and ticket price TBA) Carolina Alive (School of Music Recital Hall)

Sept. 29

James Ackley, trumpet; Martha Edwards, horn; Brad Edwards, trombone; David Cutler, piano; Rebecca Hunter, violin; Scott Herring, vibraphone; Marina Lomazov, piano; Joseph Rackers, piano; Tina Stallard, soprano; Janet Hopkins, mezzosoprano; Walter Cuttino, tenor; Jacob Will, bass Joseph Rackers, piano; Donald Gray, voice; Lynn Kompass, piano; Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Clifford Leaman, saxophone; Bryson Borgstedt, saxophone; Bert Ligon, piano; Craig Butterfield, bass; Mark Widenhofer, drums Robert Jesselson, cello; Sarah Jackson, cello; Charles Fugo, piano; Rebecca Hunter, violin; William Terwilliger, violin; Lynn Kompass, piano; Robert Jesselson, cello; Sarah Jackson, cello; Dusan Vukajlovic, cello; Martha Edwards, horn; Bradley Edwards, trombone William H. Bates, organ; John Williams, piano; Robert Jesselson, cello; Charles Fugo, piano

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2013 -2014

Season Cabaret Night Fundraiser Sunday, September 15

Don Quixote

Friday, October 11

The Nutcracker

Performances at Koger Center for the Arts Tickets $5–$32 • (803) 251-2222 Season Tickets and Outreach Performance Tickets 252-9112 For more information

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

LifeChance 2014 Saturday, January 25

Sleeping Beauty Friday, February 28

Educational Outreach Performances Robin Hood, October 11, 10 am The Nutcracker, December 5 & 6, 10 am Oz, February 27 & 28, 10 am

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MUSIC Oct. 6

Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Michael Harley, bassoon; Joseph Rackers, piano; Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe; Rebecca Hunter, violin; Lynn Kompass, piano; Tina Stallard, soprano; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Phillip Bush, piano

Faculty and Guest Artists Recitals and concerts featuring School of Music faculty and guest artists are held in the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. Sept. 17 Sept. 23 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 27 Oct. 30 Nov. 12 Jan. 21 Jan. 28 Feb. 12 March 4

Rubio-Benavides, guest clarinet and piano Joseph Eller, faculty clarinet Diana Amos, guest soprano Jennifer Parker-Harley, faculty flute Tina Stallard & Serena Hill-LaRouche, faculty voice Kevin Lawrence, guest violin Kumar Das & Inflame, guest Charles Saenz & Solungga Fang-Tzu, guest trumpet and piano Charles Fugo, faculty piano Steve Cohn, guest clarinet Michael Harley, faculty bassoon Dmitri Rachmaninoff, guest piano

Jazz Ensembles All concerts are held in the School of Music Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. Oct. 10 Oct. 24 Oct. 21 Nov. 20 Feb. 13 March 27 April 10 April 24

Jazz Faculty Recital Left Bank Big Band Jazz Combos Jazz Combos Left Bank Big Band (Koger Center) Jazz Faculty Recital Left Bank Big Band Jazz Combos

Miscellaneous Events Sept. 12

Benjamin Britten Centenary Celebration Recital (School of Music Recital Hall) Sept. 27-28 South Carolina Cello Choir (School of Music Recital Hall) Oct. 23 CICA Recital Nov. 9 Double Reed Day Nov. 16 South Carolina Flute Society/Carolina Flute Guild Fall Festival (School of Music Recital Hall) Nov. 21 New Voices Student Composers Concert (School of Music Recital Hall) Dec. 6 USC String Project Winter Concert (Westwood High School)

yMusic plays the USC School of Music Recital Hall on March 21. April 1 April 26 May 5

USC Computer Music Concert (School of Music Recital Hall) New Voices Student Composers Concert (School of Music Recital Hall) String Project Concert (Koger Center)

Percussion Ensembles All concerts are held in the School of Music Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. Nov. 7 Nov. 10

Palmetto Pans Steel Band USC Percussion Ensemble w/ Adam Blackstock Feb. 13 USC Jazz Ensemble, USC Percussion Ensemble & Palmetto Pans (Koger Center) March 30 USC Percussion w/ Blake Tysons April 3 Palmetto Pans Steel Band April 5 South Carolina Day of Percussion (TBA)

Southern Exposure New Music Series A wildly popular and bold new-music series that won the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming in 2007. Early arrival is suggested, as seating is limited and fills up quickly. All concerts held in the School of Music Recital Hall unless noted. Oct. 11 Nov. 11 Feb. 22 March 21

TwoSense John Fitz Rogers Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers yMusic

University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra Directed by Maestro Donald Portnoy. All concerts at the Koger Center. Tickets for each concert are $30 and are available at the Koger Center box office or at Sept. 19 Oct. 15 Nov. 3 Nov. 12 Jan. 23 Feb. 11 April 1 April 24

Special Guest: Mischa Dichter Special Guests: James Ackley, Craig Butterfield Special Guests: The National Folklore Ensemble of Bulgaria (non-season concert) Special Guests: Jiapeng Nie, Zhonghui Dai Special Guests: Winners of the USC concerto-aria competition Special Guests: Tina Milhorn Stallard, Walter Cuttino, Jacob Will, The Sandlapper Singers Special Guests: Cirque de la Symphonie Special Guest: Catherine Cho

Village at Sandhill Oct. 25

Veterans Benefit with The Bellamy Brothers


Morihiko Nakahara | Music Director

entertains • educates • enriches • excites

The South Carolina Philharmonic is thrilled to present its 50th season. Tremendous growth and change characterize the Midlands’ past 50 years, but the SCP is proud to stand as a constant – through bulls, bears, tragedy, and triumph. Only significant community support past and present makes such a thing possible while orchestras of all ages and sizes fail across the country.

