Activities in the Columbia Area

    Sundays –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  On Sundays one hour before opening, the museum will be open for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing difference’s to tour the museum and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016.

    Second Sundays – Main Street Civil Rights Walking Tour meeting at the African American History Monument of the State House Grounds.  This tour will take place every Sunday in February.  For more information call (803) 851-5064 or visit http://columbiasc63.com/category/events/.

    Second Sundays –  Stroll on Arsenal Hill at the Arsenal Hill Park Center on Lincoln Street with the tour beginning at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street.  Learn the significance of this neighborhood with its eclectic mix of architecture where the elites use to live during the war and African Americans lived through the 19th and 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/second-sunday-stroll-arsenal-hill.

    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.

    Tuesdays –  Second Shift Twosdays at the South Carolina State Museum.  The museum has extended hours with special after hours pricing.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/.

    First & Third Wednesdays –  Kids Cook at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children 6 – 10 years old will have a unique experience taking participants on an exciting journey of culinary arts partaking in food preparation and meal creation, while learning about nutrition. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/kids-cook-first-third-wednesdays/?for=04-20-2016.

    Thursdays –  City Roots Farmers Market at the City Roots Farm.  Here’s your chance to search for fresh local produce, fresh eggs, meats, cheese, and more, plus local music and food truck vendors!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.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.

    Thursday Nights –  Young Adult Shag Dance at Bill’s Music Stop on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn how to shag and then dance the night away.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html#.

    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/.

    Fourth Fridays –  Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Through the months of June, July, and August, the Museum will present a laser light show in the Planetarium with each show providing a variety of music.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    Saturdays – Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Join a volunteer naturalist for a fun walk along the boardwalk while learning about the diversity of wildlife and plants in the Park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=56C296E0-1DD8-B71C-07EB09DD87A17E5F.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours at the South Carolina State House on Gervais Street.  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.  Come early and learn two step, country dancing, or couples dancing (no partner required) followed by live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Saturdays –  Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Shop for local and regional foods, crafts, hot coffee, cold fresh lemonade, and even cooked food.  For more information visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through October 6 –  Therapeutic Painting Classes at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Each class of the series will teach you about color theory, painting techniques, and “special therapeutic exercises to deepen a sense of identify through art” so sign up for a class or plan to attend them all.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/saturday-therapeutic-painting-class-series-3/.

    Through October 7 –  “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Village Square Theatre.  This favorite story about the mean green monster plant will be one production you will not want to miss and you and the children are certain to enjoy!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://villagesquaretheatre.com/tickets.html.

    Through October 7 –  “Hairspray: The Musical” at the On Stage Productions in Lexington.  This is one of America’s favorite musicals, so don’t miss the chance to see it live and performed by talented locals!  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit http://www.onstagesc.com/Shows.html.

    Through October 7 –  “Things My Mother Told Me” at the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  A couple are moving in together in a new town and their parents arrive to help them get settled, and things get extremely hilarious, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy a chance to tickle your funny bone!  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit http://chapintheatre.org/2018/home.html.

    Through October 31 – Scarecrow’s In The Garden at the Robert Mills Gardens. Come out and see the scarecrows created by individuals and families, and if you wish to create one to place in the garden, contact the Historic Society at the information below prior to the Trunk or Treat on October 26th.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-10/scarecrows-garden-exhibit-opens.

    Through November 3 –  Dark Castle Haunted Attractions at 2076 Highway Church Road in Elgin.  There are three different opportunities to be frightened, so come check this attraction out!  For more information call (803) 309-5586 or visit http://darkcastlesc.com/.

    Through November 3 –  Deceased Farm at the Clinton Sease Farm.  If you enjoy being scared, be sure to pay this venue a visit . . . if you dare!  For more information call (803) 530-9434 or visit http://www.deceasedfarm.com/.

    Through November 4 –  “Dino Tales” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a show they will most certain enjoy filled with fun and educational dinosaur stories!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/dino-tales/.

    Through November 9 –  Young Artists Workshop at McMaster College on the USC Campus.  Children ages 5 to 18 will have a chance to learn about the world of art and expand their knowledge base about the various forms of art through hands on activities.  For more information send an email to yaw.usc@gmail.com or visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/visual_art_and_design/beyond_the_classroom/young_artists_workshop/index.php.

    Through November 11 –  Corn Maze at Clinton Sease Farm.  This year’s theme is the honey bee, so be sure to check the new maze out!  For more information visit http://www.clintonseasefarm.com/.

