ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 2/24-3/15/16

    Columbia is a remarkable place to enjoy life, with activities for everyone. From the Blue Man Group to the Ruins there is plenty going on in the Columbia.

     

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.   Bring your toddler for seasonal art activities, music, and our sand tray exploration in the Early Learning Classroom.    For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    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.

    Fridays – Bluegrass and Acoustic Open Stage and Jam at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come out and participate or sit back and enjoy the music.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours.  Come tour the most beautiful historic building in the area.  For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays –  Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Music Shop and 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/.

    Fridays through February –   Free Fridays at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  For residents of Richland and Lexington County, enjoy a free visit to the zoo on Fridays through the month.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    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/.

    Through May 22, 2016 –  “Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines” opening at the S.C. State Museum.  Learn about one of the most technologically significant times in the history of mankind.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/caesar/.

    Through May –  Solar Observing at the South Carolina State Museum.  Take a look a close-up look at the sun through the solar telescope.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/solar-observing-in-the-boeing-observatory/.

    Through July 1, 2016 –  “Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper” at the South Carolina State Museum.  This artist/printmaker creates beautiful Lowcountry landscapes displaying farm labor and life growing up in rural South Carolina. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/time-and-place-the-artwork-of-james-fowler-cooper/.

    Through July 16, 2016 –  “Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina” at the McKissick Museum.  Exhibit looks at the many cultural groups that brought music traditions to South Carolina over the years.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum.

    Through July 16, 2016 –  12-Cent Kids Day at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  For the Museums 12th Anniversary, kids get into the Museum for 12-cents on the 12th day of every month.  In addition, if a membership is purchased on that day and get 12 Chick-fil-A Kids Meals for free.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    February 25 –  Oyster Roast at My Carolina Haven on Hemlock Drive in Columbia.  Proceeds for this event go to Leaphart Place, a residential facility established by Growing Homes Southeast to provide temporary housing for young adults aging out of the foster care system or other State assisted living facility and are at risk of becoming homelessFor more information call (803) 327-2233 or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-oyster-roast-tickets-18174415165.

    February 25 – 26 –  “Cinderella” – Educational Outreach by the Columbia Classical Ballet at the Koger Center for the Arts.  These early morning performances are for the benefit of children who would not otherwise have exposure to the beautiful art of ballet.  For more information call (803) 252-9112 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=88.

    February 26 –  Friends Night Gala at Stone River in West Columbia.  Proceeds from this event will be benefit Epworth’s Children’s Home and is an optional black tie event that will include live music by 17 South Party Band, a large dance floor, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar.  For more information call (803) 256-7394 or visit http://friendsofepworth.org/gala/.

    February 26 –  Winter Jam at the Colonial Life Arena.  This Christian concert will include King and Country, Matthew West, Crowder, NewSong, Sidewalk Prophets, and more.   For more information call (803) 576-9053 or visit http://www.coloniallifearena.com/winter-jam.php?eventid=109&showtimeid=175.

    February 26 – 28 – Harambee Festival at Benedict College.  Enjoy a weekend of fun, food, art, and music.  For more information call (803) 705-4409 or visit http://www.benedict.edu/cms/?q=node/1131.

    February 26 – “Cinderella” by the Columbia Classical Ballet at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Enjoy an evening of beautiful dancing by dancers from all over the world presenting this amazing and well known story.  For more information call (803) 777-5112 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=90.

    February 27 –  Adult Garden Workshops: Upcycled-Lightbulb Bright Ideas at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Find out what you can do with your old incandescent light bulbs by safely removing the insides.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    February 27 –  Pony Classes: Pony 101 at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 6-12 will have a chance to get the ponies ready for a day of riding and after they are saddled up, take a ride around the trail.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    February 27 –  March for Meals 5K: The Wild Run at the Timmerman Trail at the Congaree Trail in Cayce.  Proceeds for this event benefit Meals on Wheels.  For more information call (803) 252-7734 ext. 256 or visit http://www.seniorresourcesinc.org/events/march-meals-5k.

    February 27 –  Lexington’s Race Against Hunger at the Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington.  Proceeds will go to organizations in the area who provide food for those in need.  For more information visit http://www.lrah.org/.

    February 27 –  The Cinderella Project at Brookland Baptist Church.  A boutique for high school students in need to find a dress, shoes, and accessories for the Spring dances.  For more information call (803) 799-6653 ext. 135 or visit http://www.scbar.org/SCBar-Groups/Young-Lawyers/News/Cinderella-Project.

    Ruins

     

    February 27 –  “Ruins” at the Harbison Theatre on the Midlands Technical College Campus in Irmo.  Produced by international award-winning, locally based choreographer and performer, Terrance Henderson offers this beautiful contemporary performance.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/htmtc-performance-incubator-presents-ruins.

