ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 06/17-07/07

    Wednesday June 17 through Tuesday July 7, 2015

     

    Through July 13 – Southern Gothic Series at the Nickelodeon Theatre. Movies include Deliverance, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Down by Law. For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/.

    Traditions Change and Celebration Native Artists of the SEMondays through Saturdays through July 25 – “Traditions, Change and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast” at McKissick Museum on the University of South Carolina campus. For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/traditions-change-and-celebration-native-artists-southeast.

    Through July 26 – “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It” at the South Carolina State Museum. This is the “people story” on the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/.

    Through August 1 – “Dreamgirls” at the Trustus Theatre. Themed in the turbulent 1960’s, watch these African American singers wildest dreams come true. For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/.

    Through August 23 – “Finding Freedoms Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come learn about the rich history of the freedman’s town of Mitchelville. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/.

    Through August 27 – Five after Five Spring Concert Series on Thursdays at the Five Points Fountain. For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/880156158697413/.

    Through September 7 – “Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come see bugs magnified 40 to 120 times bigger than they are and with some of them in robotic form. Exhibit includes a life exhibit as well. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org.

    Through September 10 – Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens on the 2nd Thursdays of each month. Come learn about one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the area. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours.

    Through September 11 – “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol ‘s Famous Faces” at the Columbia Museum of Art. Come view works from one of Americas greatest 20th Century artists. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/.

    Through September 20 – “The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come enjoy an adventure in the world of Mr. Potato Head. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through September 26 – Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia. On Saturday mornings, start your day by visiting this wonderful market full of local foods, produce, plants, crafts, and even entertainment. For more information call (803) 250-5801 or visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through October 2 – “Blooming Butterflies” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly and see more than 20 varieties native to the southeast. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through October 31 – “The Breman Town Musicians” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre. Join the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat and Rooster. For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit http://cmtpuppet.org/.

    Through February 7, 2016 – “Carolina Makers” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come see what people in South Carolina are making, such as instruments, furniture, metal, even clothing. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/carolina-makers/.

    Through March 6, 2016 – “Path’s of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. For more information call (803) 737-8094 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/.

    First Thursdays – First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia. The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area. For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.

    Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia. This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more. For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.

    Saturdays – State House Tours. For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays – Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street. Music will be performed by a band. For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    July 1 – 2 – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” at the Nickelodeon Theatre. For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/.

     

    July 1 – 5 – “Doo Doo Brown” at the Comedy House. Doo Doo is a 17 year veteran of the comedy world. For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/.

    July 2 – 4 – Baseball and Fireworks at Capital City Stadium. Come out and cheer on the Blowfish and enjoy the fireworks display. For more information call (803) 254-3474 or visit http://www.goblowfishbaseball.com/blowfishcalendar/event/redwolves-blowfish-5/.

    July 2 – 5 – “Married by Midnight, Dead at Dawn” at the Columbia Dinner Theatre. Come out and enjoy this Murder Mystery! For more information call (803) 200-2012 or visit http://www.scdinnertheatre.com/.

    July 3 – Star Spangled Symphonic Salute at Saluda Shoals Park. Presented by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, there will be a variety of music from Broadway to patriotic to sing-a-longs.   Be sure to bring a blanket or a chair. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit http://www.icrc.net/star-spangled-symphonic-salute-2015-07-03.

    July 3 – Salute the Nation at Hilton Field on the Fort Jackson Army Base. The 282d Army Rock Band will perform, there will be activities for the kids, and of course, fireworks after dark. For more information call (803) 751-4869 or visit http://www.fortjacksonmwr.com/special_events/index.html#4th.

    July 3 – “Home”, part of the Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. There will be face painting, games, and more. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    July 3 – “Double Agent 73” at the Nickelodeon Theater. For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/.

    Lexington County Peach FestivalJuly 4 – Lexington County Peach Festival at the Gilbert Community Park in Gilbert. Event will include a parade, live entertainment, a Revolutionary War reenactment, a volleyball tournament, rides for the kids, arts and crafts, fireworks, and let’s not forget, peaches and peach products. For more information call (803) 892-5207 or visit http://www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com/.

    July 4 – Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration on Spence Island and Dreher Island State Parks on Lake Murray. The show will be choreographed to patriotic music that can be heard on the B106.7 radio station. For more information call (866) 725-3935 or visit http://www.lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/Events/columbia/Lake-Murray-Fireworks-Celebrations.