    Through November 23 –  Kids Corn Maze at Wingard’s Market.  Bring the little ones out for a small corn maze with the little ones in mind.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/kids-corn-maze/.

    October 3 –  Wild Out Columbia Improv Show at the Comedy House.  If you believe you have what it takes to be in comedy or just want to see what sort of talent we have in the area, come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 3 –  “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a 21st century detective portrayed by Harrison Ford as he hunts for a fugitive and his captivation with a mysterious woman.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/blade-runner-the-final-cut/.

    October 4 –  “Shovels & Rope” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Spend your evening enjoying some good ‘ole country music!  For more information visit call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/shovels-rope-the-senate-tickets/8617205?pl=tinroofAEG.

    October 4 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  If you have a talent you want to share or are just curious about the talent in the area, come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 4 –  Through Native Eyes: Artwork and Identify at the Columbia Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of storytelling, pottery and basket demonstrations, participate in a Friendship Dance, enjoying drumming with “Keepers of the World, and more so bring the family out for this fun and entertainment event. For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/through-native-eyes-artwork-and-identity/.

    October 4 –  “Finesse” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Take a break from your work week to enjoy live entertainment as well as food, beverages, and kids activities.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 4 –  Disney Junior Dance Party at the Township Auditorium.  Bring your kids out for a great time with this incredibly fun show!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 4 –  “The Travelin’ Kine” at the Vista After Five at The Tin Roof.  One of the areas favorite country bands, so come check them out if you haven’t seen them before while enjoying a fall evening in the outdoors!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    October 5 –  Moth Night at Granby Park on Catawba Circle.  Bring the kids out . . . or just bring yourself and learn about native moths, their life cycle, what they eat and how they benefit the environment.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    October 5 –  “Anthony Orio” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  This talented bluesy country artist will provide you with an enjoyable evening of great music!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    October 5 –  Tapp’s Spy Ball at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This exciting event will include live DJ Laser Tag, an Alternative Reality Scavenger Hunt, a DIY DDR Martini Bar, and hors d’oeuvres, so put on your secret agent attire and plans for an evening you won’t forget while supporting this great resource in the Columbia area.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/tapps-spy-ball-2018/.

    October 5 – 6 –  Congaree Swampfest at the Historic Harriett Barber House & Grounds on Barberville Loop on Friday and the Old Mt. Moriah Site on Old Bluff Road on Saturday, both in Hopkins.  This will be a weekend filled with great food, awesome music, and a whole lot of fun!  For more information visit https://www.congareeswampfest.com/.

    October 5 – 6 –  “Arsenio Hall” at the Comedy House.  One of America’s favorite comics has come to Columbia so plan to get your tickets now before they run out!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 5 – 13 –  “Shakespear In-Love” at the Drayton Hall Theater.  This production adapted by the Oscar winning film presents a poor struggling writer, Shakespeare, with writers block who meets a beautiful woman who inspires him and they fall in love, but she’s been promised by her father to another, but their love affair creates the setting for the story Shakespeare is writing, Romeo and Juliet.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/main_stage/shakespeareinlove.php.

    October 5 – 19 –  Nightmare Trail at 918 Shady Grove Road in Irmo.  What better way to enjoy the fright of Halloween than a creepy walk through the woods!  For more information visit https://nightmaretrail.com/.

    October 5 – November 3 –  “Silence! The Musical” at the Trustus Theatre. This unauthorized parody of Silence of the Lambs is a hilarious musical that is perfect for the Halloween season!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/silence-the-musical/.

    October 6 –  Backyard Saturday at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring the kids out and learn about nature through several activities and a walk through the Park.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturday.

    October 6 –  Teen Cooking Class at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Teens will learn the basics of how to create a dish in the kitchen!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/garden-programs.

    October 6 –  Soggy Doggy Day at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring your dogs out for a fun day on the Splash Pad!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/soggy-doggy-day.

    October 6 –  Paws in the Park at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring your dogs out for a fun 1.5 mile walk that will begin and end at the Splash Pad!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/paws-park.

    October 6 –  Create A Rope Bowl at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to create a rope bowl overlaid with fabric (you’ll need to bring a sewing machine).  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit h.