     

    February 27 –  The Palladium Societies 2016 Chili Cookoff at the Music Farm.  Enjoy a variety of chili recipes, brews, and live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/chili.

    February 27 –  “AAG KI RAAT: Night of Fire” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  You will be thrilled and amazed by these fabulous Ballywood dance groups.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=176.

    February 28 –  Bridal Showcase at the Cantey Building on the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Organized by the St. Andrews Women’s Club, this long time event helps connect brides with the resources they need to plan their weddings, and benefits the Women’s Club who then uses the proceeds to help non-profit organizations in the area.  For more information visit http://www.sawc-sc.org/bridalshowcase.html.

    February 28 –  “Classical Shuffle” by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will be presented at the Harbison Theatre in Irmo.  Enjoy an afternoon of classical music as presented by these wonderful musicians.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/lake-murray-symphony-orchestra-presents-classical-shuffle.

    February 28 –  “Game of Tones: High School Battle of the Bands” at the Music Farm.  Five of the best rock and other bands compete with proceeds to benefit The Friends of Justin Foundation.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1032585-2nd-annual-game-tones-high-columbia/.

    February 28 –  “Skipp Pearson’s Jazz Bash and Love Fest” at the Big Apple.  Enjoy bebopping with some of the best jazz musicians in South Carolina, with proceeds from the event to help Skipp with his medical expenses.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/788572614585751/.

    March 3 –  South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center.  Learn about new assistive technology approaches to help with a variety of physical, mental, and even cognitive challenges.  For more information call (803) 935-5263 or visit http://scatp.med.sc.edu/expo/expo16.html.

    March 4 –  Twilight Trek: Spring Fling at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Enjoy an engaging after hours event at the zoo that will include dinner and an exciting program to ring in the upcoming Spring season.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    March 4 – 6 –  Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  See original designs and works from hundreds of talented artists and crafts men and women from all over the country.  For more information call (336) 282-5550 or visit http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_columbia_spring.shtml.

    March 5 –  Run Hard Columbia Marathon at the South Carolina State House.  Event includes a marathon, a half marathon, a relay marathon, a 5k, and a kids 2k.  For more information call (803) 414-9508 or visit https://runhardcolumbiamarathon.com/.

    March 5 –  Taste of the Town & Benefit Auction at Westwood High School in Blythewood.  Proceeds for this event will benefit the family of one of the schools star football players who suffered a neck injury that has left him paralyzed, with the family needing a van to more easily get him to his needed doctor and therapy appointments.  For more information visit https://sites.google.com/a/richland2.org/mickensauction/.

    March 5 –  Party With PAALS Un Gala at the South Carolina State Museum.  Enjoy a festive evening celebrating your favorite Star Wars hero, while enjoying lots of entertainment, food, auctions, and more.  For more information call (803) 788-7073 or visit http://www.paals.org/un-gala/.

    March 5 –  “Broadway Back Together Live” the Harbison Theatre.  See four of Broadways brightest stars (Telly Leung, Marcus Paul James, Mandy Gonzales, and Robin de Jesus) shine in this entertaining performance.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/broadway-back-together-0.

    March 10 –  “Cherish the Ladies” at the Harbison Theatre.  This Irish-American group of fabulous female musicians will be a show you will not want to miss.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/cherish-ladies.

    March 11 –  Keemapalooza at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Enjoy an evening of entertainment and bid on silent and live auction items, with all proceeds to benefit Camp Kemo for Kids.  For more information call (803) 434-7275 or visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100201&view=Detail#.VskgoZwrLNM.

    The Blue Man Group

     

    March 11 –  “The Blue Man Group” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  A show that will “wow” you and will be like nothing else you’ve ever seen before.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=170.

     

     

    March 11 – 13 –  Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Find a wonderful showcase of products and services to help you with any changes you may be looking to make to your home or garden.  For more information call (803) 256-6238 or visit http://www.columbiabuilders.com/events/home-and-garden-show.html.

    March 12 –  Adult Garden Workshop: Vegetable Gardening 101 at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Learn the basics of make and taking care of a successful vegetable garden.   For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/garden-programs.shtml.

    March 12 –  Unleash the Beauty Women’s Expo at the Comedy House.  Learn from a professional make-up artist the latest in application techniques and get pointers on how to get the look you want.  For more information call (803) 403-6485 or visit http://www.tagmakeupartistry.com/.

    March 12 –  “South Carolina Philharmonic: Sayaka in the Spring” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Event will feature Sayaka Shoji, violinist.  For more information call (803) 251-2222.

    March 15 –  “Negin Farsad: Fighting Islamophobia, Bigotry, and What Have You with Comedy” at the Harbison Theatre.  Enjoy an evening of laughter with this wonderful comedians’ brand of “social justice comedy”.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/negin-farsad.


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