ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 4/22-5/12

    Wednesday April 22 through Tuesday May 12, 2015

    The Three Musketeers

    Through April 25 – “The Three Musketeers” at the Drayton Hall Theatre on the University of South Carolina Campus. For more information call (803) or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/OnStage.

     

     

    Daily through June 7 – “Face Vessels: Archaeological Evidence of Face Vessels Manufactured in Old Edgefield, South Carolina” at the South Carolina State Museum. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/face-vessels/.

    Mondays 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 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.

    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.

    April 23 – Contemporaries Oyster Roast at the Columbia Museum of Art. Event includes beverages and live entertainment. For more information call (803) 343-2197 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/calendar?event=70123.

    April 23 – Wine, Women, and Shoes at Stone River in West Columbia. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. For more information call (803) 254-0118 or visit http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/columbiasc.

    April 23 – Roof Top Rhythms presents the “Root Doctors” on the roof at the Richland Mall. The events includes food, beverages, and activities for the kids. For more information visit www.forestacres.net.

    April 23 – 24 – McDaniels Golf Classic at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Ft. Jackson Golf Club. This event is put on by Palmetto Health to benefit the Cancer Center. The first day is an auction and reception with the 24th being the actual tournament at the Ft. Jackson Golf Club. For more information visit https://www.pinterest.com/phfoundation/23rd-mcdaniels-golf-classic-auction-and-tournament/.

    April 23 – 25 – Artista Vista to be held in the Vista area of downtown Columbia. Galleries will be open and offering beverages and hors d’oeuvres with live entertainment being provided along the route. For more information on the list of galleries and a map of those participating, visit http://artistavista.com/.

    April 24 – Wine Tasting at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Sample foods and entertainment will be provided. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/events/wine-tasting.shtml.

    April 24 – 2015 Midlands Senior Glitz and Glamour Gala at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. This event is for Seniors and their families to provide them an opportunity to “Walk the Red Carpet” and dance the night away with grace. The event is sponsored by Columbia College. For more information call (803) 939-3000 or visit http://www.columbiacvb.com/includes/calendar-of-events/2015-Midlands-Senior-Glitz-and-Glamour-Gala/45984/.

    April 24 – Happy Hubble 25 at the South Carolina State Museum. This event honors the Hubble’s contributions to science and will include life streaming from the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, evening observing, hands on activities, and more. For more information call (803)   or visit www.scmuseum.org.

    April 24 – Fight Like a Girl a formal event benefiting the South Carolina Oncology Associates Cares Foundation that supports breast cancer patients. The event includes live music, food, and more. For more information visit http://www.theta-tinis.com/fight-like-a-girl-benefit.php.

    April 24 – Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet “The Art of Dance” presented by the Columbia Music Festival Association, at the Township Auditorium. The event will be followed by the annual gala. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    April 24 – 25 – Sparkleberry County Fair at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center across from the Sandhills Mall in Northeast Columbia. This event not only provides modern day fun, food, and activities, but also provides an education into how things were done in the rural past. Come out and milk a cow or how mule plow a field. For more information call (803) 788-2010 or visit http://www.sparkleberrycountryfair.org/.

    2015 Garden SymposiumApril 24 – 25 – 2015 Garden Symposium to be held at the Robert Mills Carriage House. In addition to presentations by numerous gardeners and horticulturalists will be hands on activities. For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2015-gardening-symposium.

    April 25 – Walk MS: Modern Automotive Columbia at the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. Proceeds benefit those living with MS, their families, and further research to find a cure. For more information call (704) 943-2334 or visit http://walknct.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=25212.

    April 25 – March for Babies at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. For more information visit www.marchforbabies.org or www.marchofdimes.com/southcarolina.

    April 25 – Kids Day of Lexington to be held at Virginia Hylton Park in Lexington. For more information visiti http://www.lexingtonkidsday.com/.

    April 25 – Heart and Sole Women’s 5 Miler to be held at Finlay Park. The event is for women by women to educate women of all ages on the #1 killer of women, heart disease. For more information call (803) 731-2100 or visit http://www.heartandsolerun.com/index.html.

    April 25 – Party for the Planet, an Earth Day celebration at the Riverbanks Zoo. For more information visit www.riverbanks.org.

    April 25 – Astronomy Day at the South Carolina State Museum. Event includes solar observing and astronomy activities throughout the day for the entire family. For more information visit www.scmuseum.org.

    April 25 – Scout Saturday at the Riverbanks Zoo. Scouts can earn credits toward badge requirements, achievements, and electives with the event including up-close encounters with animals, games, and more. For more information visit www.riverbanks.org.

    April 25 – “The Frog Princess” at the Columbia Marionette Theater. For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit www.cmtpuppet.org.