    October 6 –  Steak Supper Fundraiser and October Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midlands Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  Support this great resource in the area by enjoying a fantastic cube steak dinner followed by awesome Gospel music by Atkins Family and Children of the Promise.   For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    October 6 –  “Seventy Six and Sunny” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  Enjoy an evening filled with rock and roll by this very talented band!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    October 7 –  Peace in the Park at The Russell House on Greene Street on the USC Campus.  The Interfaith Partners of South Carolina and the Interfaith Initiatives of USC have come together to bring you 10 different religions in our area, with each presenting arts, crafts, games, dance, entertainment, nature walks, and even an art contest, so come out and enjoy a beautiful fall day that will not only be educational, but fun as well, For more information visit https://interfaithpartnersofsc.org/events/peace-in-the-park/.

    October 7 –  “Kerwin Clairborne” at the Comedy House.  Come out and filled your evening with some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 7 –  “A Night At The Symphony” at the Harbison Theatre.  This show presented by the River Community Foundation will showcase some of the best musical talent in the African American orchestral community!   For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/river-community-foundation-presents-night-symphony-featuring-orchestra-noir.

    October 7 –  JerryFest in Five Points.  This favorite annual event to honor the memory of the Grateful Dead is filled with good food, great music, artisans, and lots of family fun!  For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/events/Jerryfest.

    October 9 –  Songversation Presents: “Julia Beckham” at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy the chance to hear music by this talented singer, songwriter and rhythm guitar player.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-singer-songwriter-julia-beckham/.

    October 9 –  “Bye, Bye Germany” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Presented at 1946 in Frankfurt, a group of Jewish friends are trying to figure out how to raise the money they need to escape to America and the successful trade they create to do so.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/bye-bye-germany/.

    October 10 – 21 –  South Carolina State Fair at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  It’s that time again to plan for a trip to the Fair to enjoy fun rides, food, live entertainment to include Scotty McCreery and The Tempatations and the Four Tops, attractions to include animated dinosaurs and live animals, agriculture shows, art contests, and more!  For more information call (803) 799-3387 or visit https://www.scstatefair.org/sc-state-fair.

    October 11 –  Spirits Alive at Elmwood Cemetery.  Bring your flashlight and come out for a tour of the Cemetery by moonlight while costumed tour guides tell you stories of those who are buried here, with snacks provided and Halloween related activities included.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-10/spirits-alive.

    October 11 –  “Root Doctors” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Take a break after work and enjoy free live entertainment with food and beverages available and entertainment for the kids.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 11 –  “Lyle” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the haunting tale of a wife and mother who “is pushed to the mental brink” after the mysterious death of her daughter in this “contemporary rework of the motifs of Rosemary’s Baby”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/lyle/.

    October 11 –  “The Steep Canyon Rangers” at the Harbison Theatre.  This Grammy award winning group of musicians will provide you with a grest Americana Bluegrass show!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/steep-canyon-rangers.

    October 11 –  “Riley Green” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Come out and enjoy an evening of country music by this talented musician!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/riley-green-the-senate-tickets/8404895?pl=tinroofAEG.

    October 12 –  Historic Happy Hour: Yoga in the Garden at the Robert Mills House & Gardens.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-10/historic-happy-hour-yoga-gardens.

    October 12 –  Fall Firefighter Festival at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy music by Tokyo Joe with food available and learn about the Chavis House at the Burn Center in Augusta, GA named for the fallen local firefighter, Jeffrey Chavis.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 12 – 14 –  Oktoberfest Columbia at Incarnation Lutheran Church.  Enjoy a little German for the weekend with Oompah bands, bier gardens, great foods, and lots of other fun activities!  For more information call (803) 256-2381 or visit http://www.oktoberfestcolumbia.com/.

    October 12 – 14 –  “Bill Bellamy” at the Comedy House.  Spend some time this weekend enjoying some good fun and laughter with this very talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 12 – 14 –  Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival at the Richland County Main Library.  You’ll enjoy three days filled with 22 educational films that surround history and heritage that will most certainly enlighten you, so make plans now to attend!  For more information visit http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org/.

    October 12 – 31 –  Gilbert House of Terror at 739 Harley Taylor Road in Gilbert.  Halloween is upon us and it’s time to get your fright on, so come experience the terror of this SCARY local attraction!  For more information call (803) 892-5396 or visit http://www.gilberthouseofterror.com/.

    October 13 –  “Murders and Mysteries” Walking Tour of Lexington beginning at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Here is a chance to learn more about the history of the Lexington area, including ghost stories, murders, and other interesting events that occurred just in time for Halloween!  For more information call (803) 359-8369 or visit http://lexingtoncountymuseum.org/events/.

