Columbia, South Carolina has so much to offer this time of year. Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming and events are on the rise. There are events for children and adults with or with out children.
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.
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.
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 7 – “Kimi Maedas Ephemera Trilogy” at the Trustus Theatre. This trilogy, 6 years in the making, consists of three short solo performances that use innovative storytelling and ad amazing visuals to tell the artists bi-cultural story. For more information call (80 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/show/KimiMaedasTHEEPHEMERATRILOGY.
Through May – Solar Observing at the South Carolina State Museum. Weather permitting, 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.
May 4 – PechaKucha Night 7 at the Columbia Cowork (SOWO) on Gervais Street. This is a gathering of individuals from the areas Creative Industry with fun, drinks, and presentations by some of the most interesting individuals in the area. For more information visit http://soco-work.com/.
May 5 – Cinco De Mayo Harvest Dinner at City Roots. Two fabulous chefs will prepare a Farm-to-Table 4 course meal with wine and a complementary cocktail. For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-cinco-de-mayo-harvest-dinner-tickets-19583059458?aff=erelexpmlt.
May 5 – Ladies Night Out at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. The event will include a runway show, a live auction, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventuregno.com/.
May 5, 12, 19, & 26 – Rhythm and Blooms at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. Enjoy live entertainment at the new Waterfall Junction at the Zoo. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/rhythm-and-blooms.shtml.
May 6 – Angel’s Tea at the Columbia Museum of Art. Enjoy champagne, noon tea, and tasty refreshments, as well as enjoy a silent auction, all to benefit St. Lawrence Place. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit http://www.stlawrenceplace.org/event/angels-tea-silent-auction/.
May 6 & 8 – “Dear Mama” Murder Mystery Dinner at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Enjoy food and fun for Mother’s Day with door prizes being awarded and all Mother’s receiving a gift. For more information call (803) 363-7174 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dear-mama-murder-mystery-dinner-theater-tickets-24416137324.
May 6 – 28 – “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” at the Town Theatre. Moving beyond the television show to a time when Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a sweet, smart you man from a respectable family. For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/the-addams-family/.
May 7 – Rosewood Crawfish Festival on Rosewood Avenue with shuttle parking from the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. The event will include a 5K race, a carnival, an artist village, food, entertainment by Cowboy Mouth and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and much more. For more information visit http://rosewoodcrawfishfest.com/.
May 7 – 8 – Battle for Columbia at the Leatherneck in Gaston (1291 Valley Ridge Road). This living history event will give you an example of what the war between the States was like, while enjoying picnic food, viewing souvenirs for purchase, and enjoying a day of history and fun. through reenactments, For more information call (803) 206-8040 or visit http://www.wadehamptoncamp.org/bfc-event.html.
May 7 – September 30 – Blooming Butterflies at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Learn about the lifecycle of the butterfly and see a variety of beautiful butterflies in the butterfly house. For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/exhibits/seasonal/blooming-butterflies/.
May 10 – “Saving Abel” with “Smile Empty Soul”, “The Veer Union”, and “Kirra” at the Music Farm. Enjoy an evening of alternative and good old rock and roll! For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1105903-saving-abel-columbia/.
May 11 – “Brent Dennon” and “FireKid” at the Music Farm. Enjoy an evening with this folk and acoustic musician. For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1120577-brett-dennen-columbia/.
May 12 – Go Red for Women’s Luncheon at the Carolina Alumni Center on the USC campus. Enjoy lunch while learning about the heart disease, the number of one killer of women. For more information call (803) 806-3092 or visit https://www.facebook.com/MidlandsAHA/.
May 12 – 14 – South Carolina Poultry Festival on Main Street in Batesburg-Leesville. You will enjoy food, fun, music, crafts, and fireworks at this enjoyable festival that will include a chicken cooking contest. For more information visit http://scpoultryfestival.com/.
May 13 – Relay for Life of Lexington at Lexington High School. Come out and support the fight against cancer. For more information call (803) 457-6926 or visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16SA?pg=entry&fr_id=71080.
May 13 – “I Love the 90’s” Tour at the Colonial Life Arena. There will be performances from Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Color Me Bad, and more. For more information call (803) 576-9053 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/i-love-the-90-s.php?eventid=114&showtimeid=180.
May 13 – Arts and Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art. Enjoy live entertainment, craft beers from the Whig, enjoy DIY art projects, interactive art projects, a scavenger hunt, and more. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/arts-draughts-may-2016.
May 13 – 14 – Festival of Gardens starting at the Garden Club Council Building at Maxcy Gregg Park. The festival will start with refreshments and crafts/artisan vendors at the Park and the tour will be of 10 beautiful gardens in the Hollywood-Rose Hill, and Wales Garden neighborhoods. For more information call (803) 254-7595 or visit http://columbiagreen.org/.
May 14 – Midlands Mom’s ROCK! Expo at the Columbia Place Mall. This event celebrates the diversity of women with interactive demonstrations, presentations, and a vast array of vendors. For more information call (803) 381-7733 or visit http://www.midlandsmomsexpo.com/.
