ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 6/15/2016 through 7/5/2016

    June is a great time to get out and explore what our fabulous city has to offer. From the Lake Murray boat parade to the USA Bobsled and skeleton combined tests to arts and festivals.

     

     

    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/.

    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 –  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 June 18 –  “The Testament of Mary” at the Trustus Theatre.  This beautiful and exhilarating piece is performed by the Museum of Art with Mary presenting in the first person narrative her son’s final days.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 2 or visit https://trustus.org/event/the-testament-of-mary/.

    Through June 19 –  “Hansel and Gretel” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/2015-16-season/.

    Through June 19 –  Southeastern Piano Festival at various locations around Columbia.  There will be lots of music, with special guest “Sergei Babayan”, lectures, lessons, and more. For more information call (803) 777-1209 or visit http://sepf.music.sc.edu/.

    Through June 29 –  Wild Wednesdays at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Learn about the plants and animals of the park, with each week providing a different topic.   For more information call (803) 788-8332 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003448.

    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.

    Through July 29 –  Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park.  End your week watching a movie under the stars!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    Through August 7 –  “Daufuskie Memories” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Photographer Jeanna Moutousammy-Ashe captured African American life on this island, which until the early 1980’s was the last South Carolina sea island untouched by the outside world.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/daufuskie-memories.

    Through August 13 –  Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park.  The June 4th concert will feature “Second Nature” and “Ken Knox & Co.”.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/press-releases/052320161415-free-summer-concert-series-returns-to-finlay-park-june-4.

    Through 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/.

    June 15 –  “Jumanji” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man who was trapped in it for decades and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.  For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/jumanji/.

    June 15 –  “Chris Lane” & “Eric Paslay” at the Music Farm.  Enjoy an evening of country music at the WCOS Party at the Farm.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1195879-wcos-party-farm-columbia/.

    June 16 –  Sink or Swim Comedy Show at the Tapps Art Center.  This is a “no set list” and “no prepared material” show with comedians being given a random list of topics an hour before the show and they then have to present to the audience the jokes they’ve come up with.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/sink-or-swim-comedy-show-third-thursday-comedy/.

    June 17 –  Summer Movie Series: “Muppets Most Wanted” at Finlay Park.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 17 – 18 –  “Laundry & Bourbon” and “Lone Star” at the Village Square Theatre in Lexington.  These are two cleverly intertwined one-acts about life in small-town Texas.  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    June 17 – 18 –  “State Fair” at the Newberry Opera House.  This musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein is filled with nostalgia, energy, romance, and even heartbreak.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/All-Events_c_50.html.

    June 17 – 18 –  “DS” Sanders at the Comedy House.  Known as the Man of Many Faces, his performances are upbeat and interactive.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/darren-ds-sanders/.

    June 17 – 26 –  “The Curious Savage” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented by the Chapin Theatre, come see what happens when the Savage children put their step-mother in a sanatorium in order to inherit their fathers millions.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/chapin-theatre-presents-curious-savage.

    June 18 –  Super Hero Day at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Celebrate your favorite cartoon or real life super hero.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/super-hero-day/?for=06-18-2016.

    June 18 –  Sandhills Stroll at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Learn about this unique and delicate Carolina ecosystem.  For more information call (803) 788-8332 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003110.

    USA Bobsled and Skeleton Combined Tests

    June 18 –  USA Bobsled & Skeleton Combined Test at Owens Field Park.  If you think you have what it takes to be an Olympian, this is your chance, with past team members coming from various types of sports.  For more information visit http://www.teamusa.org/usa-bobsled-skeleton-federation/join-the-team.

     

    June 18 –  Shrimp & Grits Festival at the Columbia Marriott.  Find out who you think makes the best shrimp and grits in the area and have the opportunity to see guest judge, Marcus Lattimore.  For more information visit https://columbiashrimpandgrits.com/.

    June 18 –  Summer Concert Series: “The Root Doctors” at Finlay Park.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/press-releases/052320161415-free-summer-concert-series-returns-to-finlay-park-june-4.

    June 21 – 25 –  Miss South Carolina Pageant at the Township Auditorium.  Enjoy an evening of beauty and entertainment, while rooting on your favorite contestants.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.miss-sc.org/.

    June 21 – 25 –  Columbia Fashion Week at various locations in the downtown area.  This event will include parties celebrating the most stylish people in Columbia, fashion excellence, a kids runway show, student designers runway show, and more.  For more information call (803) 701-0172 or visit http://www.columbiafashionweek.com/.