    April 25 – Mother-Son Bowling Night at Anchor Lanes. Evening includes two games of bowling, a pizza dinner, a memory photos, and a goody bag. For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit www.icrc.net.

    April 26 – South Carolina Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival at the South Carolina Farmers Market. For more information visit http://www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/#!south-carolina-festival/c1f6w.

    April 26 – “Concertos & Cupcakes” by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College in Irmo. For more information call (803) 400-3540 or visit www.lmso.org.

    April 26 – Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet “A Salute to the Silver Screen” at the Township Auditorium. The events is presented by the Columbia Music Festival Association. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    April 26 – Dinner on Main, sponsored by the Farm to Table Event Company, will be held in the middle of Main Street in downtown Columbia. Event includes a four-course meal preceded by cocktails. For more information visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-harvest-dinner-dinner-on-main-tickets-14201427853?aff=es2.

    April 27 – “Art and Craft: What’s It Take To Catch A Fake” at the Nickelodeon Theatre. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/art-and-craft/

    .April 28 – Chamber Music on Main at the Columbia Museum of Art. For more information visit www.columbiamuseum.org.

    April 28 – Second Shift Twosday at the South Carolina State Museum. For more information visit www.scmuseum.org.

    April 28 – 30 – “The Hunting Ground” at the Nickelodeon Theatre. The film exposes the vast number of rape crimes that occur on U.S. College campuses, the institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll on the students and their families . For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/.

    April 28 – 29 – “Camelot” presented by Broadway in Columbia at the Koger Center for the Arts. For more information call (803) 251-2222 or visit http://www.broadwayincolumbia.com/.

    April 30 – “Florida Georgia Line: Anything Goes Tour” at the Colonial Life Arena. For more information call 9803) 576-9200 or visit http://www.coloniallifearena.com.

    April 30 – Loading Dock Life with “The Finess Band” at the Township Auditoriums Loading Dock. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    May 1 – “The Friendship: No Fear for Freedom” at the Township Auditorium. The event is presented by the Renaissance Foundation. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    May 1 – 3 – Love for a Cure Tennis Tournament at the Lexington County Tennis Complex in Lexington. For more information call (803) 957-7676 or visit http://www.cancerofmanycolors.com/love-for-a-cure.html.

    May 2 – Doll & Toy Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia. For more information call (803) 783-8049 or visit http://www.knightshows.com/Columbia_Doll_Show.html.

    May 2 – Step into Spring Craft Show Extravaganza at Lexington Middle School in Lexington. Includes over 40 different crafters and vendors. For more information call (803) 553-4912 or visit http://midlandcrafters.wix.com/spring-craft-show.

    May 2 – “The Frog Princess” at the Columbia Marionette Theater. For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit www.cmtpuppet.org.

    May 2 – Relay for Life of Lexington at River Bluff High School. For more information visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=65067.

    May 2 – Midlands Strides for Autism at Saluda Shoals Park in Lexington. For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://scautism.org/event/strides-midlands-2015/

    Crawfish FestivalMay 2 – Rosewood Crawfish Festival on Rosewood Drive in Columbia. The event begins with the Crawdaddy Dash 5K Run/Walk, and includes a carnival, an artist’s village, cross-fit demonstrations, lots of music, food, and refreshments. For more information visit http://rosewoodcrawfishfest.com/.

    May 3 – The Big Nosh: A Jewish Cultural Festival at 6719 North Trenholm Road. Try some delicious food, enjoy some fun dancing, as well as entertainment at this educational event about the Jewish Culture. For more information call (803) 787-2182 or visit http://www.bignosh.org/.

    May 5 – “Dancing With the Stars”, presented by Lexington School District One Educational Foundation, at the Township Auditorium. For more information visit www.dancingwiththestarslexington.com.

    May 6 – Gladys Gang: Magical May at the Columbia Museum of Art. Create a May flower-inspired salt painting. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit www.columbiamuseum.org.

    May 7 – Rhythm and Blooms at the Riverbanks Botanical Gardens. Includes entertainment and local artists. For more information visit www.riverbanks.org.

    May 8 – 9 – Festival of Gardens, a tour of 12 private gardens in the Wildewood neighborhood on the northeast side of Columbia. Types of gardens will include modern, traditional, Asian, and English. For more information visit http://columbiagreen.org/news/indexgardentour2015.html.

    May 9 – 5K Race for Fido at Saluda Shoals Park. Bring your favorite 4 legged friend to share the event with. Proceeds from the event go to F.I.D.O. Dog Shelter. For more information visit http://fidosc.com/5k-race/.

    May 10 – Sponge and Stencil at the Columbia Museum of art. Create a sponge-painted masterpiece on paper as inspired by Bunzlaur pottery. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit www.columbiamuseum.org.

    May 10 – “Fantasia & Keith Sweat” at the Township Auditorium. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

     

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