    October 13 –  Range 2.14 Oyster Roast Fundraiser at The Grove on Augusta (the old Harmon Tree Farm) in Gilbert.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with oysters, BBQ, beer, wine, music by Tokyo Joe, and even a silent auction, with proceeds to benefit the formation of a Warrior PATHH program to Lexington County to help local veterans and first responders struggling with PTSD.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/range-214-inaugural-oyster-roast-tickets-47138196615.

    October 13 –  Touch-a-Truck at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring the kids out to this fun event that will expose them to the world of firetrucks, tractors, and other commercial vehicles.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/touch-truck.

    October 13 –  “The Eyeslicer Halloween Special” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a series of short films that will give your Halloween season something to remember!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-eyeslicer-halloween-special/.

    October 13 –  “Tony Howards Motown Revue” (Rescheduled) at the Harbison Theatre.  Take a trip to the past in this show filled with some of your Motown all-time favorites to include Gladys Knight and Tina Turner!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/tony-howards-motown-revue-rescheduled.

    October 13 –  Fallen Firemen 5K starting on Ball Park Road in Lexington.  Spend a fall morning either running or walking in memory of fallen fireman Jeffrey Chavis with proceeds to benefit the Jeffrey Vaden Chavis House at the Burn Center of Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA that provides a place for family members to stay while their loved one is being treated at the Burn Center.  For more information visit http://fallenfiremen5k.com/.

    October 13 –  Love Your Birth! Birth and Baby Expo at the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center.  If you have a new little one on the way, here is a chance to see what birthing and baby products and services exist in the area!  For more information call (803) 306-3797 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/510438302661104/.

    October 13 –  Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K and 10K at the Spirit Communications Park.  This fund raiser will help raise awareness about breast cancer and to support the Palmetto Health Breast Center and those locally struggling to battle this horrible disease!  For more information call (803) 434-2898 or visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/TR/Events/General?pg=entry&fr_id=1140.

    October 14 –  “Shelter” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A Mosad agent is assigned as the “baby sitter” for a Lebanese informant in Germany who is recovery from plastic surgery in this “game of deception” although in the two weeks they are together, they form an unexpected bond and their fate changes in this suspenseful film!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/shelter/.

    October 14 –  “Above the Drowning Sea” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film recounts how the Chinese Consul to Vienna defies his own government and risks his own life to issue visas to Jewish refugees.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/above-the-drowning-sea/.

    October 14 – 17 –  “Double Durang: An Evening of One Acts by Christopher Durang” at the Lab Theatre.  Included in this production will be For Whom the Bell Tolls and Wanda’s Visit.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/lab_theatre/doubledurang.php.

    October 16 –  “An Act of Defiance” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of supporters face a death sentence for conspiracy by the apartheid South African government but a sympathetic lawyer risks his career and freedom to defend them.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/an-act-of-defiance/.

    October 16 –  “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented from the National Theatre Live in London, you’ll have a chance to see a wonderful performance on the Harbison Theatre large screen!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/cat-hot-tin-roof.

    October 17 –  Cabaret: Female Impersonator Show at the Comedy House.  This is guaranteed to be a great show, so don’t miss the chance to see it.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 17 –  Madhubani Painting at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn about this Indian art style that originally used nature to create the intricate designs.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/October%202018%20Workshops%20P1.pdf.

    October 17 –  “Coby” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This documentary tells the story of Suzanne who transitions into a man at the age of 23 and tells the story of not only his change, but the changes in his family and friends as well.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/coby/.

    October 17 –  “Modest Mouse” at the Township Auditorium.  Spend an evening enjoying some rock music by this talented musical group!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 18 –  The Great American Whiskey Fair at City Roots.  In attendance will be over 100 distilleries and bottlers and over 500 different varieties of whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes with BBQ available to fill your stomach before hand.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2018/9/27/the-great-american-whiskey-fair.

    October 18 –  “Tokyo Joe” at Vista After Five in the Vista.  Spend an evening in the beautiful outdoors as you enjoy fun entertainment by this favorite local band!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/265335690774298/.

    October 18 –  Sistercare Song Bird Café at the USC Alumni Center.  Spend an evening enjoying wonderful foods and spirits, followed by music by Larry Stewart, Tim Rushlow and Cody Webb with proceeds to benefit the shelters that house local domestic violence victims and their children.  For more information visit http://www.sistercare.org/event/16th-annual-sistercare-song-bird-cafe/.

    October 18 – 19 –  Haunted History Halloween Program at the Lexington County Museum Complex.  Visitors will enjoy a walk around the Museum to hear stories of yesteryear, as well as a chance to hear ghost stories and other strange historical stories from the area.  For more information call (803) 359-8369 or visit http://lexingtoncountymuseum.org/events/.