It’s a season of celebration, planned and presented to entertain, educate, enrich, and excite

Our orchestra’s roots proudly intertwine with the Midlands. We are eager to present a unique 50th season that appeals to, and celebrates, this unique community … our community.

Gettysburg South Carolina in the Fight

– but mostly thank –


2013/2014 masterworks series Concerts 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts.

Opening Night

Beethoven & Blue Jeans

Gershwin,Gatsby and All That Jazz

OCTOBER 4, 2013

JANUARY 11, 2014

APRIL 5, 2014

Youth Movement

The Russian Soul

Bela Fleck

NOVEMBER 9, 2013

FEBRUARY 8, 2014

MAY 3, 2014

Piano Extravaganza JUNE 15, 2014 James Walker (1819-1889), The Battle of Gettysburg: Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863, circa 1864-1870, oil on canvas, 90 x 240 inches, The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina. (detail)

SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum 737-8095

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ART 701 Center for Contemporary Art 701 Whaley St., 779-4571,

Housed in the former Gallery 701 and dedicated to providing exhibition space for contemporary art and live/work space for artists. Sept. 5-Oct. 20 Sept. 5 Nov. 7-Dec. 22 Nov. 7

SC Biennial 2013, Part I Biennial Part I Reception SC Biennial, Part 2 Biennial Part II Reception / Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage is on display at Columbia Museum of Art Oct. 5 through Jan. 5. Annie Oakley’s heart target, private collection, Los Angeles, California, 2010

About Face 343-2208,

Eighteen-year-old artists’ group dedicated to portraiture and figural drawing. Meets at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Anastasia and Friends Gallery 1534 Main St.,

Presents diverse and eclectic exhibitions in the front of the Free Times office; a hot spot during the monthly First Thursday art crawls. Sept. 5 Oct. 3 Nov. 7

James Lalumondier, Check Yourself Oil paintings by Tish Lowe Columbia Museum of Art employee exhibition Dec. 5 Surrealist works by Anastasia Chernoff Feb. 6 Sensuality-themed group exhibition March 6 Painted Violins group exhibition (SC Philharmonic benefit)

Artista Vista 269-5946,

Held the last weekend in April, Artista Vista is a free, three-day gallery crawl during which Vista galleries and studios open their doors late on Thursday night offering complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Galleries open again on Friday and Saturday and often feature artist demonstrations during that time. April 24-26 Artista Vista

Arts at Shandon Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St.

Sept. 5 Oct. 17-Nov. 16 Oct. 17 Nov. 21-Dec. Nov. 21 Jan.-Feb. March April May-June June-July August Sept.-Oct. Oct.-Nov. Nov.-Dec.

Columbia College Goodall Gallery 1301 Columbia College Dr., 786-3088 Through Sept. 22 Oct. 1 - Dec. 8

Sept. 22 Arts Carnival Nov. 24 Art Project with The Mad Platter May 18-June 14 Photo Contest (Shandon Presbyterian)

Oct. 1-Nov. 24

Benedict College Ponder Gallery

Jan. 10-Feb. 15 Jan. 16

1600 Harden St.,

Presents works by African-American artists.

City Art Gallery 1224 Lincoln St., 252-3613,

Presents local and regionally oriented exhibitions and artist talks, as well as art classes, art supplies. Sept. 5-Oct. 12


Reception Michael Cassidy Reception Bruce Nellsmith Reception (Vista Lights) Thomas Crouch Jan Swanson USC Photography Students Stephen Whetstone Lee Monts Allan Anderson Blue Sky Wayne Thornley Patrick Parise

Nov. 1

Feb. 21-March 23 Feb. 21 April 4-May 3 April 12

pARTicipate: Projects from the Community Arts A Lasting Impression: 35 Years of Columbia College Printmaking (Goodall Gallery) A Lasting Impression (Columbia Museum of Art) Reception for A Lasting Impression Eighth Annual Art Educators Exhibit Reception for Art Educators Exhibit Solo exhibition by Jane Nodine Reception for Jane Nodine exhibition Annual Senior BA Exhibition Reception for Annual Senior BA Exhibition

Columbia Museum of Art

Dec. 8

1515 Main St., 799-2810, Oct. 4-Jan. 5 Feb. 8-April 20 May 16-Sept. 15

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage Japan and the Jazz Age Animal Instincts: Paintings by Shelley Reed Figures and Forms: The Glass Sculpture of Rick Beck

Through Dec. 8

Dec. 8-16 Jan. 23 Jan. 23-March 7 March 13 March 13-April 18 April 25

Crooked Creek Art League

Meets on the third Monday of each month. Features speakers of varied artistic backgrounds.

April 25-May 11 May 16 June 26

Feb. 24 - March 29 Annual Juried Exhibit

Dr. Sketchy’s Columbia

Frame of Mind

Formed in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy’s is an “antiart” alternative art school where artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality. Want to draw? Just show up. Meet’s at Tapp’s on Main Street.

1520 Main St., 988-1065,

Home base for the monthly First Thursdays on Main series of art extravaganzas.

810 Lyttleton St., 803-425-7676

Sept. Oct.-Nov. Dec.-Jan. Feb.-March April-May

Sept. 10 Sept. 10-Oct. 16 Oct. 24

Gallery 80808 and Vista Studios

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County Bassett Gallery

Oct. 24 - Dec 2

Gallery Opening: Claire Farrell Claire Farrell Gallery Opening: International Exchange: The ColumbiaKaiserslautern Connection International Exchange: The Columbia-Kaiserslautern Connection

Lindsay Wiggins Whitney LeJeune Kristina Stafford and Andrew Coombs Jarid Brown and JJ Ohlinger Amanda Ladymon Stockard and Heidi Darr Hope

808 Lady St., 252-6134 Nov. 7-14 Nov. 14 - Dec. 3

William G. Jackson


Camden Art Members’ Show Reception Camden Art Members’ Show Gallery Opening: Lisa Boykin Adams/Marti Boykin Wallace Lisa Boykin Adams/ Marti Boykin Wallace Gallery Opening: You Gotta Have Art Celebration You Gotta Have Art Celebration Gallery Opening: Laurie McIntosh, All the In Between Laurie McIntosh, All the In Between Camden Art Honors Show Gallery Opening: Arts Arising Showcase

Marge L. Moody, Collage: 1983-2013 Vista Lights Fall Exhibition: Gratitude Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014

An Evening with Wayne White: Beauty is Embarrassing Friday, September 13 Sponsored by:

Tickets at 803.799.2810 or

Silkscreen by Kazumi O’Hara on display at the Goodall Gallery at Columbia College.