May 14 – Governor’s Cup Road Race starting on Main Street. Event will include a Main Street Mile, a Half-Marathon, a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a kids fun run. For more information call (803) 960-6202 or visit http://governorscupsc.org/index.html.
May 14 – The Gilded Gala at 300 Senate Street. This event, known as the “Largest Theatre Party in the State”, will include cocktails, delicious food, the awards given to the best theatre professionals in the State, ending the night with dancing. For more information call (864) 844-8111 or visit http://www.southcarolinatheatre.org/#!gala/cvrh.
May 15 – Jewish Unity Day at Chabad of South Carolina on Decker Boulevard. This will be a day of fun and entertainment by the acapella group, The Maccabeats. For more information call (803) 850-8018 or visit https://chabadofsccom.clhosting.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2688673/jewish/Jewish-Unity-Day-Featuring-the-Maccabeats/lang/en.
May 15 – That 70’s Super Showcase at the Music Farm. There will be a costume contest, a photo booth and more. For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1092003-that-70s-super-showcase-columbia/.
May 15 – WWE Live! At the Colonial Life Arena. Come out and root on your favorite WWE Wrestler. For more information call (803) 576-9053 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/wwe-live.php?eventid=117&showtimeid=184.
May 16 – South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Columbia Convention Center. This event celebrates those individuals who athletic talent and drive to succeed have earned them a place in athletic history. For more information call (803) 779-0905 or visit http://scahof.tripod.com/scathletichalloffame/id3.html.
May 19 – Evening of Hope at the Rivers Center at Saluda Shoals Park. This casual attire event will include local cuisine, refreshments, and entertainment by “The O’Kaysions Band.” For more information call (803) 957-1048 or visit http://www.cancerofmanycolors.com/an-evening-of-hope.html.
May 20 – “Jasmine and Jazz” at the Columbia Museum of Art. The Columbia Choral Society and Dick Goodwin’s band will present their 85th anniversary spring concert. For more information visit http://www.columbiachoralsociety.org/.
May 20 – June 4 – “The Flick” at the Trustus Theatre. Find yourself highly entertained by this Pulitzer Prize Winning play by Annie Baker. For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 2 or visit https://trustus.org/event/the-flick/.
May 21 – Mini Maker Faire at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. This family-friendly event celebrates those individuals who like to create, design, learn, invent, hack, think and play. For more information call (803) 673-2826 or visit http://www.makerfairecolumbiasc.com/.
May 21 – Columbia Black Rodeo at the Colonial Life Arena. You will see professional cowboys with phenomenal skills perform in categories such as bull riding, steer wrestling, bare back riding, calf roping, barrel racing, and team roping. For more information call (803) 576-9053 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/2nd-annual-columbia-black-rodeo.php?eventid=115&showtimeid=181.
May 21 – South Carolina’s Tour de Cure at the Robert Mills House on Blanding Street. Route distances in this event will include 100M, 65M, 35M, 15M, 4M family ride, and a 2M family walk. For more information call (803) 799-4246 ext. 3291 or visit http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=11033.
May 21 – Minecraft House of Code at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Embark on a Minecraft adventure using blocks of code to take a tour through the Minecraft world. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/minecraft-hour-of-code/?for=05-21-2016.
May 21 – South Carolina Cornbread Festival at the Spirit Communications Park on the old State Hospital Grounds. This event will provide you with an opportunity to try a variety of corn breads, participate in a corn hold tournament, participate in the cornbread cook-off, a Seniors area with dancing and music, and of course, lots of activities for the kids. For more information call (803) 786-7232 or visit http://www.sccornbread.com/.
May 21 – Midlands Farm Tour at a variety of farms in the Columbia/Lexington area. Visit an apiary, a goat farm, a winery, an heirloom tomato farm, and many more fabulous and exciting farms. For more information visit http://midlandsfarmtour.com/farm-tour/about-tour/.
May 21 – South Carolina Brewers Fest at Brick Works Park on Knox Abbott Drive. Celebrate brews with local brewers and brewers from around the State. For more information call (843) 410-8712 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/553971338109451/.
May 21 – Palmetto Patriots Ball at the Embassy Suites. This event in honor of South Carolinas military and veterans will include cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, entertainment and dancing. For more information call (803) 206-6088 or visit http://palmettopatriotsball.org/.
May 22 – Fifty Shades of Purple at the Eau Claire Print Building on Ensor Avenue. This is a benefit gala to benefit the Lupus Foundation and will include a dinner, cocktails, and live entertainment. For more information call (803) 271-0793 or visit http://www.lupuscsc.org/event/lupusbenefitgala/.
May 22 – Holistic Health Fair at Dawn of Your Wellness on Leaphart Road. The event will include energy healers and Bohemian crafts. For more information call (803) 210-8289 or visit http://dawnridge.massagetherapy.com/.
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