Are you looking for ways to entertain the children, activities for the whole family or just something to do with that special someone? The Columbia are offers all of the above.
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/.
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.
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 10 – Open Walls: Artist Reception at Over the Mantle Gallery on Carlisle Street. The reception will be for Christy Aitken with entertainment being provided by Joseph Tollefsen. For more information call (803) 719-1713 or visit https://www.facebook.com/overthemantel.
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.
March 11 – Go Red Columbia Fashion Show at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Event is to honor and support women with heart disease. For more information call (803) 545-3300 or visit http://columbiasc.net/news/020520160941-go-red-columbia-fashion-show-march-11-6-pm.
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 – 12 – Body and Movement Explored at the CMFA Black Box on Pulaski Street. Enjoy a unique collaboration of the Columbia City Ballet dancers and several guest choreographers. For more information call (803) 799-7605 or visit http://bodymovement.brownpapertickets.com/.
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 – Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Lexington. The parade route will go from Haygood Avenue to North Lake Drive. For more information call (803) 254-3474 or visit http://www.goblowfishbaseball.com/.
March 12 – Rockin’ Shamrock Zumbathon at the Lexington Leisure Center on Park Road in Lexington. The first hour will be at a slower pace for seniors and first timers, with the second being a full Zumba workout. For more information call (803) 356-5111 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/480225518850687/.
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 – The Cottontail Festival at North Springs Park on Clemson Road. There will be games, rides, refreshments, and of course, an Easter egg hunt. For more information call (803) 741-7272 or visit http://richlandcountyrecreation.com/47th-annual-cottontail-festival/.
March 12 – Unleash the Beauty Women’s Expo at the Comedy House. Enjoy shopping, learning, and having fun while making informed decisions about your beauty, health, and lifestyle needs. 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 13 – Schooner’s Chili Cook-off and Benefit Concert at Schooner’s Bar & Grill on Bush River Road. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with not only a variety of chili’s to try, but a variety of musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a silent auction. For more information call (803) 600-2673 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1438203693154594/.
March 13 – Patter Pets Dog and Pony Show at the Old Columbia Speedway in Cayce. Event will include a car show, a kid’s carnival, a soccer clinic, live music, food vendors, and more. For more information call (803) 920-0045 or visit http://www.patterpets.org/.
March 15 – Irish Storytelling at Delaney’s Irish Pub. Story-teller and author David McDonnell will entertain you with some Irish tales. For more information call (864) 583-3100 or visit http://www.delaneyspubsc.com/default.aspx.
March 15 – Ballet and Business at the Marriott on Hampton Street. Enjoy a luncheon while conversing with the American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland and the Washington Ballet’s Brooklyn Mack. For more information call (803) 799-7605 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1087564521308421/.
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.
March 17 – Oyster Roast and St. Patricks Day Party at the Blowfish Baseball Stadium in Lexington. Not only will you get your fill of oysters, there will also be additional food, refreshments, and live entertainment. For more information call (803) 359-6113 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/events/7th-annual-oyster-roast/.
March 17 – Lexington Career Festival and Community Open House at the Lexington Technology Center in Lexington. Learn about the Technology Centers programs and career opportunities through displays, demonstrations, and interactive activities while enjoying music, food, and other entertainment. For more information call (803) 821-3000 or visit http://ltc.lexington1.net/ltc-career-festival/.
March 17 – 20 – Sweet Swap Kids Consignment Sale at the Dutch Square Center. Be a participant or shop for what you need, with items including kids clothing, toys and supplies, as well as maternity clothing, juniors and young men’s and women’s clothing. For more information call (803) 737-9338 or visit https://sweetswapskids.com/.
March 18 – 19 – “Peter Pan” at the Koger Center for the Arts. You are sure to enjoy this performance by the Columbia City Ballet. For more information call (803) 799-7605 or visit http://columbiacityballet.com/production/peterpan/.
March 18 – 20 – Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Find presentations on archery, animals displays, fishing, hunting, and conservation with activities for both adults and children throughout the show. For more information call (803) 734-4008 or visit www.psclassic.com.
March 18 – 26 – Soda City Suds Week at a variety of locations throughout Columbia and Lexington. Events will include learning about the history of beer in the area, the Soda City Market Festival to include a biergarten, a beach party in Elgin, homebrewing demonstrations, beer and board games, and so much more. For more information visit http://sodacitysudsweek.com/.
March 19 – St. Patrick’s Day in Five Points in the Five Points area. This annual favorite event will include a parade, a 10k/5k/1 mile fun run, a battle of the local bands, a play area for the kids, and of course, lots of live bands on 4 stages throughout the day. For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit www.stpatscolumbia.com.
March 19 – Putin’ on the Ritz Senior Talent Show at Greenview Park Senior Club on David Street. This talent competition for adults 55 years old or older will perform in categories such as vocal, instrumental, dance, comedy, drama, rap, acrobatics, martial arts, juggling or poetry. For more information call (803) 754-5223 or visit http://columbiasc.net/calendar/1709.
March 19 – Peter Pan Tea and Pirate Party at the Koger Center for the Arts. There will be a tea with sweets, and dueling pirate match with swords, and the opportunity to meet characters from the Peter Pan ballet. For more information call (803) 799-7605 or visit http://columbiacityballet.com/special-events-tours/.
March 19 – M.O.M. Spring/summer Consignment Sale at the Brookland Baptist Church Health and Wellness Center. Find a variety of children’s clothes, equipment, and toys, as well as maternity clothes. For more information call (803) 744-7928 or visit http://gcamotc.com/sales.htm.
March 19 – Springtime in the Garden at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. Get expert advice on keeping your yard blooming, how to manage pests, and enjoy the beautiful gardens, all while enjoying garden-related activities, live music, and arts and craft stations for kids. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit www.riverbanks.org.
March 20 – WCOS Lexington Bridal Expo at the Doubletree by Hilton on Bush River Road. For the bride and groom to be, find everything you need to complete the preparations for your special day. For more information call (803) 786-1888 or visit https://bridecitybridalshows.com/.
March 24 – Taste of Lake Murray at the Doubletree Hilton on Bush River Road. Event will include local cuisine, food trucks, refreshments, and live entertainment. For more information call (803) 781-5940 ext. 3 or visit http://lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/events/a-taste-of-lake-murray.
March 25 – Harlem Globetrotters at the Colonial Life Arena. See these amazing athletes perform some of the best basketball skills you’ve ever seen. For more information call (803) 796-9053 or visit http://www.coloniallifearena.com/harlem-globetrotters.php?eventid=107&showtimeid=166.
March 26 – EdVenture Spring Carnival at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Event will include photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt in the museum, pet an animal at the petting zoo, and enjoy face painting, snowcones, popcorn, and carnival games. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/spring-carnival/?for=03-26-2016.
March 26 – Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center. Event will include an Easter Bunny costume contest, interactive games, cooking demonstrations, an edible garden workshop, face painting, vendors, refreshments, and more. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://twitter.com/letsmovecolasc.
March 26 – “Slope Valley and High Ridge Bluegrass Band” at the Haynes Auditorium in Leesville. Enjoy an evening filled with entertaining bluegrass music. For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.
March 28 – 31 – Spring Break Art Camps at the Columbia Art Center. Camp will include lessons in pottery, drawing, and painting and recycled art. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://columbiasc.net/news/021620161607-art-center-offers-spring-break-art-camp-.
March 28 – April 1 – Camp EdVenture – Spring Break at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. For kids ages 3 – 12, there will be a variety of camps available to keep your kids busy, happy, and learning during the day. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/programs/camps/.
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