Jan. 17-Feb. 20 Jan. 17 March 14-April 30 March 14 May 9-June 30 May 9 July-Aug.

Scotchie Crown Classic Opening reception The Better Half (works by S.C. and N.C. women) Opening reception Scotchie Crown Classic Opening reception Mish Mash Exhibition

1633 Main St., 661-9700,

Participates in First Thursday events with art openings and live music; shows stay up throughout the month.

Nov. 7 Dec. 5 Jan. 2 Feb. 6 March 6 April 3 May 1

1644 Main St., 609-3479,

Participates in monthly First Thursdays on Main series with exhibitions and performances. Studio space available for artists.

Trenholm Artists Guild

Members include amateur and professional artists who work in watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastel, sculpture, fiber, and photography. Meetings are held monthly September through May on the second Monday of the month.

S&S Art Supply

Sept. 5 Oct. 3

Tapp’s Arts Center

Jonathan Calicutt (painting) Thomas Hammond & Kirill Simin (photography) S.C. Dept. of Mental Health, Art of Recovery (group exhibition) Thomas Crouch (painting) Natalie Askew (drawing, painting) Rachel Borgman (drawing, painting, mixed media) Evelyn Wong (drawing, painting, jewelry) Gwyn Pevonka Jones (painting) Andrew Thomas (painting, printmaking)

Sept. 9 Sept. 28

Guest speaker JoAnne Anderson Rosewood Arts Festival

University of South Carolina Hollings Library 777-3142 Through Dec. 20

University of South Carolina McKissick Museum USC Horseshoe (728 Pickens St.)

777-7251, Aug. 12-ongoing

Saluda Shoals Park 5605 Bush River Rd., 731-5208 Oct. 6

Aug. 19 Sept. 20


Oct. 4 - Jan. 17

S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Museum 301 Gervais St., 737-8095, Through Feb. 22 March 15-June 15 Through June 1

Dec. 5-8 Dec. 12-17 April 24 - May 7 June 8-13

Midlands Clay Arts Annual Holiday Sale Doris Konate and Constance Drakeford, Cobalt Blues Artista Vista Kirkland Smith and Martha Thomas

iF ART Gallery 1223 Lincoln St., 238-2351

Recently expanded gallery space presenting high-quality contemporary art in the heart of the Vista. Sept. 13 - Oct. 5 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Oct. 7-15 Oct. 18-Nov. 9 Nov. 15-Dec. 7


Ashlynn Browning, Macro and and Paul Yanko, Micro (solo exhibitions) Opening reception Phil Garrett book signing if ART in BETWEEN: Gallery ARTists Group exhibition TBA Solo exhibition TBA

Log Cabin Art Guild 738-9348 Sept. 14

Guest speaker Van Martin (Sesquicentennial Park)

S.C. State Museum 301 Gervais St., 898-4902 (weekdays) 898-4978 (weekends), Ongoing

Palmetto LUNA

Through Sept. 8

1830 Henderson St.,

Sept. 21 Through spring ‘14

Multidisciplinary organizer and promoter of Latino-focused arts. Henderson Street gallery is open by appointment only.

Redbird Studio and Gallery Sept. 6-30

Nov. 7-Jan. 3 Feb. 13-April 18

Sept. 6 Oct. 4 - Nov. 1 Oct. 4 Nov. 8 - Dec. 30 Nov. 8


The Civil War in South Carolina Between the Springmaid Sheets This Just In (new artifacts) Tutankhamun: Return of the King

USC Department of Art, McMaster Building (first floor), 615 Senate St., 777-7480,

Jan. 15-Feb. 15 March 1-23

Stacy Lynn Waddell, Question Bridge: Black Males Christopher Sims, Lori Larusso The Paternal Suit


Seagrove: Traditions in Clay Shouldering the Mission: The Modern Traditionalism of the Guilin Art Academy Art Department Annual Christmas Sale Figurative paintings by Margaret Curtis 58th Annual USC Student Art MFA Exhibitions

Vista Lights 269-5946,

Annual free event serves as the kick-off to the holiday season in the heart of the Vista. The streets are closed for people to enjoy a tree lighting, open houses at local businesses and street entertainment. Galleries often feature artist demonstrations, too. Nov. 21

Diverse Voices: Discovering Community Through Traditional Art Reception for Diverse Voices Come Together Gala and Art Sale Defying the Quiet: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina Reception for Defying the Quiet Folk Time storytelling and music

University of South Carolina McMaster Gallery


200 Hasel St., 803-775-0543, Sept. 5-Nov. 1

Oct. 11 Nov. 2

Aug. 22-Oct. 4 Oct. 15-Nov. 27

Sumter Gallery of Art

2757 Rosewood Dr., 727-2955 Hot New Artists (15 artists new to Columbia) Opening reception Elizabeth Kronfield, Horse Trail Opening reception One of a Kind: Gifts for the Season Opening reception

Civil War in 3D An Artist’s Story: Civil War Drawings by Edwin Forbes Gettysburg: South Carolina in the Fight

The Art of Political Cartooning

Vista Lights

Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014

808 Lady Street • Columbia, SC

Situated in the heart of the Vista, Gallery 80808 is a vital part of the contemporary art scene in the Columbia metropolitan area.

