ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 6/28-7/18

    Wednesday June 28, 2017 through Tuesday July 18, 2016

     

    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 –  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.  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 June 29 –  “Paris Can Wait” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The wife of a successful but inattentive husband finds herself on a trip with a business associate of her husbands with the trip turning into two days of adventure, romance, and fun.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/paris-can-wait/.

    Through June 29 –  Summer Camps at City Root Farm.  Kids will have a chance to learn where there food comes from, make butter, make pickles, collect seeds, make ice cream from fresh eggs, and more!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/summer-camps/.

    Through July 1 –  “Rock of Ages” at the Trustus Theater.  This is a tale about the end of the 80’s on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, where an aspiring rock star meets a girl when foreign developers come to develop the Strip and they among others try to prevent the development, with rock songs by Journey, Bon Jovi, and more providing the answer. For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 1 or visit http://trustus.org/event/rock-of-ages/.

    Through August 11 –  Summer Camps through the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department.  A variety of camps is being offered to kids from ages 6 through 16, to include sports camps to adventure camps.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/summer_camp_2017.pdf.

    Through August 11 –  Summer Camps at the South Carolina State Museum.  There are a variety of camps for kids ages 6 through 11.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/summercamps/.

    Through August 18 –  Day Camps at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  There are a variety of camps for kids ages 3 through 13 with a variety of topics to choose from.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/education/day-camps.shtml.

    Through August 18 –  Summer Camp at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  These camps are for ages 4 through 12 and will focus on topics that may include cooking, space exploration, and even robots.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/programs/camps/summer-camp-2017/.

    Through August 26 –  “Xanthus Smith and Civil War Maritime Art” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  This amazing artists has earned a national reputation as one of the foremost military painters of the 19th Century with a focus on life in battle and at camp during the Civil War in South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit https://crr.sc.gov/exhibits?i=95.

    Through August 27 –  “Light Beings” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  The artist, Sana Arjumand, is a contemporary artist who presents to you a mystical and spiritual display of works through the use of birds to depict a metaphorical symbol of energy beings.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/light-beings.

    Through August 27 – “Retooled” at the Columbia Museum of Arts.  Local individuals are taking their tools and seeing what they can create with them.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/retooled.

    Second Thursdays through August –  Elmwood Cemetery Tours at Elmwood Cemetery.  These tours will teach you about the meaning of the etchings on the grave markers, as well as discuss the prominent South Carolinians who are buried here.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours.

    Through August 31 –  “Ron Rash Archive Exhibit: More than a Southern Author” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  For more information call (803) 545-0000 or visit http://www.columbiacvb.com/events/.

    Through September 2 –  “Little Red Riding Hood” at the Columbia Marionette Theater.  Enjoy great fun and laughter with this puppetry production.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/little-red-riding-hood/.

    Through September 4 –  “Savage Ancient Seas” at the South Carolina State Museum.  Go back to 80 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth and learn about those prehistoric animals that lived in the seas.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/ancientseas/.

    June 28 –  The Music Farm Fest at the Music Farm.  This is the Grand Finale and will be held at the Music Farm, with guests “V-Tones, Joy Pilots, and the Swamp Gypsies.   For more information visit https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1497910.

    June 28 –  “The Lego Movie” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this great family movie, learn about a Lego Construction worker who is recruited to help stop an evil tyrant from gluing the entire Universe into a state of stasis. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/lego-movie/.

    June 28 –  Traditional Beading/Mixed Media at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is your chance to try your hand at making your own piece of jewelry.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/jewelry_classes.pdf.

    June 28 –  “Easton Corbin” with guest “Dylan Scott” & “Mo Pitney” at the Music Farm.  With two number one singles, you are certain to enjoy this free country show!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1490972-easton-corbin-free-show-columbia/.

    June 29 –  “Mad Max: Fury Road: Black & Chrome Edition” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Years after civilization has collapsed, the enslaved apocalypse survivors attempted to escape in this black and white version of the film.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/mad-max-fury-road-black-chrome/.

    June 30 –  “Beguiled” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  During the Civil War, a young wounded Union soldier shows up at a Women’s College where the women have been sheltered from the outside world.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-beguiled/.

    June 30 –  “The Secret Life of Pets” at Finlay Park.  Kids should bring their favorite stuffed animal along for this fun evening!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events#Summer%20Movies%20Series.

    June 30 –  “Edwin McCain” at the Ice House Amphitheater.  One of South Carolina’s favorite local musicians has returned to Columbia so get your ticket now before they are all sold out.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/.

    June 30 –  “The O’Jays” with guest “Stephanie Mills” at the Township Auditorium.  Come out and celebrate the Big DM’s Independent Soul Festival with an evening of great entertainment.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    June 30 – September 17 –  “That 70’s Show: Cool Art from the Collection” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This show “draws on the amusing nostalgia for the “decade that time forgot.” For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/70s-show.

    July 1 –  Saxophonist “Dante Lewis”  featuring “David P. Stevens and Mike Stone” at Finlay Park.  Come out for an evening of music in this beautiful park which will be followed by a holiday fireworks display.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    July 1 –  Monthly Gospel Singing: “Forever Changed” & “Believers Quartet” at the Midlands Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  There is nothing like some good gospel music to build your spirits some come on out for this heartwarming event. For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://www.midgsc.com/concerts.