    June 22 –  “David Nail” and “Drake White” at the Music Farm.  Enjoy an evening of fun, country entertainment from these talented musicians.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1195887-wcos-party-farm-columbia/.

    June 22 – 23 –  “Lav Luv” at the Comedy House.  Come out for an evening of laughter and fun.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/lav-luv/.

    June 23 –  “Post Pink”, “Flasher”, “lull”, and “Ossifrage” at the Tapps Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of electrifying music.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/concert-post-pink-flasher-lull-ossifrage/.

    June 24 –  Summer Movie Series: “Paddington” at Finlay Park.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a relaxing evening in the Park.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 24 –  Soda City Family Jam at the Music Farm.  Enjoy bands such as “Mountain Express”, “BOSSMAN”, “Jackaroe”, and more.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1177791-soda-city-family-jam-columbia/.

    June 24 – 26 –  “Corey Holcomb” at the Comedy House.  This comedian will surely tickle your funny bone.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/corey-holcomb/.

    June 25 –  “King James 1611 Boys” and “The Band Kelly” at the Haynes Auditorium in Leesville.  This 4th Saturday Bluegrass Series will present these great bands for an evening of fun entertainment.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    June 25 –  Car Day at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Sit in an antique car, learn about motors and gears, and enjoy car crafts, toy car races, and creative car fun!   For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/car-day/?for=06-25-2016.

    June 25 –  Midlands Family Expo at the Jamil Shrine Temple.  This free event will provide information on resources for families and children, to include safety, health & wellness, pregnancy, special needs, education, child care, and other and other family topics, with activities such as bouncy houses, stage shows, face painting, and more.  For more information call (803) 463-2712 or visit http://www.sunshinefamilyexpos.com/2016-midlands-family-expo.html.

    June 25 –  Ladies Only Twerkshop at The Dance Floor on Lady Street.  Experience the new hip-hop, dance hall, and afrobeats twerkout rocking the dance fitness scene worldwide.  For more information call (305) 801-7324.

    June 26 –  Celebration of Liberty at the First Baptist Church of Columbia.  Celebrate your holiday with this annual fun and thrilling Independence Day performance, including indoor fireworks, and a special tribute to the 100th anniversary of Fort Jackson.  For more information call (803) 256-4521 or visit http://fbccola.com/celebration-of-liberty/.

    June 29 –  “Chase Bryant”, “Locash”, and “Lauren Alaina” at the Music Farm.  This is sure to be a fun and entertaining evening of great country music!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1195889-wcos-party-farm-columbia/.

    July 1 –  Summer Movie Series: “Minions” at Finlay Park.  Bring the family out for a fun evening under the stars.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    July 2 –  Summer Concert Series: “Glenn Jones” at Finlay Park.  Come out for a fun and entertaining evening of R&B music under the stars.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/press-releases/052320161415-free-summer-concert-series-returns-to-finlay-park-june-4.

    July 2 –  Super Star Spangled Day at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States, each red, white, and blue cake, learn and sing patriotic songs, listen to Independence Day stories, learn the science behind fireworks, and participate in a parade around the museum led by Uncle Sam.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/star-spangled-day/?for=07-02-2016.

    Lake Murray Boat Parade

    July 2 –  Lake Murray Boat Parade and Fireworks at the Lake Murray Dam.  Enjoy the boat parade with the theme of “Salute our Troops” from the Lake Murray Dam as well as the fabulous fireworks display to end the day.  For more information call (803) 781-5940 or visit http://www.lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/events/columbia/Lake-Murray-Fireworks-Celebrations.

    July 3 –  No Limit Reunion Tour with “Master P” at the Township Auditorium.  Also performing will be “Mystikal”, “Mia X”, Fiend” and “Silkk”.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    July 3 – March 4, 2017 –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  One the first Sunday of each month, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences will have the opportunity to enjoy the museum in a safe and accepting environment and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=07-03-2016.

    July 3 –  Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra’s “Star Stangled Salute” at Saluda Shoals Park.  Celebrate your holiday with these amazing musicians as sun begins to set at this beautiful park.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/a-star-spangled-symphonic-salute-2016-07-03.

    July 4 –  Lexington County Peach Festival at the Gilbert Community Park in Gilbert.  Participate in the recipe contest or an art contest, watch the parade, enjoy entertainment on three different stages, enjoy peach products, and end the day with a fireworks display.  For more information call (803) 892-5207 or visit http://www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com/.

    July 4 –  Military Appreciation Day at EdVenture at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  All active military personnel and their families get free admission into the museum.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/military-appreciation-day-july-4th/?for=07-04-2016.

     

     

     

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