Exhibit in the Heart of the Columbia Vista The gallery is available for lease as a high quality location for local, regional or national art shows. Lease the main gallery for a small intimate show or include the atrium and hallways for larger shows. For more information call 803-771-7008 or visit us online at


New Life Productions

Broadway in Columbia presents The Addams Family April 28 and 29 at the Koger Center. Dec. 7 Feb. 15

To Touch God’s Hands (TBA) Blindsided: The Wedding (TBA)

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben St., 803-276-6264 Oct. TBA Nov. 2 Jan. 12 Jan. 23 Feb. 28 March 4 April 3-5 April 26 May 1 June 14 June 22

Porgy & Bess Menopause the Musical Godspell Smoky Joe’s Café The Man of La Mancha Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress Our Town (Newberry College Theatre) James Best: Best in Hollywood South Carolina Storytelling Network Tellabration Hen Party Kiss Me Kate (Newberry Community Players)

On Stage Productions 680 Cherokee Lane, Sept. 13-22 Dec. TBA Feb. TBA April TBA

Broadway in Columbia

Brings Broadway-caliber touring theater productions to Columbia. All performances held in the Koger Center. Oct. 27 Nov. 19-20 Jan. 7-8 Feb. 5-6 March 25-26 April 28-29

Beauty & the Beast Hello, Dolly! Memphis Million Dollar Quartet Jersey Boys The Addams Family

April 12-19

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (YouTheatre) The Commedia Snow White

Jun. 13-22

Columbia College Sept. 12-13 Cambridge American Stage Tour: Measure for Measure (Cottingham Theatre) April 11-12 Respect: A Musical Journey of Women

Columbia Marionette Theatre

Feb. 7 March 21 April 26 May 9 April 5

Fahrenheit 451 (Aquila Theatre Company) You Can Haz Cheezburger The Fantasticks Works in Progress Night California Dreaming/Spring Theatricals

High Voltage Theatre All performances at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheatre.

Chapin Community Theatre

Sept. 21-TBA

Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission

107 Columbia Ave., 345-6181

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Sept. 19-28

Unnecessary Farce

Columbia Children’s Theatre 3400 Forest Dr. (second level of Richland Mall), 691-4548, Sept. 20-29 Oct. 18-20 Oct. 25-27

The Adventures of Flat Stanley Br’er Rabbit (NiA Company) Columbia Children’s Theatre S.T.A.R. Variety Show Nov. 15-17 Alice in Wonderland (YouTheatre) Nov. 29-Dec. 8 Ho Ho Ho Dec. 12-15 Christmas Vacation (YouTheatre) Feb. 7-16 Puss In Boots March 28-April 6 The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (Stoopid) Tales April 10-18 Godspell Jr. (YouTheatre)

810 Lyttleton St., 803-425-7676 Oct. 12

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Columbia Chidren’s Theatre) Oct. 24 Broadway Cabaret Night (Town Theatre) Nov. 7-10 Harry’s Hotter at Twilight (Columbia Children’s Theatre) Jan. 30-Feb. 2 Bark! The Musical Feb. 4 Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart March 1 Puss ‘n Boots (Columbia Children’s Theatre) March 13-16 Alice in Wonderland (Columbia Children’s Theatre) March 22 James Best: Best in Hollywood

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 7300 College St., Feb. 1



345-6181, Jan. 10-12

The Little Mermaid (Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College) Feb. 28-March 2 La Petit Rouge: A Cajun Little Red Riding Hood (Saluda Shoals Park) April 5 Mermaids & Pirates: Adventures at Sea (Saluda Shoals Park) May 30-Jun. 1 Beauty & the Beast Jr. (Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College)

Koger Center Most performances are listed under the name of the group performing. Visit for a complete schedule listed by month. Oct. 13 Sunday Mourning Oct. 21 Junie B. Jones Nov. 22-23 Bunnicula Feb. 3 Freedom Train April 19 Indian Cultural Exchange: Aag Ki Raat

The Second City


607 Woodrow St., 771-4408 Oct. 25-27

Twelve Angry Jurors

South Carolina Shakespeare Company Sept. 17-21

Oct. 10-31

Perfornances at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Shandon Presbyterian Church


401 Laurel St., 252-7366, Aladdin

An Evening of One-Acts Yes Virginia the Musical Second Samuel Hey G

A Servant of Two Masters (Finlay Park) Oct. 4-6 A Servant of Two Masters (Saluda Shoals Park) April 30-May 10 The Merry Wives of Windsor (Finlay Park) May 23-25 The Merry Wives of Windsor (Saluda Shoals Park)

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 732-2273,

Home to the Palmetto Artist Series. Sept. 19-21

Charley’s Aunt

Stage 5 Theatre 947 S. Stadium Rd., 834-1775 Sept. 6-8 Sept. 20-29 Oct. 18-27

8 Hamlet ’93 Lombardi

Theatre Rowe 3400 Forest Dr. (Richland Mall, second floor), 200-2012, Through Sept. 8 Sept. 27-Oct. 13 Oct. 25-Nov. 24 Dec. 14-22

The Altos Contempt of Court Séance at the Mall Murder By Magic Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014

Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina ARCADIA

by Tom Stoppard

September 27 - October 5 Drayton Hall Theatre


by Anton Chekhov

November 15 - 23 Longstreet Theatre


by Patrick Barlow

February 21 - March 1 Longstreet Theatre


by William Shakespeare

April 18 - 26 Drayton Hall Theatre


More info on these and other productions:

USC Dance Company


November 14 - 15 Koger Center


December 3 - 6 Drayton Hall Theatre USC Dance Company


February 12 - 15 Drayton Hall Theatre 9th Annual


April 11 Koger Center

Box Office: 777-5112 More info on these and other productions:



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For tickets & information visit @HarbisonTheatre Midlands Technical College | 7300 College Street, Irmo, SC

