To-Do Listing: Socially distanced Columbia arts and entertainment picks (Jan. 20-27) | Arts

Contemporary CLASSICAL

Duo Cortona

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld are husband-and-spouse group Duo Cortona. The ensemble’s virtual live performance, recorded in the Columbia Museum of Art’s collection galleries, is centered on the function of lyric poet Sappho, at first sung and accompanied by lyre. Each age has devised its possess version of the muse of Lesbos. The historic Greeks revered her the Victorians claimed she wasn’t homosexual. Currently, we recognize her humanity and celebration of the divine feminine. The absolutely free presentation on Jan. 22 starts off at 7 p.m. Obtain out additional and obtain it through PAT MORAN


Rex Darling

Though Rex Darling started out as much more of an acoustic addresses act, the team quickly settled comfortably into its have model of lushly theatrical indie pop. Its contribution to Convenience Monk’s “Gratitude, Vol. II” sampler, “Invisible Ink,” is a impressive showcase for both of those lead singer Catherine Hunsinger’s considerable vocal chops and guitarist John Vail’s ability to little by little develop chiming guitars into real rock catharsis. Rex Darling is obviously a band to watch. See the group play Steel Fingers Brewing on Jan. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. Head to for extra facts. KYLE PETERSEN

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Trustus Theatre's first in-person production since COVID-19 to open for one night this week

Food items AND Drink

Bierkeller Rauchbier Abend

Roving German lager gurus Bierkeller Columbia is holding a Bamberg-type event on Saturday with pours of Rauchbier, a smokey amber-coloured lager, and helpings of bamberger zwiebel, a dish of sweet onions stuffed with minced pork and beef, accompanied with bacon and smoked beer gravy. There is mashed potatoes and sauerkraut to spherical it out. Meat isn’t your matter? There’ll be vegetarian alternatives and other snacks. VIP tickets $25 for reserved seat, two biers, a meal and dessert. Crowlers for $5 and contemporary pours, way too. The Jan. 23 party goes from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company. Find far more facts at DAVID CLAREY


Conference Avenue Artisan Current market

Have to have extra incentive to strike a local marketplace than receiving outdoors on a Saturday and supporting community artists? Properly, this month at the Assembly Street Artisan Sector (behind Terra, New Brookland Tavern, and many others. in West Columbia), get 15 % off your whole purchase. The distributors are space out to enable with social distancing, and masks are needed. Arts and crafts, contemporary foods and deliver, and food stuff trucks are portion of the pleasurable. The Saturday sector runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Locate much more details at JORDAN LAWRENCE


Ronnie Hopkins

Do you locate you lacking the jovial energy of walking into a area bar and listening to a practiced, passionate acoustic guitarist actively playing familiar addresses? Very well, you can uncover Ronnie Hopkins carrying out the factor exterior on the patio at the Carolina Ale Dwelling in Harbison, letting a flavor of this typical nightlife hallmark for those people not comfortable hanging out inside a bar proper now.

Assisted by pre-recorded backing tracks, Hopkins requires on music by the likes of Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers are properly performed and reverent, honed by participating in quite a few this sort of gigs in the earlier. He performs from 6 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 22. Discover out more at JORDAN LAWRENCE


7Sunday Frames & Sneaker 2 Year Anniversary

Columbia-dependent music showcase 7Sunday celebrates two many years of celebrating neighborhood expertise virtually because of to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t suggest you will not get a excellent demonstrate. Two of the area’s most extraordinary feminine vocalists — TiffanyJ and Brittany Turnipseed — lead an R&B-leaning lineup that also includes Boogie Brown, Steve Ray, and Travis Douglas, together with self-proclaimed “alternative acoustic pop” artist Jon Rooks. The Jan. 24 celebration commences at 7 p.m. and expenses $14 to obtain. Uncover out far more information by means of JORDAN LAWRENCE

Exhibition at Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art explores food’s role in society


Purple Shoe Operate

This year’s Purple Shoe Operate, a 5k/10k to benefit the Ronald McDonald Home Charities on Jan. 23, is definitely not gonna function as an in-human being function, what with the pandemic and all. So it is likely virtual, allowing for runners to sign up and run at a place of their deciding upon — your neighborhood, your preferred park and your treadmill are all flawlessly satisfactory. Runners will publish their times once the celebration is over, so no fudging your figures, buddy this is based on the honor procedure. To sign-up and get additional info, take a look VINCENT HARRIS



There isn’t actually much to spoil about the initially two episodes of “WandaVision.” And yet, I panic describing way too significantly about the working experience for those who have not watched them, as jumping in not accurately knowing what to anticipate was component of my pleasure (beyond the comforting normalcy of looking at the Marvel Studios symbol engage in at the top of something new and interesting). Yes, it’s enjoying about with tropes from Tv set sitcoms previous. And indeed, there is one thing really weird and disturbing lingering less than that pleasantly nostalgic area. And certainly, it’s usually quite funny — with Paul Bethany’s Eyesight stepping out as a especially rewarding comedic surprise. Further than that, suffice it to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s to start with go at a Tv clearly show on Disney+ is so significantly likely extremely nicely. The first two episodes are obtainable to watch now. The third comes on Jan. 22. JORDAN LAWRENCE