January 30 - February 5, 2009
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Through Saturday, January 31. White People.This controversial and darkly funny play follows the lives of three ordinary Americans placed under the spot-light: Martin, a Brooklyn-born high-powered attorney for a white-shoe law firm in St. Louis, MO; Mara Lynn, a housewife and former home-coming queen in Fayetteville, NC; and Alan, a young professor struggling to find his way in New York City. Through heart-wrenching confessions, they wrestle with guilt, prejudice, and the price they and their children must pay for their actions. WHITE PEOPLE is a candid, brutally honest meditation on race and language in our culture. Visit Trustus Theatre for more information.
Through Sunday, February 1. I Hate Hamlet. A Camden Community Theatre production called "unapologetically silly and at times hilarious" by the New York Times, this hysterical comedy by Paul Rudnick brings the ghost of the great Shakespearean actor John Barrymore back from the grave to help a young actor overcome his fear of playing Hamlet, the role people ritualistically refer to as "the greatest in the English-speaking world." Visit the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County for more information.
Friday, January 30-Saturday, January 31. USHRA Monster Jam. "The USHRA Monster Jam returns to the Colonial Life Arena for the seventh consecutive year. Gravedigger and his car-crushing crew will put on thee adrenaline pumped shows this weekend! Colonial Life Arena will transform into a giant sandbox for these 1500 horse power Monster Trucks to jump, spin and wheelie for Midlands' audiences." Visit the Colonial Life Arena for more information.
Friday, January 30-Saturday, January 31. American Treasures and More. The University of South Carolina's Dance Company will present "American Treasures and More!", a mixed repertory of contemporary ballet works, including the centerpiece, "Who Cares?", the modern ballet composition, "Metastasis," and two original works, "Compound" and "Paradise Found" will round out the performance. The performance will be held at the Koger Center. Visit USC's Department of Dance for more information.
Beginning Saturday, January 31. Powers of Nature. Tornadoes, blizzards, volcanoes and more - the United States experiences the widest range of natural disasters of any country in the world. This new blockbuster exhibit explores the science behind natural disasters with a wide range of hands-on activities. For more information visit the SC State Museum.
Saturday, January 31. Celebrate Black History with Auntie Karen. Auntie Karen celebrates African American history with exhibits of selected artists, Negro spirituals, music, poetry and the Skipp Pearson Foundation. For more information, visit Auntie Karen or the Columbia Museum of Art.
Sunday, February 1. Hemingway's: Home of Super Sunday. This is the place to be this Sunday for the Super Bowl! There are plenty of lunch and dinner specials, wings, burgers, steaks, seafood, sandwiches and all of your favorite beverages! Hemingway's is located at 7467 St. Andrews Road. Call 803-749-6020 for more information.
Tuesday, February 3. A Valentine Program. Learn to make healthy treats for loved ones for Valentine's Day! The cost is $30 per parent-child pair. Visit the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA for more information.
Wednesday, February 4. Adventure Carolina's Congaree National Park Paddle (canoe or kayak). Regardless of your age or strength, this trip will be tailored to fit your paddling skill level. With a guide on hand, you can experience the natural beauty of Columbia's waterways. The paddle lasts about 4 hours and begins at 2 pm. Reservations are required in advance and can be made by calling 803-796-4505. $45 per person. Visit Adventure Carolina for more information.
Thursday, February 5. Daddy Daughter Date Night. Young ladies and their fathers or grandfathers can enjoy this special date night together at Crooked Creek Park. The evening includes dinner and dancing, a memory photo and goodie bag. Tickets are on sale and go quickly. Call Jennifer Bollo at 803-345-6181 or visit the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission for more information.
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