THEATER Theatre South Carolina 777-2551, Sept. 27-Oct. 5 Arcadia (Drayton Hall) Oct. 10-13 Yellowman (Lab Theatre) Nov. 22 Original Short Play Festival (Lab Theatre) Nov. 15-23 Three Sisters (Longstreet Theatre) Nov. 24 Original Short Play Festival (Lab Theatre) Feb. 21-March 1 The 39 Steps (Longstreet Theatre) Feb. 27-March 2 Status Update (Lab Theatre) March 27-April 5 Jackie & Me (Longstreet Theatre) April 18-26 Hamlet (Drayton Hall) April 24-27 The Taming of the Shrew (Lab Theatre)

Town Theatre 1012 Sumter St., 799-2510, Sept. 20-Oct. 12 Oct. 19-20 Nov. 15-Dec. 1 Dec. 14-15 Jan. 17-Feb. 1 March 7-22 May 2-24

Les Misérables The Headless Horseman (Youth Theatre) The Foreigner Disney’s Cinderella Kids (Youth Theatre) Elvis Has Left the Building Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story Shrek the Musical

Trustus Theatre 520 Lady St., 254-9532, Sept. 13-Oct. 5 Ragtime: The Musical (Thigpen Mainstage) Oct. 10-26 Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Rick & Debbie Cohn Side Door) Nov. 1-16 Venus in Fur (Thigpen Mainstage) Nov. 19-30 La Tropa Presents (Rick & Debbie Cohn Side Door) Dec. 6-21 A Christmas Carol (Thigpen Mainstage) Jan. 3-18 Love, Loss and What I Wore (Rick & Debbie Cohn Side Door) Jan. 24-Feb. 8 Clybourne Park (Thigpen Mainstage) Feb. 13-15 Henderson Bros. Burlesque (Thigpen Mainstage) March 14-April 5 See Rock City and Other Destinations (Thigpen Mainstage) April 11-26 Race (Rick & Debbie Cohn Side Door) April 27-May 4 The Adding Machine (Off Off Lady) May 9-24 The House of Blue Leaves (Thigpen Mainstage) June 1-14 In the Red and Brown Water (Off Off Lady) June 20-July 26 Evil Dead: The Musical (Thigpen Mainstage) Aug. 8-16 The Velvet Weapon (Rick & Debbie Cohn Side Door)

Village Square Theatre 105 Caughman Rd., 359-1436 Sept. 20-Oct. 6 Nov. 1-10 Dec. 6-15 Jan. 17-26 March 7-23 May 9-18

Shrek the Musical Steel Magnolias Always … Pasty Cline 9 to 5: The Musical Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. TBA

Workshop Theatre 1136 Bull St., 799-655 Sept. 13-28 Nov. 1-16 Jan. 10-25 March 14-19 May 9-24

Beehive: The ’60s Musical Sleuth Crimes of the Heart Biloxi Blues Young Frankenstein

FILM Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main St., 799-2810 Sept. 5 Sept. 14 Sept. 28

Art 21: 100 Artists Art 21: 100 Artists Art 21: 100 Artists

Conundrum Music Hall 626 Meeting St., 250-1295, Sept. 24 Oct. 22 Nov. 26 Jan. 28 Feb. 25 March 25 April 22 May 27

SCProgressive Movie of the Month SCProgressive Movie of the Month SCProgressive Movie of the Month SCProgressive Movie of the Month SCProgressive Movie of the Month SCProgressive Movie of the Month SCProgressive Movie of the Month SCProgressive Movie of the Month

Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of South Carolina Nov. 1-6

Sixteenth Annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival

Half Moon Outfitters 929-0771, March 19 Banff Mountain Film Festival

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 7300 College St., Feb. 14

Singin’ in the Rain

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben St., 803-276-6264 Oct. 26 Cowboy Movies March 15 Cowboy Movies


Sept. 16 Sept. 20-26 Sept. 30 Oct. 13

Nickelodeon Theatre

Oct. 14 Nov. 10

1607 Main St., 254-8234,

In addition to the films listed below, the Nickelodeon presents several themed festivals and events throughout the year, including the Indie Grits Film Festival and the Columbia Jewish Film Festival. Through Sept. 12 Sept. 6 Sept. 13-19 Sept. 13 Sept. 15

Nov. 18 Dec. 8 Dec. 16

Blue Jasmine The Canyons Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Story Integration of South Carolina Colleges (Civil Rights Sundays)

Love Free or Die (Faith on Film) The Spectacular Now Manhattan Short Film Festival The Black Power Mixtape (Civil Rights Sundays) Baraka (Faith on Film) Come Walk in My Shoes (Civil Rights Sundays) Collision (Faith on Film) A Raisin in the Sun (Civil Rights Sundays) Band of Sisters (Faith on Film)

Richland Library, Main Branch 1431 Assembly St., 929-3457,

Screens various literary-themed movies and film series. Satellite branches screen films, too.

DAN COOK’S PICKS Brian Sanders’ JUNK Harbison Theatre: Oct. 18 Acrobatic physicality. Found objects; thought-provoking sets and stage design; daring contemporary dance; acrobatic physicality. This is a once-in-a-season type of show. Chamber on Main Columbia Museum of Art: Oct. 31 Yes, we’re a sucker for the music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. And yes, it’s on this program. Cellist and series director Edward Arron has done a phenomenal job with the Chamber on Main series, maintaining the high standards set by Charles Wadsworth while gently pushing into new territory. TwoSense USC School of Music: Oct. 11 It’s a cutting-edge piano-cello duo at the always-amazing Southern Exposure series. What else do you need to know? Willie Nelson Newberry Opera House: Oct. 22 One of the towering figures of American country music plays a 409-seat theater? You can’t go wrong with that. Zombie Roving at the Fair Unbound Dance Company: Oct. 11-12, 14 Sure, the whole zombie thing is pretty played out at this point. But these are zombies at the South Carolina State Fair. How awesome is that?

