ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 7/15-8/4

    Wednesday July 15 through Tuesday August 4, 2015

     

    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 July 26 – “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It” at the South Carolina State Museum. This is the “people story” on the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/.

    Through July 31 – Prime Time in the Parks to be held at different parks in the Columbia area. This event is for Teens to give them something fun and safe to do during their time out of school. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs/youth.

    Through August 1 – “Dreamgirls” at the Trustus Theatre. Themed in the turbulent 1960’s, watch these African American singers wildest dreams come true. For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/.

    Through August 21 – “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come learn how President Lincoln used the Constitution in making the decisions he did regarding the Civil War. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/.

    Through August 23 – “Finding Freedoms Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come learn about the rich history of the freedman’s town of Mitchelville. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/.

    Through August 23 – “Tyrone Jeter: BLACK” exhibit at the 701 CCA on Whaley Street. Come view the artwork of this fabulous local artist. For more information call (803) 319-9949 or visit http://www.701cca.org/.

    Through August 27 – Five after Five Spring Concert Series on Thursdays at the Five Points Fountain. For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/880156158697413/.

    Exhibition In and Out of the WildThrough August 30 – Exhibition “In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art” at the Gallery West on State Street. 16 artists will display their art that will help the viewer to better understand their connection with animals. For more information call (803) 207-9265 or visit http://gallerywestcolumbia.com/event/exhibition-in-and-out-of-the-wild-animals-in-art/.

    Through September 5 – “McKissick and You: Collecting What Matters” exhibit at the McKissick Museum. Display includes a variety of items that have been collected to include an early Cocky costume. For more information call (803) 777-2521 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/mckissick-and-you-collecting-what-matters.

    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.

    Through September 10 – Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens on the 2nd Thursdays of each month. Come learn about one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the area. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours.

    Through September 11 – “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol ‘s Famous Faces” at the Columbia Museum of Art. Come view works from one of Americas greatest 20th Century artists. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/.

    Through September 20 – “The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come enjoy an adventure in the world of Mr. Potato Head. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through September 26 – Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia. On Saturday mornings, start your day by visiting this wonderful market full of local foods, produce, plants, crafts, and even entertainment. For more information call (803) 250-5801 or visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through October 2 – “Blooming Butterflies” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly and see more than 20 varieties native to the southeast. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through October 31 – “The Breman Town Musicians” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre. Join the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat and Rooster. For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit http://cmtpuppet.org/.

    Through December 15 – Hand Building Techniques at the Columbia Art Center. Come learn the basics of working with clay. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/hand_building_basics.pdf.

    Through December 20 – Dollar Sunday at Historical Columbia at the Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House. Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties can tour one of the historic houses (the Robert Mills House, the Hampton-Preston Mansion, or the Simms-Mann House) on the 3rd Sunday of the months for $1. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/dollar-sunday-admission.

    Through January 3, 2016 – “Military Cartography on the Western Front” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room. This exhibit includes original maps from WWI. For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibits/Pages/upcoming.aspx.

    Through February 7, 2016 – “Carolina Makers” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come see what people in South Carolina are making, such as instruments, furniture, metal, even clothing. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/carolina-makers/.

    Through March 6, 2016 – “Path’s of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. For more information call (803) 737-8094 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/.

    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/.

    July 15 – 16 – “Shawn Harris” at the Comedy House. Shawn is a 20 year veteran of the comedy world and received “The Best Comedic Performance in a Short Film” in 2009 at the Boston Comedy Film Festival. For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/.

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    July 15-18, 20-21, 23-31, August 1-3 –  Lexington County Blowfish Baseball at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium on Ball Park Road. Come out and support out local baseball team. For more information call (803) 254-FISH or visit http://www.goblowfishbaseball.com/.

     

    July 16-19, 20-24 – Carolina Soccer School: Residential and Team Camp at the University of South Carolina Honors Dorms. These camps are to help soccer players take their game to the next level. For more information call (803) 777-7829 or visit https://carolinasoccerschool.com/summercamps.php.

    July 17 – “Rio 2” part of the Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. There will be face painting, games, and more. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    July 17 – Happy Hour History at the Seibles House on Richland Street. Enjoy learning some history while enjoying socializing with others. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/happy-hour-history-seibels-house.

    July 17 – August 2 – “Mary Poppins” at the Town Theatre. Come out and enjoy this classic musical. For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/.

    July 18 – Bump Baby and Kidz Expo at the Trenholm Park Gymnasium. This expo is for pregnancy, baby, and kids. For more information call (803) 381-7733 or visit http://www.bbkexpos.com/.