    July 4 – Red, White, and Blue Blast at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Create red, white, and blue snacks, make patriotic sun catchers, and learn about the story behind the holiday. For more information call (803) 400-1166 or visit http://edventure.org/.

    July 4 – Slide the City in downtown Columbia. Come out and enjoy this 1000 feet of slick vinyl to beat the heat and bring along water buckets, floaties and water gun to create more fun. For more information visit http://www.slidethecity.com/events/columbia/.

    July 4 – Capital City Beach Party with “The Original Tams” at Finlay Park. There will be sand volleyball, beach games, a limbo contest, karaoke, the evening concert and, of course, fireworks! For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://midlandsbiz.whosonthemove.com/venue/finlay-park/.

    July 4 – “The Original Tams”, part of the Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park. Vendors will be available to provide refreshments. Not pets please. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/headlines/060520151459-summer-concert-series.

    June 6 – 7 – “George Washington” at the Nickelodeon Theater. For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/.

    July 6 – 9 – Junior All-Star Golf Tournament at Spring Valley Country Club. For more information call (678) 425-1716 or visit http://www.ajga.org/MicroSite/index.asp?TN=2015061.

    July 9 – 12 –   “Married by Midnight, Dead at Dawn” at the Columbia Dinner Theatre. Come out and enjoy this Murder Mystery! For more information call (803) 200-2012 or visit http://www.scdinnertheatre.com/.

    July 10 – “The Book of Life” part of the Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. There will be face painting, games, and more. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    July 11 – Strike Out Against Huntington’s Disease at the AMF Columbia Bowling Lanes. For more information call (803) 983-2052 or visit http://hdsa.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=712.

    July 11 – Columbia QuadSquad Roller Derby at the National Guard Armory on Bluff Road. Come out and cheer on our girls in this double header flat track event. For more information call (864) 237-0804 or visit https://www.facebook.com/columbiaquadsquadrollerderby.

    July 11 – Mac Madness at the Carolina Walk Park across from the Stadium. Come out and vote for your favorite Mac and Cheese made by local restaurants, ride the mechanical bull, try your hand at laser skeet shooting, and more For more information visit http://www.macmadnesssc.com/.

    July 11 – 12 – ValhallaCon at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. There will be anime, gaming, comics, dances, contests and much more. For more information call (803) 545-0001 or visit http://www.valhallaconsc.com/.

    July 12 – XTerra Harbison Half Marathon & 5K at Harbison State Forest. Come enjoy a run in this shaded forest. For more information call (404) 421-3231 or visit http://www.marathonmajic.com/XterraTrailRunCol-Harbison.html.

    July 12 – 14 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Nickelodeon Theater. For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/.

    July 15 – 16 – “Shawn Harris” at the Comedy House. Shawn is a 20 year veteran of the comedy world and received “The Best Comedic Performance in a Short Film” in 2009 at the Boston Comedy Film Festival. For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/.

    July 17 – “Rio 2” part of the Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. There will be face painting, games, and more. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    July 18 – Bump Baby and Kidz Expo at the Trenholm Park Gymnasium. This expo is for pregnancy, baby, and kids. For more information call (803) 381-7733 or visit http://www.bbkexpos.com/.

    July 18 – Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival at the City Roots Urban Farm. Come out and sample heirloom tomatoes, tour the farm, enjoy great music, and local, tomato themed food. For more information visit http://tastytomatofestival.com/.

    July 18 – “Glen Jones”, part of the Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park. Vendors will be available to provide refreshments. Not pets please. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/headlines/060520151459-summer-concert-series.

    RepticonJuly 18 – 19 – Repticon at the Jamil Temple on Jamil Road. Come see some of the most beautiful snakes, lizards, and turtles and other exotic pets in existence, see a show to learn about a particular animal, and purchase one for yourself and/or supplies to keep one. For more information call (863) 268-4273 or visit http://repticon.com/columbia.html.

    July 19 – Carolina Bridal Showcase at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This one stop shop will have vendors selling gowns, and those to help you with flowers, cakes, honeymoons, pictures, and more to help prepare you for that special day. For more information call (803) 545-0000 or visit http://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/.

     

     

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