The Art of Political Cartooning USC Hollings Library: Through Dec. 20 You live in South Carolina. No state offers better fodder for great political cartoons. Magna Mysteria Trinity Episcopal: Jan. 26 Upon its premiere, Free Times classical reviewer David Lowry wrote that this piece by John Fitz Rogers would one day join the ranks of important American choral works. To which I would only add that the depth, breadth and sophistication of Rogers’ vision far surpasses most of the American choral music I’ve heard. Bottom line: You owe it to yourself to hear Magna Mysteria. The Second City’s Happily Ever After Harbison Theatre: Feb. 1 When people get famous, everybody likes to say, “I saw them when ... .” To see them “when,” you have to go to shows like this. Beauty is Embarrassing Columbia Museum of Art: Sept. 13 Wayne White used to do illustrations for newspapers. Then he designed sets for Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Then he served as art director for music videos by The Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Gabriel. Now he’s a painter and sculptor. What are we trying to say? He’s done a lot more than most of us, and it’s all worth learning about. Happy Hour History Tours Historic Columbia: Ongoing Drink beer. Learn about your city. Sounds like a good combination.


COLUMBIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Conductor - Neil Casey with CAPELLA PUERI St Peter’s Catholic School Mark Husey, Director And

International Guest Artists Alexandra Christian & James Wadell Royal Ballet of Flanders

NOVEMBER 26 & 27 10 AM NOVEMBER 29 - 7:30 PM Honoring City of Columbia and Richland County First Responders




(Non-Season Extra) Join the Stars of Tomorrow for an exciting program of classical ballet… and celebrate the official induction for the National Honor Society for Dance.

SEPTEMBER 28 - 7:30 PM



Jeremy Fisher…Mrs. Tiggy-winkle… Jemima Puddle-duck and, of course…Peter Rabbit… in a delightful adaptation of this favorite children’s classic…




The spectacular music of Tchaikovsky celebrated in dance with highlights from “The Seasons”…”Swan Lake” … Guest artists join the company for this Starry Night of Dance Magic!

APRIL 26 - 7:30 PM



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Feb. 21 April 4

Swingin’ at the Big Apple (dance lessons) Swingin’ at the Big Apple (dance lessons)

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben St., 803-276-6264 Dec. 6 Feb. 12 April 7 May 8

Carolina Freestyle Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia Golden Dragon Acrobats Russian National Ballet, Cinderella

Palmetto Center for the Arts Richland School District Two Auditorium 7500 Brookfield Rd., 699-2800 ext.

Columbia Classical Ballet Alternacirque

Columbia Classical Ballet

2418 Devine St., 252-9112

Led by the talented and tireless Natalie Brown, Alternacirque is a collective of performers that includes belly dancers, fire performers, aerial artists and various other alternative circus artists. Stages themed shows and presents touring artists.

Carolina Ballet 914 Pulaski St., 771-6303

A civic company for pre-professional dancers, Carolina Ballet alumni can be found in top companies throughout the country. Stages annual Nutcracker production at the Township Auditorium. Sept. 28

Galaxy: Stars of Tomorrow (CMFA ArtSpace) Nov. 26-Dec. 1 The Nutcracker Feb. 8-9 Tales of Beatrix Potter (CMFA ArtSpace) April 26 Tchaikovsky Festival

Events at the Koger Center unless otherwise noted. Sept. 15 Oct. 11 Dec. 6-8 Jan. 25: Feb. 28 March 7-8

Cabaret Night (701 Whaley) Don Quixote The Nutcracker LifeChance: International Gala of the Stars Sleeping Beauty La Bayadere: Prince of India

Columbia College

Contemporary dance company led by Martha Brim. Season TBA.

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County 810 Lyttleton St., 803-425-7676

Richland Library 1431 Assembly St., 929-3347,

Dancing with the Stars Columbia City Ballet, Nutcracker

Jan. 19

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Ballet at the Library: Alice in Wonderland (Columbia City Ballet)

Sapphire Moon Dance Company

7300 College St. (Irmo),

Oct. 18

Spring 2014

Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Patio Plastico Plus: Off the Wall Choreography with Found Objects, 786-3810

Historic Columbia

All performances at Cottingham Theatre.

Nov. 1-2 Campus Tour of Dance Nov. 22-23 Fall Choreographer’s Showcase

The Power Company

Feb. 21-22 Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert April 25-26 Spring Choreographer’s Showcase

Sept. 28 Dec. 8

Various fine arts performances by artistically gifted high school students.

Sept. 13 Nov. 1

Performances TBA

Unbound Dance Company

Swingin’ at the Big Apple (dance lessons) Swingin’ at the Big Apple (dance lessons)

Oct. 8 Premiere Gala for the State Fair Oct. 11-12, 14 Zombie Roving at the State Fair Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 Carpe Noctem Zombie Bar Crawl (Vista)

Columbia City Ballet 1545 Main St., 799-7605

Performances are at Koger Center unless otherwise noted. Oct. 24-26 Dec. 14-15, 20-22 Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 March 21-22

Dracula: Ballet with a Bite Nutcracker Alice in Wonderland Giselle

Columbia City Jazz Dance Company, 252-0252

Highly acclaimed pre-professional jazz dance company. Also brings in guest artists for master classes. Dec. 13-14:


The Two Claras (Harbison Theatre)

Harbison Theatre presents Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Patio Plastico Plus: Off the Wall Choreography with Found Objects on Oct. 18.


Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014

DANCE USC Dance Company 777-0704 (info), 251-2222 (tickets) Nov. 6 Alvin Ailey II (Koger Center) Nov. 14-15 USC Dance Company, Classics Over Time (Koger Center) Dec. 3-6 Future Perfect (student choreography showcase, Drayton Hall)

Dec. 3-6 Wideman/Davis Dance Co. and SLIPPAGE, CANE (Drayton Hall) Feb. 12-15 USC Dance Company, Breaking the Barrier (Drayton Hall) April 10 Infinity (student choreography showcase, Koger Center) April 11 Ballet Stars of New York (Koger Center) April 12 Wideman/Davis Dance Co. celebrate 50th anniversary of USC desegregation (Koger Center) May 23-24 USC Dance Conservatory, Peter and the Wolf (Koger Center)

PATRICK WALL’S PICKS The South Carolina Elvis Festival Newberry: Sept. 12-15 Elvis left the building some 36 years ago, and since then, legions of troubadours have slicked back their pompadours in an attempt to fill the shoes of The King. This four-day hunka-hunka burnin’ fun aims to crown a winner and send him (or her, perhaps) to Memphis for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest. Wayne White: Beauty is Embarrassing Columbia Museum of Art: Sept. 13 If Yankee Stadium is the house that Ruth built, then Pee-wee’s Playhouse is the house that Wayne White built. White, an Emmy Award-winning artist, was a struggling cartoonist in New York City when he helped created the iconic images of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. White gives a TED-style talk at the museum following a screening of Beauty is Embarrassing, a film about White’s life’s work. Cola-Con Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center: Oct. 25-26 Comic books + hip-hop = <3. The Nose Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series: Oct. 26 Uh, it’s a Metropolitan Opera performance of a Shostakovich opera based on a Gogol short story about a nose that gains sentience. Yes, please. Planet Hopping Harbison Theatre: Nov. 15-16 Simple logic: Local kindie rock band Lunch Money is awesome. Kimi Maeda and Lyon Hill of puppet company Belle et Bête are awesome. Therefore, this full-length rock ‘n’ roll puppet musical about the mysteries of the universe and the importance of family will be awesome. Bill Cosby Koger Center: Nov. 23 You see, Theo, Bill Cosby is a famous comedian and pop culture icon with the

Vista Ballroom

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series

717 Lady St., 546-3705

Offers tango, salsa, swing, shag and ballroom dance lessons and throughout the year. Urban ballroom sessions held the first Saturday of every month. Argentine tango salons held the last Saturday of each month. June 19-22

Mad Hot Tango Marathon


jokes and sweaters and the Jell-O pudding pops and the Kids Say the Darndest Things and the Leonard Part 6 and the “Pusherman.” Rudy!

Opera at USC

Japan and the Jazz Age Columbia Museum of Art: Feb. 8-April 20 Yeah, Annie Leibovitz is awesome, and Pilgrimage, which includes 78 new and deeply personal photographs taken by the legendary Leibovitz, looks cool. But Japan and the Jazz Age, which explores the sometimes contradictory crossover between Art Deco and traditional Japanese folk art as Japan rapidly modernizes and Westernizes during the Taisho period boom, looks even cooler.

Nov. 8-10 Leonard Bernstein’s Candide (Drayton Hall) April 11 An Evening of One-Acts: Saint-Saëns’ Hélène and Offenbach’s Daphnis Et Cholé (Drayton Hall, free) April 13 An Evening of One-Acts: Saint-Saëns’ Hélène and Offenbach’s Daphnis Et Cholé (Music School Recital Hall, free)

yMusic Southern Exposure New Music Series: March 21 This year’s Southern Exposure New Music Series is as jam-packed with talent as ever, but this season saves the best for last; contemporary classical group yMusic had been lauded by NPR, Pitchfork, Paste and The New York Times. You Can Haz Cheezburger Harbison Theatre: March 21 Of all the memes the Internet has ever memed, a seemingly disproportionate number of the best have featured cats. Named after the granddaddy of them all — a stout shorthair upon whose picture the phrase “I CAN HAZ CHEEZBURGER?” was superimposed — You Can Haz Cheezburger is the celebration and send-up of all things cat video. Evil Dead: The Musical Trustus Theatre: June 20-July 26 While this Trustus Theatre production likely won’t have the big-budget theatrics of its Off-Off-Broadway big brother, it’ll still boast the bad jokes, dismembered limbs and off-the-wall humor that made the original film series a cult classic. Plus: How can a musical with a number called “What the F#!k Was That” be all bad?

Opera at USC tickets can be purchased by calling Lisa Smith at 777-5369, ordering by phone at 251-2222 or visiting

Broadcasts at Sandhill Stadium 16 (450 Town Center Place, Village at Sandhill) and Columbiana Grande Stadium 14 (1250 Bower Parkway). Contact specific theater to confirm. Oct. 5 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Dec. 14 Feb. 8 March 1 March 15 April 5 April 26 May 10

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Shostakovich’s The Nose Puccini’s Tosca Verdi’s Falstaff Dvořák’s Rusalka Borodin’s Prince Igor Massenet’s Werther Puccini’s La Bohème Mozart’s Così fan tutte Rossini’s La Cenerentola

Newberry Opera House Oct. 18 Jan. 29

Porgy and Bess - A Concert Version Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (Teatro Lirico D’Europa)

Palmetto Opera

Promotes opera in the Midlands through its Opera Thursdays program, which presents opera selections at local restaurants, and through occasional full-scale productions.


Wine tasting, lecture and open studio rehearsals with the Columbia City Ballet. Admission is $5 and goes directly to the Columbia City Ballet Educational Outreach Series. Oct. 5 Dec. 7 Jan. 18 March 15

Dracula Nutcacker Alice in Wonderland Giselle

Columbia Writers Alliance,

Open to beginning and established writers of all genres. Meets the second Monday of every month at the Main Branch of the Richland County Public Library. Sept. 9

Editing Your Own Work (Richland Library, Bank of America Conference Room)

Harbison Theatre 7300 College St., Jan. 23

Exploring Marts with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins

Historic Columbia

Top to bottom: Susan Cheever, M.T. Anderson and Cassandra King are part of the USC Fall Literary Festival in October.


