ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 3/11-3/31

    Wednesday March 11, 2015 through Tuesday March31, 2015

     

    Main Street ColumbiaFirst 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.

    Through March 17 – Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House. If you can sing, dance, or make people laugh, plan to attend this fun event. For more information, call (803) 798-9898 or visit www.comedyhouse.us.

    March 11 – Journey and The Steve Miller Band at the Colonial Life Arena. For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit www.coloniallifearena.com.

    March 13 – 15 – Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show held at the South Carolina State Fair Grounds.   This is the areas largest show on new home construction, remodeling, or home improvement.

    March 14 – Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular at the Colonial Life Arena including some of Christian Music’s most well-known artists. For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit www.coloniallifearena.com.

    March 14 – St. Pat’s Get to the Green Road Race and Walk beginning at Maxcy Gregg Park. For more information call (803) 600-1800 or visit http://gettothegreen.com/.

    St. Pats 5 PointsMarch 14 – St. Pat’s Day in Five Points held in the Harden Street area. The event will include a parade, food, crafts, live music, and a children’s carnival. For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit http://stpatscolumbia.com/.

    March 14 – South Carolina Philharmonic (From the New World) at the Koger Center for the Arts. For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/.

    March 19 – 22 – Hair Spray Jr. by the You Theatre teen production held at the Columbia Children’s Theatre. For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

    March 19 – A Taste of Lake Murray held at the Doubletree by Hilton. This event is to benefit the July 4th fireworks celebration on the Lake. For more information call (803) 781-5940 or visit http://www.lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/events/a-taste-of-lake-murray.

    March 19 – Loading Dock Live with Josh Roberts and the Hinges and Lucas War Hero on the Loading Dock of the Township Auditorium. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit www.thetownship.org.

    March 20 – April 11 – “Godspell” at the Trustus Theatre. For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/.

    March 20 – 21 – Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook Off at the South Carolina State Farmers Market. The event will include BBQ samples, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and more. For more information visit www.scstatefarmersmarket.com.

    CinderellaMarch 20 – 21 – Cinderella presented by the Columbia City Ballet at the Koger Center for the Arts . For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/.

     

    March 20 – March 29 – Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple – Female Version at the Village Square Theatre in Lexington. This classical production is guaranteed to make you laugh. For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit www.villagesquaretheatre.com.

    March 20 – Kemopalooza at the EdVenture Children’s Museum from 6 pm to 10 pm. This event is to benefit Camp Kemo of the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. For more information call (803) 434-7275 or visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100121&view=Detail#.VPzE9S6d4xI.

    March 20 – Beginnings Fore Kids Golf Classic at Cobblestone Park in Blythewood. For more information call (803) 216-1171 or visit http://scbegin.org/home/2nd-annual-beginnings-fore-kids-golf-classic/.

    March 21 – Celebrate Sound: Don’t Walk in Silence at Saluda Shoals Park. To benefit the Cayce, West Columbia and Columbia Sertoma Clubs to help the hearing impaired. For more information call (816) 333-8300 or visit http://www.mycelebratesound.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1128375.

    March 21 – Midlands Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association. The event will begin on Lincoln Street. For more information call (803) 806-3008 or visit http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1110855.

    March 21 – Cinderella Tea hosted by the Columbia City Ballet beginning at 1:30 pm at the Koger Center for the Arts. This event features a sit-down tea, cakes, and cookies, with surprise visits from the performers just for the children. For more information call (803) 799-7605 or visit http://columbiacityballet.com/special-events-tours/.

    March 21 – 22 – Columbia Gun and Knife Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. There will be over 400 vendors displaying guns and knife ware for shooters and collectors. For more information visit http://www.mkshows.com/.

    Blues FestivalMarch 22 – Capital City Blues Festival at the Township Auditorium. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit www.thetownship.org.

     

     

     

     

    March 24 – John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken Tour at the Township Auditorium. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit www.thetownship.org.

    March 26 – Oyster Roast at Harmon’s Tree Farm in Gilbert. This event is put on by the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center. To reserve your tickets, call (803) 359-6113 or visit www.lexingtonsc.org.

    March 26 – South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo held at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia. For more information call (800) 915-4522 or visit http://www.sc.edu/scatp/expo/expo15.html.

    March 26 – Sweet & Savory Chef’s Competition at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. This event is to benefit the Palmetto Children’s Shelter. For more information call (803) 786-6819 or visit http://palmettoplaceshelter.org/sweet-savory/.

    March 26 – 29 – Tartan Day South Highlands Games and Celtic Festival with most events to be held at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce. This event will include unique sports, great food, fantastic music, and a variety of exhibits. For more information visit http://tartandaysouth.com/.

    2015 Palmetto Sportsmen's ClassicMarch 27 – 29 – Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. The event includes exhibitors, seminars, demonstrations, and the opportunity to visit with celebrity sportsmen from around the nation. For more information visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/psc/.

     

     

     

     

     

    March 27 – “The Frog Princess” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre. Showtime’s 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. For more information call 803-252-7366 or visit www.cmtpuppet.org.

    March 27 – Cornbread Cookoff for the Cornbread Festival on March 28th. Judging begins at 1:30 pm in Earlewood Park in Columbia. For more information visit http://www.sccornbreadfestival.com/#!home/mainPage.

    March 28 – “Pavement” at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College in Irmo. This venue is performed by the Abraham in Motion urban contemporary dance group led by the acclaimed award winning choreographer Kyle Abraham. For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/.

    March 28 – Mustang and Ford Show at Jim Hudson Ford on Main Street in Lexington. This event is put on by the Central South Carolina Mustang Club. For more information visit http://www.centralscmustangclub.org/annualmustangfordshow.htm.

    March 28 – South Carolina Cornbread Festival located at Newman and Main Street in Columbia. Come try a variety of cornbreads that competed in the March 27th cookoff. For more information visit http://www.sccornbreadfestival.com/#!home/mainPage.

     

     

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