    October 18 – 21 –  Conference of the Urban History Association at several locations around Columbia.  More than 550 urban historians, writers, scholars and journalists will present on panels, roundtables, plenaries, and tours at this event.  For more information visit http://www.urbanhistory.org/Columbia2018.

    October 18 – 21 –  “Benji Brown” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from the stressors of life and enjoy at least one show of this amazingly talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 19 –  “Resurrection” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy music by the band Journey with this tribute band, as you enjoy a Friday night out!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 19 –  “Le Corsaire: A Classic Pirate Tale” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  You’ll take a pirate journey like no other in this beautiful ballet.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=619.

    October 19 –  “Newsboys United” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll enjoy an evening of inspirational music by this talented Christian group!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 19 – 20 –  Overnight in Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  Enjoy a night at the museum and enjoy the Wizard of Oz 4D Experience, a planetarium show, take a ghost tour, and more, with a pizza dinner and a continental breakfast in the morning.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/museum-of-oz/overnight-in-oz/.

    October 19 – 20 –  South Carolina Pride Festival and Parade on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  This weekend will be filled with a variety of entertainment, educational opportunities, and community outreach to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and those who support them.  For more information visit https://scpride.org/festival/.

    October 19 – 30 –  Boo at the Zoo at the Riverbanks Zoo.  Bring the kids out to enjoy trick or treating, enjoying the beautiful Halloween lights and displays, enjoy a marshmallow roast, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/boo-at-the-zoo.

    October 20 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Crooked Creek Park.  If you’ve been working on cleaning out odds and ends from your home, here is a chance to be a vendor to get rid of it, or just pop in and see what good bargains you can find!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale.

    October 20 –  “Edwin McCain” with “Prettier Than Matt” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Spend an evening enjoying music by this Greenville native and local favorite in a fun outdoor setting!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 20 –  Sewing Basics at the Columbia Art Center.  Bring your own machine and a project to work on and gain support on tackling the art of sewing in this informal class.   For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/October%202018%20Workshops%20P1.pdf.

    October 20 –  Mixed Media Jewelry at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn a variety of techniques to create jewelry to create beading and wire wrapping and take something home that you’ve created.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/October%202018%20Workshops%20P1.pdf.

    October 20 –  Ray Tanner Home Run at Founders Park.  This extremely popular event includes a 12K run, a 5K run/walk, and a 1 mile fun run with proceeds to benefit a number of great non-profit organizations in the area.  For more information visit https://www.raytannerfoundation.org/home-run.html.

    October 20 –  Fur Ball Moonlight Gala at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Spend an evening enjoying a cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more with proceeds to benefit the wonderful work of Pawmetto Lifeline.  For more information call (803) 465-9150 or visit http://www.pawmettolifeline.org/events/wwwpawmettolifelineorgevent/2018/10/20/furball2018/.

    October 20 –  Long’s Bar Stool Classic in Five Points.  If you enjoy golf or even putt putt and enjoy bar hopping, here is a chance to prove your skills at this 8-hole putt putt bar crawl to see if you can win the $500 with proceeds to benefit the Babcock Center Foundation.  For more information visit http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/events/10th-annual-long-s-bar-stool-classic.

    October 21 –  Lake Scare-o-Lina at the Jeep Rogers YMCA at Lake Carolina.  Bring the kids out for a fun family fall festival!  For more information visit http://www.lakecarolina.com/images/2018Events_Calendar.pdf.

    October 21 –  “The Last Suit” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  An aged master tailor is faced with spending his life in a retirement home after his children sell his home, and he decided he is going to take a journey with the last of his money to travel to his childhood home in Poland to deliver a suit to his childhood friend who saved his life during the Nazi occupation.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-last-suit/.

    October 21 –  Buddy Walk at Saluda Shoals Park.  This event is to raise awareness about and in support of those with Down syndrome with proceeds to benefit Family Connections of SC who supports families of those with Down syndrome.  For more information call (803) 252-0914 or visit https://www.ds-stride.org/columbiabuddywalk.

    October 21 –  “The Breeders” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Spend your evening enjoying great rock and roll by this talented band!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/the-breeders-the-senate-tickets/8584055?pl=tinroofAEG.

    October 23 –  “Scandal in Ivansk” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This eye opening documentary tells the story of why much of the nation of Poland won’t allow the use of the word “collaborator” to describe the Polish people who aided the Nazis and benefitted from the genocide of the Jews.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/scandal-in-ivansk/.

     

     

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