South Carolina’s largest annual book event, held in the spring at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. May 16-18

Mind Gravy Poetry

Conducts tours of historic homes it manages, as well as popular themed tours such as Happy Hour History Tours

Richland Library

Feb. 1-28 April 24-26

One Book, One Columbia Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration May 17 The Literary Vine June 1-Aug. 16 Summer Reading Challenge (all branches)

S.C. Victim Assistance Network Frank Abagnale Jr. (Catch Me If You Can author) at 701 Whaley

Shark’s Parlor Reading series featuring USC English Department faculty, MFA students and guest readers. Held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of every month in the back room of Delaney’s in Five Points.

1430 Senate St.,

Free lunchtime author talks held at the South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book. Organized with USC Press. Sept. 18 Oct. 17 Nov. 22 Dec. 12 Jan. 23

Patricia Moore-Pastides, Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life John Cely, Cowasee Basin: The Green Heart of South Carolina Mary Whyte and Martha Severens, More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte Palmer “Satch” Krantz and Monique Jacobs, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: Forty Wild Years James  L. Underwood, Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press

South Carolina Writers’ Workshop Conference Oct. 19-21:

Writing for Publication Symposium (Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center)

All events are free, open to the public, and will be held in the program room of the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, which is accessible through Thomas Cooper Library.

Offers numerous literary programs for children and adults, including the annual A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen storytelling festivals.

South Carolina Center for the Book

1431 Assembly St., 929-3347

Sept. 6

SC Book Festival

USC Fall Literary Festival


Nov. 10 Stroll & Roll: Shandon Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 Historic House Tours (holiday-themed tours at Robert Mills House, Mann-Simons Cottage, Hampton-Preston Mansion) Dec. 8 Bus Tour Heart of Columbia Jan. 8 - Feb. 2 Early Columbia Lecture Series, Part II: The Capital City Rebuilds, 1865-1914 Jan. 12 Stroll & Roll: Robert Mills District West Feb. 9 Stroll & Roll: Cottontown March 9 Stroll & Roll: Bus Tour, Reconstruction & Woodrow Wilson April 2-May 7 Early Columbia Lecture Series, Part III: The Twentieth Century: Columbia Celebrates 200 Years April 13 Stroll & Roll: Hollywood-Rose Hill May 2 Happy Hour History Tour (Vista) May 9 Happy Hour History Tour (Vista) May 11 Stroll & Roll: Waverly May 16 Happy Hour History Tour (Vista) May 23 Happy Hour History Tour (Vista) May 30 Happy Hour History Tour (Vista) June 8 Stroll & Roll: Bus Tour, Sacred Sites

Hosts poetry series at Drip Coffee in Five Points.

Sept. 8 Stroll & Roll: Heathwood Sept. 11-Oct. 16 Early Columbia Lecture Series, Part I: Columbia, 1600-1850 Sept. 12 Moonlight Cemetery Tour (Elmwood Cemetery) Sept. 12 Secrets from the Grave Tour (Elmwood Cemetery) Sept. 20 Happy Hour History Tour (Main Street) Sept. 27 Happy Hour History Tour (Main Street) Sept. 29-Oct. 31 Scarecrows in the Garden (Robert Mills House) Oct. 1 Happy Hour History Tour (Main Street) Oct. 10 Spirits Alive Cemetery Tour (features costumed tour guides and children’s crafts and snacks; Elmwood Cemetery) Oct. 11 Happy Hour History Tour (Main Street) Oct. 13 Stroll & Roll: Melrose Heights Oct. 18 Salley McInerney book signing, Journey Proud (Robert Mills House)

South Carolina Book Festival

Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29

Susan Cheever M.T. Anderson Cassandra King

USC Open Book Series

Held at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library on the USC campus. March 17 March 19 March 24 March 26 March 31 April 2 April 7 April 9 April 14 April 16

Talk on Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl Yiyun Li visit Talk on Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage Charles Johnson visit Talk on Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan visit Talk on David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas David Mitchell visit Talk on Martin Amis’  Time’s Arrow Martin Amis visit

Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014






Harbison Theatre presents You Can Haz Cheezburger: The Art of Online Cat Videos on March 21. Arcade Mall Main Street, 360-6794 Sept. 5:

Attractions at the Arcade (part of First Thursday)

Arts at Shandon Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Sept. 22

Arts Carnival

Colonial Life Arena 801 Lincoln St. Oct. 19 Jan. 12

Sesame Street Live! Can’t Stop Singing Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct Tour

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Oct. 25-26

Cola-Con (

Columbia Museum of Art Sept. 13 Sept. 25 Nov. 1 Feb. 7 March 8 May 2

Wayne White presents Beauty is Embarrassing Contemporaries Oktoberfest Arts & Draughts Arts & Draughts Annual Gala Arts & Draughts

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County 810 Lyttleton St., 803-425-7676 Sept. 21 Nov. 1 Jan. 18

Hispanic Festival Hen Party Comedy Fundraiser Auction

Dec. 6

Holiday Sales Show Opening Night

DECEMBER 14–15 & 20–22

Harbison Theatre Feb. 1 The Second City’s Happily Ever After (comedy) March 21 You Can Haz Cheezburger: The Art of Online Cat Videos May 9 Works in Progress Night (preview emerging works)

Koger Center Sept. 7


Sandra Bernhard

MARCH 21–22

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Sept. 27

Wine & Waltzes Fundraiser (Saluda Shoals Park)

Parade of Homes Sept. 23

Home for the Arts: Artists Preview

Richland Library Nov. 17

Living on the Edge: Youth Homelessness in Columbia (community forum, Main branch)

Robert Mills House & Gardens 1616 Blanding St., Dec. 7 Dec. 20 Dec. 21

Family Day: Historic Holidays Candlelight Tours and Carriage Rides Breakfast with Victorian Santa





S.C. State Museum Sept. 5 Sept. 21

Bourbon & Bowties Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin’ Party





Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014

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