    July 1 –  4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray.  Enter the boat parade or be sure to be on hand to watch this amazing presentation and you certainly won’t want to miss the fireworks display that will be on both Spence Island and Dreher Island.  For more information visit https://www.lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/events/Lake-Murray-Fireworks-Celebrations.

    July 2 –  Carolina Celebration of Liberty at the First Baptist Church of Columbia.  This annual event is a wonderful way to celebrate this holiday as there is always a spectacular show!   For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistColumbiaSC/.

    July 2 – 3 –  “Sullivan’s Travels” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A successful director decides he wants to produce a film about the troubles of the downtrodden and chooses to experience poverty first hand by setting out in tramps clothes with only a dime in his pocket. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/sullivans-travels/.

    July 3 –  “246 Army Band” at the Ice House Amphitheater.  Celebrate the 4th holiday by coming out and listening to patriotic music and enjoying a night under the stars.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/.

    July 3 –  Star Spangled Symphonic Salute at Saluda Shoals Park.  Presented by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, you’ll enjoy an evening filled with Broadway hits, sing-a-long songs, and of course, patriotic music.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/star-spangled-symphonic-salute-2017-07-03.

    July 4 –  “The Torchlight Tattoo” at Fort Jackson’s Hilton Field.  The formal ceremony will include a cannon salute to every state and territory of the Nation, music by the 282nd Army Band, and a full 30 minutes of the most fabulous fireworks you’ve ever seen!  For more information visit https://www.army.mil/article/128936/fort_jackson_july_4_celebration_scheduled.

    July 4 –  Gilbert Peach Festival at the Gilbert Community Park in Gilbert.  At this exciting event you’ll enjoy a parade, a peach recipe contest, live entertainment on three stages, good food, and of course, peach ice cream ending the day with a great fireworks display!  For more information call (803) 892-5207 or visit http://www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com/.

    July 7 –  “Reform School Girls” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Jenny is sent to a women’s reform school and because of the evil warden and her “henchwoman” she plans to escape, but has to deal with Charlie, the bully.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/reform-school-girls/.

    July 7 –  “Sing” at Finlay Park.  Children will have the chance to do Karaoke before the movie!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events#Summer%20Movies%20Series.

    July 7 –  Crown Beat at River Bluff High School in Lexington.  Here’s a chance to hear some of the top drum and bugle corps in the world at this event that will absolutely amaze you!  For more information visit https://get.crowntickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=553.

    July 9 –  “North by Northwest”  at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/north-by-northwest/.

    July 9 –  “Cody Jinx” at the Music Farm.  You’ll want to come out and hear this amazing artist.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1471573-cody-jinks-columbia/.

    July 9 –  Harbison Half Marathon and 5K at Harbison State Forest.  This is just one of a number of trail races from around the State, giving Columbia a chance to show off this amazing forest in the City.  For more information call (803) 896-8890 or visit http://www.halfmarathons.net/south-carolina-xterra-harbison-half-marathon-5k/.

    July 10 – 14 –  Historic Columbia Summer Camp at the Robert Mills House.  Kids ages 8 to 12 will have the chance to learn about history through interactive activities and exploration.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/education/summer-camp.

    July 12 –  “As I Open My Eyes”  at the Nickelodeon Theater.  After the revolution of Tunisia, a young woman wishes to be a singer in a political rock band but her mother knows the dangers and tries to persuade her to become a doctor.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/as-i-open-my-eyes/.

    July 12 –  “The Iron Giant” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  An alien giant robot crash lands in a small town when a 9 year old boy fines him. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-iron-giant/.

    July 12 –  Traditional Beading/Mixed Media at the Columbia Art Center.  If you’ve had the desire to try your hand at jewelry making, this opportunity is a good place to start.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/jewelry_classes.pdf.

    July 13 –  Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets of the Grave Tours at Elmwood Cemetery.  Here is your chance to tour one of Columbia’s oldest cemeteries and learn about the last 160 years of history through gravestone markings and discussions about prominent Columbians who are buried in the Cemetery. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours?date=04/13/2017.

    July 14 –  “The Big Sick” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  When Pakistani comedian, Kumail, falls in love with a grad student, his life becomes complicated by the complications of his parents Muslim faith.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-big-sick/.

    July 14 –  Twilight in the Garden featuring “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Come out for a fun movie under the stars!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/media-center/releases-2017/0523.

    July 14 –  “Finding Dory” at Finlay Park.  There will be a scavenger hunt before this fun movie begins.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events#Summer%20Movies%20Series.

    July 15 –  Haynes Bluegrass at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  The bands playing at this event will be “King James 1611 Boys” and “New Bluegrass Gospel Connection”.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    July 15 –  “Ocean Breeze”  at Finlay Park.  Enjoy a fun evening under the stars with live entertainment in a beautiful location.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    July 15 –  “WONKAville” at the Town Theatre.  This fun event will allow kids to meet Willy Wonka, get a sneak peek at his chocolate factory, play pin the tail on the squirrel with Veruca, make a chocolatey treat with Gloops, and much more!  For more information call (803) 799-4764 or visit http://towntheatre.com/special-events/.

    July 16 –  “Easy Rider” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/easy-rider/.

    July 18 –  “The Adventures of Pricilla – Queen of the Desert” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  When a drag queen is asked to take his act on the road, he invites two of his closest friends, but when they learn why he took the job, it puts their friendship and their show in jeopardy.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-adventures-of-priscilla-queen-of-the-desert/.

     

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