    July 18 – Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival at the City Roots Urban Farm. Come out and sample heirloom tomatoes, tour the farm, enjoy great music, and local, tomato themed food. For more information visit http://tastytomatofestival.com/.

    July 18 – “Glen Jones”, part of the Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park. Vendors will be available to provide refreshments. Not pets please. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/headlines/060520151459-summer-concert-series.

    July 18 – Tree Sculpting Workshop at the Columbia Arts Center on Calhoun Street. Learn how to create a tree that you can place in your house. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/art_center_july_workshop.pdf.

    July 18 – 19 – Repticon at the Jamil Temple on Jamil Road. Come see some of the most beautiful snakes, lizards, and turtles and other exotic pets in existence, see a show to learn about a particular animal, and purchase one for yourself and/or supplies to keep one. For more information call (863) 268-4273 or visit http://repticon.com/columbia.html.

    July 19 – Carolina Bridal Showcase at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This one stop shop will have vendors selling gowns, and those to help you with flowers, cakes, honeymoons, pictures, and more to help prepare you for that special day. For more information call (803) 545-0000 or visit http://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/.

    July 22 – Mid-Summer Festival at the Lexington Presbyterian Church. Event will include food trucks, games for the kids, and music by Kelley McLachlan Douglas and Sandra McCracken. For more information call (803) 359-9501 or visit

    July 23 – Big Apple Dance at the Big Apple in Columbia. Come help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Apple, home of the “Big Apple Swing” Dance, with a variety of dancing and other events for the entire family. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/big-apple-dance.

    July 23 – “Search for a LullaBYE” at the Tapp’s Arts Center. This exhibit explores the feminine significance through histories, technology and fantasy. For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/searching-for-a-lullabye/.

    July 24 – “Ferngully: The Last Rainforest”, part of the Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. This animated movie is about a fairy who rally’s to protect her home from loggers and a malevolent pollution entiry. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/press-releases/071020151007-citys-annual-summer-movies-and-concert-series.

    July 25 – Basket Weaving Workshop to be held at the Edisto Discovery Park on Wiley Street. Participants will learn how to weave a Hearth Basket. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/art_center_july_workshop.pdf.

    Muisc artist James Taylor performs during a campaign rally for U.S. President Barack Obama at Elm Street Middle School October 27, 2012 in Nashua, New Hampshire. With ten days before the presidential election, Obama and his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are criss-crossing the country from one swing state to the next in an attempt to sway voters.
    Muisc artist James Taylor performs during a campaign rally for U.S. President Barack Obama at Elm Street Middle School October 27, 2012 in Nashua, New Hampshire. With ten days before the presidential election, Obama and his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are criss-crossing the country from one swing state to the next in an attempt to sway voters.

     

     

     

    July 29 – “James Taylor” at the Colonial Life Arena. Come out and enjoy the music of this this long known and well loved entertainer. For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/545.asp#.VaL0o_lVikp.

     

     

     

     

     

    July 30 – The Palladium Society’s Renovation Rodeo in the Arsenal Hill Neighborhood. Come enjoy a tour of this historic neighborhood and learn from a variety of individuals, including homeowners, how these historic buildings were renovated to stay true to their roots and history. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 115 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/renovation-rodeo-july-2015.

    July 30 – Farm to Gallery Makers Dinner at the South Carolina State Museum. Come enjoy this first of its kind event that will include locally grown produce, live entertainment, hand-made pottery dishes (which you can take home), and tables made just for the event, all in the middle of the “Carolina Makers” exhibit. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/farm-to-gallery/.

    July 31 – “The Croods”, part of the Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. This animated film is set in the historical Pliocene era with fictitious prehistoric creatures. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/press-releases/071020151007-citys-annual-summer-movies-and-concert-series.

    August 1 – Blythewood DOKO Rodeo at the Blythewood Community Park. Event will include Bull Riding, Barrel Racing as well as music, food, and rides for the kids. For more information visit http://www.blythewoodrodeo.com/.

    August 1 – Naturally You: Hair, Health, Fashion, and Beauty Expo to be held at The Medallion Center on Garners Ferry Road. Event will include seminars, demonstrations, and even a fashion show. For more information call (843) 793-8684 or visit http://eventful.com/columbia/events/naturally-you-expo-/E0-001-083808932-4.

    August 1 – Metal Jewelry 101 at the Columbia Art Center. Come learn the art of making metal jewelry. For more information call (803) 545-3043 or visit http://columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/art_centers_august_workshops.pdf.

     

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