The Workshop Theatre of South Carolina keeps theater-goers guessing with its rousing rendition of Victor/Victoria. A musical romp based on the 1982 movie starring Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria follows the fate of a woman posing as a female impersonator in 1930s Paris.
Because its original run of shows sold out, Town Theatre is extending its performances of White Christmas for another week. Based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, White Christmas follows two Army buddies and Broadway entertainers as they try to save their former commanding officer-turned-innkeeper from bankruptcy. Irving Berlin's iconic melodies—including "It's Cold Outside," "Sisters," and the titular tune—usher in holiday jolliness for kids and adults—all within the comfy confines of the oldest continuously used theatre building in the United States.
An all-female, flat-track roller-derby team, the Columbia QuadSquad Rollergirls aim to defend their state title with a vengeance each night they blaze in eight-wheeled fury through Jamil Temple. In each night's lineup of matches, the Miss B-Havers, CQS's secondary squad, will take the rink first, followed by the Allstars, so named because of their cosmological egalitarianism. During each jam, CQS attempts to send its star-helmeted jammer through the crowd to gain control, where she can score points by lapping opponents. Meanwhile, four blockers assist the jammer's cause by escorting adversaries to a date with linoleum. The hits are real, and referees see to it that they are legal, or else players will be sent to the penalty box where they must endure two minutes of wearing nose plugs made of Vegemite.
The White Mule's menu sports internationally influenced items such as creative sandwiches, pizzas, and locally brewed beers. Start out with an appetizing order of spinach-artichoke dip ($6) and venture eastward to the Mediterranean with the Grecian Pizza, a Hellenic pie with pepperoni, artichoke hearts, red onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella and feta cheese ($10). Light eaters can cash in on the green offered by the Mule's slew of salads ($6–$8) or creatively flavored pita wraps such as the chicken parmesan ($8) or the Mexican-fusion fajita wrap ($9).
The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival celebrates tomatoes of all colors and shapes with an evening of tomato-themed eating, games, competitions, and entertainment. Bands such as Tom Hall and The Plowboys and Lunch Money soothe the most savage vinefruits with their dulcet tones, and a complimentary tasting table entertains epicureans with samples of heirloom tomatoes. Special skee-ball games allow attendees to hurl commercial tomatoes in a socially acceptable setting, and tomato bobbing puts a tomato-centric twist on America's number-one water-based hobby. Festival judges will settle the Homegrown Tomato Contest by choosing the most appealing tomatoes in six prize categories, including best big red and best unusual tomato. A free screening of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes at 9 p.m. provides an entertaining reminder of the hostility that was once the hallmark of human-tomato relations.